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A few photos

Postby 71NotOut » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:50 pm

Realised I never updated my hello thread with further pictures so here are some more

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Still need to get the rest of the car machine polished to match the bonnet.

Eventually will put new wheels, and some coilovers on it but just busy enjoying every day with the roof down :D
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Re: A few photos

Postby monikieman » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:03 pm

Mmmmmmm, nice interior, love the cream leather. The exterior looks good as well!
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Re: A few photos

Postby Sifidelity » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:30 pm

Very nice mate. Loving the shine on the bonnet, alloys and interior.

Looking forward to seeing it in the metal!

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Re: A few photos

Postby BestGear » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:18 am

Looks great... likewise, love the interior colour.

What wheels are these? They look like Katanas... were they fitted by Mazda or have they been fitted later?

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Re: A few photos

Postby 71NotOut » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:54 pm

BestGear wrote:Looks great... likewuise, love the interior colour.

What wheels are these? They look like Katanas... were they fitted by Mazda or have they been fitted later?

David


i think the previous owner fitted them as they are pretty new (as are the ditchfinder tyres they are running on).

I thought they looked pretty similar to Katanas but are badged Dezent, not Wolfrace.

To be honest, I don't like them personally, and can't wait until I can afford to swap them for some minilite style or something else in graphite.
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Re: A few photos

Postby BestGear » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:05 pm

71NotOut wrote:
BestGear wrote:Looks great... likewuise, love the interior colour.

What wheels are these? They look like Katanas... were they fitted by Mazda or have they been fitted later?

David


i think the previous owner fitted them as they are pretty new (as are the ditchfinder tyres they are running on).

I thought they looked pretty similar to Katanas but are badged Dezent, not Wolfrace.

To be honest, I don't like them personally, and can't wait until I can afford to swap them for some minilite style or something else in graphite.



Cant wait to get the off! - thats a laugh!

I just picked up a set of similar ones and thought they looked fine!

I too would prefer some "minilite" style wheels... but the cash to pay for them may mean I have to wait!

I know a local man that may just be interested in buying them when you sell...


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Re: A few photos

Postby 71NotOut » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:20 pm

Horses for courses mate.

The world would be a boring place if we all liked the same thing.

I am definitely a Minilite/Superlite fan, or maybe some Rota's in bronze/graphite. Superlegerras at a push or ProRace 1.2s?

Like you, it's the money that's the issue...unless I could find someone looking for a swap who has wheels I like :lol:
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Re: A few photos

Postby neuromancer » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:05 pm

What kind of machine polisher do you use?. I'm keen to give machine polishing a try and I'm looking for advice on kit. I had a lesson a while ago on technique but haven't had the equipment to try it myself.
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Re: A few photos

Postby PaulDS » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:22 pm

Very nice 8)
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Re: A few photos

Postby 71NotOut » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:24 pm

neuromancer wrote:What kind of machine polisher do you use?. I'm keen to give machine polishing a try and I'm looking for advice on kit. I had a lesson a while ago on technique but haven't had the equipment to try it myself.


Bought a DAS-6 from CleanYourCar.

Great wee machine, and pretty safe to use.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polishing ... d_519.html
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Re: A few photos

Postby BestGear » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:09 pm

neuromancer wrote:What kind of machine polisher do you use?. I'm keen to give machine polishing a try and I'm looking for advice on kit. I had a lesson a while ago on technique but haven't had the equipment to try it myself.



If you are going to start machine polishing, its worth reading DAVEKG's excellent guides on detailingworld.

Was you lesson on a rotary or dual action?

The DA is newbie friendly, slow, but does the job... rotary can be dangerous, and fast... and its what most aspire to once they have done enough to appreciate it!

I have both - a nice Makita rotary and also a PC DA...but I still use the PC quite a lot through preference.

If the paint is hard or needs much correction, using a rotary saves hours of messing around with a DA - the difference between DA and rotary is like going from by hand to DA....

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Re: A few photos

Postby 71NotOut » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:25 pm

I used to have a Sealy rotary back when i was a self employed valeter.

Very scary in the wrong hands!

Incidentally, in case you don't know, mx5 paint is soft.
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