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How Often do you Wash your Truck?

Discussion in 'The Weekly Poll' started by Ed HD, Nov 16, 2013.

How often do you wash your truck?

  1. Weekly

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  2. Every-other week

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. Monthly

    7 vote(s)
    18.9%
  4. When I can't see out of the windows because of crud

    11 vote(s)
    29.7%
  5. Other (do tell!)

    15 vote(s)
    40.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Ed HD

    Ed HD Formerly: Dad's 05 LLY

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    Lakeville, Minnesota
    Simple as that! How often do you wash your truck? Which truck, that's up to you (made multi-vote, for all your trucks!).
     
  2. ak diesel driver

    ak diesel driver 6.5 driver

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    alaska
    hardly ever. between the rain and the snow it keeps most of the big chunks off and the rest of the time (when it's dry) is too short to bother
     
  3. DieselCash

    DieselCash Trust but, verify Staff Member Moderator

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    May 29, 2008
    Salado, Texas
    I wash my truck very 6 months to a year.
     
  4. saratoga

    saratoga Unpaid Help Staff Member Moderator

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    May 3, 2008
    Lithia, FL
    Usually once a week.
     
  5. swinters

    swinters Member

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    May 7, 2013
    Western WA
    I wash my 07 GMC every other week and do a full detail, inside and out, twice a year. My 84 Chevy CUCV is camouflage and usually has the camper on it, so just gets the mud knocked off within a day or two of getting home from each trip. The Suburban - well, I don't remember the last time it was washed...
     
  6. tanman_2006

    tanman_2006 Just a farm kid...

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    Feb 15, 2010
    Seiling, Oklahoma
    My dmax gets the under carriage washed monthly but I'm tired of losing paint so the ext doesn't get washed.

    All others get full hand wash and undercarriage sprayed monthly.

    Ol blue hasn't been washed in 10yrs atleast and 93 has been in the shop for a yr.
    Source Unknown
     
  7. Dieseldad97

    Dieseldad97 I now know why.

    Once a month...or so for me. The embarrassing part is I operate a mobile cleaning service haha. I wash mostly houses and commercial concrete though. I get made fun of at times, but oh well I try to keep er clean.
     
  8. Dan Hunter

    Dan Hunter Truck Terrorist

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    May 27, 2008
    Enid, OK
    I quit washing it when the paint wouldn't stay on. Once you decide that paint is just corrosion control washing becomes pointless.
     
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  9. schiker

    schiker Well-Known Member

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    Nov 9, 2008
    Pendleton, SC
    2-3 times a year. One time a year try to wax it and do a good overall cleaning. It use to be more often but too busy now and it doesn't quite clean up as good as it did new to me. I try not to let it get bad cruddy and will wipe dash off and clean windshield if it gets bad between washings. A clean windshield and dash is way more important to me and it feels cleaner. Some dust and a little mud doesn't look as bad on a truck as a sports car. I have a long driveway and it gets dusty so trying to keep it sparkling is out of the question.
     
  10. btfarm

    btfarm 300,000 Worth Staff Member Moderator

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    May 12, 2008
    Sandwich, Illinois
    A lot. But you guys already knew that. .. :hihi:

    Sent from my SCH-I535
     
  11. Will L.

    Will L. Well-Known Member

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    Jan 25, 2013
    Boulder City Nv
    Every 6-8 months.
     
  12. WarWagon

    WarWagon Well it hits on 7 of 8...

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    Nov 15, 2009
    AZ
    That about says it. I rattle can PAINT mine more than I wash it. And that is just to keep the rusty spots down.
     
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  13. RI Chevy Silveradoman

    RI Chevy Silveradoman At your service Staff Member Moderator

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    May 3, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Not as much as I should. Pretty much monthly in the summer, and maybe once or twice in the winter to get the salt and road chemicals off.
     
  14. cornemuse

    cornemuse Active Member

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    Jan 11, 2013
    San Diego north county
    I washed my blazer about 8 years ago. Cleaning windows dont count!
    -c-
     
  15. bison

    bison Well-Known Member

    Can't remember the last time,..i think it was when i got it 5 yrs ago.
     
  16. Burning oil

    Burning oil LeroyDiesel.com Vendor

    10,138
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    Jan 3, 2009
    Houston
    Every few years weather it needs it or not.
     
  17. JayTheCPA

    JayTheCPA Well-Known Member

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    Jun 13, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    About as often as a Parisian takes a bath . . .
     
  18. Chevypoor

    Chevypoor Active Member

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    Sep 3, 2013
    Mineral, Va
    My 95 Chevy is a work truck so maybe twice a year. The tires never seem to stop rolling long enough for a wash!
     
  19. tanman_2006

    tanman_2006 Just a farm kid...

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    Feb 15, 2010
    Seiling, Oklahoma
    I understand that issue.

    Source Unknown
     
  20. Marauderer

    Marauderer Grumpy Old Cur***geon

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    Dec 8, 2009
    Powder Springs, GA
    Whenever it needs it. It maybe 2 days and it might be a month. Whenever it looks dirty to me. Which might be clean looking to someone else and my clean may be dirty to someone else. I detail it and wash the undercarriage about every 6 weeks. If I have just cleaned it and 2 days later I have been in the mud and dirt and trashed it it gets cleaned up.

    What is the paint issue a lot are talking about?? IMWTK!!
     

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