How To Wash Dirty Off Road Trucks! – Ford F250 – Chemical Guys Car Care

How To Wash Dirty Off Road Trucks! – Ford F250 – Chemical Guys Car Care


Today, our buddy Kenny dropped off his F250
which just got back from Johnsons Valley. As you can see it is completely thrashed. Covered in dirt and grime so we’re going to
show you how to wash without installing swirls or scratches. We’re going to use our brand new soap, Tough
Mudder which is designed for adding extra lubrication and extra slick feel so that you
won’t scratch the paint. A lot of you guys drive off road on ATV’s,
trucks like this or campers that get covered in dirt and debris which can scratch if you’re
not careful while washing. Javier and I are going to show you how to
do this by starting off with the dirtiest area which is the wheels and then we’ll move
on to this black paint. Alright, we are going to attack this dirty
wheel using Sticky Citrus Wheel Gel along with the Easy Reach Wheel Brush and the Blue Stiffy Brush to get rid of all that debris off. Using the pressure washer we will rinse off
the wheel but we won’t use any pressure so that we can prevent the installation of scratches
caused by this heavy abrasive material. We’re going to get started with a couple sprays
on the tire and rim, let the chemical sit for a moment so they can do their job. Also giving the brush a few sprays. We’ll start at the top and gently agitate
all the dirt away, you want to let the chemical do the work. Getting that brown gunk off, all that brake
dust and all that hell that this wheel has gone through. So once you get to the midway point, go to
your rinse bucket to release any dirt and brake dust from the brush to prevent it from
getting back onto the wheel. A couple more sprays on the brush and now
back at the top and working around the other half of the wheel get that wheel looking good. Now we’re going to use the Blue Stiffy Brush
and again spray the tire. Letting the chemical do the work and scrub
the tire. Now we’ll rinse it off. Gently cleansing away the debris to prevent
the installation of new scratches. So we’re going to finish off the remaining
three tires and then go straight into washing this big truck getting it all cleaned up. Javier and I just finished cleaning these
wheels and they look awesome. You saw all that brown run off it is a mix
of brake dust, road grime and filth that was degrading the finish. Now we’re going to move on to the body. This is a Ford F250 which is a large vehicle
and it’s black. So, we need to take our time so that we don’t
scratch it because it will show any kind of imperfection. Using Tough Mudder to add extra lubrication. For those of you guys who go off road and
get your vehicle all muddy, this is the way to go to make sure you don’t add new scratches
or swirls to your paint. We’re going to start by rinising it from top
to bottom because that is where the heavier dirt is. Javier mentioned that the name of the game
with detailing is to make the car look better than it did before you touched it, so by adding
swirls and scratches it is degrading the finish. Again we are going to take our time to insure
that we don’t harm the paint. Gently rinsing it down and then foaming it
to emulsify the abrasive dirt that is on the paint. Emulsifying it will encapsulate the particles
so that it glides right off the surface without scratching the finish. So, Javier lets get started by rinising it
down then we can move on to the foaming process. Now that we are done foaming it, we’ll start
scrubbing it using the Chenille Wash Mitts. Javier is going to take the flat surfaces
and I will take care of the side panels. Using Tough Mudder we will safely remove any
grime that remains on the truck. Even after rinsing and foaming there is still
some grime that is stuck in the pores of the paint which in some cases require clay or
polish to remove. In this case, we are gently removing it all
using Tough Mudder. As you saw this truck was really beat, so
we are frequently going to have to visit our second bucket to rinse off the mitt. As we run it against the Dirt Trap it is forcing
any filth from the noodles of the mitt underneath the cones and that is going to prevent it
from coming back on to the vehicle. Again that is going to prevent the istallation
of fresh scratches and swirls. Now we’ll go back to the fresh water bucket
then returning back to the vehicle working in straight lines so we don’t induce swirls. Like I always say, a swirl is a lot easier
to notice compared to a straight line scratch, so by going in straight lines we prevent the
installation of swirls. As you guys can see we have rinsed off the
spent foam and dirt. The last step, we are going to dry it using
Woolly Mammoth Towels and After Wash because this is a large vehicle and we definitely
don’t want water spots. After Wash is sprayed directy on the surface
and it is helping the water bead off. It is breaking the surface tension between
the paint and the water which prevents it from drying. If you guys want to learn more about these
products go to our website chemicalguys.com. If you like this truck or this video be sure
to give it a thumbs up and we’ll see you next time right here in the Detail Garage.