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Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 10:25
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i am heading to do the canning end of june this year heading north to south. i was wondering if i need to worry about spinifex protetion for my radiator to help stop the seeds from coming through to the radiator. i was concerned about this travelling along the madigan line in 2017 but it was not a problem at all.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 10:32

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 10:32
Be prepared. You cannot be sure until you get there.
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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 10:40

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As Chris said be prepared. As bit of shade cloth doesn't take up much room.

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Reply By: TTTSA - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 12:52

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 12:52
Good advice above, by the end of June I wouldn't think it would be a problem. We were there this time last year and it was very bad, but that is very early in the season.

Take some shadecloth any way, I use the white or 50%, it is more coarse and catches it very well without impeding air flow too badly.
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Follow Up By: jimmi - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 13:54

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 13:54
is that available from bunnings that white shadecloth
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Follow Up By: TTTSA - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 09:41

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 09:41
I'm pretty sure that's where I got it, a few years ago now also used it on the Madigan Line 6 yrs ago. It's a very light straw colour, 50% anyway.
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Reply By: B1B2 - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 14:59

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 14:59
jimmi,
Carry a 1 meter hook to remove any spinifex from around the exhaust and check regularly if in thick spinifex.( I did use this) I have never needed to cover the radiator. Some method of spraying water under the car, I had a garden pump sprayer. As the previous photo shows, everything is ok until it is not.

enjoy the trip
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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 17:39

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 17:39
For 30 minutes work stretching a bit of shade cloth across the bullbar, the protection offered is well worth it. Make sure you pop your bonnet and run the shad cloth across the top[ of the gap between the barwork and your radiator grill, then simply drop the bonnet to hold it in place. I also use cheap $1 sponges from Supercheap to plug gaps around bash plates etc.

If you think it won't be a problem., then it probably will be. See video from out there on the Canning a few years back.






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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 20:30

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 20:30
April last year

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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 20:34

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 at 20:34
I prefer Aluminium fly screen to shadeclorh. Breaths better and is way easier to clean. I carry about 6 meters rolled up on a piece of broom handle.
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Follow Up By: TTTSA - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 09:45

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 09:45
I'm guessing you didn't use it on this trip?
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Follow Up By: maurice b - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 14:34

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 14:34
Looks like the Aluminum flyscreen stayed on the broomstick. Allowing that many seeds to collect is looking from trouble and a hell of a lot of work to remove properly.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 18:56

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 18:56
Only took one bit that trip and it snagged and got ripped off. Thats why I take so much now. That was also the first vehicle down that year
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Reply By: Life Member - Talawana - Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 14:59

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 14:59
We are going to do the Canning next year. Thank you every body for sharing your experiences no doubt next year I will be asking questions myself.
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Reply By: jimmi - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 15:40

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 15:40
thanks all, i ended up making my own out of the white 50% shade cloth from bunnings. $20 and a couple of hours mucking round and now peace of mind.
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