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Undercarriage Cleaning??

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by icallhertaco11, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Jan 15, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    icallhertaco11

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    Hey guy's I was wondering how many of you wash, or clean the bottom of your truck, or just skidplates. If so what do you do?

    Also does anyone clean under the hood??
     
  2. Jan 15, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    I just spray it off with the hose as I'm washing the truck.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    Depends on what I have been doing. Normal cleaning I don't even bother with soap and water under there. I'll check bolts and grease as needed, but that's about it.

    After an offroad trip...I'll throw a sprinkler under it or get under it and clean out as much as I can. Right now- all my skid plates are on the floor of the garage while I'm working thru post trip repairs and cleaning.

    I'll wipe down under the hood now and again, but really only major debris and mud...
     
  4. Jan 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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    Alright, now when you do spray under, wouldn't that leave rust??
     
  5. Jan 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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    No more rust than when I drive in the rain...
     
  6. Jan 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    Alright bro thanks for the quick response, I appreciate it.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    Im going to have to try this.:mudding:
     
  8. Jan 29, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    I pressure wash my undercarriage about once a month... especially in the winter.

    I go around the truck and spray the frame and suspension parts I can get to from each side. Seems to work pretty well.


    We have lots of shit on the road that will eat up the bottom of the truck here though....
     
  9. Jan 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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    I wet down the underside the best I can with my pressure washer then I spray Meguiars APC+ on the frame and undercarraige then rinse with pressure washer. I then use my leaf blower with an extension on it and blow underneath to get the water out of those hard to reach areas espically when its cold. The rest I just let air dry. Lastly I dress wheel wells, tires and frame (the part inside the rear wheel wells) with Meguiars water based dressing. I love that stuff! Im looking into buying some fluid film though to try.
     
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