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Old 20-05-2018, 11:14 PM   #81
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Gave it a wash today as it was looking a bit grubby, also decided to make a start on a few more jobs so made a start on cleaning the exhaust tip up a bit. Still needs polishing but I think it going to come up well.

Washed with Adams products this time







Now itís clean again, hoping to continue with touching up the stone chips which seems never ending
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Old 27-06-2018, 12:02 AM   #82
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My Wifeís old car

So the wife has now started using my Passat so the Corsa was going to get parked up, however the step daughter has now decided at the age of 21 that she finally is ready to start driving so I treated the Corsa to a quick wash along with the rest of the fleet





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Old 10-09-2018, 10:52 PM   #83
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Been a while since Iíve done anything on this so here we go again.....

Tonightís job was a bit of prep work but before I attack the paint with sone wet and dry I figured I should give it a go over with some clay, I decided to use up the last of my meguires kit first.















Much better now, but didnít get the passenger side done as it was getting dark, so tomorrow night I need to spin it around and start with the wet sanding on the touch ups.
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:21 PM   #84
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Time to revive this, the last time I updated this I said I needed to turn it round to finish claying it well that didnít happen due to a flat battery at the time I could be bothered with it so left it sat there

Anyway now that I have nothing better to do, I figured that now would be a good time to start again so I decided to take the battery off to charge it which is where I noticed a problem in that it wouldnít undo

After a bit of a fight I got the battery out and on charge, then I needed to fix the tray as the thread had stripped from the plastic nut. I had a look on eBay but decided not to buy a second hand tray due to the risk of the same thing happening again so got busy in the shed and made this









Effectively itís just a bent piece of steel with a few holes and a nut welded on but it does the job perfectly

After putting all back together I finally got the old girl running and moved over a bit so I could give the whole car another going over with the clay, next job is a bit of wet sanding then a polish along with a fresh MOT as that ran out this morning.
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:25 PM   #85
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Good to see it getting some love

Nice fix on the battery clamp - very satisfying
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Nice fix on the battery clamp - very satisfying


Agree with this, nothing better than doing a fix at minimal cost and the satisfaction gained as well
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Old 13-10-2018, 08:14 AM   #87
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That's a well engineered fix I had a similar issue with my daughters, it would undo fine but not tighten up fully. Luckily I have a helicoil kit so the bottom clamp received a new thread insert and all is good again.
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That's a well engineered fix I had a similar issue with my daughters, it would undo fine but not tighten up fully. Luckily I have a helicoil kit so the bottom clamp received a new thread insert and all is good again.
Thanks, just been looking at your thread also
Mine was the opposite I couldnít get it off without cutting it, otherwise that would of been an easier fix.
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Just tried my dent removal kit that I got off eBay for the first time, and I must say Iíve impressed myself whilst it not 100% itís now very difficult to see in normal light unfortunately I forgot to get before photos and it now doesnít really show on the camera
Wet sanding next
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great fix on the battery clamp fella and glad to see its getting some love again
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