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Old 18th August 2018, 10:45   #1
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Hi all,

Well pleased with a new MOT yesterday. It wasn't actually due until January but July/August is much nicer time to work on a car if needed!

I even removed the undertray so MOT man could get to see everything more easily .... but here's the problem. The undertray I acquired from someone else recently, i.e. second hand, as my car didn't have one.

The sound deadening foam was heavily soaked in oil and when the engine/foam got hot it smelt like I had a bad oil leak!

So ..."Take off and replace the foam" I thought.

This developed into : Remove foam, remove aluminium plate, scrape off all the crud, degrease, twice, wash, dry,... and then I found myself using my expensive AutoGlym products to treat the topside of the Undertray .... which no one will ever see!

I need help .... this is not normal behaviour!

Cliff / Teflon / Nev .... come on folks .... please tell me someone else has the same problem!

MOT man also suggested I need to clean up my headlights .... so a chance to use my 3M Headlight Restore Kit .... at least people will see those results!

Happy cleaning, all


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Old 18th August 2018, 11:45   #2
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All sounds perfectly normal to me

Perhaps we should set up a group where we all sit around in chairs and say things like "My name is XXX and I polish my (insert obscure car part here)"

Cliff

P.S. There is no known cure as of yet - sorry!
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All sounds perfectly normal behaviour to me too,but then I too do similar things. I've been painting,cleaning and polishing bits of car that i'm restoring that nobody will ever see unless they completely dismantle the car !
Maybe if i'd been less fussy said car would be back on the road by now,lol.
Been restoring/modifying it for seven years or so now,mustn't rush these things hey !
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Perfectly normal in my eyes. I spent a few days refurbing mine before refitting it including a full respray

A year on the road and after a good clean off when I did my servicing and it looks as good as new.

Boy we are sad
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Old 20th August 2018, 21:04   #5
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Default Not alone then!

Thanks for the replies guys .... at least I'm not the only one.....!

Quite therapeutic, this cleaning lark isn't it?

I borrowed a friends Dual Action Polisher and experimented on the bonnet of our Corsa yesterday. Scholl S3 compound and then Auto Glym SRP.

What a difference! A bit more practice and a bit more courage and I might have a go on the 75

My friend recommended Scholl S20 Black which is a great Compound & Polish in one he said.

(Sorry, this should probably be in the Valeting section)

Bfn

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Old 20th August 2018, 22:56   #6
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You will soon progress to sanding wood in three stages and then painting it behind the toilet pan where no one will ever see it.

The follow-on stage is the a white jacket!
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I happen to like and enjoy the pleasures of detailing cars - as are many on here. Pop along to here: http://detailingworld.co.uk/ for some more like minded people (and yes, my username is the same).

Good for you.

Enjoy yourself.

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PS The slope is quite steep and layered in TFR/snow foam/tar remover/fallout remover//clay bar/shampoo/wheel cleaner/compound/polish/wax/plastic cleaner/carpet shampoo/vinyl care/glass cleaner........... .

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I'm maybe not be quite so obsessive about cleaning the car but when I replaced all the internal doors in the bungalow I made sure that all the slots in the hinge screws were perfectly vertical..
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The follow-on stage is the a white jacket!
Haha. As long as it's clean I'll wear it !.... although a Wedgwood Blue jacket would be my choice.



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Old 22nd August 2018, 08:06   #10
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I happen to like and enjoy the pleasures of detailing cars - as are many on here. Pop along to here: http://detailingworld.co.uk/ for some more like minded people (and yes, my username is the same).
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Already there Andy!

I followed a link on there to watch a few of the Forensic Detailing Channel vids on You Tube ... serious stuff but he's a down to earth chap.!

The wife found me watching his "Tour of his garage and products" vid and has already ordered the white jacket for me that mss suggested!

Regards

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