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Old 18-11-2018, 06:08 PM   #401
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Could I just ask a brief question re using Hydrate 80 if you would not mind?.



I have some of this that i bought a couple of months ago but have not had a chance to use it yet.



My question is if you paint the Hydrate 80 onto the area that you want to treat, if you get any onto surrounding paint wotk, does it do permanent damage or can you wipe away the excess after a couple of minutes as it starts to cure/dry?.



I intend to use it on a couple of rust chips that I've noticed on my rear 1/4 panel, and I want to effect a winter repair by using hydrate 80, then adding primer and colour by a touch in method. I only intend this as a temporary repair to just take me through the winter period, do you think this should do short term?.



Sorry to ask silly questions, but you appear to be quite proficient at this, so any feedback would be really appreciated please.

The Hydrate 80 is great. You can almost overpaint it and then wipe the excess.

Can easily be over painted etc.


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Old 18-11-2018, 06:12 PM   #402
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Car is running well, seats are good and given the car a quick wipe over (still not given it a proper wash since I bought it), winter tyres blackened etc.

Dog loves the boot too






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Old 18-11-2018, 07:45 PM   #403
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Nice update and good to hear it’s work well with no issues
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The Hydrate 80 is great. You can almost overpaint it and then wipe the excess.

Can easily be over painted etc.


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Thanks, I guess I have a job now for the first dry day

I think an Avensis could be on the cards as the next car, yours just looks better after each post.
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Also managed today to clean up my spare tyres and get them stored outside the garage on two tiles, with a new garden furniture cover I ordered for them, and some weight on top.

Should do the job well . For a set of 4 tyres such as Nankang, Goodride etc - this is more than good enough!! The cover just about doubles their used value





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Thanks, I guess I have a job now for the first dry day

I think an Avensis could be on the cards as the next car, yours just looks better after each post.

They are great cars, pretty much totally reliable other than anything you can easily search for online (especially petrols) and not crazy to maintain.

They ain’t ever going to rival an M5 on the road for performance or driver engagement but if you want a reliable, well engineered car with a proven track record, an Avensis (or pretty much any Toyota) is ideal.


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Do you have a link to the furniture cover? Seems like a decent way of doing things.
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Old 19-11-2018, 01:45 PM   #408
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The Avensis petrol is also available with one of the best real-world automatic gearboxes out there. It's Toyota's "Multidrive S" CVT, and while I know they are anathema to most "car people", this one is a bit different.

Firstly, it has all the benefits of a CVT - ie under normal use it's seamless because there literally aren't any gears. Living in suburban south Manchester it makes stop and go traffic far less trying. It also has a responsive and most of all, predictable kickdown so effectively you've got torque on demand via variable gearing. It has a manual mode so if you need to choose and hold a gear for say, overtaking purposes, you can do so. Or you can also press the "Sport" button - it basically sharpens the throttle and shortens the ratios it picks, and allows the engine to rev to the redline. Whilst it seems a little odd in a family estate, if you know you will need all the performance the engine has to offer (again, overtaking is the obvious use case) it will give it to you.

Plus on top of all of this it covers a great range of ratios than the manual, so it can hold a really long gear on the motorway, but again instantly drop the ratio a bit if you need a bit of extra oomph. There is also no real economy penalty compared to the same car / engine with a manual.

Just make sure you get the fluid changed at a Toyota garage, as there is a specific fluid and procedure to be followed that differs from a "normal" ATF. That said, it's not a dear job and even doing it once every four years is being careful. More than worth the tradeoff IMO.
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Do you have a link to the furniture cover? Seems like a decent way of doing things.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F232636581381

It’s the chair stack cover from the drop down
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Top stuff, thanks very much.
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