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Old 02-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Cleaning my Jeep

What's the best way to clean my Jeep after I take it mudding/off-roading? I know I can leave mud on the paint for a while but are there some critical pieces I have to clean right away?

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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With water....
It comes off easier if it hasn't dried totally...

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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If you have more of clay type mud than things are even worse water won't just get it off.....generally IMO it needs cleaned as soon as possible....mud grinding in bearings and u-joints, interferring with shifter and "sanding" shocks and springs when suspension travels is not a good idea...some people like it!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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The water idea was pretty creative haha I've taken it to a self car wash where I can spray it down and use soap and a brush but cleaning underneath is the problem. I've climbed under the car and simply pulled dirt and rocks out but is there a way to effectively clean the underneath of the car?
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The water idea was pretty creative haha I've taken it to a self car wash where I can spray it down and use soap and a brush but cleaning underneath is the problem. I've climbed under the car and simply pulled dirt and rocks out but is there a way to effectively clean the underneath of the car?
Find a creek
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:06 PM   #6
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Find a creek
Fast and easy if available!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:50 AM   #7
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I take mine to the Manuel car wash. Skip the soap and use the pressure washer but they tend to frown on the clogged drains and piles of mud.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:39 PM   #8
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Run that by me again I don't understand it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #9
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Be careful going through automatic car washes, had my license plate bracket broken off during my first wash, weeks after I bought her. Almost cried.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:52 PM   #10
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Run that by me again I don't understand it.
when my 18's are so full of clay that I experience deathwobble, it is time.

when my bumpstop pads have 2 inches of clay on top of them, it is time.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:36 PM   #11
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The water idea was pretty creative haha I've taken it to a self car wash where I can spray it down and use soap and a brush but cleaning underneath is the problem. I've climbed under the car and simply pulled dirt and rocks out but is there a way to effectively clean the underneath of the car?
x2

I feel like there is some way(other than a creek) to get the mud out from under. The thing is I don't know what it is and I want to know too. Clean under the jeep, anybody know?
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #12
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I feel like there is some way(other than a creek) to get the mud out from under. The thing is I don't know what it is and I want to know too. Clean under the jeep, anybody know?
step one: grab hose
step two: turn on hose
step three: get on back and crawl under Jeep
step four: spray undercarriage until clean
step five: get out from under jeep, and then hose yourself down.
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From reading other posts on this: the #1 way to get mud out from under your jeep is with a sprinkler. Just set it....and forget it! Never done it myself but those that have swear by it.
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From reading other posts on this: the #1 way to get mud out from under your jeep is with a sprinkler. Just set it....and forget it! Never done it myself but those that have swear by it.
that is genius. i'll try it, and report back when done.
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that is genius. i'll try it, and report back when done.
HA! That is what everyone replies with once the sprinkler bit is posted.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #16
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that is genius. i'll try it, and report back when done.

If you have the clay mud like we do around here, it doesn't work very well.

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