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Old 04-26-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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This is going to sound nuts

But I am about to crawl under the ride (On ramps of course) and detail the chassis, suspension pieces, under body etc etc.

What can I use that will last a long time? I was thinking of Meguiar's all purpose cleaner followed by some sort of paint sealer? Or should I just scrub it all down then use something like the Chemical guys undercarriage spray?
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:36 AM   #2
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Sounds nuts
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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Not sure what to use but I think it is a good idea. When you go to shows get some mirrors to show your undercarriage off and show off what you've done!
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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But I am about to crawl under the ride (On ramps of course) and detail the chassis, suspension pieces, under body etc etc.

What can I use that will last a long time? I was thinking of Meguiar's all purpose cleaner followed by some sort of paint sealer? Or should I just scrub it all down then use something like the Chemical guys undercarriage spray?
When I detail the underside I start with a strong APC (meguiar's is a great choice) and a lot of various brushes to agitate the solution and remove as much grease, grime and dirt as possible.

Then treat the materials the same as you would on the top side.

Here is the undercarriage I worked on. It was on the 1 of 1 Shelby Cobra Prototype (my client turned down an offer of 4,000,000 for it.





Here she was finished.

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I have removed wheels and wheel well liners and cleaned everything I could reach including the inside and outside of the wheels and liners, so I am almost an nuts as you.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #6
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I have removed wheels and wheel well liners and cleaned everything I could reach including the inside and outside of the wheels and liners, so I am almost an nuts as you.
I'm guilty of that a well
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
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When I detail the underside I start with a strong APC (meguiar's is a great choice) and a lot of various brushes to agitate the solution and remove as much grease, grime and dirt as possible.

Then treat the materials the same as you would on the top side.

Here is the undercarriage I worked on. It was on the 1 of 1 Shelby Cobra Prototype (my client turned down an offer of 4,000,000 for it.





Here she was finished.


DAAAAAMNM!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #8
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one puddle and all that hard work is undone. no thanks.
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I only do this to a vehicle I don't drive much.

I use simple green APC and don't use any type of under carriage treatment. I leave it as is...
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one puddle and all that hard work is undone. no thanks.
Puddles?!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:16 PM   #11
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But I am about to crawl under the ride (On ramps of course) and detail the chassis, suspension pieces, under body etc etc.

What can I use that will last a long time? I was thinking of Meguiar's all purpose cleaner followed by some sort of paint sealer? Or should I just scrub it all down then use something like the Chemical guys undercarriage spray?

What you need is a sweet synergy Green and black car cover for that beast since you are putting all this time in perfecting it! I love your car and that color.
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