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Old 30th April 2016, 12:16
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Everyone else will see my car before me as I've not seen it since its had gel coat on rear deck then front and rear repaint all of which was done within 3 days! Must be a record of some kind lol.

The Nubodi guys were refitting it yesterday til all hours at the same time the painter was still mopping it!

If you see anything strategically draped over it you know it's gone tits up in the last minute but heroic rush!

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Old 30th April 2016, 12:22
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I'll be there tomorrow, looking forward to bumping into everyone! Will take lots of pics and post.
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Old 30th April 2016, 12:58
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I'll be there tomorrow, looking forward to bumping into everyone! Will take lots of pics and post.

Any news on yours?
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Old 30th April 2016, 14:37
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I washed the car this morning ready for the show. I was then pressure washing the patio to please the wife before I disappeared for a couple of days and remembered the amount of dirt on the wire wheels that wouldn't come off this morning.

What harm could a quick blast with a pressure washer do?

20160430_153303 by WCA!, on Flickr

Yep, it could get behind a small bubble in the paint and stripa big patch off. Now I have had to blast the whole wheel and am waiting for it to dry before primer and wheel silver.

Trouble is I think the rest of the wheels will want doing too otherwise they will not match.

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Old 30th April 2016, 17:43
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I now have 4 silver wheels. A bit of overspray on the tyres. Shame I didn't spot the wheels before getting the new tyres fitted.

Sat with a beer in the hot tub and the rain has just started.
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Old 30th April 2016, 18:00
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Tudor Wheels will chemically clean them, blast them and powder coat them in "chrome" or any other colour for 56 per wheel
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Old 30th April 2016, 18:29
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Or 6.99 for a rattle can of wheel silver every two years.

Powder coat is good but won't survive day to day abuse and cannot be touched up like paint. I chose cheap and easy
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Old 1st May 2016, 06:05
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Weather looks fine.
Get them out
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Old 1st May 2016, 06:08
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On days like this even a drive to Coventry seems strangely appealing

20160501_070140 by WCA!, on Flickr

Roof down, foot down and see you there in an hour or so
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Old 1st May 2016, 07:03
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Have a great day guys
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Old 1st May 2016, 12:31
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Just got back, a little worrying. On the way up on the M40 I passed quite a few kit cars, the worrying bit is that every car bar 2 were in the slow lane, the 2 that weren't were on the hard shoulder.

Got lots of useful info from Chris on the tribute stand, didn't need to use my sharp pointy stick as my kit should be ready weekend after next which is when he said it would be ready.
Andy's grey car was on the stand and looked very nice. He had a new 50's style open sports in red which looked very nice.

There was a lovely white SS100 parked out side, If I win theLotto it will be my next project.

The rest of the stands were a bit of a disappointment, all selling the same tools but at higher prices than you can buy on Ebay and they all seem to be selling the same things.

I was looking for headlights, indicators and all sorts of shine bits but nothing leapt out as being a bargain.
The only thing I did buy was some alloy vents with will fit the front and rear vents on the side. I will post some pictures when I get the shell.

Oh well back on with the bloody handbrake, nearly done!

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Lots of photos from the event, go here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134265...57667640261901

Some are shaky, I think camera setting was wrong

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Old 1st May 2016, 16:12
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Any news on yours?
In paintshop still, will be worked on further next week..........Shouldn't be too long now. Will update my build thread when its back, don't worry.
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Old 1st May 2016, 18:58
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Thanks for the photo links
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Old 1st May 2016, 19:20
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Oh dear - mine is not doing well under the lights. Lots of machine mop swirls showing (although a specialist detailer should be able to rectify). Bumpers look a bit flat too which they definitely aren't in daylight.

Look forward to seeing the DNA in the flesh - even just from photo comparisons you can see they're some way ahead in terms of finish.

The body in gelcoat looks amazing - look at the shut lines straight out of the mold!

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The shut lines were very good, but the back of it looked like a big MGB with girder rammed up it's arse! The front lights looked nice under the perspex covers but they seemed to give the car a "squint".
They were still screwing things onto your car when the show first opened along with a lot of polish being applied.
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The shut lines were very good, but the back of it looked like a big MGB with girder rammed up it's arse! The front lights looked nice under the perspex covers but they seemed to give the car a "squint".
They were still screwing things onto your car when the show first opened along with a lot of polish being applied.
Ha ha, exactly what I was thinking, excellent shut lines, quality finish and mold, loved the step change down the side and the tight fit around the bottom of windscreen and no gap around tops of doors. MGB backend totally major detractor for kit, although true to original!
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The nice tight fit around the windscreen was a plus but looking at the car, it has lost the flip front. The small bonnet will be a pain for any engine work

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Oh dear - mine is not doing well under the lights. Lots of machine mop swirls showing (although a specialist detailer should be able to rectify). Bumpers look a bit flat too which they definitely aren't in daylight.

Look forward to seeing the DNA in the flesh - even just from photo comparisons you can see they're some way ahead in terms of finish.

The body in gelcoat looks amazing - look at the shut lines straight out of the mold!

Lighting in all of the halls was very poor and certainly didn't do any of the cars justice.
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Old 1st May 2016, 21:12
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Lighting in all of the halls was very poor and certainly didn't do any of the cars justice.




I agree ref the lighting, however did you see how well the Cobra's looked under the same lighting ?

They were IMHO pure quality in terms of fit and finish, I also thought the DNA cars both inside and out side were excellent quality.

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