Dirty alpina thread

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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by ttrill » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:51 pm

Only been 2 days/ 100 miles since it’s last wash!
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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by hap » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:22 pm

A couple of hours to get rid of the salt and grim
If you have a e46 check rear arches bloody full of mud
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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by Fast3000 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:36 pm

Looking good hap. Part of my clean process is to clean out the arches l, still need to find a easy way of accessing the rear arch lip...as the wheel is so close to the arch. By comparison I find the cab sits that few mm lower at rear thus making the task that little bit trickier....
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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by hap » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:43 pm

I thought of this and did it carefully
Used my lads coat hanger worked a treat and the hook sits inside as you follow the arch

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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by Charles » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:04 pm

hap wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:43 pm
I thought of this and did it carefully
Used my lads coat hanger worked a treat and the hook sits inside as you follow the arch
Nice idea but be careful about the metal tip scratching any protective surface inside the rim.

Perhaps wrap some tape around the end?
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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by hap » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:28 pm

It was a metal one with a tiny circular blob at end so gentle pressure

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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by hap » Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:59 pm

Almost a year to the day not washed in months
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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by big blue » Fri Feb 11, 2022 2:34 pm

Still looks good when washed Hap. Silver is the best colour to leave "unwashed".
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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by Paul0568 » Sat Feb 12, 2022 12:19 pm

I travelled down to the French Alpes last month in the Alpina. What a great way to travel!

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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by Frosty » Sat Feb 12, 2022 6:10 pm

Was filthy down in Bath!!
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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by Swizzer2020 » Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:10 pm

Both F11’s look great! I too took my D5 down to the Alps a couple of weeks ago. What comfortable and economical transport they make!

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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by ScooBeeFive » Sun Feb 13, 2022 10:21 pm

Paul0568 wrote:
Sat Feb 12, 2022 12:19 pm
I travelled down to the French Alpes last month in the Alpina. What a great way to travel!
Swizzer2020 wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:10 pm
Both F11’s look great! I too took my D5 down to the Alps a couple of weeks ago. What comfortable and economical transport they make!
Fantastic - making great use of the cars, I'm very jealous! I used to love a Euro road trip down to the Alps. I've not driven out of the country since we had kids and my eldest is now 9. However, we have booked the Eurotunnel for the first time in years for May half term - heading to Disney Paris. Looking forward to the journey in the B5!
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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by Frosty » Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:55 am

Fantastic - making great use of the cars, I'm very jealous! I used to love a Euro road trip down to the Alps. I've not driven out of the country since we had kids and my eldest is now 9. However, we have booked the Eurotunnel for the first time in years for May half term - heading to Disney Paris. Looking forward to the journey in the B5!
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We have been the opposite Paul, since kids we have mainly been driving to different holiday spots across Europe. Driving over the Alps is much more enjoyable than taking a glance out of a plane window in the hope of seeing some mountains if not too cloudy.

Kids are used to long trips and as long as fed, watered and entertained, dvd's, ipds etc then all is good. Even better with an Alpina.
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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by ScooBeeFive » Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:09 pm

Frosty wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:55 am
ScooBeeFive wrote:
Sun Feb 13, 2022 10:21 pm
Fantastic - making great use of the cars, I'm very jealous! I used to love a Euro road trip down to the Alps. I've not driven out of the country since we had kids and my eldest is now 9. However, we have booked the Eurotunnel for the first time in years for May half term - heading to Disney Paris. Looking forward to the journey in the B5!
We have been the opposite Paul, since kids we have mainly been driving to different holiday spots across Europe. Driving over the Alps is much more enjoyable than taking a glance out of a plane window in the hope of seeing some mountains if not too cloudy.

Kids are used to long trips and as long as fed, watered and entertained, dvd's, ipds etc then all is good. Even better with an Alpina.
Sounds good Paul - I need to get ours trained up for the longer journeys. We're still very much in the 'Are we there yet?' zone!
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Re: Dirty alpina thread

Post by hap » Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:26 pm

First wash today in I reckon at least 7 months
The gyeon cancoat is well over a year now and it does stop mud sticking to car often with heavy rain it does self clean to certain extent
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