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Frame Cleaning

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Sideways1, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Dec 6, 2019 at 9:59 AM
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    Sideways1

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    I was wondering what you use to keep the frame looking like new. What I use now is Simple Green and pressure wash. But there is still a lot of wipe down and you have to scrub a lot. Is there a spray on hose off method that doesn't take a crew to get done. lol Just looking for a easier way.

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  2. Dec 6, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    coopcooper

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  3. Dec 6, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    gorram

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    Even with these ceramic coatings and a pressure washer the paint can't be really cleaned without something wiping it down. No way under a vehicle with those rough surfaces is going to fair better. And if there is a spray that could work it's probably not safe to be spraying around your vehicle.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    DrFunker

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    The far side.
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    RearViewMirror

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    Not so. 303 Aerospace protectant works wonders underneath a vehicle. I traveled in the mountains of Colorado all the time and before I went I'd spray the entire underbody with 303 and it just washed off. By the time I was done... it looked like it came off the showroom floor.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Dec 6, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    Thank you
     
  7. Dec 6, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    NMTrailRider

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    A303 is a plastic/vinyl/rubber protectant. Not sure why you’d use it elsewhere? Genuinely curious here.
     
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  8. Dec 6, 2019 at 6:12 PM
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    RearViewMirror

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    If I can find the pictures of the underside of my truck you'll understand.
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2019 at 6:28 PM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Since Photobucket fucked me with all my pictures this is the only one that I could find that let you see how clean everything was under the truck. Spray 303 all over it and wash it off once you get back. Crawl under and clean what you can reach and it looks like it's showroom new.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Dec 6, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    AR15xAR10

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  11. Dec 6, 2019 at 6:38 PM
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    OnHartung'sRoad

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    Wow, you guys sure have some pretty undersides! :rofl:

    I can see doing this where roads are salted, but not out here in the desert. We just run through puddles and call it good.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    That scrubbing bubbles foam shower cleaner is good stuff. Very strong and I've used it in the spring to clean mud and undercoating off the exposed sections of my new frame (almost 3 years old now) a good pressure washer makes a big difference as well
     
  13. Dec 7, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    i will try some 303, had been using WD40 but it left it oily for awhile

    have no idea where you are located so my results may vary!
     
  15. Dec 13, 2019 at 4:41 AM
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    I think the effect that he's seeing is much the same as you'd get from spraying any tire dressing / Armor All / silicone type product underneath a vehicle. It will look better. Does it actually clean or protect the underside? That's another whole discussion. I've sprayed Mequiar's Hyper Dressing in the wheel wells and on the underside of vehicles to temporarily make them look better too. (Old detailing trick.) It doesn't do crap to clean them, but they look better.
     
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    you could try griot's garage foaming surface wash or Star-brite salt off, i had my undercarriage ziebarted when I got the truck, and before winter, i coated everything in fluid film, so my input may be useless.

    as far as products like simple green and purple power go, keep in mind they can harm aluminum and tend to leave a residue. so what is more important to you: removing every trace of road spray, or protecting the frame and factory coatings, paint, metals?
     
  17. Dec 25, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    madcratebuilder

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    I have been using Chem Guys Undercarriage spray for a few years now, petroleum based it looks good and helps fight rust and corrosion.
     
  18. Feb 11, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    Anyone reapply undercoating or something like rhino liner?
     

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