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Alright well I'm finally fed up with washing my truck just to come out and see soap scum all over it after im done. I have tried rinsing the crap out of it and nothing works. Now that i have new black wheels its even more noticeable! Im about to give up and not wash it . Also, off topic but still pisses me off, the jack asses who put my wheels on werent careful and chipped off the powdercoat around each lug! What should i do about that? Not that its a show truck and it really matters but still! Thanks in advance!

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Re: Getting rid of soap scum???

use better soap. and id make them pay for them wheels arent cheep and when some one elts messed them up its bull ####. make them buy them

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Re: Getting rid of soap scum???

Could also be the quality of your water. My last house had well water and my truck looked great when I was finished washing. The first time I washed my truck at my current house it actually looked worse afterwards. I ended up buying a whole house water conditioning system just for that reason.

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Re: Getting rid of soap scum???

I just might try that, I didn't buy $400 wheels and pay $60 to have them mounted for them to ruin them. Now they will most likely chip away from those exposed spots too. The worst part is that its a small shop so Im not sure if they will fess up or not. I do have a receipt though. I might go now and do that.

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Re: Getting rid of soap scum???

Yea you might have hard water, I know we do.

I just go ahead and wash my truck with the hose like normal. Then after I'm done I use a quick detailer like ICE and it takes all the water spots and stuff off. It's only like $7 a bottle too.


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Re: Getting rid of soap scum???

Now that i think of it we do have very hard water . I was thinking about one of those hose attachment things that filters the water? Would that work? and I may have to look into a quick detailer, even though i would hate to do that after working hard on it haha.

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Re: Getting rid of soap scum???

You also may try blowing your truck and wheels dry with a blower. I use a leaf blower and it drys everything on my black truck and black Shelby Cobra. No spots at all.

You can also buy a blower with heat just for cars and truck.
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You also may try blowing your truck and wheels dry with a blower. I use a leaf blower and it drys everything on my black truck and black Shelby Cobra. No spots at all.

You can also buy a blower with heat just for cars and truck.
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Re: Getting rid of soap scum???

I keep the vehicle wet the whole time I'm washing it, don't let any part get dry. I like Zip wash or Ice car wash. The drying process is almost as important as the wash. You have to start at the top and dry with a good shammy, (and good ones are almost impossible to find) or better yet a synthetic shammy, and rub that sucker very dry. Takes me damn 4 hours to wash and dry it.
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you have to dry the truck

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