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Cleaned frame and undercarriage by hand

Yesterday, I got home and thought it might be a good idea to wash my frame and stuff. Glad i did, it was dirty! Winter was rough on the poor thing. I parked in the yard, put a large board down and went to town. I ended up getting soaked from dripping water and laying in it...lol. I washed the frame, rear axle, front end (best i could) and underbody. All i used was Dawn, degreaser, and a scrubbrush and scrubbing pad. I didnt take any pics of before, but everything definitly came clean! Then I washed and waxed the truck. I didn't get a pic of that until today. now its raining...lol.











Didnt take many pics as i was in a hurry to beat dark. I noticed that it's time to paint my fender wells again.
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looks good now if i could only clean my truck lol
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Damn, how long did that take you?
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I need to do this.
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Damn, how long did that take you?
it actually didn't take as long as you would think. You gotta remember, my truck is an 06 and I dont wheel it alot . if I do, its jsut through snow or sand. So it wasnt too dirty. it took me about 2 hours and I didn't get every nook and cranny, just the major stuff like frame, rearend, and suspension.
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Gotcha. My truck has had a one of a kind, custom dirt/rust paint job for the last 6 years... who am I to change perfection. lol
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lol!
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I need to do this to mine. All the salt up at the mountains killed my exhaust, thank god its stainless.
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Smart doing it in the grass over a board. I did it in my driveway and you can still see where it was dripping onto it.
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Now go buy a couple cans of 99 cent flat black spray paint and give everything a fresh coat of paint. Chassis, axle, leafs, front crossmember, LCA's, torsion bars etc. It will look better than brand new.
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Now go buy a couple cans of 99 cent flat black spray paint and give everything a fresh coat of paint. Chassis, axle, leafs, front crossmember, LCA's, torsion bars etc. It will look better than brand new.
yeah i need to now that i look at pics.
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looks good man, wish i actually had the drive to do this to my truck..
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I usually do a big spring detail as soon as the weather is nice and the road salt is washed away with a few rains.

I'll hit the underbelly hard with soap and a power washer. When it's dry, I spray the whole frame and underbelly with flat black rust coat paint. Gives a nice clean new look. I'll touch some areas up before getting it oiled up in the fall.

Good rust prevention. Keep the dirt, salt, and crap out of the nooks and crannies.
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dont know how you guys find the time. I doubt I have washed my truck once since Christmas. Being a student with 3 jobs sucks.
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Just think: those college years are the best of your life. It all goes downhill from there. <G>
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Looks good! By the way, that's nothing compared to what an Ontario winter does to a truck! My '94 Mustang is 100x cleaner underneath than my 3 year old truck!
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Love that truck Scott. I agree with Korey, give her a good coat of paint, you will be glad you did it.
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i think if i did that to my truck it would scrub all the rust away and it would fall apart. Lmao.
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^^^LOL
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