Door Schmutz

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  1. TGS91

    TGS91 New Member

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    When I wash our cars I wipe down the around the door frames and the doors themselves with a MF cloth

    On both of our MINI's there is a oily schmutz that collects at the bottom corner both cars

    In this photo the lower left corner
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    Closeup on the wifes
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    Is this the dreaded Cosmoline?

    If so I'm sure some Cosmonot will take care of it.

    Thoughts on what it is and what I can take it off with? Simple Green perhaps?
     
  2. lotsie

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    Could be Cosmoline. If it is, Simple Green won't touch it. I have some Cosmonot, a life time supply:lol:, next event we are both at I could bring it along. Cosmoline has a dark yellow/green kind of colour to it. If Simple Green does take it off, it is likely just smutze weeping out of the door.

    Mark
     
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    It seems more like a grease. I'll try the 4:1 water/simple green I use for engine detailing and go from there
     
  4. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    OMG... if you guys are fixating on THAT, I need you to come over to my house and I'll give you some REAL work to focus your mad OCD skillz upon.
    :lol:
     
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    I wouldn't call it 'fixated'..... more like 'mildly annoyed' but yes my MINI OCDness knows just about no bounds! :eek:ut::Thumbsup:
     
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    I try to balance my fixation between the car, the house, the pets and my husband.....
    Sometimes it works out, sometimes, not so much :lol:
     
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    I hear ya G-Friend, oh I hear ya

    One wife, 2 MINI's, 1 Dog, 3 Cats and a House to maintain is a juggling act
     
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    LOL- we have 6 cats (that's NOT a typo), and a rottweiler. One of our cats is special needs, and we have to give her fluids via IV every day. There's a lot to always do/clean up :crazy:

    But back on topic- I think that stuff is Cosmoline related (maybe Cosmoline + grime from the road?)
     
  9. Johngo

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    Beats the alternative that everyone who owned a Gen 1 Mini had to deal with; Rust.

    :Thumbsup:
     
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    Try one wife, three cats, four dogs, 10 horses, one house, one barn and the Mini.

    I just looked and I have the same stuff on my door. Never noticed it before, so thanks a lot for pointing something else out. :lol:

    Jim
     
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    We just put our diabetic cat down so I can relate (RIP Spot)

    I'll try the Simple Green this weekend. From what Lotsie is saying it that it won't touch it if it's Cosmoline
     
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    Sorry dude.............:D
     

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