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Has anyone ever cleaned this...

was cleaning the interior and decided to pop off these plastic strips near the door to reveal a jackpot of mud hiding.

once i cleaned it, the paint was all very scratched from all the sand, i'll be cleaning under there more often.


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After cleaning that area, I always put a thick coat of wax on it before reinstalling the plastic sill cover.
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Seems like that'd be a good place for our rangers to rot with all that in there.
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exactaly, all the road salt in the winter too
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how does it come off? pry it with a screwdriver?
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yup a flat head screwdriver, its just pops on and off
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I'm too scared to pop mine off.......LOL I'd be surprised if it wasn't all rusted.
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ill hafta pop mine off and put a nice generous layer of rust inhibiting grease under there.
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i always wipe down the plastic, but never taken it off. Ill have to do that next time.
I also would like to take the fender flairs off and clean under there. everytime i hit it with the hose mud come out.
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word, i have bushwacker extend a fenders, and i know theres lots of dirt in there. I gotta clean in there sometime. It'd be a good project...
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yea, mud definatly get's trapped in fender flares, i had a shelf of mud on mine when i had my old truck. Well worth taking them off to clean
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for those of you with ext. cabs, i know on mine, and a bunch more, there are hole cut under your rocker panel. Just stick the hose up in there, and blast away. You can see muddy water coming out of where the sill plate is when you do that. and thats usually the cause for them to rust out. I know i haven't been offroading or through any mud/grass/dirt in about 2 months, and i wash my truck twice a month, and i still get mud and rocks and crap out of there when i clean in there.

I've never checked on reg. cabs for those openings. I just never get one to detail. But i know of the supercabs [ext. cab, 2dr's] there is no openings.
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yea, regular cabs have the holes where the sill plate pops into. But i did run a hose along the rocker panel, as you see in my picture the hose just doesn't do the job
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I only have to worry about mud we dont get road salt down here!
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im scared itll all be rusted out under there from the salt, its never really seen any mud so i should be fine as far as that goes...
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looks like the perfect place for some undercoating or roll on bedliner. il have to pop the ones on teh Edge and see what kinda presents are under there.
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yea, regular cabs have the holes where the sill plate pops into. But i did run a hose along the rocker panel, as you see in my picture the hose just doesn't do the job
I'm talking under the truck. Not sure if your saying that aswell, i read it as under the plastic sill plate. But these holes are big enough for me to get my hands in, and pull chunks of mud out of
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