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Old 07-01-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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New Jeep...Any Tips?

Hello All...New Jeep owner here...any tips to keep it like new? I'm looking at all the accessories that I can put on it and man I think I need to get a second job

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Welcome to the Forum! As for keeping your baby looking brand new ... I have nothing, sorry

However its easier just to get some little dents and nicks and just realize its a jeep and its awesome. The dirty the better.

And yea i think a second job will help out a lot.

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I Ice mine. Turtle Wax Liquid Ice. Keeps the paint looking shiny. Oops....got some on the fenders....just do all of the fender....man, looks black and sheds water....and mud too. Once you Ice your jeep you'll probably get addicted to it. They make a special Ice for the inside....that stuff works great too. I guess you could call me the Ice Man...I love the stuff.

P.S. I don't work for Turtle Wax. Just enjoy using it.

I also use the touch up spray. That works well for in between times when I detail it.

Now, some on the forum will frown on this, but I say between getting mine dirty it deserves to shine once in a while. Last time I washed it, it had been 2 months since I Iced it and just washing it returned it to a wicked luster. I was pretty surprised. Try it out...it is a good product.
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Invisible Glass, now that is another great product. I like it a lot better than RainX. I found this stuff by accident after being a RainX user for several years. I had RainX everything. RainX original, RainX window wash, RainX window cleaner spray bottle...all types of RainX product...they made it I used it. Then after finding Invisible Glass, most of the RainX just sits around now and collects dust. Eventually I'll use it all up....on my wife's car (don't tell her) but mine gets invisible glass for now...until something better comes along.
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Oh yah....welcome to the forum.

There are a lot of great folks around here with a lot of good information. You'll see the longer that you hang around. I've seen some wrangler forums that are like the wild wild west, but this one is pretty tame and that is why I focus most of my attention on this one.

We don't always stay on topic but we usually are having fun when we get off topic.

Got pictures of your jeep?

We love pictures.

So, get that jeep dirty yet?

Don't forget to wave to other jeepers.

Hmmm... I think I covered all the basics.

Mostly...have fun.
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jees jk'n, a little talkative today are we? 3 posts in a row! Good advice though, makes me wonder why you like invisible glass so much better than rain-x though. Never used it, but love rain-x!

Welcome to the forum JerraJeeper! jk'n doesn't joke, we like pictures, lots of pictures, its a requirement. :P just kidding, but seriously....

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Welcome to the forum! I'm pretty new here myself. I didn't think I'd be do much waxing, but I was worried about rust in the future, so I added the electronic rust inhibitor and a paint protector. Beyond that, I'm planning on enjoying it to it's fullest - and that probably means beating the crap out of it.
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jees jk'n, a little talkative today are we? 3 posts in a row! Good advice though, makes me wonder why you like invisible glass so much better than rain-x though. Never used it, but love rain-x!

Welcome to the forum JerraJeeper! jk'n doesn't joke, we like pictures, lots of pictures, its a requirement. :P just kidding, but seriously....

Have fun!
Yah, I'm on vacation at a resort on an island in Florida...lots of time on my hands! Helps me to understand a little how JIMBOX is able to be on so often.

Well, like I said, I found Invisible Glass quite by accident. I was looking to put some type of window cleaner in my detailing box and saw invisible glass on the shelf at the auto parts supplier. The package looked cool...translate...they got me to buy it because it looked different and the name was catchy. Well, when I tried it I noticed that the sheeting action was different than the beading action of RainX. Most importantly, I had been having problems with RainX specifically at night while driving in the rain. The way that the rain beads up with RainX, and when the lighting was at a specific angle particularly with oncoming cars or with street lights made it difficult to see the road at times. Invisible Glass doesn't bead up the same way and has minimized this particular aspect of rain repellent in RainX. So, for me it increases my safety factor during rain at night because I can see what was before, difficult to see. The Invisible glass works particularly well with wipers that are new but still works better with wipers that have small nicks in the blade caused by sand and grit. Anyway, for right now it is Invisible Glass over RainX for me.
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Sounds good jk'n, thanks for your explaination!
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:29 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info...now I'm not saying it won't get dirty....but I definitely want to keep it looking nice until I get a little mud on the tires I knew about the "wave" but find others in my neck of the woods that obviously don't! ::grrr:: but anyway...Since buying my jeep I've had people say OH I hope yours doesn't leak like mine did etc etc...that is mainly my concern...Thanks guys!
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Since buying my jeep I've had people say OH I hope yours doesn't leak like mine did etc etc...that is mainly my concern...Thanks guys!
Chrysler bought my first jeep back because of leaks with my hard top. The replacement jeep leaked in the same place the first two rain storms and hasn't leaked since. Both times I brought it in to the dealer. They adjusted it an it appears to have been done right by the dealer. Now, having said that and having been a jeep owner for 2 - 1/2 years and on forums reading about such things I have to say that a leaking jeep is a relative thing. When you first purchase it and under warranty you expect it to hold water out. So, straight out of the box, you work with the dealer when it leaks. Sometime between the time of purchase and the time that it goes to the crusher, you know that some leaks are going to happen. When there are as many surfaces as in a jeep, it is just a matter of time before one of the seals develops a soft spot and begins...drip...drip...drip...drip. So, after it is out of warranty you will simply read on this and other forums about what people do to solve leaks. I can tell you the thing that I do right now that seems to be keeping leaks at bay is just occasionally cleaning the seals. I've been using Turtle Wax Interior Cleaner and it seems to do a really good job cleaning and keeping the seal surfaces looking like new. They continue to seal well and keep water out. Anyway, this issue is nothing to get your underpants in an uproar about. My dealer worked with me and made a totally satisfied customer out of me, the rest after warranty is up to me.
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Welcome to the Forum!

I work for a Body Shop so I get our Detailers to "Protect" my Jeep. LOL
A Good Paint Sealant is a great start. Then a great Wax like Mother's or Meguiars! I prefer Meguiars! I use it on all my vehicles. I use Meguiars Vinly/Rubber Protectant on Fender Flares & Tires. A good non-acidic carwash soap is good to keep paint clean too.
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Fwiw, my Jeep is 9 years old, and doesn't leak a drop. Original soft top too...
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I Ice mine. Turtle Wax Liquid Ice. Keeps the paint looking shiny. Oops....got some on the fenders....just do all of the fender....man, looks black and sheds water....and mud too. Once you Ice your jeep you'll probably get addicted to it. They make a special Ice for the inside....that stuff works great too. I guess you could call me the Ice Man...I love the stuff.

P.S. I don't work for Turtle Wax. Just enjoy using it.

I also use the touch up spray. That works well for in between times when I detail it.

Now, some on the forum will frown on this, but I say between getting mine dirty it deserves to shine once in a while. Last time I washed it, it had been 2 months since I Iced it and just washing it returned it to a wicked luster. I was pretty surprised. Try it out...it is a good product.
I agree! I am totally addicted to ICE. You can use the wax on pretty much anything, and it doesnt leave any residue. The interior stuff makes it look like brand new again!
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I agree! I am totally addicted to ICE. You can use the wax on pretty much anything, and it doesnt leave any residue. The interior stuff makes it look like brand new again!
Are you guys Icing your Bro's ?

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Are you guys Icing your Bro's ?

That ICE looks like it would work too.

Totally different kind of ICE....but it works!
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Yah, I'm on vacation at a resort on an island in Florida...lots of time on my hands! Helps me to understand a little how JIMBOX is able to be on so often.

Well, like I said, I found Invisible Glass quite by accident. I was looking to put some type of window cleaner in my detailing box and saw invisible glass on the shelf at the auto parts supplier. The package looked cool...translate...they got me to buy it because it looked different and the name was catchy. Well, when I tried it I noticed that the sheeting action was different than the beading action of RainX. Most importantly, I had been having problems with RainX specifically at night while driving in the rain. The way that the rain beads up with RainX, and when the lighting was at a specific angle particularly with oncoming cars or with street lights made it difficult to see the road at times. Invisible Glass doesn't bead up the same way and has minimized this particular aspect of rain repellent in RainX. So, for me it increases my safety factor during rain at night because I can see what was before, difficult to see. The Invisible glass works particularly well with wipers that are new but still works better with wipers that have small nicks in the blade caused by sand and grit. Anyway, for right now it is Invisible Glass over RainX for me.
I don't work and I use the PC (here and Nevada) most of the days, when I'm not "busy", I have HP "Pavilion Elite's" and have a lot of TOPO Geo-comparisons to Google Earth site maps--

Most TOPO's are from 10 to 40 years ago and the Google Earth is from 3 months to a year old and there are a lot of access changes, that aren't shown on the topo's

I generally don't post on this forum, unless I'm either funny (?) or pretty confident in my posts !!

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JIMBO,

I was wondering how long it would take for you to find that post!

Not bad, you don't miss much!

Anyway, I'm getting a taste of retirement here at the resort and I could live with this. I paddled for a few hours yesterday on my kayak and biked for 30 miles the day before...plenty of swimming too. Yah, I could get used to this.

I don't want to hijack the thread too far so back on topic.

What do you detail with? Or are you afraid to admit you pamper your jeep?
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Heh Heh, no I've ben using "Mothers" california gold when I wax it-twice since I got it Oct"08 and Regardless of what the "experts" say I've been using Armor-all on my Corvettes/Xterra and jeep, but I don't spray it (1 gal can), I just "ragit"--it's done a good job for over 20 yrs

It works great on Black, but remember I don't do mud and I keep all my vehicles inside (garage), so the sun exposure is only when we're on a trek !!

I don't power wash and usually use just water and a wash glove-as soon as I'm done with the exploring !!


This is fine at 4200 ft Nevada desert, but would be tougher as you go East !

Course, my place in California is pretty good too, I haven't had any rust troubles, for a lotta years-

I've been retired for 17 years, so i'm pretty well set !!

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I have used Mother's clay on the flat painted surfaces and that, I think, has really brought out the shine on the clear coat. I don't spend gobs of time detailing my jeep. I did the Mother's clay thing last year while I was on vacation in Maine, camped out without much else to do. I keep these things in my detailing box in the jeep or my covered utility trailer if I'm on vacation just in case I have a huge block of time to kill. I figure that dolling it up once in a while makes me feel good about having it.
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I have used Mother's clay on the flat painted surfaces and that, I think, has really brought out the shine on the clear coat. I don't spend gobs of time detailing my jeep. I did the Mother's clay thing last year while I was on vacation in Maine, camped out without much else to do. I keep these things in my detailing box in the jeep or my covered utility trailer if I'm on vacation just in case I have a huge block of time to kill. I figure that dolling it up once in a while makes me feel good about having it.


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