C6 - The adventure continues........in blue

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Trainman wrote: it a good buy for someone.
Indeed and a much, much better buy than that bloody expensive C6 on the 'bay recently. At least it's good in all the important places Steve...

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Not to mention that it's a rare one. I just hope someone gives it a chance

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Rather interesting :-k I went on copart's website this morning and no C6, has it been bought or withdrawn I wonder :?

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Yesterday morning it had a finish time of noon yesterday, but I can't see how to view completed auctions, maybe you need a login for that?

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Well, she gone, but I know not where. I looked on copart's website the other day and the bidding was aroud £2600, I went to look the day after and she had been sold...................... I just hope that someone has taken her for some TLC If you know who has ask them to get in touch, I have some bits off her they can have......

Moving on, the current one is doing well, although I still have the electrical gremlins, spoiler still deploys for no reason and won't go down, then goes down 2 days later..... :?: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Maps and software are now updated, Occassionally the SIM card in the phone won't work, so need to check that out, she's going to see Vince in the next few weeks to be 'finished', Other than that there really isn't much to report, except to say that there are are some events coming up :) that i plan to show her off at, hopefully to win a bit of something.........

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Definately Steve, bring it over, it will come up a treat :wink:

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Well, It's been a while since I spent some time catching up, No major issues to speak of............... :sprint: The spoiler issue is still there and even the lexia say's there's no problem, to be fair, it more of a niggle than anything else. I been working quite a bit with a project we have at work, what with that, the franchise, tha small sporting event in London later this year and family issues the car is looking quite neglected. :grr: Anyway, the Vince-meister and I had been talking and I nipped over to see him yesterday.

Sorry i did now ........ The quick job he did on the engine bay completely puts the rest of the car to shame :oops: :oops: :oops: Here's a couple of pics:


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We discussed the idea of using a small steam cleaner to have a go at the cream leather, something that I plan trying on the study chair, which is in a far worse condition than the car seats, and yes I will post details and pics when I get round to doing it. Then hopefully, If I can find the time, I want the whole car done before both of the rallies in the north.

There are quite a very events and rallies coming up in the near future, I plan to be at the Northern (25th - 27th May at the usual venue) and then of course in Harrogate for ICCCR. There are quiet a few events I won't be able to get to, even up here in the North-West.

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Before you use steam try zymol leather cleaner and a new dish scrubbing brush after you give the zymol 30-60seconds to soak then use a damp cloth and the warm water to remove the zymol and make sure its all removed then dry with a lint free towel or synthetic chamois and them finally gliptone. Start with the drivers seat first and get it done to give the gliptone the longest time it can to get into the set before being driven and use the seat heaters for mins r so to help dry it as well.

Have you considered some cream seat covers if Citroen do them at all??

That bay looks upper nice :-D you should see how muddy and caked mine is :-(

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Steve dependant on the condition of your leather, you could use the liquid cleaner approach with great results no doubt. Seats like mine however didnt respond very much to that though as they had lived in a shed for a few months before i got them.

This is a great inspirational video by one of detailings finest. Paul Dalton. At 36 seconds he shows steam cleaning on interior leathers. Mad reflections on the finished car 8-)
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Gliptones liquid leather is great stuff.

I have used it to clean the grey leather seats in my 212K XM Exclusive hack, and they have cleaned up nicely indeed. They were rank before hand.

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I have only ever used Autoglym leather cleaner and never found that that great :| I know Gliptone are leather restoration kings and Zymol are up there with the best there is. I will have to pick up some of this other stuff and see what it can do for mine :)

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I've got some Autoglym Leather cleaner, so will try that first, I've just looked on Fleabay and found the Gliptone Liquid Leather: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GLIPTONE-LIQU ... 3f0eaddbcb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; at £12.75. What ever I decide will be on the study chair first, I'll let you know........ I've got Saturday morning off, so It's probably going to happen then.

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It's not cheap this leather up keeping stuff :-)

As above, treat it like a car and rinse off the main dirt first to get te bigger bits and easy stuff off then let the cleaner really attack the dug in muck :-)

If you keep about a litre of warm water in your rinse bucket you'll see how quickly it gets dirty seat by seat.
I emptied my rinse bucket about 4 times for the drivers seat, 5 for the rear bench and back and 2 for the passenger seat as its hardly used compared to the others :-)

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In independant tests Gliptone and Autogym leather care products don't generally do very well, one that consistantly beats them is Furniture Clinic

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Thats the gliptones combo I have been using Steve.