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Old 11-04-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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waxing before winter

Hi all, just wondered how many of you wax your Jeeps before winter? I've never done it myself, but since moving to a snowy state I've been thinking about it. My Jeep is my DD. Between the various types of de-icer and traction media they use in Utah I've noticed an occasional buildup. My ride has a mostly new paintjob (due to an accident) and being painted black shows everything. So, sound off with your ideas. Yea, or neigh?

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During a good snow when there's a lot of salt/sand/etc on the roads I like to hit up a self service car wash and hose down my Jeep real well a couple of times while the snow is still around and then again once it's gone. If I'm collecting that nasty gray residue it gets hosed off.

AS for wax...there's not much of the body left that isn't bedlined so I never bother with wax. Ever. Then again my Jeep has that "used to wheel in" look.

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Old 11-04-2010, 04:15 PM   #3
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Yes, but use a synthetic sealant rather than wax. It'll last longer.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:30 PM   #4
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I wax my Jeep everyday. Oh wait, different topic.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:46 PM   #5
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My wife doesn't wax in the winter. She says it keeps her warm.
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I usually try to wax my Jeep 2-3 times a year with the last one about this time of year.I figure it can't hurt.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:33 PM   #7
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My wife doesn't wax in the winter. She says it keeps her warm.
Lmfao....mine too.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:52 PM   #8
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I wax my jeep every fall before winter hits. Salt on the roads can be very harsh on vehicles. also every so often go to a do it yourself car wash ... you will get it cleaner then those automatic washes, and use the hot wax after you done washing it. This will also help. Believe me it helps, I've lived in North Dakota all my life so i know how hard winters can be. When spring gets here wax your jeep again ... this will get all the crud that builds up that you don't see and gets the surface smooth as glass again.
I am a very strong beleiver in keeping a vehicle waxed. It really does help. As said before use a synthetic wax, it last longer and protects better. I use Mcquires NXT generation wax.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:04 PM   #9
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just clay barred and waxed mine for the winter. I only did the claybar cuz it was apparent the guy before me never waxed the jeep and bothered to take care of the paint. I've been using meguiars nxt wax. Really good stuff. Pricey, but good. It seems to last a lot longer than other waxes I've tried.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:26 PM   #10
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No need to wax a jeep they started out flat......
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:27 PM   #11
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Thanks to all for the feedback :-)
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I wax my jeep every fall before winter hits. Salt on the roads can be very harsh on vehicles. also every so often go to a do it yourself car wash ... you will get it cleaner then those automatic washes, and use the hot wax after you done washing it. This will also help. Believe me it helps, I've lived in North Dakota all my life so i know how hard winters can be. When spring gets here wax your jeep again ... this will get all the crud that builds up that you don't see and gets the surface smooth as glass again.
I am a very strong beleiver in keeping a vehicle waxed. It really does help. As said before use a synthetic wax, it last longer and protects better. I use Mcquires NXT generation wax.
I'm from nd too.
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The beautiful thing about a Wrangler is the fact that they have so little actual paint to wax.... Takes 30 minutes to wax, buff and be done....
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The beautiful thing about a Wrangler is the fact that they have so little actual paint to wax.... Takes 30 minutes to wax, buff and be done....
ain't that the truth. it takes longer to scrub the dirt off the plastic fenders than it does to wax the dern thing.
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I like to wax my toys and keep them looking shiny. I even wax my wheels which helps keep them shiny and makes the mud and dirt come off easier and not stain the aluminum.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #16
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I live in snow country and like to keep wax on my cars to protect against salt and such. I use "Klasse" sealant. It's easy to apply and wipe off without having to let it dry. Lasts a good six months. I haven't found a sealant or wax that won't stain the fender flares, so, I use masking tape and tape them off before applying the sealant. Like it has been said before, there's not much to was on a Jeep, so, it doesn't take long.
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'95 Sahara rusted out from around me. The tranny skid plate was literally coming down - passenger side had only 1 bolt left. 6" holes through the body front & back of the side step. Had 2' of 1/4" channel welded on left & right frame and spent $500 on the hard-to-find '95 skid plate. Shop told me they rust from the right to the left as all the salt and stuff is in the gutter. Waxing would have no effect as it rusted from the underside out. I'd pay extra if they offered a frame-powdercoat option!!!!! I'm thinking if I spring for the 2012 Unlimited, I'd have MACCO clearcoat the entire underside.
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Got her all waxed and purty looking. Wasn't too bad. Thanks for the info

Always nice to have a crisp reflection like that!!
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Looks great, your Jeep will thank you
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Got her all waxed and purty looking. Wasn't too bad. Thanks for the info

Always nice to have a crisp reflection like that!!
You have no hair and are wearing some kind of puffy radiation suit. Are from the future?
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Nice shine on the outside...but they rust from the bottom up! Looked under my hood, and it's festering up all over the underside of the hood. I stuck my finger through holes in the frame. If I buy a new one...would garage it on rainy days...and off-road? LOL LOL never. I think if it gets wet you cancel the warranty.
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I live in Indiana where it seems like they dump salt on the roads. I always wax my Jeep every year before the winter hits. This seems to help make it easier to keep from getting tons of buildup in the winter.
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At least once a week until the snow hits..........

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