Paul's polishin' blog

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Caffiend » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:58 pm

Paul296 wrote:2. The mask's in the 'down' position to allow for the ingress of tea. 8)
You ingest tea nasally? :shock:

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:29 pm

The 2K lacquer is taking ALOT of polishing as it cures like rock. Compound was no good - had to go back to 800/1200 wet n' dry to flat the lacquer enough to compound and polish. Worth the effort though if you can spare the elbow grease; the middle bit looks like a grand piano now . . . TOTAL POLISHIN'!! :D 8)

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Mickey taker » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:45 am

Trouble is Paul, they have come up so well, once there on you will want to drive like a Volvo owner (down the middle of the road )
So you don't risk kerbing them
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:24 am

Mickey taker wrote:Trouble is Paul, they have come up so well, once there on you will want to drive like a Volvo owner (down the middle of the road )
So you don't risk kerbing them
You're not wrong Mickey! I've already thought about hanging them on the wall and leaving the steelies and trims on the car! lol :lol:

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:58 pm

Cor, them alloys look very tasty, and I don't think I have ever seen something SO shiny!
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:36 pm

Very, very nice Paul. Looking forward to my door surrounds looking as nice. ( no pressure mate )!! :)
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Caffiend » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:41 pm

Those are lovely, look forward to seeing 'em on the car
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Post by mds141 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:55 pm

They'd make a lovely coffee table!!
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:36 pm

DONE! After 6 months of languishing on my kitchen floor in various stages of being 'dun up' my wheels are now lacquered, polished, waxed and tutto finito. They're of to Yaxley on Sunday where Tim has offered to fit them up with a set of tyres. All that remains then is to fit them to my TGD were they'll begin the process of becoming completely re-bolloxed again. Ho-hum - c'est la vie: je ne regrette rien! :roll: :D

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Post by Xemes » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:35 pm

Paul296 wrote:DONE! After 6 months of languishing on my kitchen floor in various stages

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What a nice red carpet you have in your kitchen Paul :D
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:09 pm

Xemes wrote: What a nice red carpet you have in your kitchen Paul :D
Well yer know - it's just in case the Queen decides to visit chez moi! :mrgreen:

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:58 pm

Lovely! Please wrap them up for Sunday!
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Xemes » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:20 am

Are they supposed to roll
or
are they only an artist's work of art :?: =D> :mrgreen:
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:19 am

Xemes wrote:Are they supposed to roll
or
are they only an artist's work of art :?: =D> :mrgreen:
Oh they'll be rolling alright and I'll be having a nervous breakdown every time they get a scratch - it's madness I know but it keeps me out of trouble and there's nothing on the telly in the evenings! :D

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:48 pm

Mr. Mark Smith aka 'mds141' and erstwhile contributor to this forum alighted on Newark this weekend - and more specifically chez moi - to get a lick of paint applied to his window surrounds in a sort of pre-NEC fettle. Anyway, we did that (looks nice) then took in (some of) the delights of rural Nottinghamshire in our respective Citroen BXs. Intermittently, we drank coffee, ate cakes and moaned about how crap everything is these days and how nothing is 'like it was in my day' - which of course it isn't: it's much much worse. What with the sunshine, the delights of Gunthorpe lock (I might suggest it as a venue for an East Mids CCC meet a some point - it's very nice) AND moaning about how everything about modern life is absolutely shit - there was much to feel cheerful about. :shock:

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That isn't a strange man with a big head looking out of Marks BX - it's just a photo in a newspaper.

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'Wow, look at those two lovely Citroen BXs. You don't see many of those knocking about these days do you?' I expect quite a few people said that while we were driving around, but we didn't hear them - we were too busy moaning about how the whole bloody world has gone to the dogs (which it has).

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