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Old 11th February 2018, 08:07 PM
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I always wash any car before an MOT, I see it as a courtesy to the tester, the very least one can do, and preferably wash it the day before not 5 minutes before going in so that it has time to dry properly and not drip all over him lol
Likewise. We in NI also have the added incentive since all our MOT test centres are government run, and here is one really good incentive from their own website

"You must also ensure that the exterior, interior and underparts of the vehicle are clean or the examiner may refuse to test it."
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Old 11th February 2018, 09:19 PM
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RS6s turn for a bath today
Photos of that car always make me drool, Brian. The D2 is, IMHO, a truly beautiful car but, if I were ever to be tempted away, then an RS6 estate (in that very same colour) would be high on my list.
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Old 11th February 2018, 09:48 PM
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Photos of that car always make me drool, Brian. The D2 is, IMHO, a truly beautiful car but, if I were ever to be tempted away, then an RS6 estate (in that very same colour) would be high on my list.
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Old 12th February 2018, 07:08 PM
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....here's my poor/half-hearted attempt to compete with Brian's superior washing skills: Herman snapped quickly on my 'phone, one week on from a quick wash, and five minutes on from getting his Ronin showshoes fitted.

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Old 12th February 2018, 07:21 PM
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Looking forwards to admiring Herman on Sunday, shame you won't be there too.
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Old 12th February 2018, 08:12 PM
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....here's my poor/half-hearted attempt to compete with Brian's superior washing skills: Herman snapped quickly on my 'phone, one week on from a quick wash, and five minutes on from getting his Ronin showshoes fitted.

Better pics to follow, possibly, after the weekend
looks good, very shiny..someone seems to have stuffed a whole load of tyres/wheels inside though
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Old 12th February 2018, 08:22 PM
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looks good, very shiny..someone seems to have stuffed a whole load of tyres/wheels inside though
Yep, and they're worth as much as the whole lovely red interior . Seemed easier the dragging the Tesla across Manchester to act as a pick-up truck
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Old 13th February 2018, 09:28 AM
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....here's my poor/half-hearted attempt to compete with Brian's superior washing skills: Herman snapped quickly on my 'phone, one week on from a quick wash, and five minutes on from getting his Ronin showshoes fitted.

Better pics to follow, possibly, after the weekend
I thought you usually had professional help to do such lowly tasks as washing your car?
Isnt it a bit late to get winter tyres on. Mine have been on (and needed) since early November!
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Old 13th February 2018, 10:40 PM
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I thought you usually had professional help to do such lowly tasks as washing your car?
Isnt it a bit late to get winter tyres on. Mine have been on (and needed) since early November!
They're my second set of winters David - one for each side of the New Year And the wash was a quick 2 bucket job - the ceramic coating makes it much quick and easier to wash - so much so that even I can do it...
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Old 14th February 2018, 08:17 AM
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They're my second set of winters David - one for each side of the New Year And the wash was a quick 2 bucket job - the ceramic coating makes it much quick and easier to wash - so much so that even I can do it...
whats this ceramic coating?

[Ah, just checked on the internet. Interesting

http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/c...nt-you-decide/
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