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    New owner MK3 Astra

    Picked up this little gem today, N reg MK3 with 55k on the clock. Had cambelt, water pump, aux belt, exhaust and loads more done at 50k. There is a bit of rust on the front and rear arches but nothing a weekends work can't put right. Paint is slightly faded as ll red VX's do, some suggestions on what to use to restore would be a great help, is T-Cut good enough or do i need a better cutting compound to get it back to red.







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    Tidy find indeed

    Good luck with it!
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    very clean,i remember that shape when it came out (j reg ??) it looked real modern to me,still like that shape all these years later.

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    I was surprised at how tidy it is for what must be a 13yr old car, forgot to mention that it is a 1.4, has MOT till may 2010, tax till the end of this month, got it for 455 which i thought was a good price considering the mileage and the price that smaller engine cars are going for,.

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    welcome to AOC from another multiple mk3 owner, you've found a goodun there, she looks lovely. Hope you enjoy the club!

    Kirsty

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    thx for the welcome.

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    looks a tidy car there mate and to answer your question t-cut and some elbow grease should do it nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astra-Mk4 View Post
    looks a tidy car there mate and to answer your question t-cut and some elbow grease should do it nicely
    Got a bit of work done on it today, got some T-Cut as that's all they had in the local motor shop and after 2 hours of hard graft managed to get the car looking red again. The worst of it was on the roof, bonnet and boot, the doors and wings weren't to bad.






    Also changed the LED's in the bit which has the date, time and temperature but the temp gauge isn't working so need to have a fiddle around to find out what's up.




    Made a start on the dials aswell but ran out of LED's so half is standard and half is blue.


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    Hello and welcome to the club....

    Car looking nice and sparkly......

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