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Jim881 last won the day on December 8 2016

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  1. Best rust treatment?

    Deox c is supposed to be good. Jenolite as well. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  2. What came in the Post Today?

    That's a decent price mate. I paid more but the bloke polished the whole thing. Don't yes autosol whatever you do mate. It will scratch it. Get mags mother polish. I'd steer well clear of putting any kind of coating whatsoever on any polished alloy. First of all, you don't know how it'll react to the metal, especially if you've applied some polish to it (also, a bodyshop would want to prep'/wipe over the part, probably scratching it in the process). Secondly, unless you can get a guarantee that it's heat-proof, you might get a reaction with it being under the bonnet. Thirdly, if you get a chip in the coating (from tightening a bolt, for instance), moisture WILL get under it; it'll then blister/creep further, and worse than that, it'll actually start corroding the alloy. Had the exact same problem with some bicycle crank arms - they'd been clear coated at the factory, it had worn away in places and the metal had started to be eaten away - it became a 'rescue' job rather than an outstanding one. As for protecting it while you're not using the car, if it were mine, I'd let the engine go stone-cold, then apply a layer of polish to it, and leave it. Just remember to buff it off before you re-start the car! (Post-It note over the ignition barrel) One other option would be to coat it with something like petroleum jelly (Vaseline), though I honestly don't know how it would react to alloy. I always used it on chrome when I was riding bikes all year round and it was great for keeping rust away. WD40 might be a safer option; might be worth trying it overnight sometime before you come to leave the car for a while. Try on a piece that isn't in your obvious eye-line when you lift the bonnet, that way, should it mark, it won't be obvious to someone else. One thing; whatever you put on may have dust settle on it. Be very, very careful when wiping/buffing off; even dust can act as an abrasive. That may sound a bit daunting to keep it in top-nick, but bear in mind that when I talk about getting scratches in the work, I'm usually inspecting under very good lighting conditions, from about 6 inches away, and I know what I'm looking for. To anyone else looking at it, they may not even notice tiny marks, should you happen to get any. Oh, and never buff in a circular motion; always go in the same direction where possible. Don't mind you copying mate. Isn't this what it's all about. Getting ideas from other people [emoji106] Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  3. What came in the Post Today?

    Snap Did they tell you how to look after it mate. There's dos and donts with professionally polished stuff? Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  4. How to fit your club stickers

    I believe it's only 10hp. 5hp per sticker [emoji3] Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  5. Number plate advice

    Standard size only [emoji38] Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  6. Number plate advice

    Hi Dave, They love nice mate. I'll send them a pm and see if they can do a 330mm x 165mm for the rear too. Reason being I have the carbon surround. The carbon effect would go nicely. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  7. Number plate advice

    I've emailed both dubmiester and demon plates. So we shall see what they come back with. My last ones came from Demon plates but my rear has delaminated over the last 2 years. Another reason for pressed metal ones. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  8. Number plate advice

    The pressed plate in that size. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk I'll look into it mate, cheers. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  9. Number plate advice

    Will do mate. It's the rear that's causing issues!!!! Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  10. Number plate advice

    Cheers mate. Got mine from demon plates last time. Specifically after pressed this time round. Just struggling. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk You can get road legal metal ones now. It's all down to the reflective paint needed on them or something. Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  11. Hi all, So I am after some new number plates. I've got a standard on the front and import 330mm x 165mm on the rear at the moment. I am looking at going for the pressed metal ones and have found a few places that do the standard front but not the rear. Any suggestions where to shop? Cheers Jim Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  12. Seemed like a nice night for a photo Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  13. Happy 7 Anniversary stoner!

  14. Happy 4 Anniversary skatz114!

  15. Happy 7 Anniversary Jim881!