The story of a man and his Peugeot 405s

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Peoples, I'm so excited in anticipation.

Tomorrow I'm supposed to get my pampers bomber back from the painter's.
They've had it for almost ten days now, despite I just wanted to get the damage around the driver's door lock fixed.
But those guys are a mixture of artists and lunatics. When I called them earlier this week whether my car is ready, they replied like uh, ummm, no, we found a few other things we think need sorting.
I told them I don't want this to explode into a full nut and bolt restoration, but I suspect that's probably what they did. That's one of the disadvantages when you're dealing with perfectionists.

Other than that, I can only recommend that bunch of nutters.

Photos of the result will be posted towards the weekend.
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Junkman wrote: Photos of the result will be posted towards the weekend.
Can't wait to see the pictures Junk :-D
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Their compressor broke :(
It added water to the paint. They painted three cars before they noticed (you only notice, once the paint has hardened).
All cars have to be redone once the compressor is fixed. Monday at the earliest.
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Got it back.

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Added a bit of bling bling around the number plates. Now hunting the front bumper trim.
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Gosh, that looks lovely 8-)
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It is. It really, really is. I still cannot believe my luck.
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Lovely , all she wants now is some good wax for winter protection ,

Mark
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Ay up!

The chrome on my Xantia had gone pretty ratty so I replaced it with stick-on beading.
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Very nice! 8-)
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That is looking very smart!
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Tis good to see a *really* nice one again. :)
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Xantianut wrote:Ay up!

The chrome on my Xantia had gone pretty ratty so I replaced it with stick-on beading.
What exactly did you use?
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Ay up Junkman!

This'll take you to the eBay shop: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20mm-Chrome-S ... 4164ed1e1a

Available in different widths.
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Looks good, much appreciated. Thank you so much!

They have all sorts of other bling bling stuff, too.
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Some years have passed and so did some Peugeot 405s.

Let's cut a long story short.

My wife, who predominantly drives the 405s, found the red estate too bulky, hence it was replaced with a smaller car.
Guess what - the smaller car turned out to be too small, so it was replaced with another 405:

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Note smaller car being too small and thus replaced in above picture.
The 405 was the usual 2.0 auto, like all the others were.

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The house really needs some UPVC windows, now that I look at it.
Anyway, the saloon was unsuitable for 'her indaarz, because she meanwhile had joined a brass band and thus frequently has to shift some quite bulky musical instruments.
Proper heavy metal, lemme tellyas. Hence I told her, that the first 2.0 auto estate that's coming up for sale will be ours. Of course I thought this would never happen.

Imagine my surprise:

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Of course this was immediately boughterised.

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