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Old 11-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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best way to get dried up mud out from under your jeep?

Hello all! This past summer I had a blast taking my jeep off road. Did some light trails and a few mud pits. I would always.pressure wash everything including underneath the day after. Today I had it on my lift at work and noticed everything is coated in dried up mud. Any clue on how to clean it up? I tried soap and water didnt work. Would engine degreasger be a bad idea for underneath?

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Old 11-09-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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Park it in the street, and put a sprinkler under it.

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Old 11-09-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
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Get after it while its fresh. Ga, Ks, Mo, Ok, Ar, red mud is like cement when it dries. Some jeepers buy WD40 in the Gl can with a pump sprayer and coat the underneath once a year so that mud is easier to remove.
As you mentioned, a car wash or pressure sprayer works well as long as its directed at the problem spots.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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one of the trails that used to be open near me had a 30 foot up stream water crossing... we always did that last That trail is close now cause punk college kids would go out there get drunk and trash the area
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:46 AM   #5
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Park it in the street, and put a sprinkler under it.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:12 AM   #6
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Other than using a stiff brush (non-wire) and water/detergent/etc, cleaning ALL the mud/dirt may be futile.

I have used a product called Fluid-Film, a lanolin (sheep-fat) base product that acts as a barrier film. It works best if applied annually for a couple years, then touched-up as needed... mostly as an anti-rust treatment. Surprising, it was developed in the mid-1940's. Yes, its gel-like film can attract and hold dirt, but it can be washed-off easily, and creeps into minute spaces, hopefully to keep further dirt and corrosion from occurring. And, it works best if applied before the underside gets crapped-up.

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Old 11-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #7
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how long do you leave the sprinkler there? 15-20 minutes?
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #8
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Park it in a shallow pond for a while? Then maybe drive around or back and forth for a short time. You could always wait for a Florida summer down pour too
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:57 PM   #9
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wait for a rainy day and hit some big puddles at high speed...
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:51 PM   #10
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I just realize I must power wash it 2 or 3 times. Once is never enough. Might look clean, feel clean and taste clean but when it dries....

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