|02-08-2006 04:03 PM|
After wheeling all winter... one of my spring rituals is to drop my shovel and give it a good pressurewash, fresh shot of paint..
also clean and anti seize my bolts that hold it to the frame..
I also change my trans and transfer fluids at the same time.
|02-08-2006 12:21 AM|
|drummerwookie||i have a hell of a lot of mud shoved up above my "shovel" so to speak under the jeep...i can not get that crap to get loose|
|02-02-2006 04:33 PM|
|02-02-2006 02:42 PM|
I usually clean it out when I wash my Jeep; either a regular hose or power washing station will do. If you do it regular enough it wont get dirty enough to require constant re-coating to keep it looking spiffy.
If you haven't done it before - soak it with some degreaser, let it sit, then go through it with a power washer to get all the accumulated gunk off (go to one of those pay to use stations along the main roads). Then any spots that look faded or nasty - hit them up with some semi gloss or undercoating (if you live in a salty area). After that; just keep rinsing as I said earlier - when you're rinsing the body, just crouch down on all corners and hit EVERYTHING (oil pan, tcase, tranny, axles, frame rails, etc.). I've been doing this for over a year now and it turned my faded cruddy looking frame and drivetrain into something that looks like it rolled off the dealer a few months ago.
If you went through a mud hole (EVIL!) and it's caked on there; put an oscilatting sprinkler under it and let it run off for an hour or so, then do the fine detail work with the hose/washer.
|02-02-2006 12:15 PM|
|jeeperman||I have used a power washer, and it did a pretty good job... Just watch out for the wires (sensors, etc.). Other than than, nothing you can hurt down there with water. (Unless you submerge it)|
|02-02-2006 12:11 PM|
Cleaning out underside of Jeep
Just got a 2000 TJ and looking for the best way to clean out underneath. I have heard people say sprinkler or power sprayer. Is there anything I should be careful of with either of these 2 ways as far as water getting where it shouldn't.
Also I would like to try and protect the underneath a bit. ANy suggestions for a do-it-yourselfer.