Last sunday I spent some time with the car...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by XPX, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. XPX

    XPX New Member

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    since it was much needed I gave it a full cleaning/polish/wax service...

    the paint is in bad shape but clean and shiny is always better, I just want some advice on how to treat the hood paint for the paint job and how should I take care of it after it's done. Should I wait for the first wax job? How long? Any permanent solution for faded bumpers? I don't like when they paint over them, they never look the same :hs:

    Leather seats: front buckets are in regular shape, woolite did a bit of cleaning but not what I was expecting, what do you suggest before I use a strong leather conditioner?

    Now the pics...
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    Polished and waxed the wheels :o
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    :sad2: highways hate me
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    You can't see it but the paint on the bonnet is severely damaged because it sits over the hot exhaust manifold, even the underbonnet protection is not enough...
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    The car is 255k kms old, I think we shouldn't expect more of its original paint :eek3:
     
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    Looks like the leather is just flat worn. I don't know that there is much you can do beyond using a good leather conditioner on them. The paint looks really good, especially considering the mileage.

    What kind of powertrain does that car have?
     
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    I know the leather is on it's last legs but making it look clean is better than nothing, I think it can look better still...

    it's a longitudinally mounted 2.2 litres 12v ( :eek3: yes 12 valves ) 4 banger :bigthumb: , nothing amusingly fast but in it's time it was quite good, 140bhp with a very lightweight body :cool:

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    :cool: Probably not a huge aftermarket for that car, eh?
     
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    very common in europe, this block has a turbocharged variant with low compression pistons that produces 170bhp or so...along with a quadra system (same system you see in audi quattros) makes it a very fun car to drive, hell even mine is a great car to drive, I love it. I'll fix the rear bumper and redo the front seats as soon as I can. I'll request a quote to paint the whole front end too.
     
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    Do you have any engine upgrades planned? Maybe new wheels and tires??

    Looks like a pretty plush interior, btw. :)
     

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