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What did you do to your jimny today

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13 Jul 2019 06:35 #210983 by stiffsteve204me

Daniel30 wrote:

stiffsteve204me wrote: Fitted a couple of clips for a shovel.



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Some more on the opposite side. Two for a hatchet, One other for a Fire Stryker extinguisher.

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A couple of pouches for wee odds and sods.

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Additional rubber mat, as I don't think that the Suzuki ones will last for long once the boot wearing season arrives.

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Steve.


More nice additions :)
Where did you get the door pocket from?





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Quality is good - especially for a fiver. :laugh:


Steve.

“He that strikes the venison first shall be the lord o' the feast.” — Shakespeare, King Lear.

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13 Jul 2019 10:52 #210988 by Daniel30
Yeah it looks like it, need something like this for my mini as well :)

Thanks

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13 Jul 2019 20:46 #210999 by Scimike
Today I used a clay bar for the first time on the Jimny. It was a Christmas present for use on my classics, but in a "I'll try it on something else first " moment our everyday Jimny was the target.
Totally enjoyed the process and our Jimny's paint, even though clean, was filthy!
The brown muck that came off the surface was unbelievable.
Our Jimny now has a shine to embarrass a new vehicle and a drag coefficient of zero, swear it feels faster :laugh:

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13 Jul 2019 22:23 #211002 by Soeley

Scimike wrote: Today I used a clay bar for the first time on the Jimny. It was a Christmas present for use on my classics, but in a "I'll try it on something else first " moment our everyday Jimny was the target.
Totally enjoyed the process and our Jimny's paint, even though clean, was filthy!
The brown muck that came off the surface was unbelievable.
Our Jimny now has a shine to embarrass a new vehicle and a drag coefficient of zero, swear it feels faster :laugh:


Clay bar is excellent, even when the paint looks clean it can feel like sandpaper. A bit of clay barring and it is like glass again.

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13 Jul 2019 22:25 #211003 by Soeley
Today fitted my ARB Breather Kit.

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14 Jul 2019 07:50 #211013 by stiffsteve204me

Scimike wrote: Today I used a clay bar for the first time on the Jimny. It was a Christmas present for use on my classics, but in a "I'll try it on something else first " moment our everyday Jimny was the target.
Totally enjoyed the process and our Jimny's paint, even though clean, was filthy!
The brown muck that came off the surface was unbelievable.
Our Jimny now has a shine to embarrass a new vehicle and a drag coefficient of zero, swear it feels faster :laugh:


Well done, but we need to see the shine. :laugh:


I gave the Jimny its long delayed full monty treatment. Weather, and life, had prevented my getting it clean,clean.


This was the initial plan:




pre wash bug & grime G101
snow foam
dwell
rinse
wheels G101 agitate with brush
pressure wash
APC G101 to door shuts, badges etc. Brush. Pressure wash
Wash - shampoo - pressure wash
Dry
De-con Tar remover. Dwell, wipe. Wash.
Fall out remover. Paintwork and wheels. Dwell several minutes. Pressure wash.
Dry.
Clay lube. Clay side to side. Wipe. move to next panel.
Glass outside, ( Angelwax H2Go), & inside
BH Panel spray
Wax. Fusso
Finish with QD.
Trim.
Tyres.

I did not use clay. The paint felt fine.


Came out well, I think.

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It did take me a wee while, but worth the effort.





Steve.

“He that strikes the venison first shall be the lord o' the feast.” — Shakespeare, King Lear.

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14 Jul 2019 08:46 #211016 by Daniel30
That's interesting, I thought you would use tar and fallout before you washed with a dedicated shampoo.

Looks like you could eat your dinner off it now, love it. :)
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14 Jul 2019 09:04 #211018 by stiffsteve204me

Daniel30 wrote: That's interesting, I thought you would use tar and fallout before you washed with a dedicated shampoo.

Looks like you could eat your dinner off it now, love it. :)



My thoughts.

It is easy to see tar spots when the car is clean, and easier for the TR to do its job.

The Tar remover is wiped over, once it has had time to work, to remove the tar. I would not want to wipe-over dirty paintwork.

FO will work better once the run of the mill dirt is off the paint, IMO.




It looks good for now, until the seagulls decide it is prime target on their bombing run. :laugh:





Steve.

“He that strikes the venison first shall be the lord o' the feast.” — Shakespeare, King Lear.

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14 Jul 2019 09:18 #211019 by Daniel30
Thanks Steve yeah sounds like a plan, I like to dabble with the detailing but I'm no pro but understand the basic routine :laugh:
My god no I couldn't imagine a seagull dropping its guts on that lovely roof I think I would cry :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

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14 Jul 2019 10:13 #211022 by stiffsteve204me

Daniel30 wrote: Thanks Steve yeah sounds like a plan, I like to dabble with the detailing but I'm no pro but understand the basic routine :laugh:
My god no I couldn't imagine a seagull dropping its guts on that lovely roof I think I would cry :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:



One of the main reasons that I like to get some decent protection on the paintwork, is that it is not unusual to get it bombed two or three times a day. :angry:

One of the benefits of living a couple of hundred yards from the sea. :whistle:




Steve.

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14 Jul 2019 12:22 #211028 by Reason2doubt
Today I focused on sorting out the radius arms that I had bought second hand. I still have mine on the car but I wanted to just do a straight swap. As previously mentioned I picked up these (actually bette condition) radius arm set for £30 locally on facebook marketplace. They were thick of mud, but when you scratched them they had layers of paint and underseal - looks like they had been looked after at some point! Here's what they looked like at the start:

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Spend a few hours carefully cutting and knocking out the existing bushes - some came out dead easy, others took a little bit more grunt:

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Got the angle grinder out with a sandpaper end and started to grind away the layers of gunk on the arms. Worked really well and only took about an hour for all 4 of them to clean up around the edges. Also used a soft wire brush on the end of a Dremel to lightly scrub some of the marks from the inside of the bush housing.

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Took a drill with a wire brush end to them after to get the other bits:

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Got two coats of red hammerite on, still might put another 1 or 2 on:

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The whole experience reminded me of building a model car when I was younger, hence why I snapped this picture with one of my old model paint brushes!

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While layers of paint were drying, I was getting soaked under the car as it decided to bucket down mid steering damper installation.

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Whilst I was soaked, and the car was still jacked up I decided to pop on a rear diff protector as most of the 4x4'ing I do is in a local quarry where there are jagged rocks all over the place (had a close call last time I was out). Front one will fit next week, hopefully with the new radius arms and bushes.

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15 Jul 2019 08:14 #211083 by DorukC
I installed a kill switch for battery under the hood.



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