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Old 24th January 2017, 20:45
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Thanks given what they looked like when I bought them, they've come out so much better than I expected. Just got to sort the fronts now but at least having the rears on will aid getting the back end lined up.
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Old 24th January 2017, 20:50
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Keep the pics coming....
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Old 25th January 2017, 15:13
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looking good
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Old 2nd February 2017, 06:39
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Nice to get out to do something, Hammerite!



Fitted my Markiii pipe to the airbox (meant to increase torque) and also waiting for spacers for the front wheels to turn up. Oh and I've also built a stud wall and a cupboard in my house
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Old 2nd February 2017, 09:57
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Looks good and I'm sure the stud wall and cupboard look equally smart!

I used some smooth hammerite on my front and rear frames last week and thought I'd done it when it was too cold as it went a bit lumpy. All ok when it dried and looks better than I expected.
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Old 2nd February 2017, 10:55
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It does look pretty good doesn't it. I'm quite impressed that it all just smooths itself out. Annoyingly, I think I made a fair bit of dust while I was pratting about in the garage so i'll have to have a look this evening to see whether it still looks as nice. Can you put a piccy up of yours as mines not the smooth hammerite, its 'direct to rust' which still seems to give a smooth finish. Just be interested to see if theres a difference.
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Old 2nd February 2017, 22:44
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I was warned many years ago by a professional that Smoothrite wasn't a good paint (after I'd used it!) as it is so brittle it creates microscopic cracks which moisture gets behind, unseen until it all falls off in sheets. He was correct! - not something I'd even paint garage shelves with.
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Old 3rd February 2017, 07:17
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Aww really? It even advertises that its meant to repel moisture. Ok, well its on there now so if it starts to peel, i'll attack it with a jet wash... maybe not on the inside of the car though obvs. It looks pretty good at the minute

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Old 3rd February 2017, 07:23
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I just posted an update with pics on my build thread so you can see the results I got
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Old Today, 16:45
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I finally got outside and did something!!!





Cut the bottoms off the doors! All went quite well but then the cat turned up looking a bit rough so had to get him to the vets So, as you can see, theres now nothing for the door seal to attach to at the bottom and as much as this is to be a fair weather car, I'd still like something there just in case. Suppose i'll worry about that when the cars ready to go outside. A bit of additional bracing will be added and I need to remove some more door metal at the rear so that it clears the rs200 bodywork before they can go back on... maybe a bi of rust repellant too!
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