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DClig10 07-17-2012 11:16 AM

Detailing routines
 
I searched the forum and have found numerous threads on what members use and how often the wash/ wax their Rams, but nothing that specific when it comes to routines.

How do you do what you do??

I wash my truck a few times a month, but some the trucks on here look amazing..... What are your secrets??

RcsbHemi 07-17-2012 03:37 PM

I usually wash mine every 2 to 3 weeks. I then dry it and spray it down with mothers quick detail spray. Every few months i will apply klasse sealant.

snrusnak 07-17-2012 04:02 PM

Wash mine once or twice a year, with about a cup or two of murphys oil soap mixed with cheap walmart car wash stuff mixed with water. Use the "two bucket method" to keep the water clean. Try to wax once a year as well, usually whatever I have on the shelf(cheap products) but I figure it's better than nothing. I wipe down/clean and vacuum the interior about once a year. Then I just drive it :)

Bikenut 07-17-2012 04:38 PM

Whats this 'two bucket method'? I hate how the water gets all nasty while I'm still rubbing on the paint....

snrusnak 07-17-2012 04:51 PM

Have one bucket with just water and one bucket with soap/water. Dip the sponge in the soap/water, wipe the truck, then dip the sponge in the plain water and wring it out, then dip back into the soap/water. Keeps the soap/water bucket clean the whole wash. And you can dump and refill the dirty bucket as needed.

Bikenut 07-17-2012 07:42 PM

Geez I've never thought of doing that :doh:
I know it's simple, but I gotta give you a Rep. for bringing it to the attention of my simpleton self :D

joeAEKDB 07-17-2012 08:11 PM

I just get the brush wet and then pour the soap directly on it. Then just rinse the brush off. I do this 3 times while washing it, which is about once every 2 weeks (If it doesn't rain or there isn't a show). I have just found a new wax, Lucas Oil Speed Wax, which I spray on and wipe off every three or so washes. Interior gets vacuumed every week (I have a Jack Russell that sheds little white hairs quite a bit). The leather seats get cleaned and conditioned right before every show, it keeps them nice and shiny. Dodgert actually asked me what I use on them, cause they were really glossy, last weekend at a show in ATL.

Ram11 07-17-2012 09:55 PM

I try to wash mine 2x's a week and allot of mothers quick detail spray

gotbrains230 07-17-2012 10:04 PM

I'm with Sean, couple times a year...although since its still halfa** new ill wash it a couple more times this year
But come new year, 2-3 times a year
Even though its a black truck, it works for me lol

RansRAM 07-17-2012 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snrusnak (Post 844243)
Have one bucket with just water and one bucket with soap/water. Dip the sponge in the soap/water, wipe the truck, then dip the sponge in the plain water and wring it out, then dip back into the soap/water. Keeps the soap/water bucket clean the whole wash. And you can dump and refill the dirty bucket as needed.

I wash mine at least once a week (it's black :doh:). Kudos to snrusnak for the two bucket method. I started doing this a while ago and the results are excellent. I also use a porter cable polisher once a year with the orange pad and Menzerna one step polish / wax. I think the results speak for themselves http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=116366


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