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Old 12-10-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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What to do for body, under the hood, soft top, soft top windows?

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Depends on how much time you want to spend. After wheeling (especially in the mud) I like to power wash the chunks off and get the stuff out of the undercarriage. But normally I just get everything wet, get a bucket of car soap and water, and sponge everything down from top to bottom rinsing out the sponge when needed and rinsing off each side before I move onto the next. I have waxed it twice so far just to keep the mud off of it during the summer and salt off of it in the winter.

If you have stains on your soft top, or if it is looking faded, I recommend 303 Aerospace protectant. It cleans plastics and protects them from the sun.

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What to do for body, under the hood, soft top, soft top windows?
Body: I just hit it with the hose and use a brush to get the big stuff off.
Under the Hood: A little degreaser sprayed around under there gets all the greases and dust.
Soft top: I use the Bestop soft top cleaner (no protectant) and rub that in to get the spots out.
Soft top windows: Just a wet microfiber cloth to get the window wet and a dry microfiber cloth to dry them.

This is just to get the SoCal dust and road grime off. If I have some clay mud (which I try to stay away from) I use a lot of water and a brush with some soap to get the stains off of the paint.

All of this makes the Jeep shine:


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i wash my jeep like its kool...
after i go wheeling i normally spend about 25 bucks at a power washer.. well until i found out my gpa had one. then i go to a car wash an go through it once or twice. then let it sit for the night. wake up the next day and scrub it from head to toe. then i take a little scrub brush and scrub the soft top with pure car soap and the scrubber for a good hour or two. and then ill wait a week and wash the rest of the mud from the bottom
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jeez man. i don't see any reason to wash it. it'll come off eventually
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rust man rust. mud stays most which will cause rust over time
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jeez man. i don't see any reason to wash it. it'll come off eventually
You've seen what road salt does to s frame...

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rust man rust. mud stays most which will cause rust over time
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Yep, that or drive through a shallow creek or pond.

Naturaly occuring water sources are the prefered method of washing a Jeep.

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