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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:18 am 
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This is just my keen Diy enthusiast efforts so please be gentle, and no james 33333399900990 levels of write up

Just to the get the section up and running until peoples can get the areas Null has asked to be addressed

Pol is almost upon us, so time for a major clean!!!

Was hampered with drizzle all weekend in edinburgh so I have only managed to full de-tar and clay the car. Also managed to de-tar all 4 wheels. Interiour clean and leather treated. Engine bay given a quick refresh.

Will be hoping to complete the paint work restoration to a decent level this week. just kept raining as i was working the compounds with the Da. Roof still looks rough but is a million times better.Worked with cutting pad and FG500 then polishing pad and SF400, then also tried polishing pad with FF300 then 2x coats AG HD wax. Also concentrated on the both rear 1/4s getting good results with the cutting pad and Menzerna Fast Gloss - FG500. using sprays of water to work compound longer. Will be posting more "after" shots once all panels have been treated to at least FG500 and FF300 then AG HD wax.

Also "de-chaved" front grill ,modded by previous owner, and also treated the spliter to a lick of matt trim paint along with the FMIC, as per Mac's request. Quite a difference. Had to abandone it due to weather so treated the rubber to a coat of Megs endurance tyre gel. Part two to follow...
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After engine bay
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Improvement to paintwork areas above pass door and rear 1/4 window
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Nice stance, this is after i wiped off all the crap the rain had caused when i was in full flow :cry:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:12 pm 
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OOH lovely 3 door :)


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 Post subject: Re: M4cwo 220 GsiT Pre Pol spring clean
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:09 pm 
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cubed now jonny

not bad for a "hand polisher" eh son

:wink: :lol: :)

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Dam forgot part two

Part 2

Basically went straight to SF4000 with cutting pad, and results were amazing, for the reduced timescale for the return in effect. then coat of AG HD wax.
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n/s/r 1/4
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n/s/f wing
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n/s again car had been turned round at this point
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n/s/r 1/4 again
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From above o/s
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And Finally the money shot
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Happy with it in the flesh. It looks like fresh paint. Such depth and wet look appearance.

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That look sweet!
Love the shape!
If I ever wanted to go t series I may get one of those over a coupe!
But then there is the 800vitesse 8)


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cubed now jonny

Thats a shame...what happened to it?

Do you know of any 3 doors up for grabs around here?


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chris316 wrote:
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cubed now jonny

Thats a shame...what happened to it?

Do you know of any 3 doors up for grabs around here?



Rovertech happened, and the quest for bhp

erm nope not at all be lucky if there is 10 rovers up here now

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wow never knew it was that bad!

maybe i'm at a lost cause trying find another one then :cry:


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