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Old 23-12-2017, 03:18 PM   #1
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Cleaning behind tailgate hinge

Wonder how anyone would tackle this.

I noticed that there was green 'muck' around the tailgate pipes - it seems impossible to remove it - you can't get to it with the tailgate shut - (the bodywork covers it) and you can't get to it with the tailgate open - the pipes are in the way.

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Old 23-12-2017, 03:34 PM   #2
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I have this stupid design detail to deal with on the other halfs Toyota IQ.

I use my wheel woolies to get round the back etc
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Old 23-12-2017, 04:18 PM   #3
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Maybe use an ear bud?

A bit OCD but it will get in there

Or you can use a MF on the back of the ear bud and just push it through - soak the area with some APC just to release some dirt
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Cotton wool bud should do it
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APC or a mild TFR and then power wash it.
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Old 23-12-2017, 05:02 PM   #6
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Soft bristle toothbrush?
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Can you not get to it with a brush from the other side of the tailgate whilst it's open?
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Old 23-12-2017, 05:26 PM   #8
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Can you not get to it with a brush from the other side of the tailgate whilst it's open?
Nope - tried that - but the cotton bud might - will try next time I wash it!
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Old 23-12-2017, 05:28 PM   #9
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Nope - tried that - but the cotton bud might - will try next time I wash it!
Check printer swabs on ebay, you might find those easier to use than cotton buds and won't take as long

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Old 23-12-2017, 05:44 PM   #10
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My Golf tailgate is like this. I have to hold it halfway open to be able to get a detailing brush into certain parts of the top rain channel.

If you cannot get a brush in, you can spray in household apc ( or a detailing apc / tfr mix ) and then what i do is shut the tailgate and hold a hosepipe set to low pressure directly over the split where the tailgate meets the roof and just let lots of water run through and out the rain channels - same as torrential rain would. That works for getting to shielded bits of green mould and flushing them away.
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