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I expect to get blasted off the site for this one, but here goes: How many of you are neat freaks and spend about 4 hours to wash and detail your truck...every week? I do this usually every weekend. Problem is, I don't stop at just washing and drying my truck. I clean the fenderwells and apply Armor All to all of the plastic surfaces inside the wheel wells. I use Black Magic on all of the black trim pieces. I shine my tires (I use Black Magic Tire Wax Gel; it doesn't spin off and it lasts for weeks). I even open the hood and shine up everything under there; hoses, engine cover, air box, everything that I can get some Armor All on. I know that I'm mentally disturbed when it comes to my truck looking good, but I was just curious to see if I'm the only one. Anybody else care to 'fess up?
 

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"Hi everyone, my name is Caltitan, and I too am a carwashaholic..." Actually, I only spend about one hour washing the exterior and wiping down the interior. If I wax, then another hour. Now I'm not a psychiatrist, but you my friend may definitely have a compulsive disorder. :lol:
 

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I just spent about 5 hours getting my old altima ready to be sold, that's the worst thing, detailing a car for someone else.

What do you use for your dash and interior plastic? I used to use amorall but it leaves that oily residue. Yesterday I bought some black magic dash proctectant, anybody use it yet?
 

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No, I don't have a disorder, CalTitan. At least none that I'll admit to! No, my friend, it's just a product of spending so many years on Navy ships; you spent 24 hrs a day on them out at sea, so you took care of your home. I think it all boils down to one thing: pride of ownership. There are so many trucks out here that are always covered in mud and look like they haven't been cleaned in years. I always attain a slight bounce in my step when I'm cruisin' in my truck and it's the cleanest, best looking vehicle on the road. Makes me feel good, ya know?
aaronsl2766, I use Meguiar's Clean, Shine and Protect on my dash and interior trim. Shines nice and after it dries it doesn't leave fingerprints when you touch something.
 

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I wash my wheels weekly (darn brake dust) and the front of my truck (darn bugs). but I only do a complete wash&wax about once every two weeks. Only reason I do the wheels and face weekly is to avoid the dust and bugs to pit and damage the surfaces.
 

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I am NOT anal about keeping my truck clean.....just DON'T ask my wife! :oops:
 

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Long time use of the product. Before I moved to Utah, I lived in Florida and didn't have to worry about washing off an inch of desert crud every few days. I went for 2-3 weeks at a time between shining my tires in FL. Out here, because of the dusty/dirty conditions, I use a tire brush to clean the tires real good, and then apply a thin coat of the gel. Thought you'd busted me for fibbin', didn't ya? I don't do that (get busted, I mean)!
 

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When my life is not turnd upside down like it has been for the past few months, I will wash my truck EVERY weekend. I spend about 2 hours for inside/out cleaning with wax. I am ashamed at the moment because my Titan looks like SH#T right now. :oops: I hope to get it clean this weekend. It is going to take more than 2 hours for sure!!!!!!! :(
 

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When my life is not turnd upside down like it has been for the past few months, I will wash my truck EVERY weekend. I spend about 2 hours for inside/out cleaning with wax. I am ashamed at the moment because my Titan looks like SH#T right now. :oops: I hope to get it clean this weekend. It is going to take more than 2 hours for sure!!!!!!! :(
Hang your head K9! Shame, Shame, Shame! :wink:
 

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Not me, no sir....
Haven't washed my truck one time.
Don't want to remove the protective dust layer.

Will these things fit through a typical carwash if you fold the mirrors in? Maybe I'll try it this week, or next week, or when it quits raining.....
 

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I wash it every week. I top it with Trade Secret wax.
 

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Anyone wanna wash and wax my truck?
I have a boat that could use it too :wink:
 

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Well...

Well I finally broke down and washed the truck. I think I might have missed a spot. Might have to do it again... is this how it starts? First one wash then you can't seem to stop? I sure hope there is a cure :lol:
 

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I washed my truck 1 or twice a week. It is a pain in @$$ to park my truck outside and it is black.

All my cars are black color. After spending $200 to research with is the best wax, I found 3M wax is the best one for your money. You can get it at any pepboys

http://www.digitalriver.com/dr/v2/ec_MAIN.Entry10?V1=267757&PN=1&SP=10023&xid=28181&CID=0&DSP=&CUR=840&PGRP=0&CACHE_ID=175299

I never use this one but it sounds very good:

http://www.digitalriver.com/dr/v2/ec_MAIN.Entry10?V1=267744&PN=1&SP=10023&xid=28181&CID=0&DSP=&CUR=840&PGRP=0&CACHE_ID=175299

More 3M detailing products:

http://www.digitalriver.com/dr/v2/ec_MAIN.Master
 

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Tyltan, how about posting your info over in "Good, Bad, Ugly" section, give your thoughts and opinions on the different products. Could be a real help to someone!
 
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