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What Do you All use to clean your jeeps?

So I took my jeep off-roading and I cant believe how dirty and how hard it is to clean this sucker! I took it to get clean to the car wash but they did such a bad job that I ended up coming home to clean it up some more my self. My question is to you all is what do you guys do to clean your jeeps and what products do you all use. Im very anal about how clean my jeep has to be so I want to have it in super clean mode.



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Depends on the type of mud/dirt. Out here water does the trick. Back east it's a pressure washer/chisel/jack hammer.


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I power wash the chit out of mine to try and get all the dirt that I can off. Then it is hand wash with some of this.




I am kinda partial to Meguiars stuff..... been using it for years.
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Squirt it down with a pressure nozzle on the garden hose, top and bottom. Them wash with dish soap in a bucket of water. No expensive crap required, its a jeep.
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I ended up putting some purple power / simple green mixed in a spray bottle with some water, sprayed the entire engine bay / little tight spots like inside the fenders / bumpers and all plastics. Than I power spray washed it like 3 times lol. That dirt / mudd if one hard MOtha F-cker to come off.
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The secret to getting mud off is to do it ASAP. Don't let that chit sit on there for days to impress the whole trailer park, take a picture to impress the meth-head neighbor then hit it with the hose quick! Some mud (especially clay) will stick to the paint like cement after a couple days.
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I tend to use a Smurffette.. Works pretty good, though sometimes doesn't take direction very well.



Really though, I use a pressure washer to get the big stuff and the top coat of mud off, then use car wash liquid and multiple different soft rags to get it the rest of the way clean.

Or call the car wash guy.. it never gets old to see his facial expression when he shows up.

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Regular dish soap and one of those washing thingys that looks like a sea anemone. No high pressure hose......just some elbow-grease for the dead bugs and hard to remove stuff. Plus a nice coat of Turtle Wax every few months.

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...Or call the car wash guy.. it never gets old to see his facial expression when he shows up.
LOL. I have (probably HAD after the last call) one of those too... Charges me $25, but he cleans it before I am out of bed and calls me to wake me up to go outside to pay him.

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I don't wash mine just let the rain do the job but I do pressure wash the chit out of the underside

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I don't mind the rain cleaning it but when I take my jeep off roading it gets super nasty and the last thing I want is for my paint to get messed up or faded.
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cyclonic sprinker on top of each tire to get the underside of fenders clean. meguiars car wash, meguiars interior cleaner, mothers back to black for all that good jeep plastic. hard bristle brush on tires and top. rain-x on all windows. turtle wax quick detailer on everything afterwards.

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I tend to use a Smurffette.. Works pretty good, though sometimes doesn't take direction very well.


Ok, thats just not right. I'm willing to bet, the smurfette has a thong wrap and only works well on sunny days while holding a mixed drink. lol

Like my grandma use too....I use Windex...it will take anything out...lol

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I have always heard to stay away from dish detergent, it supposedly is bad for the paint. It's made for removing grease and stuff so I believe it removes your wax and stuff in the paint....I dunno, I'm no expert but I have read and heard not to use it several times.

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I power wash the chit out of mine to try and get all the dirt that I can off. Then it is hand wash with some of this.




I am kinda partial to Meguiars stuff..... been using it for years.


x2 best stuff! or blue corral if you can find there soaps/wax


dark colored jeep a claybar/wet sanding is your best friend when you wanna clean up that is..


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I use Branches. It's a brand locally found in your wooded areas. It scrapes everything clean.

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I use Branches. It's a brand locally found in your wooded areas. It scrapes everything clean.
LOL x 2 .... I love my women not beat them. In other words I kinda like how my jeep looks with the paint on it not off of it lol. Not scared of a few war scars on her here and there.
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I have always heard to stay away from dish detergent, it supposedly is bad for the paint. It's made for removing grease and stuff so I believe it removes your wax and stuff in the paint....I dunno, I'm no expert but I have read and heard not to use it several times.
Yea.....I've heard that too, but going on over 3 years on the JK using it and it looks like new. No problems on the Jeep or any other of my vehicles when using it.

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I ended up putting some purple power / simple green mixed in a spray bottle with some water, sprayed the entire engine bay / little tight spots like inside the fenders / bumpers and all plastics. Than I power spray washed it like 3 times lol. That dirt / mudd if one hard MOtha F-cker to come off.
I'd be careful with the purple power/simple green. I think they recommend careful use on painted surfaces or something. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt once or twice but over time I believe it can cause damage.

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