Detailing Last flight for this little fella...

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by AccordMavman, Sunday 20th Dec, 2015.

  1. AccordMavman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hey everyone
    Gave my 7th Generation a good valet today, and noticed an uninvited deceased passenger on my parcel shelf - see pic. Anyone any ideas how I might get rid of it, without removing the high level brake light?! Ideas welcomed...
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Oh dear that look like an awkward place to get to.

    Perhaps try getting a vacuum to it and try and suck it out one way or another.
     
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  3. AccordMavman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Already tried that but it's too far away for the vacuum cleaner to pick up because of the angle of the window. Was thinking about getting a piece of wire with some cloth around it to prevent damaging the heating elements to scoop it out - what do you reckon?
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Hmm probably a bit risky. Also you may end up squashing the little fella.
     
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  5. Alexknight91 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  6. Lisbon Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Use a length of siphon hose maybe 6 to 8mm dia and suck on one end to provide enough vacuum to get a hold and draw it out. Available from h/w or home brew store.
     
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  7. 155695 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    As mentioned above, use some sort of blower, e.g. Garden blower will move it.

    Keith
     
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  8. Lisbon Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Or use a can of compressed air like that used to clean computer equipment.
     
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  9. AndyB1976 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    What about a plastic cable tie...might have enough stiffness to push it out without damage to the elements, or loop it and try and lasso it lol.
     
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  10. BEA Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Agreed A good blast of 'duster gas' (Sold for Cleaning PC keyboards etc.) will probably throw it out in whichever direction the resulting air pressure escapes. Most duster gas cans come with a 6 inch tube but you can soon bodge an extension on if needed
     
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  11. AccordMavman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom James Cheshire
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    Good shout... Thanks!
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    Great shout - cheers for the ideas...
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    Another great idea - thanks for that...
     
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  12. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    This thread has reminded me - there is a long dead insect inside the rear light cluster of my MINI. It is a sealed unit, so must have got in there when it was made. The dealer did offer to replace the cluster when the car was just a few weeks old (12 years ago now, time 'flies'...:lol::sorry:) but I chose to leave it, as it somehow adds a bit of character!

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  13. Nighthawk Guest

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    I've still got one stuck in the nearside headlight of the wifes ep2. No idea how he got there
     
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