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Old 02-05-2013, 04:37 PM   #31
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great tips, i may actually wash mine after work today!

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Old 02-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #32
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What do you recommend for interiors? Local store has Mcguires, Simple Green and Autoglym.

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:59 PM   #33
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I'm a detailer too - and for interiors you can get pricey boutique stuff off the on-line stores or, just use a little Majestic Solutions Tidal Wave mixed 10:1 with water. They are a local supply store in Raleigh NC that sell in bulk. Or, regular Woolite and water - 20:1. I know there are those in the detailing world that blanch hearing that and one guy in particular will state that "on the Woolite website they don't say it's ok" blah blah, ever hear of lawyers kid? Companies gotta CYA or some bubba will use straight Woolite on his 60K+ King Ranch F150 that never gets off road and then want to sue somebody when it won't stop foaming.....
If you're in a hurry, Duragloss, Megs, and other at the auto parts stores are fine. The main thing is don't equate money spent with quality.

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:35 AM   #34
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well thats a great tips you got, actually i wash/detail my ride not that often, i always bring it to a detailing shop, too lazy to do it always
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:16 AM   #35
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What do you recommend for interiors? Local store has Mcguires, Simple Green and Autoglym.
I myself on my DD just use a damp terry cloth (or rag of any kind), scub it all then wipe dry with another rag. That usually gets everything fairly clean if its not plum nasty. but if it is a lil bit of the soap water youd use to clean the outside, just dont get czay with it and get things soaked. wiping off with a clean rag. As far as off the shelf protectants go I myself perfer turtle wax ice interior protectant. never really liked turtle wax products but i really like the interior protectant. Can go over clear plastics and it doesnt streak or spot and leaves a decent shine but not a oilly look. it also has a pleasant smell.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:28 AM   #36
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Anybody have any suggestions for removing dried on egg? I've tried Simple Green, Bug and Tar remover, and lots of elbow greese. With no luck yet.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:34 AM   #37
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Anybody have any suggestions for removing dried on egg? I've tried Simple Green, Bug and Tar remover, and lots of elbow greese. With no luck yet.
Polishing compound?
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:39 AM   #38
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Horrible write ups. All wrong. Let me correct you



Climb into rig


Start engine



Drive to forest/field/lake/river/ anywhere off the road


Hit biggest mud hole/rock crawl/ hill climb, etc possible.

Cover vehicle in mud


Take pictures.

Drive home ad enjoy the looks you get of your newly cleaned keep.



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Old 03-13-2013, 10:41 AM   #39
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Anybody have any suggestions for removing dried on egg? I've tried Simple Green, Bug and Tar remover, and lots of elbow greese. With no luck yet.
The yellow sunlight dish soap. And hot water. Cleans everything thy even use it on the rigs to clean the rig
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #40
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Anybody have any suggestions for removing dried on egg? I've tried Simple Green, Bug and Tar remover, and lots of elbow greese. With no luck yet.
Try Goo Gone, spray (pray) let dwell a few minutes then use a PLASTIC razor blade or old credit card, gently see if it will scrap off. If not, it's etched into the paint, you may be able to wet sand with 1500 grit and then buff out with Megs 105 and a foam pad.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #41
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Thanks guys, I'll try them all.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:06 PM   #42
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What about old dried up stickers. Any advice?
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:55 AM   #43
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I have a softtop and was wondering what I could use to clean the windows with on the inside?Would you reccomend paper towels on the inside or would they scratch. Thanks
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:06 PM   #44
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Novus scratch remover and polish kit. 3 bottle kit that does heavy scratches, light scratches, and clean and polish. I love it personally. Oh and always use a microfiber cloth.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:44 PM   #45
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That is a great write up on how to detail your Jeep. But I have to ask a question.
Is waiting for a rainy day, taking the top off, opening up the drain holes (mine are all ways open), covering the dash board with plastic bags and the seats if they do not need cleaning, then waiting for the rain a bad idea?
I keed…really
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:56 PM   #46
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Great write up. I also like S100, use it on the bike, and the engine when it needs it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:25 AM   #47
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Great wright up!!! All I have to say is take look at this site Adam's Premium Car Care - Cleaners, Waxes and Polishes Made in the USA IMO this company has the best products on the market. I will not use anything else.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #48
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Nice...Gonna have to try this.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #49
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I am a bit messy with my wax job. I end up getting it on the back bumper and fenders. Anyone have something that takes the wax off black easily?
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Very good write-up, it's tough on black vehicles to properly keep the "swirls" away
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:01 PM   #51
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Detailing underside???

Any recommendations for keeping the undercarriage clean ...I am worried about SALT in the Wisconsin Winters.


If anyone has any suggestions for a brand new Wrangler rust proofing..please let me know what works good.


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Old 07-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #52
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[QUOTE=bcsnave;3936012]Any recommendations for keeping the undercarriage clean ...I am worried about SALT in the Wisconsin Winters.


If anyone has any suggestions for a brand new Wrangler rust proofing..please let me know what works good.

Fluid film! It does have to be applied yearly though.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:48 AM   #53
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Very good write-up, it's tough on black vehicles to properly keep the "swirls" away
Yeah, I find that black vehicles need to be washed twice as often as other vehicles!
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What can I use on the black plastic (?) fenders and bumpers to keep them from looking like they're oxidized?
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:13 PM   #55
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What can I use on the black plastic (?) fenders and bumpers to keep them from looking like they're oxidized?
Use mothers back to black for automotive black moulding. If it is already faded, get a blow heater (looks like a hair dryer) and it will make old faded black plastic look new. You tube it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #56
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Awesome tips friend! I will use your write up for my next wash and detail!
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:19 PM   #57
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A cheap electric pressure washer makes cleaning a whole lot faster. You local hardware shop has them for about $100. The first thing to do is clean the undercarriage. Remove all foreign objects and then move to cleaning. Use the write up above for a detail job. Great write up!
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Every time I use Armor All on exterior black plastic it starts to turn faded and light black a lot quicker than if I used nothing.

I have some work vehicles I experimented on. Some we just wash and some we use Armor All on, after a year the ones we just wash look new and the others look worse.

They aren't Jeeps so maybe that makes a big difference or maybe not. The last Honda I had actually had instructions that said modern plastics used these days do not require dressing, that was a long time ago. Maybe things are different or Jeeps are different. Just telling my experience.
^x2. That Armor-All ruined my plastic fenders, and started ruining the rest of my plastic too. I now use WD-40 and wipe off the excess, leaving a slight sheen. When the WD-40 evaporates, my plastic mirrors look true black now and healthy. I don't even have to use it regularly anymore after a car wash. I use it on my repainted fenders too. I only use Armor-All on my tires.
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I am a bit messy with my wax job. I end up getting it on the back bumper and fenders. Anyone have something that takes the wax off black easily?
Have you tried WD-40?
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:22 PM   #60
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How much do you need to dilute Simple Green, so that it's safe on painted surfaces? I would like to use it on my tires and wheels. My wheels are aluminum with a black finish and I don't want to mess them up or stain them.

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