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cleaning mud

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Dec 22, 2000.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    ok i went 4 wheelin today and got really muddy, and my question is, on the under carrage, what need to be washed REALLY good etc, using a pressure washer.
    i know i gotta get under my bumper to prevent rust etc.. what else?
    thanks

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Spray it all down! You don't want to leave any of that mud under there.
    I think it was "Thumper" that suggested putting a lawn sprinkler under the truck for a couple of hours [​IMG]
    So did ya get stuck? Any breakage? Pictures?

    Rene (got some "stuck pics" to scan[​IMG])

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    Clean up everything real good. Sometimes it helps to scoop gobs of it out with your hands, its messy, but who cares?!? You can also spray Pam all over the bottom of it before you go wheeling, then the mud can't stick as well.

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  4. Confederate9

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    pam? really? ill try that next time
    tRusty~ i dont have any pics yet but i will as soon as the fil develops.
    nope didnt get stuck but did get REALLY muddy it was fun! i went w/ 2 j**ps 1 is a 88 cherokee w/ a 3in suspension lift w/ mud tires and the other is a stock 97 grandcherokee w/ bfg At's
    i was doin some [censored] that they couldnt do and there was some stuff we had to go around cause my bald tires wouldnt have made it, but soon when i get my wrangler mt/r its gonna be awesome.
    hmm.. a sprinkler? does that work? any one tried it?

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    also after all the main mud under there is clean how well does an automatic car wash work? like the ones at gas stations.

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  6. tRustyK5

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    The sprinkler works.[​IMG] Sounds stupid but it works.
    I've also gone down to the car wash, and used the pressure washer there ($25 later). One tip I have is bring some safety glasses, that way you won't get the mud and small debris in your eyes. I got right under my truck with the wand and went over everything twice. Bring a big towel that you can throw over your seat for the ride home, I got soaked and muddy while my truck got clean [​IMG]

    I've heard Pam works too, don't know how much you'd need though.

    Rene


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    The mud under my truck is like cement. It covers everything. What can i do to get that caked hard mud off. Would the sprinkler work? Plus I am leaking trans fluid, i hope i dont have to pull the engine.

    Keep the shiny side up, and the greasy side down.
     
  8. tRustyK5

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    The sprinkler is real good for the caked on stuff, just leave it under there for a few hours and move it around some.

    Rene

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