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Old 06-07-2010, 07:11 AM   #1
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How often do you wash your Jeep?

like title states, how often does everybody wash thier jeeps?
how often do you leave the mud and grime on your jeeps?
how do you see it affecting the paint and clear coat finish?


i have now not washed my jeep in over a month... i pressure washed the mud off of it as best i could after mudding but it seems to stained the plastic so i said screw it and just didnt wash it for awhile. my Black 2010 sahara now has a crap load of water marks, mud stains and squeaky breaks from the mud fun times in the mud, but man does it ever so suck have to clean it all off!

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Old 06-07-2010, 07:28 AM   #2
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I never wash mine. I just clean the under carriage ( very important). But mine is very old (1996). O wait, I washed it for a photo shoot. The Taiwanese people that did the photo shoot for the magazine thought that a Jeep should be spotless ( they are strange here) loco

Hey they paid for it so.....

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Old 06-07-2010, 07:29 AM   #3
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I personally wash my rig after every excursion. same with my bikes and quads.

I find keeping my stuff clean keeps them running better thus lasting longer.

I have a 2010 BLACK RUBICON, yes the water marks are a pain in the A$$ to get off. The grit in the mud scratches the crap out of the pain job if allowed to cook on, and here in Houston it is freakin HOT!!!!!. It may be worse here than other parts of the country.

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Old 06-07-2010, 07:34 AM   #4
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Whenever my son is available

seriously, I use to wash it quite often but have gotten laxed about a year or two ago. I wouldn't pressure wash it, that's the quickest way to damage the paint.

I do get my son to wash it but he thinks that gives him the right to go muddin' and getting it filthy beforehand.....
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:38 AM   #5
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Whenever my son is available

seriously, I use to wash it quite often but have gotten laxed about a year or two ago. I wouldn't pressure wash it, that's the quickest way to damage the paint.

I do get my son to wash it but he thinks that gives him the right to go muddin' and getting it filthy beforehand.....
Ha ha ha I wish I was your son. Free mudding for a wash,, that is a sweet deal.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:13 AM   #6
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I run mine though a car wash every other week or so.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:16 AM   #7
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Hand wash every Saturday morning. Early since it is black.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:16 AM   #8
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Everytime it gets dirty and it's warm enough not to freeze doing it... But then I like detailing my vehicles. The reward for my effort is beautiful shiny paint that will look good for many years... Plus, I get to play in the hose on a nice summer day
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:28 AM   #9
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I wash mine almost every Sunday. Sometimes ill skip a week, i also powerwash mine. Dont get too close! I chipped some paint off the wheel because i got too close :o
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about once a month (I live out on a dirt rd.), unless I go muddin', then within a day or two afterword.

Mud is worse than salt in causing rust. Because, it holds in moisture longer. A spot of salt say 5 square inches on your metal will dry out within a couple hours. Dirt (same amout) on the other hand takes days to dry out. All the while, trapping the moisture up against your metal/paint.

I usually make frequent stops at the power wash to just spray out my wheels. I can't stand the shaking from all the weight of the mud in the rims
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Everytime it gets dirty and it's warm enough not to freeze doing it... But then I like detailing my vehicles. The reward for my effort is beautiful shiny paint that will look good for many years... Plus, I get to play in the hose on a nice summer day
Great, now all I can think of is the car wash scene in Cool Hand Luke.

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Old 06-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #12
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LOL! Sorry Daggo....
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:45 AM   #13
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Everytime it rains it gets washed.
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Everytime it rains it gets washed.
hehe... reminds me of the mud spots claiming my parking spot here at work.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:13 AM   #15
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once a week. because its one of my favorite things to do.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:17 AM   #16
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Rarely. I washed/polished/waxed it a couple of weekends ago, and then it rained....but only after the dust settled.

I now have a leopard Jeep....it'll be like that until it rains again I'm fairly confident.

My other two cars stay fairly clean, but the Jeep lives outside, so its a losing battle. and I have a life, so Cleaning cars isn't high on my "fun things to do" list anymore.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:18 AM   #17
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Weekly because of the RAINS! I wish it would slow down so I can get the Top back off
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:58 AM   #18
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Wash? Can someone define this term for me please?
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:35 AM   #19
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I consider mud an element of the paint scheme.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:18 PM   #20
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I'm new to my Jeep, but with my Tacoma, I would wash it regularly, weekly in the summer, cuz she was a pretty gurl! I had a pass at a local carwash for unlimited car washes.

When I took her off-road (especially mudding) I would was it asap, and detail it. If you get that stuff off right away, you'll minimize the damaging effects to your paint, and also reduce the corrosion underneath. Where I go mudding, it's all open range for livestock, so I'm getting more than just mud smeared into my frame and undercarriage than just dirt.


Just remember - trucks & Jeeps look great covered in mud, but that mud isn't good for them. That said, have fun!
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:21 PM   #21
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Dirt...YUK!

I clean, wash vacumn etc. anytime dirt gets on or in my Jeep. It's black and looks like crap when it's dirty. (I also keep my garage mopped).
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:24 PM   #22
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Once or twice a month. If it rains.. I wash it less.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:27 PM   #23
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I wash it at least once a week. I used to be into detailing cars when I was younger so that trait never left me. Not only that, it's my DD so I wanna keep it looking good for as long as I can.
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I wash mine pretty regularly. I either want it really dirty or clean, nothing really in between. I bought a new 2010 Sport and it is my DD. With that being said, I don't have the funds to buy a new car if this one gets damaged and I want it to look good because I plan on having it for a while. Also, I live in FL on the east coast. So I deal with salt air and love bugs on a daily basis (both of which aren't good for the paint).
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:50 PM   #25
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I wash mine weekly. I like doing it and I want it to look good when I take her to the beach topless!
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:58 PM   #26
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i fully detail every 2 weeks and wash at least once a week. i love a clean looking jeep almost as much as a mudfilled one...naaaahh
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I usually do the detailing once per year, per vehicle as well. Being on a dirt road, dust gets into everything over time.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:01 PM   #28
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Don't wash my Jeep.

I bath it...in mud.

Got a fresh bath this weekend at Tahuya ORV.

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Maybe once in 2-3 months. Otherwise whenever it rains it gets washed by itself. If I have gone offroading then asap after I come back..
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