After spending most of the weekend under the 156 I've only come up with another list of jobs to do.
I wire-brushed a large section of the floorplan on the nearside, weirdly the offside was immaculate and solid. After treating with Loctite Rust Remedy I painted over with Hammerite No1 Rust Beater. I'll check that in the next few days, top up with another coat f necessary, check if I missed anything - and finally paint with a coat of black hammerite, and top off with Waxoyl brush on sealant. Should be good for a few years yet.
As I was under the front wheelarch for a while I was constantly attaracted to the fact that the side skirts are coming away in places. That needs to be dealt with, but I think I am minded to remove the skirts altogether, clean up properly - and absolutely make sure everything is tickety-boo rust-wise in the sills. Then re-attach the skirts.
I noticed on the nearside that the edge of the sill as it meets the wheelarch had some superficial rust there. So, needs sorting now.
If I'm underneath the car as much as this, I thought I would scrape down some of the larger and rustier heavy metal components and maybe give them a protective coating of something. Probably going over the top there.
The list then:
- check the underside one more time before winter - resolve any remaining issues
- remove side skirts, clean up skills, refit skirts.
- sort out the weak dribble coming from the windscreen washers
- fix rear wiper - which had just decided to stop working
- full wash and polish then wax
- deal with any stone chips
- paint the leading edge of the tailgate where paint has chipped off
- complete interior deep clean (after a summer of walking and dog ferrying)
There is probably something very important that I've missed off. I'll probably do a quick oil change and service before winter sets in.
hmmm....I didn't get chance at the weekend to strip and clean the brakes (which I had hoped to do)....that should probably go on the list too.