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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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undercarriage cleaning

i was wondering if anyone on here knew of a place where i could have my undercarriage cleaned. preferably steamed cleaned. if you know where it can be done let me know, i am tired of the bottom of my car looking like shit.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 01:14 PM
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Get you a rag and some diesel!

Or simple green, scrub/wash like a mofo.
Its not bad

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Get a pressure washer, a rain suit, some goggles, jack, 4 jackstands and go nuts.
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yeah i've done that a little, but i would like for it to be cleaned with a cleaner and steam. i am worried that very high pressure water might get in places water is not suppoed to be. i'll probably end up just doing that but if anyone can steam clean i would prefer to go that route.

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Castrol Super clean and a water hose. Just don't get it on your paint or it will strip the wax off.
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yeah, thats not a bad idea. i just havent been able to get it clean like i want (in all the corners and hard to get places)

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Mine had a oil leak I've been meaning to climb under mine and do something. But I don't think I can get it high enough to work under there well on just jackstands.

<-- Wonders if there is a place that does it or atleast a place that has a lift I could get under there.

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just buy a steam cleaner and do it yourself.

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yeah, thats not a bad idea. i just havent been able to get it clean like i want (in all the corners and hard to get places)
brake cleaner works very good, just dont get it on your paint

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Just wait until it rains really hard and drive down the highway for about 20 minutes.
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well if ur like me....i use the lift at work and our pressure washer....heated pressure washer that is...burns grease smooth off...i can bet my undercarriage is cleaner than any other car

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well if ur like me....i use the lift at work and our pressure washer....heated pressure washer that is...burns grease smooth off...i can bet my undercarriage is cleaner than any other car
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 10:31 AM
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Yeah get ready to get real dirty. go buy a few gallons of degreaser, some green scrubing pads, good idea to get some sort of eye protection too. you can get it done in a better half of a day, unless you do what I did

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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 06:42 PM
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A light degreaser and a pressure washer does wonders. Be careful using some degreasers though. Try it out on a small area first. The undersides of most cars don't have a thick or a real good coat of paint. It is usually just primed and then lightly shot. Some degreasers will eat right through the paint and leave you with primer. I know since I have done this on accident a few times. That was with diluted simple green too. The same goes with the paint on some inner engine compartments. Now I use a strong dish soap with hot water fed through the presure washer. If you are not careful the presure washer can take that thin paint off too.
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 08:59 PM
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If you use a pressure washer, be careful b/c the spray will cut wire insulation and plastic parts if you're too close or use too much power.

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