Dont you love road salt?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Antti O, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Not renault content, but look how fun it is live in Finland and love car cleaning / detailing. I am sure you understand now why i keep my Clio 197 in heated garage over wintertime..
    In february we usually have some weeks for really cold weather like -20 or -35 celsius. Maybe then i drive clio, it is so cold they cannot salt roads. This time of year winterbeater is only way for me.

    3 days after washing, i drove 50kilometres (30miles or so)
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    Luckily i have garage for washing..
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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017
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  2. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Maybe England not so bad after all:grinning:
     
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  3. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    my car looks exactly the same after 3 days of driving in the pissing rain :excited:
     
  4. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Edit: Southern England:sunglasses:
     
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  5. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Nice studded tyres!
     
  6. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    It's horrible stuff! On black/dark coloured cars, it just looks horrendous! Winter driving really is crap, although thankfully we don't get it quite as bad as you do Antti!
     
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  7. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Yep, i got those cheap. Those are best which you can buy here. Almost 600euro for set list price.
    When there is ice in road stud tyres are only way. Unfortunately 99% of Finnish people thinks this way, and thats why our roads are grooved, and like sandpaper. Not so much fun to drive in summertime. We also have friction type winter tyres (no studs), but most people think they will crash with studless tyres.

    Yep. unfortunately i like dark cars. Silver would be much comfortable.
     
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  8. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Btw. it is not so difficult to drive snow with good tyres..

     
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  9. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    I hate the roads in the winter. An inch of snow in the UK and the roads come to a standstill as there are so many ill prepared crap drivers!
     
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  10. JMR

    JMR Paid Member

    87
    Notts/Lincs
    Porsche + LY200
    Good video Antti :thumb:

    I've just cleaned the Clio and the Porsche this morning.
    I got the ultimate snow foam and foamed all under the car to get all the dirt and salt off.
    Then pressure washed them both.

    The Porsche is back in the garage with the dehumidifier on all day :blush:

    Clio will stay clean until I get to work in the morning :confused:
     
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  11. R11HOY

    R11HOY Paid Member

    152
    Conlig County Down Northern Ireland
    Renaultsport Clio 197 (2008)
    Insert Northern Ireland.....not much snow, but plenty of gritting, rain and crappy roads just waiting with "glee" to dirty up your freshly washed/polished car...............but hey I enjoy the cleaning anyway (just as well)
    :excited::jimmy:
     
  12. Barney626

    Barney626 Paid Member

    329
    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    Ha right...

    Was washed the day before:

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  13. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Lot of salt also there..
    What is your air tempeature if they salt so much? We have now -1celsius.
     
  14. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    What's worse than black badges? An Arnold Clark number plate! C'mon mate get some clean plates on!
     
  15. Barney626

    Barney626 Paid Member

    329
    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    Ha ha true...

    I was actually thinking of getting a custom reg plate anyway to get rid of the BJ bit at the end...

    Or I just need to get more mature friends...
     
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  16. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Nice set of clean gel plates will do the trick. SG was first registered in Glasgow.
     
  17. Barney626

    Barney626 Paid Member

    329
    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    3D gel

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    Too much?

    (Sorry for hijacking the thread :think: )
     
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