Booty Juice 101: The Easiest Way to Wash Your SxS
After a great weekend tearing up the trails in your side-by-side, when you’re headed home, exhausted, but stoked - it’ll hit you. The worst part of the trip is coming fast - after you make a mess of your rig, you’ve got to do something about it because you've grown leaving it to get crusty is not okay. Gear up cause It’s time to clean your SxS. We all dread it, but there’s a way to make it easier, and “Booty Juice” is the way. Honestly, it’s a game changer and it’s fun to say- don’t make it weird. You can thank us later for sharing the booty juice recipe but for now, follow these steps.
- Grab a Gallon Sprayer
This part’s easy - find one at any hardware store, or even your local Walmart. Congratulations, you’re halfway to success. We’re fans of the whole, “work smarter not harder” thing but if you wanna go ahead and skip the sprayer, a large bucket will do the trick. Just get ready to use those muscles a bit more.
2.Gather Your Supplies
The basic ingredients for the perfect booty juice are: Purple Degreaser, Tide laundry soap, and water. Yep, that’s it. What you’re gonna do is grab that sprayer (or your bucket) and add in 20 ounces of the degreaser, 20 ounces of the tide, and then top off the mix with water. Look at you go - you’ve got a gallon of the finest Booty Juice in the land, mixed up and ready to go.
3.Get to Spraying!
Soak your entire rig with the magic of Booty Juice - and then let it sit. This mixture is the perfect pre-wash, and you’ll be ready to spray it off in as little as 5 minutes. That’s plenty of time to get the hose hooked to your power washer and maybe grab a cold one.
Once it’s had a chance to soak in (again, at least 5 minutes), grab your pressure washer, and rinse the whole thing down. Unless you’ve got your ride reallllllllll dirty, or you let it get crusty, you should have a rig ready for storage at this point.
4. Don’t Stop at the Booty Juice - Get Into the Art of Detailing
We said your rig is ready for storage, and technically you could just skip to that step, but since you already started the cleaning process, why on earth would you skip the chance to give that SxS a good hand cleaning? Especially with the time you just saved with your new favorite post-trail pre-soak.
Use a mild soap or SxS-specific cleaning solution to scrub the vehicle's surfaces and remove any last bits of stubborn, stuck-on mud from all the nooks and crannies - just make sure you’re using a soft brush or sponge to avoid scratching the paint or plastics. After that, thoroughly rinse off the soap to prevent any residue buildup.
5. Clean Up Your Wheels
If your wheels have intricate designs or hard-to-reach areas, consider using a dedicated wheel cleaner to ensure a thorough cleaning. Rinse the wheels to remove any residual cleaning agents, which can cause streaking or corrosion over time. Make sure you dry the wheels too using a clean microfiber cloth to prevent water spots.
Detailing is all about the little things that make a big difference. The Booty Juice should’ve handled most of it, but if you need to, use a specialized side-by-side or dirt bike cleaner to target tight spaces. Thoroughly rinse with a hose or pressure washer, ensuring that all cleaning agents are removed. Not only does going through all this work make your rig look great, but it also makes sure you’re laying eyes on every inch of your SxS after you put it through its paces in the dirt. It’s not a perfect system, but the odds are great that you’re not going to miss the beginning stages of potentially major damage or wear.
6.Dry it Down and Seal it Up!
Use a clean and absorbent microfiber or chamois cloth to wipe down all interior and exterior surfaces, including the body, seats, and any exposed metal components. Pay special attention to areas where water can pool. Open doors, hatches, and other compartments to allow trapped moisture to escape. Using compressed air can help remove water from hard-to-reach places like vents and around your engine. Not only does taking this extra step prevent water spots and corrosion, but it's a little bit of extra insurance that you’re not letting water pool around sensitive electrical components, protecting them from potential damage.
Once your rig is dry, apply a UV-protective spray to any plastic or rubber components to prevent fading and cracking, and to give your ride that “just washed” sparkle. This is a great time to lubricate moving parts, such as hinges, cables, and chains. Spraying that degreaser can ruin a careful maintenance habit so take a quick look at critical areas like the air filter and brakes for any signs of debris. A solid post-trail cleaning routine not only keeps your side-by-side looking its best but also ensures its functionality and longevity, so it can be ready for your next adventure.
No matter what side-by-side you decide is right for you, we've got the experience you need to keep it moving, and real ways to make it better. Keeping your rig functional and looking great shouldn’t get in the way of a good time. If you’re looking for advice, need help with an install, or just don’t know what parts you might want to check out next, CA Tech has the experts on hand with the info you need. Give us a call at 423-790-0230 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - we got you!