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Ah - I thought that was a cloud reflection.

 

I am surprised that you could do that much damage with a 3000 rpm machine - either the paint is really soft / thin or you must have been going for it!



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Do you ever get that frustrated with the RS, that you just want to smash it to pieces with a lump hammer? No, just me then. I'm no happyier with these alloys than I was before I started them. The finish just isnt right 😡

Edited by Jamesybaz, 26 April 2020 - 12:16 PM.


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I’m always finding something else to clean/repaint, it really can be frustrating but they are hard to keep pristine if you use them!

I spent a couple of hours cleaning exhaust tips this morning, they could probably do with re-chroming....

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You've done well with that. Patience is definitely the key.
I've managed to get 3 of the wheel (1 I've had to repaint) flatter and polished. 2 of them I can accept with my unofficial OCD. The 3rd might need repainting or at least a little more time polishing.

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You might have solvol autosold the bells. They really let it down.But the wheels are good.


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Say that again? haha

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Think the wheels look very shiny!

It took a while to do the tips, there’s some more scratches to sort when I have some more time and patience to do them!

I think raptor was pointing out that the bells for the brake discs could do with some attention

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They're getting there. I'm still debating the silver lips. I think they're missing them. 'Er in doors prefers them all black. I have a decision to make. You've more patience than me then, the one you've done looks bang on and you can hardly see them when fitted. That is dedication

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The fitted photo is when they were both finished, I didn’t take the photo at the best of angles as one is better than the other.

It’s a hard choice between all black and silver bits as well, I can’t really comment on which looks better as I’m not a fan of black wheels personally but maybe they would look good with some highlights of some description


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Say that again? haha


He means this

They polish up really well

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Oooooo they look ace. They dont appear to be that type of material on mine though. I replaced them about 5 months ago. They came in an almost dull finish.

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Oooooo they look ace. They dont appear to be that type of material on mine though. I replaced them about 5 months ago. They came in an almost dull finish.

Those were dull at the start.


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Ohhh here we go, next job for me 🤣 What did you use?

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Ohhh here we go, next job for me What did you use?

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And a mini dual action.
Or you can use a normal sized DA with small pads.


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I have a DA In the garage. What grit did you use? Il definitely be doing that. It looks so much better.

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Metal polish is by hand mate - a bit of elbow grease is what is required.

 

God knows where Sean got the wavy disk photos from - not from his FL car unless he is a sucker for punishment.



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Omg! I've been pulling whats left of my hair out today with them p*using wheels. That's next level if it's all done by hand! Haha

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Metal polish is by hand mate - a bit of elbow grease is what is required.

God knows where Sean got the wavy disk photos from - not from his FL car unless he is a sucker for punishment.


My PFL car mate.

Smallest pads I had and it didn’t take that long either.

FL discs are a blander looking affair with a paint finish.


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I did the rears on my FL the hard way
But sadly without a sprayed on finish they don’t last even if sealed.
So I just went and bought the Brembo rears instead as they are painted a dark grey and it lasts
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