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Old 01-19-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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Washing the wrangler in winter

Ok my 4 door Sahara has been hand washed and sat through a touch less wash that sucked. Has anybody gone through a good wash and what type and station. Covered in salt and dirt.

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Old 01-19-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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Ok took it to a power wash. Blew as much salt and dirt off that I could. The Orange Crush still looks kinda white with the salt. Hands where frozen.

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Old 01-19-2014, 09:28 PM   #3
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So all you other Canadian must be driving around in dirty salt covered Jeeps. Or you don't drive in the snow and salt
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:40 PM   #4
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I'm doing a quick rinse off every few days..
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
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took mine for first time through esso touch-less. at first I was a little bit terrified but in the end was happy with the results. the car is too tall and the rinse doesn't get all the soap/foam off so it's a little bit of a pain but because it's so big, it's close to the pressure nozzles and it does give it a good pressure wash and gets all the dirt off. then I got out and hand wiped it with a dry towel and looked like new again! which touch less did you go to? I hate the ones at petro Canada where they pull your car by the wheel, plus not even sure if it works with bigger tires.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:23 PM   #6
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I buy the season pass at petrocanada. Car wash every day, for 100 days. I did it with our last 2010 JKU as well. No issues at all. ( except the odd frozen window, lol)
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:09 AM   #7
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Ive used the pressure washer at work a few time this winter when It was a bit warmer out, to get the sand/salt off the tj.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:20 PM   #8
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took mine for first time through esso touch-less. at first I was a little bit terrified but in the end was happy with the results. the car is too tall and the rinse doesn't get all the soap/foam off so it's a little bit of a pain but because it's so big, it's close to the pressure nozzles and it does give it a good pressure wash and gets all the dirt off. then I got out and hand wiped it with a dry towel and looked like new again! which touch less did you go to? I hate the ones at petro Canada where they pull your car by the wheel, plus not even sure if it works with bigger tires.
I went through the Shell touch less what a mess after it was done.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:29 PM   #9
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I did one of those touch less today but I was a little slow on the drier which let some ice build up on the rear wheels. It did get all the salt off though and for $3 it was worth it. I did have steam coming off the radiator after though, so I assume some water must have iced into the radiator crevices. Scared me at first but it seemed like just steam when I got into my garage... Anybody else have that happen in these temps (around 10 degrees)?
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A touchless for 3 bucks! Around here it ranges between 8 and 12 bucks. If your fast, you can wash it in a self wash bay for 3 bucks, but who wants to do that when it's -20. I do think keeping it clean is the key to keeping the paint on the hinges. After 3 winters, our 2010 was spotless. (Jeep doesn't paint under any hinges.)
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Clean is key...we have been cold enough down here that the Jeeps dont usually look/ get dirty....everything is frozen and nothing is sticking except fresh snow......
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:58 PM   #12
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A touchless for 3 bucks! Around here it ranges between 8 and 12 bucks. If your fast, you can wash it in a self wash bay for 3 bucks, but who wants to do that when it's -20. I do think keeping it clean is the key to keeping the paint on the hinges. After 3 winters, our 2010 was spotless. (Jeep doesn't paint under any hinges.)
Yeah, I was pumped as the touch less are the only ones I can use because of the tire width and I'm sure not standing outside and washing it in this weather. I agree about keeping it clean, especially keeping the salt to a minimum. This touch less also does the undercarriage which is nice. Its only a couple minutes from my office so I'm sure I'll be a regular...
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no washes for mine. the door locks freeze for days and I end up crawling in through the back LOL
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I get mine oil sprayed in the fall. I usually do not wash it until spring. Maybe just a rinse when it is a little warmer. I have done this since new. No rust at all. Summer I wash it once a week.
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I get mine oil sprayed in the fall. I usually do not wash it until spring. Maybe just a rinse when it is a little warmer. I have done this since new. No rust at all. Summer I wash it once a week.
I had mine oil sprayed. Washed it twice so far this winter. Not too worried about the 'black is now white with road salt' as the salt really won't do much to it. Not sure I want to go to the car wash in one of coldest winters we've ever had, then it would be dirty again with salt just driving home.

It's supposed to warm up a little tomorrow, will try to get it washed.

I wish this "Polar Vortex" would show itself to me so I can kill it and get our mild winter back.
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Too cold to hand wash even in the garage so I would like to take it to a DIY car wash but it snows here every other day so what's the point. My Rock Lobster is more white than red.
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I am lucky enough to have heated underground parking with wash bay!

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