I have new bits ......

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby pbar » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:12 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes it gives the engine bay a lift I think


Very true that is, just cleaning one small item in there and putting it back in, makes a big overall difference!

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:37 pm

I spoke to a elderly gent at this years CCI and I loved he’s way of life as he said around 1pm he gets his crossword and heads down to his man cave ( garage) and sits in a chair looking at his Capri doing his crossword and if I think that bolt or nut could do with a clean I will give it the love that you should .

He must have been around 80 but what a grand life .
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:56 pm

Jasonmarie wrote: heads down to his man cave ( garage) and sits in a chair looking at his Capri
He must have been around 80 but what a grand life .

You know what, it's not a bad way to spend a day is it? :)

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:19 pm

Andrew I could spend my days like that very easy , So back to part Two of the coolent bottom so she had almost a week in bleach with a good scrub down using a toothbrush ( lucky the mother in law has a spare here to use ) so then back in the bucket of bleach .
So yes has cleaned up really well but I still think she has a touch of yellow so I am going for a acid type clock cleaning solution.
It might be the biggest mistake but worth a play .
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:35 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So yes has cleaned up really well but I still think she has a touch of yellow so I am going for a acid type clock cleaning solution.
It might be the biggest mistake but worth a play .
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Hi Jason,
I think it looks really good as it is, and what a transformation from how it was before.
It would be a shame to damage it by trying to clean it further in a cleaning solution that may react with the aged plastic.

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:16 pm

It’s still yellowish so I hoping this stuff works as the camera makes it more white then it is , I should be ok have just checked and all seems fine so will wash out in the morning and check .

Fingers crossed all will be fine .

I love these mad projects and see how things can be brought back from dirt , grime , and time really . Yes need to see more of the famous Tea Towel........
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:04 pm

I am please to inform the yellow has gone also some tiny bits of darker yellow on one side . Also I did use a lot of the solution so was able to put most back in the bottle so did not waste any .
Yes I am very pleased now .

I now wonder if I could just use the solution first ? Tempted to buy another bottle if nice and cheap then we can have a spare for anybody who needs one or could even do a swap over system .

A thought for thought message for Andrew
I wonder what and how it would come up in a ultrasonic cleaning machine ?
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:09 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:A thought for thought message for Andrew
I wonder what and how it would come up in a ultrasonic cleaning machine ?

Only one way to find out! :D
Are you fitting this one to your car now it has come up like new?

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:24 pm

Yes will do but will have to pull the car right out as she tucked in on that side but might just leave it for now and get Tickover to do a full coolent swap also I just read on Facebook about the fuel lines and might get them change over to these .
https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/ ... gKYa_D_BwE
And another bumper over rider on the front now .
See my list is going up Already .
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:16 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Will update in a week , the brass screen wash is still ok

How's it looking now Jason?
I thought I'd give mine another polish today. My Dremel packed up halfway through the job, so I've got one tarnished washer jet and one half polished one! :banghead:

Half way through the polishing:

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Now I've got to wait for a new swich to arrive for the Dremel until I can complete the job...

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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:44 pm

It’s raining cats and dogs here at the moment I did have a look this week and it looks the same .
Will save that for nextweeks clocks go back Sunday special .... :cool:
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Re: I have new bits ......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:59 pm

How's that washer jet looking Jason?
I had a spare hour or so today, I managed to finish mine.

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While I was at it....

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It isn't perfect but it'll do.

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