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Old 06-23-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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Wait a minute...you can hose wash the inside??!!

I've seen on a couple threads that a Wrangler owner can lightly wash the interior with a hose?? Is this madness true??

How do you keep from ruining electronics, seats etc?

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:12 AM   #2
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Hahahahahaha!!!!!! Just did this yesterday to my TJ after going wheeling. Of course, I removed the carpet and pulled the drain plugs and spayed out the floor. Do not spray the dash or anything though as it will ruin electronics and such.. I just wiped it down

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:12 AM   #3
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I saw people cover it up with tarps. Idk how effective it is though.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:16 AM   #4
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Once the interior is removed, it's just painted metal like the outside. I wouldn't hose down the interior, though.
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I've done it and as long as you don't use a power washer you are fine. Remove the carpet and drain plugs and it all washes out. I even bedlined my tub to make it more rust proof. Just use a garden hose on low pressure, and keep away from the dash. The wiring throughout the Jeep is protected and the seats will dry.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:29 AM   #6
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I've done it and as long as you don't use a power washer you are fine. Remove the carpet and drain plugs and it all washes out. I even bedlined my tub to make it more rust proof. Just use a garden hose on low pressure, and keep away from the dash. The wiring throughout the Jeep is protected and the seats will dry.
What bedliner did you use? And did you do anything about the wires in the back running along the door sill?
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:29 AM   #7
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Very touchy subject, but I do it often. I even pressure wash the seats, dash...everything. 20k miles, and 5 years later, all is fine. Not saying u cant damage something, but it really isn't as scary as most say.
Worse thing i did was i thought my dash speakers were blown after pwing the dash one day. 2 days later, they were fine. Still work fine today. Beast looks like new in and out, and she gets deep in it!
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:28 AM   #8
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Haha that's amazing.
Seems like if you sprayed the sides down, it would just turn to muck on the interior.

Jeeps are frigg'in awesome...
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:50 PM   #9
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That pic really makes me wanna pull my carpets out and stop worrying so much about the weather. Awesome!
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What bedliner did you use? And did you do anything about the wires in the back running along the door sill?
I used Monstaliner: I just bed lined my 4-door with Monstaliner

I didn't do anything special to the wires. They are already well insulated and tied down. I added a few zip ties here and there but you hardly notice the wires in their black sleeving.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:43 PM   #11
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Everyone is mentioning the electronics, my Jeep is nekkid and it is going to rain on Thursday, I thought the Jeep was ok if it rains? Irk! Should I throw on the Freedom panels? (I only own a hard top)
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Everyone is mentioning the electronics, my Jeep is nekkid and it is going to rain on Thursday, I thought the Jeep was ok if it rains? Irk! Should I throw on the Freedom panels? (I only own a hard top)
I have read that it is not a good idea to get the dash, electronics and steering wheel and column get soaked.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:30 PM   #13
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Nothing electronic is good when it gets wet. Even if it drys and still works fine, it still isnt good for it. I'd say dont spray the dash, the rest of the vehicle I could care less about gettin wet. I dont have A/C in my JK so I have the windows open when it is 100 degrees and raining. Not a big deal
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I've done it and as long as you don't use a power washer you are fine. Remove the carpet and drain plugs and it all washes out. I even bedlined my tub to make it more rust proof. Just use a garden hose on low pressure, and keep away from the dash. The wiring throughout the Jeep is protected and the seats will dry.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:54 PM   #15
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It's funny people either think Jeeps are cars and can't get wet on the inside at all, or they are boats and are meant to be sprayed down from top to bottom. The truth is they are somewhere in the middle. There is nothing on/in the dash that is any different from a car. The carpets and seats are meant to get wet and dry fast (but I'd still pull the carpets as they have an absorbent material under them that will soak up water and mildew) and the drain plugs on the floor will help remove any water that does get inside. I've washed the inside of my jeep out with a hose several times. I never spray the dash or seats though. I've found that a damp cloth actually removes most dried up mud from my seats rather well. I've had my Jeep in a torential rain before and it was fine. I had the doors off and windows out but I did have the top up which protected the dash pretty well.

To answer the above question, yes I would pop the freedom panels back on if you know rain is coming and can't avoid it.
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My 2 door was line-x'd. I have used the power washer on the floor after a trail run. It worked well to clean the floor but then all of the dust went on the dash. Lol. Just don't power wash the electronics.
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Espo is right on. However, sometimes i find it necessary to use more than just a damp cloth! Can't find a good pic of being nekked and very muddy, but i have been fairly close to this pic topless too. This mud ain't coming off gently! What can i say...this is my quad!
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That post above is making me feel pretty good about my plans.
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That post above is making me feel pretty good about my plans.
Thats a TJ, not a JK. Only real ones that like the hose were YJ's. Be careful, floors yes, dash no. Sure there are guys that have done it but your results may vary. Working on cars for a living, these have more electronics than the old ones. Moisture is bad, whats even worse is if its wet and has current running through it. Wash the floor, wipe the dash down.
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Yeah, wasn't really planning to hose down the dash. That's how I've treated my Toyotas over the years though without any trouble but like you said, it's due to the age. Just had to make sure the ECU was safe. Just nice to see it here as well.
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Yeah, wasn't really planning to hose down the dash. That's how I've treated my Toyotas over the years though without any trouble but like you said, it's due to the age. Just had to make sure the ECU was safe. Just nice to see it here as well.

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