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Dirty winter roads...

Hi all.After cleaning the panda i am finding the back is constantly filthy would rear flaps help or is it this ventruri effect where the spray clings to the back.Dont want to wash the panda away!!.
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Re: Dirty winter roads...

It's mostly the turbulent air coming off the back drawing up all the spray and splattering it on to the rear. Short of a massive rear wing, there's not much that can be done.
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Hi all.After cleaning the panda i am finding the back is constantly filthy would rear flaps help or is it this ventruri effect where the spray clings to the back.Dont want to wash the panda away!!.
No. As oyumurtaci says, it's all down to the car's aerodynamics; mudflaps won't help with this issue.
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Oh cheers guys..Do you think the lock could go faulty with the road salt and grit.?
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Oh cheers guys..Do you think the lock could go faulty with the road salt and grit.?
I don't think it could, I know it could.

It's a commonly reported problem on here.

Lubricate with a silicone spray, or, better, a dry graphite lock lubricant.
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Yes i will at the weekend with some spray thanks for response..
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The other thing is that the rear wiper has been set up to deal with the anticipated spray.. I have flaps on the Bravo and the rear wiper is needed just as much but irritatingly the time interval is no longer right. Flaps reduce the amount of muck but not enough fro them to be a solution to this unless you use a spray reducing material. Its the devil and the deep blue sea.
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Re: Dirty winter roads...

A good coat of wax or sealant for the bodywork & RainX for the glass.

I hit mine with snow foam, a pressure washer, some Autoglym Aqua Wax & a microfibre cloth every week or so.

Dead easy, amazing results too
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I use a K 2 Karcher with Demon Shine Foam with the foam bottle.I let it sit to dwell then blast off.While wet i also use Aqua Wax with great results. Then mid week in the spring _ summer months grease lightning car
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