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#550205 - 26/12/18 01:48 PM Car underside cleaning
Rob Thornton Offline

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Having collected much dirt under the car in the last couple of weeks of damp road motoring I wonder if anyone has great ideas for the best way of cleaning the underside, especially with the low ground clearance. I guess that it is a wheels off job but curious to know how others do this as I don't want t use a hose.
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#550212 - 26/12/18 02:13 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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I just find a big puddle and drive through it - but then I would never enter a concours either!
A Happy New Year to all my readers.
Family now gone home so peace & quiet. Got to go on the interwebthingy to find some new all season tyres for the Fiesta - the nearside front was as flat as a witches t*t yesterday - so had to drive swmbo to church in the Mog - taking the car for a service?? Found a large crosshead screw in the tyre when I removed the wheel this AM - but only 3.5mm tread left so time for new ones at the front anyway.


Edited by PhilRoyle (26/12/18 02:13 PM)
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#550222 - 26/12/18 03:06 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Rob T, personally I take the wheels off and brush off the underside whilst dry

You can then use this opportunity to check over all the bits that should be tight, plus the brakes, check for any hoses/cables chafing & I then mask over the brake discs and give the under-arches a blast over with a coat of Waxoil, or similar
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#550224 - 26/12/18 03:11 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: PhilRoyle]
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Originally Posted By PhilRoyle
all season tyres

I was thinking of getting winter tyres for the Kia as my son bought them for his car and said they make a big difference. Jess is now pushing me to get them. Any thoughts? Are they worth it, as I'll be coming to Derby a few times over the next three months.
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#550226 - 26/12/18 03:17 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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If you don't want to use a hose, then might I suggest getting the car as high in the air as you can, maybe on axle stands, and using a coupe of spray bottles? I use a pump sprayer loaded with MPC (Multi-purpose cleaner, I use Bilt-Hamber Surfex HD) and rinse off with plain water in a pump-action sprayer. A pan scrubbing brush is handy for agitating the MPC before rinsing off.

I do it with the car in the garage up on the scissor lift, using a greenhouse plant tray to catch the drips.
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#550230 - 26/12/18 04:16 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
John V6 Offline

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Well I just use a hose if the roads might be salty. Once every 2 years I spray on waxoyl and before that brush off the dry stuff.
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#550238 - 26/12/18 04:38 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
Roger Tapley Offline
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Karcher do a trolley attachment that can be pushed under the car you don't even need to bend down!
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#550245 - 26/12/18 05:35 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Put your lawn sprinkler under the car and let it oscillate backwards and forwards for a while.

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#550246 - 26/12/18 05:37 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: BobtheTrain]
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Bob - are winter tyres worth it? Very definitely!! I fit them every Nov. and leave them on till the end of March.

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#550254 - 26/12/18 06:24 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Max5]
Peter J Offline
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Originally Posted By Max5
Bob - are winter tyres worth it? Very definitely!! I fit them every Nov. and leave them on till the end of March.


Just had winter wheels and tyres fitted to the AMG C43. Michelin Pilot Alpine rubber. The worst part was that to fit them I had to buy a set of alloy wheels to fit over the massive brakes. The result, whilst eye-wateringly expensive, is that the car now feels glued to the road.

I've considered winter tyres for the Plus 8, but again 4 new alloy wheels needed to clear the discs and calipers, so for the milage I drive in winter a bit indulgent.

As to washing the underside, I don't.
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#550268 - 26/12/18 07:20 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: CooperMan]
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Originally Posted By CooperMan
Rob T, personally I take the wheels off and brush off the underside whilst dry

You can then use this opportunity to check over all the bits that should be tight, plus the brakes, check for any hoses/cables chafing & I then mask over the brake discs and give the under-arches a blast over with a coat of Waxoil, or similar


Agree, best done dry using a brush

Water to the underside, chassis washers and Morgans don’t work too well together

Too many nooks and crannies

I’d use Tectyl 506 spray after you’ve cleaned as it’s transparent amber coloured so you can see the condition of everything

Much nicer than black stuff everywhere

Just be aware that the overspray gets everywhere so do it outside on a still day

I did it in my garage and then realised very quickly I had to sheet everything including me - my Mog, me and garage ended up looking like the end scene from ET
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#550276 - 26/12/18 07:45 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Waxoil....on a warm day .....sorted
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#550278 - 26/12/18 08:26 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: stevemag]
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Originally Posted By stevemag
Waxoil....on a warm day .....sorted


Many years ago I decided to Waxoyl my MGB GT. I wasn't sure how much to use, and assumed that more had to be better than less. After I finished I left it parked on a grassy bit of our driveway, on a hot day.

Needless to say the excess Waxoyl dripped out of all the nooks and crannies and did a fine job of killing the grass, leaving an MGB-shaped image burnt into the grass. 'Er Indoors was not best pleased.
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#550280 - 26/12/18 08:32 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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I followed a friend's recommendation to take a screw out of the door striker plate of the MX-5, and squirt waxoil in, to get to the sills. Thought this would be a good idea on the clk as well. Next time I used the CLK I found waxoil all over the seat belts.


Edited by SFG (26/12/18 08:32 PM)
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#550291 - 26/12/18 10:37 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Max5]
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Originally Posted By Max5
Bob - are winter tyres worth it? Very definitely!! I fit them every Nov. and leave them on till the end of March.

Cheers Max5.
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#550296 - 26/12/18 11:19 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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The centre section of a Morgan never gets soiled in my experience. The wings are best dry brushed with the wheels off, but cover the splines if you have centrelocks. I've started to use a rubber glove which works really well. Pay particular attention to where the front wing attaches under the door. The fasteners changed over time but some brackets are open fronted and retain mud.
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#550315 - 27/12/18 08:47 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
Rob Thornton Offline

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Many thanks for all the advice, ideas and tips.
Its now on with the boiler suit ready to put the jacks, stands, brushes and Waxoyl (not forgetting the rubber glove!) into action.


Edited by Rob Thornton (27/12/18 08:48 AM)
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#550324 - 27/12/18 09:27 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Rob,
I would recommend you use the waxoyl in the spring / summer when the air is warmer.

This makes it easier to keep it a fluid and it flows better into all those little places before it sets off.
John
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#550326 - 27/12/18 09:52 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: John V6]
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Anyone thought of Dinitrol? Comes in different constituencies for different places under the car.
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#550328 - 27/12/18 10:02 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: BobtheTrain]
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Anyone thought of Dinitrol? Comes in different constituencies for different places under the car.


I switched from Waxoyl to Bilt-Hamber Dynax S50 many years ago, following a review in Practical Classics that placed it top of all the underbody waxes in salt spray tests. I reckon it's brilliant, comes in amber or clear formulations is spray cans or tins.

I'm sure Dinitrol is pretty good, but I've been totally satisfied with Dynax so never bothered to change again.
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#550333 - 27/12/18 10:53 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Hamwich]
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
I switched from Waxoyl to Bilt-Hamber Dynax S50

I'll need to ask Preserve & Protect if they have heard of this.
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#550341 - 27/12/18 11:24 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Bob, I had my Morgan professionally under sealed with Dinitrol from new. The factory also uses Dinitrol now, less than a year ago when the local undersealer retired, Morgan brought the process in house, into a purpose build workshop.

Earlier this year I had my brand new MX5 professionally under sealed with Dinitrol.
When the professionals do it you need to leave the car with them for a few days.
They power wash the underneath, they remove the removable panels and inner wing covers, they leave the car in a heated booth to ensure the car. Is bone dry and they then mask up to protect the car from overspray.
Eddie Cairns on here, did a excellent video of the process on the MX5 forum.
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#550349 - 27/12/18 11:53 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Peter J]
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Originally Posted By Peter J
Originally Posted By Max5
Bob - are winter tyres worth it? Very definitely!! I fit them every Nov. and leave them on till the end of March.


Just had winter wheels and tyres fitted to the AMG C43. Michelin Pilot Alpine rubber. The worst part was that to fit them I had to buy a set of alloy wheels to fit over the massive brakes. The result, whilst eye-wateringly expensive, is that the car now feels glued to the road.

I've considered winter tyres for the Plus 8, but again 4 new alloy wheels needed to clear the discs and calipers, so for the milage I drive in winter a bit indulgent.

As to washing the underside, I don't.

Pity winter tyres don’t prevent someone else sliding into you, which is just as likely if you drive in slippery conditions! Sod’s law!

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#550354 - 27/12/18 12:05 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Bob, I use Dinitrol. I have aerosols and that makes it easier then a Shultz gun. I use a hose attachment with a swivel head to wash the underside when puddles are not available. I am planning to clean up the car whilst on axle stands soon too. Wheels off and full clean.
Looking to get new tyres soon and may get the alloys refurbished as the inner surfaces are starting to suffer.
I also make sure the car is DRY before Dinitrol is used. Warm air drier moved round to cover the whole underside.
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#550359 - 27/12/18 12:34 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Peter J]
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Originally Posted By Peter J
Originally Posted By Max5
Bob - are winter tyres worth it? Very definitely!! I fit them every Nov. and leave them on till the end of March.


Just had winter wheels and tyres fitted to the AMG C43. Michelin Pilot Alpine rubber. The worst part was that to fit them I had to buy a set of alloy wheels to fit over the massive brakes. The result, whilst eye-wateringly expensive, is that the car now feels glued to the road.

I've considered winter tyres for the Plus 8, but again 4 new alloy wheels needed to clear the discs and calipers, so for the milage I drive in winter a bit indulgent.

As to washing the underside, I don't.


If you need convincing about winter tyres watch this and the companion video of the improvement in braking performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfuE00qdhLA

Both our cars transfer onto winter tyres every November.

Last year,the Audi Q3 Quattro with winter tyres was unstoppable. What was even more impressive was the performance of the Mini on winter tyres. Managed to pass a number of BMW's 4*4's who were stuck with wheels spinning pointlessly. Made my day!

Just had my daughters car fitted with Michelin all season tyres. Worth every penny in bad weather.

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#550361 - 27/12/18 12:44 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Unstoppable? Surely not the required result?
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#550380 - 27/12/18 02:34 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: docock]
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Excellent video.
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#550382 - 27/12/18 02:50 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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My daughter and I have both got all season tyres on our AWD Volvos and wouldn't be without them now.
I will be restoring the wire wheels on the Morgan during this winter and am tempted to replace the tyres with the new wave of all season tyres. I haven't found anyone who has experienced these on a Morgan as yet but am tempted to take the opportunity as I like to drive the car all year and don't particularly want to change tyres from summer to winter and vice versa.
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#550387 - 27/12/18 03:43 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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I use Waxoyl too but I put the tin in a bucket of hot water, keeps it nice n thin and covers well with their sprayer. Clean sprayer by pumping white spirit through it after use.

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#550389 - 27/12/18 03:48 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: DaveW]
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Originally Posted By DaveW
The centre section of a Morgan never gets soiled in my experience. The wings are best dry brushed with the wheels off, but cover the splines if you have centrelocks. I've started to use a rubber glove which works really well. Pay particular attention to where the front wing attaches under the door. The fasteners changed over time but some brackets are open fronted and retain mud.


Yes my technique too but to get dirt and stubborn caked-on muck off, especially out of the rolled wire wing edges, I use copious amounts of petrol, brushed in, before spraying with ACF50. This petrol first to clean, followed by ACF50 or wax oil, is repeated on chasis, firewall and all other rust prone surfaces. This is on a never-restored 1968 Mog so I'm really trying to retard corrosion which,in some areas, has already begun. Seems to be working.
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#550404 - 27/12/18 04:50 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Isnt this a job for the eastern europeans down at the local car handwash?

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#550411 - 27/12/18 05:42 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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#550460 - 27/12/18 10:38 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: DaveW]
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Originally Posted By DaveW
No.


Dave. Einverstanden! As we say in these parts.

Howard that would mean I miss out out on the pleasures of coming home to the lovely G smelling of petrol and wax oil and thus with a very strong alibi as to where I've spent the past couple of hours. To delegate care and cleaning duties to an unknown party would surely have me thrown out of the small but masochistic group of Mog owners and fettlers to which I am happy to belong. But there will come day when I seek out the skills of those Central European mechanics and and ask them to deal with the more serious chassis and body issues.
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#550470 - 27/12/18 11:09 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Exactly.
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#550613 - 28/12/18 11:27 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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I used to have a mark I cavalier that leaked oil a fair bit it sort of self under sealed as you drove it along, much to the MOT inspectors grumblings. (I know we wouldn't tolerate it these days)
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#550651 - 29/12/18 10:01 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: milligoon]
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My '78 Bonneville was a bit like that!
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#550654 - 29/12/18 10:15 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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+1 my T140V certainly was.
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#550656 - 29/12/18 10:19 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: John V6]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
My '78 Bonneville was a bit like that!

Originally Posted By John V6
+1 my T140V certainly was.


My T140V Bonnie never leaked. It marked its spot.
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#550665 - 29/12/18 11:25 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Hamwich]
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
My '78 Bonneville was a bit like that!

Originally Posted By John V6
+1 my T140V certainly was.

My T140V Bonnie never leaked. It marked its spot.

Just like my Land Rover laugh2
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#550674 - 29/12/18 11:45 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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If there are no oil drips then that is a sign that there is no oil left in there.....
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#550738 - 29/12/18 05:51 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Decided to clean the inside of my wheels this afternoon, got a little way laid and decided to tackle cleaning the front inner wings. Paint scraper, scrubbing pad, hot soapy water and then AFC50. Before and after pics. Tackle the other side tomorrow or Monday and then the wheels..



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#550741 - 29/12/18 06:29 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: PeterG]
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My Plus 8 has black under-seal over all the surfaces...
I must say, it does look good all clean and bright.
Are you going to coat with ACF 50 or go further?
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#550746 - 29/12/18 07:11 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Peter J]
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I was going to coat it with AFC50 Peter. I seem to remember that mine was all bare ali when I collected. I certainly recall applying AFC50 everywhere a couple of weeks after collecting. The underside can stay sticky and black unless I get a couple weeks with nothing to do.

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#550854 - 30/12/18 12:44 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: PeterG]
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Sticky, black Waxoyl everywhere, even on the horns....



Mine was built in July 2013 and registered in April 2014.
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#550871 - 30/12/18 02:10 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Peter J]
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Oh...looks like a removed the Waxoyl doh

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#551029 - 31/12/18 04:36 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Re Waxoyl'd. Back to cleaning the wheels smile


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#551383 - 02/01/19 03:21 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: PeterG]
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Originally Posted By PeterG
Decided to clean the inside of my wheels this afternoon, got a little way laid and decided to tackle cleaning the front inner wings. Paint scraper, scrubbing pad, hot soapy water and then AFC50. Before and after pics. Tackle the other side tomorrow or Monday and then the wheels..




PeterG,
I would be very wary of cleaning your alloy chassis to that level, as I think that the manufacturer uses a pre-treated version of alloy plate, where the surface is organically treated to both aid bonding and corrosion resistance
If you look at an Aero chassis during build-up the surface is quite matt
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#551399 - 02/01/19 04:31 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: CooperMan]
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The shine in the picture is mainly from the camera and a LED torch. Just glad I didn't get carried away with anymore. I shall stick with DaveW's tip of a brush down from now on.

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#551403 - 02/01/19 04:48 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Yeah, I would wipe that over with ACF 50, and then give it a light spray of wax. I use Tectyl 506 because its a light golden brown. That's why I specced clear underseal on Tigger. It's easy just to keep it under control.
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#551441 - 02/01/19 08:02 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: DaveW]
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Originally Posted By DaveW
Yeah, I would wipe that over with ACF 50, and then give it a light spray of wax. I use Tectyl 506 because its a light golden brown. That's why I specced clear underseal on Tigger. It's easy just to keep it under control.


Unfortunately you can't choose clear now, you can have any colour you want - so long as it's black wink
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#551442 - 02/01/19 08:05 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Maybe you could have no underseal and do it yourself.....

Clear wasn't an option in 2016 but the ARP4 got it as standard....
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#551444 - 02/01/19 08:20 PM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: DaveW]
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Originally Posted By DaveW
Yeah, I would wipe that over with ACF 50, and then give it a light spray of wax. I use Tectyl 506 because its a light golden brown. That's why I specced clear underseal on Tigger. It's easy just to keep it under control.


Exactly what I did Dave, AFC50 then Waxoyl.
An enjoyable few hours.

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#551484 - 03/01/19 08:58 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: DaveW]
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Originally Posted By DaveW
Maybe you could have no underseal and do it yourself.....

Clear wasn't an option in 2016 but the ARP4 got it as standard....


Was it still outsourced then ?

The black product used now is waterbased, I assume for low VOC and elfnsafety
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#551486 - 03/01/19 09:05 AM Re: Car underside cleaning [Re: CooperMan]
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Originally Posted By CooperMan
The black product used now is waterbased, I assume for low VOC and elfnsafety

What do you call seatbelts on Santa's sleigh?
Elfin safety.
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