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Old 13-09-2017, 05:20 PM   #41
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That Cataclean is the absolute nuts, it's the best additive there is!

On the dent, have you thought about heating the panel up from the rear and trying the suction puller again while someone applies pressure from behind? just heat can make things move easier

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Old 13-09-2017, 05:24 PM   #42
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Thinking a bit out of the box could you not buy a new rear wing off ebay or the owners club in same colour?
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Old 13-09-2017, 05:38 PM   #43
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Mate of mine took one of these for a test drive back in the day (2002?) and I had a quick blast around the lanes in Hampshire. Loved them ever since and would love one as a bit of a toy / project. Sadly I have nowhere to keep it, no money to pay for it and no time to work on it, but they remain on The List, and quite high up, too!
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Old 13-09-2017, 08:07 PM   #44
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That Cataclean is the absolute nuts, it's the best additive there is!



On the dent, have you thought about heating the panel up from the rear and trying the suction puller again while someone applies pressure from behind? just heat can make things move easier

Funny you should say that. Rightly or probably wrongly I poured boiling hot water over the panel just after this photo was taken but there was no give!





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Old 13-09-2017, 08:09 PM   #45
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Thinking a bit out of the box could you not buy a new rear wing off ebay or the owners club in same colour?

There aren't any joins / panels as such







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Old 14-09-2017, 09:08 AM   #46
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Yeah, you'd have to cut it off and weld it back in. It'd cost more in bodyshop work than the car is worth. PDR might be worth a try, but outside of that there's not much you can do, economically. Would make a nice little track car though. :-)

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Old 14-09-2017, 09:58 AM   #47
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If you can drill out the rivets for the speakers and get to the back to try to knock it out further that would be the best option, but more than likely it wont go fully back to how it was before.
You can always re rivet the speaker back in for originality if you prefer, but then its a good opportunity to improve the rear speakers at the same time.
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Old 14-09-2017, 10:51 AM   #48
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Yeah, you'd have to cut it off and weld it back in. It'd cost more in bodyshop work than the car is worth. PDR might be worth a try, but outside of that there's not much you can do, economically. Would make a nice little track car though. :-)

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why would you do that on an old car , youd just batter the dent out as much as possible, fill & spray it
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That's kinda my point. My post was in response to somebody else that mentioned removing the panel and replacing it with a new one.

I just said it would be more expense and hassle than the car is worth.

Shame really.

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That's kinda my point. My post was in response to somebody else that mentioned removing the panel and replacing it with a new one.

I just said it would be more expense and hassle than the car is worth.

Shame really.

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Ah right just thought with you saying 'theres not much more you can do' i always just get anything like that filled n sprayed for about 100 quid
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