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bx gti clean and inspection (after a 2 year lay up)

Post by rob-bx16v »

:D Hi All,

some of you may remember that i had a blue bx gti 8v that i layed up for 2 years. Well its now home with us and has been mot,d (needed nothing :D ) taxed and insured by myself and has been in use for 3 weeks now. Today i took the oppotunity to give it a through clean meaning, sills,outside and underbonet, its also had 2 coats of meguires today as well and i have to say its come up mint and theres still no rot anywhere on the car as it was preped and underseald before being layed up. ( ian fern will be happy to know the car is now in daily use after enquiring what i was doing with it last year.

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front drivers side door hinge still mint!

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front passenger side door hing still mint!

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front drivers side inner wing still mint!

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front passenger side inner wing mint!

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drivers side rear door shut still mint!

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passenger side rear door shut still mint!

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sills still mint!

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2 coats of meguires polish on the bonnet

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finished result

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still has a mint rot free boot floor!

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The only things left to do are to get the valve steam oil seals done and a new clutch fitted oh and the air con sorted and thats it...... good for a 17 year old car. well put it this way im well pleased with the result 8)
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bx16v p2 k reg red
bx16v p2 j reg green
bx gti 8v h reg blue
escort rs turbo g reg red
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Post by artic-steel »

Nice ,very nice, probably the BX i'd have above all others, an 8v in that colour

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Post by Philip Chidlow »

That is a beauty!
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Post by rob-bx16v »

it sure is phill,

i did all the prep and undersealing on it and its the only bx i know of that hasent rotted out at the back end or front passenger inner wing and has never been welded or needs it even the exhaust hanger is original lol. Mind you its only done 85,000 miles im just glad ive got it back in use.
i did the 16v as well 2 days before.......

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I used to use autoglym srp but ive now switched to meguires as its easier to apply and has great results whatever colour your car.
The citroen bx loves garages hates driving

bx16v p2 k reg red
bx16v p2 j reg green
bx gti 8v h reg blue
escort rs turbo g reg red
http://www.albumtown.com/showalbum.php? ... uuid=40577


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As you all know that is my all time fave BX colour!

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Post by stuart_hedges »

That looks brand-new. Lucky man.

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Post by docchevron »

Wow Rob, could you get anymore stickers in the rear window of your valver??!! :lol:

Both look fantastic though, any time you wana polish mine......

You are of course aware that the GTi has the incorrect N/S rear light unit?? It's smoke tint, and should be blue tint, the same as the O/S unit....
Ok, I know, I'm being painfully anal... I'll shut the f*ck up now.

Great looking car mate.
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Post by Jezzie 16v »

Looks good, I wish i had enough time to spend on cleaning my cars, i hardly find time to mend mine :P


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Post by Barnsley BXer »

Ok, I know, I'm being painfully anal... I'll shut the f*ck up now.

Great looking car mate.[/quote]
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Post by BX Bandit »

If I may join Doc in the...er...anal game ( :shock: ) have you not got one smoked and one red tint on the valver??
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Post by rob-bx16v »

yep i seem to have different tint lights on both cars. Have known about it for a while but have yet to do somthing about it lol. I think it was you doc who mentiond it a while ago!. Polishing is somthing i cant normaly be bothered with but when you realise just how good nick both cars are actualy in is seems a shame to let them both go down hill. Polishing technique was learned off timmo (cornish bx 16v) and does the trick although the pics are a bit crap. the car is more red than on the photos (its not pinky red as shown :roll: )
The citroen bx loves garages hates driving

bx16v p2 k reg red
bx16v p2 j reg green
bx gti 8v h reg blue
escort rs turbo g reg red
http://www.albumtown.com/showalbum.php? ... uuid=40577


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Post by m_2975 »

Ahhhh, that GTI is Smashing!!!!!!!

It's the same colour as my Australian GTI. The body's even nicer than mine too. Congratulations on such a wonderfully great car!


I hope that it will continue to get the attention that it appears to have had into the future.
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