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Old 30-06-2017, 07:41 PM   #21
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That is one hell of a step up from a C1. That'll look great with a detail and maybe a harder coating for the paint. The new exhaust tips also suit it well.
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Old 30-06-2017, 07:43 PM   #22
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Love the gt86 did a little drifting on wet circut with one was so easy to drive very mechanical and light on its feet I loved it , enjoy
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Old 30-06-2017, 08:23 PM   #23
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Yes! Good to see another 86 owner, not many of us about. Where are you based mate? What pad and polish did you use on polishing?
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Old 30-06-2017, 08:33 PM   #24
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God reading this thread makes me miss my gt86




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Old 30-06-2017, 10:20 PM   #25
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Lovely car mate, always liked these! I like those new exhaust tips too!


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Old 01-07-2017, 12:53 PM   #26
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Thanks for the replies guys !

It is such much better than my little C1. however I do miss the 600 miles to a gallon

Everyone mentioning the paint is 100% correct, theres scratches and chips everywhere, the previous owner really didn't take care of it that much, paint wise, i'll be saving up for a paint correction session soon.

I use Autoglym deep shine to polish and Meguiars Paint restoration kit inbetween polish weeks to try and attempt to get some deepness back, it's slowly...slowly working.

Washed her today, few pictures.





And a shot of how flat the paintwork really is ...



And a few shots under the car of the new exhaust system, excuse how dirty it is living in London means roads are filthy!





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Old 01-07-2017, 12:58 PM   #27
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Yes! Good to see another 86 owner, not many of us about. Where are you based mate? What pad and polish did you use on polishing?
Alright mate, looks like you have a black one too nice!

I use Deep Shine by AutoGlym I find it works well, but my paint is destroyed from the front backwards, so needs some real work . Do you find that the paint on these are terribly soft?

I'm based in London (west) at the moment mate, where abouts are you?
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Alright mate, looks like you have a black one too nice!

I use Deep Shine by AutoGlym I find it works well, but my paint is destroyed from the front backwards, so needs some real work . Do you find that the paint on these are terribly soft?

I'm based in London (west) at the moment mate, where abouts are you?
Derby based but sometimes I'm in London.

Well I find all swirls can be removed fairly easily with menz 2500 and a green pad and even using a menz finish Polish with the green pad can remove a lot. I'm not an experienced polisher but I would say it was soft yes.

Mine is tarnished with stone chips on the front however.

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Old 22-07-2017, 08:45 AM   #29
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Our GT86 (my wife's car) made way for a brand new limited edition Toyota C-HR Hybrid a few weeks back.

It's very different but rather excellent in its own right.
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Old 25-07-2017, 07:17 PM   #30
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Next up, brake upgrade.


I have gone for EBC USR Series slotted and vented discs all round, with EBC Greenstuff pads.








Toyota wanted £790 for crappy OEM pads and discs that squeel like hell, so this made sense.


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