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Thanks for your comments hezz, cars had a good few polishes since respray and looks ok but i think it needs a professional touch maybe some cutting back and mopping. Private plate was a present off the mrs about 5 years ago had a bit of grief from the law over it £90's worth of fines if truth be told but they seem to be leaving me alone in its current format. Keep an eye out for the next lot of updates got a shed load of suspension to go on her just waiting for some poly bushes for rear beam :cheers: tomsy.
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Looks good.

As for the what your saying about the paint work. It sounds like the guy has painted it in 2k solid colour meaning no clear laquer. But what you mention about it being very orange peely, that's normally down to two things with 2k paint mixed incorrectly (to thick) or incorrect spraying pressure. But if you say your going to try and flat and polish it a bit more just be cautious as 2k is normally just two full coats, so if the guy has already flatted it once dependent on how he did this. If yiu flat it to much you may go through. But I would hazard a guess it is 2k as it would be alot cheaper than doing it in basecoat a d clear. Car does look good tho :thumb:

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Thanks for your advice andy, think i might be a bit over critical of the respray been to to many car shows and seen glass like finishes and thought mine should be looking like that. When i've washed and polished the car i stand back and im proud to be the owner of her and it puts a smile on my face and that imo is what owning a car is all about. One day i might go about improving the finish but i think that will be a job for the professionals like yourself :cheers: tomsy
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  • 3 weeks later...

Some good news and some bad in this next update, lets get the bad news out the way it was bound to happen car got its first scratch since respray, was putting it away in garage a couple of weeks ago didn't think it was windy enough to use the brick i keep in garage to wedge door but it was and door blew onto car,cant really notice it unless your looking for it but i know its there and im gutted. My wife couldn't believe how well i took it but i couldn't really rant as it was totally my fault :vangry: I've since used some colour magic polish and it doesn't look to bad.

 

 

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Now for some good stuff over the last month or so been on a bit of a spending spree with the intention of sharpening up the handling and get that tight new car feeling back so the following parts have been acquired

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H&R 20mm lowering springs

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New front and rear shocks

 

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New front and rear top mounts

 

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Powerflex rear beam bushes

 

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New track rod ends and droplinks, you might be wondering why no new suspension arms well these were replaced about 2000 miles ago so if the garage think there ok they wont be changed but anything else that looks dodgy regarding the steering and suspension will.

Gonna finish off this update with a few pics of the car after a wash and polish today

 

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All comments and advice good or bad always welcome :cheers: tomsy

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swear blind i drove down that road the other day when i went to see ryanml

 

about 15 miles from ryan,in the wrong direction,its the valleys everywhere looks the same :pancake:

 

if i had known u guys were all in the same area id of made an effort to stop in and say hello like!

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swear blind i drove down that road the other day when i went to see ryanml

 

about 15 miles from ryan,in the wrong direction,its the valleys everywhere looks the same :pancake:

 

if i had known u guys were all in the same area id of made an effort to stop in and say hello like!

 

Not sure where ryanml is from but myself bongo and mike evans are all about 15 mins drive apart or 5 mins in bongo's escort lol next time your'e up this way we should organise a meet.

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