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Looking good chris :) As you've broke it's back so to speak, it's just a case of refining it with a finishing combination pad and polish until its exactly how you want it
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bxzx16v wrote:Chris here's a very good alternative to the dodo juice supernatural hybrid ,Finishkare fk1000p , again you can try it in a sample size . The normal size tin is big and very good Vfm , read the reviews on Cyc , I'll bring a selection along to the Cxm if you want to try something on the V6 .
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Thanks Mark, I might well look that up next time :)

What wax do you use?
DHallworth wrote:What a difference! That V6 looks amazing!

Wish ours looked that good!

David.
:lol: Thanks, Im quite impressed with the paint quality too. When I was asking the detailing place about rotary polishers they commented that Citroens usually have good paint! 8-)
vince wrote:Looking good chris :) As you've broke it's back so to speak, it's just a case of refining it with a finishing combination pad and polish until its exactly how you want it
I think that is what it needs Vince, Ill get on with that after the CXM rally. :)

I want to polish up my C5 and wax it ready for winter, so that will be my plan for a weekend sometime soon. Though that won't take much doing at all.
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For the winter months something durable such as fk1000p or perhaps collonite 476 I think although not a user myself , there's not much between them really .

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Thanks, Ill get one of those I think. The one I am using now is a Meguires liquid wax, its good but I suspect it wont be as durable. It does smell very good though, like banana milkshake! So good that after waxing the V6 I had to go out and buy some banana milkshake! :lol: :roll:
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Just had some of the megs liquid wax Chris , I tried a small section of the Zx and wasn't too struck on it , you will definetly notice an difference with either fk1000p or supernatural hybrid , the fk1000p is a BIG tin where as the hybrid is quite a lot smaller and about £12 more but worth it imo , its one of those products that when you look at the finished results you think WOW it really is that good and worth every penny of the £30 price .

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Do you buy that from cleanyourcar?
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+1 on collonite 476. I have a big tin of that and I think it will outlive me.
Don't forget the combination of the new formula of AutoGlym super resin polish and AutoGlym HD Wax. I've got them on my Alfa at the moment and they are proving to be quite durable, you can get the polish on by machine too and then finish off with hand applied wax.
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All the products mentioned Chris are available at Clean Your Car , the dodo juice is very good but if you've got alot of cars to do either the fk1000p/collonite tins are loads bigger , I do admit though to having a soft spot for Supernatural Hybrid even though it costs more and the pot is smaller , I wouldn't hesitate in buying it again .

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Thanks, I'll try some of that next time 8-)


Well The V6 has had a wash and hoover today in preparation for the CXM, hopefully it will still be reasonably clean by the time I get there.

Today I have had its rear wheels balanced as they were causing a wobble through the car at 70-80. It is now silky smooth and more than ready for the trip to Little Horwood.

I have also swapped over the stained boot carpet with the very tidy one which Jim kindly supplied with the car. That looks much better and gave me an opportunity for a good hoovering.

See you at CXM :-D
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Ay up!

Love the 6-wheel C15! That looks fun. My fave has got to be the Traction. Gorgeous.
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Good to see you and the V6 today Chris.

Mentioned your V6 to dad and he half reckons that he used to own it, as the "252 DVC" he thinks rings a bell. Was definitely a few years back, however reckons that he sold it to a guy from the Royston area (XantiaV6?) and had done big miles back then. Jason was actually the salesman at the time and dad remembers that the starter motor played up on collection...!

Might not be the car, but sounds like it could be...
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Xantianut, thanks, they are both pretty unique cars :roll:

Hi Franklin, good to meet you again too. :)

Mike (Xantia V6) bought the car from ebay about 8-9 years ago with 60K on the clock. Apparently it has had starter motor issues (common on V6s?) but I think that was quite a bit more recent and now sports a reconditioned motor. So perhaps not the same car, however there can't be many in this colour. It is a bit odd how Mike has found the identical car, which has lived within a few miles from his house, with one owner from new!
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Well, what a fantastically enjoyable CXM rally that was :-D The weather, the cars and the Bletchley Park visit were all excellent. As ever it is the people who make these events and it was great to catch up with everyone again.

My V6 Xantia covered over 550 miles over the weekend and proved to be a very enjoyable long distance mile eating machine. The seats are really superb, I might well have to try and hunt out a set of these electric leathers form my Activa, which is saying something as the standard cloth Activa seats are great.

It did develop a knocking noise over the weekend, when braking and accelerating. Jim found to it be a worn top engine mounting. Citroen service say the part is no longer available, I'll do a hunt around the dealers tomorrow and see if they will check to see if there is one sitting somewhere. If not Jim suggested getting a polybush matched for size and pushing that in instead. It appears to be an easy thing to change and once I have got the part or got something suitable it'll be sorted once more.

I do love the cruise control, I get so used to it with my C5 that when I drive the Activa I miss it. So it is very nice to have a Xantia with cruise control, It does make me think how much I would like to fit it on the Activa though, that would make the Activa even more perfect for me. I'm really liking this V6, the noise above 4,000rpm, the refined nature of the car and the specification all impress greatly.

The Activas road tax was due at the end of last month, so what with getting the V6 I thought I would sorn the Activa, possibly until next year as I dont plan on using it over the winter. I do plan to find it another storage place and hopefully I might have a nice dry garage lined up. However, I'm really missing driving it and I can see it being back on the road before the month is out :lol: I did only half like the idea of laying it up and really it is earlier than planned. Activas really ought to be used and not parked up for long periods of time.

For those of you who have not yet heard, I am taking on the task of being the Citroenian Xantia Files columnist :-D

I'll start from the November edition, which will be a combination of me and Jim and then I'l be left to my own devices. Jim has very kindly offered to keep in touch and help with the more technical questions which will come my way, which is very much appreciated.

I'll try my best to keep it interesting, any suggestions, comments and own Xantia tales will be very much welcomed.

This is something you might not see again, two identical series one V6 Xantias in Silex Grey:
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The 'F' reg is Mikes (xantia_v6) replacement for what is now my V6, a small mileage car with 100K less miles.
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Good for you taking on the Xantia files, Chris. It will help Jim out and I am sure he will repay the favour.

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Good luck with the column Chris , it was nice to meet you again , and that V6 is a belter :twisted:

Mark