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sharkcaver
26-01-10, 10:52 PM
I was amazed. I tore the LH front splash shield at chrissy and replaced it today whilst fitting my lift. To my horror, I found this at the rear of the splash shield. It was nearly 3" deep. I have subsequently removed it and proof coated the metal. I think it should be a regular task cleaning this built up crud, next weekend, I'll do the RHS.

Shane

http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae147/sharkcaver/other%20paj%20bits/crud.jpg

JoshF
26-01-10, 11:14 PM
I was told to pay particular attention to behind them when I had my snorkel fitted, mine was also pretty dirty with a few months of build up

Not that bad though!!

apsilon
27-01-10, 06:38 AM
When I fitted my snorkel a couple of weeks ago and had the splash shield off I thought that area would be susceptible to build up and potentially rust. I had a little dirt in there but nothing to that extent. Confirms my thoughts though.

I think from now on it's an area I'll clean out regularly after any off road trip. I might even looking at making up some kind of extra splash shield as there's only one side it could really get in from.

kiwipajero
27-01-10, 06:43 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I often stick the water blaster in there but obviously it doesnt clean it all out as mine is full of crap as well! Cheers

Ranger J
27-01-10, 10:59 AM
wow, I will be checking mine out on the next wash.

4play
27-01-10, 11:55 AM
Shane,
I noticed this some time ago quite by accident. At the time we had been through a water crossing and noticed some water on the floor. I thought it might have had something to do with the water ingress as when it clogged up the water has nowehre to escape. Not sure whether or not the two are related but don't seem to have noticed any water inside since.

4play
27-01-10, 11:57 AM
Shane,
Forgot to ask about the guards as I have torn the front as well. I presume they are only available from Mitsubishi and how much $ if you don't mind me asking?
Cheers
sEan

simoncurly
27-01-10, 12:13 PM
Hi People,
Yeah i also noticed this a few years back and posted to the forum. It's one of those things that needs to be restated every so often so that people are aware. Whole pile of wet mud sitting there makes a great corrosion cell. Think from memory when i cleaned mine out i sprayed some underbody sealer/tar in there.

cheers Simon

green monster
27-01-10, 06:03 PM
thanks for the heads up !!!
i also noticed this area was full of shit but didnt go the the effort of posting it up for all to see, good on ya
For the record i use a can of Lanolin every month sometimes more if ive been on the beach, works great, as not too long ago there was some surface rust on the underbody,

sharkcaver
27-01-10, 07:33 PM
Shane,
Forgot to ask about the guards as I have torn the front as well. I presume they are only available from Mitsubishi and how much $ if you don't mind me asking?
Cheers
sEan

Sean, LHF is part# MR508125, cost was a whopping $150.04 inc. From the states its about $66 US + whatever freight is

See link below, thanks to the man whom posted the link about a month ago, I forgot who it was.
http://www.oemmitsubishiparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=searchCatalogOEM&siteid=214331

Simoncurley, I too hit mine with proofcoat, a bitumenous tar based paint. Best I do the RHS on the weekend.

Regards,

Shane.

sharkcaver
14-03-10, 04:48 PM
taken me a couple of months, but the RHS was the same:(

All cleaned and proof coated now, should offer some protection one would hope.

Shane.

http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae147/sharkcaver/other%20paj%20bits/crud2.jpg

Bing
18-03-10, 08:46 AM
So guys has anyone made or given thought to making up a plastic guard to that could be clipped or bolted in to stop some of this build up? Is there a drainage hole at the bottom of this sill?

If one of you have made a up a guard pics would be great?

sharkcaver
18-03-10, 04:29 PM
There is already a splash guard and other bits to enclose this area along with a drain hole. There really isn't a lot of room for stuff to get in, but, obviously there is enough. Once in there though, it struggles to get out, blocks the drain and the problem just compounds from there. So I would suggest checking this area regularly if your in mud. Also, spend $20 on some proofcoat or other rust preventive substance and give the area a good coating for longer lasting protection. I must say, I was staggered to see what I found and the depth of the crud. I suspect the rear is going to be the same issue, but its all plastic down there.

Shane.

AJC
26-10-10, 09:38 PM
Shane,

I gotta take a pic and post it...i have a plant growing down in my drivers door!! Must clean this out!

sharkcaver
26-10-10, 09:42 PM
Shane,
i have a plant growing down in my drivers door!!

Can ya smoke it?;)

Hydroponics.....a weekly drive in a muddy puddle:D

Sorry mate, just sounded funny the way you put it. Please do post the pic.

Shane.

Stevie-Ray
26-10-10, 10:38 PM
...so I learned early on, that crud collects at the rear of the front guards, so I've always checked that area on all the vehicles I've owned. :smiley_watchout[1]:

Cheers ;)

Rexy
27-10-10, 08:55 PM
Someone had a plant growing in that place a fare while back!

I've been keeping an eye on mine, and have found that if you pressure wash the car and stand near the B pillar with the door open you can spray into that hole you can see in Sharkcarver's pictire.

Done at every wash you wont get build up. But it will take a while to clean out first go.

Cheers Matt

AJC
01-11-10, 07:24 PM
Can ya smoke it?;)

Hydroponics.....a weekly drive in a muddy puddle:D

Sorry mate, just sounded funny the way you put it. Please do post the pic.

Shane.

Herego mate, if you wantr to smoke it, i'll post it to you. Personally, i reckon a bottle of scotch would be a better bet!

sharkcaver
01-11-10, 07:51 PM
Herego mate, if you wantr to smoke it, i'll post it to you. Personally, i reckon a bottle of scotch would be a better bet!

Pass.

Must be some good topsoil in there
:clap2[1]:

Shane.

peejay68au
10-05-11, 05:42 PM
I bought the massojet for this particular problem. It makes it so easy to do, and gets every bit of crap out. I just stick it between the pillar and guard with the door open and bobs your uncle. The one I got has the connection for the compressor as well so can turn into a pressure sprayer too.:beer[1]:

Theo4x4
04-09-12, 05:03 AM
Herego mate, if you wantr to smoke it, i'll post it to you. Personally, i reckon a bottle of scotch would be a better bet!
Hahaha!!
Had that on mine aswell,thats how i noticed it!
:lol9[1]:

amr75wcr
18-05-13, 04:53 PM
Had totally forgot about this until I notice a plant also growing out the right hand front door, surprisingly the left was relatively clean.
Anyway it's been a few years so there maybe some new members that haven't seen this post
http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad186/amr75wcr/590F4DFF-E1FD-4944-86A5-F73E82147B63-18589-000005EC710BA336_zps3e7d69cd.jpg
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http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad186/amr75wcr/D056D808-176F-4803-A74E-7FDD8CBFED41-18589-000005EC7E01C506_zps453479f8.jpg
http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad186/amr75wcr/755E741A-E797-4D85-9B65-9FF5F8A80183-18589-000005EC77EB8243_zps94417795.jpg
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JoshF
18-05-13, 05:49 PM
"Had totally forgot about this until I notice a plant also growing out the right hand front door, surprisingly the left was relatively clean.
Anyway it's been a few years so there maybe some new members that haven't seen this post "


Hope you will be returning the various soils back to their respective national parks and beaches

amr75wcr
19-05-13, 11:30 AM
Hope you will be returning the various soils back to their respective national parks and beaches
Josh that would be a no I cart way to much crap as it is let alone trying to remember ever where in the past 4 years and 200000k where it all belongs.
:drive[1]:
Wayne

asterix2020
19-05-13, 08:40 PM
Could someone explain exactly where this is? Maybe a less close up shot? And what and how needs to removed to clean it?

Burko
08-10-13, 11:47 AM
Could someone explain exactly where this is? Maybe a less close up shot? And what and how needs to removed to clean it?

You can see on a few photos posted here. The very first photo in post, you can see front mudflap is the black thing at bottom of pic. photo taken from where wheel would normally be.