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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:42 am 
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right ok then here i go

ive had enough of all these oak trees leaking over my car which is killing the paint! so i had a look on here on saturday morning and found out what the best thing to do about it and took a trip to my local halford! ( i know i know)

anyways, got all the cleaning bits, mitts, drying clothes etc etcl, as the car was really bad i took it over to my girlfriends as she has a pressure washer :devil: . so after two goes on that and a wash i thought umm ok it could be better...so wash it again...... there ya go i thought to myself.

now for the other part. got myself a clean car now for the t-cut!

as the car is RED its faded on drivers side, bonnet, and boot. after doing a once over sat evening when it was nice and cool the final result ws 95% better than it was.

so stage 3 of cleaning my car will begin and end tonight! i got some of this nice wax stuff (cant remember the name of it now :doh: ) and will be going over the car tonight, im hoping it will polish up nicly and get rid of some of the swirls etc. so another wash then wax tonight.

i didnt get any pics of it before washing it sat but i will take some of it before i start today before washing it etc.

wish me luck.

Michael

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ive still got the si but its still in the garage waiting for money to be hosed at it......im refusing to scrap it :x


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:17 pm 
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Good luck with the rest of it :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:31 pm 
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i feel your pain with the tree's.
my drive out back has tree's next to it on the patch of grass.
and they get my car full of crap.
i wash it till its gleaming 2 days later its back to normal :x and i use a cover 2. :(

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:08 am 
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thats not good!

thanks for comments.

well after work and when the girlfriend got back i went round to hers to start. the results are amazing :) , can actually see myself in the paintwork! couldnt get any pics that came out good so i left that part of things. but im very pleased with the result and hope it protects the paint well enough.

thanks again FSI.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:34 am 
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You have waxed it haven't you? That's your paint protection...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:58 pm 
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yeah i have which i know will protect it, and if i get my arse into gear and to it like once a month then it should be ok.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:34 pm 
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my car used to be parked under a tree all the time for years and the only way i found to keep the paint looking good was constantly cleaning it (i used to do mine around 3-4 times a week)

the wax will take a beating if you are parked under there after it has rained also so you will find that you need to keep topping up

other option is to get a car cover but not the cheap nasty ones from halfords or argos

get some pics up when you can

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:19 am 
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3-4 times a week! wow thats crazy!

im constantly dodging trees at the moment more so the huge ones than the smaller ones.....on the plus side im on early shift this week so i get home when mo one is parked on the street so i can usually choose where to park :thumbsup:

will try and get some pics up when i can

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Whenever I go to my gf's moms I have to park under a tree, the whole street is lined with them, and the sap that falls off is ridiculous! The floor is sticky because of it, and the state of people's cars there is a joke :lol:

I couldn't deal with that. Move house mate!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:11 am 
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sounds like my road lol.

only moved in 5 months ago and didnt really think of the trees when i moved there :doh:

outside my house theres like 4 huge trees just waiting for cars to be under them lol :x

oh well, i should ring the local council and complain :lolz: see what they would say!

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Just set fire to them all :lol:

Ask the council for compensation for the amount of times you've had to have the car detailed ;) And the fact it's ruining your paint :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:36 pm 
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:lol: i might just have the nerve to try that one lol


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EvilDes wrote:
I couldn't deal with that. Move house mate!
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