2nd Gen R55 Clubman Rear Window/Door Road Dirt

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  1. kkehler65

    kkehler65 New Member

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    I have a 2013 Clubman S automatic with roof rails and mud flaps. My back window and doors get instantly covered with road dirt, especially when it is moist outside. Any suggestions on what aero-package would solve this problem?
     
  2. Justa Jim

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    There are a couple of things on the market that claim to help prevent this happening, but in reality, it just gets dirty back there real fast. Not much you ca do about it other then soap and water. :Thumbsup:
     
  3. Nathan

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    Ahh, part of the fun and quirky nature of MINI ownership, a dirty boot.
     
  4. Angib

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    Hey, look on the bright side - at least you don't have a Convertible that collects dirt as fast but doesn't have any way of washing the rear screen.
     
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    I had a Clubman and can tell you this, get used to a dirty boot. No way around it.
     
  6. Apok

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    LOL, you said dirty boot!


    /Sorry, it was caused by a splitting headache, no lunch, caffeine and stuck at my craptastic job.
     
  7. DneprDave

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    I only drive my Clubman when the weather is nice. The back stays nice and clean!:Thumbsup:

    Dave
     
  8. eMINIparts

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    Welcome to owning a MINI in dirty road conditions.....Just be glad you dont have a convertible...They dont have rear wipers....Happy Motoring

    Dirty Rear Window is like a badge of honor ...right?
     
  9. Metalman

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    Das Boot.... The waves keep it clean....

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  10. Spa2k

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    How about tear-offs, like NASCAR teams use on their, uh, windshields? :biggrin5:

    Seriously, this is an aerodynamic problem inherent in the design of hatchbacks, so there's really nothing you can do about it except RainX the window to make it a little harder for stuff to stick.
     
  11. Dave.0

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    A Mini has the aerodynamics of a brick so you will never be able to keep it clean.

    Your MINI is just a small tractor trailer where the back doors will always dirty. Life of a MINI owner.
     
  12. Metalman

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    That's why we all are experts at cleaning and polishing our MINI's.....:D

    OCD cleaning disorder... AKA Prima syndrome....
     
  13. Justa Jim

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    Somebody who actually drives their car all year, in all weather, told MM that. :lol:
     
  14. Nine5raptor

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    Just plastidip the rear window so you never see the dirt! Will never look dirty from the inside :D
     
  15. Crashton

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    ^^^ :wink:

    Truth be told Jim MM Chuck followed me across a dirt road once. I'm sure he didn't like it, but it did happen.
     
  16. Dave.0

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    My car has only left the garage once this month since I now work from home.
    When I do take it out it I do not baby it and it gets dirty because I like cleaning it.
     
  17. Justa Jim

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    Oh my gosh. I'll bet MM still has nightmares about that road Crash. :lol:
     
  18. Metalman

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    I kinda feel like I'm being hen pecked.....:D

    Because why???
     
  19. Justa Jim

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    #19 Justa Jim, Dec 13, 2013
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    Just because.

    BTW: My chickens taught how to do that. :)
     
  20. Metalman

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    There.... Justa fixed it for you Justa Jim.....:D
     

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