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What's it like to drive then?


As commented by Bucketeer "it just drives like a brand new car". 

Having never driven anything anywhere near a brand new car, if have to agree. 

The steering is very light and over assisted if you ask me, but it's an effortless steer. 

Ride is great. It's on 70 sizes sidewalls and it just eats potholes, sperdbumps and lumps up and shits them out. 


Sooo much siiiidewall. 



The brakes are pin sharp and probably the keenest I've been in command of. 


Headlights are deathwank and need new bulbs and a pollish. 





The bonnet has been made worse/better with a few efforts from me using experimental means of cutting and pollishing. It's still absolutely rubbish but maybe slightly better than when I started (in parts). 





During; I started with black Tcut which has now coloured some of the fucked laquer. 






Then I had a go with some sandpaper. I know. 

Then some non coloured Tcut. 










That definitely made it worse. 

Try Tcut again. 

















Total waste of time. I've made half the bonnet to A BIT better. 

Still, I got some exercise. 

thats got to be good for you.  


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Everything seems to work well bar the front windows. It's a comfortable, roomy thing all told. Not fast, and it's very ugly. 

It's for sale now as I've bought a race car. 

@davehedgehog31 has dibs, but if he decides against it, The Blue Meaney will be available for sale. 


Dash at night. 






Having a rest at the seaside. 










I've not had it long, but I HAVE driven it all the way to Iceland. 


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1 minute ago, gm said:

impressive* work with the t-cut there, how about some of that carbon effect vinyl wrap off eBay for that race car look ? 

The fucked laquer is too "textured" to take a wrap. It wants a good power sand and clean off to take a wrap I'd say. Or paint it. Or change it. Or ignore it. 

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Blackboard paint - then every day you can draw a new design on it.

Rally stripes and numbers...

A flower...

A moo cow...

That Pink Floyd album cover with the triangle and rainbow coming out of it...

The list just goes on.

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Your attempts at that bonnet remind me of one of those shopping channel chaps. You know the ones who throw all crap at something,like a pan. Then produce some miracle spray stuff and clean it all off in a flash. Well apart from the magic cleaning off bit I mean. 

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3 minutes ago, richardthestag said:

only way to fix lacquer peel lift is to sand it back, filler prime over the top with a 2 pack, flat it back and then re top coat.


Or just live with it

See, you knew that and I learned that. So you were a better man to begin with and I learned something through experimentation. 

So really, we are all winners. But mostly you. 

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31 minutes ago, Momentary Lapse Of Reason said:

'Cause I have no space left to provide a home for the Blue Meanie.

Well like Kevin Keegan used to say to Peter Beardsley,

"If you can't see space, you have to make your own "

He probably carried on to say:

"Carry the ball out wide to the left flank, drag a midfielder out with you, get the full back to commit, then play a lofted cross onto the centre. Runners from midfield will be there in the space you've created" 

Though this second quote is probably less relevant to this situation. 

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17 hours ago, richardthestag said:

only way to fix lacquer peel lift is to sand it back, filler prime over the top with a 2 pack, flat it back and then re top coat.


Or just live with it

That for sure is the way Proper Like, but there are a few ways around it at this end of the market and Mr Bell was on the right lines with sandpaper and t-Cut to try and tidy it up a bit.

both sandpaper and t-cut remove material, trouble is, you don't know what sort of a base you are going to almost end up with.   

Try wet'n'dry with soap and water.  1000 grit, maybe up to 600 grit.  Any bare primer areas can be given a lick of Aerosol paint, colour matched.  Then use your T-Cut to get as much of a shine on the old paint as you can.  Then an Aerosal can of lacquer.  It will not win you 'Bodyshop Of Britain'  award but if you like 'messing' then, that is something to mess with.

you'll have to pick a fine day though to, no good if its pissin it down like it seems to do every day these days.

or as the chaps say, flat it back and whizz it over with Satin Black or when you have flatted it back, wrap it.  

It does escalate pissing about to another level though.  

Will however wins it a woffell appreciate it ?


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To the nice Scottish man in the middle of the night. 

Never buy a car in the dark!

Always plan your collection. Never just decide you're going, then leave the house to go to another country. 

Never meet a strange man in a eerie car park, always meet in a well lit area!

He broke all the rules, the crazy bastard. 


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