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New (to me) 1980 Volvo 244

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Old Nov 22nd, 2020, 12:36   #2051
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Thanks Dave. What sort of wax? Ordinary turtle wax for the car?

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Whichever one you normally would use on the cars paintwork Alan - i used a Simoniz liquid wax on the one Omega wheel i've done so far on my 760 and the dirt just floats off, leaving it looking like it's just been done again.

If you're going to lay the wheels up for a while, use either a heavier or multiple coats of wax before the lay-up to give them extra protection from condensation and other horrors.
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I might have my terminology arse about face, but, re the paint &c. I would give it as long as possible before doing anything so violent as tyre fitting ... especially after so much careful work.

There will be recommended drying times and such like, but. to be realistic ..... ?

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I might have my terminology arse about face, but, re the paint &c. I would give it as long as possible before doing anything so violent as tyre fitting ... especially after so much careful work.

There will be recommended drying times and such like, but. to be realistic ..... ?

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Hi,

The recommended hardening times for both the primer and paint products were 24 hours, which are up now. I take your point, the longer the curing time the better, but only up to a point I think.

I'm planning to get some tyres fitted this week, so that would have been 5 or 6 days since the top coats were applied.

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The recommended hardening times for both the primer and paint products were 24 hours, which are up now. I take your point, the longer the curing time the better, but only up to a point I think.

I'm planning to get some tyres fitted this week, so that would have been 5 or 6 days since the top coats were applied.

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When are ambient temperatures likely to get down to winter tyre fitting time? I don't know. In your shoes, me myself, would aim to delay tyre fitting until then. And then, you are not under pressure to have the winter tyres on the 244. You have winter tyres on anther car.

Give the paint all the time that can be found. Have respect for yourself, for the work that you have done.

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When are ambient temperatures likely to get down to winter tyre fitting time?
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https://www.metcheck.com/WEATHER/16d...=52.5&lon=-0.7

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... what a coincidence, the first frost of the year was last night.

I've arranged for some winter boots to be fitted to the Pholus wheels on Wednesday :-)
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I think you've done a great job Alan, they look very smart and really suit the car. Yes winter tyres will definitely come in handy for them, I really must sort out some for my 940.
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I think you've done a great job Alan, they look very smart and really suit the car. Yes winter tyres will definitely come in handy for them, I really must sort out some for my 940.
Many thanks to you Luke, the wheels came up well.

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... what a coincidence, the first frost of the year was last night.

I've arranged for some winter boots to be fitted to the Pholus wheels on Wednesday :-)
Best get your wax polish out soon then Alan!
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