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Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon May 29, 2017 8:30 pm

So after looking at Nicks so clean engine bay this weekend on line I thought I must start cleaning under there .I took my wash bottle off yes it's had over spray on it and also waxoyl from 30 years of use .
I found that I have a very little amount of surface rust as there seems to be quite a lot of pre drilled holes under there .

So rub down treated with good old rust treatment and left the wash bottle in a bucket with bleach in .

3 hours later and ready to paint the small area waited to dry , I started to clean the wash bottle I did find that using macleans freshmint toothpaste was a great Top Tip it got rid of the yellow look also it really did the trick .

Last coat of paint , waited to dry and just fitted the wash bottle back tonight .

That's one job of my list :cool:

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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby pbar » Tue May 30, 2017 6:12 am

That looks great, like brand new. I need to do mine inside and out too.

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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue May 30, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi,
Great job! I might have to try the toothpaste trick if it produces results like that.

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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Arya2.0S » Tue May 30, 2017 4:01 pm

Looks great. I did this too a long time ago and has held up well since.

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Postby Caprifan Rob » Tue May 30, 2017 4:36 pm

Looks good & of course, smells minty fresh :D. Nick has a lot to answer for .. ;)

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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed May 31, 2017 9:10 pm

Brilliant job there Jason. Looks fantasic mate :applaud:

I soaked mine in a bucket of bleach for a week, but even at that did not come up perfect. Your tip of toothpaste is great. Nice one Jason :D
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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed May 31, 2017 10:06 pm

Cheers nick and you are the guru on clean engines :beer:

I did use the wife's sponge scrubber thing on the bottle as well also with 3 kids don't have the heart to tell the wife it was me who used all the toothpaste up .
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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby ollyw » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:09 am

:xd: looks great.

I'm feeling jealous now!
Time to sort mine out! How did you apply the toothpaste? With a cloth I assume??

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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:39 am

Also I used the wife's sponge thing from the kitchen with the rough edge ,

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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby pbar » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:51 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Also I used the wife's sponge thing from the kitchen with the rough edge ,


I think you mean a scouring pad :) It comes to something when I can offer info from anything related to the kitchen!

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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:02 pm

That's the thing , we could start a game with a kitchen thing and we have to guess what it is or used for .

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Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:14 pm

Jasonmarie wrote: we could start a game with a kitchen thing and we have to guess what it is or used for


Ok Jason, can I go first please fella. Can anyone tell me what this is and what it is for ?? Its been there for ages. Seen the missus using it but the bleedin thing keeps catching fire ? Any help much appreciated :)

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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Caprifan Rob » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:36 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote: we could start a game with a kitchen thing and we have to guess what it is or used for


Ok Jason, can I go first please fella. Can anyone tell me what this is and what it is for ?? Its been there for ages. Seen the missus using it but the bleedin thing keeps catching fire ? Any help much appreciated :)

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Can't help you there sorry. Anyone know what this is ? looks kind of scary :?

https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl= ... mrc&uact=8

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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:58 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote: Anyone know what this is ? looks kind of scary :?

https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl= ... mrc&uact=8


Don't know what its for Rob but we have one. Ours is bleedin useless though fella as it keeps overheating if I plug it in. Keep telling the missus but she gets very annoyed with me...
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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:11 pm

I know this it's easy nicks piture is nasa launch pad in the good old USA as I think that gets hot . I bet not many people know it's really in Nicks kitchen , I guess all Top Secret and all that stuff

And caprifan picture is a 1992 Nokia phone what was used by bankers in the City ..


Think they need to be a lot harder next time ... :beer:
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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:42 am

What's this "kitchen" that people keep mentioning? :?

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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby pbar » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:13 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Can anyone tell me what this is and what it is for ?? Its been there for ages.


Is the thing at the top left a bowl of popcorn?

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Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:25 pm

Does look like pop corn also looks like ice cream on the right ...

Ice cream is for weekends only in our house . That's the wife's rules not mine ..
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Re: Wash bottle clean up ....

Postby Paul G » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:39 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote: Anyone know what this is ? looks kind of scary :?

https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl= ... mrc&uact=8


Don't know what its for Rob but we have one. Ours is bleedin useless though fella as it keeps overheating if I plug it in. Keep telling the missus but she gets very annoyed with me...


Someone bought me one like that when I bought my house 12 years ago. It's still in the cupboard, in its box with the plastic wrapping still on it!

However I find the flame throwing device useful when I bent a couple of toothbrushes to clean inside both the washer and expansion bottles on my Laser.

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Postby pbar » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:43 am

Caprifan Rob wrote: Anyone know what this is ? looks kind of scary :?

https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl= ... mrc&uact=8


Is it for applying heat to seized up nuts and bolts to free them?