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2 hours ago, Wingz123 said:

Bloody nora, that looks very smart! What wax have you used? 

like always i use autoglymn 's super resin polish.

 

2 hours ago, jumpingjehovahs said:

I love how much you love this car. It’s getting treated better than probably any other Picasso on the road. Top work!


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oh yeah! it's rewarded me with perfect reliability. kinda proud that mine is one of the nicest ones out there

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next job is to remove the wheel trims and spray paint the wheels black again so they don't look rusty and old.

after that it will be time to install rear parking sensors

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If you decide to part with those wheel trims......I'd like some of these please! 

Mud flaps do look VERY smart! I somehow managed to rip half of my mud flap out on the back so need to fix that this weekend!

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they are some very splendid wheel trims indeed! i do have a spare set i need to restore (full of scratches)

i do like a car with genuine wheel trims and mudflaps.......

my main thing i have been looking at are wheel trims on cars, oh and what brand tyres people have..............as you can imagine i am a very exciting person

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What do you do to counter this one.....

Ok so as is typical with this time of year the dirty spray off cars and trucks hits my windscreen......what to do so I am not spraying windscreen wash on the window every 30 seconds?....or is that just unavoidable....?

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i tend to do a single wipe as soon as the spray hits the windscreen, then use the washers every 10 mins or so is usually works unless you leave it slightly too long and it smears

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1 hour ago, Wingz123 said:

What do you do to counter this one.....

Ok so as is typical with this time of year the dirty spray off cars and trucks hits my windscreen......what to do so I am not spraying windscreen wash on the window every 30 seconds?....or is that just unavoidable....?

Unavoidable in my experience - I get through about 5 litres a week in winter.

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Gotta get around to fitting my Amazon specials Mudflaps....

And what roof bars are those????? 

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On 11/18/2019 at 4:46 PM, maxxo said:

I'd saw my arm off for the digital climate control panel in my picasso but it's so not worth the faff on it will be to replace it

I have that fitted...and cruise control...and Huuuggeeee sunroof, and tow bar...well it IS an Exclusive.. Not a fan of the Alloys fitted though - too much like wheel trims!!

would also prefer 16" rims as the 15's are about £10 a corner more expensive round here!!!!

some nice 5 (large ) spoke ones plz

 

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On 11/20/2019 at 10:37 AM, maxxo said:

stupid road trip completed without issue, parcel shelf collected and installed.

didn't get the chance to take any pics but i will be performing a full detail on said picasso today

did you get the clips for the top of the Hatch???

must admit the rear bind is great .....I still want my windows tinted though!!

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2 hours ago, bezzabsa said:

did you get the clips for the top of the Hatch???

must admit the rear bind is great .....I still want my windows tinted though!!

i did not, however i improvised and made my own......the blind is honestly the best thing ever and saves being blinded.

2 hours ago, Wingz123 said:

@maxxo let me know if you decide to part with either set of wheel trims....

Thank you,

 

James 

i will do, they are 15 inch, when i have time...probably next week i will sand them down and repaint them

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12 hours ago, bezzabsa said:

I have that fitted...and cruise control...and Huuuggeeee sunroof, and tow bar...well it IS an Exclusive.. Not a fan of the Alloys fitted though - too much like wheel trims!!

would also prefer 16" rims as the 15's are about £10 a corner more expensive round here!!!!

some nice 5 (large ) spoke ones plz

 

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oh my.........exclusive......sun roof.....AND ROOF BARS! now that is pornographic!

i'm trying to hard to make mine an exclusive, i'm just not a fan of alloys

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3 hours ago, maxxo said:

oh my.........exclusive......sun roof.....AND ROOF BARS! now that is pornographic!

i'm trying to hard to make mine an exclusive, i'm just not a fan of alloys

Nope, i'm not a fan of these alloys......keep looking at C4 alloys, but not paying £300 a set!!!!!

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todays task was to repaint the wheels.......for no other reason than i was bored,

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Rear ones were the worst, obviously due to rear drum brakes and no brake dust mixed in the 14 years of crap on them

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I used plastic spray paint, sure i know it's unsuitable for this but come on it looks way better, not the best paint job on earth due to running out of paint

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once everything is clean it will look really good, it already looks great under the trims.

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general update:

All together running good, almost at 93,000 miles so about 9k in my ownership over the past 6 months,

In that time i have had all tyres replaced, brake pipes replaced, 2 oil changes, new clutch, new ball joint, sills welded and new wiper blades.....total cost for everything in repairs £575, which isn't too bad for a car i got for free which i saved from the scrapyard.

I have fitted genuine roof bars, wind deflectors, replaced a few interior pieces, new parcel shelf, mud flaps, restored the exterior plastics, painted the tow bar, sorted out the engine cover,replaced all door speakers and the rest is just a full service,

For a first car i'm glad i did it this way, i have my dream car and i have learned a lot and had a lot of fun sorting everything out and making it as good as possible.

I plan to keep this car for a good while yet as it's a damn lot better than most picassos out there.

i have complete faith in this car to perform reliably

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Flippin heck I didnt realise you got it for free!! Mucho respecto! 

Keep this thread going....I like reading about it and it gives me inspiration to get on and tidy up the xantia....well I'll go as far as I can with it - there are some pretty serious dents and scrapes on it but love smooth runner! 

Get the inside on the go....seats out, wetvac, drill brushes the lot 😁😁😁👍

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