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    Last minute work before Billing 56k warning

    Once again i decided to do a little last minute work on my car in time for Billing tommorow.

    My bonnet was stone chip to hell so decided it was time for a repaint


    All stone chips flated out and filled were needed



    A coat of 2k high build primer.



    The base coat applied ( it looks the wrong colour in that picture because water based paint never looks right until its dried)

    Also decided to paint rear bumper as i noticed some had run along it in a car park. (It had been painted before when the previous owner had the vehicle and it wasnt done to a very good standard, alos noticed that it had been cracked at some point and repaired.)



    All flated down ready for a coat of wet on wet primer

    I also did a little custom work on the car aswell.



    I decided to colour code the bar along the top of OPC grille so it matches the car.



    A close up

    Still need to flat and polish the grille as its got a bit of dust settled in the lacquer as some idiot opened the door on the booth while it was being done.





    All the parts back on the car and washed ready for Billing int he morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethcoupe16v View Post
    Once again i decided to do a little last minute work on my car in time for Billing tommorow.

    My bonnet was stone chip to hell so decided it was time for a repaint

    Those are the biggest stone chips i've ever seen
    Coupe now being broken for parts
    You know the one

    Enquire within


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCoupe View Post
    Those are the biggest stone chips i've ever seen

    LOL There was that many it looked like someone had shot my bonnet with a shotgun lol

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    looking good mate
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    You know me so well and not even dinner, a movie and some flowers Tony. What sort of man do you think I am!!!!!

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    lookin good mate, wish i could afford the bodyshop work i need doing
    Vectra GSi SeatsHella Headlights
    17" alloysPiper 3" rolled exhaust
    GSi Bumper & skirts
    Dropped on Coilovers

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    if you dont mind me asking .. how much did it cost you to get the rear bumper and bonet resprayed?
    mine needs doing and i was wondering what kinda price id be looking at

    cheers

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    Im guessing from the pictures he did this all himself. I really need to get my bonnet and front bumper resprayed as they too are covered in stone chips.

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    dito bumper

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    Nice job there.

    Mark

    MK4 Astra Van 1.7 DTI Sportive

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    Quote Originally Posted by resu View Post
    if you dont mind me asking .. how much did it cost you to get the rear bumper and bonet resprayed?
    mine needs doing and i was wondering what kinda price id be looking at

    cheers
    Im a painter by trade so when so i paint all my parts in my lunch hour or after work.

    If i was paying someone else to do the jobs it would have cost me atleast £400.

    As stated above i work in a bodyshop and mix my own paint etc so i could check the match on this colour against the car and get away with doing just the bonnet, Alot of bodyshops will charge you to blend into the wings as depending on what paint company they use they may not get a good match like others do.

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