Si's E39 Saloon project.

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Re: Si's E39 Saloon project.

Post by cockneyrebel » 02 Oct 2017, 20:01

RayB wrote:Personally I don't understand the thinking here. Scrapping a car like that is sacrilege. Yeah I've taken the piss at times but at the end of the day it's a very well looked after good example.........Hopefully the return is better than selling it as it is
About 3 fold, rear arches as is underneath are suffering, she's 21yrs old and has done us well, and once you take off all the goodies I've added over the years there's not a lot left.
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Re: Si's E39 Saloon project.

Post by RayB » 02 Oct 2017, 20:59

cockneyrebel wrote:
RayB wrote:Personally I don't understand the thinking here. Scrapping a car like that is sacrilege. Yeah I've taken the piss at times but at the end of the day it's a very well looked after good example.........Hopefully the return is better than selling it as it is
About 3 fold, rear arches as is underneath, she's 21yrs old and has done us well, and once you take off all the goodies I've added over the years there's not a lot left.
Shame, you crack on though as this is making the rest of the ones still about more expensive

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Post by cockneyrebel » 02 Oct 2017, 21:05

RayB wrote:
cockneyrebel wrote:
RayB wrote:Personally I don't understand the thinking here. Scrapping a car like that is sacrilege. Yeah I've taken the piss at times but at the end of the day it's a very well looked after good example.........Hopefully the return is better than selling it as it is
About 3 fold, rear arches as is underneath, she's 21yrs old and has done us well, and once you take off all the goodies I've added over the years there's not a lot left.
Shame, you crack on though as this is making the rest of the ones still about more expensive
As we say on here, my car my rules.
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Re: Si's E39 Saloon project.

Post by Cliff J » 02 Oct 2017, 23:37

Very sad to see Yibi go, but that’s a quality replacement that already looks great. I always wanted an E39 msport estate for absolutely no reason I can think of :lol:
That colour is extremely forgiving too!

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Post by cockneyrebel » 03 Oct 2017, 10:00

Don"t know if we"ve got any Scientists amongst us but some wally has superglued the 525 badge on the boot :((
any suggestions on how to remove it without ruining the paintwork will be great.
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Re: Si's E39 Saloon project.

Post by RayB » 03 Oct 2017, 10:05

Dental floss

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Post by cockneyrebel » 03 Oct 2017, 10:09

RayB wrote:Dental floss
Good call, irc there"s a s/glue dissolvent out there ? to get rid of residue.
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Post by cockneyrebel » 03 Oct 2017, 10:14

cockneyrebel wrote:
RayB wrote:Dental floss
Good call, irc there"s a s/glue dissolvent out there ? to get rid of residue.
Accetone apparentlyl !!
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Post by cockneyrebel » 03 Oct 2017, 11:41

cockneyrebel wrote:
cockneyrebel wrote:
RayB wrote:Dental floss
Good call, irc there"s a s/glue dissolvent out there ? to get rid of residue.
Accetone not recommended, apparently WD40 is best.
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Re: Si's E39 Saloon project.

Post by M60NJP » 03 Oct 2017, 12:43

WD40 is a derivative of acetone if memory serves! Neither works on superglue and I don't think 'sticky stuff remover' does either - you can buy proprietory superglue remover (from Loctite of all people!).

I believe thinners works, but haven't tried. Or, use a plumbers aerosol pipe freezer and make it brittle.

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