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pukar
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Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:24 pm

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 (:cry:), i wanted to get it looking as good as new.....

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

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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 ;) and it turned out pretty good.

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

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

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a spot of wax for good measure...

et voila!

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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 :o: :D


The car got a good clean too....

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Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:57 am

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

yours is Beautiful :wink:
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Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:34 pm

Hi Atul

Why you selling?

You will regre it!

Regards

Paul
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Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:38 am

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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pukar
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Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:20 pm

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 ;)
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pukar
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Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:17 pm

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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