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post #1 of 14 Old 10-11-2015, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Dirt Trap

Just a quick heads up. If you haven't noticed, the seals at the bottom of the doors are a very effective dirt trap. If left to collect it could cause corrosion so be sure to wash it off periodically.

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Good to know, thx

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Glad to see im not the only one who tackles the inner bits of vehicles.
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Are you using a power washer on it?
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Are you using a power washer on it?
Yes.

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We plan do undercoat/rust proof shortly. I'll have to mention the area to them. Thanks for the heads up.
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Thanks for the tips. I've got a slight case of OCD when it comes to my cars being clean.
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Nice tip, Anchorman. Cheers.

I've similarly noticed dirt collecting on the _inside_ edges of the hatchback door.




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Nice tip, Anchorman. Cheers.

I've similarly noticed dirt collecting on the _inside_ edges of the hatchback door.
Yes, me too but I do that when I'm leathering (I have a tatty old Auto Glym synthetic leather) the car after washing. The grit under the doors is very course so I tend to open the doors wide and get them with the pressure washer when I rinse off the snowfoam. If I didn't have a pressure washer, I would use the hose pipe and a soft brush.

Walmart and Target do really good soft brushes. I wouldn't use them on the paint but the short one is good for wheels and the long one is good for doing sills without getting a stiff back. I will put photos up as they are worth a look. Anyone with alloy wheels needs a Daytona Speedmaster brush too!

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Yes, me too but I do that when I'm leathering (I have a tatty old Auto Glym synthetic leather) the car after washing. The grit under the doors is very course so I tend to open the doors wide and get them with the pressure washer when I rinse off the snowfoam. If I didn't have a pressure washer, I would use the hose pipe and a soft brush.

Walmart and Target do really good soft brushes. I wouldn't use them on the paint but the short one is good for wheels and the long one is good for doing sills without getting a stiff back. I will put photos up as they are worth a look. Anyone with alloy wheels needs a Daytona Speedmaster brush too!
We don't do much leathering here in the States. It's a bit too kinky for folks on a budget.

I use microfibre ...erm... microfiber cloths (one wet, one dry) at the car wash after the car is out the tunnel as it were. This is whilst the peons are smudging my windows and mirrors for their pittance, mind.



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