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Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 10-04-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
Posted By braders
Sticky. Bodyshop Recomendations by Region

Morning Everyone. As a qualified painter I regularly check out this thread and see what people are up to. What I noticed most is People often request details of Bodyshops in certain areas in order to...
Forum: Garage/Product Collections 19-02-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 150,726
Posted By braders
Looks impressive. Exactly how id like my garage...

Looks impressive. Exactly how id like my garage on day.
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 06-02-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,777
Posted By braders
Yeah. Etch is to go over bare metal really. If...

Yeah. Etch is to go over bare metal really. If there's no bare metal apply primer over the repaired area, cure and prep. Apply colour further than the primer for coverage. Apply lacquer over the...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 05-02-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,777
Posted By braders
Yes, etch primer is a must for bare metal as...

Yes, etch primer is a must for bare metal as nothing else will adhere to it. As bannan has said I wouldn't try Auto Glym personally. With regards to the colours you have found for how much colour...
Forum: The Showroom 13-01-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,812
Posted By braders
Astra VXR Nurburgring Pre Sale Clean

Ever since 2009 when I first purchased my Red 2006 plate VXR I always wanted a Nurburgring. Being a Vauxhall fan through and though I keep coming back to them :thumb:.

Anyway 12 months ago I...
Forum: The Showroom 10-03-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By braders
Looks we'll need to try billt hamber wheels heard...

Looks we'll need to try billt hamber wheels heard good things.

What do you think of the S3 want to get one possibly in the summer?
Forum: Detailing Chat 10-03-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,291
Posted By braders
I've got far too many waxes to give them up for...

I've got far too many waxes to give them up for sealants.
Forum: The Showroom 12-02-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By braders
Astra VXR Nurburgring carbon fiber mirror cover polish

Well today I gave my Nurburgring Astra vxr a quick once over. I got the cover from a friend who had owned the car since new but for the last 2 years has been used as second car and he's not really...
Forum: The Showroom 06-02-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,088
Posted By braders
Well the car left before Christmas. I hope the...

Well the car left before Christmas. I hope the new owner enjoys it as much as i did :wave:
Forum: Projects and Restorations 02-01-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,527
Posted By braders
Well not the best picture but here's how it looks...

Well not the best picture but here's how it looks in daylight.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170102/7aaec1568149e3570dccac43c09165e3.jpg
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Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-12-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,527
Posted By braders
Well not much of an update but I started the...

Well not much of an update but I started the cleaning the mats yesterday. Going to be completing small bits whenever I can but here's the mats in the house drying out after me cleaning them best I...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-12-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,527
Posted By braders
I've had a few too but always wanted one in red...

I've had a few too but always wanted one in red can't wait to start on the polishing side of things.

Cheers





My friends got a pristine blue gsi with 64k in the clock really does look...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 11-12-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,527
Posted By braders
Red Astra MK4 SRI turbo winter project

Well as above really. I've always wanted a Red MK4 sri or gsi turbo. Never really come across any for sale then my friend popped this up for sale and I jumped at the chance of buying it.

Bought on...
Forum: The Showroom 17-11-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,088
Posted By braders
Focus RS Ultimate Green Detail

Here we have my Focus RS mk2 in ultimate green

Anyway weather wasn't great for pictures which was a shame but still look good in my opinion. Id detailed the car earlier this year so didn't take...
Forum: The Showroom 07-12-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,748
Posted By braders
Very nice mate always been a big fan of the...

Very nice mate always been a big fan of the nurburgring will definitely own 1 soon. Had a vxr around 3years ago and loved it. Quick question did you buy this around February 2010 from mark???
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-12-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,078
Posted By braders
Heres my 1st car. Bought as a 1.3 merit for £50...

Heres my 1st car. Bought as a 1.3 merit for £50 and then got carried away lol
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http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7688/gte.png...
Forum: The Showroom 02-12-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,921
Posted By braders
Stunning job Maz and it shows as the car is still...

Stunning job Maz and it shows as the car is still stunning to this day.

I now own this car and have just found this thread. Gave the car a good clean today despite the cold weather lol

Tried to...
Forum: Detailing Chat 03-08-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By braders
I agree with T4RFY aswell mate and am a...

I agree with T4RFY aswell mate and am a proffesional painter. Go back to the Bodyshop and just explain in a polite manner and take them around the car. If they try to tell you a pack a lies then...
Forum: Detailing Chat 16-05-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,968
Posted By braders
If i was you mate get a good wire brush or...

If i was you mate get a good wire brush or cleaning disc wheel for you drill/grinder etc and take all the rust out. If you like when the area is bare apply a rust killer to kill of the remaining...
Forum: The Showroom 16-05-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,110
Posted By braders
it looks to me like the back corner has had a...

it looks to me like the back corner has had a local/smart repair done. If done properly these can be done un-noticed and very well indeed. Im a painter by trade hence why i spotted it.

If you have...
Forum: The Studio 31-03-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,779
Posted By braders
looks much better. Good work as always. What does...

looks much better. Good work as always. What does a detail like this cost??
Forum: The Studio 26-03-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,421
Posted By braders
very nice work youve done there mate. How much...

very nice work youve done there mate. How much would a detail on that level cost roughly, finished in onyx??

Keep up the good work :)
Forum: The Showroom 26-03-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,950
Posted By braders
Loking good there mate, good work. What you...

Loking good there mate, good work. What you expect to pay on a detail of that level??
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