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    To wifes car - sorry its a Ford. But i took a few snaps.

    First job was putting on chrome valve stems and caps, safe enough where she works. The local chavs have nicked my caps a couple of times but havent worked out that the valve stems remove. I always put a spray of lithium grease inside before fitting so they wont corrode into place.
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    I then took the rear wheels off and undersealed the rear arches. Yes i know they have arch liners but they aren't sealed in, I did the Astra the same - its a worthwhile job. Had to poke the camera in to get a shot so not great but hopefully you get the general idea...
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    Rear parking sensors (£22 delivered from ebay) hardy a difficult car to reverse but if they save you 1 scratch they are well worth it. Easy to fit and look like factory fitted kit.
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    Chrome exhaust trim (£3.50 from local motor factors) I rubbed a bit of copper grease inside to see if this stops the combustion gasses rusting it away !
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    Painted the rear brake hubs with black hammerite paint. They had rust spots on them on day one of ownership. Look very smart I think.
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    Next day off ill have to do the front wheel arches undersealed and disc edges silver smoothright. I think some mudflaps might be in order as well.

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    omg.... you got a KA!!!??

    Those valve caps "WILL" get nicked mate... I had two sets on my car and the little pikeys nick them and stick them on their bikes.

    How long does your wife intend to keep the car? Reason I ask is cos overall they are nice cars. BUT........


    They rust to ****. I removed a quite a few windscreens out of the Ka's and on the edges of the wings that go upto the windscreen rust, 3/4's down the both doors rust and so does the tailgate. I dont think they have changed anything major on the new Ka but I just want you to be on the look out mate.


    Regards
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    My daughters got a 52 plate ka which wife liked to drive so thats why i got it. The 52 plate is mint, not a spot of rust. (with a massive 19,000 miles so far)

    I treat all weld seams with lithium grease on all our cars - great stuff that dries as a white protective coating on under bonet and under body locations.

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