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Author Topic: My Mini Face Lift 2.5 CDX post rust bits sorted and a polish & wax - CLEAN NOW !  (Read 5182 times)

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DrAndyB

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Hi all,

Below are a few pics of my mini face lift 2.5 V6 CDX Omega.

I noticed a bit of bubbling under the bottom lip of both rear wheel arches, and bottom of rear passenger door had a corner of paint come away and was exposing a rusty bit  :'(

I wanted to catch the rot early so I bit the bullet and took her in for the full treatment where they did both rear wheel arches, sills off and did them, bottom of all doors and wax oiled wheel arches.

She was not quite to my "standard"  :D so I have now treated her to a fresh wax and polish.    Also did the headlights whilst I was there  :y

I have had her from new and currently just about to clock 59k mls on the clock !! 

Not bad for 14 year old mota !

Enjoy the pics. :)

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Lizzie_Zoom

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That is a lovely example!! 8) 8) 8) :-* :-*

Look after it for another 14 years and you will have a classic! :y :y
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Looks very nice  :y Is that Z380 Krypton Green  :-\ If so keep your eye on it when your in essex  or you may end up a door or two missing  ;D ;D ;D
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What a great looking and well looked after car  :y
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Looks very nice  :y Is that Z380 Krypton Green  :-\ If so keep your eye on it when your in essex  or you may end up a door or two missing  ;D ;D ;D

Thankfully she is Velvet Green  :y. My doors are safe  ;D

Time to get her tucked up under her duvet in the garage away from the elements :y
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Same colour as my MV6 minifacelift saloon z359 jungle/velvet green.

Quite a rare colour so I'm lead to believe.

Credit to you that is, looks lovely.

Mine needs some paint!

Cheers Dean
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Same colour as my MV6 minifacelift saloon z359 jungle/velvet green.

Quite a rare colour so I'm lead to believe.

Credit to you that is, looks lovely.

Mine needs some paint!

Cheers Dean

PM now sent Dean RE Bulbs and a link :y
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That is very nice, What polish and wax did you use? as mine badly needs to be done  :'( 
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Looks great  :y

How are you finding the Rainsport 3's?
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Looks very nice  :y Is that Z380 Krypton Green  :-\ If so keep your eye on it when your in essex  or you may end up a door or two missing  ;D ;D ;D

Looks very close  . . . ::) ::)      & a very nice example at that  :y :y
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Looks very nice  :y Is that Z380 Krypton Green  :-\ If so keep your eye on it when your in essex  or you may end up a door or two missing  ;D ;D ;D

Looks very close  . . . ::) ::)      & a very nice example at that  :y :y
Sell him something in the parts for sale section so you can find out where he lives. :y Then i will nip along with you and we  You can have the two doors away. I will keep watch  ;D ;D ;D
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What polish and wax did you use? as mine badly needs to be done  :'(

Auto Glym Super Resin Polish  http://www.halfords.com/motoring/cleaning-products/polish-wax/autoglym-super-resin-polish-500ml

I have tried many polishes, and this stuff is the best I have used to date.  Not that critical if get a bit on trim or rubber as wipes off easily and some trim or tyre dressing soon restores back  :y

As can see, you can cover the whole car first and leave a for a bit, then wipe off.  An old (Clean !!) bath towel is best, then polishing cloth to finish.

Good luck.
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How are you finding the Rainsport 3's?

I have not had them too long but the Rainsport 3's are pretty good so far.  Not really tested fully in the wet (try not to take the girl out in the wet as just cleaned her  :D)

I recently had new front wishbones (fitted c/o fellow OOF'er Daz  :y) and full Geo Set up at recommended place (Nigel Langs in Bolton  :y) and car handles fantastic now (better from when I had her new !!!!)

I have tried Goodyear F1 GSD3's last time which were OK, and Michelin Pilot's (which she came from factory with).

The Rainsports certainly grip the road (wet or dry), digs well in from "Launch Control"  off the lights ;) and I am now confident to plant right foot on loud pedal round the twisty bits and she corners like on rails. 

For their price (and from my experience on the tyres I have used on the car) they have behaved just as good or better (but that maybe the benefit of a correct Geo Setup !!!) compared to the more expensive brands I have used.

Hope that helps.

Andy.
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Nice looking straight car Andy  :y
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Absolutely beautiful.

Reminds me of my second Elite, in Jungle Green.

Great job!  :y
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