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Old 11-12-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
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Smile 160k mile CR-V - Winter daily project

I'll try and update this as fast as poss and add pics so its all relevant

October 2018
With the winter coming I really fancied trying to keep the 200 and the Porsche off the road.
A mate of mine at work has a 2006 Honda CR-V 2.2 CTDi Executive with nearly 200k miles on it. His dad has one too.
He said I should get one as a daily.
I listened to him, and a couple of the techies and they convinced me that it was a good idea to try and find one.

I found one by chance after less than a week of looking that was going to end up going to auction from one of our dealers in group.

I contacted them and bought it through the Colleague Purchase scheme (at cost )
All it need was a 12 month MOT, and 6 months tax sticking on it

The car was a couple of hours away, so I asked the one of the guys at the dealership to send me some pics, and if he said he thought it was ok I'd have it.

Here's the pics I got...


IMG_20181008_160125 by *JMR*, on Flickr


IMG_20181008_160054 by *JMR*, on Flickr


IMG_20181008_160048 by *JMR*, on Flickr


IMG_20181008_160042 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Initially not looking too bad.
Interior pics looked okay ish...


IMG_20181008_160220 by *JMR*, on Flickr


IMG_20181008_160224 by *JMR*, on Flickr

And in fairness to them they sent me pics of some scratches and bits they thought looked a bit rough


IMG_20181008_160138 by *JMR*, on Flickr


IMG_20181008_160206 by *JMR*, on Flickr


IMG_20181008_160202 by *JMR*, on Flickr

All in all, I thought worth a punt, and maybe I could tickle those scratches up with the machine.

Cue a couple of weeks wait and two train tickets up to Halifax
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:43 PM   #2
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These threads are great when you've done a bit of work cos I can fast forward for you guys
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Agree with this, I love threads like this. Get the updates typed!!!!

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And fast forward two weeks...

I had my five remaining days off work so the first day was to go and collect the car.
It was washed for me so it was reasonably presentable from the outside.
But god when I opened the door
... it was hanging inside

It was filthy, the sort of car where you wipe your feet before you get out

The mrs and I sat in it and looked at each other, oh well, this is what you get for not much money lol

Drove about half an hour and had planned to stop for lunch at a Harvester pub.
Got out and jesus christ whats that smoky smell I said.
Going back nearer to the car, oops, its the car.
Thought it might be a leak from the manifold.
It is what it is, I thought, and I said if it gets us home (100 miles) it will be a result haha.

We got home ok, but sitting in standing traffic the smell of smoke was that bad you had to turn the fans off and open the sunroof. !

That would be a job to be sorted another day.

Friday gave us both all day to get the inside of the car cleaned up.

Here's befores (really dusty, dirty, sticky, sweets and rotten apples cores stuck to the carpets under the seats - you get the idea)


P1030710 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030709 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030711 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030712 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030713 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Leather a bit cracked on the seats


P1030714 by *JMR*, on Flickr

And some paint in the middle of the seat back on the passenger side


P1030715 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Bleurgh...gross


P1030716 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030717 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030718 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030719 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Loads of crap stuffed in the backs of the seats


P1030720 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Lost count of how many pine cones I found in the car


P1030721 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Back seat filthy


P1030723 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030725 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030726 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030727 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030728 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030729 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030730 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030731 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030732 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030733 by *JMR*, on Flickr

All switchgear and handles were dirty


P1030734 by *JMR*, on Flickr

And look at the state of the footwell blower outlet


P1030735 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Fuse box cover missing


P1030736 by *JMR*, on Flickr

I need a washer for my toolbox, lucky the previous owner left me one here


P1030737 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030738 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030739 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030740 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Boot is a right mess. Saving this for a clean up on a nice warm day


P1030741 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030742 by *JMR*, on Flickr

The D-rings that stick through the carpet to hold the cargo net were suspiciously rusty


P1030743 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030744 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030745 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Headlining dirtiest above drivers seat - I'll sort that very carefully when time (and bravery) allows


P1030746 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Drivers seat looking tired


P1030750 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030751 by *JMR*, on Flickr


P1030752 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Bolster worn through on the edge


P1030753 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Interior afters shots to come soon
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Agree with this, I love threads like this. Get the updates typed!!!!

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Old 11-12-2018, 10:12 PM   #6
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Sit tight I've got some teaser pics of the inside coming up...

Started 830am on Friday morning and finished 430pm Friday afternoon.

The mrs helped me, she got stuck in moving the back seats up and out and cleaning all up under them, and she was armed with a bottle of BH Surfex HD and a few MF's

Not the best of photos but I'll follow up with some with the dSLR next weekend.

IMG_2101 by *JMR*, on Flickr

IMG_2102 by *JMR*, on Flickr

IMG_2103 by *JMR*, on Flickr

IMG_2104 by *JMR*, on Flickr

IMG_2105 by *JMR*, on Flickr

IMG_2106 by *JMR*, on Flickr

Quick teaser of the outside now its looking like one of my cars

IMG_2108 by *JMR*, on Flickr
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:18 PM   #7
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Interior cleaning process was mainly hoover then clean everything with BH Surfex HD at a strong dilution of 6:1

Leather was degreased and then painted the worn bits with LTT Auto Leather Recolour in standard black - a great product, made a nice job.

Then leather all cleaned again with Dr Leather spray, agitated with a leather brush from PB.
Seats look great now and to get rid of a bit of that bagginess in the finish I heated it up gently with the hair dryer, stretching it at the same time and then letting it cool.

The leather looks even better now.

Door cards and door shuts protected with AG Vinyl & Rubber, sprayed on and quickly wiped over and removed with a clean MF - this left a nice satin and non-greasy finish.

Looking presentable on the inside now, to say its done 160,000 miles
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It probably looked ok until the sun hit it....


P1030754 by *JMR*, on Flickr

That would be another days job.


P1030755 by *JMR*, on Flickr

How about this for a 'before' reflection shot


P1030759 by *JMR*, on Flickr


I was under no illusion that this was going to get sorted on a Saturday afternoon
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Jeez. You type quicker than I can read lol.

Fabulous work. It genuinely looks like a different car inside and out now. Living the carpet stripes. Did you buy the carpet striping machine? Lol.

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I actually made my own carpet striping machine

I managed to lay my hands on some used (but good condition) genuine Honda CR-V mats.

The rear and the passenger mats were just like new, only the drivers mat had a little wear. So I wet vac'd them with Surfex and dried them for a couple of days before putting them back in the footwell.
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