My window cleaning /everyday use caddy maxi life Build.

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My window cleaning /everyday use caddy maxi life Build.

Post by Sam_G » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:34 pm

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So here is what it’s like at the moment, it will be a slow build but I will gradually build away. I’m all new to this, no experience what so ever so feel free to advice me or correct me alone the way.

So Just washed the caddy, haven’t got any cleaning kits yet other than cheep all in one shampoo and wax soap. Not bad i guess!


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Post by Sam_G » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:41 pm

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More pics after just having a wash. Beads up a little bit but not much. Want to get some Autoglym kit soon so I can clay bar and wax to try and shine it up a bit!

Have also added a roof rack for my ladders, will try and limit as much as possible having ladders on the caddy. Will use pole system mostly to which I need to install! I will update on that when I know the best option.

Well hope you like so far got some plans and mods I would like to enhance the look of the caddy but concentrating on my window cleaning equipment first.


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Post by Sam_G » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:54 am

Finally got my tank in the van that’s sitting on pli wood that’s waterproofed. All up and running! Image



The next job now is to tint the windows!
Not to sure when I be able to do that but will update as soon as I get it done.


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Post by Sam_G » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:58 am

Have the van a good clean when I had chance to, there is no wax on, just a simple shampoo wash.
Saving up for som Autoglym stuff so hopefully be able to spend a good day on the van once I have that. Image

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Rushed the wheels a bit as it was almost dark but better than they were!


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Post by Sam_G » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:57 am

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Managed to get a quick wax spray so thought I start on the bonnet, liked the water beading so thought I take a photo and share it.


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Post by Sam_G » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:41 pm

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One of my DRL bulbs went so I’ve swapped them for whiter and brighter once!

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Post by Sam_G » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:33 am

Got the windows tinted today so really happy with that!

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Apologies for caddy being stinking, having had the time to give it a good clean!

What you guys think?



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Post by Sam_G » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:22 pm

Replaced the standard 3rd brake light for the black Cover LED light.ImageImage
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Re: My window cleaning /everyday use caddy maxi life Build.

Post by Sam_G » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:21 pm

It's been a while since I last posted due to being busy with work and the unfortunate pandemic that we all facing at the moment but finally, I have fixed all the locking issues with the van. Wasn't cheep unfortunately. On the drivers door I had replaced the following:
Drivers door central locking unit.
Drivers door latch.

Passenger sliding door:
Central locking unit.
Latch.
Contact switch.
Another Contact switch. (in piller)
I had to scrape the barrel for those repairs. :(
All of these parts that I had replaced, all had fault codes on and was all the parts causing alarm to go off.

The next issue... (nope it doesn't stop there :( )

On way home from a 2 hour journey, I had the glow plug warning light appear and van went into limp mode, I was half way home at this point.
Managed to get it home safely and took it to my local garage who I never normally use, but thought it's only a walk away from home.
A fault came up regarding the EGR and said I needed a new EGR valve. I nearly collapse after the price they quoted me to have this replaced.
So i then took it to a well known vw specialist not far from my home QTH. He said the same thing but mentioned that we can blank EGR and have it remapped for me to solve the issue at the quarter of the price.
It was something I wanted done for a while so it was a no brainer.

My 1.6 tdi Is now running 150bhp with egr blank. Very happy with the result. I wanted a custom remap but need to get van fix ASAP as its my source of income with the work I do, so software remap it was.

So here you are really, nothing updated in terms of the look of the van. Would love to fit some Genuine 19" VW Phaeton Helios Alloys soon but that will have to go on the back burner for next foreseeable future.

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Re: My window cleaning /everyday use caddy maxi life Build.

Post by Vag wag » Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:30 pm

good work,
it looks ace,
fingers crossed it stops costing you money ;)

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