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Old 02-09-2010, 08:31 AM   #1
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Mud Protection

I went offroading recently and thhe entire underbody is coated in mud, would this bee good protection against salt from the roads?

this is my first winter up north so sorry if this question is newbish

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Old 02-09-2010, 08:34 AM   #2
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Not really. The salty water would be absorbed into the mud. Not a good thing.

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Old 02-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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The moisture trapped in the mud is the worst part...

Besides keeping alot of mud on the frame and components of the Jeep can lead to have issues and when you have issues... just remember all that mud falling down onto while climbing underneath to work on.

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Old 02-09-2010, 01:20 PM   #4
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Some automated car wash stations have underbody clean. Very helpful. But for the really stuck on mud you might wanna go home and jack each side up nice and high and spray her off if your really worried.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:40 PM   #5
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As said above, the mud will simply trap & hold moisture up against the Jeep and encourage rust. I would place a lawn sprinkler under the Jeep to rinse the mud away. Even using a sprinkler like that can take a long time to get rid of the mud even with the lawn sprinkler running with some force.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:42 PM   #6
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3,000 psi hot water pressure washer is what I use!

I'd undercoat as much as you can. It'll def. help.
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:47 PM   #7
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thanks for the advice
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:11 PM   #8
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I saw somewhere that its a good idea to spray your underbody down with non stick cooking spray before you go mudding ... Anyone else think thats a good idea?
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Used to use non stick stuff on shovels when digging in mud to repair sprinkler systems - lasted about 5 minutes.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:25 PM   #10
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Thats kinda what I thought ...
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:21 PM   #11
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Works great on dirtbikes.
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Works great on dirtbikes.
I tried it on my dirtbike for a ride in Ohio called "Rumble On The Ridge" and it didn't work that well.

I used PAM, (Kawi bike on right) and my buddy (Yami bike on left) didn't. Not much of a difference....

And both took just as long to clean.

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