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How to keep the road grime off the chrome shocks?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sandman, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I am getting tired of always having to wipe off the chrome shocks (10 total) under my vehicle and was thinking of different ways to keep them clean:



    What do you guys do to keep your chrome clean? Thanks.
     
  2. bryguy00b

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  3. fourwheelerjeff

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    i would go for number 4, i have heard baby oil works good also /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    but then again, you are going to tip over /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Do you think that the baby oil would attract grime more? I would hate to explain to the wife how a wax job turned into a long hot shower. (for my hand of course). /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    hmmm...i would guess it might, but that just means you will have to do it more often, /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif as for the wife, i don't explain, but then again i am not married, so i wash my hands in a long hot shower pretty often /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. Sandman

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    I remember those days! I remember them a lot! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. fourwheelerjeff

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    i remember the days where you are at now, i tried that twice, but, like i tried to tell them, if i liked the 4x4's before we got married, i am prolly gonna like them after, oh well, they have now decided i wasn't so bad after all /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Take half of them off that way you only have 5 to clean /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Y'all know what's coming now don't ya......

    It is the way...........
    The prophecy must be fulfilled.......... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif













    You dont need those Being reliable is a major goal for mine. I like to hit the back wood trails that don't see much use. So The mods I'd recomened would be: 3/4 Ton axles (cheaper then 1 Ton, but 1 Ton is better) and either a 4" or 6" suspension lift, and 33" to 36" tires. Now I don't know how you feel about trimming fenders, so I'll leave that one alone. That'll get ya out in the woods.
     
  10. Sandman

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    Come on! You obviously didn't read the instructions that came with those chrome shocks! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif They clearly state that the shocks are to be used on show trucks only! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif You are to install the shocks in a heated garage, then winch the truck into a covered trailer. Once you arrive at the site of the car show, park the trailer as close to the show vehicle entrance as possible. Then, if (and only if!) it isn't raining, sleeting, or snowing, carefully push the truck out of the trailer and into the spot where it will be parked during the show. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif

    Sorry to say that you have completely voided the warranty on the shocks by actually getting dirt on them! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    You are to install the shocks in a heated garage

    [/ QUOTE ] <font color="green"> What's this? My chrome shocks said that they had to be installed by a qualified professional only! I figured that's best, since reliability is a major goal for mine. I mean, I wouldn't want to get any of my Snap-On tools dirty, they cost way too much money for that.</font color>
     
  14. HarryH3

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    Ahh, it's been a while since I saw the directions. Maybe it did indeed say to have a qualified professional install the shocks in a heated garage... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    all this talk of chrome shocks /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    time to take a shower /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Make it a cold one! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    i said take a shower, not drink a beer /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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  19. ChevyCaGal

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    Just trade them for non chrome ones. That's my plan on how I will keep mine clean once I swap everything... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    What! I am not ready to deal with the social implications of not having my chrome shocks on and shiny down at the hangout at the mall. I've got to figure out something! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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