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jonnyboy17

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Post #26
mechanical_repairs wrote:
rob&the6 wrote:
paint looks brilliant!
whats the deal with wet and drying paint once sprayed. i dont really get why you would do that. yeah removes orange peel effect, but is that it, that the only reson? seems a very risky thing to do to fresh paint.



Its a very common practice, i would say 90% of garages out there do it.

Carl


all GOOD bodyshops would do it, it gets rid of orange peel and any imperfections, and once buffed back up with some cutting compound and a decent buffer, theres a lovely deep shine.

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Posted 1st Jan 2010 at 22:43
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Cyclones 100% All the way!

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Posted 1st Jan 2010 at 23:33
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It's going back on standard cyclones and fresh refurbished calipers, back plates etc, no expense spared. LOL

I think it will look great, just got to see how low it sits with the cyclones.

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Posted 1st Jan 2010 at 23:40
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Is/was it on standard suspension mate?

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Posted 1st Jan 2010 at 23:42
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No was lowered quite a bit iirc

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Posted 1st Jan 2010 at 23:46
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60mm iirc
Posted 1st Jan 2010 at 23:50
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Post #32
roland rat wrote:
60mm iirc



bo***cks, maybe I will have to sort the suspension out too. We shall find out tomorrow, hoping to get it sorted.

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Posted 1st Jan 2010 at 23:55
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Post #33
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roland rat wrote:
60mm iirc



bo***cks, maybe I will have to sort the suspension out too. We shall find out tomorrow, hoping to get it sorted.

Carl


Maybe not, from Lee's original sale thread (prior to the GRH)...

lee306v6 wrote:
lukejenks101 wrote:
How low was that originally? i take it there weren't any speed bumps? LOL

it was 60mm that was the prob the speed bumps the sump was too low to the floor had to drive around them hahaLOL its 40mm now btw

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 00:03
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Good to see you're saving it. Just read the original for sale thread Crazy

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 00:38
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Post #35
jonnyboy17 wrote:
mechanical_repairs wrote:
rob&the6 wrote:
paint looks brilliant!
whats the deal with wet and drying paint once sprayed. i dont really get why you would do that. yeah removes orange peel effect, but is that it, that the only reson? seems a very risky thing to do to fresh paint.



Its a very common practice, i would say 90% of garages out there do it.

Carl


all GOOD bodyshops would do it, it gets rid of orange peel and any imperfections, and once buffed back up with some cutting compound and a decent buffer, theres a lovely deep shine.


so it will give a deeper shine. do you wet and dry after paint or after clear coat. or both.

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 09:18
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Post #36
Well i have got loads done today but to look at the car it doesn't look like a great deal, found some bits and pieces that needed my attention as i went about fitting more of it back together

Here is what i started with, moved all the cars out of the garage so today i could put it on the ramp, it decided to run out of petrol outside, doh-




Whilst the car was outside i decided to clean up all the wheel arches and door shuts etc as the car had all the wheel arch liners removed, as you can imagine this meant there was sludge like mud every where, (dint worry it starts to get a bit like detailing world), jacked it up and removed the wheels-



With the wheels removed it wasn't as bad as i though but still not clever-



Sprayed a truck wash solution all over and let it dwell for a good 2 minutes, then i came back with my best friend a 150 degree hot pressure washer, before-



Rear before-



After-



Rear After-





Obviously the same was carried out on the other side (i don't want to bore you with more photo's) OK maybe just the one-




Once all this was done i refitted all the wheels and brought the car back inside and on the ramp, by this time i had to get a hot drink and get sat on the bloody heater, i was froze, once i had the feeling back in my fingers i set about, sorting out the brakes and cleaning up the disc's etc.

I had chosen to go silver with the calipers all round to make it that little bit more subtle, i also decided to replaced the rear backing plates as they had gone rusty and looked a mess-




I started with the rear brakes, off came the rusty rear shield, new caliper slider fitted and then i decided to clean up the disc mating surface and spray it Matt black (i normally do them in etch primer but this morning i couldn't seem to find it). Once all that was fitted i refitted all the brake pads and sat back and admired my handiwork, looks so much better-

From this-


To this-



I then set about doing the same to the other side and also moved onto the front brakes

Front before-



Front after-



Doing the drivers side setup i notice the cv gaitor had come adrift, this was because a cable tie had been used to secure it in place, these sometimes work but more often than not cant be done up tight enough-



Repacked the joint and boot with fresh grease and refitted a metal cv gaiter clip, these only cost pence and are no harder to fit than a cable tie, job done-



As some of you may notice from the above picture i have refitted the wheel arch liners and modified them where necessary to fit.

It was now time to bleed the new brakes that were fitted, as it was me on my own i used the pressure bleeder and completely flushed the brake system out and filled it with fresh fluid-



With the front and rear brakes sorted it was time to grab some refurbished cyclones and some bloody good tyres (Pirelli P6000's), and on they went-

Front-




Rear-



Now with the brakes, wheels and tyres done it was a case of just sorting out a few bits and pieces that i had noticed before, like the radiator fan not working so the old one was removed and a new bigger unit was fitted in its place-



Whilst i was playing with the fan i came across a bit of a naff repair to say the least, looks as it the wiring loom had dropped down to the floor and got snagged on something causing it to break open-



Off i went and found an old bit of loom i could cut up and use to repair the damaged one-



After halve an hour with the soldering iron and some heat shrink it was all repaired-



Out came the insulation tape to keep the water at bay and we were ready to re fix it to the lower cross member-




With it starting to come along i decided to run the car up to temperature and get the cooling fan in to make sure it works as it should, whilst waiting i took a recording of it, noisy bugger-



Thats going in the bin, the thing is way to load, what you can hear above is when the car is on tick over!! Going to fit a standard system and go from there.













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Posted 3rd Jan 2010 at 03:12
jonnyboy17

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Post #37
looking good carl.. should be ready for sale in no time Thumbs up

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 21:46
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Post #38
rob&the6 wrote:
jonnyboy17 wrote:
mechanical_repairs wrote:
rob&the6 wrote:
paint looks brilliant!
whats the deal with wet and drying paint once sprayed. i dont really get why you would do that. yeah removes orange peel effect, but is that it, that the only reson? seems a very risky thing to do to fresh paint.



Its a very common practice, i would say 90% of garages out there do it.

Carl


all GOOD bodyshops would do it, it gets rid of orange peel and any imperfections, and once buffed back up with some cutting compound and a decent buffer, theres a lovely deep shine.


so it will give a deeper shine. do you wet and dry after paint or after clear coat. or both.


wet and dry between coats of paint (on a respray)..

or if doing it to your own car, as my boss did to his S4 when he detailed it, flat back (wet and dry) the complete car, even if its clearcoat (laquer) only to give it a slight key effect as though you was prepping it for paint, and use a cutting compound and a mop to bring the shine up, obviously polish after as well..

when my boss did his S4 it looked Spot on!!

although, you need to be sure on the layers of laquer and paint realy before hand.. as when my boss did his, he found a 'thin' patch of paint, as im awre lots of rallyes are as well on bumpers, etc, and he went through the paint with the wet and dry. but that was only on a discreet patch where the rear number plate sat.

overall it is safe to do... if you have a little idea of what to do.

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 21:50
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jonnyboy17 wrote:
looking good carl.. should be ready for sale in no time Thumbs up



Hopefully mate, there's still a fair few jobs to sort out on it but Monday its going back to the paint shop to have all the paint buffed up to a nice shine then its a case of sorting the niggles and giving it a bloody good clean, get some tax on it and drive it for a little while to make sure there are no hidden surprises.

I just hope i dont get abused again for selling it for more money than i bought it forWhistle

Carl

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 22:15
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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 22:18
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well everyone on here should expect to pay a bit more for a car off you, as the piece of mind knowing any job needed to be done will be done is worth the extra.. plus the time and effort put in making this look good again and the new part..

slating shouldnt be an issue LOL

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 22:19
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Why should you make a profit? LOL

Looks awesome mate,tip top work Thumbs up
Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 22:24
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Pics of the underside yet Carl?

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 22:30
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Post #44
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Pics of the underside yet Carl?



Be patient fella, its coming, here you go-





It doesnt appaer to have that much of the subframe modified at all, the drivers side leg has a little bit removed but apart from that it all looks relatively standard.

The pictures may not help you much but if you need anymore help you are more than welcome to pop over and take a proper look.

Carl

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 22:34
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Thanks for those Carl.

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 22:38
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I think you should swap this for my 306 Hdi estate! That'll avoid you making a profit debate! LOL
Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 22:55
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Post #47
Carl - does it still have ABS?

The cv gaitor could be because its fouling on the hub if its a shortened 406 one being used.

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 23:05
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I may aswell put the rest of the phot's here.

With everything more or less finished, i put the one rallye blank i had back intot the bumper and fitted it to the car-



I then went and measured the throttle body and went on the hunt to find a k&n filter, managed to find one and fitted it, unsure whether or not it will stay but it can do for now-




Well i then decided to take it up and down the street to see how it drives, at first i thought it drove nice and sedate, when you put your foot down it doesnt matter where you are in the rev range it instantly picks up speed and pins you into your sits as it does it, very suprised.

Once i had a play up and down the street and wasted the

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 23:09
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Post #49
adam b wrote:
Carl - does it still have ABS?

The cv gaitor could be because its fouling on the hub if its a shortened 406 one being used.



I dont know what drive shaft is being used but they have been welded and the joint looks bigger than an original so i gues they are the 406 ones, they do clear aswell. Unsure whether it still runs the abs, i think it does.

Carl

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Posted 2nd Jan 2010 at 23:11
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Very nice Carl, but thinking a set of anthracite alloys to finish it offCool

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