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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by tanuki » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:08 pm

scimjim wrote:Mk1 escort bumper is very different to Scimitar (which are modified Capri Classic items)
Ah, flaming google :evil: I picked a few of the many images coming up - the ones below - when actually most other pics
show a completely different bumper, or rather two half-bumpers :wink:
Thanks for the explanations :D
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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by tanuki » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:22 pm

I went to see a friend with Purple this afternoon ... under pouring rain :roll:
The wipers decided not to work, halting right in the middle of the screen - I assume this is common trick :? -
Since I was half way to his place I chose to persevere ... then the driver's wiper decided
that it had enough ... and jumped away to the roadside :shock: bye-bye ... no way stopping in the traffic !

At John's place we managed to swap wipers' arms - leaving out the arm of the passenger wiper -
I could then drive back home with a fully operating single wiper ... at least on the correct side :wink:

Will go and get a new blade this week - I hope I can find something that fits from standard car shops -

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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:14 pm

I find Rain-X to be a great help, both in normal conditions, and when the wipers decide to play tricks on us!


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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by toomanysabres » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:17 pm

You beat me to it Roger. I found some in Auchan or Carrefour twice the size and half the price of over here as well.
Whatever you do don't get it on the inside of the windscreen. It beads the rain normally so the internal damp you get on the inside completely fogs the view. And is impossible to clean off.


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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by tanuki » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:24 pm

I always wondered if I would ever need to use Rain-X - several guys in the club use it -
now I have the answer :lol: :lol:
Added to the shopping list for my next visit at Carrefour :wink:
I guess it does help beautifully with the rear window as well ? - the wiper is no longer mounted -
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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by toomanysabres » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:30 pm

It will probably work but it relies on the wind to blow the blobs off. It only works really well when you go beyond 40mph 65Kph.


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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by tanuki » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:30 pm

toomanysabres wrote:Whatever you do don't get it on the inside of the windscreen. It beads the rain normally so the internal damp you get on the inside completely fogs the view. And is impossible to clean off.
Thanks for the tip :P
It's hard enough to get rid of the mist without adding to it :lol:
Heated windscreens are great - I have one on the Seven -
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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by tanuki » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:32 pm

toomanysabres wrote:It will probably work but it relies on the wind to blow the blobs off. It only works really well when you go beyond 40mph 65Kph.
Is that working as an excuse if you get caught overspeeding :lol: :lol: :lol: ?
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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:36 pm

toomanysabres wrote:I found some in Auchan or Carrefour twice the size and half the price of over here as well.
It probably gets cheaper, the further south you go - in Timbuktu they probably can't give it away! :lol:


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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by toomanysabres » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:39 pm

Nor Antarctica


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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by tanuki » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:47 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:It probably gets cheaper, the further south you go - in Timbuktu they probably can't give it away! :lol:
Timbuktu might be too far south ? some smart marketing people would find the solution ...
simple rename the product: Sand-X or Cricket-X maybe :lol: :lol: ?


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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by landschrabbler » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:59 am

tanuki wrote:... then the driver's wiper decided that it had enough ... and jumped away to the roadside :shock: bye-bye ... no way stopping in the traffic !
Seems to be a typical behaviour for English cars... had a similar experience once during a snow storm on a German Autobahn in our Defender :D driver side also, but luckily it fell on the bonnet - so we could reinstall it and continue the trip.



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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:12 pm

..and my Scimitar GT on a classic marathon. Stopped and went to go back but an Elan kindly ran over it :( :shock:


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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by philhoward » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:20 pm

Mine escaped on the daily yesterday.

Lesson learnt - as Mercs have an oscillating arm, if you forget to refit the little extra clip on the new wiper blade it will fly off in the middle of a downpour.


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Re: La vie en Purple

Post by tanuki » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:06 pm

Went shopping this afternoon and found that the same packaging of Rain-X - the 200ml bottle - was actually more expensive (10.5 euros) in Carrefour than at the
car shop (Feu Vert) which is sitting on the opposite side of the carpark (7.8 euros) ... I ended up buying a 300ml bottle of Rain-Clear which was only 5.9 euros :?
Not sure it was a bargain ... but for a first trial it will do :wink:
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