cleaning under mud guards

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:03
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Hi
Has anyone come up with a good way of keeping under your guards nice and white(I'm a bit fussy),short of elbow grease?
Even the pressure washer makes no difference?
Thanks Lyndon
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Reply By: hotfishez - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:08

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:08
I am going to pressure wash mine then give it a coat of silicon spray. Used to use it on my boat trailers and seemed alright. Have not tried it previously on the car but will give it a crack today in the mud.
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:15

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:15
ROFLMAO

Stay out of the mud and dirt. I don't believe this post hahahahahaha

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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:46

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 10:46
I find that TW-20 Truck Wash works really well for me plus the addition of a Karcher High Pressure Washer. Occasionally when I have wheels removed I use a long handle brush to get any stubborn bits off in creases and crevices. Afterwards, I spray everything with Lanolin spray.
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Reply By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 11:24

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 11:24
I'm referring to the grime from on the road not mud! Cheers
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 11:56

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 11:56
Have you tried the Staun pressure washers? Masojet or somethings its called, I have a mate with one and he reckons its the bees knees. Once its speccie, then silicone spray it.

Once thats done take it for a huge drive thru mud and park in Gramps driveway and watch the mud slide effortlessly from the guards onto his driveway hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:01

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:01
LOL you're welcome. That'll fill in a few potholes for me.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:02

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:02
Shush you, one day I may just call by.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff R (SA) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:04

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:04
I use a really strong Alkaline based product and it works BRILLIANTLY for this. The alkaline is no good on aluminium surfaces but really really good for under the guards.
It only comes in a 20 litre drum and mixes at 20 to 1
I will get brand name and description a bit later
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:25

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:25
Hey Lyndon you sure its road grime your looking at??
The Troopy has a anti rust / sound deadener material sprayed under the guards and it looks a bit rough on the surface.

Mine clean pretty good with the pressure cleaner and a bit of CT-18 truck wash.
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:50

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:50
Yep,sure. I know what you mean by the soft stuff, that's why you can't go crazy with a really powerful pressure washer. It's just road grim,i can scrub it of but to do a really good job would take a few hours that why i was after an easy way out.
A chap did mention an alkaline substance(about to spend a year on the road) so don't think I'll want to carry the 20lrt container it comes in though :)
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Follow Up By: Tim Owen - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 15:33

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 15:33
John - out of interest is that photo of Burgoynes Track coming down 'the staircase' after the climb out of Macalister River and just before the Heyfield-Licola road?

If it is, that is where I was taken as part of an intro to 4wd course - throught it was a bit extreme for a beginner really, but we made it down without incident. Doesn't seem quite so steep in a photo.
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Reply By: Stephen M (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:33

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:33
I use a product called CT14 from super cheap. You dilute it down and put into a 500ml sprayer and spray under guards,side steps and let soak for 10 mins, hit with just the garden hose with the nozzle set on high pressure and it all comes off no problems. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:37

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 13:37
There is another produst Ive used called Alkasteam made by a mob at Girraween here in Sydney. Brilliant stuff but like some one has mentioned above dont get it on alloy. I couldnt use it on my side steps or alloy wheels is will peel the clear lacquer off. I aways use to wet the wheels and side steps first, just incase I got some on them but never did luckily. Regards Steve M
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