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Old 04-08-2006, 09:41 AM
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Truck washing question...grease

im driving a 2006 Mack Granite. Thye got me this new tractor with the promise that i keep it clean on my own time. No problem there. The u joint thats near the back of the cab throws grease ALL over the back wall of the cab, and the back window. im making a guard so this wont happen again, but what in the world can i do about all the little spots of grease all over the cab? pressure washing didnt help much, i was also afraid i would start taking off paint. ive tried Fantastic, and Windex, and each spot was taking about 5 minutes to get it truly clean. this truck was painted to our color by the dealer, so im very concerned about taking off paint that isnt factory applied. any ideas????
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:45 AM
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Try wax a work truck it's hard to keep clean, like a mower.
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:51 AM
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WD-40, DAWN Detergent(use straight to remove grease then rinse with water),or Simple Green, with some elbow grease. Follow by a coat of wax.
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:52 AM
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try diluted purple power. Use a pressure washer with HOT water. most of all.. don't over grease the u joints!
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:58 AM
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All of the above answers are correct. Definately wax it a couple of times after its clean. It will be easier to clean in the future after it is waxed. Good luck.
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Old 04-08-2006, 02:43 PM
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thanks everyone. i got it in september and put several coats of wax on it right away. meguiars. lots of road salt around here,(chicago) and i work all winter. i was surprised how cruddy all the polished aluminum and diamond plate got. i washed all the salt off any time it got above freezing too.
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Old 04-08-2006, 03:40 PM
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I would have to agree use WD-40 to get the heavy stuff off and use a car wash soap for the rest to get the oil off.

We have a cleaner here its called "DUKE" it cleans like a SOB. I used it to clean up some chain oil for a chainsaw got onto fiberglass covered porch. It cleaned that oil up fast. I won't use anything else because it works good and it doesn't burn your skin.
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Old 04-09-2006, 01:57 PM
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Lets see some pictures of this thing.
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