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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:24 am    Post subject: Clean you flap! Reply with quote

Ok, so as it was such a nice day, i got round to a task i've been meaning to do fora long time! and now i am selling the car (Crying or Very sad), i wanted to get it looking as good as new.....

the petrol flap area was a bit grotty with leaves, dust and grime....yuk!





so first things first was to get the flap off and have a good root around with a rag dipped in meths. Then i took the flap and gave it a gentle scrub with a well known professional degreaser (fairy liquid Wink and it turned out pretty good.



repeated with the petrol cap and flap "area"...



now time to replace the worn out stickers with some stock...





a spot of wax for good measure...

et voila!




the rubber is still a bit worn out but it looks much better than before.........oh, and i did change the clip back to the right way up after i realised it would not shut Surprised: Very Happy


The car got a good clean too....






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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love E30`s god i miss mine so much.

yours is Beautiful Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Atul

Why you selling?

You will regre it!

Regards

Paul
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do this everytime i wash the car as if you notice the degradation on the bottom part of the rubber, this is caused by decomposing leaves and dirt.

Its not a major issue to replace, but obviously its another job to do!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paulbraden2010 wrote:
Hi Atul

Why you selling?

You will regre it!

Regards

Paul


i've had the car for about 4 years now...the longest i have ever owned a car! it has been a real treat driving this car daily, but i need a change. i will be sure to let you guys know what is next on the horizon when i decide Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've just been told that fairy has lots of salt! so avoid using it at all costs....unless you are selling your car and want a quick fix (deposit taken yesterday!)
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