Decided to pull my finger out, the car was at work so basically when I had finished all the jobs at work I just couldn't be arsed to start on my own, all the parts are colour coded (anthracite),the only bits I have to refit are the rear arches and the back bumper, when I looked over the rear end etc I thought this could do with a good tidy up so left these off.
I put the old girl on the back of the truck and brought it home this afternoon, the car really needed a good wash and if I was going to make the underside all fresh I thought I may as well get the pressure washer on it and remove all the grime, good base to start.
To start with, looking little a car wreck.
Now this tool is a real god send, it gets the car high enough in the air to do most things and making pressure washing the underside off a doddle
Up she goes, I have to say my arse still twitches a little with this
What I was greeted with under side, it's not that bad to be fair, mainly dirt and surface rust but where the floor pan meets the back panel it's a little crusty under Neath, thought it was best I sort it now whilst I don't have to weld in new metal. Coated the floor in a nice thick layer of tfr, you have to watch out when the wind changes jeez.
What it looked like with a round of a hot pressure washer, not that much grime can hang on, quite a change, looks loads cleaner in the flesh.
The tfr Woking it's magic, the actual exhaust system was fizzing up, this stuff is potent.
A few of the clean pictures. Not too bad
Decided to wash off the engine bay and add some aerospace 303 (basically it brightens up all the plastics) brilliant stuff. The bay really is the nicest part of the car at the minute, if I can get the rest of the car to look like that I will be well chuffed.
Gave the body work a good going over, a little upset as the employee decided to paint a Clio door in the garage and the 205 managed to pick up some over spray, most of the bodywork feels rough to the touch, will have to get on this once the underside is done.
As she stands now, I was going to get the back axle and tank stripped out today but after doing the garden and having my dinner I decided to leave it for another day. Gives it time to dry off anyway, that's my excuse.
Tucked up, little does she know the spanners are going to be attacking her very soon........
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