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Old 05-20-2014, 01:13 AM
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Default Washing my Ram: Love and Hate

If any of you are like me (and based on threads I've seen on the forum you are) you love washing, waxing and caring for your ride. It's therapy to spend time with your truck.

Occasionally it's a full treatment that takes several hours but more likely when I need a breather it's 15 minutes with a towel and detailing spray.

What I hate though, when I'm wiping my truck down, is finding that new nick or scratch that mysteriously appeared since the last time I wiped the truck down. In other words, since yesterday.

So now my therapy becomes a source for frustration. There are times I'm almost afraid to go outside because of what I might find. Does anyone else go through this?
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I understand where you're coming from. Having a black truck can be a pain not only to keep clean, but it likes to reveal any and all imperfections.

I actually bought a 3M polishing kit to take out some of the small scratches and swirl marks. I'm meticulous with my truck, but I still find mystery scratches all the time.
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Always.
But as of late, here in Calif., I have been trying to do the right thing. So, I take it to a car wash. (due to drought) But, when I get it home I do a quick once around with detailing spray and a coat of polish.
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Scratches and dings are source of frustration to me. So much so, I actually wish some times I had a beater so I wouldn't have to worry about.

I'm proud of my new Ram and I want to keep it looking new for years to come. I wish there were an invisible force field we could put up to keep things like that from happening!
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Scratches and dings are source of frustration to me. So much so, I actually wish some times I had a beater so I wouldn't have to worry about.

I'm proud of my new Ram and I want to keep it looking new for years to come. I wish there were an invisible force field we could put up to keep things like that from happening!
I'm with you on both counts.
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Micro-marring, and small scratches don't bother me so much as I know I can polish them out.

Little "chips" from rocks & pebbles on the rocker panels drive me up a wall, though!
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I've been looking into spray cans of touch up paint, has anyone tried this before? Any luck?
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nicks and scratches drive me crazy also.
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Always.
So, I take it to a car wash. (due to drought) But, when I get it home I do a quick once around with detailing spray and a coat of polish.
I have a great full service car wash close by. They do the interior and exterior for $24. I still go over it as soon as I get home.

Found my first scratch this week.
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