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Greetings from a newbie
#1
Hiya,

I'm Phil, 31 and a Pool maintenance man from North Wales. Currently, I'm running about in a 2001 Berlingo 800 Mk1 DW8. It's an ex gasboard van and whilst it's not the fastest thing on the road, I think it's an excellent van that is emminently useable.

I guess that I don't really need to sell it to you guys here, though...

In line with it being ex gas board, I did have the typical faded in sign writing, but happily, a few hours with some compound and a coat of wax saw that consigned to my memory Smile

Here's a picture of "Norman" (don't ask - I'm in the habit of naming vehicles :lol: )

[Image: DSCF0277.jpg]

He's not quite that bright now, but it still scrubs up well enough Smile

Please watch out for my thread to come reference the heater matrix - mine's just popped, and as a temporary measure, I've had to cut it out the system, but will be fitting a new one before too long.

Thanks

Phil
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#2
nice one phil............... good luck with the matrix, welcome to berlingo paradise and feel free to ask for advice from all on the site.... we're a friendly bunch of nuts!!

Smile Smile
Adam..2003..1.9D..LX..Silver Crew Cab Van.....
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
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#3
Hi Phil,

greetings from Germany:wave:

Very nice color has Norman.

I am a nut ?:lol: with herbaceous Flavours:lol:

Robbie
Berlingo First 1,6l 16v Multispace with Modutop :woop:

I try to learn better english:cyclops:
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#4
welcome to the forum, that's a nice van for it's age.
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#5
Welcome along, nice looking motor you got there. It is pretty satisfying getting rid of that faded outline from a previous owner isnt it.
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#6
(01-05-2011, 10:19 AM)Andre Wrote:  Welcome along, nice looking motor you got there. It is pretty satisfying getting rid of that faded outline from a previous owner isnt it.

all told it was about a day's work, but WELL worth it in my book.

thanks for the welcomes one and all

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#7
Hi Phil,
Welcome to the Forum.
A days work? Crikey, think alot of us on here spend many days cleaning and polishing our cars/vans.:thumbsup: I know I do!:whistle:
Loads of satisfaction driving a clean vehicle.
Martin.:wave:
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#8
(01-05-2011, 12:36 AM)Phil_G Wrote:  Hiya,

I'm Phil, 31 and a Pool maintenance man from North Wales. Currently, I'm running about in a 2001 Berlingo 800 Mk1 DW8. It's an ex gasboard van and whilst it's not the fastest thing on the road, I think it's an excellent van that is emminently useable.

I guess that I don't really need to sell it to you guys here, though...

In line with it being ex gas board, I did have the typical faded in sign writing, but happily, a few hours with some compound and a coat of wax saw that consigned to my memory Smile

Here's a picture of "Norman" (don't ask - I'm in the habit of naming vehicles :lol: )

[Image: DSCF0277.jpg]

He's not quite that bright now, but it still scrubs up well enough Smile

Please watch out for my thread to come reference the heater matrix - mine's just popped, and as a temporary measure, I've had to cut it out the system, but will be fitting a new one before too long.

Thanks

Phil

Welcom Phil,I hope my (57 reg) berlingo looks as good at that age.It gives me something to aspire to & will have to buy some polish now.Confusedillyme:
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#9
Welcome, nice looking clean van you have there!
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#10
(01-05-2011, 06:10 PM)ron Wrote:  
(01-05-2011, 12:36 AM)Phil_G Wrote:  Hiya,

I'm Phil, 31 and a Pool maintenance man from North Wales. Currently, I'm running about in a 2001 Berlingo 800 Mk1 DW8. It's an ex gasboard van and whilst it's not the fastest thing on the road, I think it's an excellent van that is emminently useable.

I guess that I don't really need to sell it to you guys here, though...

In line with it being ex gas board, I did have the typical faded in sign writing, but happily, a few hours with some compound and a coat of wax saw that consigned to my memory Smile

Here's a picture of "Norman" (don't ask - I'm in the habit of naming vehicles :lol: )

[Image: DSCF0277.jpg]

He's not quite that bright now, but it still scrubs up well enough Smile

Please watch out for my thread to come reference the heater matrix - mine's just popped, and as a temporary measure, I've had to cut it out the system, but will be fitting a new one before too long.

Thanks

Phil

Welcom Phil,I hope my (57 reg) berlingo looks as good at that age.It gives me something to aspire to & will have to buy some polish now.Confusedillyme:

Prevention is better than cure mate! Good coats of wax will certainly go a long way to protecting it. As is typical of fleet vehicles, this had only ever seen the sharp end of a jetwash it seemed.

I also used a machine polisher with 3 different compounds on that. Starting off coarse, it scrubbed out the oxidisation, then finer, then down to the finishing compound which gives it that lovely finish.

If i were brave enough to have undertaken that by hand, I'd probably still be there now!
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