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Old 02-12-2005, 12:18 PM   #11
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I just found this (Karcher Underbody Lance) and thought it might be just the thing I'm looking for if I were to get a pressure washer:
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...torCatalogId=#

Basically you could get a Karcher pressure washer (KB1010), the Karcher Underbody Lance and the Karcher Foam Lance for under a 100 quid. Not too bad me thinks.
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:42 PM   #12
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mike you can get the kb1010 for only 25£ on ebay at the mo....deliverd!!!!!
good idea witht the lance (but i have seen a cheaper sort of thing in B&Q)
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Old 02-12-2005, 03:24 PM   #13
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Good shout Charlie, I'll go check that out on ebay right away... can't say no to a 25 quid Karcher!

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Old 05-12-2005, 12:34 PM   #14
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I dont think having a 'clean undercarriage' (for your car that is ) is entirely safe due to the environmental conditions within the UK and the fact that we are one of the few remaining countries that still utilise salt during the winter period.

If your car has not been undersealed (eg Jap import) or the underseal has been removed/cleaned then I would strongly suggest you get the car waxoyled at the earliest opportunity as you are basically exposing the critical components of your car to the harsh elements of winter that include salt, grit etc.

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Old 05-12-2005, 12:46 PM   #15
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I dont think having a 'clean undercarriage' (for your car that is ) is entirely safe due to the environmental conditions within the UK and the fact that we are one of the few remaining countries that still utilise salt during the winter period.

If your car has not been undersealed (eg Jap import) or the underseal has been removed/cleaned then I would strongly suggest you get the car waxoyled at the earliest opportunity as you are basically exposing the critical components of your car to the harsh elements of winter that include salt, grit etc.

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thats a good shout razor...hadnt thought about that.
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:38 PM   #16
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I'm not sure I'd entirely agree. Regular cleaning to remove the salt etc is probably as good, if not better, than relying on an underseal that may have been damaged in places.

That said, I don't think I could be bothered to clean that often to be happy that my underside is OK.
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:07 PM   #17
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I'm not sure I'd entirely agree. Regular cleaning to remove the salt etc is probably as good, if not better, than relying on an underseal that may have been damaged in places.

That said, I don't think I could be bothered to clean that often to be happy that my underside is OK.
Perhaps, but water + salt is a lethal combination. You need a protectant that is completely non water based that is non reactive with salt and other related agents. Cleaning the underside of the car may be effective but it does not provide any protection against salt adhering to the bodywork once cleaned. Please also be aware that temperatures can adversely affect the salt composition that may allow embedding of the salt into the surface that no amount of 'jet washing' etc is going to remove.

As they say, prevention is always better than trying to find a cure!
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:13 PM   #18
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Have to agree - no amount of attempted cleaning is gonna 100% clean the underside, it's impossible to reach every nook and cranny. Underseal is the only way, unless you live in bone dry places like Texas (even then sand will be your enemy)!
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Sorry, didn't really make it clear what I meant. I definately wouldn't leave the bottom of the car unprotected. However, you should still inspect periodically to nip any problems in the bud.
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Sorry, didn't really make it clear what I meant. I definately wouldn't leave the bottom of the car unprotected. However, you should still inspect periodically to nip any problems in the bud.
Definitely! I get to see the exhaust about once in a blue moon but I still want it nice and shiny.

Wonder wheels seems to do the trick with the exhaust though god knows what damage its doing when its really hot. Who cares, looks mighty fine!
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