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Old 09-19-2017, 07:24 PM
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Just washed Big Gold Truck and I am spent. Got all the Irma grime off, brake dust off, and Absorber dry with Turtle wax as you dry spray (Wally World doesn't carry Eagle Wax as u dry my all time favorite any more). Wax as u dry after all washes over a coat of Rejex applied week one. Had 99.5' CC 4X4 7.3L and 02' X 7.3L 4X4 at same time and used to wash them both at the same time same procedure, but this truck just kicked my butt tonight.....must be getting old or fatigue from pre-post Irma. Anyone else getting tired washing these?
 
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:56 PM
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What? We gotta' buy 'em, feed 'em, insure 'em and maintain 'em! Are you sayin' we gotta wash 'em, too? Never ends, does it?
 
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:11 PM
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Coming from a younger guy.... You're not wrong. There's just a boat load of truck to wash. I just waxed mine last weekend with a Carnuba Polymer wax, really kicked my a s s.
 
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Just washed Big Gold Truck and I am spent. Got all the Irma grime off, brake dust off, and Absorber dry with Turtle wax as you dry spray (Wally World doesn't carry Eagle Wax as u dry my all time favorite any more). Wax as u dry after all washes over a coat of Rejex applied week one. Had 99.5' CC 4X4 7.3L and 02' X 7.3L 4X4 at same time and used to wash them both at the same time same procedure, but this truck just kicked my butt tonight.....must be getting old or fatigue from pre-post Irma. Anyone else getting tired washing these?
Washing my truck in 91 degree weather with high humidity will kick anybody's butt. Wax job will wait until November when temps may drop down a bit. I'll be 70 in November so yes these large trucks will wear you out! So glad I bought the easy to maintain White Gold.
 
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Has anyone tried these new foam cannons on their truck? Curious to know if they work.
 
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My last detail turned into a two day event. Made the mistake of starting the brews before the task at hand was complete. Used to be able to power through that in my younger days but evidently not any more. I'm 59 so I guess I am getting old, but it beats the alternative.
 
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Coming from a younger guy.... You're not wrong. There's just a boat load of truck to wash. I just waxed mine last weekend with a Carnuba Polymer wax, really kicked my a s s.
i haven't had the motivation to wax mine yet....i'm coming from 6 years of waxing a white crew cab titan. These fords have a TON of sheetmetal lol. i'm only (?) 27 lol.

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Has anyone tried these new foam cannons on their truck? Curious to know if they work.
apparently they are awesome, especially when used with pressure washers. personally buying a new long handle brush a couple times a year is good enough for me though.
 
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Guess I'm getting old because I think these new SD's are too tall and mine is the first truck that I have ever lowered from the factory. And yes I get tired of washing mine all the time but I've always done it so for me it's just part of my truck life.
 
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I've had good luck using this concentrate wash & wax. I use a designated bush and sponge to wash and then clean towels to dry.




 
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My last detail turned into a two day event. Made the mistake of starting the brews before the task at hand was complete. Used to be able to power through that in my younger days but evidently not any more.
I've made that mistake more then once!! Hope everything is OK after the storm...looks like Puerto Rico is getting ready to get hammered from Cat 5 Maria. Took a ride to Lafitte this evening and ended up buying 100 lbs of shrimp for the family.
 
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Having a topper makes it that much worse. A lot more paint to wash and wax. and more windows to keep clean. And yes I need a new picture
 
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Originally Posted by dbraynor View Post
Just washed Big Gold Truck and I am spent. Got all the Irma grime off, brake dust off, and Absorber dry with Turtle wax as you dry spray (Wally World doesn't carry Eagle Wax as u dry my all time favorite any more). Wax as u dry after all washes over a coat of Rejex applied week one. Had 99.5' CC 4X4 7.3L and 02' X 7.3L 4X4 at same time and used to wash them both at the same time same procedure, but this truck just kicked my butt tonight.....must be getting old or fatigue from pre-post Irma. Anyone else getting tired washing these?
You are in good company my friend. Just washed the 450 with tow body, next time I may have to borrow son's man lift, sure would make it easier to reach some of it, and at 77, well, lots of washing experience does not make it easier.
 
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I've made that mistake more then once!! Hope everything is OK after the storm...looks like Puerto Rico is getting ready to get hammered from Cat 5 Maria. Took a ride to Lafitte this evening and ended up buying 100 lbs of shrimp for the family.
We are fine, no damage to anyone or property. Just made a mess and we have 3 or 4 more trees leaning over we need to get removed. Lost power for 4 days (6 last year after Matthew). I missed going to Barataria this year but counting my blessings after dodging another storm bullet. I think I'll move to Idaho!
 
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I wash mine weekly and yes, it will wear you out. The worst part for me is moving around the 6' ladder. I'm 6' tall and can't reach half of the wash area and drying the truck is usually where I get "dang, almost done" thoughts.

If you wipe/clean all the doors, doorjams, kick panels, tailgate sides you're doing a 1.5 hour washing.

Waxing takes me an entire day.
 
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Washing my F-350 is indeed tiring. Driving to the car wash, running the vacuum for no more than a minute, removing the antenna, relaxing while the truck is moved through the car wash and then - gasp! - hitting select spots with the drying towel and putting the antenna back on. It's enough to wear a man out.

Seriously, the local car wash does a great job. Their underbody blaster gets the underside far cleaner than I could with just a hose. The water here is quite hard so it is difficult for me to wash the vehicle and not get spots. The car wash results in no spots.

Detailing with clay bar, polish and wax is a different matter. I do that myself and that is indeed a lengthy task.
 

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