What kind are you? 1. Unlimited washes at the quick quack 2. Wax twice a year 3. Ceramic isn't good enough

What kind of Tremor washer are you?

  • I keep 'er clean with a subscription to the local mechanical car wash.

  • I wash it by hand and wax it twice a year

  • Ceramic wasn't good enough, and my wash protocol is 10% of the truck price


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joshdangit

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Given that each of us spent a small fortune on this truck, i think most of us fall into one of these categories:
1. It's a truck and i want it to look good, but it's a truck. (if you have a weekly subscription to a mechanical car wash like Quik Quack, this may be you)
2. I'm going to take reasonable precautions to keep this trucks paint in good order, so i'll hand wash it and wax it twice a year and park a few rows out when i go to the store (if you have considered a ceramic coating, but struggle with the price, this may be you.)
3. You're a freak. You want to be ok with ceramic coating but you understand the downfalls and choose to go full PPF, with ceramic coating on top of PPF. You watch obsessed garage on YT, you own a kranzle pressure washer and PF22 QD funnel. (if this is you, you know this is you)
 

MPTxTremor

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Almost 9k miles. I think I’ve driven through a car wash twice ha. It gets covered in dust daily at work
 

soop

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Squarely #2, except wax once a year.

I used Griot’s Ceramic 8 months ago, just washed today and it’s still performing as well as day one. It’ll easily last until Spring at this point.

California weather helps.
 

DIG

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#2 kinda. Wash it manually at the car wash (no automatic) maybe once a quarter and wipe it down with a microfiber cloth. Almost had it a year and still haven’t waxed it but need to.
 

Longrangehunter

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Run my trucks through the wash a couple times a week. They also have free vacuums, compressed air, glass cleaner, leather cleaner, rags, etc.

I can be showroom clean in 10 minutes, a hell of a lot faster and easier than dragging all the shit out to the driveway. Some people get their panties in a bunch about the micro-scratches to the clear coat, but the fiber they use on the carwashes these days is much better than it used to be - a clay bar can take care of those if you're that worried about it. I'm not.
 

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I’m kind of #2? Wash it periodically at home, but with a pressure washer and brush on a stick. Then pay a professional to give it a proper wash and wax, as well as interior detail, once a year.
 

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Vecman

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It is a freakin truck, but that’s not an excuse to have a dirty truck, inside or out. I go through washes often, but try to have it detailed/waxed once a year, same with the rest of our cars. Pride of ownership applies to all my vehicles, tools, home, etc.
 

TJ Carr

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Meh, it’s a truck, ya drive it, live in it, play in it, drive it thru the car wash a couple three times a month, have it detailed/clayed & waxed once a year & the inside steam cleand at the same time

Want it looking good, keeping the undersides clean and washed out so the salt/sand & other crap on the roads does not accumulate, but in the end, it’s just a truck ;)
 

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You guys wash your trucks? In all seriousness I've yet to wash the truck. My last truck I would average once every few month. However, I do vacuum the interior and clean the leather often.
 

sillawydna

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For me it’s once a year whether it needs it or not, but it rains 9 months of the year here so a wash would be a complete waste of time.

Seems people in sunny states such as Texas and SoCal are most obsessed with clean vehicles, which I’ve never understood. Wouldn’t your time be better spent in the pursuit of adventure instead of washing your truck and putting a cross-hatch pattern in your lawn with with your mower twice a week?

Only really good reason I can think of for constant washes is road salt, if you live in that environment.
 

Mongo

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Wash and wax spring and fall. Manual car wash in between. I laugh at the clean freak nuts, so much money invested into care, after 6-7 years that could pay for full paint.
 

soop

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For me it’s once a year whether it needs it or not, but it rains 9 months of the year here so a wash would be a complete waste of time.

Seems people in sunny states such as Texas and SoCal are most obsessed with clean vehicles, which I’ve never understood. Wouldn’t your time be better spent in the pursuit of adventure instead of washing your truck and putting a cross-hatch pattern in your lawn with with your mower twice a week?

Only really good reason I can think of for constant washes is road salt, if you live in that environment.

Can’t be on an extreme adventure all of the time. But can’t sit still the rest of the time either when it’s sunny 11 months out of the year.

Car washing, pasture mowing, driveway grading, log splitting, oil changing, machine greasing, etc, are the types of quick chores that I, for one, find a lot of pleasure in completing.

I’d take them over golf any day.
 

sillawydna

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Can’t be on an extreme adventure all of the time. But can’t sit still the rest of the time either when it’s sunny 11 months out of the year.

Car washing, pasture mowing, driveway grading, log splitting, oil changing, machine greasing, etc, are the types of quick chores that I, for one, find a lot of pleasure in completing.

I’d take them over golf any day.
Ha, nothing looks sillier than a grown man in a PING hat!
 

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My avatar is my 99 F250, 7.3 diesel, 6 speed manual shift which you can see is very clean and shiny. But it's not always this clean. I bought it new in 99, still own it. However, I use it as a truck as well, hauling junk, pulling a boat, hauling rafters out of the river, camping, a little adventurous off road, (not quite like the stuff I see in the forum :rolleyes:) I've used it in the mud, rain, dust, only occasional snow, I've banged it up a couple of times, always repairing it as soon as possible afterwards, replaced parts including bumpers, most every other moving part below the cab, bought virtually every tool I need to do major repairs, had it painted recently as the paint started to fade and peel, I use it and I really enjoy taking it on long trips. But when I'm all done treating it like a truck, I clean it up. I intend on doing this with the Tremor as well. I hope it also looks that good in 20 years.
 

VB!

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The semi-automated car wash near the house gives you 20 washes and 1 drive through waxing for $34 a month. I do a proper wax every few months.

Time availability dictates its this or it doesn't get washed. That's just reality. Who really has time for a couple of mid week washes? I even work a bit in it while it takes its ride through the tunnel.

Side benefits??? That place gets soap everywhere including under the hood. It doesn't do a good job of getting it off the engine. Once every few months I spray the engine down with the hose when I check on things and wax the truck. The engine is clean.

We also found that the cars that go through the wash have no evidence of critter damage while those that don't have evidence of critters and squirrels hiding out in them. It must be the smell of the soap that keeps them away.
 

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I have the quick quack but I also wax and detail my truck. I hate a dirty vehicle. I even bought a covercraft for when I’m not going to drive her for a day or two.
 
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