New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Disastrous @ Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:45 pm

Turntable wrote:
Disastrous wrote:. Volvo are making the nicest interiors at the moment, IMO, and I spend a lot of time sitting in traffic so want something nice to sit in. I.


I cant really agree with this.
I think Volvo continue to make consistently the blandest interiors on the market.
Spending time driving a new XC90 convinced me not to buy one. The quality is superb but it has tipped over from minimalist into just plain shit. Literally the only thing inside one is that new tablet interface with huge vents bordering it like some kind of clowns ears. Beyond that there is nothing.



Sounds perfect! Less is more. Design.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Turntable @ Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:31 pm

I agree in a way and when I first saw the new design interiors I absolutely loved the look
But as I said, sitting inside one was a little underwhelming and then driving one around for a long weekend gradually chipped away at any semblance of like I had for it.
Minimalist cool quickly gave way to the feeling of 'actually, this car has nothing'
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Disastrous @ Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:39 pm

I know what you mean but I think I just don’t like anything at all in car interiors. I actively dislike gadgets and buttons so hiding it all in a screen appeals to me.

I also like the new DS7 Crossback interior too as it’s wonderfully flamboyant.

I suspect this may be a functioning of filming cars all day though-I’ve become like a pornographer and only really interested by extremes.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon May 07, 2018 6:02 pm

I had a funny turn yesterday, and washed the Shogun for the first time (it's been washed before of course!, but only in paid-for side-of-the-road hand wash circumstances). This is the first time I've climbed up the side to wash the roof properly.

Which means it's the first time I've seen that the scratches on the roof were actually rusting. So this morning I marched off to Halfords with my son to buy stuff to sort it out. I found the correct primer, and the correct Mitsubishi metallic silver, and then realised I cba with all that and bought some Hammerite straight to rust flat silver:

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Done!

And while I was in Halfords I saw they have their own brand peelable rubberised paint. Like Plasti-Dip, that American stuff all the kids are using. "Ha!", I thought. "That's superbly lazy, because you specifically don't have to prepare the surface before painting".

And I'm all for that, especially as I've been heckled by my son for ages to paint the wheels black on the Shogun. So I bought some of the stuff in satin black, and tested it on one of the door mirrors:

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About an hour's work, all in for the roof and mirror. In the blazing sunshine. Result!

It's hardly Deuteronomy, but it's good enough for my purposes. The roof rust is gone, and the door mirror looks good enough that I'm happy to bash on with the wheels. Not yet though, because it's in the garage tomorrow for a cam belt and water pump, and MOT.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Mon May 07, 2018 8:15 pm

Explain this rubberised paint stuff at once. I want o know more...
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by NNK @ Mon May 07, 2018 9:42 pm

Cool, I'd like to know how that rubber paint stands up over a few months, especially with your vehicle abuse.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue May 08, 2018 8:42 am

Nice work Damo!
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue May 08, 2018 8:48 am

That cheapo rubberised paint is superb stuff. It goes on really easily and evenly; I'll be trying it on the currently-chrome roof gutter as well as the wheels.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue May 08, 2018 10:06 am

Careless Whisperer wrote:Explain this rubberised paint stuff at once. I want o know more...
It was this:

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints ... aint-black

Apparently it's nothing like as good as proper Plasti Dip in terms of lasting, but I've also got some indestructible pick up bed liner paint which I can permanentalise things with if needs be.

Or just buy actual Plasti Dip off Amazon.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Tue May 08, 2018 2:25 pm

That looks good but surely the paint will come off the mirrors in short time?
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue May 08, 2018 2:33 pm

Probably. I bought it on a whim to try - as I mentioned, I've got some utterly permanent truck bed liner paint as well.

But. The actual Plasti Dip is properly robust, apparently. They use it on wheels and bumpers and bodywork and it lasts months at a time (if not longer). If I get anything like that at all from this I'll be laughing.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Tue May 08, 2018 2:47 pm

Well it certainly looks the bizniz.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue May 08, 2018 2:57 pm

Ha! I've just had a call from the garage. It's only gone and passed the MOT as well.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue May 08, 2018 2:59 pm

Tremendous news!
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Disastrous @ Tue May 08, 2018 6:13 pm

Brilliant! What an awesome bit of kit. Thoroughly pleased for you datho.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by deev @ Tue May 08, 2018 8:43 pm

Disastrous wrote: I actively dislike buttons

I massively prefer buttons. My Hi Fi is ancient but has loads of buttons so therefore it is good. I want a car that I have to be really careful getting into in case I touch one of the millions of buttons it'll have everywhere incase I accidentally press the turbo rocket booster button.

I also hate touchscreens because of finger prints.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Pigeon @ Tue May 08, 2018 8:58 pm

Mate of mine needed to buy a ghetto blaster so he could have his own music when he was being posted overseas. He couldn't find any performance-related reason to choose any one of them over another so he just chose the one that had the most buttons and lights on it.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by deev @ Tue May 08, 2018 9:09 pm

Pigeon wrote:Mate of mine needed to buy a ghetto blaster so he could have his own music when he was being posted overseas. He couldn't find any performance-related reason to choose any one of them over another so he just chose the one that had the most buttons and lights on it.

Sound reasoning. If it has a graphic equaliser and relay play tape decks its top line kit.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed May 09, 2018 6:44 am

The awful aftermarket stereo in the Shogun (which doesn't work, except to play CDs) has so many tiny buttons with such tiny writing on them that I have literally no idea how to make it do anything.

Every time we put a CD in it there's a frisson of fear that we might never see that disc again. And the volume control seems to go from zero to -50. Which is utterly baffling.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Strawman @ Wed May 09, 2018 7:29 am

Damien Thorn wrote: And the volume control seems to go from zero to -50. Which is utterly baffling.


Zero is maximum volume, -50 is minimum, 50 decibels quieter than 0. The yamaha amplifier I have uses the same but goes to -80, it means that -40 is twice as loud as -42 or something logarithmically scaled.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed May 09, 2018 7:37 am

Madness!
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Strawman @ Wed May 09, 2018 7:40 am

I blame KM, he's the only one who is familiar with that sort of control.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Wed May 09, 2018 7:57 am

deev wrote:
Pigeon wrote:Mate of mine needed to buy a ghetto blaster so he could have his own music when he was being posted overseas. He couldn't find any performance-related reason to choose any one of them over another so he just chose the one that had the most buttons and lights on it.

Sound reasoning. If it has a graphic equaliser and relay play tape decks its top line kit.

High speed dubbing and mic jack would make it next level kit.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Käsemeister @ Wed May 09, 2018 10:33 am

Strawman wrote:I blame KM, he's the only one who is familiar with that sort of control.


It makes perfect sense.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by S1K @ Wed May 09, 2018 10:44 am

Careless Whisperer wrote:
deev wrote:
Pigeon wrote:Mate of mine needed to buy a ghetto blaster so he could have his own music when he was being posted overseas. He couldn't find any performance-related reason to choose any one of them over another so he just chose the one that had the most buttons and lights on it.

Sound reasoning. If it has a graphic equaliser and relay play tape decks its top line kit.

High speed dubbing and mic jack would make it next level kit.

If it has a metal tape setting as well as normal and chrome it's professional standard.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Wed May 09, 2018 6:30 pm

S1K wrote:
Careless Whisperer wrote:
deev wrote:
Pigeon wrote:Mate of mine needed to buy a ghetto blaster so he could have his own music when he was being posted overseas. He couldn't find any performance-related reason to choose any one of them over another so he just chose the one that had the most buttons and lights on it.

Sound reasoning. If it has a graphic equaliser and relay play tape decks its top line kit.

High speed dubbing and mic jack would make it next level kit.

If it has a metal tape setting as well as normal and chrome it's professional standard.

What the juddering f*ck? Next you'll be telling me about an auxiliary input!
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat May 19, 2018 12:42 pm

More fabolos sunshine again today, so more farting about on the wagon. After it flew incredibly through the MOT I had some other work done on it: cam belt, water pump, cam pulley, odds and ends. It feels fantastic now, effortless and smooth and rumbly.

When I picked it up from the garage yesterday, as I started up and pulled out of the yard with the windows down and the sunroof open, I actually found myself saying out loud "oh you brilliant car".

So. Messing about today:


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Unfortunately I've used up all the rest of my paint so I've got to whiz out to get more for extra coats. At least it should be quiet while everyone's watching the nuptials.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by S1K @ Sat May 19, 2018 12:50 pm

That bumper looks as good as new from the pictures.

This Shogun is really turning out to have been an excellent buy Damo.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat May 19, 2018 1:01 pm

S1K wrote:This Shogun is really turning out to have been an excellent buy Damo.


I genuinely could not agree more. I am historically total shit when it comes to buying cars, but this has single-handedly redeemed the past thirty years of balls ups.
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Re: New Arrival: Mitsubishi Shogun V6

Post by S1K @ Sat May 19, 2018 1:05 pm

Sometimes you just get lucky. Other times the fcuker strips its reverse gear and you have to spend six months making sure you always park facing uphill so you don't have to back out of your space.
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