So captruff c̶o̶n̶n̶e̶d̶ convinced me to bring my car to Monterey for the Legends of the Autobahn. In my years of being nuts about cars, I have never shown my cars, anywhere. I'm more of a "drive it and shine it up in the garage" kind of guy.
Also, a̶l̶l̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶a̶b̶s̶o̶l̶u̶t̶e̶l̶y̶ ̶%̶$̶#̶@̶%̶$̶#̶@̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶c̶r̶a̶z̶y̶ ̶O̶C̶D̶.̶ This will be my first time to any of the activities at car week in Monterey (yes such a shame, I have lived so close for 20 years and have never attended.)
Now I'm feeling anxious. I figure I need to probably at a minimum look like I made some effort to clean the car.
What's the best way to clean this area without washing away all the grease inside the hinge? I used about 50 q-tips but they aren't long/small enough --- and they seem to just push the schmaltz around --- I think I need to use a toothbrush --- but unsure about the cleaning solution?