Sacrilege and on a Sunday.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by brucemillar, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. brucemillar

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    Sorry folks. In a moment of sheer lunacy, I promised my beautiful wife, that were I to feel better this weekend and not lose any more weight . I would give her BMW a good clean and polish all over.

    She won.

    But you know what? I love this car. The V8 is a beauty married to a heavily modified exhaust (did I just say heavily modified) and a Tiptronic 6 speed box and Air Ride it is a fun place to be.

    The result of a mornings hard work.

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    Looks fantastic.
    The flares on those wheelarches are bigger than the ones I wore in the seventies!!
     
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    Must admit, that's nice,
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    Good photographs, have you any showing the car ' after ' your efforts? :D:D
     
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    Only you Bruce would show a great load of pictures of your wives X5 ,well it looks great and very well cared for,without doubt the early X5's ,were the best of the lot,apart from a the auto box playing up around 130,000 if it is not looked after they are bullet proof,and of course the V8 is one hell of a engine,pleased to see a new posting from you Bruce,don't let your wife ftten you up too much you need to keep that lean and mean edgy look.:rolleyes:
     
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    Ahhh... I get it Bruce, you're concentrating your efforts on other "Things" to bother to reply to PM's or postings.. fair enough ;) :cool:
     
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    Gotta love a clean car no matter what make lol.... I hope she bought you Sunday lunch as a reward..
     
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    Not sure what’s happening with PM’s? I have had some in the past few days and also sent some. I did see your post but noted Trevor’s response.

    Not to me. Must do better.


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    I guess one advantage of a wife that doesn't drive is I only have to clean one car
     
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    That looks like a good first attempt Bruce, but I think you should now get some more practice to really get it right. Can I suggest other forum members pop round for you to give their vehicles the same (or better) treatment? I'm sure that would help you hone your skills.
     
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    Was that a rusty bolt on the front cross member? Tut tut.;)
    Lovely job on the rest of the car though :cool:
     
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    I noticed that and there is one each side. I shall order up some stainless replacements


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    After all, it can only be a 5 minute job ;)
     
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    Nice work! That is probably the cleanest engine bay i have ever seen outside of a brand new car!!
     
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    Well I went to BMW to buy replacement headlight bolts (to replace the rusty ones). BMW (this is true) only wanted £17 for the four bolts (and they are not stainless).

    Not surprisingly I headed to my local “fixings” store where I bought 50 stainless replacements for £5.00

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    Only if you have the right tools. I hope you have a comprehensive selection Bruce ;)
     
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    IIRC he has a spanner or two. :)
     
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