Dirty Cars Winter 19/20

Dirty Cars Winter 19/20

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pingu393

4,109 posts

163 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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snoopy25 said:
fastbikes76 said:
So following the pic above of wife’s Touareg 60miles after a valet I decided to get it washed... again. So what happens... well the lads ex rings up in a muddle saying she’s stuck in a field. I ask how far in is she, around 2 meters she tells me .

Needless to say her car is smothered head to toe and ours, well it looks like a 4x4 should, again rolleyes

Best pics I could take in the dark earlier






Did you ask her what she was doing in the middle of a pitch black field? hehe
Did she remove the spot lights and roo-bars before you got there?

bluezedd

749 posts

40 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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S100HP said:
Not for me? All links in the original post work and all pictures are showing?
It will be something to do with the guy's computer/network. I have the same problem when accessing pistonheads at work where most photos don't show, but it works perfectly fine at home.

S100HP

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11,047 posts

125 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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bluezedd said:
S100HP said:
Not for me? All links in the original post work and all pictures are showing?
It will be something to do with the guy's computer. I have the same problem when accessing pistonheads at work where most photos don't show, but it works perfectly fine at home.
Ah. I've also got the photobucket fix on Chrome, although I doubt anyone hosts there these days.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobuc...

timbobalob

299 posts

200 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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Damn country roads hehe

irfan1712

1,009 posts

111 months

Thursday 7th November 2019
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Bit of an old one this, admittedly from Jan/Feb of this year.. only realised I still had the pic this morning.




Since then its been detailed and ceramic coated, so even if I tried to let it get this dirty I think it would take a lot longer lol

Nickbrapp

3,696 posts

88 months

Thursday 7th November 2019
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Kinda good effort considering there’s no salt about yet and this was washed about 3 weeks ago. Mainly just road grime

RammyMP

4,136 posts

111 months

Saturday 9th November 2019
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I’ve been trying to st my car up, not washed it in ages, even had a bit of rallying across a muddy field but the rains washed most of the crap off. I’m a bit disappointed!

Nickbrapp

3,696 posts

88 months

Saturday 9th November 2019
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RammyMP said:
I’ve been trying to st my car up, not washed it in ages, even had a bit of rallying across a muddy field but the rains washed most of the crap off. I’m a bit disappointed!
Same! I spend loads of time on the motorway 20k a year ish, and yet my cars always seems cleaner than all the other cars I see covered in salt, just don’t get it!

DailyHack

1,070 posts

69 months

Saturday 9th November 2019
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Alot of these cars won't get dirty even if you tried your best, they are aerodynamically challenged.

You need an estate car or a hatchback with a flat rear end or lack of a overhang, to create low pressure - then the dirt will just stick to it like glue smile

My 3 series estate always needs it's bloody rear wiper on constantly in the rain or when there is spray, you can physically see the dirt sticking to rear window as the air is dragged underneath the car.

Edited by DailyHack on Saturday 9th November 14:26

Stussy

955 posts

22 months

Saturday 9th November 2019
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Damp nights on a motorway in winter are best, lots of dirty water and spray from the days traffic sat waiting to stick to your car!
This was my old 330d, it was clean before this trip, which was a 400 mile run to Bristol and back late one winter night.
Yes, it had a working DPF, all of the black is from road grime!


DailyHack

1,070 posts

69 months

Saturday 9th November 2019
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Stussy said:
Damp nights on a motorway in winter are best, lots of dirty water and spray from the days traffic sat waiting to stick to your car!
This was my old 330d, it was clean before this trip, which was a 400 mile run to Bristol and back late one winter night.
Yes, it had a working DPF, all of the black is from road grime!

And here is a perfect example of a 3 series with a dirty bottom! You just can't keep them clean with that shape on rainy damp road - good effort btw!

S100HP

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11,047 posts

125 months

Saturday 9th November 2019
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That's a fantastic entry. Love the red/sludge combo.

K50 DEL

8,218 posts

186 months

Sunday 10th November 2019
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10 minutes earlier this was clean......horses being kept a long way from the road being the culprit.

RammyMP

4,136 posts

111 months

Monday 11th November 2019
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K50 DEL said:


10 minutes earlier this was clean......horses being kept a long way from the road being the culprit.
Show off!

lukeharding

1,604 posts

47 months

Monday 11th November 2019
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zippyonline

338 posts

124 months

Monday 11th November 2019
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DailyHack said:
Stussy said:
Damp nights on a motorway in winter are best, lots of dirty water and spray from the days traffic sat waiting to stick to your car!
This was my old 330d, it was clean before this trip, which was a 400 mile run to Bristol and back late one winter night.
Yes, it had a working DPF, all of the black is from road grime!

And here is a perfect example of a 3 series with a dirty bottom! You just can't keep them clean with that shape on rainy damp road - good effort btw!
Yarp, they do that don't they! This is mine from a 400 mile round trip a couple of years ago and being vaguely clean beforehand.


Filthy E91 by Chris Reeves, on Flickr

I did Suffolk to Kielder Forest this weekend, I've got some aero looking dirt on the side of the car - I'll take a photo next time I see the car and it's light!

Jbeale96

636 posts

53 months

Monday 11th November 2019
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Starting to get somewhere:



It seems to have a dirt repelling finish, had it a year without washing it yet not once has it been threadworthy despite my best efforts!

Muddle238

1,786 posts

71 months

Thursday 14th November 2019
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Two months since the last wash. Making a bit of progress now although there's an itch to get a pressure washer on it!

Demelitia

351 posts

14 months

Thursday 14th November 2019
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Stussy said:
Damp nights on a motorway in winter are best, lots of dirty water and spray from the days traffic sat waiting to stick to your car!
This was my old 330d, it was clean before this trip, which was a 400 mile run to Bristol and back late one winter night.
Yes, it had a working DPF, all of the black is from road grime!

This is precisely why I can’t fathom people wanting to delete their rear wipers.

Davie

3,220 posts

173 months

Thursday 14th November 2019
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Mrs Davie put in a strong effort last year with several weeks worth of rural road based winter mud but this year she appears to have sub consciously raised her game and has been using her car for ploughing apparently...