Chris's LY 200t.

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Chris, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Excellent results mate, looks fantastic.
     
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  2. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Glad you managed to devote some time to the Clio in the end Chris :smile: well worth the effort by the looks of that! That bay does definitely seem very 'busy' when it comes to cleaning!

    Hope the domestic stuff went well too buddy :wink:
     
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  3. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Thanks boys - yes it does look better and feel good for doing it!

    Put up a new coat rack, cleaned out fish tank, sorted out a cupboard, made a lasagne. Yes busy boy!
     
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  4. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    what a difference Chris..im not too keen on cleaning mine..not too much room to work with..looks really good..
     
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  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Good stuff Chris. Made a real difference:smiley:
     
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  6. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Busy boy today - shall update later!
     
  7. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Is there wheel removal involved, masking tape and paint maybe ?
     
  8. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    curious :thread:
     
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  9. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Good guesser!
     
  10. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    I correctly remembered some of your 'to be done' jobs then :smile:

    Look forward to piccies and the write-up........
     
  11. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Photos god damnit!!!

    :smiley:
     
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  12. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Spent a fair few hours this afternoon sorting out my arches/calipers and painting some rusty bits on the brake discs.

    Went as follows:

    • Wheels removed - one at a time.
    • Plenty of wheel cleaner all over arches and callipers and left to soak (also on coilovers)
    • Iron X on calliper
    • Plenty of scrubbing to get caked on crap shifted!
    • Pressure washed off
    • Soaked wheels then same again with Iron X - used plenty of this today!
    • Throughly cleaned
    • Arches sprayed with Chemical guys 'bare bones'
    • Painted visible rust with hammerite smooth black (I opted only to do the fronts as the rears already are painted, just its in a silver/grey rather than black, I may change this in the future just not sure yet)
    • Re-fit wheels with new TPI wheel bolts :smile:
    • Repeat with the other 3 wheels!


    A few things I noticed today:

    The coilovers are corroded a bit on the body, they are fine functionally, just visually not very impressive look - I know ohlins have had this issue also (foxy had it on his megane)
    The callipers - I bloody wish I had them painted from factory, they look ok but just can't beat that finish the factory gets.
    The wheels need re-painting... They are ok for now but I will want them refurbished perhaps next year (or in 3 years if my name is jimmy)
    Bloody pressure washer packed in


    A few pics - didnt take many as its not too exciting!

    (Note: 1, its a daily. and 2. its so low I can't get anything in there other than a pressure washer to clean the arches!)

    Before:
    33646646105_a4060f7e61_k.jpg IMG_3681 by Chris Morley, on Flickr

    After:
    33517472621_63492977f1_k.jpg IMG_3683 by Chris Morley, on Flickr

    33517459531_89aa30d546_k.jpg IMG_3687 by Chris Morley, on Flickr
     
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  13. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Tomorrow I will be:

    Full exterior clean
    Full interior clean including "pear'ing" the seats
    Sealing wheels + Tyres

    So there will be some better full pictures tomorrow :wink:
     
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  14. Gordini

    Gordini Paid Member

    Surrey
    Clio 200 Gordini
    Love your wheels Chris :smile: Great job on the cleaning!
     
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  15. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

    Manchester
    Clio 200 CUP
    Hope the weather is good for you tomorrow mate! I'm aiming for a full wash, clay and wax tomorrow so I've got all my fingers and toes crossed that Manchester can give me a bit of sunshine :uk:
     
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  16. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Yeah I checked and it looks good!

    I was cleaning today in shorts and a vest lol.

    Bloody hope so at least as I forgot to get the washing in and its got a bit damp as its gone dark so ive left it up so it dries in the morning! Will be pissed if it rains.

    Well that will be two of us then hopefully updating our progress threads tomorrow :smiley:
     
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  17. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

    Manchester
    Clio 200 CUP
    Sod's law, it's going to rain for the sole reason that you've left the washing out :tearsofjoy:

    Should be interesting for me tomorrow having never waxed a car before, I'm sure it will be a learning experience!
     
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  18. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Really?

    Piece of piss mate :smile:

    Just apply a thin layer and I try to apply it in the direction air moves over the car, but some apply it in circular motions! Leave it for a period of time (will say on tub) and buff off with a MF. Stand back and admire the shine!
     
  19. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

    Manchester
    Clio 200 CUP
    Thanks for the advice mate, appreciate it! :thumb:

    Would I need to wax the gloss black front bumper sections? Or does that require some sort of special wax or something :think:
     
  20. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    What wax you have?

    There are some waxes that have oils in them to aid bringing out warmth in some colours and make darker colours deeper for example.

    If its just a normal carnauba then you can apply it to most painted surfaces!
     

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