What have you done to your Elgrand today?

Chris T

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Went to collects set seats from Gloucester and then blasted through Forest of Dean on way home. Somehow daughter went to sleep with the sound of exhaust screaming.

Got paint mixed for wheels yesterday.
So now all materials got to complete. Just prep now.
Now when am I gonna get all this done before castle Combe???
What seats do you have in yours? Or more importantly, what colour are the plastics below the seats?😁
 

DAMEscort

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E51 Owner
Nice job. You cant rush a good job.
Worth it to get rid of the dreaded metal worm buddy, don't want to be having to do it again in a couple of months. My problem is knowing where/when to stop 😂 was close to painting the full back panel when I seen the grinder sparks all over it, decided against it, gonna just give it a quick coat of lacquer to seal it and hopefully that should be enough to stop it going anywhere, keep having to remind myself that none of it is seen when the bumpers back on lol.
 

dognero

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Worth it to get rid of the dreaded metal worm buddy, don't want to be having to do it again in a couple of months. My problem is knowing where/when to stop 😂 was close to painting the full back panel when I seen the grinder sparks all over it, decided against it, gonna just give it a quick coat of lacquer to seal it and hopefully that should be enough to stop it going anywhere, keep having to remind myself that none of it is seen when the bumpers back on lol.
I agree. Do a good job and do it once.
 

Brendan1969

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Took all the wheels off yesterday.
Cleaned under the arches.
Cleaned and polished the inside of the wheels.
Then today cleaned the inside.
Washed and polished ready for the North East Auto Show tomorrow.
Its going to rain tonight but will just need a quick detail at the show.
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I will have to get around to repairing the passenger side skirt.
Simpleh, Simpleh, LOVELEH mate.
 

dognero

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No, I did that the week before at JapFest - Wheel cleaner baked on in the hot sun and marred them :sob:

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Don't know if any of these will work for you.
Alloy wheel cleaning hacks
While you should clean alloy wheels thoroughly using recommended cleaning products, some stains could be removed by home solutions.

  • Aluminium tinfoil & cola: If you have rust spots that need removing, this mixture works excellently. Soak a piece of aluminium foil (also called tinfoil) in some cola and rub it against the rust like you would if you were sanding a piece of wood.
  • Vinegar: Lingering grease can affect the quality and appearance of your alloys, but it can be removed with an application of white vinegar on a microfibre cloth. Cider also works well for this purpose.
  • Lemon juice: If you’ve managed to remove the toughest stains from your alloys, why not make those clean wheels even more distinctive by adding a splendid shine? Squeeze some lemon juice onto the alloys (or apply with a cloth) and leave it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing off with water.
  • Oven cleaner: Brake dust is quite hard to eliminate, even with plentiful scrubbing, but an oven cleaning product can remove this stubborn stain. Shake the container, spray it into the wheels (be careful not to get any on the bodywork of your vehicle) and leave it for a few minutes before a quick scrub and hosing.
  • Baking soda: When allowed to set into your wheels, rust can be damaging, so baking soda is an ideal home remedy. Mix with water to create a paste, apply the mixture to your wheels and rinse off afterwards.
  • Baby oil: For shiny, rust-free alloy wheels, you could do a lot worse than apply a dab of baby oil on a cotton cloth. Dab is the operative word here as you don’t want to go overboard on the quantity, and it’s especially important not to get the oil on your tyres.
  • WD40: Few products remove tar better than WD40. Spray the substance onto affected areas of the wheels and scrub with a stiff brush before rinsing with a hose, as any lingering WD40 could seep onto the tyre and make it dangerously slick.
 

Nathane69

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E50 Owner
Not today, but Saturday... blew my tyre up! Damn that camber wear! Must be more careful! New tyres coming this afternoon :joy:

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Evening all ,
I wondered if anyone can tell me if this
is this a common problem on the E50 model ?
I've noticed that both front tyres on my van are starting to wear on the inside edges, nothing near as bad as poor karls but quite noticeable , leading me to purchase new tyres too ! 😕👎
Also , can you put van tyres on these vehicles ?
Cheers , Nathan
 

Brendan1969

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Evening all ,
I wondered if anyone can tell me if this
is this a common problem on the E50 model ?
I've noticed that both front tyres on my van are starting to wear on the inside edges, nothing near as bad as poor karls but quite noticeable , leading me to purchase new tyres too ! 😕👎
Also , can you put van tyres on these vehicles ?
Cheers , Nathan
I would not put van tyres on it mate as they will make the ride horrible. Get all your front end checked bushes wise and drop links wise and change as required and then get it all aligned and then keep a close eye on your tyre pressures and regularly rotate your wheels front to rear either side for max tyre life use.
 

Nathane69

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I would not put van tyres on it mate as they will make the ride horrible. Get all your front end checked bushes wise and drop links wise and change as required and then get it all aligned and then keep a close eye on your tyre pressures and regularly rotate your wheels front to rear either side for max tyre life use.
Thank you Brendan,
Great advice Sir .
I'll be seeing you what !!👌