It's a beautiful day - what are you up to?

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It's a beautiful day - what are you up to?

Postby Tom » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:32 pm

I'm currently unbotching a botched paint job by botching another on top of it... botch botch botch

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Re: It's a beautiful day - what are you up to?

Postby Damien.wrl » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:22 pm

Had to take ages mother for a hearing test in the city centre ... not an ideal day but a little top down action had before tea
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Re: It's a beautiful day - what are you up to?

Postby sly_gti » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:54 pm

Typically cut the grass then helped mother sell her Hyundai coupe.

Wish my cabby was on the road, lovely day for it.
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Re: It's a beautiful day - what are you up to?

Postby Tom » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:54 pm

A thrilling weekend for us all then! :cool (y):

So I ended up respraying half of the boot lid... then stripped it again to smooth out some shoddy body filling repairs and painted it again.

Had no idea what I was doing but I think it turned out ok...

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Postby TeeTee » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:21 pm

Looks good.

I went to the pub. Santa Pod tomorrow in the Cabriolet.
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Re: It's a beautiful day - what are you up to?

Postby cbgti » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:08 pm

Snapped one of the sliders in my front brake caliper carriers that was seized so rendered the golf off the road for a day or two so went out and took my frustration out on the bike and rode like a looney
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Re: It's a beautiful day - what are you up to?

Postby 8v_chris » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:23 pm

spent 2 hours removing overspray in one of the door shuts. went from this (matt black) -

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to this -

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Re: It's a beautiful day - what are you up to?

Postby Tom » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:12 pm

Awesome! I wish my shuts were that shiny... how did you achieve this? I'd just use wd40 normally.
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Re: It's a beautiful day - what are you up to?

Postby Tom » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:13 pm

cbgti wrote:Snapped one of the sliders in my front brake caliper carriers that was seized so rendered the golf off the road for a day or two so went out and took my frustration out on the bike and rode like a looney
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Cool cool... but what's a bike? :wink:
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Postby 8v_chris » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:46 pm

Tom wrote:Awesome! I wish my shuts were that shiny... how did you achieve this? I'd just use wd40 normally.


it was paint overspray so i couldnt just use something like normal polish. ended up claying it, 1000 grit sandpaper followed by 2000 and then using some cutting compound to remove the last of it and bring to a shine.

it was really terrible before, the door shuts down the passenger side were like a bloody blackboard. a mate was meant to be doing me a favour by painting the side of the car and ended up making a complete ruin of it, i was devastated. this was the last trace of it finally being removed. should have done it years ago but kept putting it off and finally figured i better do it after i took the decision i might be selling.
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