I spent last week in the woods of East Tennessee. Stayed in a cabin. Rafted the Ocoee. Kept my truck in FWD (edit: 4WD) much of the time. By the time I got home, there was mud, dirt, and bugs all over it. It needed more than a wash to remove everything. So yesterday I washed it... clayed the hood, top, and tailgate... then compounded (polishing compound) a few areas to get hard stains off... then black polish (by hand) ... then carnauba wax (by hand)... then finished it off with a synthetic spray wax. Too much trouble for a truck? Maybe... but it's the second most expensive item I've ever owned, after my house. And I've only had it a year. So... Maybe someone will make fun of me for having such a shiny truck, but I'm ok with that.