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Terryhinsb 12-31-2011 12:55 PM

Jeep Hygiene
 
New Jeeper here, and I have a couple of questions for the board... looking for cleaning tools that work especially well.

For example, especially with Jeeps that are lifted, it seems like the inner wheel well needs attention, otherwise you have a sparkly clean rig with dirty wheel wells that everyone can see... not a good look. So any tips/tricks or good cleaning tools that are out there would be great to know.

Also, is there a good cordless hand held shop-vac that anyone can recommend? I had one or two years ago, but they were always weak and pretty much useless. I'm hoping technology has improved since then. I'm going to do a google search, but the amount of user proven knowledge on this board is staggering, so I thought I'd throw this out there, and maybe others can benefit from the answers as well.

Thanks, Terry

kbwwolf 12-31-2011 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Terryhinsb (Post 1875281)
New Jeeper here, and I have a couple of questions for the board... looking for cleaning tools that work especially well.

For example, especially with Jeeps that are lifted, it seems like the inner wheel well needs attention, otherwise you have a sparkly clean rig with dirty wheel wells that everyone can see... not a good look. So any tips/tricks or good cleaning tools that are out there would be great to know.

Also, is there a good cordless hand held shop-vac that anyone can recommend? I had one or two years ago, but they were always weak and pretty much useless. I'm hoping technology has improved since then. I'm going to do a google search, but the amount of user proven knowledge on this board is staggering, so I thought I'd throw this out there, and maybe others can benefit from the answers as well.

Thanks, Terry

I clean mine at one of those self-wash places, and spray the jet of water up into the wheel wells to dislodge any crap. After that I take it home and use Aerospace 303 on just about everything...body, plastic fenders, soft top. Stuff's awesome...you can find it in most True Value hardwares stores or get it on Amazon. It'll keep your plastics from fading.

For the interior I use the Aerospace or Turtle Wax Ice. Don't use ArmorAll...it attracts dust and leaves an oily film. Ugh. Learned to avoid that junk from a lifetime of motorcycle riding...

I've got a plug-in, full-size Shop Vac, so I can't help you with a cordless version. Sounds like Pope AF Base in my garage when I fire it up, but it'll turn my Jeep inside-out if I want it to. :D

Beastmaster 12-31-2011 01:40 PM

I do pretty much like kbwwolf does and I also have a brush I picked up from my local auto parts store, it looks like an over sized tooth brush.

As far as the vacuum, I'd suggest a Black & Decker FLEX FHV1200 for $50-$60

kjeeper10 12-31-2011 02:12 PM

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Same. Keep a bottle of 303 in the back. Use it on everything. Local wash has free use of vacuums. People ask me "is it new?" nope... 07 :D

Love this pic :)

kbwwolf 12-31-2011 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1875460)
Same. Keep a bottle of 303 in the back. Use it on everything. Local wash has free use of vacuums. People ask me "is it new?" nope... 07 :D

Love this pic :)

Swear to god, that sucker looks like it just came off the lot! :thumb:

Barmanvarn 12-31-2011 02:31 PM

I switched from armor all to ice. Love it.

Terryhinsb 12-31-2011 03:23 PM

Ok so I've done a bunch of online research on cordless hand held vacuums, and it would appear that almost no progress has been made on battery life from the old models I remember. That's too bad. Maybe I'll just buy a small shop vac, or use the ones at the self serve car washes.

That info on Aerospace 303 is Exactly the kind of info I was hoping for!

kjeeper10 12-31-2011 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

Swear to god, that sucker looks like it just came off the lot! :thumb:

;)

shell 12-31-2011 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1875460)
Same. Keep a bottle of 303 in the back. Use it on everything. Local wash has free use of vacuums. People ask me "is it new?" nope... 07 :D

Love this pic :)

ooh.....shiny:thumb::D
mine hasn't been that clean for quite a while......

kjeeper10 12-31-2011 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by shell

ooh.....shiny:thumb::D
mine hasn't been that clean for quite a while......

Your fault for leading me to try the 303 :thumb:

great product.

shell 12-31-2011 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1875869)
Your fault for leading me to try the 303 :thumb:

great product.

I'll take the blame for that:D

kjeeper10 12-31-2011 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by shell

I'll take the blame for that:D

I tried TW Ice, but honestly did not care for
it much. Maybe on a new vehicle.
Paint wise- it was streaky on black paint. Confirmed later when I did some research on it.
Plastic - My plastic is 5 yrs old, the 303 hides the fading/imperfections a little bit better. I was surprised a week later the 303 took with the ICE being a wax. Thought I would have to wait it out or strip it, Nope - was fine.

Last forever inside not exposed to the elements.

Now I have to order it bulk instead of $14 for a spray bottle :eek:

303 from now on :)

shell 12-31-2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1875922)
I tried TW Ice, but honestly did not care for
it much. Maybe on a new vehicle.
Paint wise- it was streaky on black paint. Confirmed later when I did some research on it.
Plastic - My plastic is 5 yrs old, the 303 hides the fading/imperfections a little bit better. I was surprised a week later the 303 took with the ICE being a wax. Thought I would have to wait it out or strip it, Nope - was fine.

Last forever inside not exposed to the elements.

Now I have to order it bulk instead of $14 for a spray bottle :eek:

303 from now on :)

303 is like Jeep crack:D


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