Vince's XM...213k and slowing....

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Post by citroenxm »

My 12v auto has travelled the country 3 times, from Winchester, to Edingbourgh to Glasgow to Newcastle Upon Tyne, to North Yorkshire again! Not all at the same time..

Unfortunally, paintwork wise shes looking a right mess..

I might start a new post actually, the Untidyest Citroens here. Mine WOULD defenatly come first! :oops: :cry:

(Except my S1 24v Xm..! Of course)

Paul :roll:

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vince wrote:Dave i might battle valiantly to keep it clean, but TBH Jims red Activa, Graham's Activa (The one that was Jim's) and a couple of others at the National Rally made mine look untidy :lol:
Who is Graham? :lol:

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Post by davetherave »

Maybe its the northen translation of Gareth?

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XantiaMan583 wrote:
vince wrote:Dave i might battle valiantly to keep it clean, but TBH Jims red Activa, Graham's Activa (The one that was Jim's) and a couple of others at the National Rally made mine look untidy :lol:
Who is Graham? :lol:
Sorry its Gareth isnt it...i remembered today whilst i was out :oops: :)

I wouldnt mind some pointers from you the next time our paths meet.....My paint finish is riddled with swirls (spider webs) which i would like to get rid of somehow...Its a machine polish job isnt it? but with what products im not sure on. I am also going to get some clay in the new year once the weather sorts itself out and clay the body....Ive been spending some time on the detailing forum and the results of some people's work are jaw dropping 8)

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Post by DickieG »

vince wrote:Ive been spending some time on the detailing forum
Do you mean the car cleaning forum? :lol:

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Post by Deanxm »

DickieG wrote:
vince wrote:Ive been spending some time on the detailing forum
Do you mean the car cleaning forum? :lol:
Dont listen to him Vince ive been lurking about on some of the detailing forums too...............please dont say car cleaning forum it makes it sound sad, and geekish :lol:

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Deanxm wrote:
DickieG wrote:
vince wrote:Ive been spending some time on the detailing forum
Do you mean the car cleaning forum? :lol:
Dont listen to him Vince ive been lurking about on some of the detailing forums too...............please dont say car cleaning forum it makes it sound sad, and geekish :lol:

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:lol: Im open to all interpretation of detailing,,,,,I suppose it is advanced car cleaning with a bit of bodywork thrown into the mix...

I probably wouldnt have ended up on there Richard if my Xantia was in as good nick as yours :P ....Can you feel the envy :D

I must say that my neighbours think im pretty sad for cleaning the car all the time :lol: Only my wife "gets it".....but thats because ive pitched her it relaxes me :) Which it does if im not on a deadline :roll:

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Post by Deanxm »

luckily my neihghbours dont know me yet as i have not been here long but the XM gets washed and waxed every weekend before the cover goes on, including tyre dressing, hoovering and polish inside, so your not alone and yes it is relaxing to do............but not at all strange........in any way 8-[

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Post by CitroJim »

Most weekends I give my car interiors a good clean as I absolutely hate a mucky car inside :twisted:

I've not washed the exteriors now for ages, mainly because I've been too busy but I really must do the V6 soon. Someone commented on my V6 today, asking if I'd gone in for the "rat look" :lol:

I must admit it is a bit grubby...

I too find cleaning cars very theraputic and enjoyable. I enjoy cleaning anything practically, especially the house. And my garage. I hoover my garage at least once a week.. Got to look after the carpet :lol:

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Post by vince »

I thought i remembered you had a "cleaning thing" Jim :P

Not a bad thing at all :) My wife just wishes my enthusiasm for cleanliness would extent to the house :lol:

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Post by XantiaMan »

vince wrote:
XantiaMan583 wrote:
vince wrote:Dave i might battle valiantly to keep it clean, but TBH Jims red Activa, Graham's Activa (The one that was Jim's) and a couple of others at the National Rally made mine look untidy :lol:
Who is Graham? :lol:
Sorry its Gareth isnt it...i remembered today whilst i was out :oops: :)

I wouldnt mind some pointers from you the next time our paths meet.....My paint finish is riddled with swirls (spider webs) which i would like to get rid of somehow...Its a machine polish job isnt it? but with what products im not sure on. I am also going to get some clay in the new year once the weather sorts itself out and clay the body....Ive been spending some time on the detailing forum and the results of some people's work are jaw dropping 8)
My paint correction stuff is all 3M based. I recently bought a clay bar, a Bilt Hamber one which can be used with plain water or soapy, i had the whole Transit done in about 25 minutes with it. Go on their site, its the best i've used.

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Post by XantiaMan »

CitroJim wrote:Most weekends I give my car interiors a good clean as I absolutely hate a mucky car inside :twisted:

I've not washed the exteriors now for ages, mainly because I've been too busy but I really must do the V6 soon. Someone commented on my V6 today, asking if I'd gone in for the "rat look" :lol:

I must admit it is a bit grubby...

I too find cleaning cars very theraputic and enjoyable. I enjoy cleaning anything practically, especially the house. And my garage. I hoover my garage at least once a week.. Got to look after the carpet :lol:
Mine are the other way around, i would much rather give the outside a good wash and keep the paint and bodywork in good shape, the interior gets a proper clean every few months (but then its only driven one day a week or less!)

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Post by vince »

Likewise for me Gareth, I have kids and a wfie who view cars as mere A to B transportation devices and so leave all sorts of garbage in the interior.... :roll:

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Post by vince »

At last the thaw 8)

Finally able to wash the car back to shiny standard again today...De -salted and tyres dressed and everything :P

Life makes sense again :)

Im mega impressed with the pure yellow H1 headlamp bulbs i am now running...this year im going for a more full on french look for shows.

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vince wrote: Im mega impressed with the pure yellow H1 headlamp bulbs i am now running...this year im going for a more full on french look for shows.
Ahh well, you won't be hard to recognise then Vince... Wearing a beret, a striped teeshirt and a string of onions around your neck :lol: :lol:

Those bulbs sound good :D Are they still available? I've lost the original eBay ad for them now. If you still have details, I'd appreciate it.