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TigerPaw 04-09-2013 10:32 AM

Washing Truck Tricks
 
Spent some time the other day washing and waxing my new Ram for the first time this past weekend. I really had some issues with being able to reach the center of the hood for wash and wax, as well as the top of the truck toward the windshield. I ended up getting in the bed and really stretching to get the roof done, and used a step stool to reach the middle of the hood, even though I was afraid I would slip and either hurt myself or the truck. I'm 6' tall, so I can't be the only guy having this problem. My question is what do you use to wash and wax those tall hard to reach areas? I know someone is gonna say a ladder but I don't feel comfortable climbing on a wet ladder that close to my new truck. I'm afraid it will slip. Anything other than a ladder is welcome advice.:smileup:

snrusnak 04-09-2013 10:44 AM

I have a quad cab and reach the rear of the roof from the bed. I get the front of the roof(near the windshield) by opening the front doors and standing in the jamb. I have not problem reaching to the center of the hood. I'm 6'4".

MEZERR 04-09-2013 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by TigerPaw (Post 1064006)
Spent some time the other day washing and waxing my new Ram for the first time this past weekend. I really had some issues with being able to reach the center of the hood for wash and wax, as well as the top of the truck toward the windshield. I ended up getting in the bed and really stretching to get the roof done, and used a step stool to reach the middle of the hood, even though I was afraid I would slip and either hurt myself or the truck. I'm 6' tall, so I can't be the only guy having this problem. My question is what do you use to wash and wax those tall hard to reach areas? I know someone is gonna say a ladder but I don't feel comfortable climbing on a wet ladder that close to my new truck. I'm afraid it will slip. Anything other than a ladder is welcome advice.:smileup:

I hear ya. It's hard to reach the top, middle hood, and roof.

For the rear of the roof, I climb in the bed of the truck, and get it. At the same time, I'll do the rear window.

For the hood, and windshield and front root, I climb up on the front tire, then reach across. It's kinda unsafe, and slippery.

Hermes1 04-09-2013 12:06 PM

Since I am not a center for an NBA team, I have the same height wingspan issue. What I have done is get an extender pole specifically for washing vehicles which holds a microfiber wash pad (secured with velcro). I bought it to wash my travel trailer, but it also works nicely for the truck. For the hood I am on ground level, for the roof I use a ladder s couple steps gets me up high enough to accomplish the job. As some have mentioned prior, standing in the bed will also work to do the roof.

ONOutdoorsman 04-09-2013 01:17 PM

I am 5'11" and I can clean my entire hood but not the windshield of course. I have a 2 step stool with rubber grips that I use since I have a cap.

uktitus 04-09-2013 02:45 PM

I think if you go to Home depot, Lowes, ETC you should be able to find a 3 step ladder the 3rd step being a platform which is about 4ft long this is stable on most level situations being 67 and 6'2" tall I can reach everywhere conveniently also by resting buckets etc on the platform I don't have bend down to the ground.

PaulMys 04-09-2013 08:24 PM

Sturdy 2-step metal folding step stool for the hood (I'm only 5'9'') and for the roof, I have a regular cab, so I stand up on the bed top (one foot on the top under the rear window, and one on either side on the plastic cap) Make sure your boots are clean!!

primo spaghetti 04-09-2013 10:45 PM

i use one of these....also makes a good beer bench when doing the lower panels...:LOL:

i got mine on sale for $17.00 bucks...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2034675...5#.UWTEBaK87-Y

Grubrunner 04-09-2013 11:11 PM

Poor eight capacity but good find.

Hermes1 04-10-2013 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by primo spaghetti (Post 1064619)
i use one of these....also makes a good beer bench when doing the lower panels...:LOL:

i got mine on sale for $17.00 bucks...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2034675...5#.UWTEBaK87-Y


I'll be headed to home depot, this will serve me better than my ladder. thanks for sharing.


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