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Undercarriage Rinse Tool for Salt and Brine

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by ernscott, Jan 22, 2024.

  1. Jan 22, 2024 at 9:53 AM
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    ernscott

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  2. Jan 22, 2024 at 9:54 AM
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  3. Jan 22, 2024 at 10:58 AM
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    I use a similar gutter cleaning tool as well. The head pivots so I can bump it against the chassis to redirect it and get all angles. A shutoff valve between the hose and wand makes it much easier to start and stop. I used to kneel down with a regular nozzle reaching as best I could. Now I stand back and stay dry. Nothing better than the right tool for a messy job.
     
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  4. Jan 22, 2024 at 10:58 AM
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    Only aesthetic mods so far Leer 180 cap & Clazzio covers on order.
    I'd be more inclined to use something like this:
    https://www.amazon.com/PWACCS-Press...ge+pressure+washer&qid=1705949712&sr=8-8&th=1
    Less likely to get too close with the spray that'll remove any existing protective coating. Especially when using a pressure washer over 1,500 psi.
     
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  5. Jan 22, 2024 at 11:01 AM
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    Oh, sorry, I don't use a pressure washer with the gutter cleaning tool. That could indeed get water into areas it shouldn't be.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2024 at 11:02 AM
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    I have one of those, super basic but does the job pretty well. Puts a lot of clean water right where you want it to go. I use my relatively low pressure harbor freight electric pressure washer with it.





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  7. Jan 22, 2024 at 11:11 AM
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    All those features included with this also. PLUS it extends for short arms ! (see photo)
     
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    Undercoated the truck so when I rinse the salt off I usually go up to the heated quarter wash and hit the body with pressure and undercarriage without pressure. I only use rinse option and don't use the soaps. With the undercoating, I found spraying from the gun without pressure is enough to make it look pretty clean

    (The change dispenser at the wash gives back dollar coins too which always brings me back haha, I know they're not rare or anything but still fun to get them)

    Good idea with the gutter cleaner though, I could see myself using something like this in the summer when theres no snow and I'm back to rinsing off in the driveway
     
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  9. Jan 22, 2024 at 11:16 AM
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    This just attaches to my garden hose. Pressure washer set up is really not necessary. Salt and Brine dilute under low pressure. Just need to get water to where it is - so this will soak it off. I'm usually back in the shop in under twelve minutes !!
     
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  10. Jan 22, 2024 at 12:58 PM
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    I use a “j bar” I put together from PVC
    Been using it for about 15 years now
    Uses a garden hose and can add Salt Away or any other rinse agent or soap
     
  11. Jan 22, 2024 at 1:28 PM
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    I use a pressure washer, foam the under body down with a combination of multi purpose cleaner/degreaser and wash away. Mostly just road grime build up. I then get it dry and use a under body frame protectant. Works for me, looks like new after the past 6 years. However I don't keep it outside and its never been in the rain as I use my old 4runner mostly.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2024 at 1:35 PM
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    I'm going to the local Buggy Carwash with 12 quarters...or is it 16 quarters?

    I have not been using the parking brake...I guess it's good to be in flat Delaware so parking brake is not a must! lol
     
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  14. Jan 22, 2024 at 2:04 PM
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    so far all I have is the salt shift chassis flusher

    used it once or twice on the frame with straight water

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    what happens when it rains?
     
  16. Jan 22, 2024 at 2:19 PM
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    Who uses a pressure washer for gutters ? Everything now is "soft wash" for houses and decks.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2024 at 5:22 AM
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