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Old 06-13-2010, 11:20 PM   #1
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How do you guys remove dry dirt that has stuck to the body where fuel was spilled? I tried some simple green, and all purpose cleaners, but none did the job. I don't want to try something too potent and ruin my paint.

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just wipe it off with a towel and very little water? do you mean your bodyshell or exhaust?

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on the chassis? usually i have to break the truck down. remove the engine, fuel tank, and radio tray. spray simple green, and brush with a toothbrush.

there's no easy way to clean the truck without a little effort, and elbow grease.

after the detergents, and cleaners, the chassis always comes out dull. nothing a little pledge won't spiff out!
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I use Simple Green at a 5:1 dilution. A little scrubbin' with a tooth brush and it comes off no problem.
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I think he's reffering to the underside of the lid. I just lightly rub it with soap and warm water. Anything that does not come off I just leave it there. It won't hurt nothing and you can't see it anyway
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I think he's reffering to the underside of the lid. I just lightly rub it with soap and warm water. Anything that does not come off I just leave it there. It won't hurt nothing and you can't see it anyway
Hot water and dishsoap on a sponge works for me.
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Simple green + hose. Are you talking about the underside of the body, like the dirt is baked on by the pipe?
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I found this degreaser stuff at the dollar store called "Awesome Orange". I buy 5-6 bottles at a time, hey..it's only a dollar. lol. Way better than simple green. Spray it on, let it sit for 10secs and rinse off, no scrubbing required. I use it for everything. Even removes rit dye stains from steel sinks.
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Thanks for the replies. I was referring to the underside of the body where fuel has splashed up. I'll have to try the warm water and soap method and a little patience.
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