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Old 10-30-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Post your favorite products used to care for your Jeep

I am curious about your favorite products used to care for your Jeep. Mine is Mothers Back to Black which is amazing for my fender flares. Thanks to someone on this forum who recommended it, I took my 2004 Jeep Wrangler's fender flares from gray to black and they still look sharp. Before buying a Jeep and reading this forum, I had never heard of this product.

What are your other favorites? Interior cleaner/protectant? What do you use on your tires? Wiper blades? Wax?

What products have you learned about on this forum that you had never been exposed to previously?

Thanks again for providing such a useful discussion board. I love my Jeep! What a fun vehicle! Took me three months to let go of my 16 year-old Ford F150 so I could buy a Jeep, but I don't think I'll ever go back to a truck. My Jeep and trailer will get it done for me!

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Old 10-30-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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Most Jeepers will say spray paint

I used the Mothers' on my Grand Cherokee and I liked it. I have matching flares now, so no use for it anymore.
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Well, it's more of a performance product, I just installed Autolite APP-985 spark plugs today. I had never used them before, and I had just used NGK plugs in my Jeeps. I will honestly say that I will never use another plug other than the APP-985 in my Jeep again. I was having a rough idle problem with my NGK plug, granted they were getting close to a change, the new Autolite's solved that problem real fast. I've had problems with so many spark plugs before, and these are real winners.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:08 PM   #5
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*Armor All Original Protectant 10 fl oz
*Armor All Glass Wipes 25 ct
*Armor All Ultra Shine Wash & Wax 1 pt.
*Armor All Triple Action Wheel Cleaner 1.5 pt
*Armor All Tire Foam Protectant 20 oz
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:11 PM   #6
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I buy turtle stuff in my jeep. Also Bestop for my soft top
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:09 AM   #7
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Purple Power+ an air compressor with a air gun=immaculate jeep when i feel like it.


Purple power is a sick cleaner though, might have to water down for some things but eh its a jeep it can take it.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:34 AM   #8
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Bass Boat Saver for the hard top, I use it on my fiberglass bass boat and it keep it shiney and has uv protectants.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:41 PM   #9
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303 Aerospace Protectant has unbeatable UV protection (SPF 40) and I like the finish it leaves on all my plastics and rubber. Makes tires, black plastic, fiberglass, etc. look like new. I use it on all my cars, makes interiors look like new and lasts a long time. A little goes a long way too. Worth every penny.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:46 PM   #10
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Consumer Reports just tested a bunch of waxes, Nu Finish NF-76 (in orange bottle) came out on top for price, durability, and performance. I think their paste rated really well also, a little more durable, but not as easy to apply and remove as the liquid. This stuff has been around for years, I remember their commercials on tv back in the early 90's.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:29 PM   #11
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If your looking to get your white lettering looking new on your tires, try Bleach White. Spray on, use a brush, rinse off and in less than 30 seconds nice bright lettering.
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If your looking to get your white lettering looking new on your tires, try Bleach White. Spray on, use a brush, rinse off and in less than 30 seconds nice bright lettering.
Turned my white letters in on my TJ but I use the Bleach white on the Durango. Used it on all the vehicles with white letters that I have owned. Good product.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:52 PM   #13
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bleach white also removes bugs and tar
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:52 PM   #14
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Yep me too. No more white lettering on Jeep.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:53 PM   #15
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mothers claybar.

meguires nxt wax.

microfebre.

wet rags.

old paintbrush with bristles cut to an inch for wax/whatever removal.


srslytho, waxing a jeep sucks.

i hadnt had much luck with the back to black. i have old wax stains from previous owners that will probably make me paint them.

ive heard peanut butter works real good in the hot sun lol.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:00 AM   #16
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Mothers cleaners for pretty much everything, raggtop protectant for the soft top. I wax it in the fall just to protect against the salt we get dumped all over the place here.

Westley's Bleche White is good stuff, but I hear it will eventually dry out your tires. Pulls all of the protectants out of the rubber? Also will screw up aluminum wheels?

Pressure washers are my friends for getting underneath.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:08 AM   #17
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for your soft top use Simple Green. My top looks like new with not much effort in scrubbing. I just got a simple brush and sprayed the stuff on after hosing the top. I spray it on straight up and scrub the top then hose it off. Smells minty and it's safe for the environment! This stuff is amazing!!
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My favorite products are my pressure washer and a bucket...
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:22 AM   #19
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The full line of Prima car care products. One of the best waxes I've ever seen. In fact I learned how to detail cars from the owner and founder of Prima so I might be biased. For my soft top i use 303 and Plexo.

Oh, and a Porter Cable orbital machine. Use it to wax/polish and as a sander. Stripped my jeep down to metal with it.
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I have some kind of adhesive strip on my jeep just under door where something used to be before I bought my jeep. Does anyone know how to remove it easy and safely? Is there a product for removing this kind of stuff?
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I have some kind of adhesive strip on my jeep just under door where something used to be before I bought my jeep. Does anyone know how to remove it easy and safely? Is there a product for removing this kind of stuff?
"Goo Gone" or "Goof Off', gets just about anything off without hurting the paint.
I've used it on overspray and the gooey stuff left over after you take off a bumper sticker or dealer sticker, stick on mirrors etc.

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I absolutely love this stuff for cleaning my soft windows.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:07 PM   #23
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I've always used either Mequire's or Zaino products. Both are easy to use and make my vehicles look great. Lexol for vinyl and leather. Simple Green for other stuff like tires.
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I have some kind of adhesive strip on my jeep just under door where something used to be before I bought my jeep. Does anyone know how to remove it easy and safely? Is there a product for removing this kind of stuff?
3M Adhesive Remover works really well. I've never had good luck with Goo Gone, that stuff just smears the stickiness around for me.
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Purple Power+ an air compressor with a air gun=immaculate jeep when i feel like it.

Purple power is a sick cleaner though, might have to water down for some things but eh its a jeep it can take it.
I have almost passed out from the *commercial* (stronger yet) purple power. Ventilation system wasn't working and i didn't know it. Wow!
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This is about as much cleaning as my TJ gets.

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Old 11-03-2011, 08:59 PM   #27
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Thanks for all the great suggestions!
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Clean? Whats that?
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So how does one properly use that clay bar?
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mothers claybar.

meguires nxt wax.

microfebre.

wet rags.

old paintbrush with bristles cut to an inch for wax/whatever removal.

I like to see attention to details... ^^^THIS^^^ I think you snuck in my garage and looked!

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