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Field of Dreams - Camping weekend 8/9/10 September - Is there any appetite for fixing a Visa 1124cc head gasket?

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#241 OFFLINE   chaseracer

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:07 PM

Depends what time you get there...  ;)


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:20 PM

Well, I reckon lunchtime should be possible...
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#243 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:44 PM

I'm not committing yet, but have put it in my diary.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 AM

I bought a replacement generator yesterday so power tools can be used. 2.7 KVA, 240/110.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:41 AM

If power tools include a pressure washer and hoover and a boot full of detailing stuff I'm all ears...
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Posted Yesterday, 09:57 AM

Ace. That means we'll be able to light up the snooker room.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:07 AM

If power tools include a pressure washer and hoover and a boot full of detailing stuff I'm all ears...

 

Do you have one of those orbital polisher things? I keep thinking about getting one as I am too lazy to polish a car by hand (especially one as big as an XM) but I have no idea which one to get or how to use it. I would probably end up making the paint worse knowing my luck.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:27 AM

No I don't sadly. Would like one, and someone here offered to lend me one, but it's finding the time to use it.

Whereas I'd happily set up in a corner of the field of dreams and spend all weekend detailing something! Even by hand it'll be fine, I have a good arsenal of filler heavy polishes.

I didn't buy one with my bonus this year, if next years is half decent I will. I stocked up my kit this year, although my pressure washer hasn't got many uses left in it! That's quite cheap though
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Posted Yesterday, 11:40 AM

Ace. That means we'll be able to light up the snooker room.

Sadly the sink I was going to acquire for the master en suite vanished 2 days after I posted about it. Sorry


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Posted Yesterday, 12:36 PM

No I don't sadly. Would like one, and someone here offered to lend me one, but it's finding the time to use it.

Whereas I'd happily set up in a corner of the field of dreams and spend all weekend detailing something! Even by hand it'll be fine, I have a good arsenal of filler heavy polishes.

I didn't buy one with my bonus this year, if next years is half decent I will. I stocked up my kit this year, although my pressure washer hasn't got many uses left in it! That's quite cheap though

 

I have a polisher, the cost to use it is our ZX needs attention!

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Posted Yesterday, 02:45 PM

Permission to go all detailing world on it? Plus I'll probably end up zoning out a bit, and not help with other stuff... There's probably a good few hours work just getting that ready for polish, then a few hours work after polishing it...

Do you have polish too? If I get on well with it could I borrow it now and again?

Might book Friday off...
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Posted Yesterday, 06:19 PM

Mrs 6cyl kindly threw me the keys of that ZX so we could go into town to get food one evening at SF16.  It's rather grunty.


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it does frog well



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Posted Yesterday, 07:37 PM

Permission to go all detailing world on it? Plus I'll probably end up zoning out a bit, and not help with other stuff... There's probably a good few hours work just getting that ready for polish, then a few hours work after polishing it...

Do you have polish too? If I get on well with it could I borrow it now and again?

Might book Friday off...

 

I like Mequiars products, a bit more expensive than some but not the silly prices of the premium brands in the weird polish world. I am particularly found of the Meguiars  Ultimate Compound and Ultimate liquid wax. I have some for the ZX and have been planning to do it for months.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:39 PM

it does frog well

 

All the way and back!

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Posted Yesterday, 07:47 PM

I like Mequiars products, a bit more expensive than some but not the silly prices of the premium brands in the weird polish world. I am particularly found of the Meguiars  Ultimate Compound and Ultimate liquid wax. I have some for the ZX and have been panning to do it for months.


I have the meguiars tyre gel, but found the polish and waxes too greasy. I usually use autoglym but also have the poor boys black hole and blue paste carnuba wax.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:11 PM

I have found the Ultimate compound is fantastic on old flat solid paint. My MGB GT had dull patchy paint when I bought it and several times I rejuvenated it with different products but in each case the paint went dull within a few weeks. Using Meguiars products it looks a lot better and lasts several months instead of weeks. It seems to have moistened the old paint and I am hoping it will do the same for the ZX.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:49 PM

Meguiars is one brand I've never tried. I've only got poorboys, autoglym and farcela polish, and half a bottle of menzerna compound
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Posted Today, 11:06 AM

Or instead of car cleaning we could go rescue a Daewoo for Eddy Ramrod and he comes and gets it at leisure?

 

The Pre-booked MOT situation would have to be watertight though as it'll involve the M25


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