Dirty Cars Winter 19/20

Dirty Cars Winter 19/20

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illmonkey

12,256 posts

146 months

Monday 18th November
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I’m really trying, a different rally stage route to work every day, 25 miles of backroads and it won’t get worse than this!


95JO

1,387 posts

34 months

Monday 18th November
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My best so far... however it has since been detailed...


Dyl

1,025 posts

158 months

Monday 18th November
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Photo of my work in progress while I was out cleaning the lights and 'plates there. As my commute is 90% motorway it doesn't usually get so dirty


DailyHack

678 posts

59 months

Monday 18th November
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Dyl said:
Photo of my work in progress while I was out cleaning the lights and 'plates there. As my commute is 90% motorway it doesn't usually get so dirty

ooooshhhh steelie porn! biggrin

wiliferus

3,368 posts

146 months

Monday 18th November
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I’m pretty sure that fact that this is silver is making this look a lot cleaner than it should! From the door trims down it’s basically mud.
A commute which involves single track roads means September to March it’s pointless cleaning it.



fastbikes76

1,649 posts

70 months

Monday 18th November
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wiliferus said:
I’m pretty sure that fact that this is silver is making this look a lot cleaner than it should!
Silver cars are impossible to get dirty.. we had a VW Sharan run about car that I honestly only washed once every 12 months, it never looked dirty, ever. irked

bedonde

431 posts

178 months

Monday 18th November
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Family wagon filth. Bonus gratuitous roofbox action too.

Krikkit

16,748 posts

129 months

Monday 18th November
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wiliferus said:
I’m pretty sure that fact that this is silver is making this look a lot cleaner than it should! From the door trims down it’s basically mud.
A commute which involves single track roads means September to March it’s pointless cleaning it.
Roads like this are a pain, I just used to power wash the car once a week to stop it getting totally encrusted underneath... Never had rot issues thankfully.

xjay1337

13,134 posts

66 months

Monday 18th November
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One of our cars hasn't been washed for 6 months 😂 it doesn't look too bad tbh. But has yet to really get much salt.


WarrenB

639 posts

66 months

Monday 18th November
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JakeT said:
Stussy said:
How is it that despite being the same, one car seems to attract more dirt than the other?

Davie

3,000 posts

163 months

Monday 18th November
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I've also got a silver V70 and despite having never seen a wash never mind a polish in weeks and doing a 50 mile commute over motorway and single track, it does seem remarkably resistant to getting dirty. My wife's got a V50 and it gets similar use but seems to attract dirt with alarming ease.

That said, the V70 had a go at this earlier and I suspect the morning daylight may reveal the true horror of the aftermath. As an aside, winter tyres were impressively grippy... I didn't think it'd manage more than its own length given the incline but I stand corrected.



That said, I'm sat in the living room and I'm sure I can smell it sat outside now ... that or there's a herd of flatulent cows living under the stairs.

DailyHack

678 posts

59 months

Tuesday 19th November
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WarrenB said:
How is it that despite being the same, one car seems to attract more dirt than the other?
Probably depends on what roads you have driven on, one road may be completely filthy!

My 3 series touring is shocking at the moment just after one road yesterday, farmers were up and down out of the fields, I will post my effort in a months time biggrin

JakeT

2,711 posts

68 months

Tuesday 19th November
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WarrenB said:
How is it that despite being the same, one car seems to attract more dirt than the other?
Road conditions would do it really. My journey was all dry roads on the continent. Now the gritters are out in England I'm sure the dirt will accumulate more quickly. I commute 84 miles per day so we'll see how it goes!

Stussy

540 posts

12 months

Tuesday 19th November
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90% of the grime on my red one in that pic is from a single 6 hour night time motorway run, which is usually the best time to pick up all of the traffic grime from the days traffic which is now sat on the surface.
If it’s damp enough to create spray but not wet enough for it to have a washing effect then you end up with something like my photo

Billythetidd

4 posts

11 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Dirty, dirty

fastbikes76

1,649 posts

70 months

Wednesday 20th November
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My weekly struggle... van gets washed every Friday religiously, and by Tuesday/Wednesday this is what it ends up looking like. They joys of rural work




MJ85

1,688 posts

122 months

Wednesday 20th November
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Loplop

1,712 posts

133 months

Wednesday 20th November
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Bugger, I saw a Twingo at MacArthur Glen in York on Sunday, was absolutely filthy, but the number plate and rear lights had been wiped off!

carlove

5,342 posts

115 months

Wednesday 20th November
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3 weeks and almost 2000 miles since last wash. How do you guys do it? I don’t know if it’s the red but the dirt just doesn’t show that well.

MJ85

1,688 posts

122 months

Wednesday 20th November
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Country lanes with mud, rather than motorway.