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I guess it was only a matter of time until someone stooped low enough....
This car is my fastest, quietest, temperamentalist.....but also the dirtiest I’ve ever owned despite it getting washed the most! Especially, as I’ve mentioned before, the filthy rear end.
Washed 4 days ago (no need to blur the Reg plate)
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Show me yours posing filthily.
 

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I guess it was only a matter of time until someone stooped low enough....
This car is my fastest, quietest, temperamentalist.....but also the dirtiest I’ve ever owned despite it getting washed the most! Especially, as I’ve mentioned before, the filthy rear end.
Washed 4 days ago (no need to blur the Reg plate)
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So me yours posing filthily.
Side View, rear was as bad as yours with number plate pretty unreadable.

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Mud flaps will be more welcome than ceramic coating!

You sleeping in the car Dave or is that a jacket in your boot?
 

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But, get too close while putting stuff in the boot and you get dirty trousers/skirt/frock or dress, depending!
 

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But wait, people said that white was the colour to go for because it's easier to keep clean... gosh, were they mistaken!?

Mine was filthy within 5 minutes of it arriving at mine!
 

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Side View, rear was as bad as yours with number plate pretty unreadable.

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Mud flaps will be more welcome than ceramic coating!

You sleeping in the car Dave or is that a jacket in your boot?
My chap at the car wash says mudflaps “won’t make much difference. It’s all about the vortex”. I just nodded. Can’t afford to fall out with him.
 

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If anyone has mud flaps and can give an opinion? I suspect it’s a vortex and would make no difference. It’s so obvious again you might wonder if Polestar noticed in development?
 

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My chap at the car wash says mudflaps “won’t make much difference. It’s all about the vortex”. I just nodded. Can’t afford to fall out with him.
Of course how silly of me I should have thought about the vortex! :unsure: :oops:
Polestar new optional extra - a mini jet wash attachment for the rear.
Wonder if the fix will end up being a rear spoiler or diffuser.
 

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The trouble is that aerodynamically you want a clean break at the end of the car if you can't have long swoopy tail, but the clean break creates a vacuum at speed which sucks up road dirt up the rear:

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I'm sure that's a simplification and I don't profess to know the exact aerodynamics of the car ;) and it's a bit different because it's a fastback not a saloon, but I think the gist is that the bluff rear sucks up road dirt and wetness this way.
 

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The trouble is that aerodynamically you want a clean break at the end of the car if you can't have long swoopy tail, but the clean break creates a vacuum at speed which sucks up road dirt up the rear:

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I'm sure that's a simplification and I don't profess to know the exact aerodynamics of the car ;) and it's a bit different because it's a fastback not a saloon, but I think the gist is that the bluff rear sucks up road dirt and wetness this way.
I hate to say it but those outlines look like a Morris Marina and the coupe version! Have we not moved on since then?
 

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Has anyone found a scale model of the PS2? Maybe we could conduct our own wind tunnel experiments :D
 

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My chap at the car wash says mudflaps “won’t make much difference. It’s all about the vortex”. I just nodded. Can’t afford to fall out with him.
I think he's right!

If you find streaks of mud low on the panel behind the wheels, mudflaps would help. But general spray as I see it on your pictures? Yeah... your chap at the car wash knows his stuff. Never underestimate the intelligence of everyday folks. I've got fancy degrees, but that doesn't mean I'm smarter than your guy at the car wash.
 
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