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Another job done! The headlights, whilst not getting a mention on the mot were looking shit

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I'd seen a guy post about doing headlights before on fb and indeed earlier this week he posted again, so I sent him a message, and he came this morning

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Their still yellowed but shiny as fuck now, sadly I think that's as good as they'll come, hopefully they last a bit longer now. I may even be able to see better too. The drivers side is worse. 

Pleased with it for £25 though, and he worked through the pissing rain. Annoyingly he wiped his work down and dulled the beading slightly 

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  • beko1987 changed the title to Xsara - Cateracts lessened
28 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

Another job done! The headlights, whilst not getting a mention on the mot were looking shit

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I'd seen a guy post about doing headlights before on fb and indeed earlier this week he posted again, so I sent him a message, and he came this morning

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Their still yellowed but shiny as fuck now, sadly I think that's as good as they'll come, hopefully they last a bit longer now. I may even be able to see better too. The drivers side is worse. 

Pleased with it for £25 though, and he worked through the pissing rain. Annoyingly he wiped his work down and dulled the beading slightly 

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never paid attention to xsara 2 headlaamps really before

wow

those are interesting!

i like!

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1 minute ago, maxxo said:

never paid attention to xsara 2 headlaamps really before

wow

those are interesting!

i like!

Bloody expensive too, £250+ a side is the cheapest new I've found 😢

Part of the reason I had them done now before they got so bad they were too far gone to do

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21 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

Bloody expensive too, £250+ a side is the cheapest new I've found 😢

Part of the reason I had them done now before they got so bad they were too far gone to do

Sam I've used the following method countless times and they come up looking as good as new. 

 

I've tried a few methods but genuinely, with patience and minimal tools/equipment, you will have them looking better than the bloke you paid £25 to.

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  • 4 months later...

Since the last update, I've probably driven it 300 miles... Either way, it was filthy so me and Eva went to mums and washed it

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When Eva got bored and went away I got on with a foam, rinse, wash with dodo juice wax safe shampoo then a rinse and dry and fuck me. It looks mint again! Probably one more wash in the wax before it's gone completely, I might look into the cheaper ceramic coating kits this year... I can't wash cars often enough to have wax stay beading and nice, but when I can wash them I can do it very safely, so maybe it's an idea? 

Also did my stepdads car since I was using their driveway, electricity, coffee, toilet, driveway etc. Seemed fair 

Also fitted the new wiper blades I bought at Christmas time... No slight streaking in drizzle now 👍 Kept the old set in the boot, be useful for something at the FoD when we next visit, their not too bad, but wipers are about the one thing that bugs me in a car... Can ignore most other things but as soon as the wipers leave wet smears in the dark and drizzle I'm fucked 😂

We also vacuumed them out and it no longer smells stale

Still not bought new bulbs, nor a new indicator stalk, nor looked into the rusty wing yet... Another day

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  • beko1987 changed the title to Xsara - Washed
  • 3 months later...

After a visit to the FoD this weekend the car was full of grass, and not the fun kind

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Appropriate tools were deployed

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And over the next hour I went at it

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The drill brush is amazing even dry, pulls the pile up and the sand out a treat

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The rust on the front wing is getting quite bad annoyingly, and she's due an oil change and the new fuel filter I've had forever. Plus I'd like to get the wheels off, I've not checked everything for over a year and the brake performance is a bit meh, may be time for new discs and pads and flexi's at the front this year. Plus the indicator still doesn't properly work but that's electrical and I'm scared of it plus it was an advisory last year its probably going to be an advisory this year. 

It ticked over 164k the other day too 🥳 Good car... 

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