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Paintwork looking a bit tired?

At Opies, we’re keen on quality brands, especially those with a history and track record that is world famous. One such brand is T-Cut. Originally known as “Tetrosyl Cutting Oil” they have been used for cleaning and restoring paintwork colour since 1954. That’s a fair old bit of experience in the world of bodywork restoration! You can see why they are confident enough to have “If it says T-Cut, it works”  printed on the tin.

We’re pleased to announce that their products are now on the shelf and ready to go, and first off, we’ll be taking a quick look at one of their most popular products – The T-Cut 365 Paintwork Perfection colour restorer range.

After a gear oil for your classic car?

Tracking down the correct specification gear oil for your classic vehicle can be a nightmare. If you are lucky enough to find the correct viscosity and specification product, then there is always the chance that it is of low quality, using the cheapest possible base stocks.

This is where Millers Oils come in with their classic range of “Pistoneeze” and “Millerol” oils. They provide a comprehensive range of classic gear oils that are designed specifically for the classic market, combining quality base stocks with the correct specifications – at the right price too!

Motul Classic Engine Oils at Opie Oils

In the market for a classic engine oil? Fan of Motul? Opie Oils is the place to shop! Opie Oils stock and sell Motul Classic engine oils.  We stock Motul Classic 20w-50 from 1950 Mineral Engine Oil, Motul 2100 15w-50 After 1970 Technosynthese Classic Engine Oils & Motul Classic SAE 50 Before 1950 Mineral Engine Oils. In this blog post, we take a look at each oil and show you the benefits of using each oil.

Opies – Get some grease!

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No workshop or garage is complete without a tub of trusty grease on hand for all those little jobs. Wheel bearings, suspension linkages, seals, nuts, bolts and everything in between all require a little bit of grease from time to time, even if it’s just to keep out the weather and prevent corrosion.

At Opies, we stock a huge range of greases from top brands, so whatever the job at hand – even if it’s being used to prevent scuffing on the piston valve stems of your beloved Rolls Royce – we’ve got the product for you.

 

Castrol Classics – Clothing, Collectibles and Regalia

The truly dedicated among us will already be deep in planning for all the motor shows, hill climbs and classic vehicle events that they are going to attend this year. You could argue that the racing season never really stopped, winter has only been a chance to catch up on all those little jobs you’ve been meaning to do on your vintage car or motorbike.

If you’ve got a classic vehicle, and plan on showing it this year, you’re going to want to look the part. You’ve spent a considerable amount of time and money getting your vehicle faithfully restored, or simply making sure the little details stay true to the original design, it seems a waste to not complete the look with some genuine Castrol Classics paraphernalia.

Motul Valve Expert – A must have for classic engines

Are you the proud owner of a classic car, bike or boat? Or maybe you’ve got an old Atco or similar classic lawn mower tucked away? Well, if you do, then you’ll be aware of the importance of lead replacement additives. Basically, lots of old engines fitted with soft exhaust valve seats will require lead in the petrol – This lubricates and protects from recession, which is an integral part of keeping a classic engine in top performance. At Opies, we stock a product that is designed from the ground up as a top quality petrol lead replacement additive that is easy to use and gives guaranteed protection – Motul Valve Expert.

Classic car owner? Time for an oil change?

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Today we’re going to be talking about sump plugs and classic cars. Specifically, magnetic sump plugs and the benefits of upgrading to one with your classic vehicle.

We all know that owning a classic car is a blessing as well as a curse. A double-edged sword, to be dramatic. You’ll need a considerable amount of patience, passion and know-how to make sure your classic car makes it to all the shows and rallies each year. Even the most enthusiastic DIY mechanic can be at his wits end before you even get it on the road. However, at Opies, we believe that this is a price well worth paying to be the proud owner of a vintage vehicle – those classic curves and that unique driving experience don’t come for free.

Due to the way a classic engine is put together, and the tolerences inherent in its design, they naturally have slightly “dirtier” engines in comparison to your run of the mill modern car. Dirt and metal particles are your enemy, and they run around in the oil, which of course leads to numerous wear and mechanical issues. Thankfully, your prayers have been answered – Opies have a simple solution which will drastically improve the efficiency of your engine and make it all the more reliable. Gold Plugs!

 

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Millers Classic Oils brand new look now stocked at Opie Oils

Millers Oils have updated their classic range with brand new labels. Millers Oils is one of the few companies to offer a range of engine oils, transmission oils and fuel treatments developed specifically for the owners of classic cars, motorcycles. Opie Oils are pleased to announce that we stock and sell the whole range of Millers Classic Oils.

Keep the winter rust at bay with ACF-50!

With summer coming to a close, autumn is just around the corner. Of course, once autumn is out of the way, we’ve got winter to look forward to, and we all know what the greatest danger to our vehicle over winter is…RUST!

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Opie Oils can help you keep the rust and corrosion at bay, thanks to our new star product, ACF-50 Anti Corrosion Formula. If you’ve got a car, motorbike or boat that you want to keep in pristine condition, then you may want to have a look below…