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Old 01-12-2005, 03:19 PM   #1
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Keeping the underside (chasis) clean?

With all the road salt about lately I just wondered how you guys cleaned the underside of your cars so that the salt doesn't just build up and stay there forever?

I'm thinking of getting a pressure washer to do the task, but wondered if there's a more obvious or less expensive way of doing it.

Sorry if this has been posted before but I searched and didn't see anything.

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Old 01-12-2005, 03:36 PM   #2
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Pressure washer, hose, Autoglym engine machine clener and a few hours on my back scrubbing and polishing here. There is no easy way with out access to four poster ramps really.

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Old 01-12-2005, 03:49 PM   #3
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@ Rich, that must be quite a new car.

My motor is nearly 3 years old now and I clean it just like you twice a year. It is beginning to look worse for wear.

Even my stainless exhaust doesn't look that shiny any more.

During the summer you will see me under the car spaying the black suspension rails and touching up and marks underneath.

Sad I know....
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Cheers Rich. As far chassis go that looks lovely... I'm loosing it!

Looks like it's a pressure washer from santa then.

I noticed H******s are doing this one half price and thought it seemed quite good for the dosh: http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...ctorCatalogId=

...does it seem reasonable? or should I spend the extra on a Karcher or something?
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Old 01-12-2005, 05:58 PM   #5
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@ Rich, that must be quite a new car.

My motor is nearly 3 years old now and I clean it just like you twice a year. It is beginning to look worse for wear.

Even my stainless exhaust doesn't look that shiny any more.

During the summer you will see me under the car spaying the black suspension rails and touching up and marks underneath.

Sad I know....
The 306 in the top pics was 6 years old!

The Clios new though, but as yets is not to the same standard as the 306 just not got the time at the moment.
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Old 01-12-2005, 06:23 PM   #6
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Rich, thats so clean you could eat of that!
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whowRich that is stunnig but as Zorba says how the hell can you keep the underneath clean in this weather when I us car for business ie travelling around the UK.
I thik the best way is a gentle wash with a hose I do not like pressure washers even on light pressure I have seen the damage they can do.
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The only way is to get under and wipe the muck off every week, no fun and laborious. After every wash if you blast under there with the hose will see everything come off easily if bits under there are protected and sealed.

I tend to move the car to a dry patch and then get under and wipe off the water with a Autoglym Chamois.
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Old 02-12-2005, 11:06 AM   #9
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Very Impressive

But I guess they are both low milage cars too
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The 306 was on 20k. The Clio is new ( March).

I did the same clean up on my 80K 205, will try and find some pics.
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