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  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
    Pinno wrote:
    Up early for no good reason. Two cups of tea therefore required instead of the regulation one. Spent a couple of hours catching up on snooze time in the sun after breakfast. Back to the physio this afternoon though, and today it was decidedly hurtful.

    ...but not a single reference to my long and instructive essay into car polishing after your request :roll: Cheers mate. [email protected]

    @Meursault: Having a good holiday in Mosul?
    @Seano: I can tell you are dodgy but I reluctantly think you have a point.
    @SG: I think that would be inhumane and it's probably covered somewhere in the Geneva Convention.

    Bleedin lovely 'ere, though be careful of false trip advisor reviews.
    Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.

    Voltaire
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,010
    I take mine to the Romanians at Tesco when I can no longer see the paintwork or seats. £15 inside and out, plus a fiver tip cos it's so grotty.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,975
    hopkinb wrote:
    I take mine to the Romanians at Tesco when I can no longer see the paintwork or seats. £15 inside and out, plus a fiver tip cos it's so grotty.

    Park the car in my street. That'll pi$$ the neighbours off.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    "Washing Cars", is that a thing?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,975
    Garry H wrote:
    "Washing Cars", is that a thing?

    Apparently.

    I hope you are sitting down - the sun has popped out.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,670
    Garry H wrote:
    "Washing Cars", is that a thing?

    Yep, just bought a new jet wash :)
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    I have a jet wash. Thought it was for washing the kids.

    Stopped raining over here and the wind has gone. Midges are out in force though.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,609
    hopkinb wrote:
    I take mine to the Romanians at Tesco when I can no longer see the paintwork or seats. £15 inside and out, plus a fiver tip cos it's so grotty.

    Car washers round these here parts tend not to be from Romanian extraction. They tend to look more like members of the Taliban.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,987
    hopkinb wrote:
    I take mine to the Romanians at Tesco when I can no longer see the paintwork or seats. £15 inside and out, plus a fiver tip cos it's so grotty.
    You've been diddled mate. The Albanians round here do inside and out for a tenner :)

    Busy day and just collecting Stropteen so will update when I've opened the various packages that have arrived in the post over the last couple of days...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,883
    Anyone notice that ballysmate is hanging round like a bad smell lately?
    Get a life Bally. :roll:
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,609
    seanoconn wrote:
    Anyone notice that ballysmate is hanging round like a bad smell lately?
    Get a life Bally. :roll:

    That's it, I'm flouncing.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,987
    Ballysmate wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Anyone notice that ballysmate is hanging round like a bad smell lately?
    Get a life Bally. :roll:

    That's it, I'm flouncing.
    Again?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,975
    Ballysmate wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    I take mine to the Romanians at Tesco when I can no longer see the paintwork or seats. £15 inside and out, plus a fiver tip cos it's so grotty.

    Car washers round these here parts tend not to be from Romanian extraction. They tend to look more like members of the Taliban.

    Have you moved to Luton?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,609
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Ballysmate wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Anyone notice that ballysmate is hanging round like a bad smell lately?
    Get a life Bally. :roll:

    That's it, I'm flouncing.
    Again?

    I'm back.
    Flounce over.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,609
    Pinno wrote:
    Ballysmate wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    I take mine to the Romanians at Tesco when I can no longer see the paintwork or seats. £15 inside and out, plus a fiver tip cos it's so grotty.

    Car washers round these here parts tend not to be from Romanian extraction. They tend to look more like members of the Taliban.

    Have you moved to Luton?

    It may be shite around here but Luton????
    FCuk me, no.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,975
    It's quite clear that MF has not travelled domestically enough when he mentions Alsager, Stoke and a few other Gallic locations in a certain vein but never Luton.
    Maybe he trained there. Perhaps it's a deep. dark memory that only the bravest/most stupid shrink would ever delve into.
    Maybe it explains him.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,291
    I'm with you V68. Briefly owned a black car but decided it was a disaster as every spec of dirt or slight scratch showed. Silver or grey is great - ideally with leather seats. If only I could train Mrs MRS not to put apple cores or banana skins in the door pockets or her thumb print in the middle of the rear view mirror....

    This one is the worst possible combo - metallic black paint, and pale beige leather interior. Both show all the marks.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,975
    Yay, it's Wheelspinner. :D

    Nice morning?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,291
    It is. Cool, but sunny.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,975
    Found that gadget yet?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,291
    Yeah bought one to try. Get what you pay for, so it may be returned for a replacement already, sounds like they forgot to fit a bearing or bushing in it somewhere.

    It works ok, and will do the job for what I want. Slower speed than I expected, but easy to use. I still apply the polish by hand. Gave it a go on the ute first, which is plain white paint, and certainly makes things easier to buff the shine up, but not perfect. Still needed to finish it manually, but at least that was easy.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,975
    I thought age and wisdom and a sore back would perhaps make you see the wisdom and therefore the futility of it.
    Surely life is too short for polishing cars?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,291
    I don't make a habit of it. Car(s) get washed maybe once a month, give or take, but polished maybe once a year if that. Three weeks of long driving and parking at the beach had it looking pretty shite, covered in bugs guts and salt spray, so it was time to give it a tidy up.

    I don't mind the fact I need to do it, just looking to minimise the effort involved. Out here the local places are manned generally by Sri Lankans or Lebanese, and they can be a bit, er, cavalier about doing the job properly. I've had more than a few extra scuffs and scratches appear when I've taken a car in there...
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,883
    Pinno wrote:
    Yay, it's Wheelspinner. :D

    Nice morning?
    Which roughly translated means..
    "sorry for calling you a [email protected] although I was kind of joking." :D
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,291
    Nah he's fine. Takes a bit more than that to offend me. :-)
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,987
    seanoconn wrote:
    Pinno wrote:
    Yay, it's Wheelspinner. :D

    Nice morning?
    Which roughly translated means..
    "sorry for calling you a [email protected] although I was kind of joking." :D
    I think Pinno is a woman. Far too much verbiage and never apologises, even when clearly in the wrong :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,975
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    I think Pinno is a woman. Far too much verbiage and never apologises, even when clearly in the wrong :)

    Hmmm... that reminds me of certain person in a few threads in CS.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,328 Lives Here
    Nah he's fine. Takes a bit more than that to offend me. :-)
    If anyone is offended that easily in Australia I think they should emigrate.
    Sell the car Spinner.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,975
    Yep, buy a reliable old banger.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,291
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Nah he's fine. Takes a bit more than that to offend me. :-)
    If anyone is offended that easily in Australia I think they should emigrate.
    Sell the car Spinner.
    I'm seriously considering selling it. Worth sod all as a trade-in, and nobody here buys these used in private sale. Spent a small fortune keeping it in good nick and roadworthy, which would be wasted money if I do flog it. Plus, what to replace it with?
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