S1 Elise – Boot Bag Clean

While the Elise was parked up over winter I occasionally turned the engine over without starting it to keep things oiled and prevent the same valve springs being compressed for a long period. To turn the engine over without it starting I went into the boot and behind the boot bag to remove the fuel […]

S1 Elise – Cleaning and Refitting the Undertray and Diffuser

While I had both front and rear undertrays and the diffuser off I thought I’d give them a quick clean. The rear undertray was pretty filthy! The Union Flag decals, fitted by a previous owner, were looking pretty untidy now too so I got rid. I have something different to go in their place. Mid […]

S1 Elise – Cleaning the Tub and Inner Arches

With all the suspension components out of the way for the suspension refresh I took the opportunity to clean everything I could get to. A few years worth of grime had built up. Cleaner, warm water and various cleaning tools. After some wiping and rinsing, being careful to clean gently as I didn’t want to […]

Forester STI – New Fog Light Cover STI Decals

The left fog light cover could do with a new decal and a little freshen up with a layer of lacquer so I carefully measured the dimensions of the original STI decals and had an eBay seller make me some exact copies of them for me. I wanted to make sure I placed the new […]

S1 Elise – Finding and Buying my Series 1 Lotus Elise

Finding and Buying my Series 1 Lotus Elise After finishing the MX5 and enjoying the increase in power for a good while it was time for a change. So after selling it I did the usual scan through the web to see what interesting cars were available out there with particular interest in two cars. […]

Forester STI – Big Interior Clean

As far as I can tell car interiors almost never get cleaned properly. This car was no different. It wasn’t that it had been untouched, it was nice and clean looking in general, the problem was just when you look a bit harder and in the areas that collect dirt and never normally see the […]

Jem’s Mini – Proper Clean, Polish and Wax

Jem’s Mini had been trapped at the back of the garage the whole time the front was being extended andΒ then stuck in it’s new space while we did all sorts of building work around it, waiting for the new garage door. Although it was covered, it got pretty dusty and messy especially with concrete and […]

Evo VI – Proper Clean, Clay, Polish and Wax

The Evo gets cleaned pretty much every weekend,Β but it had been a while since I went that bit extra to remove any previous wax and built up dirt. It had got pretty dirty in the Lake District and all the awkward places needed a good clean so I got the clay and some polish out. […]