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My weekends work is done!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by mk1_salami, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. mk1_salami

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

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    Location: Fife, Scotland

    At last, some pics of the 205 with my new refurb'd wheels. It took bloody ages, but all the sanding appears to have paid off. I also took a jetwash to the arches and have had them properly resprayed.

    Here's the pics:

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    And this image... is just perverted:

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    Last edited: 5 Feb 2006
  2. Mic

    Mobster

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    Location: Ireland

    Funny, I thought you drove an mr2.
    Nice, but im not sure about those pristine white arches.
     
  3. Lopéz

    Man of Honour

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    Location: LE9/OTK

    White under-arches, very factory!
     
  4. maby66

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 May 2003

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    Location: ducking planes near Heathrow..

    going for the concours look? you do realize you have to low load it to your destination and never drive it again, yeah?
    but serious;y...looks very :cool:
     
  5. Rich

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    Dogs danglie bits :D
     
  6. Bug One

    Capodecina

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    Not sure about the white wheels. Aren't they supposed to be silver?

    I take it you had plenty of white paint left for the arches. Can't see em staying white for long ;)

    Looks like you did a good job of it though. Nice mint looking car.
     
  7. mk1_salami

    Mobster

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    Yeah the wheels are supposed to be silver. I wasn't sure about going for white at first, but its grown on me. It'll be easy enough to put them to silver if I need to. All the prep work is done.

    The MR2 was sold for my zx6r, which is sadly dead. Back to scratch with the 205 GTI ;) which is arguably a better / more fun car.
     
  8. Jez

    Caporegime

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    Looks very nice indeed mate, muchos fun cars :) I think the white rims look great as do the wheel arches, if you can keep them clean!
     
  9. Morba

    Caporegime

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    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    how many coats of primer / paint / lacquer did you go for in the end?
     
  10. Enfield

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    That actually looks quite nice. I didn't think I would like it...

    Where are the centre caps? Looks kinda weird without.
     
  11. mk1_salami

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    Centre caps on the back to be put on. I forgot to paint them at the same time.

    On the wheels I took the paint down until it was smooth to touch all over. I grinded the kerbed parts out of the rim with my Wizard (dremel type tool). Then I primed the wheel with 4 coats. Sanded down lightly, then applied 4 coats of paint. Left overnight and sanded down lightly. Then 3 coats of laquer.

    The arches were simply cleaned thouroughly with the jetwash then I gave them 3 coats of primer. I'll wait to see how they last with the primer. I might end up undersealing the arches white.