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

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  1. WetBandit

    WetBandit Friend of Leo's

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    Sounds like you could have been close to my place...

    If you rented the cabin it was probably from my wife lol
     
  2. TheGoodTexan

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    We were at ORC.
     
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    I have an old F150.. I didn't know I was supposed to wash it tho. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. WetBandit

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    Yea, you were a little ways southwest of me down by Benton...

    I'm in Maryville.
     
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    That is a Fab Four bumper. I have front and rear. The front alone was like $1700. I installed them myself. Ordered from here:

    https://realtruck.com/p/fab-fours-p...ZvHCKSunQ72VYplyU9zkAQkzPMMgWgexoCXsIQAvD_BwE

    The boxes were huge!!! Like refrigerator sized. Attached to giant wooden palettes.

    I did grill, headlights, and bumpers.

    Before. The stock grill has already been replaced with a blackout grill here.
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    Stock parts removed.
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    New parts on.
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    The new front bumper is so heavy I ended up having a leveling kit installed on front (around $400 installed, I think). I think 1 3/4 inches. Now it has slight "bro-lean" (higher in front), so I may decide to put a 1" block on the rear.
     
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    They call that bull-doggin' around here.
     
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  7. David Barnett

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    I waxed my back yesterday, is that okay?
     
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  8. memorex

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    It's OK to wash and wax your truck. Just don't get crazy and change your guitar strings.
     
  9. geoff_in_nc

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    Another Tacoma owner/fan here. Mine is a 2008 double cab long bed prerunner, pushing 165k miles now, all stock save for the audio setup. This is probably the best vehicle I've owned.

    Mine needs a wash and detail bad.
     
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    My point exactly: I used to detail cars all week in my father's business. Karate kid has it right: polishing wax on and off does something to you

    I wonder how many people on here saying maintaining paint finish on a car is pointless, yet do 50 minutes in a gym with less to show for it

    My own cars are worthless but they get waxed a couple of times a year. I bought a tin of Collinite a few years ago and expect it will last 20 years, maintaining the cars' value and my cardio
     
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    Nothing wrong with showing a pickup some love :) and that's a good-looking truck right there.

    I just picked up the new Ram 1500 last week, black metalflake. Ooooh-WEEE these things have got expensive, but holy cats - it's like a dang Caddy inside! This one better last me a looong time.
     
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    I polished and waxed my truck yesterday. Is that ok?

    No it's not ok unless you did mine.
     
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    Wife and I have metallic black cars. Paid out for Gard-X paint protection when we bought them. Two years on it seems to be doing the business. It’s topped up by washing a couple of times a year and then washing it down with Gard- X solution. It was probably overpriced to start with, earning the sales guy good commission, but so far it’s taken a lot of effort out of cleaning two big (well, big for the UK) cars. I’ll probably give in and polish them both soon.
     
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    Wax your truck? Heck, I wax every piece of painted metal I own!

    Look around at some of your neighbor's outside Air Conditioning Condenser units. See how the paint is chipping, revealing rust outs?

    Not mine...it gets waxed every year when I clean the coils...

    Something that costs as much as today's cars is are too valuable to look like crap before their time.
     
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  15. Paul in Colorado

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    Take good care of your gear. You do know that it's going to be targeted by every bird in town now, right?
     
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    It’s not just the mass it’s the moment arm. All that weight is as far forward as possible. I’d be more worried about the dynamics of the vehicle on the road than the ride height. Plus when you raise the whole truck you’re just raising the center of mass and increasing your tendency to rollover.

    Also oughta put some mesh or something down there to protect bottom part of your radiator. I’ve had two cars with intercoolers down there and they’re worth protecting from rock/debris strikes on the road. If you’re off-road I’d think there’d be more stuff flying.
     
  17. Shuster

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    Nothing like a cleaned and polished Trunk, to make you enjoy diving and showing it off!
    Then turn your nose up at every dirty car on the road:twisted::D
     
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    WD-40?
     
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    5W40?
     
  20. MattyK-USA

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    Nothing like the OP's polished up Truck, but not bad anyway :)

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