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#43208
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 80
good plan id say im gonna try it by hand see if it makes much of a difference, mine isnt as bad as urs was no scratches at all just sponge marks and a few chips . it was resprayed a few years back id say
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#43396
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 106
Spent the day detailing nursing a hangover...first and last time I'm ever doing that.. Some difference to the look of the car..feckin nackered.

Heres a taster of whats to come.

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about 3/4 done at this stage.
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#43400
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 106
As promised...

A tough enough job todo but worth it IMO! Nearly died when I thought I burnt through the clearcoat, thankfully it was only a build up of polish....lesson learned concentration is needed when DAing the car!

Car is completely transformed with the bumper done..my neoghbour came out and told me it was looking well! I've a dilema with the bumper lip, the paint is chipped to feck one side and thinking of wrapping it in carbon fibre..let me know what you thinK?


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Plate surround taken off to polish easier (need a new plate as well, old one is bent)


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I recommend getting a creeper for the low panels - I already had this..


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this

No not an oil change - this was all the dirt that came off the bumper!


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#43401
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 106
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LIP - badly chipped...I was thinking of wrapping this is carbon fibre as I don't want to shell out for a respray only for the stones to wreck it again


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Heres one that was done already:


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Verdict lads???


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I'm changing these to LED crystal clear ones from MR2-ben...b4ss has them on this 2 and they look great.


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ENJOY :)
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#43430
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 117
Detailing is coming along really nicely, as for the carbon lip, great idea, be interesting to see how it matches up with the cosmos colour.
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#43431
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 314
Wrapping sounds like a good idea, however because that particular area is very prone to stone damage then you want to get some pretty high quality bulletproof type of wrap.
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#43432
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 80
i like the carbon fiber idea might do that myself
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#43495
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
Got the carbon fiber vinyl for the splitter today. Unfortunately didn't get much further then looking at it.


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Typical its always the last screw that won't budge. grrr


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Noticed a small crack on the base of the lip after removal


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Bit o' isopon both sides should hold her for a while :)


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Might wrap it tomorrow after work.
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#43606
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
Started the carbon wrapping yesterday...not a flawless job but all the imprefections are only viewable by the field mice under the car ...twas a tricky job especially as it was first time and it was a pretty curvy piece. Was up to midnight wrapping the thing!

I decided to drill out the rivets of the brackets to make my life easier...that and some of the rivets and broken anyway.


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I might be guilty of this bend! I tipped a garage door one way at low speed (no marks on bumper) but it left its mark...pliers straightened it out.


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The 'ONE' screw that wouldn't budge during the removal of the lip.


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Wrap in progress...thanks to my Girlfriend who helped with the process ;)


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Done...


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...Fitted pics coming.
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#43608
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
Very Happy with the final result...just in the last half hour..pics aren't great as it was getting dark but I took one of it propped up on boxes before I bolted it on..I like the look anyway, think it suits the car.

Wasn't able to get a flawless wrap but the part everyone sees is perfect...just the fussy field mice running under the car might have something to say ....I reckon it will be pebble dashed to bits in 12 months time anyway.

Had to rivert back the old supports...Aldi riverter on the shelf the last 2 years...I knew I would find a use for it someday


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......Beer time :cool:
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#43611
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 80
that is class how hard is to do that? is the wrap expensive?
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#43613
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
Medium hard D..well to a n00b like me it was...you need a heat gun and squeegee card and watch a few youtube videos.

Wrap was free but only cause I have a contact in printing, but it was a one off so no freebies for anyone unforunately ....best bet is to source material from fleabay.
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#43628
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 314
Looks great!! KC for you my friend
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#43643
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 12
Great job on the splitter. really improves the look of the car.
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#43651
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 80
ya i saw a few you tube videos not 2 bad just a bit of thought and patience u wouldnt know if know if the wrap is expensive would ya?
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#43655
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
cozzy90 wrote:
ya i saw a few you tube videos not 2 bad just a bit of thought and patience u wouldnt know if know if the wrap is expensive would ya?

She reckons it would have been €40 for the bit I got it was 1m x 1.5m so I've some left over..but thats the 3M stuff which would be top shelf stuff
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#43663
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 80
thats grand i will probraly get it done professionally i dont have a heat gun.
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#43664
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
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thats grand i will probraly get it done professionally i dont have a heat gun.

Heat guns are cheap..,got mine for €12 in you guessed it.....aldi

You could get away with a hair drier

But heatgun is Handy for redoing the plastic round the windscreen anyway.
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#43680
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 80
ALDI i might try it so if they are that cheap nice 1 hopefully it turns out as good as ur one
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#43708
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 25
I've been offline for a few months and was excited to see how this turned out.

JESUS CHRIST. That is some difference buddy. I'd say you're absolutely chuffed with yourself!

Need a heat gun myself (for the plastics and the stickers), so keep an eye in Aldi mags for me over the next while!
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#43711
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
SteveH wrote:
I've been offline for a few months and was excited to see how this turned out.

JESUS CHRIST. That is some difference buddy. I'd say you're absolutely chuffed with yourself!

Need a heat gun myself (for the plastics and the stickers), so keep an eye in Aldi mags for me over the next while!


Cheers steve...still have a bit to do:

Mirrors
A Pillar
bottom half of both sides
engine cover and sides
Spoiler
Rear bumper
side moldings

...and then the CG Blacklight goes on
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#43778
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 25
Love it man. Karma'd up!
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#43782
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 129
Savage job keep them pictures coming wrap the whole car in carbon
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#43789
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
Cheers lads

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Bollixed!! Spent a good part of today doing the rear bumper and MR2 centre panel (in between lights)

I'll leave it for today for going through pics...but like all other panels on the car. It wasn't in the best of nick.

On the homerun now, not too long much left before its finished. Noticing a few bits here and there I will have to go back over.:cool:



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#43792
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 80
that is some difference very good
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#43797
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 25
While you're at the rear you should give the rear lights a good polishing. They come up gorgeous when done. Really freshens up the rear
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Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
SteveH wrote:
While you're at the rear you should give the rear lights a good polishing. They come up gorgeous when done. Really freshens up the rear

Will do I think they'll need to be done by hand
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#43821
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
Just the sides left to do as the difficult part the the rest should be easy...engine cover and sides have some heavy clearcoar scratchings. Probably have to revisit
parts here and there but delighted with the difference..my mate asked did I get the bumper sprayed!

Panels clayed and DA'ed with Menzerna PF2500 PO203S

General

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Needs a good wash believe it or not!


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Enjoy
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#43824
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 3
That is lookin unreal Where do you get the motivation to do it?! I bought the kestrel ages ago and still haven't even plugged it in!
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#43825
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 106
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That is lookin unreal Where do you get the motivation to do it?! I bought the kestrel ages ago and still haven't even plugged it in!

It's my only car and I felt the paint lets it down.

Looking over some of the panels I've done I've noticed some small swirling here and there
However in comparison to the untouched panels it's like new

Don't make a chore out of it...pick 1 panel and just spend the day on it
Sometimes I'll have a beer or 2 while doing it
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