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Old 03-22-2020, 12:21 PM
 
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Any suggestions for a place that does really good automobile/undercarriage cleaning in the Glen Burnie area?

The carwash/detailing services that I've found on line concentrate on body/interior. I need a place with a lift that can thoroughly clean a 50-year-old car's engine and chassis. It's really not all that dirty for being that old, but I want it completely clean and I don't have access to a lift.
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Old 03-22-2020, 02:17 PM
 
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Get some jack stands and clean it yourself. Detailers don't wash underneath cars and neither do carwashes. Chances are the body is rusted anyhow and you cant clean rust, you can only grind it off.
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Old 03-22-2020, 04:56 PM
 
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Chances are the body is rusted anyhow and you cant clean rust, you can only grind it off.

Chances are...




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEH3uqbpsm8


Not a speck of rust on this one. Just want to get whatever is on the car, off the car.
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:31 PM
 
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Just want to get whatever is on the car, off the car

Can't tell from the picture if it's rusted underneath on the frame.
Looks like it's been repainted?



If no rust then what do you see underneath, oil or road dust?
For oil, buy a can of degreaser and shop towels and do it yourself.
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:10 AM
 
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Can't tell from the picture if it's rusted underneath on the frame.
Looks like it's been repainted?



If no rust then what do you see underneath, oil or road dust?
For oil, buy a can of degreaser and shop towels and do it yourself.

Car is all original except for maintenance items like battery and shocks. Paint is original except for the top which took some damage while on the car-carrier truck during trans-continental transport and was re-painted. Absolutely no rust anywhere. The dirt is strictly a combination of oil and road dirt. Not bad for a 50-year old car, but more than I want to try to clean off with a can of degreaser and shop towels while lying on my back underneath it while it's on jack stands.

If I had a lift available, I'd rent a steam jenny and do it myself, but I don't, so I'm looking for a shop to do it for me.

I'm trying to get the car completely clean, inside and out, top to bottom, for showing at meets and vintage auto shows.

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