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Old 07-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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How do you guys get your jeep clean after a day in the mud?

How do you guys get your jeep clean.? So it doesn't rust out?? What do you guys do to prevent rust from starting! Thanks guys!

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Old 07-02-2013, 01:39 AM   #2
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lots and lots of quarters at the car wash. wish I had some land to use a sprinkler underneath it.

with this Texas mud I find the underside cleans a lot better when you let it dry for a few days and then blast it off in a car wash.

living in PA, I'm sure the roads get salted, and that has to go. I used to wash H-60's that hovered over the ocean pretty often. you have to get water in every nook and cranny or corrosion will start.

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Lot's of soap and water. Start at the body, than under the hood than slide under the jeep.


Than when your done it looks like this.
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Around $15 at the car wash just pressure washing the most off then around 2 hours at the house washing by hand. I spend so much at the car was cause I crawl under the jeep and wash out the frame and under body Hawaii has a lot of salt in the water lol.
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$10 in quarters at the car wash then another three hours at home with my small pressure washer.

Amazing the amount of mud up behind the wheels - yep, I pulled the wheels off at home and got it out of there too. There was so much mud caked up in one spot on the inside of one wheel that it threw the balance of the wheel off and I had a slight vibration.
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Thanks guys, just takes some time to do!
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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Around $15 at the car wash just pressure washing the most off then around 2 hours at the house washing by hand. I spend so much at the car was cause I crawl under the jeep and wash out the frame and under body Hawaii has a lot of salt in the water lol.
So where do you wheel on Oahu?
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After my second mud trip I invested in a cheap electric power washer. Was about $100.

Considering what the carwash was costing me I figured it pays for itself.
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before I take it wheelin I give the fender wells and undercarriage a good blast of wd40 and wipe down excess.It makes it a lot easier to get clean afterwards. Just don't get on brakes of course.
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After my second mud trip I invested in a cheap electric power washer. Was about $100.

Considering what the carwash was costing me I figured it pays for itself.
That's the same type I have. Dirt Devil, I think. It was on sale on Amazon so I picked one up.

I knock the big stuff off at the car wash and clean up the car wash bay before I leave. Easier than pissing of my neighbors with a river of mud flowing down the street.
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before I take it wheelin I give the fender wells and undercarriage a good blast of wd40 and wipe down excess.It makes it a lot easier to get clean afterwards. Just don't get on brakes of course.
Great tip! I'll give that a shot the next time. Actually, you reminded me of what a buddy told me. He uses cheap tire shine up in the fenders and undercarriage.
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That's the same type I have. Dirt Devil, I think. It was on sale on Amazon so I picked one up.

I knock the big stuff off at the car wash and clean up the car wash bay before I leave. Easier than pissing of my neighbors with a river of mud flowing down the street.
LOL. mine isn't even a known brand name.

Looks like mine is a CleanForce 1400.
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After my second mud trip I invested in a cheap electric power washer. Was about $100.

Considering what the carwash was costing me I figured it pays for itself.
I did that ^

I also park one side tires up on ramps to blast the underside easier. I've also heard that a misting of baby oil on the underside before mudding will make the mud wash right off for some of the deeper bogs.
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Ive even pressure wash the roll bar pads, seats, and dash when top is off! Sometimes its easier to wheel with top on to save time cleaning!!!
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I did that ^

I also park one side tires up on ramps to blast the underside easier. I've also heard that a misting of baby oil on the underside before mudding will make the mud wash right off for some of the deeper bogs.
I have tried misting with baby oil but I keep sliding out of the seat ?

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