|08-31-2014 10:24 AM|
|ShowroomShine||Dont use Simple Green as the car wash, its much too harsh. Only use it as your wheel/tire/bug etc cleaner. Use normal car wash for your paint.|
|08-30-2014 07:27 AM|
|InfoJunkie||I used this and my black Jeep came out outstanding. I used Simple Green as the car wash and cannot recommend it enough - purchase by the gallon and it will last you quite a while (and isn't too expensive). I like how Simple Green isn't filled with harmful chemicals, smells good, and I use it in a variety of home cleaning and work applications. I used just a half cup for bucket full of water. I researched claying and waxing techniques on Youtube and found some awesome videos... I never knew any of this stuff and I cringe to think of the scratches and lack of care I put into my prior vehicles.|
|08-07-2014 03:50 PM|
|Algiers||These are some excellent ideas for cleaning. Thanks all.|
|07-30-2014 02:30 PM|
|Bellebuddy1||In my case, black is not a color but an occupation!!|
|07-29-2014 01:01 PM|
|shaohaeyu||Great tips, thanks!|
|07-27-2014 05:01 PM|
|abchbum||great write up and details. will use this info.|
|07-24-2014 02:17 PM|
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|07-23-2014 05:04 PM|
|JeepFan95||Great thread! Any recommendations for a good quality wash mitt?|
|07-19-2014 01:36 PM|
Is doing this process 1-2 a year good enough?
For regular washing just use car wash soap and then dry it?
How often do you guys do this?
I usually clean my cars once a month and detail them twice a year.
|07-12-2014 08:50 PM|
|Sportybiker89||Thanks very informative especially on the products to use|
|07-10-2014 07:14 PM|
Lemon Pledge can be used to restore faded black plastic.
Bar Keepers Friend worked well to remove some mystery stains on a used motorcycle I bought that had been vandalized. I think it was dried egg.
|07-04-2014 10:45 AM|
|hypoxic1911||My newest trick: if you have a good coat of wax ( I use nu finish). The last step after rinsing off the soap is breaking out the leaf blower! Water rolls right off, And I use half the amount of microfiber towels to dry it off. Spotless. Of course, you appear slightly insane to the neighbors.|
|07-04-2014 10:36 AM|
|07-04-2014 10:01 AM|
|NixRig||I know this thread is old BUT... WD-40 on the plastic fenders ? I am the proud new owner of a 2014 unlimited and was wondering how to keep plastic fenders looking nice and new .I have had mixed experience with armerall so that's the main reason for my question ...Thanks|
|07-02-2014 08:14 PM|
|07-02-2014 07:45 PM|
In the beginning I'd put the top up, windows in, and doors on.
Now all I do, if anything, is just put the top up. I use a bucket of soapy water and a wash mitt to wipe off the rig and then spray it off with very low pressure water when I'm around the door openings or the tub. Inside may get a few drops in it but nothing major.
|07-02-2014 07:01 PM|
|thedawgshow||Love this thread!!!|
|05-27-2014 11:57 AM|
i cover up my seats up front with heavy duty black thrash bag & take off all the plugs & power spray everything point and shoot & watch everything go down the drain.
there is a catch, you have to take off your front seats every now and again for full detail as they will rust if not taken off.
|03-17-2014 05:36 PM|
|Steadybig||I always start with a bucket then wash the bottom half. then get a new bucket to wash the top. The bottom half t of the jeep has all the grime on it that I dont want to ruin the rest of the jeep|
|03-04-2014 08:01 PM|
I always start cleaning the undercarriage, wheels, and wheel wells. Then I start over with clean cloths and cleaner. I find if I wait to do the wheels last, I splatter junk all over my clean ride. Other than that, great write-up.
I'm new to the Wranglers though. Any advise on how to clean them with out the top.
|02-04-2014 07:17 PM|
|02-03-2014 10:08 PM|
I figure I might have to put a maintenance coat on them once a month but 4 wash stalls and I only need 2 gallons of WD40 so that isn't too bad considering the size of these walls.
|02-01-2014 11:24 PM|
|01-09-2014 02:22 PM|
How much do you need to dilute Simple Green, so that it's safe on painted surfaces? I would like to use it on my tires and wheels. My wheels are aluminum with a black finish and I don't want to mess them up or stain them.
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|10-18-2013 10:19 PM|
|mcelopez||A cheap electric pressure washer makes cleaning a whole lot faster. You local hardware shop has them for about $100. The first thing to do is clean the undercarriage. Remove all foreign objects and then move to cleaning. Use the write up above for a detail job. Great write up!|
|08-25-2013 08:37 PM|
|SumosJeep||Awesome tips friend! I will use your write up for my next wash and detail!|
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