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MD Clutches
27-01-2007, 07:07 PM
The sun was out, the sky was blue, so I went out for a drive.

But the roads were dirty. Made me think, why do we have the emphasis on clean cars? What’s wrong with being dirty? Lets have a dirty car thread, show your rust spots, lets see winter grime!

barabus
27-01-2007, 07:10 PM
Thats probably salt from the recent gritting, get it off quick :thumbsdow

stevew
27-01-2007, 07:11 PM
Thats probably salt from the recent gritting, get it off quick :thumbsdow

What Si said, I can see it corroding in the pics:wink3:

MD Clutches
27-01-2007, 07:12 PM
Thats probably salt from the recent gritting, get it off quick :thumbsdow

I know, I know, came home and washed under and over. All mouth really.

barabus
27-01-2007, 07:12 PM
I know, I know, came home and washed under and over. All mouth really.

haha good man :thumbsup:

ric355
27-01-2007, 07:15 PM
http://www.clubscuderia.com/forum/showpost.php?p=30403&postcount=55

We've done this thread before, and SteveW was banging on about being scared of salt back then as well :thumbsup:

stevew
27-01-2007, 07:19 PM
http://www.clubscuderia.com/forum/showpost.php?p=30403&postcount=55

We've done this thread before, and SteveW was banging on about being scared of salt back then as well :thumbsup:

And nobody listened then either:cry3: :cry3: :cry3: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

MD Clutches
27-01-2007, 07:23 PM
http://www.clubscuderia.com/forum/showpost.php?p=30403&postcount=55

We've done this thread before, and SteveW was banging on about being scared of salt back then as well :thumbsup:

Might have known it had been done before. Previous pics not in such a pretty setting though, although I suppose being by the seaside will now add to worries!

I always liked Alan Clarke's anti restoration view with cars showing their age gracefully, worn leather having its own beauty. Cars run in and settled, being used hard etc etc. however I digress.

RIOT OK
27-01-2007, 07:56 PM
Same happened to me on my 355 :cry3:

MD Clutches
27-01-2007, 07:58 PM
Same happened to me on my 355 :cry3:

Now theres a before and after!

andy456M
27-01-2007, 08:41 PM
Wow, that's some cleanup :thumbsup:

Here's a photo I took at a FOC event this time last year:
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The guy who owns the car bought it to use and does so all the time. :thumbsup:

Hazy
28-01-2007, 09:56 AM
Same happened to me on my 355 :cry3:

dirty old sheitebox Ian:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

RIOT OK
28-01-2007, 08:29 PM
dirty old sheitebox Ian:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Sorry mate, I'll wipe my @rse 4u next time. :wink3: :wink3:

ew_topcat
31-01-2007, 10:45 PM
My Go.
none of the CS yet but hopefully soon.
My old Exige and Friends M3 after a nice run from Surrey to Devon.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n37/_tc_2006/DSC00096.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n37/_tc_2006/DSC00097.jpg
:wink3:

Princess Tone
01-02-2007, 12:08 AM
My Maser was completely covered in mud & grit from where road gritted for expected snow - very messy - could not even read numberplate. Got it cleaned yesterday so no piccies available :thumbsdow

Next time it gets very messy will post piccies up :thumbsup:

208 GT4
01-02-2007, 12:26 AM
I no longer take my 70's Ferrari out when there's salt on the roads.

You can actually hear the faint sound of it rusting if you're quiet enough. :thumbsdow

Princess Tone
01-02-2007, 11:04 AM
I no longer take my 70's Ferrari out when there's salt on the roads.

You can actually hear the faint sound of it rusting if you're quiet enough. :thumbsdow

Yes, was not planned, they were gritting the motorway at the time. Option was getting stuck by snow somewhere where did not want to be for my birthday or getting salt on the car :thumbsdow

Bit of a one-off hopefully :thumbsup:

208 GT4
01-02-2007, 11:17 PM
Yes, was not planned, they were gritting the motorway at the time. Option was getting stuck by snow somewhere where did not want to be for my birthday or getting salt on the car :thumbsdow

Bit of a one-off hopefully :thumbsup:Don't worry Antonia, your Maser will be made of sterner stuff. :thumbsup:

However they were still making Italian cars out of recycled albanian washing machines when my GT4 was built! :anxious:

Murph7355
01-02-2007, 11:23 PM
...However they were still making Italian cars out of recycled albanian washing machines when my GT4 was built! :anxious:
You sure you haven't got that the wrong way round Dan? :)

PS Apologies, I couldn't resist. Love the GT4.

208 GT4
01-02-2007, 11:54 PM
You sure you haven't got that the wrong way round Dan? :)

PS Apologies, I couldn't resist. Love the GT4.If the "Recycled Ferrari" car stickers I used to see are anything to go by, then they all ended up as clapped out Mini Metros? :laugh:

yellowtr
06-02-2007, 11:06 PM
My dirty pair :grin:

barabus
06-02-2007, 11:08 PM
My dirty pair :grin:

They need a damn good washin Pete :shocked:

yellowtr
06-02-2007, 11:14 PM
Nah...Thats too good for them :grin:

Actually I did clean them today, in between making PlayDoh people for my nieces :laugh:

sweeni
06-02-2007, 11:31 PM
Proper dirty :thumbsup:

208 GT4
07-02-2007, 12:46 AM
Proper dirty :thumbsup:Nice...North Wales?

sweeni
08-02-2007, 07:49 PM
North Pennines - have a look at the Yorkshire Dales - Theakstons Brewery thread in the meetings section.

jdd308
09-02-2007, 10:13 PM
Mmm lovely roads, and at least with your glassfibre car you have no fear of rust!

stevew
09-02-2007, 11:16 PM
Mmm lovely roads, and at least with your glassfibre car you have no fear of rust!

The chassis will

sweeni
09-02-2007, 11:21 PM
The chassis will

Waxoil :thumbsup:

stevew
09-02-2007, 11:54 PM
Waxoil :thumbsup:

:thumbsup: Make sure you keep it topped up though:thumbsup:

Dave Z
10-02-2007, 03:53 PM
How easy , or difficult is it to waxoil a car ?

Robert W
10-02-2007, 04:04 PM
....Exeter to Swindon at Christmas. Jetwashed and polished pronto after this.

MD Clutches
10-02-2007, 05:51 PM
How easy , or difficult is it to waxoil a car ?
Do I feel a zymol under car wax coming on??


....Exeter to Swindon at Christmas. Jetwashed and polished pronto after this.


The streaks left on your car have a certain beauty I think. I liked these and the gap left by the pininfarina badge.

Dave Z
11-02-2007, 11:00 AM
Do I feel a zymol under car wax coming on.


I've always wondered how you did this , I'd certainly do mine if it was easy enough , I dont think the 308's have any rustproofing , or do they:huh:

I'm asked a couple of times a year if I could do it to clients cars but I've always had to say no , so who knows , I'd be willing to learn if someone on here could teach me:thumbsup:

Fraccie
11-02-2007, 11:06 AM
I've always wondered how you did this , I'd certainly do mine if it was easy enough , I dont think the 308's have any rustproofing , or do they:huh:

I'm asked a couple of times a year if I could do it to clients cars but I've always had to say no , so who knows , I'd be willing to learn if someone on here could teach me:thumbsup:

Dave, you ideally need a compressor,axle stands and a good high lift jack. You also need a drill with a step drill bit and some plugs.Waxoil is ok , Dinotrol is better in all the tests that various mags do.

I am more than willing to let you use my compresser and everything else you need. Just bring your own coffee though....:thumbsup:

MD Clutches
11-02-2007, 11:13 AM
I've always wondered how you did this , I'd certainly do mine if it was easy enough , I dont think the 308's have any rustproofing , or do they:huh:

I'm asked a couple of times a year if I could do it to clients cars but I've always had to say no , so who knows , I'd be willing to learn if someone on here could teach me:thumbsup:

This is the sort of stuff I use Dave. http://www.frost.co.uk/productList.asp?catID=28&frostCat=Rust&subcatID=35&frostSubCat=Dinitrol Trying to convert rust to something else on the mondial is a full time job. Rustproofing being on a par with fiats I believe! Whilst I'm also wanting to make sure my occasional winter driving doesnt destroy the 348 too quickly. The extension tubes with the dinitrol stuff do a good job of getting it inside places you cant usually reach.

I use the opportunity to use it when carrying out other jobs, eg just been putting in new seats so chance to spray inside those tubes and properly seal new holes in floor pans etc.

It doesnt usually have to be invasive, if you look around there are often rubber bungs about that can be removed for this purpose instead of drilling any new holes (never a good idea of course).

Hope this helps.

MD Clutches
11-02-2007, 11:14 AM
Dave, you ideally need a compressor,axle stands and a good high lift jack. You also need a drill with a step drill bit and some plugs.Waxoil is ok , Dinotrol is better in all the tests that various mags do.

I am more than willing to let you use my compresser and everything else you need. Just bring your own coffee though....:thumbsup:

Think Dave should practice on my car first, and I'll chuck in the coffee! :thumbsup:

Fraccie
11-02-2007, 11:30 AM
Think Dave should practice on my car first, and I'll chuck in the coffee! :thumbsup:

No problem with that mate.

Dave, it may not look pretty when you waxoil it , but it is certainly advisable on a car of the age of yours and mine.If you get waxoil rather than Dinotrol get some white spirit to thin it down slightly. Mine literally has a gallon of the stuff on it, in it and around it. It stops rust, but hell does the car stink for a few days....:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Any overspray can be cleaned up with panel wipe.

Dave Z
11-02-2007, 03:55 PM
Cheers chaps , any ideas how much the materials costs to do a car and how long it takes ?

Fraccie
11-02-2007, 07:12 PM
Cheers chaps , any ideas how much the materials costs to do a car and how long it takes ?

Dave, 3 litres of dinotrol will do the car, get some high impact stuff for the wheel arches( or you can have some of mine), I have a bag full of plugs and everything else you need. I have done mine and you are more than welcome to what I have left.

Get your hoses sorted first though....:thumbsup:

Hazy
11-02-2007, 08:52 PM
No problem with that mate.

Dave, it may not look pretty when you waxoil it , but it is certainly advisable on a car of the age of yours and mine.If you get waxoil rather than Dinotrol get some white spirit to thin it down slightly. Mine literally has a gallon of the stuff on it, in it and around it. It stops rust, but hell does the car stink for a few days....:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Any overspray can be cleaned up with panel wipe.

Ade is right dave, stuff is great on older cars, if you put it on right it is virtually inpenetrable. My Sunbeam had gallons of the stuff applied underneath....

Hud
11-02-2007, 08:55 PM
How often does it need applying Adam/Ade?

Hazy
11-02-2007, 08:56 PM
How often does it need applying Adam/Ade?

***** knows, only ever done it once in 2004 TBH :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: .

Ade???

MalcH
11-02-2007, 10:52 PM
My Mondy has had it done since new (I was informed). Looks good underneath but I reckon I should have it re done.

sweeni
12-02-2007, 01:03 PM
***** knows, only ever done it once in 2004 TBH :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: .

Ade???

When mine was in for its annual just before Christmas I was told that it could do with a "top up" to some areas but that it should be done in summer to ensure no moisture is trapped.

Alx355gt
16-02-2007, 09:49 AM
VERY dirty 599 GTB Fiorano and F430...

http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showpost.php?p=136467188&postcount=129