View Full Version : Black olive is getting a treat tomorrow

black olive
10-04-2009, 10:54 PM
a full clay, paint thickness profile, machine polish and seal with zaino products- watch this space for pics.

A guy up the road is doing it in return for me cleaning his maf and doing the diesel air intake mod on his 75. looking forward to the outcome

11-04-2009, 12:01 AM
Can't wait to see the pics :)

11-04-2009, 12:38 AM
sounds like a good deal to me.

V8 Novi
11-04-2009, 08:41 AM
Lovely weather for it!:(

Stu C
11-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Lovely weather for it!:(

Is it not down your way? Beautiful sunny skies here :D Dont know how long for though!

V8 Novi
11-04-2009, 12:46 PM
Is it not down your way? Beautiful sunny skies here :D Dont know how long for though!

Didn't think of that until after I pressed "submit". Weather cr*p in Herts.

black olive
11-04-2009, 09:32 PM
Deano78 from the 75 and zt owners club forum kindly spent all day doing a fantastic job on black olive .

plan after tea was to go to a local stately home which is now an antiques place and take some pics, however the caretaker shot out and warned us that the electric gates at the head of the drive were about to close and we would be in till 7 am tomorrow, so headed off up the back lanes, a few rushed shots and they dont really do the job justice, will get some better ones in slow time

11-04-2009, 09:42 PM
Very nice, is it me or do our cars get better looking with age :)

black olive
11-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Last of the classics Geoff, Ive not seen anything since which comes close, and Black olive is staying with me for a long time

V8 Novi
12-04-2009, 07:44 AM
What a cracker! There's something about a Mk1 in black isn't there?

12-04-2009, 08:45 AM
What a cracker! There's something about a Mk1 in black isn't there?

Couldn't agree more, especially after a detailing job as shown in the pics.


black olive
12-04-2009, 09:46 PM
another nice sunny day- some better pics- trouble is Ive had to spend an hour after tea bringing the mini up to scratch. clayed the wheels, it removed all those bits of burnt on brake dust.

12-04-2009, 10:18 PM
Surprised................not a Cooper S:confused::)

black olive
12-04-2009, 10:21 PM
Its a cooper D- £35 a year road tax, 65 to the gallon, and nearly as nippy as the cooper S.

It drives like a mini ZT, but I wont drive it in summer as she puts stick on flowers in the windows ( winter is ok as they are replaced by snowflakes)

14-04-2009, 03:58 PM
The car looks full of TLC, the clay shine never fails to impress me wish i had discovered it years ago all them times I had polished and not realised the surface was full of Sh 1 t :) Look out for Saffron i am often in your area, reckon you will like my 10 spokes in charcoal..

14-04-2009, 05:49 PM
Shame to have to get it dirty. But always makes cleaning easier. Good to maintain the finish by claying it every couple of months with a fine grade clay, polish and wax again and she'll be looking good all year.

14-04-2009, 06:39 PM
And there I am, thinking cars are made for driving :Duh

05-05-2009, 11:46 AM
Puts my 'black olive' to shame at present Steve! I find it very difficult to get correct colour shots. It's either a bluey colour or looks more black. The shot on the drive of the front wing/bonnet seems to bring out the colour correctly.

Using the 'clay' saved my day when I got the car 3 years ago. It had a very bad 'gritty' bonnet. It had been around at dealers and it seemed that there was some industrial 'fallout' on the paint. I asked for it to be Diamondbrited and I think they just sealed in the problem.

A rep. from Diamondbrite visited me & tried to sort it but could not. He recommended it was resprayed & I went to see a paintshop. They agreed.
However my son had just found out about the clay tricks and it sorted the whole paintwork!