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Old 25-09-2017, 08:57 PM   #51
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Very nice job you're doing,RIP 106 build though.
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Old 27-09-2017, 08:17 PM   #52
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Nice work mate. What's next.
Mostly maintenance, although wheels are going to make an appearance soon!

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Coming on well!
Keep up the good work!
Cheers man!

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Really nice work. Had 318is myself when I met my wife. Probably my favourite shape BMW.
Cheers man! Definitely the best shape!

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Very nice job you're doing,RIP 106 build though.
Thanks man. I have done a few bits on the 106, I'll update on that soon!
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:54 PM   #53
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Took another day to do another not so pointless task, but pointless considering the current situation with the car.

I decided to clean the seats. The seats looked fairly clean considering the age of the car, but the drivers side definitely had some marks and dirt on.

Here's how the passenger seat started out.





With that in mind, I got some Brisk Extra in and borrowed a carpet cleaner.





Much better! Admittedly, they're not perfect, but I'll go over them in the future.

Then done the same for the drivers side. Before photos, not the greatest at showing the extent of dirt.





Then after.





Visible improvement on the drivers side. I used Brisk on my 106 a couple of years back, and by far the best feature of the product is the smell. The BMW no longer smells like an 90s ashtray!

The same was done for the rear bench, unfortunately no photos of this.

Obligatory photos on the water from the cleaner.





Not having much time left in the day, I tackled a quick job on the front of the car that had been bothering me.

As many have pointed out, the car has had a pretty ropey respray at some point. The extent of the bad paint job can be summed up with this photo.



At first I thought the paint was just peeling off, but no, it was actually black tape that had been painted over. I don't understand how the painter couldn't spare 5 minutes to remove it.

So I peeled it all off. Obviously it had to be in half a million pieces and not one long piece.



As bad as it looks now, I actually think it's better.

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Thanks man. I have done a few bits on the 106, I'll update on that soon!
Good stuff,if you ever need a hand hit me up.
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WoW brilliant I salute you
I had mine nearly 3 1/2 years - I'm only 2nd owner


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If you want rid of those furry bits on the drivers seat....if you wet shave, wait til you are about to change blades and use the old blade on those....works very well.

Just make sure if you have the blades with any gel etc on them that the gel is removed....or you'll get that on the seat
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:50 PM   #57
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If you want rid of those furry bits on the drivers seat....if you wet shave, wait til you are about to change blades and use the old blade on those....works very well.

Just make sure if you have the blades with any gel etc on them that the gel is removed....or you'll get that on the seat
This works Tom I did this on the Alcantara sections on my 106 GTI seats and it worked a treat.
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This works Tom I did this on the Alcantara sections on my 106 GTI seats and it worked a treat.
Of course it works!!
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:51 PM   #59
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Lovely to see this getting turned around.

I spotted one a few weeks ago on a road near home and took a photo for Instagram purposes. What really struck me was how much glass area there was.

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Really enjoying this thread. Keep the updates coming
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