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Old 07-07-2013, 10:56 PM
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I have not waxed a vehicle in years but decided to go for it today on my 2013 crew cab. I wanted to wait so it wasn't so hot but I waited a little to long because I was outside with a flashlight making sure I didn't leave any wax on. I was rushing and I guess I didn't get all the bugs off and I waxed over a few. I'm hoping I can use the spray detailer tomorrow to get the bugs off tomorrow. I used turtle wax ice liquid wax after washing with the ice soap as well. I'm not sure how good I did since it was dark out when I finished. The bottle says its okay to get it on the plastic and rubber pieces which was my deciding factor between it and the meguires.

I waxed everything except the sport grille chrome inserts and the roof. How in the hell do you guys wax the roof? With my crew cab I can barely reach the middle of the roof while standing in the bed of the truck. I will try to wax the roof tomorrow. I'm guessing its okay to wax the plastic chrome inserts in the grill also? What about the stock sidesteps? Rims?
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As far as reaching the roof, buy a platform. Got mine at Home Depot. Much safer than a step ladder and it makes a nice bench to rest your Porter Cable, wax and favorite beverage on
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I just washed/waxed my quad cab this weekend, ended up standing on my toolbox for most of the roof, got a little step ladder to reach by the front window.
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I have been using a ladder but as kxlexus said, a platform is the better choice and I am planning to get one.
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I have been using a ladder but as kxlexus said, a platform is the better choice and I am planning to get one.
What do you guys mean by a platform??

I was also going to use a ladder but if the platform is better/safer, then I'll het one of those.

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What do you guys mean by a platform??

I was also going to use a ladder but if the platform is better/safer, then I'll het one of those.

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Here ya go, give these a look see. Hope this helps.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Werner-39...6#.Udy-JVPaZdE

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...urPicks&page=2
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Just go to Homedepot.com search for work platforms.
I bought the Gorilla 20" platform. It is forty something on line but only$22 in my store
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Thanks for the idea....Going to get one....
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Picked one up and man what a difference.....I really like it and it works great....Got it at Canadian Tire on sale for $30 bucks......

It works awesome..... Basically the same one as the Home Depot......But wider.......

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I just washed and detailed with a spray on wax today too! I usually get the roof by standing in the bed which allows me to get 3/4 of the roof, the front i stand on the side steps with the doors open and easily reach the rest. Does anyone else notice the roof flexes very easily in the center? I am almost afraid it will dimple or crease if I press too hard...
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