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Offline Nik da Greek

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« on: January 06, 2009, 11:30:23 AM »
....my wife was this dirty! :Giggle

Thought I just had to show you guys the horror of what my lovely Rex has turned into! I\'ve been on lates/nights all over Christmas and New Year, been using the Rex to commute cos it\'s been a bit cold for the bike lol and today was literally the first time in a fortnight I\'ve had the car out in daylight!

Jesus, just look at the state of it! :eek:

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Goddamn, i guess we have to have gritters and road salt and all that, though I\'ve had enough sideways moments of late even with them, but imagine what damage it must be doing underneath all that lot. :mad: Time to get out the Meguiars, methinks.......

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 11:34:03 AM »
Take it you have waxoyled it under there?
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 11:39:21 AM »
I use Scottoiler protective spray stuff. It\'s designed for bikes, and it\'s absolutely everything-proof! So much so it\'s difficult to clean it off when you want to. Just as well, really....

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 11:41:27 AM »
Good work! :)

Time to get the hose out then :p
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009, 11:50:06 AM »
blimey that is very dirty, i dont think mines ever been that bad, but then mine only comes out on nice days.....................and thats just the wife :D

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009, 12:37:58 PM »
So is that Scottoiler spray good - does it dry out or stay wet once applied?  Looks a bargin £6.81 per lt.

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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009, 02:22:56 PM »
Nice car Nik, have fun cleaning it mate:Giggle.  
 
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009, 04:27:17 PM »
hey mate, this might be a shamless plug lol but i could do a full exterior detail including paint correction removing any swirls and faded paint for £120 if your interested?

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009, 04:30:24 PM »
Im surprised if you have any spare time left Gandy....if 5th Gear last night is anything to go by....anyother form of washing a car is a no no now!
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009, 04:36:03 PM »
Shoulda seen mine the other day after the trip from Manchester to Edinburgh, I actually had little salt veins forming off the front bumper.

It\'s ridiculous. There\'s never this much salt on the roads by my German place, it\'s strictly an English overkill thing. Would rather put winter tyres on my car and not be able to watch it slowly rotting into the floor.

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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2009, 04:43:48 PM »
if its well protected it wont, make sure you got plenty of underseal under the car and keep the wax levels topped up, i usually put on a thick coat every 2 weeks, and itll be fine, just before winter i normally strip off any wax and steer away from carnauba waxes because they weather away quicker, then apply longer lasting waxes and make sure i put on a good sealent too

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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2009, 04:48:22 PM »
Did you watch 5th Gear last night?  They had someone get 3 cars perfect and then put one through a carwash, another a jet wash and the last a valet.  He marked them out of 10 for damage, and the one that won was the carwash with 5/10.
 
The jet wash was a 9!!  people let the brush drop on the floor and it scratched the car to shreads!!  The valet guy used a squiggy thing....that left loads of scores too.
 
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2009, 06:40:36 PM »
I go to the jetwashes where you buy time and chose the bits you want, never use the brush as you never know where it\'s been before.

Will sometimes take my own sponge and bucket to work the soap in, but most of the time I just lance it off.

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2009, 09:08:12 PM »
At the jet wash, if you have to use one, use the lance to clean the brush!!!
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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2009, 09:10:30 PM »
Oh and I\'m just off to do a trackdays with boxes in my car!?!?! what was that all about?

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