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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2017, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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My first SUV :)

I've just driven my new (to me) Patriot 2.0 CRD Limited 2008 back from Edinburgh, Scotland to Derbyshire. It's only done about 34,000 miles so I'm hoping for years of trouble-free, economical driving just like everyone does

Priorities for me are giving the inside a good scrub, working out the details of the audio system and refurbing the alloys which are tatty. What do you do when the shiny/reflective trims on the alloys start flaking off? I've never seen alloys with a special coating like this that has corroded and is peeling off...
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2017, 04:27 PM
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34000 Miles is really low for a vehicle that age.
I figured that your part of the world used the metric system.
Does your ODO count in miles? Is your temp display in F or C ?

As far as your ? goes, you may be able to clean the corroded areas with fine sandpaper, then give them a coat of clear lacquer.
I have done this ,and have gotten fair results.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2017, 04:34 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

As far as the wheels, you'll probably have to sand them down a bit and repaint them. Or buy a new set of wheels that you like.
Heres a thread where users have posted pictures of various wheels they installed on their Patriots Patriot Rim/Tire combination photographs

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2017, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

I'm not so practical to attempt tidying the wheels myself so my partners getting a quote. He's been busy looking at a load of extras to add to it when the bank balance has recovered a bit.

For the temp and distance we use C and miles per gallon. The temp setting is ok but for the temp but for fuel I'd assumed I needed to set it to Metric instead of US. I guess I'm wrong there. More time to mess about with everything tomorrow 😃
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Mine are the stock/OEM 17" rims but I reckon would look good refurbed like Mr Mooze's ��

Thanks for the link!

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That's kinda strange, a combination of metric and imperial. We are sort of like that here in Canada, I suppose.
We express fuel economy in miles per gallon or L/100 kms....
Our road signs are in kilometres, our weather forecasts are in Celsius.
Gas stations here sell gasoline by the Litre.
Our back roads are 1 MILE apart, so we still have an idea what a mile is.
The temperature display on our Patriots is in Celsius.
Most people over 30 express their height in FT./INS. Younger ones will say it in CMS.
Same goes with weight.
That's your useless trivia for the day.
Nice pic, BTW. It needs to be rotated 90 degrees though...

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Welcome Jayne! Hope you enjoy the site. Looks like some others are already answering your questions. Drive careful out there!
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