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      01-07-2013, 01:20 PM   #45
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cheers, do you know if the nozzles actually spray from underneath the car or simply from the side angled downwards?
I went back yesterday and noticed that the "uncarriage spray" is really from the sides angled UPWARDS...still strong and just need to drive slow as you pass them.
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      01-07-2013, 01:51 PM   #46
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I went back yesterday and noticed that the "uncarriage spray" is really from the sides angled UPWARDS...still strong and just need to drive slow as you pass them.
cheers on the info, makes me wonder if I can do almost as good a job by lying on my side at the coin up (dirty job though)
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      01-07-2013, 02:39 PM   #47
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cheers on the info, makes me wonder if I can do almost as good a job by lying on my side at the coin up (dirty job though)
You don't lie on your side, you crouch down and then move the nozzle slowly across. With some practice, I'm able to do it without even touching the ground now (sort of like shooting underneath cover with a rifle?) Shooting it at an angle works better to get rid of salt grime because if you shoot at it directly, all it does is drive the grime into the paint as opposed to off the paint. Also, one reason why I wash after I drive all the time is that I spray it off while it's still wet (which makes it easier than when it dries onto the paint - sort of like washing a dish when the sauce on it is still fresh than when it's been sitting in the sink and the sauce dries to the dish).
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      01-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #48
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You don't lie on your side, you crouch down and then move the nozzle slowly across. With some practice, I'm able to do it without even touching the ground now (sort of like shooting underneath cover with a rifle?) Shooting it at an angle works better to get rid of salt grime because if you shoot at it directly, all it does is drive the grime into the paint as opposed to off the paint. Also, one reason why I wash after I drive all the time is that I spray it off while it's still wet (which makes it easier than when it dries onto the paint - sort of like washing a dish when the sauce on it is still fresh than when it's been sitting in the sink and the sauce dries to the dish).
Cheers on the tip, I think the slow movement and proper angle is key, maybe by the end of this winter I'll have it mastered.
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      01-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #49
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What are you guys washing underneath the car?
Most of it is covered and the only thing showing is the exhaust.

The only reason I could see for using the undercarriage spray would be to get to the rear suspension components, but I'm not sure if there's much of a point in that and the automatic undercarriage sprayers usually only spray the center of the car.
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What are you guys washing underneath the car?
Most of it is covered and the only thing showing is the exhaust.

The only reason I could see for using the undercarriage spray would be to get to the rear suspension components, but I'm not sure if there's much of a point in that and the automatic undercarriage sprayers usually only spray the center of the car.
That's right, I'm spending most of the time spraying the rear suspension area. I do spray the underside but that's mostly hoping that the water gets into the areas that have slight gaps.

To be honest, the majority of what I spend my time washing is at the bottom of the doors. I find cars tend to rust there first and my friend who had an M3 said his old M3 started to rust there too.
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      01-08-2013, 05:44 PM   #51
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