Author Topic: Thought I'd post a few pics of my 5GTT looking original...  (Read 171017 times)

Ash-Lee

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« Reply #210 on: 07:38, Fri 11 July 2008 »
How the hell do you manage to keep it that clean? I have just spotted the turbo, even the exhaust housing and manifold is bright silver, is it painted? If so what with?

I'm suprised you haven't gone for a stainless steel heatsheild.

Never seen such a good looking engine bay.  8)

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« Reply #211 on: 16:13, Fri 11 July 2008 »
It looks good because the boost pipes are red and the coolant hoses are original black when they are all the same colour i think it can be too much imo. Very good i shall now steal this idea for my own car! :wink:

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« Reply #212 on: 17:00, Fri 11 July 2008 »
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It looks good because the boost pipes are red and the coolant hoses are original black when they are all the same colour i think it can be too much imo. Very good i shall now steal this idea for my own car! :wink:


I agree, it's not just a sea of red silicon. It looks a look more detailed.

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« Reply #213 on: 17:19, Fri 11 July 2008 »
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How the hell do you manage to keep it that clean? I have just spotted the turbo, even the exhaust housing and manifold is bright silver, is it painted? If so what with?

I'm suprised you haven't gone for a stainless steel heatsheild.

Never seen such a good looking engine bay.  8)


Hey Ash,   best way to keep it clean is hire someone to do it for you!   :D   with the turbo...  the part that you can see thats not under the heatshield is properly polished metal (not painted)  I zoomed in a bit to show u..



 

  I tried polishing up the part of the housing under the heatshield but its not the same metal finish and like a rough surface.  So I just thought I'd use some extreme high temp alloy paint, and its hung on! I thought it would flake off soon as the turbo got some action..  it has stayed bright silver...  so happy with that.  I dont like using paint tho, the gearbox is properly polished up also.   But where the manifold connects to the turbo that has high temp silver on it as well.. as I couldnt get to that any other way.

 Hope this helps.. :)

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« Reply #214 on: 17:29, Fri 11 July 2008 »
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It looks good because the boost pipes are red and the coolant hoses are original black when they are all the same colour i think it can be too much imo. Very good i shall now steal this idea for my own car! :wink:


haha..  I have tried to keep it as tasteful as poss..  I agree about the hose thing.  You see a lot of bays packed full of colours, but they lose the detail.  I dont even think its looks as good yet as its going to, when the front alloy int.cooler is back and the silver mesh induction kit...  that will really set it off.  I am tinkering with the idea of a genuine carbon fibre turbo heat shield and carbon perc hose and scuttles.. but other things to do 1st (just getting some more brake bits chromed up then get them fitted)  Just ordered some carbon fibre for other parts  8)

I have ordered some more bits that should be here in a few days.. that will prob be the majority of the engine done then....(but I always say that!  :lol: )  happy days

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« Reply #215 on: 17:36, Fri 11 July 2008 »
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It looks good because the boost pipes are red and the coolant hoses are original black when they are all the same colour i think it can be too much imo. Very good i shall now steal this idea for my own car! :wink:

haha..  I have tried to keep it as tasteful as poss..  I agree about the hose thing.  You see a lot of bays packed full of colours, but they lose the detail.  I dont even think its looks as good yet as its going to, when the front alloy int.cooler is back and the silver mesh induction kit...  that will really set it off.  I am tinkering with the idea of a genuine carbon fibre heat shield and carbon perc hose.. but other things to do 1st (just getting some more brake bits chromed up then get them fitted)  Just ordered some carbon fibre for other parts  8)

I have ordered some more bits that should be here in a few days.. that will prob be the majority of the engine done then....(but I always say that!  :lol: )  happy days


yep you sure do, you will get it how you want it and then the next morning you will go in the garage and change your mind and start all over again, lol

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« Reply #216 on: 17:43, Fri 11 July 2008 »
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It looks good because the boost pipes are red and the coolant hoses are original black when they are all the same colour i think it can be too much imo. Very good i shall now steal this idea for my own car! :wink:

haha..  I have tried to keep it as tasteful as poss..  I agree about the hose thing.  You see a lot of bays packed full of colours, but they lose the detail.  I dont even think its looks as good yet as its going to, when the front alloy int.cooler is back and the silver mesh induction kit...  that will really set it off.  I am tinkering with the idea of a genuine carbon fibre heat shield and carbon perc hose.. but other things to do 1st (just getting some more brake bits chromed up then get them fitted)  Just ordered some carbon fibre for other parts  8)

I have ordered some more bits that should be here in a few days.. that will prob be the majority of the engine done then....(but I always say that!  :lol: )  happy days

yep you sure do, you will get it how you want it and then the next morning you will go in the garage and change your mind and start all over again, lol


lol  :D   I've always been like that.. but I am feeling happier about it now..  its staying like this now!  (I hope!)   :wink:

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« Reply #217 on: 17:56, Fri 11 July 2008 »
untill next week  :lol:

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« Reply #218 on: 19:53, Fri 11 July 2008 »
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untill next week  :lol:


 As it happens..I just had an idea  lol    :lol:

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« Reply #219 on: 20:31, Fri 11 July 2008 »
hey gttboost this car gets cooler by the day shes looking amazing,keep us posted mate 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)

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« Reply #220 on: 20:33, Fri 11 July 2008 »
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untill next week  :lol:

 As it happens..I just had an idea  lol    :lol:


 lol whats that then !!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #221 on: 23:40, Fri 11 July 2008 »
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untill next week  :lol:

 As it happens..I just had an idea  lol    :lol:

 lol whats that then !!!!!!!!!!!!


I have a bad situation...  :?   I just found out theres a Carbon fibre fabricator company right around the corner to me!  This spells danger..lol.

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« Reply #222 on: 23:41, Fri 11 July 2008 »
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hey gttboost this car gets cooler by the day shes looking amazing,keep us posted mate 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)


Thanks baz mate... welcome back from your trip!  :D

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« Reply #223 on: 00:19, Sat 12 July 2008 »
thanks gttboost feels like ive been away for ages,carbon fibre yousay!!!!!!

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« Reply #224 on: 05:11, Sat 12 July 2008 »
Interesting, my engine is reasonably clean but i find it is really let down by the brown manifold (my exhaust housing is hidden under a stainless steel heatshield so thats not really an issue).

When the head was off i did wire brush the exhaust manifold the best i could and painted with silver hammerite but like you say it just flaked off.