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Old 06-06-2021, 09:41 PM   #11
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Fiat 500’s. spend more time with a small polisher than anything useful! PITA.
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Old 06-06-2021, 09:48 PM   #12
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Anything when you dont have the proper facilities and have to go up and down stairs with bucket after bucket of water.
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Old 06-06-2021, 11:37 PM   #13
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Pull all the doors open to wash and get all the crap that up between door bottoms and the arches that gets trapped, drop the lower boot to get all the dirt and grime under the plastic hatch

The bonnet is so wide you need a platform to reach over, the black plastic trims on the outside swirl and mark before you’ve had chance to blink and if you are really lucky you will get shinned repeatedly by the stupid automatic steps!!


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Old 07-06-2021, 08:52 AM   #14
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So far, I’d say my wife’s friend’s Toyota CH-R. So many nooks and bits to clean / hold water…
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Old 07-06-2021, 10:14 AM   #15
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Range Rovers

Pull all the doors open to wash and get all the crap that up between door bottoms and the arches that gets trapped, drop the lower boot to get all the dirt and grime under the plastic hatch

The bonnet is so wide you need a platform to reach over, the black plastic trims on the outside swirl and mark before you’ve had chance to blink and if you are really lucky you will get shinned repeatedly by the stupid automatic steps!!


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What’s not to like? Sounds like an absolute nightmare
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Old 10-06-2021, 06:37 PM   #16
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Got to be the old Land Rover Defender's. The interiors are a pain to do and no matter how well you do them they somehow don't end up looking much better. Waxing or machine polishing the paintwork is awkward because of all the pop rivets, overlapping panels and just generally shoddy bodywork.

I've done several of them and they are often in a horrendous state except for this one below I did recently which was one of the last ones built, pretty nice as Defender's go, not my sort of thing though.


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Old 28-06-2021, 07:49 AM   #17
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Pull all the doors open to wash and get all the crap that up between door bottoms and the arches that gets trapped, drop the lower boot to get all the dirt and grime under the plastic hatch

The bonnet is so wide you need a platform to reach over, the black plastic trims on the outside swirl and mark before you’ve had chance to blink and if you are really lucky you will get shinned repeatedly by the stupid automatic steps!!


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This ^^ and without question the worst cars to wash. There is so much metal on them as well, they take bloody ages to do
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Old 28-06-2021, 03:20 PM   #18
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As above, anything black!
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Old 28-06-2021, 08:47 PM   #19
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It got me thinking today, whilst washing the wife’s 10G Honda Civic I decided that this must be the worst car we’ve ever had to maintain. Whether this be a maintenance wash or home detail.
There are so many nooks and crannies for crap to hide and become a pain to remove, the paint gets “dirty” very quickly. It’s as if it has very open pores and required frequent deep cleaning.
By contrast, it probably takes 50% more time to do than my 5 series.
Both are treated the same and have identical LSPs.

So what is your “Pain in the A$ car?
My boss has had a few Merc G63 AMGs. Always in black. They are awful to wash, they are so boxy and big, the rain channels on the roof constantly drip, even after drying with our Bigboi Blowrpro.
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Old 28-06-2021, 09:00 PM   #20
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The wife's Vw up! is a doddle to clean but the wheels drive me nuts!
I swear it takes longer to clean all 4 wheels than it does the rest of the car

Love the car, hate the wheels!

These are the mutha's -



Worst wheels I've ever had to keep clean, period
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