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Old 16-03-2017, 01:29 PM   #11
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Old 16-03-2017, 02:19 PM   #12
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Old 17-03-2017, 04:55 PM   #13
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17/3/17...

Well it is 2 Weeks tomorrow since I bought the Fabia and this past Week has been a mega busy one! It is laughable that I buy myself a daily driver to have a break from putting so much time and effort into cars and then end up giving the Fabia exactly the same treatment as the Golf R got...Well in my defence it warrants it and after this Weeks efforts it is now a totally different car to when I bought it just a few Weeks ago.

Hopefully now it will be much easier to keep on top of it now all the hard work has been done.

So what have I been up to?

Monday... as you know the car got a set of New Number Plates fitted, The Rear Plate Surround was discarded and I fitted a new Pair of Bosch Wipers.

Tuesday... I ordered a few items online for the car including a new VRS Key Ring, A pair of Heavy Duty Waterproof Seat Covers for the Fronts and removed the Black newer style Grille and Tailgate Badges.

Wednesday... Previously I had given the car it First Detail in my ownership and prepped the Paintwork ready for Machine Polishing, So the car was treated to about 8 Hours and a 2 Stage Machine Polish/Paint Correction using the DAS-6 Pro and Meguiars 105/205 Combo with Hexlogic Orange and White Pads. Finally given 2 x Coats of Collinites 850 Wax.

Friday... Put another 6 Hours into the Fabia today, First thing this Morning I Collected the Alloys as I have had them Professionally refurbished. As mentioned earlier in the thread the Alloys where Powdercoated White and although there was nothing wrong with them I wanted them OEM Silver, I decided to use a company called AP Tyres based in Rotherham for the Alloy Refurbishment who when I was a Manager in the Motor Trade used to supply them with Tyres and they always said they would look after me if I ever wanted anything. I am more than happy with the Service, Turnaround and most importantly the Finish on the Alloys.

Once home I did the following...

: Fitted a Brand new pair of Genuine Skoda Badges on the Front Grille and Tailgate P/N: 1U0853621CMEL
: Fitted the new pair of Front Seat Covers
: Applied 2 x Coats of Collinites 845 Wax on the Alloys, Left to cure for 30 Mins after each application
: Fitted a Brand new Set of 4 Genuine Centre Caps P/N: 6U0601151LMHB

: De-Greased, Prepped and Painted the Brake Calipers. I had a 500ml tin of Paint made up for my previous Fabia VRS in Pantone 348C which is the proper VRS Brake Caliper Green Colour, The Paint is High Temperature and of a Semi Gloss finish so gives an OEM look.

: Fitted the Newly Refurbished OEM Silver Alloys with new Centre Caps, All Centre Caps lined up with the Tyre Valves, 20 x Brand New Gloss Black Wheel Nut Covers Fitted to finish off.

: Winter Steel Wheels and Tyres Deep Cleaned, Dried and stored away in the Garage ready for new Winter.

Couple of snaps from the past Weeks efforts...

Off with the Facelift style Badges...







DAS 6 Pro VS Fabia...



Newly Refurbished Alloy with New Centre Cap ready for fitting...





Pantone 348C...





New Badges...





Wheels on, Couple of Close ups on the Calipers, Happy with the Colour and the Finish...









Finished article, Sadly Rainy Weather spoiled any chances of getting any decent pictures in a better location. The car was promptly put back under the Car Port...







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Old 17-03-2017, 05:48 PM   #14
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Fantastic work. Really like the level of detail you go to with your work, having seen your Golf thread previously. Enjoy


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Looks really tidy now, well done. I've had my mk1 fabia vrs for about 7 years now and it's never missed a beat. Probably still one of the best cars out there in terms of performance/economy.
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Hard work paying off bonelorry, looking very nice indeed and the Green calipers go well with yellow bodywork.


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looking very good fella and love what you done
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Enjoyable read OP.

Good find - sunroof and xenon's!

I think I'd paint the grille surround black and remove the VRS badge.

Fellow VRS fan here having had 5 (2xfabia, 3xoctavia)...bit of a bargain nowadays.

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Looks really tidy now, well done. I've had my mk1 fabia vrs for about 7 years now and it's never missed a beat. Probably still one of the best cars out there in terms of performance/economy.
Thank you Paul,

Yes they are a good package for the money, I should never have sold my last one in 2015 which was a 1 Previous Owner Silver MK1 Fabia VRS. This is actually my 3rd one now but I intend to keep this one!

I am also hoping to purchase something as a Weekend toy/Second Car but undecided on what to go for as yet.

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Hard work paying off bonelorry, looking very nice indeed and the Green calipers go well with yellow bodywork.
Thank you! Yes it coming on well, The previous owner popped onto Briskoda yesterday and was gobsmacked to see how different the car is looking.


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Enjoyable read OP.

Good find - sunroof and xenon's!

I think I'd paint the grille surround black and remove the VRS badge.

Fellow VRS fan here having had 5 (2xfabia, 3xoctavia)...bit of a bargain nowadays.

Enjoy.

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Thank you Chris!

Sometimes I feel I waffle on when writing my threads but people seem to enjoy them so I carry on

Yes its a great Spec with Factory Zenons, Sunroof, Cruise and 6 CD Changer but to be honest all the above extras are just a bonus as I would have bought the car regardless just on its condition.

I hear what you are saying with regards to the Badges and the Grille, I want to keep it as OEM as possible but my compromise was removing the Fabia lettering from the Tailgate. Other than that it will probably stay as it is now.
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