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Undercarriage cleaning

Discussion in 'VA/DC/MD- Capital Land Cruiser Club' started by PFMFJ80, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. PFMFJ80

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    I want to degrease and power wash the undercarriage of my 80, before I do my rust prevention project. The 80 had many years of caked oil leaks that are beyond what I can address with my electric power washer and the truck on jackstands. I'm looking for a carwash where there is a lift and you can get really in there or a carwash/shop that does this. Preferrably close to fairfax or nearby areas. Thanks!
     
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    Need to find a fleet wash type place... When I lived in Norfolk, I took my FJ62 to a place that did high temperature power washing and it took ALL the oil and grease off the undercarriage and engine. It was amazing... I haven't been able to find a place like that since.
     
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    That is actually a good lead. My wife works for a division in a nearby county that has a fleet. They might know who does this type of job. I'll report back if I find someone that does this. Thanks!
     
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    I own a company that does heavy industrial washing. All of our units are hot water pressure washers. We could do it. We also have a way to inject degreaser into the hot water stream to remove grease oil as well with little pressure that is much "kinder"to painted surfaces or electrical components.before and afters.

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    SWEET!
     
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    Need to setup a Club Cleaning!!
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    Are you Mobil? I'm figuring yes.
    How much would it cost to do a group of trucks? Like $x.xx per truck min of 5 trucks.

    We can use my company's shop in Dulles.
    Anyone else me into something like this?
     
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    All are mobile. No idea what it would run to do a few trucks. Would of been a good thing to do on tech day but I did not even think about it then.
     
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    I'm in. Let's make this happen!
     
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    I would definitely be in for this as well!
     
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    OK, let's start a list. Please copy, paste, and add yourself if interested:

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    I would be available sometime after march 17-18 (sat sun) All I will need is a water source
     
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    Nice! I'm available the weekend of the March 24/25, April 14/15, and thereafter.
     
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    I'm good for March 24th and April 14 also. We can do it at my companies shop we have a water hose in the back parking lot.
     
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    Question, but how are we going to get underneath them which is my real issue?
     
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    That's a good question.
    We will have to think on that.
     
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    Who has car ramps? Or we can cobble together a bunch of scrap wood and nails and build some tall ones to get the front of the trucks up... we don't need much to have good access to the undersides.
     
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    ...Or an open deck trailer and we drive up on it. That works for me on the 40.
     
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    I wonder if we can find someone who has an articulation ramp we could borrow.
     
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    i think the open deck trailer idea is nice.
    My 40 sets high enough I'm good. The lower setting 60's are the problem.
    I do have car ramps.