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    He just finished fixing the bonnet rust before and is now working on the wings. Done a brilliant job - once I put the badge back Ill take some pics and post them up.

    Not given any thought to a dehumidifier but may well look into it :-)

    Whilst paint is being done Ive put the driving light sin the dishwasher LOL

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    Like your style. Is the mrs out or does she know you wash bits of your car in the dishwasher? I'd probably only do it once! Bit like the fact that we just had to buy a new hoover. The old one stopped working and was making an awful racket. Unfortunately I was out because when my other half opened it up she found grit and some small stones rattling round in it. I tried to explain that it really was important to get the garage really clean for my new car. From the look on her face she was not convinced. She's a primary school teacher and I think she probably uses that look on her kids. I certainly felt like I had been sent to see the head....

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    Shes out at moment - hope the drying cycle finishes before she gets back! LOL

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    Good luck. If we don't see you again on here we'll know she got back early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    ...have you given any thought to a dehumidifier for your garage? I looked at the cost of running one for a year next to the cost of getting rust sorted and to me it's a no-brainer. Guess it depends on how humid your garage is but they're actually pretty cheap tobuy and run and can be set to hold a given humidity level. May be a worthwhile investment.

    Pete, I bought one for my garage as it was strongly recommended by KHPC (where I bought 348). I couldn't believe how much water it manages to extract - it fills the tank in 24 hours - I had to fit the drain-off pipe as once the tanks full it turns off. And I thought I had insulated the garage well!

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    Gave a coat of wheel sealant to all the bolts and badge which really enhances the shine :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ3XX View Post
    Pete, I bought one for my garage as it was strongly recommended by KHPC (where I bought 348). I couldn't believe how much water it manages to extract - it fills the tank in 24 hours - I had to fit the drain-off pipe as once the tanks full it turns off. And I thought I had insulated the garage well!

    Got mine from dry-it-out.com
    Mine slowed down after a week or so. Did a test to see and took maybe 10 days to totally dry out the garage and everything in it. BTW did a bit of research and most good car storage places store at about 50-60% relative humidity. Much over 60 and confensation is possible. Too low and rubber seals and leather can eventually crack. Mine can be set at relative humidity of 60,50,40 or continuous (in reality only about 30). My plan is to set it at medium (50%).

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    Here's the front badge are done (but may be getting redone as under ceratin lights it looks slightly orange.

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    All the wheel arches suffer from rusting and flaking onb the inner lip so getting them all done. Heres the rears to give yo an idea

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    Not how you like to see your car!!! :-(

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    Ah, thats better! :-)

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    And the other side (requires a little tidying though)

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    Whilst the wheels are off I gave a the suspension a close inspection and noticed on both sides that the track rod end rubbers have holes in. Suppose Ill need to replace them - another job for the list.

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    Id taken the front lights out for painter and put them through the dishwasher - Ive bought some 3M protective film for them to try and prevent further stone chipping so applied some to one of the lenses. Awful stuff to use - it is so sticky!!! (which I suppose it should be LOL)

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    Whilst the wheels were off I thought I'd clean the insides up and prepare them for winter.

    Despite my best efforts from the front theyre were very mucky on the insides

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    Using virosol and a wheel brush plus trusty toothbrush the dirt came away ok

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    The only "dirt" remaining seemed to be tar spots

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