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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:45 pm

The drivers seat was looking a little worn, particularly on the outboard squab bolster. Here it is after a quick wash with soapy water, still a little damp
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And the worn bolster
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I've used some Furniture Clinic products before, but this is what I bought
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So after the soapy water, Ultra Cleaner, re-colouring balm and a 1st coat of Leather Protector it looked like this
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After leaving it overnight & giving it another couple of coats of leather protector, it's more matt
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And back in the car, the rest of the seats are in good shape & I'd already cleaned them & treated them with a different leather cream, so I'll need to see if they match the drivers seat when it's out in the daylight.
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The coverage of the re-colouring balm was pretty good on black. I'd prevously used it on red leather, where it wasn't quite as good, but still a good improvement.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:04 pm

MOT passed today at the first time of asking, with no advisories, although the rear exhaust boxes aren't very good. I only took it for a short drive as the speedo isn't working (not checked on MOT & I didn't realize until driving to the MOT station). Here it is out in the wild again just over 2 years since it was last road legal, much, much longer than anticipated.
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I need to add the red pin-stripe back to the front & rear wings, as well as a few other less visible little jobs.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:21 pm

Well done mate, a lot of effort went into making the shell solid again!


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:23 pm

Magnificent, well done Ben.
Now you can enjoy it :D


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Post by Corky » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:39 pm

You’ve got the patience of a saint. Many people would’ve scrapped it. Great to see it saved.

I’ve always fancied buying a big Jag, but never had the bottle to go through with it.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:45 pm

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Take Corkys money quick :lol:

Good work mate, made painting the Forth Bridge look quick, but it does look ace now its finished, perfect for a bank job, some other villainous activity, or star of the next Guy Ritchie caper film, old skool Brit muscle 8)


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:47 pm

BigBobPilot wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:45 pm

The coverage of the re-colouring balm was pretty good on black. I'd prevously used it on red leather, where it wasn't quite as good, but still a good improvement.
Corky said same of white, has terrible trouble keeping his Cheshire Stillettos pristine :lol:


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Post by Corky » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:12 pm

:lol:

Git :mrgreen:


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Post by philhoward » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:34 pm

Well done Ben - just in time for winter (and those heated seats)..


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