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Old 07-31-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Washing Jeep

I took my jeep to one of those coin operated self washers. The one with the "FOAMING BRUSH". I think is made of horse hair or something. anyways. I know tons of people wash their vehicles there, like big muddy trucks and what not. Im figuring that use that horse hair brush that foams to wash their muddy trucks and grit and debris gets stuck in the brush. Well, i go wash my jeep one day and when i get home, i noticed that i have lines all in over my jeep from where i used that foam brush. It looks horrible in the sun. its not like they are scratches or anything.

Is there a wax, or some decent polish that will bring back the shine?

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Old 07-31-2007, 03:34 PM   #2
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I use this Armorall Wash And Wax with carnauba wax. After I get done washing it up and drying it, use a Polishing Mit to really make it shine.

Only reason I go to those Self Car wash's is to use their vacuum and power wash the mud off the bottom of my jeep/fenders. Then I go home and give it a nice soapy rub down. Speaking of, its about time to get the mud off her from the last trail ride.

After this last ride, iv really learned to deal with scratches but I still like to have it shine when I drive around town!

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Old 07-31-2007, 03:39 PM   #3
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What... wash a Jeep?!?!

If you go to an auto parts store and get a clay bar to use first before washing your Jeep it will remove scratches and impurities from the paint. If it's too bad you may need to use a polishing compound then the clay bar. You will be amazed at the results. It will look like new paint if it's not marred too badly.

...if you really worry about that sort of thing.

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What... wash a Jeep?!?!

If you go to an auto parts store and get a clay bar to use first before washing your Jeep it will remove scratches and impurities from the paint.

...if you really worry about that sort of thing.

Dang yuppies.
Hey I just like to wash my jeep and love on it a lil bit. Bonding with it you can say.

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Old 07-31-2007, 03:45 PM   #5
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yea clay bars are sweet. wax wise, i swear by meguiars products for all my cleaning needs. I just tried their new "tech wax"(comes in a purple bottle) and it turned out amazing.
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yea clay bars are sweet. wax wise, i swear by meguiars products for all my cleaning needs. I just tried their new "tech wax"(comes in a purple bottle) and it turned out amazing.
Yea, Once I run out of this armorall stuff (got a gift pack of their products, it came with a cooler I had to buy). I will be looking into some meguiars products.

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yes, i learned my lesson. I just use it for the washer and vacuum. i use all mcguires also. havent tried the wax yet.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:55 PM   #8
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it cost a little more, but if your concern is quality, meguiars really cant be beat.
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http://www.autopia-carcare.com/

Get their rotary buffer and some real polishing compound (not stuff from autozone) and be careful you can burn the paint right off if you dont knwo what you are doing. I used to assemble skylines and other JDM cars that were bought in Japan and shipped here in pieces. We could make a car with 100k miles look brand new with just a few days working the buffer.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:05 PM   #10
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If your going to use the coin operated ones, always make sure you spray the foaming brush, with the pressure washer set on soapy rinse. I thought most places had a sign that said that

Anywho, to fix your problem, you just need a good buffing by someone that knows what they are doing with an orbital buffer, and it will look good as new
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Zymol i used meguires until i tried zymol
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I used a clay bar once.. for some reason i ended disappointed..
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While we are on the subject, what is everbody using on the soft tops?
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If it's stained I've heard simple green works pretty well. I usually just use a scrub brush and suds from my wash bucket.

Then again, mine is dirt colored so I've really only washed it once.
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Mine is black, and I was told not to armor all it. Seems like I should use something. Fla sun gets mean to anything black.
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While we are on the subject, what is everbody using on the soft tops?
Yea, Im wondering this also. I dont know why I havent posted this before. Iv heard bestop sells a product to spray on your top to keep it in good shape, but havent done much research into it.

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With my old car.. miata.. i heard jsut a soft brush and water is best.. Rear plastic windows would get foggy if you use soap.. (dont ask how i know)
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OK, might grin,,,,but we want ask.
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Bestop makes stuff for cleaning and protecting both the top and the vinyl windows. They sell it at Quadratec. Also, Scotch Guard your top... it prevents stains and helps repell water.
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I used a clay bar once.. for some reason i ended disappointed..
maybe your jeep wasnt dirty enough
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It wasnt on the jeep it was on my miata.. it says its suppose to clean up everything including a thin layer of the clear coat.. my front bumper was grayish because of crap from the exhaust of other cars and also uv rays.... it said its suppose to clean that up.. it didnt do anything..

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