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#16 georgen

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

if my missus had a car (or could drive for that matter) and I told her I was going to nick something for mine, so mine looked better. I can guarantee I would be kicked square in the ghoolies!

:o Well its either the Men are tougher up North and dont care what our other halves say Or we are completely Stupid  :P

 

Ps our lass is out so can type a reply like this  :ph34r:



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:28 AM

I am originally a northerner, the problem is, so is the wife! lol - I think braver and stupidity though (most certainly in my cicumstances) have a brave = 1 : 2 = Stupid ratio :P



#18 georgen

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:08 PM

Well this afternoon I tackled the bad key mark down the passenger side, from front wing through to rear door, I ordered some touch up paint off ebay and suprise suprise the shades miles out, but when the scratch is white anything darker going to look better :lol: . Well this is what I started with.

 

 

Well started off filling the scratch with paint, I used a very fine brush but it always looks crap when it goes on, I built it up with two layers.

 

 

 

Now the leap of faith when you dont have anything to measure paint thickness, and dont know the history of the car, you take 1200 wet and dry abrasive paper and rub it down using wet soapy water.

 

I then repeated this again using 2000 grit wet and dry again with soapy water.

 

I then used G3 cutting compound with the polisher and gave the wing, front door and rear door a going over, then to protect the cut paint I applied a coat of Harly's Wax to protect.

 

Here is what I have you can still see the scratches as the colour wasnt a good match but it looks a lot better, and to the naked eye you arnt drawn towards them now, the camara as always picks them out well.

 

This is my car and I wouldn't suggest you attack your cars with paint or sandpaper.  :P



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:32 PM

Once again mate,
You have done a fantastic job, looks like it never happend,
Nice shine off the paint work too,

Would ya not wave at the camera ?
:)

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:50 PM

Once again mate,
You have done a fantastic job, looks like it never happend,
Nice shine off the paint work too,

Would ya not wave at the camera ?
:)

LOL, Ill wave next time Lenny, it would of looked a lot better if it was the right blooming colour, but it looks better by the naked eye hopefully this weekend get it all polished up and shiny weather permitting, not too hot or cold or wet :wacko:  



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:00 PM

LOL, Ill wave next time Lenny, it would of looked a lot better if it was the right blooming colour, but it looks better by the naked eye hopefully this weekend get it all polished up and shiny weather permitting, not too hot or cold or wet :wacko:  

Speaking of the naked eye, could always be worse ;)
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On a serious note though mate I think the carlooks great,

#22 b4zz

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:33 AM

great job you have done on the scratch fella looks a lot better then it did



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:50 AM

Fantastic looking estate mate. Love the colour and you've done a cracking job on that scratch.

#24 georgen

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:07 PM

Thanks Lads, your estate looks like its had some work Highwayman :)

missed a delivery today but an collect after 4 so I wonder what it is. :blink:



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:44 PM

Yeah mate only alittle bit. LoL As with any car enthusiast the project is never finished so still a fair bit to do!
Looking forward to watching the progress on yours!

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:08 PM

Well went to the post office, luckily its at the top of my street :) 

this is what I got today, Ive had a nightmare getting hold of this for sensible money :) 

 

More stuff to do this weekend then  :D



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

Could've had mine if you'd found me a 4 spoke with CC buttons! ;-)

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:28 PM

that will be a rarer beast to find me thinks  ;) , Got this one for £55 delivered including airbag so not complaining, just ordered the tuning box so we will wait and see what that does, it does come with a 30 day money back guarantee if you dont like so for the price of return postage its worth the risk. 



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:31 PM

Will you be selling your 4 Spoke airbag after you have fitted your 3 Spoke wheel?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:15 PM

I never thought about it, was going to keep to replace if I got shot, but with two focus's now I could swap over, could always swap for you three spoke one  :)



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