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Old 05-18-2017, 10:18 AM   #1
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I keep the outside and inside of my c6 spotless, however looking under the car its pretty dirty. How is the best way to clean the underside?
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Drive rhrough a puddle of clean water.
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Jack it up, put it on your jack stands, remove the tires and wheels and soap it up and hose it down.
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Jack it up, put it on your jack stands, remove the tires and wheels and soap it up and hose it down.
I have a floor jack but no jack stands. I guess I could do one corner at a time. I also have a 3100 psi pressure washer but not sure if it would be wise to use it on the undercarriage. I found out he hard way the pressure washer will tear up the window screens on a house.
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...I found out he hard way the pressure washer will tear up the window screens on a house.
Not very handy, are ya Carter...
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I keep the outside and inside of my c6 spotless, however looking under the car its pretty dirty. How is the best way to clean the underside?
On a lift
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Could always buy some jack stands, or a quick jack
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I've used a pressure washer under the car before. Just be careful as to what you spray. First thing though is that you need to go to the auto parts store and get you some jack stands. You shouldn't even be under one corner of your car without one.
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Not very handy, are ya Carter...
Just lazy, tried to clean the windows without removing the screens.
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Just lazy, tried to clean the windows without removing the screens.
Me thinks you may want to contact a detail shop for this project, jus sayin
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Just lazy, tried to clean the windows without removing the screens.
Well, did the windows get cleaned?
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Touchless car wash that has an undercarriage wash.
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Buy jack stands and use them. I use 6 ton stands. Don't forget the pucks. Get under there and use some elbow grease and a good cleaner. I've been using wax and grease remover that body shops use. Makes the cast aluminum on the control arms look good too.
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Well, did the windows get cleaned?
They did but I wouldn't recommend it.
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I love the guys who never drive in the rain! Looks great and then we can buy them as pristine later. Ha ha
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I don't go out in the rain, but have been caught in the rain while out a few times. Its an 06 Z06 with 58k miles on it.
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My cousin has an undercarriage so clean that he lays under his car to comb his hair and brush his teeth.
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I've used a pressure washer under the car before. Just be careful as to what you spray. First thing though is that you need to go to the auto parts store and get you some jack stands. You shouldn't even be under one corner of your car without one.




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I use the Purple Power spray from Advance Auto Parts and then rinse with a hose.
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...m=purple+power
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