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This is a discussion on cleaning under the car within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; I replaced the pinion seal and now would like to clean underneath the car where it has splattered while fluid ...

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    Question cleaning under the car

    I replaced the pinion seal and now would like to clean underneath the car where it has splattered while fluid was leaking. What is a good cleaner for this? There is quite a bit to clean up. all along the torque arm, and the whole rear end need a good cleaning.

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    Simple Green is what I use, works fantastic.
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    Yup....I use Simple Green.....let it soak for a few minutes.....

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    Couple pics from underneath my car

    The purple stuff, I can't think of the name of it, it works real well for cleaning underneath as well.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Yup....I use Simple Green.....let it soak for a few minutes.....
    Is it spray on, hose off, or does it require scrubbing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berger21 View Post
    Is it spray on, hose off, or does it require scrubbing?

    Spray on and scrubbing.

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    Purple stuff, I guess you mean Castrol SuperClean?

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    what driveshaft loop is that... i need one soon

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    what driveshaft loop is that... i need one soon
    BMR, all my suspension is BMR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    The purple stuff, I can't think of the name of it, it works real well for cleaning underneath as well.

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    Dang, man!!!!

    That's really nice and clean!
    Do you have a lift or something, or you just don't drive it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Dang, man!!!!

    That's really nice and clean!
    Do you have a lift or something, or you just don't drive it?
    I have 71,000 miles on that car. I don't have a lift, just 2 jacks and 4 jack stands. I have put a ton of energy and wrench time into this car. I drive it but I am a perfectionist and keep it that way. I am in the middle of getting the rest of the underneath powdercoated and purtied up

    And thanks for the compliment Goose, very valued coming from you. Its always nice to hear compiments from your peers that are as anal about their cars as myself. You do a fantastic job detailing IMO and have my mutual respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I have 71,000 miles on that car. I don't have a lift, just 2 jacks and 4 jack stands. I have put a ton of energy and wrench time into this car. I drive it but I am a perfectionist and keep it that way. I am in the middle of getting the rest of the underneath powdercoated and purtied up

    And thanks for the compliment Goose, very valued coming from you. Its always nice to hear compiments from your peers that are as anal about their cars as myself. You do a fantastic job detailing IMO and have my mutual respect.
    I'm telling you man. I have to tip my hat to you. That's immaculate to say the least. It sure shows the time and effort you've put into it to keep it looking like that. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    The purple stuff, I can't think of the name of it, it works real well for cleaning underneath as well.

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    wow, AWESOME, great job, WANNA DO MINE?? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    wow, AWESOME, great job, WANNA DO MINE?? lol
    Thank you and sure, drive it up here

    My torque arm is done and ready to go on now, hopefully I can get it on Friday and improve the undercarriage that much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Spray on and scrubbing.

    this purple stuff ?? only $5 at Dollar General , cleans from a-z


    cleans

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    So do you use a soft brush then rinse or pressure wash? That purple or castrol stuff?
    Again, great job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'CajunFirehawk157 View Post
    So do you use a soft brush then rinse or pressure wash? That purple or castrol stuff?
    Again, great job...
    Thats the purple stuff I was referring to, the one that Jesusfan posted.

    I use Simple Green, its in a spray bottle. I just spray it on the bottom and use rags and wipe away. A soft brush would help, although I have never had to use one. You could use a pressure washer as well I suppose, I am just stubborn and enjoy doing the manual labor. My best friend gets mad at me cuz he prefers using his air tools when we do heads or other in depth work and I just do it the old fashioned way. I am sure he will eventually win that battle and convert me over though

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    While removing my rear coils to add air bags, I cleaned my rear this weekend. I used the purple stuff above, its quite powerful and WILL burn your skin, I just sprayed a lil purple, let it sit, then used my pressure washer...pics below.

    LEFT pic is before, RIGHT pic is after. This is just the start, it does not look any where near has nice has the gents above.......yet
    Last edited by 99'CajunFirehawk157; 08-15-2007 at 04:08 AM.

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    I plan on doing some well-overdue undercarriage cleaning and degreeasing on my car. Hopefully in the near future
    That said, I've just got a product from Adams called Invisible Undercarriage Spray. I've already tried it on my wheel wells. It has a fruity fragance (grapes) It worked well, I've been keeping a close eye on it after the car has gone thru two washes, and still holding up as the first day I sprayed it on
    I'd like to use that to that on the whole undercarriage for protection. It has a low-gloss finish

    Has anybody here by chance used this product, or anyting else you may be using for protection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    I've just got a product from Adama called Invisible Undercarriage Spray.

    I think you meant to type ADAMS not ADAMA...
    http://www.adamspolishes.com/c-10-dressings.aspx
    Adams makes good stuff, good to know, thanks. Let us know how it works, PLEASE.


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