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    1st clean in 4 months

    I noticided a rather insightly small bit of algae had appeared on the side of the fabric roof, today it had doubled in size overnight:



    So, I gave it a good clean, inside and out. Was last cleaned on 16/10/19 while in Monaco.


    The colour of the wheel does mask the dirt to an extent, I was very disapointed to see the bolts and wheel center logos I fitted last year, are corroded/rusty already .

    All done, what a transformation!

    These KUMHO tyres are completely flush with the wheel, no chance of getting away with touching a kerb on these...

    Unlike the PS4s on the rear...










    Much better now all round
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather + Black SuedeCloth Headliner, Rear Entertainment, Picnic Trays and Split Rear Reclining Seats. 200 Cell Cats, 2.5 SS Custom X-Pipe Exhaust, JagDroid Headunit, Arden Sportlines with 295 rear
    BMW 650i LCI Facelift, Convertible, Black Saphire with Cream/Black interior
    Ex. XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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    Looking good Alec, nice work.
    If you can, we’ll see you on the 2nd and if not, definitely the 19th May.
    Jim.
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    I do not offer advice, I only say what I would do with the set of circumstances presented. Your choice always.

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    Can't have the fancy bit looking a tad unkempt, people will ask what she's been up to

    Must admit a bit of TLC brings her up a treat.

    I know what you mean about the Kumho tyres, you really have to watch what you're doing.

    It'll be great if you make it down to Gaydon in a fortnight, but as Jimbo says, the 19th May we'll be there.
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    Interior is pretty much finished, as far as I am prepared to go anyway

    Before, as bought 1 year ago:


    Today:






    The final piece was the front seat belts in brand new black webbing. This turned out to be a lot more complicated than I expected, as the convertible has a unique design... I could not find any belts for sale in black, so I had to have the webbing proffesionally custom made up. I was able to very carefully swap the webbing over onto the existing inertia reel.
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather + Black SuedeCloth Headliner, Rear Entertainment, Picnic Trays and Split Rear Reclining Seats. 200 Cell Cats, 2.5 SS Custom X-Pipe Exhaust, JagDroid Headunit, Arden Sportlines with 295 rear
    BMW 650i LCI Facelift, Convertible, Black Saphire with Cream/Black interior
    Ex. XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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    Looking good as always Alec

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    ^^ That thing Jim said ^^

    Any car you own always looks good, but it is particularly lovely to see a few interior shots. The car could be a 19 reg for all I would know.

    I guess now spring has broken we all might get more chances to clean up our cars, and post a few photographs.... well those of us who haven't gone and bought too many cars and had a baby last year, anyway....
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    Previous cars: '91 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, '93 BMW 520i, '92 XJ 4.0 Sov, '94 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 Daimler V8, '03 XJ Super V8, '94 Renault Clio(!), '99 Merc S430L V8, '08 XJ Sov Diesel LWB, '03 Merc S320CDi, '07 XJ Sov Diesel LWB

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    Another 12 months MOT sorted today, no advisories
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather + Black SuedeCloth Headliner, Rear Entertainment, Picnic Trays and Split Rear Reclining Seats. 200 Cell Cats, 2.5 SS Custom X-Pipe Exhaust, JagDroid Headunit, Arden Sportlines with 295 rear
    BMW 650i LCI Facelift, Convertible, Black Saphire with Cream/Black interior
    Ex. XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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    Lovely. Surely never in doubt?
    All the best
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    Nice one Alec!
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    2001 XJ Daimler Super V8 (Car for 'best')
    2009 Mercedes CL500 V8 (Daily workhorse)
    2004 BMW 730d (Being lined up for sale)
    2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2.7TDi (The Wife's baby hauler)

    Previous cars: '91 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, '93 BMW 520i, '92 XJ 4.0 Sov, '94 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 XJ 4.0 Sov, '00 Daimler V8, '03 XJ Super V8, '94 Renault Clio(!), '99 Merc S430L V8, '08 XJ Sov Diesel LWB, '03 Merc S320CDi, '07 XJ Sov Diesel LWB

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