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For the love of old cars...running report on the 330d etc

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15 hours ago, BlueKnight said:

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very good:laugh: i'm painting it today in't garage, i'll get some pics up later, managed to slice my finger on a sharp burr on the edge of the new wing so i've filed that down. All going swimmingly. No pain no gain. 

I sneezed and the snot was red! I thought i was bleeding to death nearly fainted...then realised i was spraying red paint and stood in the corner of the shed in a fog of the suff!:laugh:

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52 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

managed to slice my finger on a sharp burr on the edge of the new wing so i've filed that down.

Wait, woooah, you filed your finger down?  Bit extreme mate, I would have just stuck a plaster on it... "I'll get me coat" :whistle:

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58 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

very good:laugh: i'm painting it today in't garage, i'll get some pics up later, managed to slice my finger on a sharp burr on the edge of the new wing so i've filed that down. All going swimmingly. No pain no gain. 

I sneezed and the snot was red! I thought i was bleeding to death nearly fainted...then realised i was spraying red paint and stood in the corner of the shed in a fog of the suff!:laugh:

Not 2k is it :jawdrop1:

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54 minutes ago, Turpinr said:

Not 2k is it :jawdrop1:

no it was £6.99 at halfords. Cheaper than beer. :thumbsup:

beer tastes better and doesnt make you see things. Well go on then it can do. 

Its gone on well. Waiting for lacquer to dry so im on a teabreak with rotundus. I'll be glad to get away he keeps banging on about watches. 3ea528ab7bd12f796fa6aeb6e46af271.jpgfadecb5005a9c3dd932410fd26628894.jpgd64872abf6fabb174f45eab6e9fb1c9c.jpg466c6c351ce5729a96db81cf235b0ad6.jpge966f3edd5f5e066e01bb3b8db412b54.jpg

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27 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

no it was £6.99 at halfords. Cheaper than beer. :thumbsup:

beer tastes better and doesnt make you see things. Well go on then it can do. 

Its gone on well. Waiting for lacquer to dry so im on a teabreak with rotundus. I'll be glad to get away he keeps banging on about watches. 3ea528ab7bd12f796fa6aeb6e46af271.jpgfadecb5005a9c3dd932410fd26628894.jpgd64872abf6fabb174f45eab6e9fb1c9c.jpg466c6c351ce5729a96db81cf235b0ad6.jpge966f3edd5f5e066e01bb3b8db412b54.jpg

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Looks good from what i can see. 

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Did you paint the back and the edges before bolting it on? Hope the colour matches well, the finish looks very good in the pic!

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Just to cut and polish in a few days. Not bad results for 2 days work and a total of 58 quid. New wing on and painted. Its a bobbies job. Only one sliced finger. eb2f0021957caa963302e032a998c01c.jpg4313d377a9fec2b101b7b88ca1f33c59.jpgf33bbb363945d1c8206c5057030a2af7.jpg79c9a4d39ee8e7f7926cd8ecd4fb5808.jpg0a755a31cf4fa09e7db4a0aada4e5f4c.jpgca9b8faa968527cd5912ccc9db765d87.jpg86dbaf0fe0da8ebcdf0933a61ad3756a.jpg

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Clear coat next?
Its on

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As an interlude the throttle actuator looked a bit iffy on the phaeton...which can block the dpf. Not like a throttle valve on a petrol. It doesnt affect the running until its fooked it. It simply increases the temp by forcing in more oxygen to clear the dpf. Daft idea. But a new one will prevent poblems. If youve got a diesel check yours. The valve fails stays open and blocks the dpf. 0a4bb5c59a049ffcad1045709614e8c4.jpg78a351f633eb3b9f17850e1bb0d75374.jpg1438120a86d865ec3c408d57e628400d.jpgd28737a77eb253deb6bf0f2f26ac09ca.jpg

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42 minutes ago, BlueKnight said:

Clear coat next?

I used tac coats with the clear coat when the red was done, so i could quickly build up a good thick lacquer clear coat. 

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4 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

I used tac coats with the clear coat when the red was done, so i could quickly build up a good thick lacquer clear coat. 

Smart...! If you haven't done so already, turn off the lights in your garage and run a portable light ( Fluorescent is better) to make sure you don't have any 'orange peel' reflections.

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14 minutes ago, BlueKnight said:

Smart...! If you haven't done so already, turn off the lights in your garage and run a portable light ( Fluorescent is better) to make sure you don't have any 'orange peel' reflections.

Thanks will do i'll do it with 1500's wet and dry and some fairy tomorrow then some cutting polish then some wax. I've been doing that way since i was about 19 when i first filled and sprayed the front wings on my 635csi, I did them every six months until i could afford the 500 quid each for new ones when i started work after uni! :laugh: lol 500 quid each they were for the 635 in 1990:swoon:

and trx michelin 220/55/vr390 tyres, were the only ones that would fit and they were 200 quid each in 1990...I started off with expensive taste...an e24 635 makes every other car i've ever had seem cheap and cheerful to run!

The rear silencer was 300 quid in 1990 toooooooo! Nowt like one though is there?

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drop dead gorgeous most beautiful car ever.  

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I will leave it a week now then just t cut and wax should be enough? Perfect match. Considering thats not be touched with anything. Just the lacquer finish no cutting or polishing it looks pretty good. 79d91545c0a84f7b2c3c0a7e35c061c2.jpg73a53edcbbbdd6103f49611305e7f636.jpgdde6232a7fcdb25e482e20bbc4bd55aa.jpg85fa4046680569fe732a14bf6738e233.jpg7927db808a0bf88631e8a13a4c4a4c3e.jpg053e37effb8b94dc112e0a442468abbc.jpg3589d013f6ffbe513eb065e40f60ac82.jpgf10c99f27ac58cef4256b0d84db9e745.jpg0a5396d488b1573205e796b43e635a97.jpg

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1 hour ago, Nigelp said:

I will leave it a week now then just t cut and wax should be enough? Perfect match. Considering thats not be touched with anything. Just the lacquer finish no cutting or polishing it looks pretty good. 79d91545c0a84f7b2c3c0a7e35c061c2.jpg73a53edcbbbdd6103f49611305e7f636.jpgdde6232a7fcdb25e482e20bbc4bd55aa.jpg85fa4046680569fe732a14bf6738e233.jpg7927db808a0bf88631e8a13a4c4a4c3e.jpg053e37effb8b94dc112e0a442468abbc.jpg3589d013f6ffbe513eb065e40f60ac82.jpgf10c99f27ac58cef4256b0d84db9e745.jpg0a5396d488b1573205e796b43e635a97.jpg

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That looks pretty good .

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Looks excellent mate, now I know who to come to if my MR2 ever needs the red paintwork sorting out :notworthy:

Just out of interest, is there any reason why you didn't paint the wing while it was off the car?  I would have thought it would be much easier to paint without needing to mask off everything first?

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4 hours ago, Davey P said:

Just out of interest, is there any reason why you didn't paint the wing while it was off the car?  I would have thought it would be much easier to paint without needing to mask off everything first?

I was thinking the same thing but my guess is that it was to prevent accidental damage while re-assembling. (?)

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5 hours ago, Davey P said:

Looks excellent mate, now I know who to come to if my MR2 ever needs the red paintwork sorting out :notworthy:

Just out of interest, is there any reason why you didn't paint the wing while it was off the car?  I would have thought it would be much easier to paint without needing to mask off everything first?

 

1 hour ago, BlueKnight said:

I was thinking the same thing but my guess is that it was to prevent accidental damage while re-assembling. (?)

Various reasons, i'm used to working on panels already on the car and with lacquer Ive always found that after a tac coat the next coat needs to go on while you watch the shine build up, any haze is dust and air and the shine wont be as good, no matter how much cutting and polishing. I've found you can only see the shine build when you are below the level of the panel looking up and down the car to the light. So that's one reason. Accidental damage is another, as once on even a factory panel will need some tweaking to line up right, which means bolting on and off and trial fits. Also spraying off the car with a wing isnt easy and they have a tendancy to sit at an angle, on the cars its held and straight. It just feels more natural once its on the car. You can spray the edges off the car and i did in the door shut off the car, apart from that you can get at everything with it on the car. Even the edges of panels no problem. I guess its force of habit really. Apart from that i cant think of any real reason why you couldnt spray it first. Apart from what i'm used to doing and have built an eye for, blueknight's reason of damages is as good as any. You will scratch it somewhere, they never go on right first time and the bolts can be in some funny places. A pro shop would probably do it on the car as they would blend into the door and bonnet for absolute perfection in match, but with something like a BMW with good quality paint if its been looked after and NOT a metallic you might not notice any difference in colour. If it something like a metallic silver car then you may do especially if its an ordinary run of the mill motor. 

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On 27/01/2019 at 19:34, Nigelp said:

That's what i think too, they really are driving machines,much more involving than most cars i've had. Which have been detached and refined, which is ok if that's what you want. Superb gearboxes and steering systems, not to mention brakes! They are certainly the most focused of cars i've had. Some would say harsher, but i like that, I like to feel what a cars doing and BMW are masters. Better than Porsche in my book. 

 

All that being said, getting on for six litres of Chevrolets finest can still do a job. 

Might not handle the corners as well, although that's debatable, but with the grunt they have it's not a problem, they get to the corner well in front. 

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Is that a Beemer in the background. 

:whistling:

As I said. 

"The Ultimate Driving Machine" 

Depends whether you fall for the smoke, mirrors & advertising guff. 

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15 hours ago, BondandBigM said:

but with the grunt they have it's not a problem,

Just check out how little that gear lever is used. 

 

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20 hours ago, BondandBigM said:

All that being said, getting on for six litres of Chevrolets finest can still do a job. 

Might not handle the corners as well, although that's debatable, but with the grunt they have it's not a problem, they get to the corner well in front. 

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Is that a Beemer in the background. 

:whistling:

As I said. 

"The Ultimate Driving Machine" 

Depends whether you fall for the smoke, mirrors & advertising guff. 

:biggrin:

its like merc in't it? Engineered (to rust) like no other car in the world...:laugh:

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20 hours ago, BondandBigM said:

Is that a Bimmer in the background. 

" You don't need to lead all the laps. You only need to lead the last one"

BTW, there was probably enough parts falling off the Camaro due to rust to build a Mini.   :laughing2dw:

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12 minutes ago, BlueKnight said:

" You don't need to lead all the laps. You only need to lead the last one"

BTW, there was probably enough parts falling off the Camaro due to rust to build a Mini.   :laughing2dw:

lol well put 

27 minutes ago, BlueKnight said:

" You don't need to lead all the laps. You only need to lead the last one"

BTW, there was probably enough parts falling off the Camaro due to rust to build a Mini.   :laughing2dw:

bond is only being difficult he knows where its at really :yes:

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The pair of you have me laughing my Stone Island cap off. 

:biggrin:

Not many Beemer/Bimmers in this top ten.

As in none, maybe they were a few corners behind. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nürburgring_Nordschleife_lap_times

Do I see a Chevy and a Snake up there or there abouts. 

:whistling:

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

33 minutes ago, BlueKnight said:

" You don't need to lead all the laps. You only need to lead the last one"

BTW, there was probably enough parts falling off the Camaro due to rust to build a Mini.   :laughing2dw:

 

21 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

lol well put 

"The Corvette C7.R scored its first Le Mans win at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, and Jordan Taylor driving the #64 Corvette to victory in the GTE-Pro class. It is also Corvette Racing's 8th win at the circuit. Corvette Racing won endurance racing's infamous "triple crown" with wins at the 24 hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring, and the 24 hours of Le Mans."

Not to shabby for a cart sprung old Chevy. 

Might I suggest you've possibly watched to many episodes of Clarkson on TG. 

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26 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

bond is only being difficult he knows where its at really :yes:

He just needs V&RB glasses to really know where it's at.     ba ha ha ..   :laughing2dw:

 

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