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    Wow, that astonishing Frank.
    Like you, I just cannot understand how people can let their cars get that bad. The only thought I have is that if the owner has "bought" the car on a lease, he really wont care about the condition as the re-sale value will make no difference to his/her pocket. Some folk are just blind to dirt and mess and have no pride of ownership.
    Some folk like me, have OCD.
    I suppose its a good thing that we are all different.......maybe
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    Small things amuse small minds, me.

    Last night I had to leave the car without its cover. It got very windy last night and this morning and rained like anything. Today its just a little breezy but the car looks like someone has been over it with a hairdryer. The sides as dry as a bone, and clean. The bonnet just covered in tiny droplets of water. Beading really well. Being basically very childish I blew on one of these droplets and it shot off the bonnet leaving no trail at all. Very hydrophobic. Being a sad git with nothing better to do I photographed some of the very few left.

    Just goes to prove a good polish and wax can work wonders. They all lean slightly forward waiting for the next waft of air to shove them off the sloping bonnet.

    2003 Zircon Blue XKR Convertible.
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    There looks to be a speck of dirt in that big bubble to the left Frank, you must have missed that bit.
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    2012 XKR Black pack, Speed Pack, Aero pack, Rat pack. Past:-87'XJS 3.6L, 93'XJ40 3.2L gold, 95'XJ6 4.0L sport, 00'XJ8 3.2L sport, 2005 XK8 4.2L coupe, 2009 XK 5.0L Portfolio in that order and enjoyed all of 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    Last night I had to leave the car without its cover. It got very windy last night and this morning and rained like anything. Today its just a little breezy but the car looks like someone has been over it with a hairdryer. The sides as dry as a bone, and clean. The bonnet just covered in tiny droplets of water. Beading really well. Being basically very childish I blew on one of these droplets and it shot off the bonnet leaving no trail at all. Very hydrophobic. Being a sad git with nothing better to do I photographed some of the very few left.

    Just goes to prove a good polish and wax can work wonders. They all lean slightly forward waiting for the next waft of air to shove them off the sloping bonnet.

    You could always take bets on which droplet will run down first.

    In the meantime here's a little video you may find entertaining............

    "I know I'm a pessimist because my glass is always half empty...even when it's full".

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    More Jag art for you Frank. Its the result of Harley Wax with Carunaba, or is it Carbonara?

    Very windy here too. I picked up a stinker of a cold from an aircraft on Saturday so staying in and keeping warm and doing a bit of Jaggin' to pass the time.

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    Previously enjoyed: 1970 XL6 4.2 1974; 1982 XJS HE V12 5.3 1987 - 1990; 2000 S Type 3.0 manual 2001-2015; 1998 XK8 Convert Mar/Apr 2016. 2009 Red XK convert Nov 2016 to March 2017: 2010 All black XKR May to Oct 2017: 2009 Green XKR convert. 28k miles.Mar to July 2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbov8 View Post
    There looks to be a speck of dirt in that big bubble to the left Frank, you must have missed that bit.
    Ahhh now you see the problem. That is why I cover the Jag these days. Though its not too bad as its only been overnight. I will give it a going over with a clean cloth and a waterless wash before I cover it up again. Rain does not wash your car merly collects dust and dirt on the way down to leave on your car.

    Sorry to hear your unwell Neville. There is an awful lot of it going about. Even the horses have got Equine Influenza so there is no racing over the entire UK for the next couple of days or so.
    I would say stay inside and keep Jagin but it does sound rather rude, even when we all know what you mean.

    Right must get on. I am repairing my window waist seals........ again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagnite View Post
    More Jag art for you Frank. Its the result of Harley Wax with Carunaba, or is it Carbonara?

    Very windy here too. I picked up a stinker of a cold from an aircraft on Saturday so staying in and keeping warm and doing a bit of Jaggin' to pass the time.

    Stag I would love to see you clean the car with "Carbonara" you could buff it up with Ciabatta
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    My droplets are bigger than yours (very nice though)
    2003 Zircon Blue XKR Convertible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    My droplets are bigger than yours (very nice though)
    Now, now: size isn't everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_doctor View Post
    Now, now: size isn't everything!
    Thats not what your wife said.........
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