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Old 08-07-2011, 01:20 PM
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I searched but can't find an answer

when they covered MY jeep in mud, at 18 hours old, and they washed it, it has left streaks on the black bumper and wheel covers. I have washed it a couple of times but they are not coming clean. What do I need to do to clean them properly? She is a very pretty red and I don't mind the dirt, she's a jeep, but I would like her clean occasionally. Thanks for any info.

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Just had some fun in the mud (first time)
I just used a high pressure sprayer and it came clean. I had 303 protectant on the bumpers and plastic areas, maybe that helped
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #3
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protecting/sealing plastic is HUGE in being able to get it clean later.

Suggestions - small soft bristle scrub brush.
lots of hot water.
Mild soap/detergents.

Get it the best you can than try "Back to Black" for plastic---most auto parts stores, k-mart, wally - world,-- whatever, carry it. I think it will "hide" the dirt until it wears off what doesn't clean up with little scrub brush.

The 303 mentioned before would be good to "seal" when it is finally clean---but think it is a little pricey.

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Just my opinion but mothers back to black is not worth it .303 is a great investment i have both products for the soft top and the other for plastics .most marine shops should carry it .yes its pricey but ive been detailing vehicles for all f&f for years used all kind of products and 303 is a quality product that doesnt have petroleum in the products .you cant go wrong.
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A tire brush and normal car wash solution works great on mine
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When my jeep was brand new ('bout a month ago) one of the rear fenders had what looked to be a bird dropping (washed but not gone) on it. Couldn't get it clean.

I got some simple green, and mixed it with warm water. Scrubbed them all down, then put 2-3 coats of 303 aerospace protectant on all black plastic/vinyl/fiberglass areas. Freedom tops included.

Since then, washing is a breeze. The 303 is expensive, but imo well worth the money. It has sunscreen in it, and does NOT attract dust/dirt like most of the other *protectors* do.

303 - highly recommended. I'll put another coat on just before winter.

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Just my opinion but mothers back to black is not worth it .303 is a great investment i have both products for the soft top and the other for plastics .most marine shops should carry it .yes its pricey but ive been detailing vehicles for all f&f for years used all kind of products and 303 is a quality product that doesnt have petroleum in the products .you cant go wrong.
I agree that the back to black is not as good as the 303, but it is so much less expensive and as it was the weekend it was a "quick fix" until the flares were totally clean to apply the 303.
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I agree that the back to black is not as good as the 303, but it is so much less expensive and as it was the weekend it was a "quick fix" until the flares were totally clean to apply the 303.

Any recommendations where to pick up the 303 on the cheap? Thanks
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I'm surprised that nobody has chimed in with ICE yet. Cheaper that 303...I've never used it so can't compare ICE to 303....but I can say ICE keeps my flairs black and shedding water....not bad for a 3 year old jeep. The keen part about Turtle Wax ICE is that you put it on the finish and it really shines, and while you are putting it on the finish....why stop there...just keep going putting it on all the plastic parts. I am a LAZY detailer and I HATE to spend time doodling and doting over the jeep for endless hours making it look purdy. When I discovered ICE, it was end of sentence....that is what I use. I ICE inside and out. The interior ICE does a great job on all parts inside. Outside I use liquid when I'm really dolling her up and the quick ICE when I gots no or little time but want a nice shine on her. Not that expensive and available everywhere...how can you go wrong. Give ICE a try and you won't look back.
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I'm surprised that nobody has chimed in with ICE yet. Cheaper that 303...I've never used it so can't compare ICE to 303....but I can say ICE keeps my flairs black and shedding water....not bad for a 3 year old jeep. The keen part about Turtle Wax ICE is that you put it on the finish and it really shines, and while you are putting it on the finish....why stop there...just keep going putting it on all the plastic parts. I am a LAZY detailer and I HATE to spend time doodling and doting over the jeep for endless hours making it look purdy. When I discovered ICE, it was end of sentence....that is what I use. I ICE inside and out. The interior ICE does a great job on all parts inside. Outside I use liquid when I'm really dolling her up and the quick ICE when I gots no or little time but want a nice shine on her. Not that expensive and available everywhere...how can you go wrong. Give ICE a try and you won't look back.
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There is an odor while putting it on but it doesn't linger. It isn't an objectionable odor either. I don't know what is in it so I use exam type gloves while working with it but I would usually do that while working with chemicals. Just a safety precaution.
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I have used the ICE product--and it is very good---but IDK if it will "hide" the dirt like mother's BTB.
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I did Imogene Pass a couple of weeks ago with my then 2 week old JK. I washed it in Grand Junction before coming home but a lot of the mud spots did not come off the black fenders. When I got home I took it to my regular do it yourself car wash and the spots all came off. I think the pressure of the car wash has a lot to do with getting them off.
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303 is worth every penny. It will protect better than ICE or any other dressing out there. It also has a much longer duration than retail products available from Wallyworld, AdvancePepZone, etc. So the extra you spend now is saved from less frequent need for application.

ICE is pretty good as a detailing spray, I have no problem using it. But it won't hold up as well as 303.

Simple Green is a good all purpose cleaner (APC), and Westley's Tire Bleche is another good APC that can be used to help scrub out mud stains. I use it for fender wells and undercarriage.
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303 is worth every penny. It will protect better than ICE or any other dressing out there. It also has a much longer duration than retail products available from Wallyworld, AdvancePepZone, etc. So the extra you spend now is saved from less frequent need for application.

ICE is pretty good as a detailing spray, I have no problem using it. But it won't hold up as well as 303.

Simple Green is a good all purpose cleaner (APC), and Westley's Tire Bleche is another good APC that can be used to help scrub out mud stains. I use it for fender wells and undercarriage.
Another vote for Westley's. Just used it on my mud stained tires along with a tire brush and they look like new again.
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Regarding how good ICE is, I sometimes only get to do detailing twice a year and lately, the jeep hasn't gotten too much attention....BUT....even without a once a month bath, my flairs are still black. ICE is inexpensive AND it lasts a long time. Both the finish and the plastic are in excellent condition after three years of my torture. I finally got to detailing last week and the previous attention was a wash in April. Good product if you are a LAZY, PENNY PINCHING detailer like me.

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