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Dunc
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went out for a blast yesterday and was reminded of why i intended on minimal use through the winter (it is still winter by the way as i found out).

Had a close encounter with a rock about the size of a clenched fist which was greater in size than my ground clearance and skelped the chin spoiler. Fortunately it wasn't thrown up underneath and there weren't any of the painful metallic noises i was expecting.

And this was after i was looking with interest at the big shiney orange snow plough on the oncoming vehicle until i realised it was a gritter and was sandblasted at 70mph. Spent a further mile swearing and deciding the medieval punishments i'd administer should i ever meet the driver. Need to wash car to look for any damage.

Then it rained and rained making a very sprayable saline solution on the road for me to throw onto my underside and inner arches.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunc - you need to move down south - it is more temperate! Wink

Sorry about the gritter though, they are a pain when you get sand-blasted.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Global warming? Pah!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See that's the most annoying thing - it's a beautiful day here and is actually quite warm. There wasn't a hint of frost this morning, i think he'd been sent out on a mission by the paint shops to pebble dash as many cars as possible!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel far you my freind me too hardly ever drive in the winer months far exactly the reasons you just gave

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Washed car today and it is rashed on the offside. Bstrds!!

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