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What have you done to your car today?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by mattyprice4004, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. adam cool dude

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 7,928

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    Acme with a good machine polish you will restore the colour easy.

    This was a Toyota Celica Carlos Sainz (Partially stripped for polish) that someone bought in quite horrid but solid condition.

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    After polishing it now looks like this and the difference is night and day.

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  2. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 31,215

    Location: Acme's chair

    Did half a door with some old aggressive t-cut and then polished afterwards, leaving it to see if it still fades. I know I need a DA but I don't have it yet and I get irritable and have to go outside and do some vigorous rubbing! :eek:
     
  3. Phil W

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 9,944

    Location: Jupiter

    You will get reasonable results if you hit it with Super Resin Polish after the next few washes. When you are ready for wax, go for something like Collinite 476s.
     
  4. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,239

    Location: Northampton

    Deploying tactical smokescreen to hide from the Mustang :D

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  5. Blackhawk47

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 17, 2007

    Posts: 10,954

    Location: West Yorkshire / Market Bosworth

    Broke my mpg record. Haven't been able to get 40mpg for months.

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  6. Cleisthenes

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

    Posts: 7,522

    Location: TN1

    I hadn't realised that acme had bought an Audi too ;)
     
  7. adam cool dude

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 7,928

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    29 miles.......
     
  8. Will Gill

    Fruit Machine Extraordinaire

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 54,913

    Location: Cornwall

    You're doing it wrong:

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    although boringly I managed 30mpg from London to Cornwall once

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    I will never ever drive an in/out-law anywhere again....
     
  9. Phemo

    Soldato

    Joined: May 6, 2004

    Posts: 5,405

    Location: Portsmouth

    2mpg is impressive :D What distance was that over?
     
  10. Blackhawk47

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 17, 2007

    Posts: 10,954

    Location: West Yorkshire / Market Bosworth

    Whats wrong with that.... :confused: :(
     
  11. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 85,114

    Location: South Coast

    29 miles isn't enough distance to gauge a decent average based on varying traffic conditions. You could have just cruised up 29 miles of B roads.

    I'm on 24MPG long term average since March last year. And I never speed :D
     
  12. badgeruk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 27, 2009

    Posts: 1,968

    Location: On the edge of a Cliffe

    Mines on 24 as well*over two years. I can see that dropping now it wont be used to go to work on the motor all that much anymore.

    So that's 3 less then the 3.0 Z4 I had over*18 months. No bad for the extra performance.
     
  13. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 31,215

    Location: Acme's chair

    I topped up the E30 again and I'm still averaging 24. Is it a BMW thing?
     
  14. Will Gill

    Fruit Machine Extraordinaire

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 54,913

    Location: Cornwall

    that's what it usually averages if I just hammer it everywhere (fairly common occurrence), but it can be surprisingly economical for a 600hp car, way more economical than my hairdresser car which can only dream of doing 30mpg and has 200 less horses
     
  15. WoodyUK

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 29, 2009

    Posts: 6,313

    Terraclean m8
     
  16. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,691

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Dropped the Ranger off for some polishing, ceramic coating and wrapping. Having to drive the now prehistoric hilux again.
     
  17. Stormster

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,672

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    No it's an old car thing.

    Why are you bothered about economy, you don't buy cars like that to be money conscious :)
     
  18. grudas

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    Location: West sussex

    23.9 here on the 3.0 :o:D 24.6 on my mazda 3:o
     
  19. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 32,910

    On about 24 average I think in my V8.
     
  20. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 31,215

    Location: Acme's chair

    I'm not. :p

    Just decided to say it because the other two did. :p