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Old 18-10-2014, 07:59 AM   #11
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ooooh another one on the forum look forward to updates. check out mine if you like war and peace lol
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Old 18-10-2014, 01:55 PM   #12
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Old 26-10-2014, 11:38 PM   #13
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26/10/14

So finally I had a full weekend on the car after 4 weeks of waiting since purchasing, I managed 15 hours in total over the Saturday and Sunday.

I want to thank Ollie for all his help on the Saturday certainly wouldn’t have been able to get as much done.

Frustrating all the photos where taken on my phone and have the same purple mark showing in the same place.

Anyway I have plenty of images to share and I will comment on each of the main stages:

Some of the kit at the ready:





The mess I started with:












1st up:

Silver Tek indicator bulbs:

Before:



After:



Aero wipers

Before:


After:


Removed these horrible protectors from the doors:





Changed the aerial:

Old:



New:



If i am honest I am disappointed in the ariel, where it threads on to the car its not flush, :/ I will be seeing if there is another option otherwise I will replace it with a standard one again. Its only a little lip as can been seen in the image but I’m not 100% happy with it.

Replaced the interior boot light for one of the new LED ones:





Next up rehang the exhaust:

Before:



During:



We placed the rear bar back in the hanger, however it was still not central, we then undid the centre section bolts to allow us to twist the system which brought the two pipes in level with one another.

We stil had a issue that the pipes where not central, so out came the heavy duty zip tyres just to pul the brackets over slightly.





The results:



On to replacing the rear registration lamp holder, small but HUGE difference:









Jacked the car up ready to fit the splitter and registration plate:



Cleaned up behind the old plate, plenty of double sided tape marks etc



Fitting the splitter, we marked out the centre of the splitter and the centre of the bumper, then we partially screwed in three screws to help when lying under the car, using an electric screwdriver is strongly advised at this stage.



Registration plate and splitter all fitted:



I fitted the registration plate with the heavy duty velcrow as I did with my FRP:

http://www.detailingworld.com/forum/...141157&page=24

Headlights next on the agenda:

Few before photos, it pretty hard to see how bad they where before we started:





Masked up and ready to be attacked with the 1200 grit:





after about 20 to 30 mins we then set about the lamps using the mop:



Using the following product:



After a couple of passes, the head lights came up like new, couldn’t believe the difference:









You’ll also notice at this point we changed the orange indicator bulb to the silver tek ones.

It was then on to washing the car and then the dreaded task of clay barring, I decided to attack one panel at a time, good wash, followed by fall out product, tar removal then a clay bar until all marks, stains tar etc had been removed, this needless to say took hours especially on the lower sections of the car and on the roof.







Whilst I was carrying out the individual panel wash, Ollie then set about washing his lovely looking 182









Hard to see the stains in the photos:



Random during shot:



So at the end of day one, car cleaned and the first Meguires stage 1 product used, leaving the following finish:

















Last thing before putting away I went over the exhaust tips with some Meguires metal polish:





Sunday:

Goal was to finish off the many layers of product, Stage 1 was complete so that left me stage stage 2 stage 3, Dodo Juice and Heritage wax, which I find works brilliant as a sealant.



I manage to finish the coats and still had a bit of time left, so I then cleaned and waxed the boot shut and door shuts:







On to the glass, I lost my spray bottle so I used the product direct from the bottle, I only required a small amount of product as it was not watered down, I am glad I did though, look at the state of the cloth after just the exterior and interior boot glass:





Black bits, I used G4 Techiq to get the scuttle and wing mirrors back to factory finish:

Before:



After:



It might be to hard to see in this photo but the two bumper screws looked in a mess, so i decided to throw a bit of paint over them:

Before:









I couldn’t get a clear enough photo but inside the exhaust tips there where odd gray marks, so I carefully sprayed black spray paint in them (in fact in the photo above you can see what I am referring to)



The final results:
















So who can help me with the part numbers for these bolts please, really letting it down now:



Shame that you cannot really see how well the car has come up, but its fantastic so really happy with the results.

I gave the wheels a quick wash and drowned the tyres in Meguires tyre shine, these are going to need to time put in to them, really they need to be refurbished, but i am hoping to get Turinis fitted before long.

I really wanted to spray the front grill as its really letting the front end down now, however I didn't realise that you need to remove the front bumper in order to remove the grill, so this will have to ba carried out next weekend, products purchased and at the ready:



The interior LED bulb and registration LED bulb that I purchase where incorrect so I need to source the correct fitment type.

Next week, as long as they are in stock I will be fitting cooksport springs and the 20mm front and 16mm rear spacers.

I have also been informed that the V6 Clio and the Trophy spoiler is actually slightly larger than the Clio 182 Cup spoiler so I am investigating how much a new one from Renault is likely to cost.

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Nice update. Car is looking much better.
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Old 27-10-2014, 12:21 AM   #15
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looks like these might be the ones I need - any one else confirm ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panel-Scre...item4ad91391df

Not sure if spraying them silver is a good idea as well or leave OEM (black)
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Old 27-10-2014, 12:25 AM   #16
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Old 27-10-2014, 12:27 AM   #17
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hi how much was the new rear light in the bumber was it renault only top job m8
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Old 27-10-2014, 12:37 AM   #18
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hi how much was the new rear light in the bumber was it renault only top job m8
Here you go mate, cheap as chips and a huge difference:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1509588179...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I will be changing the bulb in it to a LED once I figure out the model type.
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top man,hope the car goes as well as it looks after the belt and servicew change, take it easy
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Holy ****, amazing update You don't hang around do you, nice to know I gave you a little bit of inspiration on these updates too :P
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