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Discussion in 'Model S' started by dark cloud, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. dark cloud

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    #1 dark cloud, Aug 30, 2018
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    Anyone as particular as me about the cleanliness of the front end of their Model S? This is not a 2 year lease for me, I plan on keeping this car for a long time :) When I first bought it I noticed there are a few flat spots above the front wheel, in front of the strut where a good few ounces of muck likes to collect. I sprayed this out first time I washed it but I have found a few other spots where debris likes to hide. I know much of the car is aluminum, which doesn't rust like steel, but aluminum still does rust/corrode under various conditions. Regardless, the A arms are steel, and in general it is never a bad idea to remove mud, dirt and grime away from anything; I probably removed half a pound of muck in total.

    This is the backside of the fender felt cover:
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    This is the area behind the steering power steering; service spraying sticky goop over the recalled bolts probably didn't help. Anyone know the purpose of the diaper on the bottom shrowd?
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    After a little elbow grease:

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    Pull the rubber cover over the upper A arm and see the mud! (already soaped it up before shooting picture....)
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    After
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    And Abominable is clean!
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  2. dark cloud

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    If someone gets inspired from seeing this of course don't spray high pressure water where wire connections happen to be, and cover up the cabin filter inlet area to prevent it from getting wet.
     
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    Im anal about the cleanliness of everything on my car as well.
    I like to tell myself it goes faster when it’s clean :D
     
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    It does! :cool:
     

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