What Products To Use To Clean Suspension And Frame On A Truck?

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    I hate looking at my truck sometimes because the body is clean but the wheel wells and frame and suspension are all shitty brown from the winters.... can I get some tips and products to try and clean it off? Or should I just get some goggles, pressure washer, and a brush?

    Good example, shitty lighting because I waited to late in the day but you get the idea.

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    Looks like a job for Optimum Power Clean and Meguar's Hyper Dressing to me....
     
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    I like CD2 in the wheel wells last longer
     
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    Sorry CD2???

    I'll check out that optimum and meguairs stuff.

    How does that optimum stuff compare to Simple green?
     
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    Simple Green is shit by comparison.

    CD2 is "CD2 Engine Detailer" -- an aerosol dressing usually used under the hood, but it's an acrylic based product so it can be used on undercarriage parts too. It's more expensive than the Meg's stuff though because it isn't something that can be diluted.
     
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    Thanks, so i'd use the optimum to wash and the cd2 to detail? Are there any specials brushes, tips, etc you can give me before doing this? I dont suppose there is a set it and forget it cleaner for these areas is there?? I really want to get into the detailing crew since I love to clean my cars and bikes at night after work, I find it relaxing. So I'll be asking for your guys opinions and recommendations.
     
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    Yea they make long brushes for the wheel wells. And the reason i like CD2 for the wheel whells is to me it comes out more uniform and it just dries on.
     
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    The Hyper Dressing comes out pretty uniformly too if you apply it right. Personally I like using one of those pressurized garden sprayers because you can reach it into tight spots and give everything a good coating.
     
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    OK I ordered 2 17oz bottles of OPC. Does CD2 foam??? Can I use it on like axles and suspension after I scrub? Or should I just use CD2 on wheel wells?

    Can someone show me some example of what kind of brushes to use? Or give me more details on which kind to buy?
     
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    OPC, brushes and Armor All to dress.
     
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    If you could get access to a heated pressure washer, the job would go very fast. Some larger detail shops have them.

    Hyper dress the whole undercarriage when done and walk away. Should look noice.
     
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    black spray paint for the frame

    Is your front end like 3 inches higher in the front?
     
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    He must have some junk in his trunk :mamoru:

    But to answer your question for stuff like that I would definately find a self-serve car wash and use the pressure washer and usually there's an option to use soapy water. Do that and rinse to get the bulk of it, then scrub it down to make sure it's clean then dress it.
     
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    3 inches lower? more like 6 inches.... it has a kelderman air lift so you can raise it from 6 inch lift to a 12... for that pic I lowerd the rear down and raised the front all the way up... just for the hell of it :)

    Im still waiting for my opc to show up... what brushes do you guys recommend can can you provide me with a link?

    Heres some pics with my other truck.... you can see in the first one its all the way down and then all the way up.


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    :werd: I just did this today with the bed on my truck. Hauled a load of wood out to Bath and when I got back to town I went to the quarter wash; used the foaming swirl-brush and pressure wand to clean up my Line-X. :o
     
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    Thanks guys I used the opc alone and the results were fantastic. I used an entire bottle on the suspension and frame. I'll order more and find some brushes for the next round.
     
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    Nothing yet but trust me it worked really well.... I ordered a gallon refill and some brushes. I'll give that combo a go and then take some pics.
     

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