Nooks and Crannies

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Nooks and Crannies

Post by Vespa » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:55 pm

I thought I would wash the car as it was looking dusty . Once started I found a pile of dirt lodged behind the bottom windscreen rubber in the corners. Then furthur mooching found piles of dirt around the bonnet hinges and the exploding safety canisters. The more I looked in various places the more I found. Most of it was stubborn dust but it took about 90 minutes to get rid of what I could see. Old tooth brushes are a very handy tool for awkward places. The point being this stuff is basically mud and in winter possibly stays wet. The under bonnet areas get less paint these days al place for rust to form. Have a look the next time you are under the bonnet and just see how much crud gets trapped. For those who never go under the bonnet it will not affect you. :D
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Chas379 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:59 pm

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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Kaikoura » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:26 pm

At four years old and only 10k miles mine had mainly spiders.
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Bazzamf » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:56 pm

Don't forget Vespa, the main body of the car is aluminium, so little chance of rust.
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by myquest » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:37 am

Aluminium corrodes almost as badly and when damp can be affected by electrolytic corrosion with dissimilar metals.
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Kaikoura » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:57 am

If Jaguar built their cars completely from plastic they could still get them to corrode. They have had years of practice.
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Zingiber » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:35 pm

Kaikoura wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:57 am
If Jaguar built their cars completely from plastic they could still get them to corrode. They have had years of practice.
Is that something Jaguar has always done, or something they inherited from Ford? :P
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Kaikoura » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:55 pm

Zingiber wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:35 pm
Kaikoura wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:57 am
If Jaguar built their cars completely from plastic they could still get them to corrode. They have had years of practice.
Is that something Jaguar has always done, or something they inherited from Ford? :P

Definitely pre-dates Ford.
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by Vespa » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:14 pm

I once had a Ford car made from rust and body filler. It lasted years after I sold it without any more rusting as it was 99% filler. The main point of my OP was the amount of crud hidden in obscure places and that cannot be any good.
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Re: Nooks and Crannies

Post by wdig » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:44 pm

Aluminium and steel - they oxidise differently - aluminium quickly gets an inert surface layer which doesn't penetrate further. Steel oxidises and flakes off exposing the layer beneath which oxidises - and so on.
Having driven for many years the biggest change is that cars used to die through corrosion whereas that's not so today (but did see a terribly rusty 2000s audi the other day).
The 70s were terrible - we had a Mk2 Cortina, and when I explored rust where the wing met the main body there was a soggy foam pad used as an anti-rattle device completely open to the wheel arch.

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