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      02-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Pics of first washing

Gave the X1 his first washing... Anyone have some grease residue coming out of the housing on the rear windshield wiper? A little disappointed but some pics any ways... He looks great all nice and clean.





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      02-14-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Haven't seen any grease on mine. Sweet-looking ride, though. Like the way you spec'd yours - a little bit of chrome-line bling below the tinted windows - nice.
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Yes I had grease around the base of the rear wipers after a wash too, although it was done by the dealer so I didn't think much of it, just cleaned and goo-goned the yuck. I dont recall seeing the grease after heavy rains though. What do you think this is all about?
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I really love the color. its my favorite besides the orange. i also love the bricks on your house.
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I really love the color. its my favorite besides the orange. i also love the bricks on your house.
Like this orange?
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I really love the color. its my favorite besides the orange. i also love the bricks on your house.
I just got rid of an Orange Camaro SS... wanted a little more subdue look for a while.
My house is part brick and part Splitfaced stone... we fell in love with the look of the house. It was the first one we looked at and no other compared.
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I'd guess it's cosmoline, used for shipping. Try a little degreaser, liberally applied to the area.
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I'd guess it's cosmoline, used for shipping. Try a little degreaser, liberally applied to the area.
Should we expect the residue to disappear permanently after a couple more washes then? I didn't have this issue on the rear wiper when I had my X5, which was bought new as well.
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Should we expect the residue to disappear permanently after a couple more washes then? I didn't have this issue on the rear wiper when I had my X5, which was bought new as well.
I had similar issues with the mirrors and lower door sills on our previous 135i. A few heavy treatments with P21s APC and it cleared up. I haven't noticed nearly as much on the X1, the rear wiper being one of the few spots that seems to weep. If you look in the edges of the hood channels, I bet you'll see some there too. It's just a thick grease they spray on and wash off at port upon arrival. Some cars they seem to get really clean, some they clearly don't.
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