Help please! - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 08-05-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
tyback's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Jackson, KY
Posts: 125
Help please!

I went to a dirt track race Saturday night. If you've ever been to one you know your vehicle leaves covered in dust. Anyway I drove my jeep, with the windows out of the half doors and the top up. I never had time to wash it yesterday but today I tried to wash it and the red clay stains would not come clean. Any suggestions on how to clean it and what to use? I tried the bestop top cleaner but it didn't seem to phase it.

tyback is offline   Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
MrTurtle's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: SC
Posts: 244
Have you tried using a pressure washer? Maybe with the right chemicals you could probably find at your local Advance Auto or something, an interior or soft top cleaner, and then stop by one of those ' self - serve ' car wash places with the brush and the high pressure jet you could work the stains out.

MrTurtle is offline   Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
I am JD and it's My Dream

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
JDsDream's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Peach State
Posts: 28,216
If you find a solution to take it out, please post. I've never found a way to get rid of it.
The kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, She's up!"

To All Of Our Forum Veterans and Active Service Members.
Our Debt To You Is Greater Than We Could Ever Repay.
Thank You

Become a Supporting Member!
JDsDream is online now   Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
Rubicondon53's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 1,590
My old soft top had stains, and my new one also has mud stains.. After a few tries with car wash soap and using a soft bristle brush, most of the stains remained, but not too noticeable as I chose the khaki color for my jeep knowing such dirt and stains would blend in nicely.. I wouldn't use any chemicals unless calling Bestop first and find out what type of chemicals will not hurt your top.. They have a great tech crew standing by to answer all questions...
04' Rubi, with all the gizmos we need for long range excursions, / home modified excursion trailer;

96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
'12 VW New Beetle
Rubicondon53 is offline   Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
zombie & ninja slayer

WF Supporting Member
Redsand's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: southern illinois, no where near chicago (allendale)
Posts: 2,276
Laundry soap and water in a bucket, and a soft brush or a bug sponge

"When your stupid, your whole body suffers"

"It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again"
Redsand is offline   Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 11:31 AM   #6
Owen_TJ's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 4,849
You could also try some bug/tar remover...i use the "stoner" brand when i have tar and stuff all over.

Few weeks ago they were doing road construction on a street i take to had rained and i have no, couple days later i went to wash it and NOTHING came off. It was almost as if my red jeep had turned black. About an hour or so of bug/tar remover and it was gone. Just rewashed it and good as new.

Owen_TJ is online now   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC