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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1058855
24/06/2010 22:13
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I bought yellow and white to test. I'll document the results. What are your thoughts on the Lake county? Any before and after shots?

The LE interior has already been sold. Though it will remain in the car for a while yet. I need to get interior panels custom made in silver leather/black to match the recaros firstly

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1058905
25/06/2010 00:30
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Phil..i don't understand why you would want to buy an LE and then remove everything LE on it?? confused

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1058949
25/06/2010 08:32
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Originally Posted By: patch234
- Clay bar
- Scratch removal
- Menzerna Power Finish applied with a DA and yellow 3M pad
- Sonus Final Finish applied with a DA and blue 3M pad
- Carlack68 sealant/cleaner
- Application of Dodo Juice Supernatural wax



Which scratch remover did you use Phil? Good for swirl marks??





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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: Cappo] #1058969
25/06/2010 09:09
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I use T-Cut Scratch remover for light scratch marks, there is also Meguiars scratch X. Both are good and available from Halfords

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OK, thanks!





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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: Cappo] #1059137
25/06/2010 13:18
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Get the scratch X 2.0 if you can.

I love the lake country pads, since they offer a wide variety of density, cutting factor, models and size’s they have all you could ever need. The CCS pads work great on a low power machine like a DAS 6 (upto 500 watt). If you use a rotary or more powerfull (800 watt +) D/A then use the ‘slotted’ Kompressor pads.

The yellow pad you got is very heavy patch, it’s almost never needed unless you want to remove scratches (or very heavy swirlmarks). You will need a orange pad in between the yellow and white one, and after the white one finish polishing with the black one before going on to a glaze.

From heavy to light:

- Wool – heavy cut
- Yellow – heavy cut
- Green – medium/heavy cut (almost never used)
- Orange – medium cut
- White – light cut
- Light Green – very light cut
- Black – finishing (light polish/glaze)
- Blue – final finishing medium density
- Red – final finishing low density
- Gold – final finisching v.low density

I use the polishing products from Monello, it’s our private label made by menzerna. Ill try to post some before/after shots later. (why can’t I find the detailing topic anymore?)

Edit: found detailing topic, continues there.

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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1064833
05/07/2010 22:55
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Those Stilo blades look the business cool

Presumably they need spacers to clear the brembos?


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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: Boosted7] #1064840
05/07/2010 23:00
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I don't know Boosted. I need to measure them! I've seen them on other coop's though ..... presently, I am Mr Assumption smile

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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1065398
06/07/2010 23:31
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For your info Phil, the part number for the centre caps is: 46811728

I'm giving you that as from my own experiences with my Blades (on my 3dr Stilo) is that garages invariable fail to put the cap on properly and bend/break the locating fins (you'll see what I mean when you look at the back of the cap). They can be quite brittle so don't be surprised if parts break off on removal.

I've had 1 die on me and ordered a spare in from my local Fiat dealership. Now you'd think that would be a simple process - sadly not. 3 attempts of ordering them in they get it right on the 3rd go! First attempt was completely the wrong one. 2nd attempt looked very similar just without the angled markings. 3rd time lucky! So with this experience I made a note of the centre caps.

You might not need it, but its handy for reference just in case smile

I paid about a tenner each from the dealership but I think I may have had a discount due to being messed around.

Be good to see the wheels on the car smile Be interesting to see if they work with silver!

Edit: Apologies, this post does not read well.. brain not in gear this evening but hopefully you can pick out the key points wink

Last edited by Insy; 06/07/2010 23:36. Reason: I'm tired
Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1065473
07/07/2010 09:22
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Thanks for that Insy, always handy to know mate.

I'm going to get them powder coated in a titanium type colour before fitting. Though I am undecided as usual. Why is it that the more projects you get the more indecisive you can become? crazy

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1065487
07/07/2010 09:51
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I like the wheels Phil, they'll look good darker too. But I don't like the centrecaps. Logo too new and big.
How about painting them to match and applying a smaller older logo, like the one on the steering wheel?

I don't think the one coupe I saw with these wheels on had spacers, but you might want to put 10/15mm on anyway as they look like they sit in the arches even more than the std ones.

And you are lowering the car aren't you wink

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1065780
07/07/2010 18:14
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What about painting the wheels LE colour? It therefore hints LE but is distinctly different smile

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1066340
08/07/2010 15:30
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going to look very nice i think cant wait to see the finished product


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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: knight7660] #1066472
08/07/2010 19:59
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Cheers Adam thumb

Might just do that Insy smile

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1068249
11/07/2010 22:26
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I can't wait to see the PIU bumper on your Coop Patch. cool

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: JKD] #1074520
22/07/2010 22:00
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Have you got the bumper yet Patch?

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: JKD] #1074529
22/07/2010 22:13
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Not yet, have a few things to sort on the car JKD in the first instance, the bumper/skirts will come after this. I'm hoping to get it all done for Oct/Nov as planned smile

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1074573
22/07/2010 23:07
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Spotted the Blade pictures. Actually, I'm not sure. Perhaps needs lowering for it to work but I do note you've got the 215/45 profile so that may have something to do with it.

I've pm'ed you about the tyres! smile

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1074577
22/07/2010 23:10
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I'm a bit like that with it at the moment Insy, but I'm going with the flow until complete...

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1074604
23/07/2010 00:08
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first refusal buddy....

for those wheels to work lowering for def


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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: coupedummy] #1075359
24/07/2010 13:19
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Looking good Patch, will look 10x better once you get it lowered too! smile


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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: Darlo_Nick] #1083902
09/08/2010 22:28
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Phil,your coupe is looking well mate ,very well indeed.I look forward to seeing it and you at the agm mate.



Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: magooagain] #1083905
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Me too Joe ... and the free flowing drinks afterward laugh No driving home, hotel stay, oh lordy! After 3, that'll be it .... drunk as a lord laugh

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1083973
09/08/2010 23:46
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Like the wheels now dont you?


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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: coupedummy] #1083975
09/08/2010 23:49
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You bet Reubs - Once she's lowered, had them refurbed and put on 40 profile's I'll be happier though mate

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1084043
10/08/2010 08:48
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Wow superb picture Phil (is it shopped?)

Is this one a keeper or can I have the first option on it?


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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: mr_tickle] #1084298
10/08/2010 17:51
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Lol - no, it's not shopped mate - just taken by a professional. I usually make do with my Nokia phone camera coat

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1085596
12/08/2010 22:22
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love the hi res piccie it really shows your car is spotless!
did you refurb the lights inside and out??

Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1085891
13/08/2010 13:24
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The headlights and side lights are in their original state, they are both free of stone chips and marking thanks to the previous disabled owner smile

Oh! and it's a low miler, on 69,000

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Re: Patch's Silver Dream Machine Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1088511
19/08/2010 13:05
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Mayzon's pic is truly epic! I'd have a calendar with that pic for all 12 months! laugh

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