Waxoyl time

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I decided to make use of the warm weather and get the annual waxoyling done.
No matter how many times I do this job I never remember precisely how
disgusting a job it is!
I pressure washed the underside yesterday evening, that took me about an
hour and I then left it until lunchtime today to dry out properly.
Then the fun started!!
Within 10 minutes I had an eyeful of clear Waxoyl as I'd forgotten to put my
goggles on. It stings I can tell you!!
After scrubbing out my eye I put the goggles on and continued. Within 5
minutes the goggles were so caked in waxoyl that I couldn't see a thing; so
I decided to carry on without the goggles.
Not too bad once you learn how to dodge the ricochets and overspray and
avoid either choking on waxoyl fumes or suffocating due to a waxoyl clogged
breathing mask!!
I started with all the chassis rail internals which I liberally sprayed with
clear waxoyl. This bit took about an hour. Then I made my next mistake. I
sprayed the wheel arch undersides with a very liberal coating of black
waxoyl. Looks lovely, took about 2.5L for all four arches and does a good
job. The mistake was not leaving this till last because I now had a layer of
black waxoyl on the floor to lie in whilst I finished the rest of the
underside with clear waxoyl!! I ended up looking like one of the Black and
White Minstrels!
Anyhow, a liberal coat of clear on the chassis externals, underside, inside
the wings and inside the cills (sills? - I never know which spelling)
finished the job nicely. I then parked the beast on the road so that it
could happily drip away the surplus.
All in all the job took me three hours (four if I include the pressure wash,
and five if I include a long shower to dry and remove the B&W Minstrel
look!! :) ). I used 2.5L of Black and ~7L of clear Waxoyl.
At least that's over for another twelve months!
Pete
 
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Hey Peter
Now your so good at it and have loads of experience ill let you do mine ,
really I will.
I have to confess that i have never done it, but from you discribtion its
sounds well a job and a half.
Some one told me to paint under the wheel arches with Hammerite or one of
those paints that is close in colour to the coulour on the cruiser.
But I still even have to do that.
Id be afraid to really power wash under there incase bits start falling off.
How did you do the power washing, do you have a lift or pit as it always
seems very arkward to do when lying down on the path.
cheers
john
 
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Hi John
Waxoyling is easy, but time consuming and disgusting!
Pressure washing - I just use a Karcher K9, cruiser on the road with one
wheel up on the kerb to give me more crawl clearance. Waterproof jacket and
trousers and crawl under regardless!!
I get wet but that's why I wait until the warmer weather!
Pete
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of John Byrne
Sent: 08 June 2006 17:14
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Waxoyl time
Hey Peter
Now your so good at it and have loads of experience ill let you do mine ,
really I will.
I have to confess that i have never done it, but from you discribtion its
sounds well a job and a half.
Some one told me to paint under the wheel arches with Hammerite or one of
those paints that is close in colour to the coulour on the cruiser.
But I still even have to do that.
Id be afraid to really power wash under there incase bits start falling off.
How did you do the power washing, do you have a lift or pit as it always
seems very arkward to do when lying down on the path.
cheers
john
 
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