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Best way to clean the shocks

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by JustRaptor1, Feb 14, 2020 at 11:02 AM.

  1. JustRaptor1

    JustRaptor1 Full Access Member

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    What is everyone using to get the dirt off the shocks and keeping them looking new.

    I bought some degreaser yesterday from chemical guys but wanted to see if anyone has a good way of keeping them looking clean.
     
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    10 second blast of 3200 psi water pressure.....good as new
     
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    All purpose cleaner. Brush. Pressure wash off.
     
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    I use my pink mountain bike cleaner shit and a brush
     
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    is your mountain bike pink, or is the cleaner pink? Not judging....just asking. ;)
     
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    Cool try out the power washer even after a car was they seem dirty once they dry.
     
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    I took wheels off gave em a coat of spray can automotive clear when new. Im not sure what metal is used for the body/housing, but assuming it’s stainless. I had bilstein 5100 leveling shocks on my last 2 GM trucks- first set wound up getting oxidized/rusty overtime- not like raw steel flaming rusty- like rust stains- turns out those had 400 series (CR steel- no NI content) stainless housings. They won’t rust through, but looks crappy over time. I assume if I really cared you could probably use some metal polish & bring em back to better than new- but not really worth the time on a DD truck- so that’s why when I ordered a set for my 2nd truck I use the rattle can clear before installing.

    Again- not sure about these fox shocks tho, if you wanna check see if there’s magnetic draw if yes then 400 series if no then 300 series & wont oxidize/pit

    another good coating product especially for bare AL/stainless stuff (and honestly anything under the hood wires-plastics-rubber included) is Yamashield marine protectant (used to be called boeshiele T9) - it goes on clear & dries to a slight sheen - is not as permanent/heavy duty a coating as Amsoil HDMP, but it won’t discolor anything, can be removed if need be, & is also good as an undercarriage or Underhood “dressing” like Griots undercarriage spray- car show dudes use it, but main application was for Yamaha marine engine/crafts
     
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    there are products specifically for shocks , often found in mountain bike shops because bike shocks are more delicate
     
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    Simple green
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    POWER washer. Done.
     
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    When I recently replaced my shocks, I ceramic coated them.
     
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