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    Glanza_Mike's Clean White VVTI Supra Project!

    Hey!

    Just thought i would start this to keep track of my progress with my new Supra I've owned it for roughly 6 weeks now i picked her up from Jurgen at JM-Imports on the 5th July and was a very happy man driving her home

    It's a fresh import 1998 Twin-Turbo Tiptronic in white (absolutely had to be white ) it was a grade 4 so it's in pretty good condition and the paint is still looking really fresh. I actually think it's had a blow over at some point in the original colour because the paint is truly excellent for a 16 year old car. Here's a few pics of the car when i went to pick her up:







    All nice and clean and ready for a few tweaks Before i had even been to collect the car i had bought a few parts, i knew i wanted to remove the rear spats and the side skirts and go back to stock body so i bought the side pods and side trims all body colour coded white and also bought an Amuse R1000 Titanium exhaust! Which sounds absolutely bloody lovely

    I'm a bit of a clean freak with cars so i set to work straight away on cleaning up my already clean car Started under the bonnet:

    Before:


    After:


    Before:


    During:

    I actually forgot to get one after but i may get one soon to compare, but you get the idea

    Cleaned up the headlights:
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    Unfortunately after i removed the spats i found out that they were stuck on with something called Tiger seal!! After searching the internet for hours on how to get it off i basically found out most people sarcastically recommend a chainsaw and prayer. I spoke to Jurgen and he said they've had it a few times before and with a lot of patience you can get it off with a heatgun and panel wipes! Well.........it does come off, but it took soooooo long i'm glad that's behind me now! Anyway, here are some pictures:

    Tiger seal before :


    Can also see the titanium exhaust fitted in that one^^

    FU Tiger seal:


    After side skirt removal:


    Clean :


    Since then i cleaned up and sanded/polished the side lights as they were pretty dull and also this fitted lovely brake master cylinder that i got from Provokedesigns.co.uk, i saw a link from a guy on this forum and the brake stopper was much cheaper than the cusco ones so i went for it, and i was really pleased Fitted perfectly.




    I've also done a few more things but that's all i have time for now so i'll post about the other things later on Cheers

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    Looks mint that matey I wanted a white one originally but couldn't find one so settled for red
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    looks mint mate ;-)


    i have sent you something in the post aswell ;-)
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    Nice work, looks lovely and clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulj1 View Post
    Looks mint that matey I wanted a white one originally but couldn't find one so settled for red
    Cheers mate
    Quote Originally Posted by Jurgen-Jm-Imports View Post
    looks mint mate ;-)


    i have sent you something in the post aswell ;-)
    Really?! I hope it's something good!

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieP View Post
    Nice work, looks lovely and clean.
    Cheers mate, white ones are the best huh

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    Really nice a clean, just how a supra should be
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    Welcome to the White VVTi club

    Looks like a lovely example and nice work already done by yourself!

    What advantage does the brake stopper have? (sorry if it is a silly question).
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    Nice looking example and well done on persevering with taking off the spats and skirts and getting the seal off.
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    Looking good Mike, I appreciate your OCD
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    Was pretty mint, now it's MINT good work Mike I'm sure you were worried when you saw the state of the panels under the spats.

    You got a link for the stopper?
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    I do love a good engine bay clean.....feels very satisfying once done. Keep up the good work Mike!
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    Amazing Supra and great motivation for my white UK spec!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supraleeturbo View Post
    Really nice a clean, just how a supra should be
    CHeers mate, i'll try and keep it that way!
    Quote Originally Posted by Abz View Post
    Welcome to the White VVTi club

    Looks like a lovely example and nice work already done by yourself!

    What advantage does the brake stopper have? (sorry if it is a silly question).
    Thanks! the brake stopper stops the bulkhead from flexing under braking and therefor the brake master cylinder from moving when u press down the brake pedal, it's supposed to increase pedal feel and for me it certainly did
    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Nice looking example and well done on persevering with taking off the spats and skirts and getting the seal off.
    Cheers, it was an absolute nightmare getting them off i reckon it took me a good solid 8-10 hours work from start to finish but it's worth it now
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    Looking good Mike, I appreciate your OCD

    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    Was pretty mint, now it's MINT good work Mike I'm sure you were worried when you saw the state of the panels under the spats.

    You got a link for the stopper?
    Yeah i was really worried tbh mate! Even more so when i tried several methods to remove the stuff and none of them even touched it!

    Yeah sure, i got the brake stopper from here: http://www.provokedesigns.co.uk/

    Best price i could find for a brake stopper and it looks nice and clean with it's black and white styling imo.
    Quote Originally Posted by staples230uk View Post
    I do love a good engine bay clean.....feels very satisfying once done. Keep up the good work Mike!
    Haha it does indeed! I still have lot's of places to clean it's not mint yet but it's on it's way at least
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeiretto View Post
    Amazing Supra and great motivation for my white UK spec!
    cheers mate!
    Quote Originally Posted by JackyBoi View Post
    They say once you go black you never go back.... Well I went black and went straight back to white again
    Haha, it had to be a white one for me tbh, i wouldn't have had any other colour! Although since getting this i do also like the look of the blue ones i think that's a lovely colour.



    My wheels and Tyres arrived yesterday!! Off for a trial fitting at my Dads house soon without tyres to see if they will fit Front arches might need some heavy modification, they look bloody amazing though

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