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Chris's 172 Cup Turbo



cjgower

ClioSport Club Member
They should match well if the shade is well matched, spray out cards are used and it’s blended into the next panel. Often shops don’t mix their own paint and order without checking the shade. Had it a couple of times sadly. New vs old paint is sometimes very obvious though so a machine polish on the older panel is a good idea. As both panels are metal I would expect them to have a perfect match. Plastic to metal is different and does often have slight differences.
Thanks Graham, just confirming what I thought. It matches the wings more closely than the doors which is odd. They are going to do the doors too, and what I’ll be left with (hopefully) is immaculate paint on pretty much 80% of the car.
 

GrahamS

ClioSport Club Member
Thanks Graham, just confirming what I thought. It matches the wings more closely than the doors which is odd. They are going to do the doors too, and what I’ll be left with (hopefully) is immaculate paint on pretty much 80% of the car.
That’s what ended up happening to me too, full respirated apart from the roof. Could have been avoided if the painter had got the base coat correct though
 

cjgower

ClioSport Club Member
The car is back from the paint shop, and I have sills again! exciting times.

It's also just passed it's MOT with no advisories so super happy with that.

Spent today giving it a clean after taking it out properly yesterday for the first time since August. Drives brilliantly with the fresh tyres, Cup suspension and new brakes.

Snapped some photos on the drive as didn't want to get it filthy again.

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Fresh tyres, brakes.

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Sills straightened and painted.

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Rust treated around fuel filler cap.

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10mm spacers FTW!

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