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post #1 of 6 Old 02-27-2013, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
tmholland
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Whats the best way to clean the underbody

I am working on cleaning up the underside of my cj5, I have grease, oil and dirt build up that I would like to remove. After doing this I would like to repair any rust areas (whats the best thing to use), then I would like to coat the under side

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-27-2013, 07:37 PM
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Probably easier ways but I hand-scraped the muck, cleaned the rest of the grease off with rags and mineral spirits, then wire-wheeled the whole thing. Gave my drill a real work out.

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-27-2013, 07:57 PM
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I am in e process of tearing apart a axle. I used brake cleaner and a wire wheel. The wire wheel works fast and really cuts down the old layers of crud.
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-27-2013, 09:41 PM
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Dollar store oven cleaner.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-01-2013, 07:48 AM
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I am in the process cleaning up my undercarriage, had lots of surface rust, grease and grime buildup. I applied a degreaser, then power wash, now I am using a drill (with a wire wheel attachment) and a grinder with wire wheel and hitting everything from the frame to differentials. After I get all the surface rust off I am thinking about using the KBS rustseal product and painting it.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-01-2013, 07:49 AM
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