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Old 08-27-2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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How Do You Wash Your Jeep?

How do you wash you jeep after a muddy or dirty adventure? I usually pressure wash the outside and underneath, then hand wash it with soap, and then vacuum and clean out the interior and this usually takes about 2-3 hours. Any easier ways to clean it off faster?

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Old 08-27-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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Honestly I don't think I'd mind taking the long time for a better job since you stop the mud from rusting everything.

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Old 08-27-2013, 11:02 AM   #3
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I know some people put spinklers under their jeep lol
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:35 PM   #4
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I know some people put spinklers under their jeep lol
Probably not a bad idea to loosen it up. I'd say get it good with the power washer then put the sprinkler under to loosen it all up. Then just go in and start washing. Don't forget to check under any skid plates for mud. And clean up the engine compartment if you feel like its pretty bad.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #5
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the lawn sprinkler trick does work very well i used it on my old 93 a couple days after wheeling the take the hose an blast it off
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:01 PM   #6
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l like the sprinkler idea. just spent three hours the other day as well
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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If I have enough beer, it might take ALL DAY to wash it!
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:17 PM   #9
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Sprinkler 20 minutes in the front, 20 more in the back. I'll take a pic of the sand in the street from my latest jersey run tomorrow if this is still active/doesn't rain. Then gotta take the hose to the frame and skids and fenders. Then you can actually wash it
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #10
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Thats about right, Although I don't do the full detail thing until after the Deer Season is out. I t takes me about that same amount of time to get my Wrangler really mud free.
Even longer for the Cherokee's!
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:57 PM   #11
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I am glad im not the only one who spends such a long time washing off their Jeep after offroading
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Maybe twice a year nothing but dust out here. Almost no water and some melting snow.

The sprinkler idea is sheer genius and you have me thinking about it!!!
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I try and run a river on way home ......sometimes ya can get the inside done as well.......



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I use a lawn sprinkler that waves back and forth, and it works great in removing the mud underneath.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:07 AM   #15
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There is literally a sticky at the top of the TJ forum about washing.
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Party pooper we were actually having some fun and a few new good ideas.
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I mix a handful of gravel (the sharp kind, not that sissy pea-gravel) and some mud in a bucket. Then I rub it all over the jeep, making sure to not miss any spots. The next time it rains, I drive around with the top down to wash the interior.
Jokes aside, I just spray it down with my pressure washer usually. About once every 6 months I completely hand wash, wax, and detail the interior..
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How do you wash you jeep after a muddy or dirty adventure? I usually pressure wash the outside and underneath, then hand wash it with soap, and then vacuum and clean out the interior and this usually takes about 2-3 hours. Any easier ways to clean it off faster?
I do exactly what you do, in that order and it gets the job done. Only problem is i spend my whole afternoon cleaning my jeep. Its all fun while you're getting it muddy then it goes down hill from there.. Haha
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So i'm brand new to Jeeps and 4x4. Can i take the power washer to the engine? Do i need to be careful to not spray someplace like the air intake? Ive also read where people change the fluids after a gnarly river crossing. When should this happen?
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So i'm brand new to Jeeps and 4x4. Can i take the power washer to the engine? Do i need to be careful to not spray someplace like the air intake? Ive also read where people change the fluids after a gnarly river crossing. When should this happen?
If you've been underwater for any amount of time drain and redo the diffs. Most places won't let you power wash the engine.

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