HOW TO IDENTIFY FLOODED VEHICLE

In doubting the history of flooding, “What is flooding? ”And“ Repair of vehicles damaged by flooding ”have been introduced so far. With these contents in mind, we will finally check the vehicle. This time, we will introduce where to pay attention in the car.

Unrepaired “submersible current car” can be seen at a glance, but once it is repaired, it will not be so easily noticed. This is also common to [Repair history vehicles], but because “places that are easy to enter the sight are carefully processed (repaired)”, even if you expect the state shown in the image ①, first encounter Will not do.

Vehicles that have been damaged by flooding will perform “part replacement” and “part cleaning / drying”. If you look around the car, you can see that there are many parts that can be restored by washing and drying without having to replace them. This is especially true for the parts installed in the "area from the center floor panel to the seat seat". Let's focus on seats, floor carpets, seat belts, and trims.

Muddy water soaked sheets and carpets take time to clean and dry. In particular, if it is immersed in a thick urethane material under the skin, mud particles will remain in the deep part. Even if it is dried, brown spots (discoloration) remain on the urethane that has been immersed in the muddy water (images ② and ③).

First of all, let's check if there are any spots. The basic place to check is [the back side that does not enter the field of sight]. “Turn over the floor carpet (image ④)”, “Remove the seat surface of the rear seat”, “Look into the back of the seat surface of the front seat”, “Pull out the seat belt that has been wound up ( (Image ➄) ”In such a place where it is difficult to enter the field of view,“ a confirmation operation with a single effort ”is required .











































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