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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
Apr 10, 2001 (12:18 pm)
My Wrangler is amazing. Uncle with a land rover could not take his eye of it and was not happy about seeing it, and how good it looked. Any way I was wondering what you guys use to kleen the soft windows. Can the rear window come of completely? I got the adda truck, don't get it, it is a waste. Jeeps rule. All Wrangler's are 4 x 4. Oh ya has anyone seen any spy shots of the 2002 wrangler? Get this I was looking at the members info, and someone here has the exact name as mine. First and last! What are the chances of that. Also my name is not the most common name so that makes things even more interesting.
Apr 10, 2001 (1:21 pm)
Getting ready to clean the ol' Jeep this weekend by hand. Anyone have any suggestions as to car wash soaps to use, or do you just use water to hose it down initially? I think I have factory clear coat on the paint, so I don't want to do anything to damage that. Thanks for any advice!
Apr 10, 2001 (1:27 pm)
Just thought I'd share this - when I initially got the Jeep, I looked under the hood and the pink coolant seemed to be a little low. It was down near the "add" line. I asked the salesman about this, and he said it only looks low because the car is cold (hasn't been running). Well, I've looked at it hot and it still seems low. I went to a closer dealership to see if they could add a little for me, but they recommended taking it back to the dealer who sold me the car, since they'd do it for free. The closeby dealership said he'd have to check the car in and charge me $38 to look it over. I couldn't believe he wasn't willing to just go back, get a little coolant, and pour it in. I'll try one other dealership that is more convenient for me, hopefully their service department will be a little more cooperative. It's a disappointment, because the one that was going to charge is literally around the corner from my apartment.
Apr 10, 2001 (1:35 pm)
Anyone know where I can get a decent cargo net for my Jeep? I haul boxes to the post office a lot, and I want something that will form a barrier so the high-piled boxes in the rear don't fall on me when I stop. I've checked Quadratec and the only thing they seem to have is a net that goes over a seat to keep cargo sitting in the bucket. I need something that goes from the Sport Bar to the floor behind the front seats.
Incidentally, did my first cargo run last night with the rear seat removed (VERY easy to take out, BTW). I was a little worried I wouldn't have enough room, but as it turned out I was able to haul just as many boxes as I could before in my Saturn. I used to argue with my business partner over who would have to make the post office run each day, and now I don't put up nearly as much resistance
#1926 of 23393 rs1157/Add-a-Trunk
Apr 10, 2001 (1:43 pm)
The judgment is still out on the Add-a-Trunk. So far I haven't kept much in there, just a bottle of armor all, a towel, and some loose books. I could have used the room to haul boxes (which, at 12"x10"x10", were too big to fit inside the Add-a-Trunk). On the other hand, I like how it keeps the inside looking neat, even though I have loose stuff in there. I probably could have gone without it, but I don't regret having it (yet!)
Apr 10, 2001 (2:01 pm)
sorry about the spelling mistakes
Apr 10, 2001 (3:50 pm)
I use a little Ivory liquid (real mild) just a capful to a bucket. ALWAYS rinse first so you don't abrade the paint with grit.
Not sure on the windows. When they yellow, I wonder if vinegar will work (it does on nylon clothes!).
#1929 of 23393 yellowman
Apr 10, 2001 (5:55 pm)
Wash your Jeep with detergent that is designed for washing vehicles. Armor All and other companies make car wash solutions that you can buy at Walmarts or just about anywhere.
Since you probably haven't waxed that baby yet, it really wouldn't matter now, but those car wash solutions are designed so as to not remove your wax. Dish washing liquids or laundry soap WILL remove wax.
I would advise you to get that baby waxed as soon as possible too.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Apr 10, 2001 (6:05 pm)
Thanks for the car washing suggestions, I'll pick up some of that Armor All car wash solution you recommend. This may sound stupid, but how long does a wax job typically last? With my previous cars, I would just take them into the machine wash place and have them give it a Rainbow Wax treatment, then maybe once a year have the thing detailed. But I will NOT be messing with machine washes with the new baby Jeep. Also, what's reasonable to pay for a hand wax job? I don't mind washing it on my own, but I tried hand waxing one of my old cars once and my arm almost fell off. Not to mention the risk you take in getting some of the wax on the black trim - that stuff will leave a PERMANENT mark!!!
#1931 of 23393 yellowman
Apr 10, 2001 (6:41 pm)
I just paid a guy $35 for a hand wash and wax job when I was up in Illinois last week. I told him not to do anything inside- just a good wash and wax.
You are definitely right about not getting wax on the fender flares or the hard top! It is impossible to get it off.
Ask around for recommendations for a good detail shop. I enjoy washing a vehicle and don't really even mind waxing one, but the weather is so often against you here, that it is hard to get a good wax job done when it isn't too cold, too hot, or raining. You aren't supposed to wax a vehicle in the hot sun, and I don't have a shade tree anywhere on my property.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Oh, yeah, BUG GUTS! GET THEM OFF AS SOON AS YOU GET WHERE YOU'RE GOING! They will definitely stain the paint if they are allowed to stay on there very long at all. People laugh at me, but I actually take a wet paper towel and get the bugs off the grill and front fenders when I get to work and again when I get home. (What a fanatic, huh?)