Where is a good wash job???

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by vr4dad66, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

    May 18, 2017
    I remember stopping by the blue beacon at the petro in Atlanta about a year ago and they left the truck nearly spotless and the rims were more shiny than the usual beacon job. Not sure if it was a one time thing though.
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  3. feldsforever

    feldsforever Road Train Member

    Nov 22, 2019
  4. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

    Jun 29, 2016
    West Melbourne Florida
    Trick to getting a decent wash at BB is to go when they aren’t busy. When they’re super busy it’s more of a quickie.

    If you’re DIY type, you can do it at any fuel island with the window squeegee...I’ve seen it done this way many times.
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    Not true......on I-40 there are 2 Arkansas that I like.......exit 84 Russellville, AR and exit 260 Earle, AR. In Tennessee, go to Pride Truck Wash exit 369 in Knoxville. Get a loyalty card, the 12th wash is free i believe. I think Blue Beacon does a very good job....the idea is to go at night....they are less in a hurry. If you ran I-75 I'd say stop at the Choo Choo Truck in Ringgold, GA. You'll be there a while because they take time to wash a truck. If it's a line, you'll be there at minimum 2 hrs.
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  6. Big_D409

    Big_D409 Medium Load Member

    Dec 1, 2012
    Robertsdale, AL 36567
    With pump sprayers being compact and waterless washes becoming better, you could always try that. Obviously cheaper than any truck wash. I have a spray bottle I’ll keep with me when love-bug season hits.

    To be noted, those guys with show-worthy trucks running around also use metal polish and spray wax after each wash. A lot easier to keep up with it after every wash and throughout the week.
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    If u ever come thru missoula montana . Exit 96 where all the truck stops are at. There is a truck wash . They do a dang good job
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  8. DustyRoad

    DustyRoad Road Train Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Gulf of Mexico
    The difference is hand wash verses spray wash. The Streaking Beacon works only if you put a hard wax coat on the wash as it will remove the grime from the road. Even a poor mans truck wash will clean a truch with Rain X.

    Rain X works by puting a layer of silicone between the factory finish and the dirt. I would recommend only on a new truck. Older trucks don't seem to benefit as much...and it wears off faster.

    Keep that New KW looking new using RainX truck applications.

    And be sure to tip your friends at the wash bay.

    P.S, Hand wash takes at least an Hour...but better in the places you dont often get washed at Ole Blue...
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