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19 minutes ago, sdkrc said:

@SRi05, do you have a link to the stuff you bought? I have more faded trim than I could shake a stick at

Only if you promise not to faint 

 

Gtechniq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer 15ml - Revitalize Tired, Faded, Discoloured Car and Vehicle Trim - Premium Weather Protection, UV Resistant, Leaves No Unattractive Gloss - 2 Year Durability https://amzn.eu/d/56JtVEf

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9 minutes ago, SRi05 said:

Only if you promise not to faint 

 

Gtechniq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer 15ml - Revitalize Tired, Faded, Discoloured Car and Vehicle Trim - Premium Weather Protection, UV Resistant, Leaves No Unattractive Gloss - 2 Year Durability https://amzn.eu/d/56JtVEf

Amazing stuff. I’ve got a bottle to use on the Avensis on a few small bits. Nothing else comes close to how good this stuff is 

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I’ve used that stuff back in the day and it is very good. 
 

These days I’m not into ‘detailing’ and more just cost effective ways of making things look less shit. 
 

Read on forums over the years about Cherry Blossom liquid shoe wax and how people have done their bumpers and years later it looks exactly the same with no fading.. I did the Transit months ago, posted pics in that thread and it still looks exactly the same now. For £1 a bottle it’s bloody amazing 

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6 minutes ago, JJ0063 said:

I’ve used that stuff back in the day and it is very good. 
 

These days I’m not into ‘detailing’ and more just cost effective ways of making things look less shit. 
 

Read on forums over the years about Cherry Blossom liquid shoe wax and how people have done their bumpers and years later it looks exactly the same with no fading.. I did the Transit months ago, posted pics in that thread and it still looks exactly the same now. For £1 a bottle it’s bloody amazing 

 

Double TDCI badges so you doubly know it's a turbo diesel with common rail injection. 😎

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2 hours ago, SRi05 said:

Only if you promise not to faint 

 

Gtechniq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer 15ml - Revitalize Tired, Faded, Discoloured Car and Vehicle Trim - Premium Weather Protection, UV Resistant, Leaves No Unattractive Gloss - 2 Year Durability https://amzn.eu/d/56JtVEf

Not too bad for something that really works. I thought it would be 60 from your warning.

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Simoniz bumper and trim wax is pretty good for about £6 from Tesco. I don't spray it though, I pour it into an old aerosol lid and wipe it on with an old rag or use an old paintbrush to put it on tyre sidewalls. It lasts as good as anything else I have tried, admittedly I haven't ever spent alot though.

 

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Don't use the Meguiars stuff it's junk.

Cherry Blossom does work well. Apply liberally and it helps if you give it a couple of coats as it will soak in. 

I have tried boiled Linseed oil, works well inside steel frames and always found it to be a bit too sticky?

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Just now, cobblers said:

Does it pop up on your TV when he arrives 😅?

No, on my phone! Even when I'm not at home. 

He called round the other week. Very bloody cheeky. Kept asking for the previous owner of the address.  Then who I was. Had to ask him 3 times who he was until he said "I'm your local TV licence inspector". I said "no thanks"  and locked the door. He must get that a lot. 

They're so bloody pushy. I must fill out that online "I don't need one" but I loath to give them any details. Or I should just buy one. I dunno. 

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9 hours ago, JJ0063 said:

I’ve used that stuff back in the day and it is very good. 
 

These days I’m not into ‘detailing’ and more just cost effective ways of making things look less shit. 
 

Read on forums over the years about Cherry Blossom liquid shoe wax and how people have done their bumpers and years later it looks exactly the same with no fading.. I did the Transit months ago, posted pics in that thread and it still looks exactly the same now. For £1 a bottle it’s bloody amazing 

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Any link for the cherry blossom? I can only see it at £5 or £6 ish.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=cherry+blossom+liquid+shoe+polish+black&rh=n%3A355005011%2Cp_89%3ACherry+Blossom&dc&ds=v1%3Ac7lXPIvZXP%2Fdah12JNjIPrvWHUpbbisEHL%2BIsDlcmXk&crid=IRBD60V1HN1R&qid=1656353672&rnid=1632651031&sprefix=Cherry+blossom+liquid%2Caps%2C158&ref=sr_nr_p_89_2

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12 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

I got it in Poundland

Also seen it in Morrisons and also Savers (the Superdrug type shop) weirdly enough. 

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7 hours ago, juular said:

Boiled linseed oil is another cheap alternative that lasts ages and smells nice.

+1 on this, a 500ml bottle lasts ages and it does really work. About £3 a go, but it has been about 5 years since I bought some.

It's a little bit self-ignitey on rags, so if you apply it, use kitchen roll and burn it after use, or if you use an old rag, just don't leave it in direct sunlight. I've never had any issues, but apparently it is a 'thing' 

Also good for rust proofing as per @loserone post

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2 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

A rag isn't a rag unless it has a flashpoint. 

When I was a kid I used a magnifying glass with a boiled Linseed rag. I'd remembered Father Spurious telling me about it being rather flammable. 

It literally started smoking a minute or two later after focusing the sun and poof, up it went. 

Right little arsonist I was. 

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6 minutes ago, Metal Guru said:

Because only about 57 people in the whole of Wales actually speak Welsh, so on an important road sign, it makes sense to put English first.

57 ?  I think it's probably more. I say this because my English sister got a job at Bangor university, and had to learn Welsh within 3 years, and has to make sure all meeting minutes are available in Welsh and English.  My parents invited 60 people to their 60th Wedding Anniversary and at least 30 of them were Welsh speakers.  Including my parents. (Both born and raised in Lancashire) 

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On 6/19/2022 at 5:40 PM, Floatylight said:

I haz agreed to do a buy!

In typical autoshite fashion, £600, moon miles, retail silver with rust bless, no MoT, not seen it running and won't run unless it's started on easy start and I've not really got anywhere to store it.

😂

Update...

So having agreed to purchase I set about getting this thing running, out of MOT in January, not been opened since... buying from BIL and he's read that fault can be caused by ignition switch module failing.  Went out to it today armed with a new switch block, connected up Aldi jump pack and started first flick of the key... Result!!

So just need to get a couple of tyres and get it booked in for an MOT and conversion into a day van can commence!  Ideally could of been a bit bigger but for £600 I'll make it work...

Bil has owned it from almost new, used every day for work, put over 200k on it, retired it and decided to create a camper, put the side windows in then lost interest when it dawned on him he had driven it 200k and the last thing he wanted to do was drive it any further when on holiday, couldn't be arsed dealing with Joe public and wanted it gone..

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