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Mitch1965

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2012, 11:54:43 AM »
Try some of this, it really makes the plastic trim shine like new ;)

http://www.autoglym.com/enGB/product-proddetail.asp?v06VQ=HE&Range=1
Thankyou, I have some of this ;) ;), & thats whats bought it up to where it is atm. I do have something else to try on it also, so we'll see what brings out the best. :)


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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2012, 04:09:45 PM »
What might have helped with mine was what I subsequently cursed myself for; some years ago I had the brilliant ::) idea that the thing to use to get rid of the slightly 'milky' look of the plastic trim and bumpers was - - - black boot polish :(

It produced an even finish but was very unimpressive and subsequent applications of Auto Glym kept the applicator rag going black for ages :(

It has finally disappeared and I get an even, brilliant shine on it now :)

Some on the forum swear by boiled linseed oil (try doing a search for it ;))

If you have already used Auto Glym though, I'm not sure that boiled linseed oil would adhere properly :-\

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2012, 04:13:54 PM »
Boiled linseed oil is the best I've tried.

Plus it's only a couple of quid from B+Q!

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2012, 04:35:22 PM »
Quick heads up on boiled linseed oil, The druggy dogs go bonkers on it & the boys in blue would obviously follow this up, so be carefull.
 I know this as a mate of mine had his camper van on a RAF base, which he'd subsequently dosed the bumpers in it, got a call from the base at silly o clock to open his van up.. :o :-[

Peanut oil or even the butter out the jar does exactly the same trick as linseed oil & no reaction from dogs. This is what i may try out next.  Bottles of the oil base available from your aldi's etc. ;) ;)


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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2012, 07:40:08 PM »
I would point out that both the Queen and the Prince of Wales recommended Auto Glym  ;) ;D

I haven't seen a bottle of boiled linseed oil carrying the Royal Warrant (perhaps it drives the Corgis berserk  ;D)

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2012, 09:28:01 PM »
as long as you arent holding it isnt a problem!!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2012, 09:29:37 PM »
Having dogs go berserk at your car if you just come off a ferry can be a problem,,, :D


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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2012, 08:20:18 PM »
Nothing a tazer won't cure if they get too close. Put one at each corner, so it looks like a parking sensor and a switch hidden away. Get too close, flick the switch and that stopped 'em  ;D ;D
Everyone knows that rwd is the proper way. Some refuse to admit it.

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2012, 05:27:58 PM »
I like your thinking Kev and it'd serve them right for poking their "noses" where they ought not. ;D

There is one thing about the customs and excise people.
"If they break anything whilst looking for restricted/illegal items and then do not find any. They are liable for any and all costs of repair/replacement, Including accomadation/food etc."
Within reason ;).
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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #59 on: June 01, 2012, 07:04:43 PM »
Best to use something less smelly as i mentioned, such as peanut oil or the auto glym stuff,  I may set about mine if the weather holds off long enough, ;D


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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #60 on: June 01, 2012, 08:14:59 PM »
Peanut butter works a treat, tried it on a little metro I had for a while.
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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2012, 09:19:37 PM »
Peanut butter is better on toast  ;)  I don't fancy trying to eat a peanut butter covered bumper  ;D
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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #62 on: June 01, 2012, 10:48:05 PM »
Nice new clear side repeaters arrived today hope to fit these later on, I thought i'd have to got get some orange bulbs to complete, but these lenses come with the orange bulbs.. Bonus & nise surprise. ;D


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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #63 on: August 31, 2012, 05:21:05 PM »
Few bits done to this one today, i now have xe spark plugs fitted & also changed the cts, with chrismec's recommendation.  I think the leads need renewing, although they work well they are looking tired.
The plugs that were in were bosch ones & had seen better days, so this should be a great improvement with genuine gm xe's. ;D
I have also attempted to seal the o/s rear light cluster up, as it was pouring water in & making the reverse light, goldfishbowl like the flowing into the boot. I also drilled a tiny hole in so at least any water that may get in can drain out. 8)
I have a show over the weekend & the dippy is the only car i am taking, so we'll see how it rolls on the day.


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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #64 on: August 31, 2012, 05:57:47 PM »
Sounds good Mitch, hope you have a good time at weekend ;)

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #65 on: August 31, 2012, 09:56:33 PM »
Best to use something less smelly as i mentioned, such as peanut oil or the auto glym stuff,  I may set about mine if the weather holds off long enough, ;D

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #66 on: September 01, 2012, 09:13:09 AM »

Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Wot summer ?.
Lol, I did get this done, so the trim is nice dark grey/black. It took some doing and used the autoglym stuff & a dishwasher brush to scrub it, then powerwash rinse & then re-applied with a rag after, so have come up pretty smart now. ;D


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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #67 on: September 07, 2012, 09:44:15 PM »
I have been doing a few bits to this today as it was nice. I had a tip on how to clean up the header tank as mine was proper rank.  :o
The tip was simply use a handfull of rice & rattle it about inside a while then add some water, shake it again & rinse it out. the filth that come out was horrifying, so decided to flush the engine with water & drain it. That wasn't so bad, but forgot to get any new coolant/antifreeze, so its sat outside with not a drop of water in it. :)
I did the washer bottle too & thats also looking fine now. I also now think i know whats up with air temp sensor, so will post back again about that too. ;) ;)


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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2012, 08:11:09 AM »
you know what they say...

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2012, 08:18:48 AM »
Lmao, so true.. ;D

Here a pic from last weekend. later on i'll put some of the new cleaner tanks, ;D



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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #70 on: September 08, 2012, 09:14:30 AM »
WOOOW, nice one, looks like showroom condition !!
hope to get mine as clean as yours...some day  ::)

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #71 on: September 08, 2012, 10:41:25 AM »
Cheers mate, it does look good in the sunshine. 8)
Just re-fitted washer tub & also got coolant into the engine now, so here's the pics.



You can actually see the water level in the header tank now, scan back to the first page, you'll see how bad this was. :o



Washer bottle, this was just full of water & remnants of old screenwash, so i emptied it all out, gave it the rice & now you see its a nice blue colour in there & no chance of nasty niffs, when used on the screen.. ;D


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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #72 on: September 08, 2012, 01:53:58 PM »
looking super clean ;)

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #73 on: September 08, 2012, 02:02:01 PM »
very nice job !

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Re: Dippy Dawg, the on going work.
« Reply #74 on: September 08, 2012, 05:29:06 PM »
Cheers lads. The outside temp sensor now also works after re-wiring the plug, what a farcical job that was but happy now its working.. 8)