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    Anybody clean the under carriage of the car?

    not just wheel wells the whole deal like the driveshaft exhaust etc. I know there has to be a ton of road grime and caked on dirt under there

    any one have some tips to clean under the car?

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    Re: Anybody clean the under carriage of the car?

    I used to live in scotland.Terrible weather and plenty salt on the roads in the winter. After the winter was done,cars were put up and steam cleaned underneath.Takes all that horrible caked stuff away.

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    Re: Anybody clean the under carriage of the car?

    When I go to the coin-op, I spray all of my cars underside real good. Other than that...


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    Re: Anybody clean the under carriage of the car?

    I drive through puddles when it rains. Works for me.
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    Re: Anybody clean the under carriage of the car?

    I use a lawn sprinkler attached to the garden hose and idle back and forth over it on the driveway, works pretty good

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    Re: Anybody clean the under carriage of the car?

    Yes!
    Back in the '70's (when I was a young lad) Shell Gas Stations had the "Shell Answer Man" I picked up one of his car care guides and it said "wash were you can't see because there's dirt and road grim under your car also"
    I never forgot that and started washing the undercarriage of my family's cars and have done so on my own all the time.

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    Re: Anybody clean the under carriage of the car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malo83 View Post
    I use a lawn sprinkler attached to the garden hose and idle back and forth over it on the driveway, works pretty good
    Ha! Excellent!

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    Re: Anybody clean the under carriage of the car?

    I see you are from Florida.Lucky you...! No Salt on the roads! Salt is the car killer! Eats everything,and i mean EVERYTHING!

    So steam cleaning shouldn't be needed.It does a really good job though.I would try Malo83's method. I like that one! "Oh no, what will the neighbours think!"

    I'm going to give that a go this weekend. Thanks Malo83!

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    Re: Anybody clean the under carriage of the car?

    ya no salt on the roads exactly but there is salt in the air comming from the ocean breezes

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    Re: Anybody clean the under carriage of the car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malo83 View Post
    I use a lawn sprinkler attached to the garden hose and idle back and forth over it on the driveway, works pretty good

    I do the same thing buddy First, I take it a local touchless that has *very* powerful jets that spray the underbody. In fact, they're so strong that you can feel the vehicle move. I figure that this loosens all of the heavy stuff. Then, I take it home and throw the sprinkler underneath. I usually put the sprinkler in three different spots (front, middle, back) for about thirty minutes each. After using the sprinkler, I give it a thorough engine cleaning (which I only do once a year). Works slick as hell.
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