ClioSport Club Member
Clio 182 cup
Been doing some small restoration stuff on the Clio during lock down. Just trying to refresh and repair any signs of corrosion at the moment. Will post up a few more of the finished results.
I'm actually doing it all myself with spray cans. I was not originally going to spray the rear quarters, but there were a few veryyy tiny bubbles (1mm at most) in the paint at the bottom of the rear quarters so thought it best to address while I was there. I was surprised at how good a finish you can get with the cans. Obviously you need to wet sand and polish the clear coat afterwards to get it completely flat and rid of orange peel.Looks good! How are you painting the car? Sounds like you have access to proper facilities? I’m currently balls deep in similar repairs to my car but limited to home repair. Luckily anything I’m painting is covered up with skirts etc. I need to get under the backend on mine next really
Yes mate, what do you want to knowDo you guys on here know much about the corrosion on/around the front brackets holding the front bumper on? I've heard a little about it on here but not seen and photos of the corrosion. Just want to address all potential areas now before any corrosion progresses.
Dead easy, I must have had mine off 4 or 5 times in the last few months.Thanks for sending through! So it's
the bracket holding the front bumper on. Looks like surface rust on yours and you caught it well before it became an issue.
How easy to remove the front bumper?
Okay great info thanks buddy. Will refer to this little guide when I go to take a lookDead easy, I must have had mine off 4 or 5 times in the last few months.
First off two 10mm bolts at the front through the bumper under tray (the bit connected to the bumper not the main under tray) into the subframe.
2x 10mm bolts under archliner into bumper bracket.
3x T20? Torx on either end (6x total), one on the arch lip into archliner, two under the front corner into the archliner.
2x trim clips on the top of grille into slam panel.
Other than that disconnect the bonnet switch, foglight plug and a firm pull on each side where they clip into the wings.
Yeah agree, the 15" option would be a lot more cost effective and with some man maths may justify some coilovers down the line when you take into consideration the savings on tyres. Better handling and ride quality too. Only issue is that I've got brand new Michelin PS3's on my current wheelsSilver on silver is best in my opinion, trouble is my Turini’s are so nicely finished it seems a bloody waste to refurb them. So I’m tempted to try something else. I quite like the thought of 15’s just to reduce the cost of tyres if nothing else
Looks great!! What suspension/alignment/spaced set up do you have?