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Title: black phase 2
Post by: bood on 18:48, Fri 24 August 2012
hi, i have had a couple of 5's now but i have treated myself to this one. i cant take any credit at the moment for the work but it will is by no means a finished project.

the engine is only 2k old with a lot of uprated parts, the body has good paint and the interior is tidy with a nice set of flocked door cards

hope you like

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0835.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0834.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0840.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0829-1.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0836.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0837.jpg)

jobs on the list are

a good detailing session
sit the front better in relation to the rear
a side exit
the T25 is quite laggy for some reason
paint the alloy scuttle tray cover
bleed the brakes
was tempted to read up on the clio dash swap but not sure

thanks
adam
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: bigman on 20:03, Sat 25 August 2012
looks immaculate  8)
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: danboi2 on 21:51, Sat 25 August 2012
looking stunning I hope mine looks half as good as that when I get it back from the bodyshop
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: bood on 13:06, Sun 26 August 2012
thanks guys i am pleased with it.

black is a nightmare to keep clean. (finding this out now  :lol: )
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: scratcher on 16:19, Tue 28 August 2012
That looks great :) really nice example!

What are you going to be using on the detail? Black is a the worst to keep looking fresh, but well worth it for the ten minutes that it does  :lol:
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: joseffdaddy on 18:55, Sun 02 September 2012
:D nicest r5 ivw seen in a long time,mint condition.the wheels are lovely and it sits nice and low.
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: bood on 22:00, Wed 05 September 2012
thanks for the positive comments.

the black is worse than i ever imagined for keeping clean. i have yet to do it but i will do the usual

snow foam
2 bucket wash with citrus wash
clay
menzerna 3.02 but on a medium/soft pad
megs show glaze
dodo juice banana armour for the hard finish (prefer purple haze but the black needs all the protection it can get).

got some touches coming so pics will be along in a week or so.

adam
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: 5-Mission on 15:38, Thu 06 September 2012
drooool   :P That looks stunning! 8)
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: bood on 10:11, Sun 09 September 2012
i gave the old girls a little polish and have also been buying a few bits.


here are a couple of pics

i bought these but have changed my mind so back up for sale
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0847.jpg)

i am a sucker for anything shiney (engine brace)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0851.jpg)

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/KGrHqYOKnUE53V-VJVpBOopv9tK9g60_35.jpg)

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/bfcb_35.jpg)

had a little clean but still needs some time spent on it
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0848.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0849.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0850.jpg)
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: scratcher on 17:57, Tue 11 September 2012
It's looking great already bud  8) shiny bits are always good.

Have you noticed much difference with Dodo's hard and soft waxes? I've only ever seen a few weeks extra from the hard ones. None of them have ever let me down though :)
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: bood on 18:25, Wed 12 September 2012
thanks.

Like you say not a huge difference but the hard is defo more durable i think but you have to be careful what you shampoo the car with once its on as the likes of snow foam or a citrus based shampoo will strip it off in no time (found this out the hard way  :lol: )

i use purple haze soft through the summer months but i always rely on banana armour through the winter for the tuffer layer.

i would like to play with some other makes of  waxes but it only takes a tub or 2 before it gets very expensive.

my latest love with the black car is Poorboys blackhole. (its a god send for those light swirls it really fills them in with such little effort).
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:38, Wed 21 November 2012
absolutley love this car mate you need to keep it as is ,black looks awsome when its clean keep us updated  :D
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: bood on 22:53, Sat 29 December 2012
just a little update with a few changes
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0867.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0902.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0903.jpg)
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMGP0904.jpg)

i changed the yellow boost hose to a blue one
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMG_20121116_140941.jpg)

fitted the big brakes, just need to paint the calipers up either red or black???:confused:
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/20121201_080807.jpg)

having to wash it all the time it seems in this weather
(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x222/boodle_01/IMG_20121125_091016.jpg)
Title: Re: black phase 2
Post by: harmer26 on 10:39, Tue 12 March 2013
Helo mate would u sell ur r5?