How Do You Wash These Beasts?! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General Diesel Discussion Discuss everything else pertaining to Diesel Pickups.

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 56 Old 09-28-2005, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
Gun Nut




 
Rodslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 14,315
Thanks: 15
Thanked 74 Times in 59 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Rodslinger
How Do You Wash These Beasts?!

The title says it all. How does everyone wash their rigs - IF you do at all. My subdivision is fairly new so I've no large trees, my rig is black and I'm in Houston - NOT a good combination for getting out there with a soap bucket and sponge unless you heat stroke should be an Olympic swimming sport.

'05 F250, CC, FX4, 6.0 PSD
sct x4
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
DJ's FUEL+ - Fuel Pressure Intensifier
Nitrous Express NXd Stacker
Snow Performance Stage III Water/Meth Kit
ARP Studs
MBRP 4" Turbo Back w/ no Muffler & no Cat
DashBoss on my iPad
ISSPRO Gauges in Triple A-Pillar
High Idle Mod
Iron Horse Front Bumper Replacement
12,000LB MileMarker Winch
2000Watt Power Inverter
Viper 5901 Remote Start/Alarm
Pioneer Avic-D3 Stereo/Nav
Train Horns!
Valentine 1
Velvet ride shackles
RockStars on 33's
Big azz dent from a blown tire.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

Please support our troops!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rodslinger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 56 Old 09-28-2005, 08:27 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
purduefarmboy460's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Carroll County, IN, USA
Posts: 1,014
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to purduefarmboy460
we got a couple really nice chains of automatics up here called Mike's Express and Boyz, they do a very good job, $13 bucks for the works... first thing on my chirstmas list! I don't seem to have the hand washing down. I have had a black truck too, hard to keep clean, especially around the farm


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
purduefarmboy460 is offline  
post #3 of 56 Old 09-28-2005, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
Gun Nut




 
Rodslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 14,315
Thanks: 15
Thanked 74 Times in 59 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Rodslinger
Yeah I generally run it through the local brush less car wash but it doesn't do a very good job. You talk about keeping it clean on the farm - here's kind of a funny story for everyone;
About the first or second month I had the rig, my oldest daughter and I went out to our ranch to go deer hunting. Anyway, we were coming back to where I parked the truck and I got about 100 yards from it and noticed it looked funny......the closer I got the more I noticed it had "smear" marks all over it. I was in shock trying to figure out what had happened - this is OUR ranch, private property and I'm probably a mile from the front gate - WTF!!! When I finally got to it I figured it out - my brand spanking new truck had been the victim of a drive by licking.......or a walk by I guess. It seems the cows must have liked taste of the wax AND from what I can figure the salt from hands maybe because they licked EVERY door handle, tailgate handle and my gas cap, up one side and down the next. And not a one of them to be seen -
You should have seen the looks I got on the way home.......... :p

'05 F250, CC, FX4, 6.0 PSD
sct x4
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
DJ's FUEL+ - Fuel Pressure Intensifier
Nitrous Express NXd Stacker
Snow Performance Stage III Water/Meth Kit
ARP Studs
MBRP 4" Turbo Back w/ no Muffler & no Cat
DashBoss on my iPad
ISSPRO Gauges in Triple A-Pillar
High Idle Mod
Iron Horse Front Bumper Replacement
12,000LB MileMarker Winch
2000Watt Power Inverter
Viper 5901 Remote Start/Alarm
Pioneer Avic-D3 Stereo/Nav
Train Horns!
Valentine 1
Velvet ride shackles
RockStars on 33's
Big azz dent from a blown tire.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

Please support our troops!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rodslinger is offline  
post #4 of 56 Old 09-28-2005, 05:58 PM
Military Member

 
jwiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Born in OR. strokin in Texas!
Posts: 501
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I love the Mr. Clean auto dry washer my self. lucky for me i have a silver truck, which is pertty forgiving. unfortunatly i spent about an hour this weekend vacuming out the interior and on monday had to spend about 10 hours driving around a dusty range helping to train some pilots. you'd never guess my dash was clean on monday morning.

I gotta take pics and post 'em

James Wiger
'05 PSD, Silver, SCLW, Torqshift, 4x4 -- Mods: Fast Idle switch, Bullet Proof stage 2 Kit, updated STC
'13 C-MAX Energi PHEV, lifetime milage 53mpg
'85 Mustang Coupe, converting to full electric
'65 New Yorker, white, 4dr.ht., 413cid, 727TF, 400,000 original miles
jwiger is offline  
post #5 of 56 Old 11-22-2005, 08:20 AM
Conservative and Proud


 
Banshee34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oregon
Posts: 14,492
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
When I first bought this truck, I realized I needed a bigger cooler to stand on and loooooooong brush! Usually try to do it myself when weather/time allows. Only one car wash in this whole town (2nd largest in the state) that my truck/tires will fit in.

last time I was there (they had changed their tire rails), it took 10 minutes to get my tires seated correctly to go through Needless to say, haven't been back.

Hoping to find one in Central Oregon tomorrow (headed over for turkey day) that my truck will fit in (They even have ATM's for trucks too).

Anyone got any great ideas for removing puppy nose drip from the windows????

2001 F350, Lariat SC LB 4X4 PSD
Quadzilla Commander
Zoodad with Stealth Screen



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


The Org. Staff reserves the right to move, modify, delete or merge posts at our discretion and without explanation.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Banshee34 is offline  
post #6 of 56 Old 11-22-2005, 09:13 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Worm Drowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Richmond, Texas
Posts: 408
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Rodslinger,

Don't you work in the Galleria area? I used to take my Mercedes to Bubbles on Westheimer (near Augusta) and they did a pretty decent job. A little pricey, but good for a thorough going over once a month.

1996 F-250 XLT Supercab. Black. Edge Evolution tuner, 4" MBRP exhaust, AFE Stage II Intake, Isspro Gauges. "Ol' Black"

2011 F-350 XLT 4x4 Crew Cab. Ranch Hand Legend Front & Rear Bumpers. Forest Green

333 - I'm only half bad!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Worm Drowner is offline  
post #7 of 56 Old 11-22-2005, 01:35 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to strokin' fool
Thumbs up Washing the rig!

I use an automatic car wash (we also have a Mike's car wash or a Water Works car wash) which works great! If you have no trees, you can buy one of those 10 X 10 or 12 X 12 canopy tents that you use in the back yard for get togethers and put it over the truck and let the truck cool down and then wash that part and then move the tent. I run a small detailing business on the side besides my day job and that is how I wax vehicles when there is no shade or garage available.
strokin' fool is offline  
post #8 of 56 Old 11-22-2005, 02:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Gear Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Concordville PA
Posts: 929
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Gear Jammer
I hand wash mine to big with the lift and tires it doesnt seem to fit in them auto car washes. I put a coat of wax on it and just dust it like once a week and it stays clean. But i do have a beater a 88 daktoa i drive back and fourth to work so it mostly just sits in the driveway.

CHIPS AND PROPANE ARE FOR BBQs!!!!!

Thank The Lord For A Big Block Ford


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gear Jammer is offline  
post #9 of 56 Old 11-26-2005, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
Gun Nut




 
Rodslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 14,315
Thanks: 15
Thanked 74 Times in 59 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Rodslinger
Quote:
Originally Posted by Worm Drowner
Rodslinger,

Don't you work in the Galleria area? I used to take my Mercedes to Bubbles on Westheimer (near Augusta) and they did a pretty decent job. A little pricey, but good for a thorough going over once a month.

Sorry I've been hunting all week with NO internet - somehow I survived.
Yeah Drowner I sure do. I'll take it by there and check 'em out, thanks!

'05 F250, CC, FX4, 6.0 PSD
sct x4
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
DJ's FUEL+ - Fuel Pressure Intensifier
Nitrous Express NXd Stacker
Snow Performance Stage III Water/Meth Kit
ARP Studs
MBRP 4" Turbo Back w/ no Muffler & no Cat
DashBoss on my iPad
ISSPRO Gauges in Triple A-Pillar
High Idle Mod
Iron Horse Front Bumper Replacement
12,000LB MileMarker Winch
2000Watt Power Inverter
Viper 5901 Remote Start/Alarm
Pioneer Avic-D3 Stereo/Nav
Train Horns!
Valentine 1
Velvet ride shackles
RockStars on 33's
Big azz dent from a blown tire.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

Please support our troops!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rodslinger is offline  
post #10 of 56 Old 11-26-2005, 07:47 AM
Serving Our Country!
 
big black excursion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Somewhere between Oregon and California
Posts: 148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i get a ladder

i use a ladder with a long brush and then some special sponge for the rest of the rig... then i hand dry it and then i doll up the tires and wax the rig... it usually takes me 5-6 hours to do the whole thing... so i dont look forward to doing it very often, about once a month

2005 Excursion Powerstroke
upgraded FICM
Bully Dog GT

1997 F350 Crew Cab
lifted w/ 35" Goodyear's
Banks Trans Command, Chip, Gauges
Rhino Liner

SOLD - 2007 F350 Super Duty Crew Cab Long Bed
20" Goliath wheels w/ 37" Toyo MT's
manual transmission
4.56's
AFE cold air intake
8" fabtech
magnaflow exhaust
Edge Platinum Juice programmer

SOLD - 2005 Excursion Powerstroke
6"lift w/ 37's
turbo back exhaust
edge evolution
ram air hood
4.30 gears
big black excursion is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome