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#1 (permalink) Old 11-30-2008, 03:25 PM
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how to properly clean MUD off

i could really use some help guys
i took my truck mudding a few times and need tome tips on cleaning it...first off theres a TON of mud underneath the truck and even some in the motor...and tips on where to spray and where not to??
just soe general tips would be greaqtly appreciated
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Re: how to properly clean MUD off

The undercarriage is easy. Just a hose sprayed on everywhere you can reach. Get up in side the wheelwell liners too, and the shelves on the front & rear bumpers. The engine is a different story. You don't want water in your air intake.

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Re: how to properly clean MUD off

Crawl underneath the truck with your hose and start spraying, make sure there is no mud in the brakes, make sure it's out of every nook and cranny you can see, and make sure you get up under the rear bumper so it doesn't rust out. Any mud underneath the truck will cause rust, make your brakes wear faster and cause wear and tear. It's best to wash the truck as soon as you get home, not only is the mud softer which makes it easier to get out, but it will have less time to start causing problems.
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Re: how to properly clean MUD off

Best way....

Put the truck on a lift and get your rain suit on with a facemask.
Fill a 2.5 gal pump sprayer with a diluted neutral cleaning solution and wet down the undercarriage.

put plastic bags on important electonic modules in the engine compartment with duct tape and seal them as best you can.

Using a hotwater pressure washer with an extended wand....

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When I used to mud I would wait until we got a big rain storm and go drive around through all the puddles, this gets most of the big stuff off and makes it so you don't have such a big mess in your driveway, after that you will have to craw under with a hose and get into all the crevices.

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Re: how to properly clean MUD off

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The undercarriage is easy. Just a hose sprayed on everywhere you can reach. Get up in side the wheelwell liners too, and the shelves on the front & rear bumpers. The engine is a different story. You don't want water in your air intake.

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Our Undercarriage Spray and/or All Purpose Cleaner should do the trick. They both have cleaning agents that will remove mud, oil stains, and any other nasty stuff you have under there.

Just spray it on and rinse off like Skyboi mentioned.

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Re: how to properly clean MUD off

You can use water to clean many parts of your engine, just make sure you do it when the engine is cold. Cold water on a hot engine can crack metal and ruin your motor. Also as said, don't get water in the air filter, electrical etc. But yeah, I do some heavy mudding as well, and I just go to one of those self serve car washes with the high-pressure hot water and do the exterior, underneath, wheel wells etc. Then I use a wet cloth at home when the motor is cool to remove the mud from under the hood. Quite time consuming but I love the look of a sparkling engine when you pop the hood.
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