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      11-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Can someone explain to me what this filter does?

I park my car outside and oftentimes under a tree, so I get a lot of vegetation debris that gets into my trunk and under my hood. I try to clean it out fairly often.

One place where it tends to congregate is on the edges of my hood, near the windshield. There seems to be a filter on each side of the area there that catches most of it, but I have no idea what it's filtering. Anyone know?

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      11-11-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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It blocks stuff like leaves and crap from entering your fender area where it can just mold up and bio degrade in that area causing your car to stink.
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      11-11-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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It blocks stuff like leaves and crap from entering your fender area where it can just mold up and bio degrade in that area causing your car to stink.
^^ +1. Yup, what he said.
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As there are oaks and poplars bordering my driveway, I try to clean the filters monthly - more often in the Fall.

Unfortunately, the design could use improvement since they are rather difficult to empty without spilling some of the debris into the drains.

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You could always buy a wet/dry vac. Very versatile!
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Kind of funny. You're pulling stuff out of it, wondering what it's filtering. It's filtering exactly what you pulled from it. The whole point of it existing.
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      11-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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Kind of funny. You're pulling stuff out of it, wondering what it's filtering. It's filtering exactly what you pulled from it. The whole point of it existing.
Well I meant what it was filtering FOR, as in what it in that little hole it was covering. But looks like I got my answer regardless thanks everyone!
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      11-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #8
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You could always buy a wet/dry vac. Very versatile!
Yup, that's what I use.

Someone wiseass dropped a penny into mine... Glad the mesh caught it.
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