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Old 09-10-2017, 04:35 PM   #11
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Some great results here
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:49 PM   #12
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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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Old 14-10-2017, 08:30 PM   #14
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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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Quite a bit of a while since an update due to stuff going on with my family but getting there slowing to bring the GP upto standard.

There was a patch of rust on the rear hatch that needed sorting which I have completed myself over a few weeks. Taken back to bare metal. Filled with body filler, flatted back, then Isopon Zinc 182 flattened back. Tailgate masked off just before the crease line and the repaired area flatted with the existing paitwork to acheive a level surface. 2 coats of colour topcoat applied and left to dry for a few hours then masked area was moved closer to the crease and finally 2 coats of HB Body clear coat. Left for a few weeks to cure and then finally the clear coat edge was flattened back with 2000grit to blend with the existing clear coat, then machined with Sonax perfect finish. A decent finish for a rattle can job but I have played about for a few years. They say practice makes perfect.

Quite inpressed with the HB body clear 2k even though it isn't true 2k, but rather an acrylic it still gives a good finish. Hovever it doesn't harden as quick as standard rattle can clear coats like UPOL.



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What type of paint are you using and where from? Need to do a couple of smart repairs on my Passat, so would be interested to know.
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What type of paint are you using and where from? Need to do a couple of smart repairs on my Passat, so would be interested to know.
The colour is from this seller https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F390640981088

and the clear from
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F222387739803

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