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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:45 pm 
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COSWORTH wrote:
Its the third time you've owned this car now?


Should be called 'the boomerang!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:10 pm 
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Only the second time for me.

However, it was bought from High Wycombe by my younger brother in 2001, owned by him for 3 years, then sold to his mate that let it rot in a leaky garage, then I bought it, restored it, had it for about 5 years or so, then forced to sell and now back with me.
So me and it have history.

It was the car my brother was pulled over in by the police for racing a 106 GTI right in front of me in the same layby I was in waiting for my mates in my old EG9. Up to that point he didnt hang around with us, and said he didn't rag it around. LOL.

Then after that he hung around more and every RWYB up Santa Pod he beat me in my EG9 consistantly.

So I know the car very well.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:27 am 
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Good stuff I think I need to do the same with mine


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:43 pm 
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Stu-VT wrote:
It was the car my brother was pulled over in by the police for racing a 106 GTI right in front of me in the same layby I was in waiting for my mates in my old EG9. Up to that point he didnt hang around with us, and said he didn't rag it around. LOL.


It wasn't a blue 106 GTI was it Stu :lol: ? I assume you are referring to the old Hatfield lay by?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:56 pm 
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Indeed. The good old days. ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:28 pm 
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Stu-VT wrote:
Indeed. The good old days. ;-)


Was probably me, I had a blue 106 GTI at that time and the lay by and surrounding area was my playground :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:03 pm 
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So being whooped by a 4G kick started this addiction of yours then!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:15 pm 
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Stu-VT wrote:
So being whooped by a 4G kick started this addiction of yours then!


Definitely wasn't me then :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:22 pm 
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'Whatevs' as I beleive they say....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:43 am 
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More boring updates, to a slow cash-less project!

I enjoy free results, so cutting back, polishing and waxing the paint was still enjoyable.

All work was done by hand using old skool T-Cut, Auto Glym ultra deep shine polish and Colinite wax.

So the whole car was rough to touch and faded. Lots of dirt, tree sap etc was stuck on, and some of it has stained deep into the clear coat.

The bonnet. 1st pass of T-Cut on left and right side is untouched
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The sides were similar and didn't reall have a shine, but it was hard to get pictures in the garage. I was doing this on hour or so a night as much as possible. Its taken about 8 weeks to do the whole car.

More pictures to give an idea of the condition of the paint.
The roof, to the right of the sunroof is T-Cut, you can see the line of old vs shiny paint.
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Then once the whole car was done, I gave the whole car a 2nd coat of wax.

Reflection shots.
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Other than that, I found a decent steering wheel at a aircooled VW autojumble, that I'llk clean up, then I desperately need the rack end bush doing, and ultimately some more Meister R's.

Heres a semi shakey arty shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Looking much better mate than when I saw it when you first got it back!

Have you put the new rear bench in yet?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:52 pm 
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Yes forgot about that, same night i collected it from you i couldn't wait! The original hot rock burnt one was grey compared to the new one. I wish I'd have gotten the backrest too.

Next time i pop over with it you'll be able to touch the paint without it feeling like sandpaper!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:00 pm 
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Lovely work stu, I love this kind of stuff!
It's amazing what time and a bit of elbow grease can do.
Did u seal the paint before u waxed it?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:07 pm 
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Hi dill, not sure what that is! I've only ever used auto glym super resin polish and then colinite 915 wax.
always seems to work and last well even on 40 year old paint on my volkswagens.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:26 pm 
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I'd never used I t till recently. An old bloke I work with has been into detailing for years, he told me about it.
It's the stage between polish and wax, and basically seals the polished finish.
I think the one he gave me to try when I did my teg was called jet seal.
Collinite are good waxes, resin polish is quite good too but filler heavy so it hides a lot of light scratches for a while.


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