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VaderJK12 03-25-2012 07:23 PM

Cleaning your Jeep
 
I've search and found a few threads but figured it would be good to have a thread about what is used to clean your Jeep inside and out. What is used, where to buy, etc. This is what I've found so far...

For the outside, 303 Protectant is popular for the plastic fenders and soft top.
For the windows, Invisible Glass. Good for the bug guts.
For the interior, Turtle Wax Ice.

What are your cleaning products for all the different areas on your Jeep?

ALASKA99TJ 03-26-2012 02:23 AM

blasphemy!

s14sh3r 03-26-2012 07:53 AM

http://i.imgur.com/gFbkO.jpg

limeking 03-26-2012 08:08 AM

I use Meguires gold class on the paint, turtle wax ice on exterior plastic, Meguires natural shine on the interior. Simple green on the engine and under carriage. Meguires cleaner wax on the wheels.

kscape 03-26-2012 10:45 AM

I'm supposed to clean my Jeep? Nah I'll stay with the muddy look!!!

kshaws21 03-26-2012 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by kscape
I'm supposed to clean my Jeep? Nah I'll stay with the muddy look!!!

I guess we all different. I love gettin mine muddy, but I wash it immediately after getting back from the woods, usually before I even go home. I've never thought of mud as a badge of honor like some do. But if that's what you like, go for it. This pic was taken just a couple of hours after a nice muddy ride....

jskinn27 03-26-2012 08:44 PM

bucket.
soap+water+bucket.
water hose.
armor all interior.

I-Want-A-Jeep 03-26-2012 09:08 PM

Thus far I've used:

$2.50 per trip to the local spray'em wash...

I'll probably try some turtle wax ice and a claybar.. Novus for the windows..

s14sh3r 03-26-2012 11:19 PM

What's a good wax that won't leave white junk in seams and stuff?

Jeeplover1 03-26-2012 11:21 PM

best drying towel is a old t-shirt. i use the company ones cause i dont advertise for them.

Jeeplover1 03-26-2012 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by s14sh3r (Post 2186264)
What's a good wax that won't leave white junk in seams and stuff?


i like turtle wax ice or eagle one wax as you dry is my favorite.its a spray

Burrdog 03-26-2012 11:28 PM

I love getting my Jeep dirty. I'm not a neat freak by any stretch of the imagination. I bought my Jeep in December but I've already washed my Jeep more than my last 3 vehicles combined. I've had mud everywhere top to bottom and love the way it looks, but I love the way she shines just as much. Oh and another thing, I had a TJ for 2 years besides this one, and I never once caught my belt loop or pants on my door frame until I read the post, "you know you own a TJ". LOL, you basterds!

aelwero 03-26-2012 11:36 PM

I've pretty much much gone over to the non-washer dark side, but turtle wax ice has both an exterior and interior version. interior leaves no residue or static, and exterior can be used on any surface on your jeep without leaving any white stuff in cracks or on fenders, bumpers, etc. you can pour it on a black fender, wipe it off, and it won't leave anything behind.

ALASKA99TJ 03-27-2012 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by s14sh3r (Post 2182704)




if its luck that is what it gets, usually more mud! and if i washed it everytime it got muddy id spend more time washing it than driving it!

alice the cat 03-27-2012 03:14 AM

I live in places where it pays to take care of my stuff. Seattle has non-stop rain and salted roads and San Diego has non-stop sun. I use Wolfgang and Pinnacle products. I hate rust and sun damage so I keep my Porter Cable 7424xp ready to go at all times. Paint correction is therapy for me but I'm retired and have lots of time to kill :D

Jeeplover1 03-27-2012 03:33 AM

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Originally Posted by alice the cat (Post 2186604)
i live in places where it pays to take care of my stuff. Seattle has non-stop rain and salted roads and san diego has non-stop sun. I use wolfgang and pinnacle products. I hate rust and sun damage so i keep my porter cable 7424xp ready to go at all times. Paint correction is therapy for me but i'm retired and have lots of time to kill :d


hooooah

LiftedTj 03-27-2012 05:17 AM

Eagle One 20/20 perfect vision with old newspaper, then RainX for the windows. Heavy duty power washer, Eagle One soap, and a California Water Blade to dry it. Eagle One Nano-wax twice a year.

littlethimble 03-27-2012 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by alice the cat (Post 2186604)
I live in places where it pays to take care of my stuff. Seattle has non-stop rain and salted roads and San Diego has non-stop sun. I use Wolfgang and Pinnacle products. I hate rust and sun damage so I keep my Porter Cable 7424xp ready to go at all times. Paint correction is therapy for me but I'm retired and have lots of time to kill :D


My Jeep is originally from Washington State and you can tell they didn't have the same idea as you Alice. The frame is pretty rusty. As is parts of the body. Gonna do a Por 15 treatment this year on it.

Once Far Off 03-27-2012 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Burrdog (Post 2186297)
Oh and another thing, I had a TJ for 2 years besides this one, and I never once caught my belt loop or pants on my door frame until I read the post, "you know you own a TJ".

Lol. This happened to me too!

Dirty Palms 03-27-2012 09:44 AM

Buff the outside with cut compound then some form of high gloss polish. Use silicone on the soft top, fenders and seat belts (if the inside is muddy as well). As for the interior, all the products are the same. Just depends on if you want a greased look or a clean look. That's the basics I do to mine and all the other cars and trucks that come through the detail shop.

DevilDogDoc 03-27-2012 09:59 AM

The rain takes care of my mud issues..... I wax it every few months when I do wash it.

alice the cat 03-27-2012 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by littlethimble (Post 2186977)
My Jeep is originally from Washington State and you can tell they didn't have the same idea as you Alice. The frame is pretty rusty. As is parts of the body. Gonna do a Por 15 treatment this year on it.

I'm sorry to hear that. People in WA swear by that por15 stuff. We used to sell tons of the stuff in our auto parts store. I hope it cleans up nice for you.


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