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[Body_Work] 1991 Gti Steel Grey Detailing Progress Thread

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ATK

My GTi is in for it's second day of detailing today, to get the paintwork looking good.

 

1991 205 GTi 1.9 with 180K miles on the clock, mechanically running great but body work needed some love!

 

Here's the sneak peek, full photos to follow once completed :)

 

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iPlod999

Looking good!

 

Be interested in the products and process used.

 

Keep the pictures coming.

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dobboy

Amazing looking so far.

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alphacharlie

Great reflection matey

AC :)

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Stu

Might be my monitor, but what colour is that?

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Pugleyrich

Might be my monitor, but what colour is that?

Steel grey

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ATK

Yup, steel grey. Almost finished, picking it back up later.

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ATK

GTechniq C4 is awesome on the trim, it would appear....

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nveeate

GTechniq C4 is awesome on the trim, it would appear....

 

 

I was surprised to be relatively unimpressed with it - it improved my Ph1/5 bumpers but they very quickly faded with 'rain marks', e.g. under the rear lights. Perhaps it just needs another application (which would require a second bottle!).

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Roon

Steel grey? Looks smart as! I need to paint mine in places!

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credowan

What a tease, looks good, how was the paint work before going in ? Have they brought it back from the dead or was it not to bad

 

Thanks

Gary

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ATK

All done by James at Ti22 at Newport, South Wales. James has done my Golf R32 (my daily) and my other halfs '97 Mini Cooper previously and is FANTASTIC at getting good results.

 

The 205 was in for a two day detail, which included fitting new lights. Had newly refubed wheels fitted just before going in. When going in, paintwork wasn't too bad considering the car is on 180K miles, see my other thread for 'before' pics...

 

http://forum.205gtidrivers.com/index.php?showtopic=156692

 

Bonnet was wet sanded before the whole car had a two stage machine polish, finishing polish and waxing. GTechniq C4 on the trim, which really restored it.

 

Overall extremely pleased, few little jobs to do (seals, original radio, replace clock, door pins and fit mudflaps to front etc) and she's ready to enjoy! Mechanically running very, very well which is the main thing :)

 

Excuse the crap pics, better ones are to follow I promise!

 

Pre waxing

 

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Finished shots (Mitchell and Webb wax used)

 

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ATK

Not too bad before, my original thread "Back into GTI ownership" has pics before, and my new thread has the finished item! ;)

What a tease, looks good, how was the paint work before going in ? Have they brought it back from the dead or was it not to bad

Thanks
Gary

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GLPoomobile

Finished shots (Mitchell and Webb wax used)

 

Blimey! They've diversified since Peepshow! :wacko:

 

205 looks cooler than a Polar Bear's bawsack. Very jealous :)

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iPlod999

Shiny shiny. :)

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Stu

Stunning mate, absolutely stunning. :)

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alphacharlie

Very nice

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forbeslongden

Very nice, that shade of grey makes a massive difference to the the look of a 205 I find.

Good to see someone looking after a GTi so well.

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MiniGibbo

180k and looking that good fair play..!

 

thought mine was high at 144k :)

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ATK

Thanks for all the comments guys!

 

This one's very high miles but the beams been done, suspension renewed, engine rebuilt etc. Running very well, so I'm really pleased.

 

Bodywork's still not perfect but the two days of attention has improved it massively. Could do with a couple of dents being removed etc. Going to keep potching and tweaking to make it as OEM as possible and to get it as good as it can possibly be.

 

Plan to keep it until it blows up, so it'll be cherished for sure :)

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Alan77

Lovely

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Gman

if you don't mind me asking, what price would one pay for a 2 day detail?

 

Must be bloody expensive if they do it for a living.

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ATK

Depends on what you have done, I gave him a budget of £450 to work with and it was two days full working inc fitting the lights etc. Might seem like a lot, but for a car that I plan to keep and cherish I think it's worth it, personally. IMHO of course.

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eddie bullit

I've got the same in the garage..just not in as good condition.

A credit to you.

Edd

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iPlod999

Hopefully, you will use the 2 bucket wash...........blah blah blah to look after it.

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