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Ash-Lee

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Update on my R5.
« on: 01:33, Fri 05 September 2008 »
This is my car before, not to bad but still a bit tatty in places with some unsightly tin worm breeding in a few areas.  Quite a few of laquer issues aswell.





I went a bit mental with correcting the bodywork, the grill and bumper a brand new and second hand replacements were found for the bonnet and passenger door. The rest is a collection of dings, dents and deep scratchs. By far the worst part was the bottom of the drivers door because someone had laquered over the decals.  :shock:






It went into the paintshop on Saturday morning for a splash of paint (code 719), and came out Wednesday midday looking like this.






Camera phone pictures don't do it justice really but you get the idea. Still a lot of work left fitting the badges and trim etc all i've done so far is the glasswork, wipers and lights for obvious reasons.  8)

Even had some new numberplates made up with the website on.  :lol:

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« Reply #1 on: 06:54, Fri 05 September 2008 »
Looking nice, tungy grey is my fav colour but tbh that red paint looks fresh.

You not thought about de-locking the car? or keeping it standard?

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« Reply #2 on: 10:36, Fri 05 September 2008 »
and how much did you pay for that paint job ?????

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« Reply #3 on: 11:00, Fri 05 September 2008 »
It does look fresh, nice not seeing any scuffs/fades/peel/rust etc, everythings just the same colour now. Smells lovely aswell!  :shock:  :oops:

The paint job worked out around 600 in the end, buts thats because i did most the prep work myself, i did get a quote for having it in Tungston but that was nearly double, apparently metallic paint is harder to do?

All the door shuts have been done, the underneath of the bonnet has been done aswell, apart from actually in the engine bay. I didn't have that much enthusiam to remove the engine and all the gubbins. I may sort that out when the clutch eventually gives up and the engine needs to be pulled out again.

One bad thing however, i covered the exhaust up but they managed to get some overspray on the spare wheel and reserve petrol tank, hopefully this should just wipe off with some kind of solvent.

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« Reply #4 on: 11:33, Fri 05 September 2008 »
i take it they left the kit on for that price ???

and the paint would have been done in cellious not 2pk

you can see bits that are lighter then otheres on different panels and the back bumper you can see that they never finished it off to make look neat and tidy they are a bit ruff on there work by the pics

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« Reply #5 on: 12:14, Fri 05 September 2008 »
The kit was left on yes.

I have to disagree with your comments though, i did say the camera phone doesn't do it justice. Looking at it 'in the flesh' it's definatley the same colour all over with no 'patches'. Also with the amount of rain we have had this end shes filthy already.

As for the type of paint i'm not sure i'm not really clued up in that area, but in the end it's 100% better then what it looked like before and for a car thats coming up to 20 years old she looks f***ing beautiful.  8)

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« Reply #6 on: 16:37, Fri 05 September 2008 »
thats looking fresh ash. are you going for a full original look (apart from the bonnet), bumper strips and that? and like you said you can always do the engine bay another time.
i'd love to be able to have my car resprayed. the last 22 years have been cruel to the paint  :cry:

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« Reply #7 on: 17:25, Fri 05 September 2008 »
OMG, you totally ruined a perfectly good tungy GTT  :lol:

Why didn't you just buy a red one ??

























Looks nice & clean though now  8)

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« Reply #8 on: 18:04, Fri 05 September 2008 »
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OMG, you totally ruined a perfectly good tungy GTT  :lol:

Why didn't you just buy a red one ??

























Looks nice & clean though now  8)


I thought it would upset the Tungy fans!  :lol:

It wasn't that good really, with mismatched shades of Tungy all over, the rear quarter in particular had a noticable 'greeny' tint to it.  :shock:

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« Reply #9 on: 18:11, Fri 05 September 2008 »
There are so many different shades of tungsten, i have had 2 & one was grey, the other had a green tint to it.

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« Reply #10 on: 11:06, Thu 18 September 2008 »
Quote from: "GTTBoy"
OMG, you totally ruined a perfectly good tungy GTT  :lol:

Why didn't you just buy a red one ??

Looks nice & clean though now  8)



 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  My thoughts exactly.

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« Reply #11 on: 19:19, Thu 18 September 2008 »
lookin fresh ash  8)

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« Reply #12 on: 11:04, Fri 19 September 2008 »
looking very clean mate, enjoy!

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« Reply #13 on: 12:48, Fri 19 September 2008 »
looking saweet  :)
I got 5 on it..