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    Posted: 07 May 2017 at 8:33pm
got the car in 2000 for the soon to be wife , after 2 weeks off to reagal  for a superchip and wet nitros system . the car stayed like this until has a stainless steel system fitted,(garage owner wanted to use car to show people on the isle of wight what he could do, only had to pay for parts at cost ) use to work for f1 lemans race team,) in 2015 the auto gear box cable failed so the car was put away.the cars clear coat looked a bit rough an a few areas . in my old job if it was not right you would find out after 5 mins ,by then £100,000 of damage would have been done . so all panels off any rust removed and treated . ( as you dont see new panels for sale ). then its hit the net for all those small bits . have got a lot of plastic clips from the same people that i get my radio control stuff from ( banggood - all stuff is post free may help someone ) think it will take about a year as want to get it right .



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took the rear section of the exhaust off today so that i can take the rear frame out . ( so many bushes ) . on its last mot (2015 ) was noted some of the bushes starting to give up was going in to have them done before the cable failed ( paid for them , still in a box were the car goes , had a chat with him today ,  i will take it down and paint it all then around to him and he will fit all the new bushes then back to me to re- fit . had some paint turn up (290 code )  but may go to a darker blue  will do some tests first
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did some test spraying over the weekend  (front wings ) as they had been rubbed down to get rid of stone chips and pull some small dents (isle of wight car parks - )  was  shocking how much the original paint had changed ( this was done with rattle cans, just to see what original colour looked like,) this will now be remove as spray kit on its way ,and paint in 5 ltr tins and clear in 5 ltr tins (much cheaper this way as well ). another 50 assorted plastic clips and some stainless steel  brackets and all new exhaust mounts turned up today , postman can see were all the bits he brings me are going. removed bonnet for more prep work as was a pain to reach parts.also did some fpv flying along the coast were i live to to relax after this week
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been playing with both my spray guns today ( still to damp to paint -  end june/july when its warmer ) still doing prep on wings and side skirts ( isopon scratch and stone chip filler -£8 for 2- 30 gran tubes but well worth it ) . love how smooth they have  turned out
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made up some mounts so that i can have the front  hor/vert use the 34 inch center points for the front shocks  so that 2 -  3 by 2 inch bars hold it secure . lots of stone chip repairs  and a lot of 320/400 wet and dry paper , got to get some more stone and scratch filler
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20 ltr of base paint and 20 ltr clear turned up today,as well as big box of stainless steel nuts,bolts,and washers , as i took all panels off  would not re-fit original ones ( bolts ), some are rusted into a point
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sprayed the side skirts,one wing and nose cone today as it was so hot,had to reduce air pressure so that i could get the base to flow coat (cellulose ) used cellulose as when i got the car i sprayed the rear bottom panel with paint via bmw main dealer which was cellulose. paint used so far each side skirt 300ml base and 500ml top coat (clear ), wing 500ml base and 800ml clear, nose cone 800 ml base and 1.2 ltr clear. all panels once painted are to be left for 2 weeks so that all paint is hard before rub down with 400 grit paper and 2 flow coats of clear then left again for 2 weeks before  1200,2000  2500 rub down, and g3 buff compound then polish. knew was going well when could see spray gun reflected as i was laying down the base, well happy
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