A few pics of my 'murdered out' 197..

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by Shorty197, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

    97
    Norwich
    RS CLIO 197
    Just spent some time on the 197 and gave her a first clean, started with a snow foam, 2 bucket wash, clay bar, machine polish and glaze, and now were just about there! Few little bits to sort but pretty happy with how it's looking

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    After a snow foam- autobrite magifoam
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  2. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Looks awesome! Black is a brilliant colour when it's freshly detailed!
     
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  3. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Stunning! Agree with our Jimmy!
     
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  4. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Now that look stunning mate, great effort. Mean and moody.
     
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  5. kevlar

    kevlar Gold Member

    Wiltshire
    Clio 200 GW slightly modified - member of Team Black Diamond.
    How are the swirls on this had 3 black cars...never ever again!
     
  6. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

    97
    Norwich
    RS CLIO 197
    Tbh I know black is a bitch for it, and always a struggle but I used a maguiars paint cleaner followed by poorboys black hole glaze and it came up really nicely, there'll be some im sure in different sunlight but minimal!
     
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  7. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

    97
    Norwich
    RS CLIO 197
    All that work...
    And then, RAIN!

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  8. l33th3tr33

    l33th3tr33 Paid Member

    Still a few more bits that need to go black but nevertheless, it looks awesome.
    I rarely wash mine, due to it raining as soon as I'm finished 90% of the time!
     
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  9. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

    97
    Norwich
    RS CLIO 197
    What are you thinking? ..my thoughts were carbon style Renault badge covers and boot debadge, would eventually like projectors too!
     
  10. l33th3tr33

    l33th3tr33 Paid Member

    I'd get rid of the clio badge, and spray both diamonds, door handles and bullets. Leave the Renaultsport chrome though.
    If you wanted to go all the way, you could get some headlight tint and do the rear lights in light smoke. Personally I'm not a fan of it, but that along with tints would be full serial killer spec :tearsofjoy:

    Remember though, it's your car to please you and you only. Don't let everyone bully you into putting a meg engine in it. :wink:
     
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  11. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

    97
    Norwich
    RS CLIO 197
    Yeah I'm not too keen on the smoked light look either but the other bits are all sat on the to do list haha

    I think the idea of a meg engine as nice as it'd be is a long journey down the road, id struggle to get authority from the boss, obviously an exhaust system was needed though so that's on order.. mine 'had a blow' - easily justified
     
  12. l33th3tr33

    l33th3tr33 Paid Member

    Glad we share the same view on smoked lights haha.
    I know it's cheap but I have the toyo catback, but the previous owner got a mid silencer welded in, sounds brilliant for what they cost!
     
  13. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Gleaming buddy ! Looks the nuts clean. The colour gives me the shakes though as a bit of an anal clean-freak :smile:

    Beading looks good. What's your top layer to get that ?
     
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  14. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    WOW What a shine!
     
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  15. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

    97
    Norwich
    RS CLIO 197
    I know what you mean, it's a colour you know isn't going to last 5 mins clean, but looks awesome whilst it is (so have to get as many pics as you can in that 5 min period:tearsofjoy:)
    I use Maguiars Carnauba Plus paste wax as top coat, always got on well with it had only just started raining when I took that, but beads really well, this was my TT when it'd been sat in the rain all night...
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  16. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Hope it's dirty by the time we meet up next week:wink:

    Looks cracking mate
     
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  17. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Please keep diamonds and all Renault Sport badges genuine. Your car need contrast and leaving the badges as so will keep your car looking as good as new.

    I really don't see the big attraction with these black diamonds, maybe just my age though.
     
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  18. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

    97
    Norwich
    RS CLIO 197
    I hear you, I'd like to see how it looks first, I do like the idea of darker badges but then like you say might lose the contrast it gives, especially when the stainless exhaust is on show will look more matchy matchy..
    Very tempted to lose the CLIO badge though regardless
     
  19. Helpimonfire

    Helpimonfire Paid Member

    207
    Fakenham, Norfolk
    2006 Clio 197
    Speaking from experience, I'd keep a few silver parts. It helps break up the lack of colour. Mine is staying with silver bullets, handles and badges. Mine has the CLIO badge removed but the Renault Sport badge remains. I may be biased but I think it looks awesome :smiley: I'm actually changing from black wheels soon but that's another addition for my project thread for another day!
     
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  20. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost

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