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    Default Spent all day on the veccy today!

    My 06 Vectra CDTI was in...average condition when i picked it up. Teapot's remap has made me appreciate the car so much more so noticing the nice weather again this morning, my day has been as follows:

    1) De-badge the rear. Wasn't very problematic, hair dryer, warm water and my OLD shell card (almost used the new one d'oh). There was some marking left but was going to overcome that later.

    2) Wash the car. Used the Auto Glymn full valet set. Got the pressure washer out, relatively pointless as i always have it on low pressure but hey ho. Then round i go with sponge etc.

    3) Polish the car! Easiest the most time consuming. Also ended up being the most frustrating. After doing panel after panel and finishing over with a micro-fibre cloth, with 3/4 done my father walks out the door with probably the worst comment at that point:

    "Why aren't you using the electric polisher i bought the other week?"

    Quite clearly, i wasn't aware of such purchase. Ho-hum.

    4) Polish the inside! Also aimed to get the smell of smoke which was still lingering from the previous owner (only purchased a month ago). I'd had the front seats valeted and that seemed to get rid of the smell from them so i used the interior fabric shampoo from my set on the rear seats, then sprayed with fabric freshener and left to dry.

    Here's a picture. I'm pretty happy. It's easier for me to appreciate seeing what it was like before (maybe @littleteapot might do too!).

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    Looks good m8 a day well spent!

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    Nice one bud! I always see Vec's in town & wonder which one is you - il try & remember your plate!

    A nice day & a cleaning sesh always makes me love the car but I'm becoming more & more tempted to swap/sell mine for a mk4 Astra cabby..

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    Haha, think i saw you heading down the A47 actually yesterday? I was on the way back from watching the footy. Unless of course we have another blue Vectra with an M444 number plate in our vicinity?

    I had an mk4 astra coupe, not cabby. Silver, think it was the 2.2 petrol? Not sure. Quite liked it. Drink oil as quick as fuel though!

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    That was me. On the way to the range!

    My old mk4 hatch drank oil like that. Crazy!

    Not sure what to do. Want a convertible for the summer then the vec back for winter!

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    Next on your list should be some alloys

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ0063 View Post
    That was me. On the way to the range!

    My old mk4 hatch drank oil like that. Crazy!

    Not sure what to do. Want a convertible for the summer then the vec back for winter!
    Haha thought so. What i will say is the coupe is heavier than the hatch, the cabriolet is even heavier. And they're not the fastest anyway.

    Take that, along with the fact that you'll probably get to use it as a convertible for about a week knowing our summer i'm not sure it's totally worth it!

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    I'm also from Dereham!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NedVincent View Post
    I'm also from Dereham!
    Well, technically i'm Gressenhall but that's just being picky!

    Quite a lot of norfolk vectra owners on here, as it transpires!

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    I'm from Litcham

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