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Afternoon Folks, Progress and updates coming thick and fast. Matt got the front bumper painted today, think this looks amazing, really can’t wait to see the whole thing done and back together in

You have screwed up so many jobs being tight lol so don't start lad!

Just going to leave this here.   Hope you guys enjoy the video as much as I did! 👍 IMG_1096.MP4

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Cheers guys, it’s coming along nicely now. :)

Noz, why are you surprised about me blending the skirts? I’ve seen so many that aren’t blended and the stuck on look wasn’t for me mate, it’s a choice thing, but think they look better blended personally. 
 

Dropped the rear brace and air con delete bracket down to my good friends at Inspraytion this morning, looking forward to seeing more parts finished up in the dark copper, hopefully not too much longer till the car is back and I can start getting things fitted! :cool: 

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21 hours ago, Peter P said:

Cheers guys, it’s coming along nicely now. :)

Noz, why are you surprised about me blending the skirts? I’ve seen so many that aren’t blended and the stuck on look wasn’t for me mate, it’s a choice thing, but think they look better blended personally. 

Because they will more than likely end up cracking and looking a mess, seen in many times over the years. It's because the plastic and metal expand and contract at different rates under different conditions. Combine that with the flex in the body of the car as well and you'll be looking at redoing the paintwork again.

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Looking good dude. 

Let us know how you get on with the carbon scuttle panel. I was wanting one for mine but was worried that no vents in it would strangle the climate fan as his is where it sucks from.

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22 hours ago, Peter P said:

Cheers guys, it’s coming along nicely now. :)

Noz, why are you surprised about me blending the skirts? I’ve seen so many that aren’t blended and the stuck on look wasn’t for me mate, it’s a choice thing, but think they look better blended personally. 
 

Dropped the rear brace and air con delete bracket down to my good friends at Inspraytion this morning, looking forward to seeing more parts finished up in the dark copper, hopefully not too much longer till the car is back and I can start getting things fitted! :cool: 

I mean they definitely look more slick smoothed. I just suppose I always rear the worst of it being damaged.

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1 hour ago, Burna said:

Because they will more than likely end up cracking and looking a mess, seen in many times over the years. It's because the plastic and metal expand and contract at different rates under different conditions. Combine that with the flex in the body of the car as well and you'll be looking at redoing the paintwork again.

I did consider this, Matt assured me the filler used to bond the skirts is a specific type that has enough flex to prevent cracking. The fact the car has been given plenty of time to settle properly before seeing any paint also helps. A lot of cars suffer cracking due to not having enough time to settle/go off properly before being painted.

44 minutes ago, Noz said:

I mean they definitely look more slick smoothed. I just suppose I always rear the worst of it being damaged.

Agreed, it’s a risk, but one I am willing to take having discussed it at length with Matt and having some comfort that the filler used is one specifically made to give enough flex to avoid cracking under normal use. Obviously if I hit something all bets are off, but that would still apply even if it wasn’t smoothed/blended in.

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53 minutes ago, Ric said:

Looking good dude. 

Let us know how you get on with the carbon scuttle panel. I was wanting one for mine but was worried that no vents in it would strangle the climate fan as his is where it sucks from.

Thanks Ric.

I’ll let you know how I get on mate, hoping it won’t be an issue, but may have to resort to getting the Dremmel out if it’s an issue. I’ll post up here how I get on with it. 👍 

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As long as the paints okay to blend in. Mines a right balls ache mate! I'm re-doing whole side of my car as I think there's a difference in final colour due to days painted.

Always liked how the rear looks blended too. Dark colours look okay, but most lighter cars do make the panel lines look a bit naff.

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9 hours ago, Noz said:

As long as the paints okay to blend in. Mines a right balls ache mate! I'm re-doing whole side of my car as I think there's a difference in final colour due to days painted.

Always liked how the rear looks blended too. Dark colours look okay, but most lighter cars do make the panel lines look a bit naff.

I hear you buddy, mine was similar in that I had a dodgy spot on the drivers side rear quarter, when Matt stripped back the paint we found the awful repair that led to me getting a whole new rear quarter from Paul at Whifbitz. 
 

Colour is going to be dark metallic grey, so should suit the blended finish nicely. :) 

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3 hours ago, AmitS said:

Beautiful car and a good read, thank you!

Thanks mate! Glad you’re enjoying the build, please check back as should be plenty of updates in the next couple of months. :) 

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Love dark metallic greys. The latest focus has a real nice colour.

Mine was meant to be like that. Ended up with a porsche grey. Now the car looks bloody blue 😂

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12 hours ago, Noz said:

Love dark metallic greys. The latest focus has a real nice colour.

Mine was meant to be like that. Ended up with a porsche grey. Now the car looks bloody blue 😂

Oh.. it's grey?

Genuinely thought it was a bluey-black

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3 hours ago, tayr said:

Oh.. it's grey?

Genuinely thought it was a bluey-black

Its called porsche atlas grey. But it looks more blue. Looks grey in direct sunlight.

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So quick update, got the rear Carbing brace and air con delete bracket back from Inspraytion today. Think they’ve done a great job yet again, looking forward to seeing them installed. :) 

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1 hour ago, Noz said:

Sick colour on the brace. Always wanted lips of dish wheels that colour.

Very nice indeed.

Thanks Noz.

Careful what you wish for! Think you’ll REALLY like my new wheels in that case. 😉.

 

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14 hours ago, Peter P said:

Thanks Noz.

Careful what you wish for! Think you’ll REALLY like my new wheels in that case. 😉.

 

Do I have to keep quiet 😇

Love the colour of that brace, going to look epic that

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3 hours ago, T2 MSW said:

Do I have to keep quiet 😇

Love the colour of that brace, going to look epic that

Yes! In fairness saying it isn’t much to go off, when they arrive and I can get them on the car and take photos, that’s when it’ll be exciting! :) 
 

Love this colour, this with the carbon and grey theme should look stunning. :cool:

3 hours ago, Noz said:

Lol oh great. May love the wheels but hate you for doing it lol

I think that’s probably an accurate conclusion mate, hopefully won’t have to wait too much longer. 🤞

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Evening All,

Another little update from Matt today, he’s got the doors and boot lid all prepped and primed, hoping to paint the bonnet tomorrow, so first part with the new colour! Can’t wait! :) 

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So as promised, the bonnet has been painted today! Here are some photos Matt sent me, think it looks stunning! So pleased with colour and can’t wait to see it all done. Notice the attention to detail around the carbon sections, Matt did such a great job masking it off and the finish looks amazing! Happy isn’t the word! :) 

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