Clio 197 steady progress

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Jminkley, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. KYFO.CO.UK

    KYFO.CO.UK

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    Gutted for you but once it's back and repaired it will be better than ever. :smile: look forward to seeing it back all shiney.
     
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  2. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Glad that you got the outcome you were after :smile: such a shame you've had to go through all this, however there is a silver lining! Good luck with it all, and keep us updated with how it all goes.
     
  3. Jminkley

    Jminkley Paid Member

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    Thanks everyone . If anyone knows of a passenger side xenon with turning lights for sale that would be good


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  4. VolumeX

    VolumeX

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    Hope this all turns out green in the new year!
     
  5. Jminkley

    Jminkley Paid Member

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    Bit of a late update. The car has been repaired and is back! Very happy to have her back.
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    New pads and discs all round and finally think the abs problem has been identified and that'll be sorted next week.
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    Also go my first track day booked for the 8th April at Blyton park so that's something to look forward to



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  6. Robert_197

    Robert_197

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    That blue is amazing.
     
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  7. Jminkley

    Jminkley Paid Member

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    Also got a couple of night shots in a car park in Sheffield. Went and bought a tripod from the charity shop and had a go with long exposures and light painting. Think heh turned out okay for a first attempt.
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  8. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    BRILLIANT !

    So glad you've got it back - looking swell too :smile:

    Did you paint the brake-disc hubs ? (You know they'll rust like a bi-atch in no time) :-(
     
  9. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    very nice..looks really good with all them mods...
     
  10. Jminkley

    Jminkley Paid Member

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    Thanks . I didn't no. It was dark and raining . But I've got the paint and i think I'll take the disks off and do it properly when I do.


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  11. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Super pleased to see you back up and running mate. Nice one.

    Great pics too.
     
  12. Jminkley

    Jminkley Paid Member

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    Had new rubber on today in prep for my first track day next week.


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  13. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    nice one..should perform well on your 1st track day...just be careful if its wet..:thumb:
     
  14. Jminkley

    Jminkley Paid Member

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    Hoping a praying it's not raining


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  15. adamskie89

    adamskie89

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    love the plate sxy haha
     
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  16. Jminkley

    Jminkley Paid Member

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    Hahaha cheers! Everyone at work gave me some right stick said I'd got a private plate


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  17. Jminkley

    Jminkley Paid Member

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    So first track day went well a few weeks ago and I enjoyed enough to book another this Saturday. Weathers not looking great but hopefully it'll stay dry.


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    Also bought a load of stuff to detail the car. Going to try and get the swirls out and make it look like new.


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  18. Christopher

    Christopher

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    Looking good.

    Be careful with that orange pad. They're designed for heavy cutting and as a result they can leave marring in the paint. You ideally need to correct with an orange pad if the paint's that bad, then refine with a lower-grade pad to remove the marks that harder pads leave.
     
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  19. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

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    I recommend 5" meguairs cutting microfibre, and Scholl S3 gold xxl compound. Our clios have really hard lacquer from factory.
    I have done lot of correction for my clio with that combo and it works nice. Another option is rotary polisher. violet scholl pad & S3 gold xxl.
    I think your machine is dual action? Those are good machines to start, no holograms like rotary.
     
  20. Jminkley

    Jminkley Paid Member

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    Cheers for the advice. Think I'm going to try and get an old wing or something from the scrapyard to practice on and if it goes tits up I'll try a different combonation


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