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    Pink Astra

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    After buying a nice 2003 SRI I felt I needed to clean it up a little. Fortunately my best mate Keir offered to help me, using his large range of Autoglym products. The only the small caveat was that we'd sort out his girlfriends new (free!) Astra SRI at the same time. Sounds good I said...



    I knew it was bad, I didn't know it was going to cripple us




    Anyway, after much cleaning and use of Autoglym paint restorer, super mega arsebuster polish we have this




    Not a bad effort, here she is with my near perfect coloured later example, which had also been freshly cleaned and polished



    Quite chuffed with the look of the pair if I do say so myself

    (note, a whole cleaning thread without the word "detailed" being used ones)

    This was a good 4 weeks ago, it still looks pretty much the same, which is handy, I thought it'd fade

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    Some very good results there mate, looks a different car

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    Technically now the thread does have the word 'detailed' used in it! lol. Twice in fact with my post!
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    I was quite shocked. Autoglym paint restorer is superior to T-Cut it seems.

    4 weeks on, my arm still hurts. My new one is the 52 plate on the right, we flogged the Diesel I posted about before a while back and replaced it with the 2.2i. Nice car, though my girlfriend who's driving it doesn't get on with the poor rear visibility so we may well change it again soon, shame as it's a nice thing to punt about in

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    good results mate, how did she let it get to that state!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1988m View Post
    good results mate, how did she let it get to that state!!
    The T reg car was bought by a good friend of mine from a Vauxhall main agent in 2002 and looked after. In 2003 he got a company car and it went to another friends Dad. While he's a very intelligent chap and an extremely nice bloke, he views his cars as a method of transport and no more. Therefore it sat outside and, other than the annual service, wasn't given much attention. Last month he sported out for a new, diesel, Astra SRI and therefore gave the T-plate car to his son (Keir) who passed it on to his girlfriend, though not before it'd had a good cleaning session

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    Looks fantastic, a job well done

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    My computer must be biffed, I can't see any pics?

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    Looks like a great job. Can't believe this colour though, has faded since I can remember, horrendous. But great job guys
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    lovley job there.. restored it to its former beauty.. i've always noticed vauxhalls red tends to fade quite badly. alot more than other manufactures red cars.. never understood why?? theres a women by me who has a red corsa and thats in the same state as that astra before it was restored.. thats on a T Plate aswell i think
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