Tips on cleaning my truck's underbody?

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  1. Meeocky

    Meeocky New Member

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    Well, hunting season is wrapping up and I have a bit of mud grime on my underbody. There's no big clumps of dried mud or anything, it's just pretty dirty. What's the best way of tackling this? I was thinking of diluting Simple Green, but I've read it might cause rust? :confused: Any help is appreciated. :x:
     
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    I usually don't recommend this..BUTTTT, unless you have access to a lift and a pressure washer or steam cleaner, I would say bring it to a touchless car wash that has the undercarriage cleaner.
     
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    get you a good foaming cleaner and foam the underside, park in the grass, lay down next to it with your hose and start rinsing away. if you want, you can coat it with some tire foam. it won't stay very long, but it may make you feel a little better when you're done.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Yeah, that.
     
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    I tried that in the past but it doesn't work as well as I wish. :hs:

    This is what it looks like now...
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    I'd roll under there with some APC and brushes and such and just spend some time cleaning it.
     
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    ...take the tires/rims off, clean them that way, then hit everything you see with a pressure washer...
     
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    Foaming cleaner as in an all purpose cleaner?
     
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    I plan on doing this before the detail. It's time to rotate the tires, so I figure I'll clean it all at the same time. :cool:
     
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    yeah. i can't think of one off the top of my head.
     
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    Optimum's Power Clean cut 3:1 would work really well.
     

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