'90 2l 16v(ABF) mk2 (restoration page9, going megasquirt), mk5 ed30

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  1. beetie

    beetie Forum Member

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    got it back from the bodyshop looking like this all over. horrible buffer trails[xx(]

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    getting there
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    done the bonnet
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    and the tailgate(loads of flake in this new paint)
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    might aswell do the interior properly[:D]
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    done
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    interior-(need to get rid of those water marks on the door card-any suggestions?)
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    the legend that is
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    one last one
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  2. David Number 2 Forum Member

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    oh my ****ing god.

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    great stuff! cant wait to see this bad boy in the flesh!
     
  3. David Number 2 Forum Member

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    a white rear plate should finish it off nicely!
     
  4. David Number 2 Forum Member

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    are you taking it to santa pod??
     
  5. beetie

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    yep, going to go down the track aswell

    got 15.4 to beat. although i can't be bothered to take the stereo out this time
     
  6. wigman New Member

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    buffer trails

    How did you get the buffer marks off? The wifes bora sport has these all over and it looks pants in the sun!
    What product takes them off?
    Cheers ;)
     
  7. beetie

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    i ended up using a porter cable polisher and some merzerna polish.

    the porter cable is about 150.


    by hand you could try some meguiars scratch X (you can buy it from halfords). don't know if it will work though but it's a good scratch removing product unlike Tcut.
    then polish it up with a polish and wax you want.

    poorboy super swirl remover 1 should work. you can get that from here http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/Products,77.html
     
  8. 1990 Forum Staff

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    Detailed!!!!
     
  9. David Number 2 Forum Member

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    phat new pictures of it, love it

    a valet can get the water marks out, not sure how they do it though...

    whats your next plans for it? splits?
     
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    wipe with a damp towel and then wet vac door card. would be worth checking plastic membrane in the door is intact otherwise water will still get in and create same problem again, car looks great.
     
  11. i.a.n.b Forum Junkie

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    Looks well! Never got round to asking you how come you didn't need those wings in the end?!
     
  12. beetie

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    one bodyshop said they would need new wings but the bodyshop in cov said that the wings aren't bad at all and therefore would be better off rescuing them.

    got done in the end though, and thanks for your help
     
  13. i.a.n.b Forum Junkie

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    No probs, its my job!:lol:
     
  14. wigman New Member

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    cheers matey;)
     
  15. Meon_Valley_Dub Forum Member

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    Looks great I am defo going to buy a PC of my own later this year get rid of the swirl marks.

    Glad to see the wiper has been layed flat as well ;)
     
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    yet another nice lookin mk2, i need one now..lol

    well done on the polish job, loads better.

    as prev mentioned the inner weather membrane might be mullered behind that trim, worth a remove to check.
     
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    how much was this respray?
     
  18. Daz... Forum Member

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    That looks bloody gorgeous mate :clap:

    If you wouldn't mind chucking a pm my way I'd be interested to know who done it and the cost as I need some work done to mine...
     
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    with the engine using water, and the fear of the head gasket going for the second time in just over a year, i decided to bite the bullet and rip the engine apart myself.(with the help of my bro:thumbup: ). the last time it went it decided to ruin the head at the same time[:x]

    on taking the head off the gasket was still intact[:s] . must be the head warped (although there was no overheating)

    so i know what sensor go's where i've marked them and took a picture[:$]

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    not got many pics for now but while it's off i've decided to get the cylinder head done by 'the man in the shed'(cheers for the GB mike:clap: )

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    at the shed, he checked the head over and it was warped slightly but very usable. he also suggested that i checked the block as it's uncommon for the HG to fail in such quick succession on 2 different heads, and it therefore points to the block being the culprit.

    on getting back to the car i checked the block with a flat steel rule and sure enough the block is warped too.[:x]

    so now the block has to come out.
    whilst it's out i'm getting the rings done. so the block will be going off to be re-honed, and skimmed to get the block to head face flat again.

    on the plus side it should be like new again, and the skimming to the block and the head will increase the compression a little[:D]

    this cars costing me alot[:^(]

    how the car sits at the minute.
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    which reminds me i need a new grill
    will get some more pics as we continue
     
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  20. i.a.n.b Forum Junkie

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    Stick with it, will be all worth it in the end!
     

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