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Washing undercarriage

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Law323, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:29 AM
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    Ok, I’m from the deep ass south I know jack about salt on the roads and all that for winter storms.
    I’m in Memphis and we just got a couple snow days, I noticed they’ve been putting down salt and sand on the roads.....so my question is when do I spray down my undercarriage to prevent rust? I don’t have a pressure washer but am not opposed to climbing under there and scrubbing shit. Just want to make sure it’ll be ok if I leave it alone until this weekend when it warms up some.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    Same question here.
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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    A cheap solution is to get a yard sprinkler on a hose and park over it.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  5. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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    might sound silly but it was a serious suggestion. One of the oscillating ones that sprays back and forth. Just park it under your truck.
     
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  6. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:38 AM
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    Hey, I’m not opposed to that!
     
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    I know you should do that ASAP, but it’s balls cold and will be for a while. Waiting til this weekend be acceptable to get it done?
     
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    You should be fine to wait until this weekend
     
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  9. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    Good deal ‘Preciate it ma’am :hattip:
     
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  10. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    Welcome sir :)

    I would wash my truck (during the winter when they used all that crap) when i lived in Nevada on the weekends....didn't have time in the middle of the week working 3 jobs:D only rust issues i ever had were from the previous owner on the bed of the truck
     
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  11. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    I hear you on no time. Gotta get it in when you can!
    Not looking forward to the wash, but I take cold showers....this’ll be about the same! LOL doc thinks I’m nuts but doesn’t complain about the results!
     
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  12. Jan 16, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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    You're fine to wait until it warms up a bit. If they sprayed the roads calcium chloride, make sure you rinse out above the rear wheel wells and all of the little nooks and crannies. That stuff is a ot worse than salt for causing rust. I usually go to the local DIY carwash, soak everything liberally with presoak solution, let it sit for a few minutes and the do the high pressure wash and rinse. I'm out 10 or 15 bucks by the time I'm done but it makes me feel better lol.
     
  13. Jan 16, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    How cold is balls cold?
     
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    Up here, balls cold doesn't start until it's at least -10 LOL. Anything above 10 degrees and you'll wait in line for half an hour to get a car wash and kids are walking to school in shorts.
     
  15. Jan 16, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    Right now it’s about 18 tonight it’ll be 8

    Remember I’m from the deep south.....we aren’t used to negative temps man!
     
  16. Jan 16, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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    Just take it to a self washing bay this week/end. Spray it down (including suspension components) real well.
     
  17. Jan 16, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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    Come down here in the middle of summer and we’ll see who’s complaining LOL
    We’re used to humidity and heat, not icicles hanging off your nuts cold!
     
  18. Jan 16, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    Thought of doing that. Thanks bud
     
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    Brine, sand and salt is what they use up here. But I’ll be getting every nook and cranny with the pressure washer that’s for sure!
     
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  20. Jan 16, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    Too hot or too cold. Hard choice. haha
     
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    This. The water comes out warm at the one I go to to clean underneath as well. Truck loves a nice warm bidet.
     
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    Who doesn’t??? :anonymous:
     
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    I’m stuck right in the middle! On the bright side, I don’t need to buy ice for my ice baths! Just step outside or run tap water in this weather!
     
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    Yep. BR is expecting snow too!

    That’ll make twice this year! Must be a record or something!
     
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    Where’s that? Might have to swing by!
     
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    Right in the middle.. thats where all the good stuff is..:thumbsup:
     
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    So cold you can't use a sprinkler.
     
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    You ain’t wrong!
     
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    So it's safe to say you folks won't be on any episodes of "Alaska the last frontier"?
     
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    Those Love's truck wash are great. This is where I took my 09 Taco while in Anchorage. Totally enclosed for those brisk Anchorage winter days. You bring your dog too. Kill 2 birds with one stone! http://monsterwash.net/


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    I can hear it now....Look..White Tundras!!!....hee...heee.....Told you there are a lot of gas Tundras in Anchorage. If your gas freezes up there you are...[​IMG]
     
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