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Re: Meet Bumble-Bee

Well progress is slow to be honest

Time - money - life as usual always get in the way
Plus those annoying old farts who keep saying buy a better car

Anyway
Bubble-bee has slowly changed some more

First of all - the tatty ariel
Half black flakey and have dull grey
Of which i couldnt have any of....

So a can on Broom Yellow Holts spray
Its Transformed
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Well happy - and a good match too!!

Cars had a 60K service
Oil was ready - air filter not to bad tbh
But had a good look over the car today, its looking pretty healthy!!
I removed and refitted my rear suspension strut bolts - they came out nice and easy with the breaker bar - Copper grease them back in - Will help when they are ready for replacing that i can easily get them out again

The Fog Has Hit badly recently - lucklly the Punto's lights are Beaming! (ba dum tish!)
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But this keeps bugging me
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Other news - Rear brakes have been stripped clean - rebuilt
but i still have a weak drum O/S/R, it can easily turn with handbrake on, so suspecting a stuck adjuster or wont adjust properly

Fiat Forum sticker on the rear - but no pik - gotta stick side windows on yet

horn was sprayed - didnt like the result.....

Interior has had a set Seat covers fitted, dont look too bad

Last but not least
The car has been downgraded....
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More work will be going on soon

Ziggy
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Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy122 View Post
Well progress is slow to be honest

Time - money - life as usual always get in the way
Plus those annoying old farts who keep saying buy a better car

Anyway
Bubble-bee has slowly changed some more

First of all - the tatty ariel
Half black flakey and have dull grey
Of which i couldnt have any of....

So a can on Broom Yellow Holts spray
Its Transformed
Attachment 108857
Attachment 108858

Well happy - and a good match too!!

Cars had a 60K service
Oil was ready - air filter not to bad tbh
But had a good look over the car today, its looking pretty healthy!!
I removed and refitted my rear suspension strut bolts - they came out nice and easy with the breaker bar - Copper grease them back in - Will help when they are ready for replacing that i can easily get them out again

The Fog Has Hit badly recently - lucklly the Punto's lights are Beaming! (ba dum tish!)
Attachment 108860

But this keeps bugging me
Attachment 108859

Other news - Rear brakes have been stripped clean - rebuilt
but i still have a weak drum O/S/R, it can easily turn with handbrake on, so suspecting a stuck adjuster or wont adjust properly

Fiat Forum sticker on the rear - but no pik - gotta stick side windows on yet

horn was sprayed - didnt like the result.....

Interior has had a set Seat covers fitted, dont look too bad

Last but not least
The car has been downgraded....
Attachment 108861

More work will be going on soon

Ziggy
The roof marks are extremely hard to remove. Try some AG Paint renovator followed by a good AG Super resin polish. 2 coats of each should do the job and then a nice coat of wax to seal the effort.

Cant say it will remove them completely but will make them alot less viable.
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The roof marks are extremely hard to remove. Try some AG Paint renovator followed by a good AG Super resin polish. 2 coats of each should do the job and then a nice coat of wax to seal the effort.

Cant say it will remove them completely but will make them alot less viable.

Yea i'll have to get the machine out
Get the SSR Paste and the Menza's final finish out too

The whole car needs detailing, but time is keeping me back

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Yea i'll have to get the machine out
Get the SSR Paste and the Menza's final finish out too

The whole car needs detailing, but time is keeping me back

Ziggy
Yup it killed my last week to clean, polish and wax both mine and my girlfriends car last week :L

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Gotta get some Iron X onto mine

covered in what looks like black spots all over the car - which dont come off

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covered in what looks like black spots all over the car - which dont come off
It's obviously a ladybug, then; not a bumble-bee...
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It's obviously a ladybug, then; not a bumble-bee...
Nah - Bumble-bee
No ladybugs here

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Gotta get some Iron X onto mine

covered in what looks like black spots all over the car - which dont come off

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is it railway line fall out?
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is it railway line fall out?
it is suspect to been yes

I tried AG tar remover with no suscess, so it was IRON x Next

Might see about that soon tbh, so i can just wash and seal up ready for winter

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Another Little update

Well after S+B pointed out on another thread recently that my sump was in need of some TLC like yesturday

I decided to get on the cold wet floor again and scrub away i do

i decided to remove the Exhaust Manifold - Why?
Because those nuts are buggers for rusting and seizing on
Catch it early - like i did it came off with little fight Rebuilt and slapped some copper grease on there for good measure

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By time i had done it was not bad looking
lots of running with wire wheels - Rust killer gel and then a couple of thick layers of Black UHT paint to seal it all up

Looks much better

decided to protect the manifold flange welds - dont want to pay 50 for a welder todo it up again
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While paint was drying i did several other things

Remove - cleaned up - greased - refitted the Radiator Support Bolts
Removed - cleaned threads - copper greased the threads on the bottom Lamba sensor
Removed several exhaust bracket and bolts - cleaned and painted to maintain life

Examined the gearbox mount - See the seperate thread

All in all - i dont like cold floors but its another step for preping this car for life

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Well i've done a little more work today

Checked the gearbox has sufficient fluid - All okay

Remove - Cleaned - Gapped - Refitted My Spark plugs
All a nice lovely Lovely brown colour (See punto guides)

Also removed and cleaned my throttle body - DAM how much tar like stuff is in there.....

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Love the car mate my mum used to have the exact same thinks eerie found my love for puntos keep up the good work
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Its my pride and joy
All my cars get my love and attention they require

I dont mind removing nuts and bolts just to copper grease them for potential future removement - For example like today

had the 2 rear bottom anchor point bolts out - cleaned - painted - copper slipped - torqued back up

did same for the Rear back rest bottom bolts - but 1 snapped Dam it...
(tighten - tighten - tighten - PING!)
Thats another days job now...

had all 8 of the Rear hub bolts off - Both Damper units as well

I keep a record of what i've done too! but i wont upload here lol

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I keep a record of what i've done too! but i wont upload here lol

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no its not lol just dont think u can post tables....
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