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  1. Maypack

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    I’d be looking to do a 30 miles or so detour to come at the school from another way lol
     
  2. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    Looks like watermarks...
    lol! There is another route that is only a bit longer thats looking like a much cleaner option!
     
  3. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Strangely, noone would answer the door to me. But ye, I'm doing sealion2 first.

    Yes, I agree. And it would be the first thing I would suggest. But it's been a long long time since I've got watermarks on the car. As experience has taught me how to avoid it. And you've seen my car / pics of my car. But this was the before this morning:
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  4. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    I was wondering if it was something moisture from the wood or something like that... Totally agree your car i immaculate and watermarks are not something you are likely to have just wondering if it could be something like that left behind after the ash has settled and cooled. Either way I hoping its relatively easy to solve.
     
  5. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    I'm going to try and resist going at it tonight as the light has all but gone and the temperature dropped. I'll probably do the bonnet (my fav test area) on Saturday again. See if I can make some progress. Then full works on Sunday hopefully. I can't imagine in these temps outside ash would have stayed hot for long. But it was definately old flakes of wood. I thought maybe summat like carbon or something etching the clear coat. I don't think it's deep, because it disappears when wet. Just a case of how much time / money to bring it back up to how I had it.
     
  6. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    So the “other” road has left this...

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    Going to enjoy cleaning that tomorrow.


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  7. Maypack

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    Looks like concrete. If it sets solid that’s an added bit of weight to ruin your mpg lol
     
  8. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    Haha. I’ve done over 300 miles and still have half a tank left, I’ve not filled up since the meet.


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  9. Maypack

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    Neither have I and that’s good for me. Another 140 miles left before a fill up
     
  10. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    I'm cursed to forever get 22mpg no matter what car I'm in. I may order a plain off Amazon to reduce the thickness of my right sole.
     
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  11. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Frick sake, I filled up on the Saturday before I left, when I got there, then again when I got back. Think I'm on half a tank and I've been in Sealion 2 most of the week.
     
  12. Jimbobcook

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    I'm still on the same tank than when I filled up at Blackpool on route home. Got 160 miles left...
     
  13. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    I'm going to fill sealion2 with v-power and tow it behind!
     
  14. Yellow fr

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    Lol I’ve done over 300 miles and still got over 1/2 a tank of v power left


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    Love a dirty car. Most of the time it makes the car look better. But there's a difference between motorway muck (like a coating of dust where you see finger prints etc) and actual mud on the car. The latter I can't stand and I work on building sites, I never drive my car on for that reason. Had my Leon FR since November and not cleaned it yet. I keep the inside spotless though [B)]
     
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    I need a picture lol it must be pure filth haha I think @Sharpy is the man to beat for dirtiest car on this thread but @Maypack holds the dirty car award at a car meet lol it wasnt even that dirth haha
     
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    My nephew slipped on dog **** and landed flat on his back on top of it.

    The cars been dirtier.
     
  18. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Long, long day. So firstly a warning:
    "Dry ash on your car is not extremely harmful to the paint, but as soon as it encounters moisture such as dew or fog, it can become acidic and damage your paint"
    Literally spent the whole day outside (glad the weather held out). Thanks to you all for the kind words and advice. I snowfoamed, megs nxt, clayed, autoglym resin polish, kkd regloss, colonite 9summat. Using my patented new 4 bucket method:
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    Before:
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    After:
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    And just to bring it back on topic:
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  19. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    Phew!! Glad you got it sorted. What a nightmare. Good to know, if not come across that before but it makes sense.


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  20. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Yeah, the SRP sorted a fair amount of marks with some elbow grease and tears. Had to scratchx some of the deeper ones though. I'm just glad the paintwork had a decent wax layer on before it happened or it would have been a disaster. Would also explain how everyone round here has a bonfire in the summer, it gets covered in ash and I just wash it off 4 days later without an issue. Just got caught out this time it rained!
     

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