Good cleaner/method? - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
BCozhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Close Enough! At least in the right country and state now.
Posts: 24,994
Back To Top
Good cleaner/method?

What is a good cleaner or method to get salt, road grime, and whatever else they put on the roads in Winter, off of the truck? I don't know what the Germans use on the roads, but it's taken me 2 hours with a scrub brush to get it mostly off. I don't want to wax it again until I get it all off.
The truck was well waxed before Winter, so I think the crap is just stuck in the wax. I hope!

Shoot straight

People are sick of politicians, and me, I hate cats in the house.
BCozhunter is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 05:02 PM
The Man
 
MQ-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Pike
Posts: 7,676
Back To Top
Re: Good cleaner/method?

Castrol degreaser or the cheaper version Purple Power at Wmart...spray on let set for a minute then pressure wash it off. Then I use a clay bar and special spray to pull any junk out of the finish....then wax it.

USAF 1984-88

Families that hunt together stay together!
MQ-1 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
BCozhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Close Enough! At least in the right country and state now.
Posts: 24,994
Back To Top
Re: Good cleaner/method?

Since there are no Walmarts around here I'll have to go with whatever AAFES has.
I've never used anything more than detergent to get stuff off, but this crap is really stuck on there. It's not like tar, it's like a rubberized grit of some sort. But being that it's Germany, it probably good for the environment!

Shoot straight

People are sick of politicians, and me, I hate cats in the house.
BCozhunter is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 08:12 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Washington Co. Pa.
Posts: 9,332
Back To Top
Re: Good cleaner/method?

Maybe and hopefully it,s not corrosive.If it is like the crap yhey use here back home it,s just a matter of time cause you can,t get that crap out of the nooks and crannies where all of the cleanin in the world won,t get to it.It surprises me on how people pay 50G plus for a vehicle and slush it up in salt. I,ve even seen new vettes out in it. It,s nice to be able to have a sacrificial winter rat.
good ole boy is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 08:19 PM
The Man
 
MQ-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Pike
Posts: 7,676
Back To Top
Re: Good cleaner/method?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BcozHunter
Since there are no Walmarts around here I'll have to go with whatever AAFES has.
I've never used anything more than detergent to get stuff off, but this crap is really stuck on there. It's not like tar, it's like a rubberized grit of some sort. But being that it's Germany, it probably good for the environment!
Oooopps...forgot!

USAF 1984-88

Families that hunt together stay together!
MQ-1 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
BCozhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Close Enough! At least in the right country and state now.
Posts: 24,994
Back To Top
Re: Good cleaner/method?

Picked up some Turtle Wax tar/grime etc. remover. Now if it ever stops raining again I'll give it a try.

Shoot straight

People are sick of politicians, and me, I hate cats in the house.
BCozhunter is online now  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 10:09 AM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ingomar
Posts: 762
Back To Top
Re: Good cleaner/method?

Rain your lucky I had snow at the house yesterday. Yea snow

MY GUN MY RIGHT !!!
30-06kid is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome