And by cleaning, we’re not talking about the outside plastic cowling, we’re talking about between the skid plates and the ACE chassis where rust might develop if you don’t periodically rid the space of mud and debris. Obviously, taking the skid plates off is required, but there is an easy way to clean the underbelly of your ACE. Hook your winch up high on a good branch and pick the front of your UTV up a few feet off the ground. Pull the skids and wash away -- preferably with a pressure washer. No matter what rig you own, be it an ACE 900 or a 570cc ACE, ask any experienced side by side rider and they’ll tell you to take all your plastics off once a year and give your rig deep clean. You may want to clean your bike with the skid plates off more often depending on your level of concern. Unfortunately, there really aren't any shortcuts to get all the nooks and crannies clean as the ACE has a lot of places for mud to hide.This can be seen in many newer ORV's. Plastics have taken over and aesthetics just create more honey holes. You can build a big drive up platform and hit your ACE’s underbelly with turtle wax liquid in a weed killer sprayer, but there are some spots you won't get clean without removing all the plastics and skid plates. Despite this slight nuisance, however, it is still better on the whole to outfit your ACE with the complete underbelly protection offered by skid plates and skid guards -- be they Tusk or Factory UTV.
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