06 nimbus 197 daily track toy

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  1. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    So I had a day if today and started about getting my wheels painted I was only going to be doing the inside of the fronts today as I had stuff to do.. safe to say the stuff didn't get done and I know I have taken a whole day just to do 2 wheels and my calipers but I had some issues with the caliper paint here is the almost finished product one caliper is drying so I can 're paint it again 014b6756df43afd070281994cb39d0b4.jpg 75545e9bd12d1d7b16ab136ea798b3c1.jpg d254f412d09050e21f05d438cefdd7a7.jpg a788dab51dd7fb13685089cb631b34b8.jpg 54e2749755660410346d068df5d96c48.jpg
     
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  2. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

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    Sooooo much better in black IMO its unreal :smile:

    Transforms the car and the way it looks / or is perceived to sit i think.

    Some tyre-shine type product on the tyre sidewall would take it up another level too. Im sure you normally do and this was a quick snap - but it makes the wheel look smaller to me with the very clear tyre band around the outside.

    Look forward to shots with one complete side done :smile:
     
  3. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    Thanks and yeah I love it I've just got to get my brembo stickers which are on the way I've never been a fan of tyre shine it pickes up all the crud and goes everywhere and when I go on track it's not that stickey lol

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  4. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Stuff i use is completely non-sticky. Im sure many are. I did say "tyre shine type product".....and just meant the walls do look a little out of place and very non-black looking !

    But yes....small details aside.......black is a huge improvement over silver on your car for sure........ :smile:
     
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  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    albi blue 197
    maybe the only one here but i do prefer the original colour mate..nevertheless,good job on spraying them yourself..
    i have done it a few times and know what it takes to get it right :thumb:
     
  6. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    They where really bad before and the curbing was horrible I'm just happy they don't look as bad up close there not 100%

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  7. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Hats off to you Carl. Home wheel refurb is quite the job to take on but bloody hell they look fantastic. Excellent decision mate.
     
  8. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    Thanks everyone for your kind words I've done home refurb on stuff before however usually I take them to my dad's old body shop for a finish and paint (and some guidance) but not this time they are not 100% and look fantastic untill you get close and see the marks in them. The paint is spot on with no runs or reaction but preparation is key. Sadly it's the guidance I needed.

    Dare I show a picture close up??

    There are much more however unless your on your hands and knees there ok af2c842cea38ae3fc54996d165e4a576.jpg
     
  9. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    albi blue 197
  10. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Still impressed mate. No one is going to look at them that close. They look great.
     
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  11. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    So slight change of plans i have got my Brembo stickers all ready to go and.... Ive got some new paint turning up which will look much better Sunday i will be finishing my wheels hopefully which then gives me a week when the paint turns up to get the calipers painted and the car cleaned and checked over.
     
  12. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    Another busy day managed to get the rear wheels done and now it looks awesome also painted the bonnet and spoiler but not massively happy with them but it looks good 9df76bb91adc663a000fa3a6ec574abd.jpg

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  13. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    albi blue 197
  14. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    so tomorrow is going to be a good long day i have my paint for the brakes this has turned up today and i have just come of the phone with Nick at PMS as i was gutted to hear they will not be at FCS. and have ordered my wheel spacers and air con kit i have gone for the 21mm spacers as to my original plan he said he will get them sent out for tomorrow which means ill have the spacers on for fcs at least.
     
  15. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    postman has been busy today i now have paint for the calipers and a new set of tyres for when my fronts are past it. which will be after the weekend..
     
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  16. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    albi blue 197
    dont mess about,do you??
     
  17. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    Not at all lol

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  18. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    Quite a good match with the bills

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  19. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    albi blue 197
    very nice!!
    make sure you lacquer them too...
     
  20. Cliosport-carl

    Cliosport-carl Winner - POTM May 2017 Gold Member

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    So another day off and another busy day fcs prep time but also managed to get some other bits too. I had a parcel from pms which I had to collect from work but.. i finished painting the calipers and put the stickers and I think it looks fantastic. 6fb682444d909cbe6b1dd8bd2ab85815.jpg c3d1494e2abd79b25ff2c33e1e3ead30.jpg

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