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Offline kamilb1998

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Think it needed a wash...
« on: 21, December, 2012 - 17:57:40 »
Last time it got a wash was in September and now with the start of the Christmas break at school I thought I'd give it a good clean;

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After -




And in it's resting place for the next two weeks -



The resprayed chassis is holding up surprisingly well - only a little surface rust showing on the pressed joint, but this should come out given a good enough clean.

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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #1 on: 21, December, 2012 - 18:15:17 »
Where did you go since September  :o :o :o :o

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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #2 on: 21, December, 2012 - 18:41:17 »
Where did you go since September  :o :o :o :o

I use it for commuting to school - covered over 400 miles since September.

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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #3 on: 21, December, 2012 - 18:44:06 »
Oh OK. Woo 400 miles :o :o :o :o
I could not use mine for school because it would be stolen in no time flat  :P :P :( :(
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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #4 on: 21, December, 2012 - 18:51:01 »
Probably the most used c5 for quite a while  8)

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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #5 on: 21, December, 2012 - 19:10:04 »
Probably the most used c5 for quite a while  8)

Must be! No one is mad enough to use one daily ;)


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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #6 on: 21, December, 2012 - 19:10:54 »
Oh OK. Woo 400 miles :o :o :o :o
I could not use mine for school because it would be stolen in no time flat  :P :P :( :(

There is little chance of it getting stolen at my school - I have permission to park in the staff car park.

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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #7 on: 21, December, 2012 - 19:17:28 »
At my school you have to walk through the staff car park to get to the school. It is not really a car park it is just some mud really  ::) ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #8 on: 21, December, 2012 - 19:18:16 »
Hi kamilb,

looking at the third photo I would say you need some kind of inner wheel arch.

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There is little chance of it getting stolen at my school - I have permission to park in the staff car park.
Do they have armed guards there?   :) :) :)

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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #9 on: 21, December, 2012 - 20:09:09 »
Hi kamilb,

looking at the third photo I would say you need some kind of inner wheel arch.

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There is little chance of it getting stolen at my school - I have permission to park in the staff car park.
Do they have armed guards there?   :) :) :)

I was thinking about some form of inner arch - would make it much easier to clean.

It's parked next to the caretakers' hut and they keep an eye on it. :D

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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #10 on: 21, December, 2012 - 20:18:09 »
That wheel arch idea, that could be Chas' next little project  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Think it needed a wash...
« Reply #11 on: 27, December, 2012 - 20:26:08 »
I see what you mean Kamilb, I was out on my C5 with my dad and we went down a long Carriageway on the footpath then we came across this flood where cars have been through and had flooded the footpath, the deepest it got was less than an inch, the puddle was about 6 meters long I went through it at about 5 mph or less, when I got home I had a look underneath and it was filthy
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