Register a free account today to become a member!
Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!


  1. W

    Old Crusty - restoring my rotten BG 182

    Welcome to my 2005 Black Gold 182 track car I've owned since mid 2021. Some people see these cars as cheap disposable track toys, but I haven't been able to own/run a fun car before, so this little 182 has become my pride and joy. And then I found the rust... :oops: This winter I've replaced...
  2. AndyPembs182

    Car ramps - how high?

    I’m planning on buying some car ramps - the time has come to de-rust and sort out the underside of my 182! So here’s the question: can anyone recommend a pair which give additional height over the standard? Most seem to be about 20cm (8 inches) - is there anything out there that’s higher?
  3. OwenB86

    Sill Replacement Cost

    Hi All, I've been looking to buy a 172 cup after being away from cliosports for years. I found a fairly nice one but I did notice all of the jacking points are folded over and rotting, I didn't notice any more rust on the sills but I know it's hard to see without the covers off. Since I don't...
  4. A

    Rust rear wheel arch

    Hi all, New here but I was eyeing up a Clio 172 and they guy sent me this picture and said it's a result of a scrape around a few months back. If so I imagine it'll just be surface rust but you never know. Asking price is lower because it needs tyres and oil change plus this issue. Does...
  5. AndyPembs182

    Treating wishbones before fitting?

    I'm going to be fitting lovely new wishbones to my 182 very soon. And here's the question: would you treat them with a rust proofing first? I'm thinking Hammerite spray seal. Suggestions/warnings/recommendations are all welcome!
  6. A

    Rust repair query

    Hi all, I've been looking for a Clio 172/182 for the last few months and have ran into a slight issue as they all seem to have rust somewhere on the rear arches (my budget is up to £3k, so not bottom of the barrel but not absolutely mint either). I've just been offered a racing blue 182 for...
  7. H

    First time DIY'ing, is this normal?

    Hi all, First post so go easy!! Wishing to get into DIY, I replaced my pads and discs just under a month ago. The pedal feels fine and the brakes stop the car quickly enough, however there is a ring of corrosion on the inside edge of the disc (near the hub), which is where the pads aren't...