Disclosure: I am partnering with Mean Green. All opinions are my own.
I spend a large majority of my summer deep cleaning every crevice I can get my hands on. It is not always fun, but the relief I feel when all is done, is very important to my sanity. Our outdoor areas are no exception, especially when it comes to my truck and the garage, and that is where the no fuss garage clean up with Mean Green comes in.
Garage Clean Up with Mean Green
I started using Mean Green about 4 months ago for various hard to clean areas in our home. I was elated to learn about their Auto and Garage line, and ready to put it to the test. You see, I drive a 10 year old Yukon Denali and as of late, that pretty little car has been filthy and needed some serious work done. Between the everyday grime and the oil and messes left from being worked on, it was time to see how well Mean Green would work.
I started with just simply seeing how well it would shine the chrome. It says on the bottle the various surfaces that it is safe to be used on. As always, test it on a small area before going to town. After my little test spot, I sprayed it vigorously on the rim and let it sit for about 3 minutes. If you look in the picture above, you can see that my rims were pretty filthy. They are also chipped and in general beat up, so honestly I wasn’t expecting much change here. I was wrong, with very light wiping, much of that grimey film came off and the shined up pretty well.
It Gets the Bugs Off
With the rims coming out so shiny, I was ready to try another area of the car that I often have to put a lot of elbow grease into. Those headlights. It is bug season here in Colorado and if I do not keep up on cleaning my lights, they start to get smattered and dim. It has been about 3 days since I washed the truck, as you can see it is already a disaster and we have driven it all of 2 times this week.
Again, I just sprayed Mean Green on the headlights and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, using a paper towel, I simply wiped them clean. No scrubbing needed and they look great. The few little marks you see in the after photo below are just chips (I drive a dirt road nearly every day; chips happen).
Oil Stains, No Problem
The final area that my husband had to try was the garage floor. This year alone we have had to change the oil pump, thermostat, engine coolant sensor, give it a tune up and various oil changes. At 225,000 miles our old truck is keeping up, but the oil spots left from all that work were driving my husband nuts.
This time he grabbed an old rag, the Mean Green Auto and Garage and decided to do a side by side comparison with two oil spots. In the picture you can see the spot on the left is what my truck leaked. The spot on the right by the bottle is after just one generous application of Mean Green. No the spot is not completely gone, but it is significantly lighter and my husband was very happy with that.