I polished and waxed my truck yesterday. Is that ok?

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  1. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    I think it’s just called brown brick.

    Ours is a darker red.
     
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    Flat6Driver Friend of Leo's

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    did you buy it used?
     
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    The manufacturers' badges don't bother me, it's the dealership's stick-on label that sux...permanent advertising that was not on the vehicle when you test drove it.
     
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    I put a lot of effort into a wax job when my car was new in 2010. Since then it's just been regular trips to the drive-through car wash, and it still looks pretty great. I suppose it's about time to put some elbow grease into it though.
     
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    They should at least send you a check every month for advertising them.
     
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    Yes.

    But I bought it with 13k miles on it, from the dealer who originally sold it. The previous owner ordered it with no badging, then traded it in less than a year after purchasing it.
     
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    Full sunlight...

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    The most expensive vehicle I ever owned was a black GMC half ton, and I did indeed take it to the car wash weekly to keep it looking nice for the wealthy clients I did renovations for.
    It had most of the options but no leather so they could tell I was legit yet not too spendy.

    Hand polishing a truck?
    I would acerbically condemn you for that if you hadn't actually gotten it muddy doing stuff that requires a "Four" WD truck.

    As opposed to a whole lotta rednecks that drive into some wet mud regularly just to make their jack up look like a serious mudder trucker.

    Have to admit it's a cool look though...
     
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    Sweet Brother! Dark colors always show the line of a car better!
    I went with White, mainly because South Texas is only a couple degrees cooler than hell in the Summer! And it won't fit in the garage, like the Camaro I traded in for it, so it stays sitting in the brutal heat:confused:
     
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    If you brick and oiled it, you would probably have holes in it.

    You know, some people pay upwards of 2K for graphics packages that look like mud splatter...
     
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    Living in Williamsbug Brooklyn before the hispters took over, I followed the sirens down the street one night to find a limo full of bullet holes.

    Now people buy fake stick on bullet holes to pimp their ride.
    ...If they only knew it was not a good thing to be riddled with bullets...

    Can we blame Tarantino?
     
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    Very nice!

    Taking good care of your possessions is always ok.

    I got a 2018 Nissan Frontier in February, replacing my 1997 Ranger that I had had for almost exactly 20 years. I could not find one locally and had to go to the internet. And the Frontiers are not even as in demand as the Tacomas.
     
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    Ah, the BDO.

    My neighbor has a Camry GTO. Didn't know Toyota made a GTO? It's "gold trim option"...
     
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    My first car in 1975 was an "old Gold Chevy", but I didn't have a "place of my own".
    As the story goes, Chevy offered an all gold trim option in '57, and those were a little later known as old gold Chevies it seems.
    Could be false but that's what somebody told me back in (one of) the day(s).

    GTO though?

    I find it odd that some individuals refer to US made Fender's as MIA.
    Seems like missing soldiers have that abbreviation and we ought to choose something else for our luxy impulse buys.
     
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    What time could you get started on mine this Saturday morning?
     
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    I don’t know what BDO means in this context.
     
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    Seriously... I would have to charge about $250 to make it worth my while to detail someone else’s car. I did the same process to my wife’s car about a month ago... and I’m just spent when I’m finished.
     
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    With all the rain we've had I can't keep mine clean.

    And another satisfied Taco owner.

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    Is that a Toyota?
     
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    I like the front bumper you put on your rig. Ranch Hand is popular out there but I cannot see the RH logo on that one.

    Who makes it and what can one expect to spend on it with installation?
     
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