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Old 04-04-2017, 07:54 PM   #1
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2005 XC90 First Real Clean

Finally getting some time to spend sorting out the XC90. Spent nearly 3 hrs on it today and ran out of time, back to it on Thursday and hoping to be done by the end of the day... this is the start of it..

Process so far was

Snow Foam and dwell - Demon Shine
Wheel wash 1st time - Wonder wheels
Rinse
2 Bucket Wash
Rinse
Wheel wash 2 - AutoGlym Wheel Cleaner
Clayed the car - This as made a big difference, really pleased with this stage
Rinse
2 Bucket Wash
Dried
Headlight polish / resto - They do look better but might do some more work
Cleaned the first door jam? (is that the right word?) - What a pain, no idea what grease they used but it was a right pain to shift, still not 100% happy but getting there.

Not all the best products at this stage but its worked well enough..... for now!

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During










Still to do...

3 door jams
Boot hinges
Plastic trim treatment
Compound - Megs Ultimate
Polish - Megs Ultimate
Wax - Megs Ultimate
Inside Clean
Engine Bay

Pleased so far with the progress... More to come later in the week.
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:45 PM   #2
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Big unit. You've earned yourself a cuppa and some jaffa cakes.
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:41 PM   #3
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Nice motor. Looking good. Yes, as above, jaffa cakes without a hot beverage would be punishable by public flogging in my vision of Britain.

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beast of a job! glad to see the foam took the blurr off the number plate
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beast of a job! glad to see the foam took the blurr off the number plate
lol. Yeah I was always getting into trouble for that with the rozzers!!
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:57 PM   #6
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So, started at 0730 this morning and just finished, not 100% happy with it all yet but its much better than it was, also found a hanful of things that I will need (want) to get sorted, but that may well end up as a project thread!

My £11 eBay special tailpipe tips came up pretty well...





Plastic trim comparison... there is so much plastic! It took what felt like forever...




Boot hinges before and after...





Plastic all done...


Full dad taxi mode engaged...


Inside cleaned and leather treated...




Not bad for a 12 year old car...




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Old 06-04-2017, 02:58 PM   #7
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Just spotted a handful of things on the photos that I missed... off out to tidy it up a bit more!
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:25 PM   #8
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Thats impressive work ! Such a great car too - looks very functional and practical. How do Volvo make cars wear wear and tear is minimal compared to the German counterparts?! Whats the leg space like for the rear 2?

The new V90 looks really impressive too.
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Leg space is pretty good, I'm 6ft and would be comfortable enough in the back, row 2 can all be independently moved forward and back as well so that helps.

Wear and tear seems as good as German equivalents to be honest it's pretty solid a part from where some muppets taken bits off and not put them back on properly...


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That looks really well. How far has it travelled in it's 12 years? What did you do to the drivers mat ? It's a proper transformation
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