Mirrors/Handles/Fuel cap and water!


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Noob question here ...=)

What do you guys do after cleaning/drying the car to get water to stop dripping down from the mirrors / door handles / fuel cap?

Car was filthy! People at work have been commenting on it! couple of rubbish phone pics.. used Bilt-Hamber auto wheel and Sonax Xtreme Brilliant Shine Detailer for the first time today also.


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Final rinse with filtered water, then you don't need to worry about drips as it won't water spot :)

I believe mirrors can be pushed back the way (opposite of folding them in) so that water can't sit in mirror casing, but I've never been brave enough to try.

For fuel cap, open it and dry it

If you happen to figure out a good way of stopping seats being soaked when opening door, I'd be interested to know... drips on the outside don't bother me, it's when they get inside it P*sses me off :mad:


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You can certainly fold the mirrors on an S4...

My S4 thread

The fuel cap is rubbish and if you open it you'll find it's full of water so needs drying.

Door handles I pull out one by one and dry the drips.

Feel your pain. :(