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Unread 10-11-2014, 09:50 AM   #1
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Beach Protection

What do you do to protect your Jeep after being at the beach?

I just keep mine washed down. The underside gets cleaned more than the topside.

But I was curious what products or methods other people used to protect from sea salt and what not.

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Unread 10-11-2014, 11:12 AM   #2
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Just clean out all the sand from frame and any place it can hide. Also any bare metal treat TREAT it with convertor and paint.
Thats about all you can do. Clean rinse and repeat.
Sand and salt is easier than MUD...
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Unread 10-13-2014, 04:55 AM   #3
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I go to one of those pay and spray car wash places and power wash the underside on the soap setting. Let it dry then enjoy the beach. Now I harbor no illusions that it works when wet, but in theory it helps keep the salt off when the vehicle is dry and washes it (and any newly built up grime) away once it gets wet.

Protecting the underside of the vehicle from salt's effects is the same as protecting the visible outside. Protect the paint and the metal is then protected. So keep it clean and keep a sacrificial outer layer (that's what wax ultimately is) on top of the paint.
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Unread 10-13-2014, 07:38 AM   #4
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Sand gets in the engine bay from riding on the beach. I hose it off lightly. On a windy day the whole Jeep will be covered with salt. The do-it-yourself car wash works fine.
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