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Old 09-10-2017, 04:35 PM   #11
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Some great results here
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. Just warm the car up driving slowly, as these can not take driving hard with a cold engine like you would with a german engine...
NO car should be driven hard with a cold engine
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:50 PM   #13
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Nice to see you tackling these jobs yourself mate. looking good
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A little update on what I have carried out in the past week. There was a slight knock o the osf suspension and a bit movement on the top strut mount and some play on the gearbox mount so got the parts ordered and had them fitted and now no knocks or play.

Old gearbox mount/dogbone! You can see the split in the rubber.

NSR wheel removed, sanded, filled, primered, painted then laquered. Will flatten back and polish up in a few weeks when fully hardened.

The rear tailgate badge was showing some fading so removed and stripped the existing red coating and sprayed up using some red plasticote and stuck back on using Mammoth tape.

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Looking great. Some good improvements and maintenance there.

Keep up the good work.
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I had a spare few hours today while my wife took my daughter to a party. Since the weather wasn't too bad I thought I would give the Grande Punto a quick wash and see how bad the paint is looking. Just a basic jet wash off and some cheapo shampoo today. Nothing too bad for a 10 year old car with original paintwork. As i didn't have much time I decided to concentrate just on the rear bumper and rear quarter panels today.

First I clayed using a Farcela Clay mitt, straight away you could feel all of the tar and contaminants in the paint. Once all wiped down again I flattened back a few small scratches using 2000 grit then followed up with Sonax Perfect finish on an orange hexlogic pad which brought the paint up amazing! It renoved the majority of the swirls and imperfections out of the paint. Once I have got most of the major marring out of the paint I will go over the whole car on a white hexlogic pad.



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Nice handy work on the steering wheel and alloys!
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