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    "but i just detailed the truck!"

    my buddy texts me that a few people are doing a group ride at the local trails tonight, which happens to have a trailhead with a 2.5mi dirt road to get to it. I tell him ill meet him at the trailhead on my bike because i just detailed the rig so ill just park it off the main paved road...

    we are disputing whether or not i get my man card pulled because of this.
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    Since it IS a truck..I say "Yes".

    This comes from someone who won't go some places 'cause I can't park my car in an appropriate spot.

    But the truck, that's what it is there for.

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    i get it dirty all the time, just detailed for the first time in 3 weeks!

    gotta cut me some slack here.
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    I wouldn't want to drive a freshly detailed truck on a dirt road either. But then again you'd never catch me detailing my truck.
    Happiness is a warm 2 stroke.

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    You know..I was really hoping to see a picture of a nice detailed truck when I clicked on this. I am disappoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    You know..I was really hoping to see a picture of a nice detailed truck when I clicked on this. I am disappoint.
    boom


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    That's no truck that's a jeep man

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    yep, even the wheel wells WERE clean. simple green and scrubbed, then scrubbed and rinsed with the same brush and car wash soap, rinsed, tire shine. the whole 9 yards.

    got her dirty again today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    That's no truck that's a jeep man
    indeed good sir
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    If you got the wheel wells all cleaned and dressed, yeah, think I would just ride with someone else. But, I detail for work so, I get steamed when a client brings a car back that I just cleaned up!!!

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    heck yeah, put over 10 hard/fast/wreckless miles in today and shes a dirty beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waltah View Post
    yep, even the wheel wells WERE clean. simple green and scrubbed, then scrubbed and rinsed with the same brush and car wash soap, rinsed, tire shine. the whole 9 yards.

    got her dirty again today.
    As long as you also got the bike dirty, probably wasn't such a bad day!!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADDam View Post
    Don't forget to dress that lower valance next time you 'detail'
    oh i do, those pics arent from after a detail job. just clean pics.

    gotta hit the valence lip , wheel wells, and pretty much all the black plastic with tire shine. just have to be careful to not spray it on paint/chrome. makes more work for yourself.
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    Don't forget to dress that lower valance next time you 'detail'

    If it matters... I would have taken the dirt road, but idled my way down it to make your friend feel your pain.

    I have done quite a few multi-day detail jobs and it's a lot of work (clay, clean, polish, wax...in, out under, etc) but I find it fun and rewarding.

    Love a clean truck...

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    your ram looks great! HEMI FTW

    heres a POST clay/wax session on my TL.

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    Uh...

    Quote Originally Posted by Waltah View Post
    i get it dirty all the time, just detailed for the first time in 3 weeks!

    gotta cut me some slack here.
    ... you detail your truck every three weeks? Dang. Nice truck, tho. I can see why you wanna keep it clean. It just seems like a detail job rather than a wash every three weeks is excessive.

    Heck, I say if there is dirt road involved, why not ride it anyway? I mean, are you going out for a ride, or a drive? I say get as many bike miles as possible. A 2.5 mile flat-ish fireroad is a perfect warm-up before you hit the singletrack.

    Nice TL! I keep thinking of doing the clay bar thing with my Audi. I bought a Mother's clay bar kit for my last car, and only used it once. My paint has some scratches and repair paint patches but overall it looks pretty nice. I would love to make it look mirror-like, like it has a nice hard candy shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Heck, I say if there is dirt road involved, why not ride it anyway? I mean, are you going out for a ride, or a drive? I say get as many bike miles as possible. A 2.5 mile flat-ish fireroad is a perfect warm-up before you hit the singletrack.
    good point, i have riden it alot more than the other riders but its frusterating because it is 80% medium sized gravel. slip and sliding at 20mph is quite entertaining though

    i highly recommend the clay/wax procedure at LEAST twice a year if you have 4 seasons or once a year if you are down south with no salt. keeps contaminants out of your paint and lets you lay down a proper wax or sealant layer.

    i enjoy keeping my vehicles clean, almost like another hobby all together. the jeep stays far more dirty than the TL though. Especially in the winter. I shudder thinking about all the salt. You'd think i was a nut case if i told you how often i washed/clayed the TL in the warmed months.
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    I live in the mountains with a community well. There's a hefty fine for washing your truck. No telling what they'd do if they caught you with a clay bar.
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    Its a Jeep. There is no point in washing it. The outside of my Jeep is always dirty but I do try to make sure the inside is squeeky clean. It makes me feel good. By the way the last time I washed my Jeep was after I took it wheeling in a mud bog.
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    ill try to dig up pictures of my wrangler. i got heckled for showing up to a jamboree with it all spruced up and clean. tire shine, waxed, everything shiny...

    i got my man card back when i drove it 50 yards through a HEADLIGHT HIGH water hole and later successfully completed an obstacle called "the bathtub" a short and deep hole of water and mud with a steep climb out of it. i was told i wouldnt make it but could be winched out if needed. i dented my front bumper in hitting the wall climb out of the tub, spun and grabbed, spun and grabbed all the way out without any assistance the same as the guys running lockers with 33's or 35's. good times.

    this was in an open differential 01 Wrangler TJ, 4.0L, 5spd manual with ONLY the following mods:

    2" spacer lift
    31" BF A/T's
    front sway bar disconnects
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    Jeep guy here too!!! Gonna try out this MB thing now....I pick some expensive hobbies!!!
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