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how long after you go mudding do you wash your truck?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MonsterMobile, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. MonsterMobile

    MonsterMobile Newbie

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    I went a while ago and it still is muddy. is it bad to leave it on there long or what
     
  2. BigBluOx

    BigBluOx 1/2 ton status

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    FWIW, I usually only wash mine when I need to work on it /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif or when the local police tell me it's unsafe /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif. Is it bad? Maybe... /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

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  3. shane74

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    I wait till it rains. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. muddysub

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    i leave it for a week or 2, here in vegas it can be bad cuz of the heat, it'll ruin your paint after too long.
     
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    If it's really wet mud...I'd imagine it would just hold moisture against the paint-job/body. This can't be good unless you like bubbling paint/rust.
    Now having said that, does that mean I wash mud off my truck right away...heck no. I've had mud caked on my rockers/doors for weeks...I like to keep it there to show people I actually use my truck.
     
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    Sometimes weeks sometimes a few hours later, depends on how busy and lazy I am.... I just don't want it to help the rust move along any quicker
     
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    Wash???? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Whats that? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Its easier the sooner you do it.
     
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    i wash the under side pretty much right away, because i dont want it to rot out stuff like steel lines. or wheel wells, not like it matters, but i like to do that, sometimes i will leave the body muddy for looks, like hey, i have a 4x4 and i use it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I usually wash it within that day maybe 3 days max. 3 days is the longest. Its usually the same day, cause the guy who rides w/ me alot of the times, i tell him i aint taking him home till he washes my truck, the body and the chassis. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    if it has a good splatter pattern i'll leave it for weeks. it will ruin your paint after a few weeks, or you'll have to get the clear coat buffed with some fine grit to get rid of the stains. at least thats with the gumbo around here.

    nathan
     
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    I leave for a couple days, It adds a "cool" factor to your rig. The babes dig it, hehe.
     
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    I always drive straight from the mud to the car wash or to the pressure washer at home. Mostly cause I hate havin to get under there with a frickin hammer and chisel to get it off when it drys I'll go to the car wash if I want to see the look on the attendants face when I roll in with 10,000lbs of mud on my truck. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I'll go to the car wash if I want to see the look on the attendants face when I roll in with 10,000lbs of mud on my truck.

    [/ QUOTE ] i've been turned around SO many times! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  15. Grim-Reaper

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    Wash?.....that's Funny! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    I do blow the crud off the brakes and I do a full lube and checking of the fluids within 24 hours. I have actully washed my truck about 5 times this year and 3 of those times was because I was doing a review on some parts. I just put the hard top on a week ago. Ran it through the car wash for #4 to get the crud off the windows from sitting since aprill. Car wash was screwed up and I made them give me a refund. Went through it yesterday to even it up. Well now I have swirl marks in the mold and grime on the hard top...probably run it through the car wash a couple more times just to even it up.
     
  16. Pure Insanity

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    Kinda depends on the mud. I have seen paint jobs ruined in a matter of hrs from mud that was real acidy. Ga clay will stain older single stage paints, my brothers Swampers were orange for a long time after he went to Ga a few yrs ago till the color finally wore out. LOL!

    For cleaning underneath, get a side to side type sprinkler, ya know the ones kids seemto love to jump thru, and set it under the rig for a while and let it soak out the under side, then move it to a different place and let it go there. Pretty low impact way to clean it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Personally, I wait till it rains. I went out this weekend and it rained that nite so that worked out good. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif Made a mess in my driveway tho.
     
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    if it has a good splatter pattern i'll leave it for weeks.

    [/ QUOTE ] How bout a nice solid coating. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Back at the house. My kids slid the side windows back and I rolled the door windows down and rinsed off the windshield, so they are semi clean looking.

    I took a few pics back at the house, but lost a lot of "trophy mud" /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif on the ride home. My favorite pic from Sunday
     
  18. vdubbin86

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    Mine gets washed when it rains. Then I immediately head over to a local construction site and cover it again. Looks better that way cause the mud hides all the rust. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gifWash? Did someone say wash? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    My truck only gets washed when it rains. I have no paint to worry about and like previously mentioned, it hides the rust. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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