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[Body_Work] 1991 Gti Steel Grey Detailing Progress Thread

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welshpug

a nice discreet silver would do me (says the man that painted his red 6 years ago...)

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iPlod999

It's all about taste.

 

I saw this recently so done it in mine with spare bolts.

 

Red callipers and 1 red wheel bolt.

 

 

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ATK

I think it looks good with red calipers, think I'm gonna go for it, Hammerite paint from Halfrauds ok?

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ATK

That's the badboy, got some in the shed. How many coats did you use?

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iPlod999

2. 1st coat on. Wait a couple of hours then another.

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ATK

Spoke too soon re niggles....heater blowers busted! Fitting new rheostat tomorow, fingers crossed!

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Daviewonder

Red calipers? The neon washer jets won't be far behind :P

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cybernck

Then I'm all done

We'll see about that yet! :lol:

 

 

Mods perhaps you could amend the title of the thread to

1991 Gti Steel Grey Progress Thread and move it to whereaver the right place on the forum is? Cheers

Done! I was going to do it anyway :).

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ATK

We'll see about that yet! :lol:

Too right! :)

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ATK

Heaters busted the other day. Managed to get it fixed by dropping out the fan and cleaning it, and putting in a new rheostat. Heater is very, very good now compared to what it used to be like!

 

Also fitted Clarion Radio cassette, which is a nice touch. Also replaced rear light lense as mine had a leak.

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ATK

Getting geeky now!

 

Reproduction period-correct dealer plates, rear screen decal and tax disc holder!

 

Oh, and a sneaky car park pic!:)

 

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dcc

Do you have details for the people who brought up your paintwork?

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GLPoomobile

I actually hate you right now. And I mean that with the greatest of respect. :P

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nveeate

Steel grey is such a great colour!

 

Who did your plates for you, out of interest?

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ATK

DMB Graphics mate for the plates etc...37 quid for plates disc n rear decal

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ATK

Today I fixed my speakers, got the cassette player fitted (Clarion), took door card off and sealed up door holes to stop passenger footwell leak, replaced rear plastic trim as the original was discoloured a bit, stitched drivers seat (new seats soon), fitted new GTI badges to rear (I hate Tigerseal), a thorough cleaning inside and out, two coats of Plasticare followed by bumper dressing,

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credowan

Really turning into a great example, you should be very happy how its looking

 

Keep up the great work

Gary

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ATK

Thanks Gary for the kind words :)

 

It's coming along, looking good for a 180K miler!

 

Need to fit some new trim clips to the passenger trim next, and sort the radio aeriel.

 

Then the big jobs are to buy and fit a new set of seats, then get the suspension renewed at the front and the rear beam raised a tad and finally think about a drivers door respray!

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cybernck

Here's another job for you - hazard / demister / fog light switches are all upside down! :lol:

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ATK

Yeah I know, I tried turning them around but they wouldn't slot back in and sit properly! So I gave up for now!

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