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Old 02-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Caked Mud?

Hello! I saw the sticky thread on washing, but wonder: is there anything wrong with leaving caked mud on the Jeep? As in--does it harm the paint? By the time I get home, it's usually dry, and I have no clue how to get it off. So double question: do I have to get the mud off, and if so, how? Thanks!

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If it's in large chunks, try using your hand. You can also use a pressure washer.

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Self service car wash is my go to. Hose off the undercarriage and engine bay first, then get to work top to bottom. I usually spend like $8 in quarters I think
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Hello! I saw the sticky thread on washing, but wonder: is there anything wrong with leaving caked mud on the Jeep? As in--does it harm the paint? By the time I get home, it's usually dry, and I have no clue how to get it off. So double question: do I have to get the mud off, and if so, how? Thanks!
Self service car wash. Like stated above normally $5 in quarters will get it cleaned... Not washed.... Clean of mud lol.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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Yes leaving it on CAN be a bad thing, it CAN stain the paint and plastic depending on what the mud has in it.
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Step 1 park in grass when you get home.
Step 2 place garden sprinkler under Jeep.
Step 3 turn on hose and go get a soda, may substitute adult beverage if not driving again
Step 4 move sprinkler, continue drink.

I have done this a couple of times. I am going to water the grass anyway. It get most of the junk off. Car wash/pressure washer will be faster.
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I go to the self service car wash with a roll of quarters and some Simple Green for the underneath. Start on the bottom and work your way up.
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If its red clay then get it off ASAP cause its acidic and will eat/stain your paint.
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Self service car wash. Like stated above normally $5 in quarters will get it cleaned... Not washed.... Clean of mud lol.
haha yea that's a key point...I haven't had a legit wash since I went away for the first semester. Spring I'll treat my boy to a clay bar and the whole 9 yards.

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