R36 Scrub a dub.

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R36 Scrub a dub.

Post by Crapbag » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:17 pm

Hi all.

Ive spent the last few days when time allows to get my newly acquired R36 up to scratch. My aim is to get it to a point that it’s clean and tidy but I don’t get it perfect and become precious over it. As it has to deal with daily life and what kids, dogs and mountain bikes throw at it.

I picked the car up just over a week ago. And to say it was filthy is an understatement. The last owner had clearly “washed” it and hoovered the surface inside. But that’s about it.

So let’s start with some before

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So as you can see pretty hanging. First on the agenda was to do battle with the exhaust tips. Now I’m pretty sure that in the life of the car they have never been cleaned as they’re badly pitted. But I did my best with 1st stage being a thorough degreasing, followed by Britemax twins. Using an abrasive drill mounted foam ball on the inside. And 0000 fine wire wool on the outside. I’m not finished with them yet. But for the moment they will do.

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So with that done it was onto degreasing and All Purpose Cleaning (APC) all the shuts

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Thank fully with a bit of elbow work all the shuts came up aswell as each other. And are a million times better.

Next was to fully decontaminate the paintwork. This was triple stage. Being ferrous fallout removed with Bilt Hamber Korrosol, de-tar with Tardis and clay with a new product to me, Carbon Collective clay pad system. To which I’m pleasantly surprised with and saw zero marring.

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As you can see there was plenty of iron fallout. To be honest there wasn’t a great deal of Tar so never took any pics. And likewise not a lot to see with the clay pad so again no pics.

After that lot was done it was time to hand polish with Adams Revive an excellent product and used mainly in this case to prep the paint for the wax. Leaving it naked for the best adhesion. My go to wax for longevity is Fusso Soft 99 Light. Put on in light thin layers it flashes over really quickly and removes with little effort. All in all I’m really happy with the results. And intend to lay down another coat of wax tomorrow. Which should going by previously applied layers of fusso on other cars, give me 8-10 months protection easily.

It’s also worth saying that between stages I 2 bucket washed using Adams shampoo, and dried using my Wooly Mammoth

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Next on the agenda is to clean the engine bay and give the interior a good clean. To which I’ll update later.

Thanks for stopping by,

And any questions fire away,

Craig.

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Re: R36 Scrub a dub.

Post by Gazwould » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:56 pm

Bloody good effort :-bd
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I'd give her some 'trivago' .

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Re: R36 Scrub a dub.

Post by Crapbag » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:01 pm

Cheers buddy.

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Re: R36 Scrub a dub.

Post by dubber36 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:08 am

I would have loved an R36, but didn't think I could have justified the fuel costs. Given the lack of depreciation, one could well have cost less to own than the B7 diesel that I had. I now have an Amarok, and at £100 to fill the tank that lasts no more than 600miles, I'd guess it is comparable with your 36.
2004 V6 TDI gone and replaced with a 2011 TDI Sport DSG which has gone too.

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Re: R36 Scrub a dub.

Post by Crapbag » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:32 am

dubber36 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:08 am
I would have loved an R36, but didn't think I could have justified the fuel costs. Given the lack of depreciation, one could well have cost less to own than the B7 diesel that I had. I now have an Amarok, and at £100 to fill the tank that lasts no more than 600miles, I'd guess it is comparable with your 36.
Yeah that was exactly my thought process. I’ve gone from a 2.0tdi B7 estate and a Mini Countryman S All4 to this. So even though tax is more. Along with economy it kinda levels out on the daily running. But take residuals into account and I should be quids in. And if all else fails I’ll have owned an iconic rare car. And it sits well beside my weekend toy. So I’m a happy little boy.

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Re: R36 Scrub a dub.

Post by LetsGoForASpin » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:45 am

Good job, nice shine especially for a silver car.
Passat r-line estate 150 diesel - company car, no way I could afford one!

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Re: R36 Scrub a dub.

Post by Crapbag » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:09 am

LetsGoForASpin wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:45 am
Good job, nice shine especially for a silver car.
Thanks man. The silver has actually got a lot of metallic fleck in it so that helps. The Biscay blue is a lovely colour. But as my other car is bright blue and with this car being (a well kept) workhorse silver was the colour I hoped would come up. But to be perfectly honest. With them being so rare. And in need, the colour was a minor in the choosing. As long as the car was solid and well maintained with low miles I was happy.

I managed to get another coat of Fusso on last night and also got the interior cleaned. I’ll be sure to get some decent pics up later.

Thanks again,

Craig.

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