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Joehow12
31-01-2007, 03:55 PM
I just got the little beast back from the paint shop and to say i was shocked with how good the work came out is an understatement. The guy has done work for us on my dads old porsche before and the quality was good but I was amazed at how well he has colourmatched the black so that its not obvious whats old and whats new paint. The cars being detailed this weekend and having its new set of decals put on. Pics will come after a good day of zymol and elbow grease. Nothing beats the feeling when something comes out so much better than you expected.

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 03:56 PM
by the way the title "all gone" was referring to the stone chips and parking dings just incase anyone thought it was slightly random

Jamie P
31-01-2007, 04:03 PM
Pics would be nice mate! lol

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 04:11 PM
Just charging the camera, so 30 mins or so, and then i will take some good ones this weekend once its been zymoled and has its decals on

Rallye James
31-01-2007, 04:14 PM
Sounds good - can't wait to see the pics. A respray is something that I've considered as the paint on my car is shocking :yikes: Just the expense of it is the problem :o

Stocky
31-01-2007, 04:19 PM
How much does this kinda thing cost?

hrg
31-01-2007, 04:31 PM
im sure ur not supposed to use any products on fresh paint....

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 04:32 PM
The drivers side for mine cost 300, 2 sizeable creases have been removed and someones crowbar handy work around the drivers lock also taken out, the stone chips to the rear arch were also pretty bad, but as a respray thats not bare metal goes i am well chuffed. IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/Joehow12/SSM10566.jpg[/IMG]SSM10562.jpg[/IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/Joehow12/SSM10563.jpgIMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/Joehow12/SSM10561.jpg[/IMG]

Baz F
31-01-2007, 04:33 PM
Sounds good joe!
Does he fancy sorting out the big pile of mess that my paint work is?

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 04:34 PM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/Joehow12/SSM10566.jpghttp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/Joehow12/SSM10563.jpghttp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/Joehow12/SSM10561.jpg

sorry had a spaz moment before with links

Baz F
31-01-2007, 04:37 PM
corrr m8ty! :drool:

Rallye James
31-01-2007, 04:38 PM
Ooooh! Very nice and shiny! :drool:

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 04:39 PM
I no baz i just gotsa atatch my newley sprayed of side arch and apply decals and thats about it for the exterior.

danthedon
31-01-2007, 04:40 PM
nice, the only problem with a respray is the first sonechip or scratch kills you lol

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 04:43 PM
Yeah i can fell that pain ready to burst out, I just wanna tuck her away for winter now, though rallyes are to be driven and so it must be.

Jamie P
31-01-2007, 05:16 PM
Looks fantastic mate!

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 05:32 PM
If u asked very kindly he mite do baz but he doesnt like doing big bits at once, we had to pressure him to do this and it was only the drivers side. At least he does a top job though. Hes based in welling as well so very local. I will show you the paint on my dads porker sometime and thats where the real quality lies. The metallic match on that is perfect.

Thanx Jamie I just wish i could have afforded to have the whole car done, but at least Ive dealt with thr worst side so after the paints settled Ill set about rubbing her in lovley zymol.

Gus
31-01-2007, 05:37 PM
Lovely, I might be wrong, but should you not wait a while for the paint to properly harden before polishing it, I'm sure I've read it somewhere :confused:

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 05:45 PM
Yeah it got sprayed sunday and waited in some sort of isolation booth thingy in the paint shop so nothing could attach itself to the paint, dust etc. It was then left to harden and dry till today and apprantly by sunday the guy said no problem in polishing, apprantly if it was metallic id have to wait alot longer.

I trust him as hes done loads of work before he also said any cracks of swirls that appear bring it back and he will redo for free.

Willis
31-01-2007, 06:00 PM
Shiny as!!! :drool:

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 06:02 PM
Anyone got a rough idea of how i go about tiger sealing my arch back on? Same method as grouting? help......

Tom J
31-01-2007, 06:05 PM
I fibreglass three or four nylon bolts into the arch, that way you don't go squirting tiger seal everywhere and you can take them off to clean them in future ;)

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 06:13 PM
Found a pic of the whole car, even though i like it just black I just dont think a clean black S1 with fresh decals can be beaten. http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/Joehow12/SSM10565.jpghttp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/Joehow12/SSM10562.jpg

Baz F
31-01-2007, 06:17 PM
I fibreglass three or four nylon bolts into the arch, that way you don't go squirting tiger seal everywhere and you can take them off to clean them in future ;)

Best way of doing it by far!

Joehow12
31-01-2007, 06:19 PM
Fancy maybe giving us a hand with this for a beer or two one day soon mr baz?

Solly
01-02-2007, 05:36 AM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f151/Joehow12/SSM10565.jpg

Wibble :drool:

Big Jazzle
01-02-2007, 10:09 AM
cor looks like this guy cn have a crack at my dings and chips...
i dont trust the bloke who does my spraying, i upset him last tie so no longer trust him with my car!
find out if we can ge some RR discount off him hahah

Bonnie
01-02-2007, 11:13 AM
Wow that's amazing! I'm going to be shopping around next week for prices on my laquer peel and respraying of the rear arches :)

Carl Gibson
01-02-2007, 11:33 AM
looking very nice ma8, my one is being sprayed tomz hope it comes out as nice as your one, looks asum....

Joehow12
01-02-2007, 11:53 AM
Thanx for all being so nice about the little thing, I was lucky that the paint wasnt actually that bad and all I had to have was a drivers side respray. Im getting the stone chips on the front bumper done soon enough but first gonna have the interoir cleaned and the seats all steamed. Would be good at fcs or the next event when most attend to get a couple of shots of a few nice black s1's together.

I cant wait to get the decals on now. :D I will get pics up as soon as thats done

Baz F
01-02-2007, 11:58 AM
Fancy maybe giving us a hand with this for a beer or two one day soon mr baz?

lol sure only i dont drink!
Fancy giving me a hand, Iv got a MOT in two weeks and the cars off the road again.
Got the bits to put my 4-pots on and my coilovers sitting in my room! woo hoo

Joehow12
01-02-2007, 12:01 PM
Id love to baz but as im about as techinically minded as a dead frog I doubt id be much help, i would no doubt just get in the way. I am more suited to easy jobs such as cleaning air filter and putting a few bolts in a radiator. I got a free house soon enough and should be able to get some cars of the drive if you can get it round i will help go over the whole thing and tidy it up etc if you get around to doing that and it gets through the mot which im sure it will.

Baz F
01-02-2007, 12:03 PM
lol I know it will pass. Do need another set of hands etc on the week end tho,get ahold of jon an meet me on my drive saturdy morning. ;) add me to msn if you hav'nt already fella, addy is in my profile. I'd best go do stuff

Joehow12
01-02-2007, 12:08 PM
Im working sat morning till 10 though a chance till 3 so i mayb be able to get over. Ive got monday off if that helps or i could do sunday in the day