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How do you clean your Jeep?

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jblade
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:50 pm    Post subject: How do you clean your Jeep? Reply with quote

My jeep is covered in mud inside and out. Inside windshield, all over the stereo, mud caked on the bars, covered seats, you get the idea. My question is this, can I hose down the jeep and not worry about ruining anything. I understand I shouldn't spray in the stereo and cig lighter but for the rest of the Jeep will it work?

How do you guys/gals clean up your messes?
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Stevo02TJ
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have a top?

I'll put the top up, and clean it like I do any other car....handwashing.

On the interior, I use Windex for everything!! and then I just use a lot of water on the gas pedal and clutch pedal..

I'm not sure how you would go about cleaning it without a top tho Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mud sucks


Clean and clean and you will still find more mud. Here is are some things to look for after you have gone in the mud.


1) Take a hose without a nozzle and force water in the RADIATOR. You will be really surprised on how much stuff can get in there.

2) Around the T-Case run a hose under there.

3) around the Wheels too.

One trick is to take a garden sprinkler and leave it on for 30 min on both sides….

Hose the paint off then take a wash towel and EXTREMELY GENIALLY WIPE IT OFF!!!! Keeping the rag clean. You will scratch the paint in no time at all.

For me 10 min of mudding takes about 1 hour of cleaning. Sad Sad Sad

My buddies and I played in a mud whole one day and then it turned to the trip from hell.

One riged rolled in the mud.
Alternator fired
Clogged radiator
Wheel Baring when bad 5000 miles after
One heater core dead.
The list goes on.. To put it simple MUD IS BAD>>>>> Finger Finger Finger
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Mud is where it is at. I hope you didn't have carpet- if you did, remove it and put down some herc. I also recommend using a hole saw to cut some extra drain holes in the floor boards. That way next time you can just hose out most of the jeep. As far as the dashboard goes use a wet rag first to get the clumps and then use the windex and some clean rags.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate mud, and I hate cleaning up after mud. I just take my time and try to get everything that I can.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just be careful getting the TJ dash wet - too many electronics than can screw up when they get wet. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lifes good...in a grand Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox....you can still get a grand muddy on the inside...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats if i go thru the really watery crap...but it sucks and even then it would have to swallow my tires...but if i go fast....not much would get in Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I'm saying is if you have your windows down.....like my case in the first one we hit....any moderate speed through mud with windows down will get your rig dirty on the inside....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rollem up
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH!

i didn't know we were supposed to wash 'em! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clean?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mud is where it is at. I hope you didn't have carpet- if you did, remove it and put down some herc. I also recommend using a hole saw to cut some extra drain holes in the floor boards. That way next time you can just hose out most of the jeep. As far as the dashboard goes use a wet rag first to get the clumps and then use the windex and some clean rags.




Jeep is clean, thanks. Remove the carpet and put down some herc? Can you explain this process to me a little more?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is saying take out your carpet and roll in a truck bedliner thumbs The liner can be purchased at many places, even www.quadratec.com

You get two rollers, a roller frame, and some other prepping materials. This route definitely makes it easier to clean out the interior of your Jeep, and it looks rugged too Wink One thing to remember is plug any holes you wanna keep open...(i.e., drain plugs and such).

HTH,
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