Myself and the Wife and a Buddy and his Fiancée made a run on Wildcat Mountain in Oregon and had some fun. My Question is when do you decide it is time to clean up the Jeep after you have had your fun. We wear our mud as a badge of honor for awhile, but when do you say enough is enough and clean the Jeep up?
When i get home...no later than the following day...i'm one of the minorities when it comes to this type of thing lol
I'm the same, I take a picture for proof then start power washing right away. This is because I had a friend write messages in the mud on my doors with her finger. Let's just say you could still read what she wrote after I washed it . Luckily the scratches buffed out but it was a PITA!
I'm not a mudder, I'd rather play on the rocks, but when it does get dirty it gets a bath soon as I get a chance. Like above, there are way too many people who think a muddy vehicle is the perfect canvas for their drawings. Needless to say, I've offended many people by screaming at them when I catch them doing it, family included. That and its my DD, so I get tired of constantly brushing up against it by accident and getting my work clothes dirty. People can tell it gets wheeled by the dents, scratches, and broken parts; I don't need an inch of mud to show it gets used.
That day or the next I cleanup the suspension/drivetrain area to try and prolong the life of the u joints etc. Regrease if poss also. Spray up into the fenders good and and don't forget the very back corners. Surface I leave to the rain.
Female rolling with the 93 YJ SOA Locked and Hard at Play
I like the idea of wearing the mud as a badge of honor myself lol..but my jeep is fairly new to me so i've just been washing as soon as I get home..or the next day..i've noticed the mud kind of stains the soft top if it stays on for too long..and its a PITA to wash out
like everyone else i try to wash it when i get home or the next day, mostly just because as schitbrick said, it stains the soft top, usually during summer when the soft top is i keep the jeep clean, if it sees mud it gets a bath right away cuz i like the top down and clean lookin during summer, however in the winter it normally stays dirty because mud wont stain the hard top ;] BUT i always pressure wash the frame/fender wells, brake area, etc ANY time it gets muddy or salty
Impact Orange 06 Wrangler SE 2.4l 6 speed
OME and Bilsteins, 31x10.50 Kelly Safari Tsr
Magnaflow Exhaust, Rustoleum Lined Tub, Hard Top, Full Doors
Since I was the "buddy", I'll chime in, I usually hit the undercarriage by the next day to prevent rust, but it depends on the weather and how I am feeling on the surface dirt/mud. Usually I leave it, but my paint is oxidized on the hood and scratched, so I am not too worried about it. It was a fun trip though!
"My house is protected by the good Lord and a gun..."
"I have no idea how that mud got in here"