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Eshrules
15-08-2007, 09:44 PM
not one to complain <wink> long and short of it, middle of longsight, some passat took a dislike to me, thought he'd run me off the road, the results of which are below.

took APC at a 2:1 mix, White spirit and a whole lot of elbow grease to get the stuff off :Blush2:

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Eshrules
15-08-2007, 09:46 PM
wheels were then polished with SRP, sealed with EGP and then xxx'd afterwards, of course, i couldnt leave the car with just one wheel clean and the rest of it filthy, so....

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JR001
21-08-2007, 06:55 PM
A great clean up there, not exactly a 5 min job either.
Good stuff.

m4xmw
22-08-2007, 07:40 AM
Its a great comeback...

There are some kn*bs on the road!


Mark

Eshrules
22-08-2007, 09:35 AM
i know... i really wanted to leather him, but that guy on my shoulder said no :(

i dont know if you can see it, but in the very last picture, you can see some 'bronzing' of the wheel, presumably where he has 'burnt' my wheel?

is there anyway to get this off, or am i better off just leaving it, im not bothering to refurb the wheels, they're all pretty badly kerbed and chipped so i may as well get new rims to be honest :Blush2:

m4xmw
22-08-2007, 11:19 AM
Its possibly tarnished the lacquer?

It may be possible to remove it ...

Need to see it in the flesh really?

Do you not fancy refurbing the alloys yourself?

Quite straightforward and you can do one at a time?


Ps you did right not to react... so many deaths etc caused by a "nothing incident" and someone carrying a knife etc, just not worth it!

Mark

Eshrules
22-08-2007, 12:18 PM
Its possibly tarnished the lacquer?

It may be possible to remove it ...

Need to see it in the flesh really?

Do you not fancy refurbing the alloys yourself?

Quite straightforward and you can do one at a time?


Ps you did right not to react... so many deaths etc caused by a "nothing incident" and someone carrying a knife etc, just not worth it!

Mark

im not sure.... the wheels are quite badly chipped, especially around some of the nut holes where the old set of locking nuts had to be knocked out :( if you think its possible though, id be more than willing to give it a go with some advice ;)

we're supposed to be meeting up soon to go to costco anyway :approve:

m4xmw
22-08-2007, 01:34 PM
Maybe I could give you some pointers etc, should you come with me to costco?

Did you want to go in the next week or so?

Mark

Eshrules
22-08-2007, 01:46 PM
Maybe I could give you some pointers etc, should you come with me to costco?

Did you want to go in the next week or so?

Mark

sounds good to me ;) ill only be looking though as i've just imported a shed load of new stock....

m4xmw
22-08-2007, 01:57 PM
ok, I need a load more mf cloths, its only got a very small automotive section, the rest is food, tv`s and electricals,clothes etc?

I think the mf are 7 quid for 25 .... cant remember exactly..


Mark

Eshrules
22-08-2007, 02:04 PM
ok, I need a load more mf cloths, its only got a very small automotive section, the rest is food, tv`s and electricals,clothes etc?

I think the mf are 7 quid for 25 .... cant remember exactly..


Mark


ooh im sure for less than 10 i could get some, well you'll get them and ill pay you back outside :p

when you've decided a day mate, pm me to let me know ;) its just off broadway the costco in chadderton isn't it?:Blush2:

m4xmw
22-08-2007, 02:59 PM
Ok will do, yes thats the one on Broadway.

Not a prob..


Mark

rewindnottm
22-08-2007, 06:29 PM
those look great