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    White 888,ish detail.

    Well today i had the pleasure of a car i was looking forward to doing...A white 888 astra replica with a few extras the original was missing...

    As far as i am aware the 888 astra was a special edition with 100 made.... I believe and dont quote me on my facts but thurlby motors conmmisioned 888 race engineering to build these cars from a 1.9 cdti sri sporthatch...

    There was 25 of each colour white , red , silver and black...

    The car when it turned up...






    I must admit although the car was filthy it was stunning.....The car has been lowered with Eibach sportlines dropping i believe 45mm at front and 30mm at rear...

    The car has also had full ap 4 pot brake conversion with 343mm 2 piece discs and goodrich braided hoses and dot 5.1 fluid added instead of the original Alcon 888 4 pots the 888 had...





    I first went round the car with p21 citrus degreaser then snowfoamed it...



    and then went to work on the wheels using p21,s wheel gel because from feeling these 888 special edition anthracite wheels that were fitted i could tell they were a delicate wheel of which i found out to be true later on in the detail!!



    I needed to use my 1 inch wheel brush for behind the ap,s!!



    The car was then sprayed off






    The car was then washed using 2 bucket method and chemguys citrus wash and gloss and then clayed using sonus green



    The car when it was finished from the wash stage...Also notice the car has been totally debadged and rebedged with the 888 logo kindly supplied with the special edition anthracite wheels from vxrpc.



    Then using last touch



    the car was dryed



    The car was then driven into my garage for masking up and pizza was ordered...






    I then went round the car to inspect it for any floors or paintwork damage and found some bad scratches i marked up..



    I then set about paintwork correction





    God what a joy white is to work on and 3m pad combined with 3m products the results coming out were quite stunning and wet looking which surprised me..



    The panels were buffed off as i worked my way around..



    The other thing i loved about this car was that on first appearances under the bonnet it looked pretty casual



    but the car had a little trick up its sleeve developed by Andrew of www.diesel-performance.co.uk

    It has a digital system with custom written software written and developed by him that he has now spent over 12 months perfecting and as he found out last year it produced more power than his own t8.

    The box of tricks..



    With switchable software



    which can be neatly tucked away under the battery cover when finished with



    Customers are regularly seeing between 195 and 206 bhp and 305 to 319lbft of torque with this system on the current 1.9 cdti astras....

    The other good thing is the system can be reprogrammed if you change your car for £40 which also includes a new wiring loom.

    The main reason that this car was chosen in the first place is that the owner is only 19 and simply couldnt get insured on a corsa vxr which was his first choice and the astra 888 was his second and also impossible to insure.

    So they worked out the cost of this car as his brother daz is a vauxhall/saab tech was £14,000 with extras like adaptive forward lighting and climate control that the 888 hasnt got and decided to build it themselves so sourced all the original parts including full vxr interior .....So they did their homework and worked out it was a better deal than getting a one year old 888 with average mileage of 12000 on the clock for same price plus easier insurance..

    So the car has now gone from 150bhp to 200 bhp...

    Next i got Daz paying for his Pizza and he strated to swissvax the sides for me



    and buff off leaving a nice wet oily look



    While he was doing this i decided to collonite the wheels



    I was stumbling on what wax to use on this and decided on concours in the end after playing about a bit...



    I decided to pad today rather than apply by hand





    and then buffed off to a high gloss finish which looked fantastic







    Once the whole car was done all rubber seals etc were treated with aerospace 303





    wheels were buffed off even though i noticed the paint finish on these wheels is appaling and the anthracite comes off when you use even a foam applicator with wax on them.....



    and all glass cleaned and then rain-x ed..



    All door shuts etc were also waxed and buffed off



    Finally all chrome and lights waxed and buffed....




    THE RESULTS





















    Heavenly Paintwork is simply Heaven Itself.

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    Heavenly Paintwork is simply Heaven Itself.

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    very good work there, good results

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    another great detail
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    Live in the East Midlands?

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    you sir, are a legend

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    if you had done my car to that sort of standard id never want to drive it incase i got it mucky

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    top work as always marc
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    mark im running out of comments mate lol i hope you detailed the fiesta next door aswell lol
    astra coupe bertone on 18" pro race 1.2s now on coilovers

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    I can not see any of the pictures in this thread. Is it my computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by se6 View Post
    I can not see any of the pictures in this thread. Is it my computer?
    nah its not u for some reason i cnt see the pics in all the threads marc has made

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