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For those braving the cold and wet.....

For those braving the cold and wet.....

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paddy328

Original Poster:

2,508 posts

94 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Don't forget to get your pride and joy protected (waxed or sealant) for the coming months. It really will help keep the car in good condition. And no, your bottle of autoglym in the garage isn't good enough.

If you are one of the many who tucks up your car under a blanket until spring, make sure the car is thoroughly cleaned before you do so, especially on the older cars.

If you want to know what to use/do for your winter prep, just drop me an email.

I'm not advertising, but just in case I get banned for trying to help again, then I will see you in a week from the ban starting and I'll talk through one of the many lovely (piss taking) gentleman on here.

Francis

johng39

2,938 posts

69 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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can you recommend someone to detail my friends car? His name is Nick. I think he also wants a recommendation on a gazebo as he has no garage either...... peasant. biggrin

steveatesh

2,801 posts

73 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Mines out doors, I will be giving it the once over soon, what do you recommend to put on top of Race Glaze 55 if anything?

ds2000

1,421 posts

101 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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On this subject of protective winter motoring.... has anyone here got a carcoon? or an opinion on the outdoor variant? Generally when I get my car it will e kept in my parents lovely double garage however, there will be times when I'm in Reading and it'll have to live outside (my drumkit is in the garage with no extra room in the house)

Neil1300R

4,769 posts

87 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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ds2000 said:
On this subject of protective winter motoring.... has anyone here got a carcoon? or an opinion on the outdoor variant? Generally when I get my car it will e kept in my parents lovely double garage however, there will be times when I'm in Reading and it'll have to live outside (my drumkit is in the garage with no extra room in the house)
Must be a bloody expensive drumkit if it worth more than the Aston!
wink


Edited by Neil1300R on Thursday 4th October 13:59

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ds2000

1,421 posts

101 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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laugh I think the neighbours would have something to say if I set it up on the driveway.... smile

MarkDoc

15 posts

75 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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An Autoglym paste wax or liquid wax will see you though the winter months no bother. If you apply now it'll still be there come spring time when the weather improves.

paddy328

Original Poster:

2,508 posts

94 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I have to disagree with the above post, but if you're happy with that, then who am I to argue.

drcarrera

484 posts

134 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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My car's being "valeted and waxed" by Works Service on completion of some bodywork repairs. Will that be good enough for a few months do you think? Or should I get it re-done ...

paddy328

Original Poster:

2,508 posts

94 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Ask them what they plan to use and then I can tell you.

brakedwell

1,100 posts

108 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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You can't go wrong with Collonite 845 Insulator Wax, which should protect you paintwork for at least six months IMHO

F1 NDW

1,072 posts

55 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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ds2000 said:
On this subject of protective winter motoring.... has anyone here got a carcoon? or an opinion on the outdoor variant? Generally when I get my car it will e kept in my parents lovely double garage however, there will be times when I'm in Reading and it'll have to live outside (my drumkit is in the garage with no extra room in the house)
Put the drum kit in the cocoon and the car where it belong's.

AMDBSNick

5,110 posts

71 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Mine will be getting fk all and living under its usual tree biggrin

Cos I is a peasant yes

Edited by AMDBSNick on Thursday 4th October 19:21

paddy328

Original Poster:

2,508 posts

94 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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If you'd got a nice bug shiny garage, yours would've been done by now, but with any luck, the nice dealership types will let me do the car there. Then at least it will have a fighting chance whilest under the tree and washed with the normal gritty sponge.

Tony V12V

2,404 posts

61 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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spillchuck woking will thin Peddy smile

Neilc123

258 posts

52 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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AMDBSNick: So you don't put it lovingly in a garage???

AMDBSNick

5,110 posts

71 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Neilc123 said:
AMDBSNick: So you don't put it lovingly in a garage???
Neil as my mate Cockerneeeeeee pointed out I do not have a garage. He knows as he's been here. Hence I is a peasant frown

paddy328

Original Poster:

2,508 posts

94 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Stupid iPhone!

The great outdoors is the only garage and protection the car has. That and a Rottweiler the size of a pony!

George H

13,549 posts

73 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Can you not get a car cover Nick? That's what I do because although I have a garage, it has stupid tiny doors that I could barely fit my Polo through grumpy

AMDBSNick

5,110 posts

71 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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George H said:
Can you not get a car cover Nick? That's what I do because although I have a garage, it has stupid tiny doors that I could barely fit my Polo through grumpy
George, I have a tree cool