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Offline SRGTD

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Re: What detailing haven't you done today?
« Reply #10 on: 22 November 2018, 16:04 »
The rear of the Golf seems to have been designed to create a massive low pressure area, and consequently sucks up all of the water and crud which passes under the car and deposits it on the rear screen and bumper.

For now, we Golfists are condemned to regularly washing our rear ends.

Not just the Golf. Pretty much all ‘two box’ hatchbacks irrespective of the manufacturer also suffer from a dirty rear end when the roads are wet, muddy or, at this time of year, covered in road salt.
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Offline dubber36

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Re: What detailing haven't you done today?
« Reply #11 on: 23 November 2018, 10:19 »
Aerodynamics have moved on tho'. The Mk2 would completely plaster its rear end. The modern cars manage to channel the air and muck to the middle of the tailgate, keeping the outer lights clear for as long as possible.
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Offline Watts

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Re: What detailing haven't you done today?
« Reply #12 on: 23 November 2018, 10:37 »
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Aerodynamics have moved on tho'. The Mk2 would completely plaster its rear end. The modern cars manage to channel the air and muck to the middle of the tailgate, keeping the outer lights clear for as long as possible.

Can't say I'd noticed that but now you mention it, yes, in fact I find the majority of the muck just sitting on top of the bumper.
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Offline Dr Mike Oxgreen

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Re: What detailing haven't you done today?
« Reply #13 on: 10 January 2019, 10:14 »
I'm stuck indoors with a knee problem, so the car will sit in my parking bay accumulating dust.

I'm grateful that I spent some time on it last weekend, cleaned the wheels and applied some GTechniq C5, treated the black trim with Autofinesse Dressle and waxed the sides and tailgate with Autofinesse Radiance, so I'll just leave it for a few days.

Offline Watts

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Re: What detailing haven't you done today?
« Reply #14 on: 10 January 2019, 14:05 »
I'm stuck indoors with a knee problem, so the car will sit in my parking bay accumulating dust.

I'm grateful that I spent some time on it last weekend, cleaned the wheels and applied some GTechniq C5, treated the black trim with Autofinesse Dressle and waxed the sides and tailgate with Autofinesse Radiance, so I'll just leave it for a few days.

Still sounds pretty clean though Dr Mike, mine is disgraceful, I can hardly see out the back window! I could've washed it yesterday but it was a bit nippy out so I didn't fancy it :rolleyes: Perhaps next week :whistle:

Hope you knee feels better soon :smiley:
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Offline Dr Mike Oxgreen

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Re: What detailing haven't you done today?
« Reply #15 on: 23 January 2019, 11:08 »
Cheers, Watts.  The knee is fine, but I've got bloody man flu now!


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Re: What detailing haven't you done today?
« Reply #16 on: 23 January 2019, 14:15 »
Cheers, Watts.  The knee is fine, but I've got bloody man flu now!

Careful now, that can be terminal! :grin:
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Re: What detailing haven't you done today?
« Reply #17 on: 26 January 2019, 13:46 »
I don’t have woman flu or a knee problem, so that means I’m just a lazy git!  :embarrassed:   :whistle:













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Re: What detailing haven't you done today?
« Reply #18 on: 26 January 2019, 18:25 »
That really is bogging! Still, it has to get dirty to be worth cleaning :laugh:
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: What detailing haven't you done today?
« Reply #19 on: 31 January 2019, 16:48 »
Wow Rebecca!

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