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Deep Cleaning Your Undercarriage

Ok after going threw numerous mud holes and having TONS of mud on the bottom of my car. I would like to deep clean my undercarriage.

I've read in a few places to do the following.

1. Power Wash (Rinse)
2. Oven Cleaner (Deep Clean)
3. Power Wash (Rinse)
4. Purple Power Degreaser (Follow-up Clean)
5. Power Wash (Rinse)

They've said the results are amazing!

That any Calcium, Salt, Lime, or Rust are 100% removed!

Does this sound like a good plan?
Anyone else have any knowledge on cleaning your undercarriage?
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um i deal with mud...alot.

i usually power wash, simple green, let it sit for a while, then power wash, simple green, power wash. seems to work out well.

basically the same process, but no oven cleaner.
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I take it to the quarter wash place. And just power wash the undercarriage for a while. Then spray the soap under there and do it again. I get all wet going under there to find the mud.

Also, it will be a bigger pain in the ass if it is thick gooey clay mud. that stuff is like glue. The mud down here is just wet dirt and comes off easy.

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Purple Power Degreaser do not let this near bear aluminum use simple green.
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Is there any bear aluminum on the 04 Land Rover Disco?

I can't really tell the difference between aluminum, steel, nickel, etc.

Any other suggestions?

I've rinsed the undercarriage for two days straight now and it still amazes me the mud that keeps coming like it never ends.
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Is there any bear aluminum on the 04 Land Rover Disco?

I can't really tell the difference between aluminum, steel, nickel, etc.

Any other suggestions?

I've rinsed the undercarriage for two days straight now and it still amazes me the mud that keeps coming like it never ends.


You have to rub it with a brush to remoove cacked material pressure will not remoove everything and after you clean everything you have to make it a weekly rootine to clean your undercariage .
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Very to agitation is key!

Someone told me to spray rubberized undercoating after I'm finished cleaning.

Is that smart?
What does it do?
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Very to agitation is key!

Someone told me to spray rubberized undercoating after I'm finished cleaning.

Is that smart?
What does it do?
after cleaning if there is rust you remove you apply rust encapsulator than apply the rubberized undercoating.
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Very to agitation is key!

Someone told me to spray rubberized undercoating after I'm finished cleaning.

Is that smart?
What does it do?
I tried the rubberized coating a few years ago on another vehicle and found it starts peeling off after 6 or 8 months. Maybe I didn't get it clean enough before applying? My advice would be to apply to a new vehicle before it gets dirty and rusty.
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I have no idea lol

Some people say use POR-15.

Some people say use a rust converter.

Some people say use rubberized undercoating.

Some people say use a rust encapsulator.

Then some people say use Simple Green.

Then other people say use Purple Power.

Then even more people say use oven cleaner.

Then some dude say use this that.

WHAT IS THE TRUTH LOL
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I have no idea lol

Some people say use POR-15.

Some people say use a rust converter.

Some people say use rubberized undercoating.

Some people say use a rust encapsulator.

Then some people say use Simple Green.

Then other people say use Purple Power.

Then even more people say use oven cleaner.

Then some dude say use this that.

WHAT IS THE TRUTH LOL
DO YOU want to clean ??????
then clean
do you want to repair a rusted area than use ,rust encapsulator,rust converter.
as for oven clean i never heard about that .
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Two coats of degreaser worked very well.
It didn't get rid of all the mud/rust stains but I could tell that it worked.

Also if anyone wanted to know.

RESOLVE works amazing on mud stains on floor matts.

I seriously had a floor mat covered in mud.
Many people told me to throw it out.

I took some resolve and bam it looks brand new!
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A decent lawn sprinkler stuck under your rig works great for loosening/removing mud after a day of wheeling...and you can sit back and crack a nice cold "beverage" while it works. It won't get it all but more than you think.

BTW, POR-15 is great stuff for sealing rust away...just make sure to follow the prep directions and for god's sake do not get it on your skin...a tattoo is easier to remove.

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How do you guys clean muddy door jams?

I guess I could try to hose them and put towels inside the car.

I've cleaned this car for 3 days straight and I still see mud.

Mostly by the front bumper and the runningboards/rock sliders.
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A decent lawn sprinkler stuck under your rig works great for loosening/removing mud after a day of wheeling...
never thought of that one, but it sounds like it might just work.

um as for door jams, spraying a pressure washing between your plastic doorsills/rock sliders and the door usually blasts it out. just make sure you have good door seals or you're getting water inside your truck very very fast lol I'd also recommend waxing your door jams and other painted areas besides the exterior panels such as parts of the engine bay and door jams as well....makes it easier to clean once it gets dirty. but you probably already knew that
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