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Old 01-24-2011, 03:48 PM   #31
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My favs are kal gard, pledge and simple green. Really depends on what your doing, but if you want to clean it with tray and engine out use simple green, if you want quick lil clean not on electronics use pledge and for a quick nice clean on all KAL GARD.
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Kalgard degreaser and a stiff bristle brush gets the big crap off. But I hose it off spray degreaser, dish washer, lube, air, prep and shine, air again, and dne looks new. Then body I use the lexan spray.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:00 PM   #33
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Kalgard degreaser and a stiff bristle brush gets the big crap off. But I hose it off spray degreaser, dish washer, lube, air, prep and shine, air again, and dne looks new. Then body I use the lexan spray.
To much work lol, i just spray and run then air. So the dirt can build up to extend of needing water. If i really want clean then i just take the 8 diff screws and 2 steering and pull front and rear off and scrub with simple green then blow off.
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I have tried all of the stuff you guys mentioned. All work great. But I have been finding myself to be using foaming type glass cleaner lately. Works great. And its really cheap and last a long time
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:38 PM   #35
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the real question is why you don't use a hose.... and how do you clean your car... you just jumped in.. i will never clean my car with a hose... OK ... tell us why and what do you do...other wise you just trolling...

just calling it as i see it...

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:04 PM   #36
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Your cara must not be getting anything but dust on them. Cause I find it hard to believe all these techniques work. Seems like you would have a sloppy mess with nothing to rinse the muck away. That's the part im missing?
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:47 PM   #37
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when u hose it off u can always but the oven on around 250 and throw it in their and it dries it off great
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So far I've read the Oven and the dishwasher... WOW!
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:07 PM   #39
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that's fine.....everything I have learned has been from full ride Factory guys. I do it how they have showed me and not one of them(out of 3) ever mentioned a garden hose.....anyways.....KalGard was awesome stuff......are they out of business now?
Hey Trevor how do you clean your rides? I've always used a water hose then dried it off with an airhose. I really would like to know if there is a better way.
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when u hose it off u can always but the oven on around 250 and throw it in their and it dries it off great
Umm, you're the last person that should be giving advice on cleaning....Take that Kemball!!
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I do use a hose but I have a routine before doing so.

Step by step on how I clean:

1. Pull engine, radio tray and tank
2. 30/30 Kal Gard on front and rear diff bearing
3. 30/30 on all wheel bearings while in the car
4. Kal Gard Degreaser on everything except brakes
5. High pressure sprayer with water hose
6. Blow off entire car with Air compressor
7. Hit the bearings again with 30/30
8. Kal Gard Prep n shine then brush
9. Install engine, radio tray, and tank

Comes out brand new

Tried pledge in the past and it leave too much gunk and its really oily.

Here is where people think I may be crazy. I am convinced that simple green and wd-40 have ingredients in them that weakens plastic. I know I know its just me I guess.

I have even tried scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner that foams up.
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Umm, you're the last person that should be giving advice on cleaning....Take that Kemball!!
ha my truck was clean this weekend. put it in the oven as a matter of fact lol
yea my name is never right
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ha my truck was clean this weekend. put it in the oven as a matter of fact lol
yea my name is never right
Ur just a little crazy
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Update on alternatives:

I was able to pick up:

SC1 clear coat to replace prep n shine

Jig a loo to replace 30/30

Proline Super Lubricant by Fel Pro in replace of Degreaser

Bottom line is this. Kal Gard is still the better product and if I could pick it up at a store I would do so.

Sc1 is pretty close to the prep n shine. It goes on just about the same. Will not be able to tell how well it works until I hit the track

Jig a loo is a completely different lubricant. Its thinner than 30/30 and penetrates much quicker. I did a test on two used bearings that were throw aways.

The jig a loo cleans the bearing much better than the 30/30. The down side is it seams to not give a good coat as it drys up. The jig a loo is more of a dry lubricant. I will say that the jig loo frees up the bearings better where you can spin them freely. Time will tell on the track by a bearing getting blown out or not. With 30/30 I have only had 2 bearings go. Not bad

Pro Line Super Lubricant Degreaser. This stuff was bought at pep boys for 2.99 a can and goes on like Kal Gard degreaser. The down side is that it stinks really bad and leave more of film than Kal Gard degreaser.

The proline stuff from pep boys does work and can be used safe on all plastics and carbon fiber.

I was able to find some pretty good alternatives but the bottom line is I am comfortable with the kal gard line and trust it. Kal Gard is the real deal. I wish it was readily available.
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when u hose it off u can always but the oven on around 250 and throw it in their and it dries it off great
Kendall, the oven? Really?
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