||10-12-2011 09:41 AM
yes, the soft top should be ok. But they won't get it all. If you want it clean under there, you'll need a pocket full of quarters and about an hour at the least.
Yeah, they may make it look nice but you got to make sure the mud is off the frame, lines, exhaust, shafts, brakes, inside the rims, gas tank sides & top, transfer case, inbetween the skid plates and the transfercase, shocks, engine bay, etc...
The last two times I took mine in some really deep shit I had to put it up on stands and it took me three hours with a pressure washer in the driveway to get all the small stones and crap out from various areas. But, I even had mud seaping in between the body panels...
And yes, Mud is worse than anything. Even worse than salt when it comes to rusting. Why? The mud holds moisture up against the metal and it takes 7-10 times longer to dry than salt does.