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My mini r56 has been sat on my drive for over 6 months now and I have decided to sell it, i haven’t washed it in around 4 - 5 months and there is a thick layer of dust on parts of it, i plan to wash it over the weekend, what are the chances the paint is damaged when I remove the layers of dirt/dust? Thanks
 

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Give it a good soaking/blast with a jetwash to get as much of the loose dirt off first before you put your hands on it.

Then give it a good wash dry and wax...... TBF if the paintwork is damaged from standing, then its going to be damaged anyway. Chances are it wont be, but lets be real. You are gonna have to clean it anyway before you sell it....So suck it and see.

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*Edit* : I assume you are sensible enough to know not to blast the jetwash on the engine/electrics. lol
 

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I'd tip a good 4-5 buckets of warm/hand hot water over it first to loosen any debris. I, personally, don't like using
a jet/pressure washer on my vehicles.
Once the debris has been loosened by the warm/hand hot water, I'd wash it carefully by hand.
 

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I'd tip a good 4-5 buckets of warm/hand hot water over it first to loosen any debris. I, personally, don't like using
a jet/pressure washer on my vehicles.
Once the debris has been loosened by the warm/hand hot water, I'd wash it carefully by hand.
I'd wholeheartedly agree with this this usually.....However as its been standing I wouldnt have thought warm bucket water alone would be sufficient to loosen up encrusted dirt.... It may soften it, but will require some agitation to remove and I would rather use half power on a jetwash than attempt to agitate/wipe it away with a cloth or brush( potentially grinding dirt further into the paintwork. )

either way....Clean it up man!.... poor poor mini car :crying::big_grin:
 
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