Dirty Cars Winter 19/20

Dirty Cars Winter 19/20

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carlove

5,342 posts

115 months

Friday 29th November
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Nickbrapp said:
Another 2k on my insignia in the last fortnight and it’s no more dirty than it was, salty motorways are a myth.

I’m going From Cardiff- manchester and back next week in a hire car so we shall see how dirty that gets

Anyone wanna guess what it will be? (Insigina or equivalent from thrifty)
I'm in a hire car currently from Enterprise, booked Insignia or similar. I've got a Renault Kadjar. It's annoyingly not that bad, I kind of wanted to hate it, but I really don't.

The filthy Corsa has gone back to Vauxhall, I've picked my Astra up and they've washed it. I've now abandoned it in favor of a hire car to go on a long weekend. The Kadjar is blue but I'll see how dirty I can get it.

Stussy

540 posts

12 months

Friday 29th November
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You don’t need salt, it’s black grimy water sitting on a damp road that gets your car really dirty.
As I said before, a wet road without rain at night after the days traffic has been over it is the best way to get a dirty car, especially if you’re getting lots of spray

Nickbrapp

3,050 posts

78 months

Saturday 30th November
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carlove said:
I'm in a hire car currently from Enterprise, booked Insignia or similar. I've got a Renault Kadjar. It's annoyingly not that bad, I kind of wanted to hate it, but I really don't.

The filthy Corsa has gone back to Vauxhall, I've picked my Astra up and they've washed it. I've now abandoned it in favor of a hire car to go on a long weekend. The Kadjar is blue but I'll see how dirty I can get it.
I had a kadjar last time my car went in from enterprise, it was a Bose edition And I really liked it, big glass sunroof and very comfy seats, it was a tiny 1.2 turbo which was actually decent until I got to the hills approaching Tenby where I put my foot down but the car just stuck at 70

RussH91

348 posts

108 months

Saturday 30th November
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You may realise I'm not one for washing my car, Hoover inside and that's about all it gets. Owned the last 18 months been washed less than a handful of times usually when it goes for a service if they have chance.

50 mile commute across Dorset and Sommerset boarder a long B roads. Don't see it in daylight Monday to Friday.

Rich Boy Spanner

329 posts

78 months

Saturday 30th November
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Nine of these cars are dirty. My previous company car Octavia I never once washed in 4 years. I used to have to clean the side windows though to see out. It did get washed 3 times by the dealer after servicing. I felt sorry for the man doing it.

snoopy25

995 posts

68 months

Saturday 30th November
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Rich Boy Spanner said:
Nine of these cars are dirty. My previous company car Octavia I never once washed in 4 years. I used to have to clean the side windows though to see out. It did get washed 3 times by the dealer after servicing. I felt sorry for the man doing it.
not really getting the idea of this thread though are you? hehe

illmonkey

12,256 posts

146 months

Saturday 30th November
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3 weeks of almost 3 hours a day commuting and it still doesn't look that dirty.



With the right photo it can look a little dirty, but still...


Checkmate

476 posts

155 months

Saturday 30th November
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Dirty Megane! Current job on a mucky building site and back road commute, then living on a farm make for a filthy car!

Took it for a wash today and the guy's smile turned to "FFS" as I pulled in. Charged me extra!

S100HP

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10,395 posts

115 months

Saturday 30th November
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Checkmate said:


Dirty Megane! Current job on a mucky building site and back road commute, then living on a farm make for a filthy car!

Took it for a wash today and the guy's smile turned to "FFS" as I pulled in. Charged me extra!
Looking good!

carlove

5,342 posts

115 months

Saturday 30th November
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Nickbrapp said:
I had a kadjar last time my car went in from enterprise, it was a Bose edition And I really liked it, big glass sunroof and very comfy seats, it was a tiny 1.2 turbo which was actually decent until I got to the hills approaching Tenby where I put my foot down but the car just stuck at 70
Sounds like it’s the same as mine. I’ve not gone up a proper hill in it but I’m impressed by the tiny engine especially for a big car. I’ve driven it across the country today, comfortable, smooth and quiet. Bose speakers are great too.

Patrick-Peter

160 posts

31 months

Monday 2nd December
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Not as dirty grubby compared to many on here but for the car it is its probably the only one this grubby right now. It was clean prior to a 200 mile round trip.

DailyHack

678 posts

59 months

Monday 2nd December
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Checkmate said:
Took it for a wash today and the guy's smile turned to "FFS" as I pulled in. Charged me extra!
Hate the way they charge more for more dirt, I get why they would, but they shouldn't...btw heard bad things about those "quick wash/cash only places", in terms of the industrial chemicals they use.

Apparently it's for degreasing curton-sider lorries, and will bugger up your car eventually, makes me cringe when people in their new cars go for wash there, my mechanic said rusted out wheel sensors/ABS sensors, bolts etc quickly diteriate when they spray all over the car, his advise, keep it filthy, or wash it yourself smile

Anyway, good effort on the dirt!

MDT

389 posts

120 months

Monday 2nd December
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Not the dirtiest on here but, this was just from a early morning run on Saturday.



Stussy

540 posts

12 months

Monday 2nd December
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DailyHack said:
Hate the way they charge more for more dirt, I get why they would, but they shouldn't...btw heard bad things about those "quick wash/cash only places", in terms of the industrial chemicals they use.

Apparently it's for degreasing curton-sider lorries, and will bugger up your car eventually, makes me cringe when people in their new cars go for wash there, my mechanic said rusted out wheel sensors/ABS sensors, bolts etc quickly diteriate when they spray all over the car, his advise, keep it filthy, or wash it yourself smile

Anyway, good effort on the dirt!
Truck wash is more likely to strip any wax and paint protection than anything else. A lot of those hand wash places do use it for speed!
We’ve got jet washes for our fleet of trucks at work and all the drivers happily wash their cars with it.
I must admit that I do too but don’t hit the truck wash button, and then it gets a proper wash at home with wax too

ELUSIVEJIM

7,616 posts

99 months

Tuesday
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Hopefully more upload pictures of their work.

It keeps raining here so my attempts keep failing.




mattyprice4004

210 posts

122 months

Tuesday
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New 530d is getting there.... biggrin

Off to Germany on Thursday from Northern England so it should be a bit more thread-worthy when I'm back.


S100HP

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10,395 posts

115 months

Tuesday
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Ummmm, why have you got flowers on top of your car?

MJ85

1,688 posts

122 months

Tuesday
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Tinsel?

S100HP

Original Poster:

10,395 posts

115 months

Tuesday
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MJ85 said:
Tinsel?
Makes more sense!

mattyprice4004

210 posts

122 months

Tuesday
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Tinsel, yes biggrin annual booze cruise to Germany on Thursday, it's a weird tradition I seem to have adopted.
First done in a 114BHP Rover 75 Tourer absolutely packed to the rafters around 7 years ago; but still with tinsel. smile