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Old 11-16-2010, 11:23 AM   #1
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Hand car wash or Tunnel car wash?

For a Brand new wrangler, which do you prefer...Hand car wash or Tunnel car wash?

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Old 11-16-2010, 12:37 PM   #2
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you wash your wrangler?? sike, i hand wash, it gives me an extra opportunity to check out all the suspension components etc. and make sure nothing is loose. plus i dont feel like spending $8+ every time.

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Hand wash all the way! I wash mine by hand, then wax with a good paste wax. Protectant on the top and plastic bits, then TW Ice for the parts I have a hard time getting to. Takes me a while.

And before I get in trouble for it, yes I understand Jeeps are supposed to be dirty. I don't mind it getting dirty but I want to clean it when I'm done! Besides, the slicker the finish, the easier the tree branches slide over it without pinstriping.

Well, maybe.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:57 PM   #4
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Hand wash unless it's freezing... Jeeps have so little actual paint that it takes much longer to wash all the muck outta the undercarriage than it does to wash/dry/wax the entire body.....
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:51 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! Hand wash it is. =) any particular products? (wax and shampoo).
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:11 PM   #6
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I go to the self service bay at the car wash. $3 for 5 minutes. I rinse all the mud or salt depending on the time of year then go out and get it dirty again.
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Hand wash...like said, it gives you a chance to give everything the "once over" while doing it........
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Thanks guys! Hand wash it is. =) any particular products? (wax and shampoo).
As far as a shampoo, it's really not that important. Pick something on the thicker side so it'll lather easier in a bucket.

Wax varies to personal taste, personally I prefer the paste waxes because they last a lot longer than spray wax. Specifically, I like the Maguiar's Tech Wax 2.0 for the painted surfaces (taking care not to touch the plastic/rubber stuff), then Turtle Wax Ice paste polish on the platic/rubber components, plus the areas immediately surrounding them that I may have missed with the Maguiar's because I didn't want to accidentally touch the non-painted parts. Then 303 Protectant on the soft top.

Oh, and Turtle Wax Ice Interior for the inside -- it does an AWESOME job of cleaning off scuff marks and whatnot.
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I go to the self service bay at the car wash. $3 for 5 minutes. I rinse all the mud or salt depending on the time of year then go out and get it dirty again.
X2, except it's only $1 here.
For $3, I can do the entire Jeep as well as underneath.
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As far as a shampoo, it's really not that important. Pick something on the thicker side so it'll lather easier in a bucket.

Wax varies to personal taste, personally I prefer the paste waxes because they last a lot longer than spray wax. Specifically, I like the Maguiar's Tech Wax 2.0 for the painted surfaces (taking care not to touch the plastic/rubber stuff), then Turtle Wax Ice paste polish on the platic/rubber components, plus the areas immediately surrounding them that I may have missed with the Maguiar's because I didn't want to accidentally touch the non-painted parts. Then 303 Protectant on the soft top.

Oh, and Turtle Wax Ice Interior for the inside -- it does an AWESOME job of cleaning off scuff marks and whatnot.
Thanks for the advice. =)
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:58 PM   #12
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You are supose to wash it ? Eugene gets a bath when it rains.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:10 PM   #13
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wash? i spray it off a fewtimes a year?
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:16 AM   #14
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I can't be bothered, I go to the dealership for washes.

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X2, except it's only $1 here.
For $3, I can do the entire Jeep as well as underneath.
Holy crap you guys...it's a quarter a minute here...lol

Unfortunately, last time I blew nearly $5 doing everything I could to my Jeep. Pulled it out and it looked just as dirty as it was when I pulled in. Now I let the rain wash it.
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Holy crap you guys...it's a quarter a minute here...lol

Unfortunately, last time I blew nearly $5 doing everything I could to my Jeep. Pulled it out and it looked just as dirty as it was when I pulled in. Now I let the rain wash it.
Mine is less than a quarter..... $1 for 5min.= .20 cents per minute.
But yeah, the self serve ones do good to get the heavy stuff off. Rain does the rest for mine too.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:51 AM   #17
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Get it Wet - no no no

Wash and blow dry. I've had 2 Jeeps rust right through the body...and just had to replace a rusted out tranny skid plate - only had one bolt on one side hold it that side up! Had to have new channel welded on both sides of the frame. If I bought a new one the first thing I'd do is have the underside clear-coated....something. Never had a vehicle rust out like a Jeep.
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Depends on how big of a hurry I'm in. And how cold it is.
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Guys are right-Magic wand-HOT water/soap/cold rinse--$5 bucks and the pressure helps clean underneath !!

Can't beatit !!

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Depends on how lazy I want to be.. But things have changed.. when I lived in WNY I would do both... Car wash first then finish it off on my own.. Unless it was winter of course then I tryed to avoid the mud.. Had enough snow to play in..

Now that I live in a condominium in florida there is no taking the hose out and having at it.. Only driving it to the car wash..

O and for the undercaridge when I was in WNY I took a lawn sprinkler and put it under 6 spots under the jeep for and hour each spot.. Did wonders
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Wait your supposed to wash it?

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