Pickup and weather concerns

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Glad you're back safely. It's a stunning colour scheme. Looking forward to a full review, although I expect that won't be until Spring!

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Thanks Steve,

Our roads look pretty clean, they don't usually salt/grit them unless we get snow, which is very rare.  Our roads are typically closed if they expect ice etc..  If it's dry tomorrow I shall go for a quick run,  Then probably wash her again.  I might have some initial thoughts, but I suspect you are correct, it's likely to be spring before I can get anywhere near a full review for my blog.

As for the colours, I have to give full credit to Simon Clough at Oakmere, I simply copied the 310R spec he configured for stock.  I do agree it does looking stunning, even better in the flesh.  Oakmere have done an amazing job with the paint too. They polished and waxed it really well, when I washed it down this evening the paint beaded beautifully.

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It's the grot traps that you need to be aware of, not necessarily the visible external bodywork. Salt, stones and grot gets trapped down the sides of the foot wells under the bonnet. Also down the side skins where it meets the chassis rails and behind the tank. I use a small pressure washer to get into these places, then dry off and leave in the garage with a dehumidifier to dry right out. When dry, also spray those areas with WD40 or similar.

Salt between the aluminium body panels and the steel chassis with accelerate corrosion by galvanitic action, especially where the rivets pass through.

 

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Pleased trip went well. Fantastic looking car.

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After a good run today, I'm washing her down.  She's been cleaned as you'd expect.  I've also taken special care to soak and clean as much as I can reach around the rear arches, diff, fuel tank bottom, and rear underneath.  I've spray for quite awhile at the floors from underneath then all the way to the front of the car.  Also I've taken the bonnet off and place the hose down into the channel between the skin and chassis.  Is there anything I'm missing.

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@derek, I came up for my mince pie, but left hungry...... so disappointing Nono

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I'm glad to hear everything went well.

Stephen

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Everything. Went well Stephen,, except mark missed his mince pie ,,as we went out with granddaughter for dinner for her 16 th birthday. ,,,so she gets her driving liecence tomorow    Personally I think 16 is to young to drive but she is the second one to start driving then a third first week in Jan , eldest granddaughter  now 17 passed her test first time after six months so she is out in her own car 

bloody scary 

Derek 

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I've put together a little video of the journey.  First time doing this.... so still learning.  Hope you enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJxcPylF1uc

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I did.

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