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Fourth Black Gold



VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
Well, I've had the car just over a year now so thought I'd put a little thread up. At the time I also had the Trophy, but I just don't like capsicum red! So I hunted for a good mileage 182 in BG to replace the Trophy with. I had to travel 300 mile for this one, but a happy purchase.

48k miles
Scorpion cat back
Ktec quick shift
Good history, had a bump in 2005

First jobs were to clean the interior plastics, de bobble the seats etc. The steering wheel was grim! I had to make it a little nicer for the time being as I was planning on replacing the wheel. The elbow grease stuff on a scouring pad is brilliant, bring she plastics up a treat.
 

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VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
Next up with the paintwork. She's had paint on the front end way back, wasn't the best. So I set to wet sanding, I do plan on having her painted some point down the line, so went balls deep as they say!

At this time I also Resprayed the front grills satin black.
 

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VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
I continued with other little jobs, getting the paintwork acceptable until paint. So a going over with a single stage machine polish, came up lovely as BG always does.

Exhaust tips cleaned up and new hangers
 

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VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
Needed more noise! And better stance!
 

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VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
In between all that I was having my first go at Hydro dipping, this was my first go on an inlet. Not bad results considering it was done in the garden in a plastic box. I need a bigger container to reach the back!
 

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Clio_fool

ClioSport Club Member
Looks shiny, like a diamond in a goats ass💎👍.
I was going to say when are you hydro dipping crappy looking carbon all over it but you've already started. I honestly don't understand how you can polish a car to such an amazing finish and then make it look crap with that so fake carbon look🤷‍♀️. Please stop.
 

VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
Looks shiny, like a diamond in a goats ass💎👍.
I was going to say when are you hydro dipping crappy looking carbon all over it but you've already started. I honestly don't understand how you can polish a car to such an amazing finish and then make it look crap with that so fake carbon look🤷‍♀️. Please stop.
Thanks, but all down to personal preference really isn't it. 😁
 

VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
Change of wheels and steering wheel finally happened. (Last August) Had a play with centre caps, settled on the diamonds but have since changed them. One of Betty too because she looked gorgeous!
 

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Ocsltd

ClioSport Club Member
  172 Cup & 182 Trophy
I do love a BG! Such an underrated colour, but when it’s clean and the light catches it, that gold fleck is stunning….

Nice work.
 
Next up with the paintwork. She's had paint on the front end way back, wasn't the best. So I set to wet sanding, I do plan on having her painted some point down the line, so went balls deep as they say!

At this time I also Resprayed the front grills satin black.
Hi mate.
Interested in trying to restore the paint on my bg. It also needs to get new paint at some point but looking to try improve the best I can at home for now.

What have you used here to wet sand it and what is the process?

looks amazing!
 

VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
Hi mate.
Interested in trying to restore the paint on my bg. It also needs to get new paint at some point but looking to try improve the best I can at home for now.

What have you used here to wet sand it and what is the process?

looks amazing!
Hey, wet sand process was 1500 up to 3000 by hand. Rotary machined with Rupes pads and cartec green compound.
 

VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
Dropped her off a few weeks ago for paint! Full front end and the rear bumper. (small scuff on both corners, annoyingly the rest of the bumper is perfect!)
I've been dreading having this done.
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VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
Plus a few extra's for when she came back from paint!

My own carbon skinned mirror caps 😁
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VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
She came back from paint about 4 weeks ago now. Paints pretty settled, just needs flatting and making perfect. Pic taken 2 weeks after paint, still covered in bugs from the drive home. Fitted the goodies though, happy with that!
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VIICarCare

ClioSport Club Member
  255, 230, 172, R26
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Now I'm in the process of flatting the new paint. 1500 to 3000 by hand. Still can't coat as I want to give the paint a little longer to settle!

Booked in for belts, coilovers, rear beam powder coat, gearbox rebuild & clutch!
 

Ksamyui

ClioSport Club Member
  C63 PPP Estate
Well, I've had the car just over a year now so thought I'd put a little thread up. At the time I also had the Trophy, but I just don't like capsicum red! So I hunted for a good mileage 182 in BG to replace the Trophy with. I had to travel 300 mile for this one, but a happy purchase.

48k miles
Scorpion cat back
Ktec quick shift
Good history, had a bump in 2005

First jobs were to clean the interior plastics, de bobble the seats etc. The steering wheel was grim! I had to make it a little nicer for the time being as I was planning on replacing the wheel. The elbow grease stuff on a scouring pad is brilliant, bring she plastics up a treat.
Hey dude, how did you clean up the heating controls? Does the front bit come off easily?
 


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