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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:44 pm

cavmad wrote:Cheers gents.


Problem is I don't want to drive the car now as it'll get dirty again (especially after last night's rain) so I came to work in the love bus today instead!
Dont you ever mock me again Billy after that statement :lol:
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Post by Way2go » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:36 pm

Roverman wrote:
cavmad wrote:Cheers gents.


Problem is I don't want to drive the car now as it'll get dirty again (especially after last night's rain) so I came to work in the love bus today instead!
Dont you ever mock me again Billy after that statement :lol:

You ride the love bus as well then Tim? :wink: redx
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Post by cavmad » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:39 pm

It's ok, panic over! Used it today (after it had stopped raining and the roads had dried out :lol: ) and went to work in the pikey-mobile in the morning.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:02 pm

Way2go wrote:
Roverman wrote:
cavmad wrote:Cheers gents.


Problem is I don't want to drive the car now as it'll get dirty again (especially after last night's rain) so I came to work in the love bus today instead!
Dont you ever mock me again Billy after that statement :lol:

You ride the love bus as well then Tim? :wink: redx
I think your on a very different subject to the one in hand way2go :lol:
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Post by Way2go » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:53 am

Roverman wrote:
Way2go wrote: You ride the love bus as well then Tim? :wink:
I think your on a very different subject to the one in hand way2go :lol:
Possibly, but avoidance of the "one in hand" on the bus is best or risk arrest. :lol:
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Post by docchevron » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:54 am

MULLEY wrote:Doc, imagine plastacine but a bit firmer. It looks just like an old fashioned thin bar of soap (when in the pkt), but is moldable with your hand. All you do is get it to the shape you want & then just rub it over the paintwork after spraying the necessary area with some detailing spray 1st. As billy's said, you wouldnt believe how much crap comes off the paintwork even after a damn good wash. Once done, just re-apply wax, buff up as normal & the paintwork will look like new, its quite remarkable stuff. Maguires do a clay bar kit which comes with the detailing spray & cloths along with a couple of clay bars.
So, in essence, I could wash the pink car, clay bar it then wax it and it maight actually look ok for a while?

I mean, when I can be arsed I use autogrim paint renovator on it and it comes up ok for a while, but clay bar method could be better??
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:05 pm

If the paint has oxidised which sounds like yours has, you'd need to get rid of that 1st before using the clay bar. Once you've done that & then claybarred it to then re-waxit, i'd have hoped it would stay red rather than pink as long as you keep up with the waxing.

The clay bar can't make crap paint better, all it does is remove all the contaminents on the paintwork so that when you re-was your car it looks like new. When you've washed your car, if you run your hand over the dry paintwork, it always feels rough to the touch & has some friction, when you clay bar the same piece of paint, its super smooth & silky to touch, thats before even putting the wax on.
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Post by docchevron » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:04 pm

Oh god yeah, it's oxidised to hell and back!

It does polich up quite well though, it's just that it looks pink again in about 2 weeks.

Hence thinking about polishing then sealing it or something.
I duno anything about polish.. but if it delays respraying it then so much the better, since I dont really want to wave a gun at it until I've restored the old girl properly..
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:21 pm

docchevron1472 wrote:Oh god yeah, it's oxidised to hell and back!

It does polich up quite well though, it's just that it looks pink again in about 2 weeks.

Hence thinking about polishing then sealing it or something.
I duno anything about polish.. but if it delays respraying it then so much the better, since I dont really want to wave a gun at it until I've restored the old girl properly..
I would try and get your hands on a machine polisher then Doc and some G3, my mate had an AX that was venetian red but was so faded it was a dull pink, looking a whitish colour in places, I had it for the day, went to town on it and it came up like new, a regular coat of good quality polish kept it red until she sold it for doube the price she bought it for!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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Post by docchevron » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:28 am

I'm rather loath to use G3 again, the paint is getting mighty thin in places..

I can get a decent red finish with the autogrim stuff, it just doesn't last, but then, neither does using a mop and G3..

So, once it's red again, I need to know how to seal it and keep the UV out off it for as long as possible really..

I hear tell that there is anti UV wax now?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:57 am

I've mentioned this before but please bear with me. I used to have a pink Visa, which after a few weekly applications of coloured polish, returned to it's former glory and - with regular 'top up' polishes using a 'finishing' polish (extra gloss from AutoGlym - or Maguires spray wax) - it stayed that way until the day I sold it. I think Turtle wax make these coloured polishes IIRC. Excellent for red. (Not so good for black or grey).
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Post by frugg » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:32 am

I have had good experiance with dull paintwork. Here is a pic from a CX.

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Being stood for 15 years it was a dull as <insert any work here> ( :wink: ) And this was achieved by G3 Compound, and then Autoglmm Super resin polish without a polishing mop - elbow grease was the order of the day :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykP8VahrhwM

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