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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-13-2003, 01:52 PM
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Hey this isnt a big deal but I am fixing to go muding and i wanna take the doors off. I know that the inside will get very muddy. My question is, if I were to throw mud all over the dash and all over everything. What would be a problem when I went to wash it? Am I able to hose down the inside of a 95 YJ dashboard? If anyone else has had experience with this type of thing please drop me a line. Im leaving to go mudding in about an hour. Thanx and Ill have good pictures some time Monday or Tuesday.
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I don't know that I would spray water directly at the gauges/radio. Maybe a layer of saran wrap over the dash before you go. Yes it will obscure the gauges, but so will two inches of mud. The saran wrap is easy to peel off...along with the mud.

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Re: I need a quick answer. Please Read.

You could also just take a wet sponge and wipe it all down after you go mudding. The interior is designed to be somewhat water resistant. But I like the saran wrap idea.
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Re: I need a quick answer. Please Read.

1. My ol' daddy used to say:
2. "Son, if you're in doubt... Don't."
3. That was pretty good advice, so let's see what you know...[*]Electricts are subject to water damage [*]There's lots of electronics behind the dash [*]You want to get the dash all muddy [*]You want to be able to clean the dash off [*]You want to clean it by spraying water on it... [*]Against all wisdom, that's what you want to do....
4. So, you've got a choice to make...
5. Have one hour or two of muddin' fun,
6. Hose out the interior and
7. possibly destroy the dash,
8. Or pick another choice.
9. The choice is yours...
10. In this case there are few half measures.
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Re: I need a quick answer. Please Read.

Amen, preach on brother Every.

LEVE is right, I tried that in a couple of CJ-5's (I'm a slow learner, and hard headed!) You will ruin your guages sooner or later, it's just a matter of time.

Oh yeah, the radio will blow w/ the 1st shot of water.
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Buy A CJ-5 , run mechanical gages and don't worry about the water. Of course that puts out the battery and fuel gage. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Actually the Saran wrap sounds like your best idea.
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Re: I need a quick answer. Please Read.

I do have mechanical gages, they fog up so bad that I can't read them.
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Re: I need a quick answer. Please Read.

I definetly wouldn't hose down the dash in a YJ. Just too much too mess up. Do the saran wrap idea.
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My first set fogged up also. When I replaced them I sealed the lens and all the joints I could with silicone. So far I havent had any problems. Yet!
I normally dont run with a top so my gets whatever weather happens. I had to try something and the silicone has worked for me. [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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I have the same top arrangement that you run. Where did you apply the silicone? Exactly where?
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