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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

er, just drive it, thats what you bought it for.

This is why I won't get my car painted, I enjoy driving it too much.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have the space then these temporary garages are great - get them well secured and they pretty much withstand anything. Not too much more cost than some of the fancier covers but no issues with rubbing and less condensation. Range of sizes - I have just picked out one below

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-cig81015-heavy-duty-instant-garage---da/

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Milo72 wrote:
Thank you all for the replies.... definitely will get the stuff for window rubbers. As for taking the trays off and waxing it is this something I can do via jacks and axles stands and still get it coated properly?

Totally agree about being in the garage is the best options but turfing the Mini out is a project in itself.

I thought about this as a car cover...

https://www.classicadditions.com/en-GB/outdoor-car-covers/ultimate-outdoor-car-cover/prod_10077

What if I put an indoor cover on it first?

Thanks again.


Milo, the Waxoil comes in aerosol type cans (so really easy to apply). JZM did mine with the aid of a car lift so can’t comment on utilising axle stands - but if you are careful why not. Just be bloomin’ careful chap! I seem to remember using some old boxes of porcelain tiles to support my old Mini Cooper when changing the exhaust.. make of that Tom-foolery what you will nooo

When I had my 993 (I MUST update my signature!) I had a outdoor cover by Specialised Covers https://www.specialisedcovers.com Top price point but lasted years (I had a Stormforce and my personal experience was that it ripped after 18 months and faded like mad).

They can rub the paintwork but a ceramic coating to the coachwork will do wonders. I found the best solution, if you can, was to park the car somewhere less prone to the prevailing winds (down the side of the house etc).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say drive it Thumb for me some of the best days for a good drive are clear, cold, dry days in the winter!

I don't have a garage, but luckily I have another car I can use when it's wet or icy so it doesn't get driven often on wet, salty roads!

+1 for Gummi Pfledge Thumb If you do lay it up, personally I wouldn't use a cover, just give it a liberal coat of good wax without buffing it off too much and lots of ACF50 on anything you can get to! If its in a garage then either good ventilation to stop condensation or a humidifier if you want to seal it up!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being a Cab and outside i would go with a cover but im a little concerned about condensation so perhaps some of those silica gell packs .. ive seen them a few times now and they seem like a good idea to me.

Even with a cover and i think your brake discs are going to rust .. 3 monthes or more in damp conditions and thats not going to be so good ..

Not sure what to suggest there .. anyone else ?
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Gummi Pflege only £6.95 for two bottles if you use code HIGH5 at check out! Thumb


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all very much, really appreciate all your replies....

Made a few online purchases tonight on the advice provided.... as for the dehumidifier pads, my Tesco is selling them for £4 each at the moment... same ones I got from euro car parts.

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