MK2 GTI 20v Home build - MOT Passed, what next?

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  1. Vinnie

    Vinnie Paid Member Paid Member

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    Think the red sounds good. I’m thinking of tweed in mine. Are you thinking just the middle
     
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  2. costel1969

    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    I'm going to say rainbow myself.
     
  3. Savagesam

    Savagesam Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I’m not a fan of rainbow, the red for me. Throw it into paint and swap over for some inspiration?
     
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  4. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    My mate Tom just had these done for his type19
     

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  5. Vinnie

    Vinnie Paid Member Paid Member

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    That’s exactly what I was going for. They look sweet
     
  6. Savagesam

    Savagesam Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    They’re gorgeous!
     
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  7. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    N/S arch looks decent after its strip down.
    the turret was painted when it had some welding done at the time of the engine bay refresh..so i'll give that a key and paint over it with the Raptor.

    I'll give it a spash ok hammerite Krust to convert the one tiny bit thats a bit brown (about the size of a 5p coin) and the rest will have that coating too then. Prime then paint.

    better get masking up


    [​IMG]IMG_20210306_170855 by Laxadams, on Flickr
     
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  8. davkav

    davkav Paid Member Paid Member

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    I'm the same, I'd love a set of recaros retrimmed in Rainbow material and made to look stock.
     
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  9. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    bif of a day today.

    Started the day finding a parasitic draw on my wifes Transit Tourneo, fixed that then replaced the battery as the main one was FUBAR from weeks of being flat.

    finished stripping the n/s arch then did the o/s arch.

    Both treated with rust preventing metal treatment and then a few hours later they were both etch primed.

    Tomorrows plan is to mix up the raptor and roll that on in 3 layers using a smoth foam roller. This will give a nice light dimple finish which will be easy to clean and not give crud much to stick to.

    once thats done i'll apply some black schutz to key areas.


    [​IMG]IMG_20210303_175530 by Laxadams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20210303_175538 by Laxadams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20210306_134859 by Laxadams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20210306_170855 by Laxadams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20210308_115353 by Laxadams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20210308_143102 by Laxadams, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20210308_160205 by Laxadams, on Flickr
     
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  10. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    Back in Black. this was after the first coat.. I have added a second and think this will probably be enough. i've also gone up over on the lip of the inner wing as the outer wing sits on that and it could be an area prone to damage when fitting the wing.. so a bit of protection there.

    [​IMG]IMG_20210309_102529 by Laxadams, on Flickr
     
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  11. davkav

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    Looks great Craig. Kinda sorry I didn't stick that level of protection on under my wing now. Ah well, one more thing for the body shop to worry about at the end of the year...
     
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  12. cupracraig

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  13. Savagesam

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    Looks rubbish m8 ;)
     
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  14. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    was waiting for "missed a bit"

    the tradegy is that it will never be seen
     
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    Savagesam Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I know, the effort we go to for the areas that can’t be seen but they’re ultimately the parts that will rust first. So we’ll just be laughing at all the people with rusty cars
     
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  16. costel1969

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    I'm hopefully putting on Raptor the weekend myself, tintable stuff.
    How long do you get with it before it starts drying?
     
  18. cupracraig

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    using a roller about 30 minutes to be touch dry, i was doing a second coat on the hour. mix it in the bottle and keep it closed, then it stays in liquid form for longer.
     
  19. dodgy

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    Could just stick hot rod cycle fenders over the wheels to exhibit the work, Plymouth prowler style.
    Or schwimwagen.
     

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  20. costel1969

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    God Almighty that thing in the photo is an abomination...
     

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