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Old 03-10-2014, 10:43 AM
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Nope, it's just not possible to keep a black vehicle clean.

I carry around a bottle of spray detailer and a micro fiber cloth or two.

It's not the best solution, but it's pretty good for spot cleaning.

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I wash mine ALOT , a bottle of Meguiars ultimate quick wax will be your best friend. This is my 3rd black truck and there will be a 4th one day. No other color IMO looks as good as a waxed black vehicle.
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Big glass box, shrink wrap, air tight sealed environment are all good ideas except.......... I love to drive my truck, thus the quandary.
Hmmm, this is going to be a challenge. The California duster sounds like it might help with some of the issues I'm dealing with, and I didn't even think about the swirl marks that could show on black if you don't wash and wax it correctly. I wouldn't even bother if it just didn't look so darn good when its clean and waxed.
Well I appreciate all the input, and if I discover anything that works I'll let you guys know also. There has got to be a way out there somewhere.........................Dan
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Big glass box, shrink wrap, air tight sealed environment are all good ideas except.......... I love to drive my truck, thus the quandary.
Hmmm, this is going to be a challenge. The California duster sounds like it might help with some of the issues I'm dealing with, and I didn't even think about the swirl marks that could show on black if you don't wash and wax it correctly. I wouldn't even bother if it just didn't look so darn good when its clean and waxed.
Well I appreciate all the input, and if I discover anything that works I'll let you guys know also. There has got to be a way out there somewhere.........................Dan
Dan, while black-colored trucks are definitely hard to keep clean, you would do well to read the sticky at the top of this page put together by primo spaghetti. He is our resident guru on exterior/interior car care, and has thoughtfully put together these stickies for just such a question as yours. I have learned just about everything I know from reading his advice, as he has tried & reviewed many, many products & techniques giving his thoughts on each one, and the pros & cons of each as well.

So check these out. I think you'll be more informed & better equipped to handle the care of your beautiful black Ram.
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If you keep it in the garage at night that's the best start.
I wash my truck once a week.
I use a California Car Duster very lightly making sure to only dust in one direction very LIGHTLY. ( I also pass the shop vac over the fibers of the duster each time just to prevent any particles from sticking to the fibers) I use this a couple times per week.
I use a detail spray whenever I want to put a shine on it.
If you love it it won't be too much work…. but you gotta love it LOL
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Wash once a week/California Duster/Lucas Slick Mist......
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Don't use a snow brush, use touchless car wash only, use two pail system when hand washing. Follow up with semi annual polish and wax. It's a lot of work to keep it looking new.

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Dan, while black-colored trucks are definitely hard to keep clean, you would do well to read the sticky at the top of this page put together by primo spaghetti. He is our resident guru on exterior/interior car care, and has thoughtfully put together these stickies for just such a question as yours. I have learned just about everything I know from reading his advice, as he has tried & reviewed many, many products & techniques giving his thoughts on each one, and the pros & cons of each as well.

So check these out. I think you'll be more informed & better equipped to handle the care of your beautiful black Ram.
Thanks Paul;

black is definitely a job to keep clean and looking good. the tips should help you out a bit!
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