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MattCPR
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:03 pm    Post subject: 1 month on.... Reply with quote

Well 1 month into ownership and it’s looking a lot better.

Wheels refurbished
Front end painted (bonnet, bumper, wings)
Few new trims replaced
Fully machine polished and waxed.

Time now to get a few interior bits done on it.
 



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kas750
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truly stunning!! thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Factory fresh!
Looks cracking - congrats. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: 1 month on.... Reply with quote

MattCPR wrote:
Front end painted (bonnet, bumper, wings)


considering doing the same on mine...can I be cheeky and ask how much and where you had done please?
 
  
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benbuhagiar
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: 1 month on.... Reply with quote

Basalt911 wrote:
MattCPR wrote:
Front end painted (bonnet, bumper, wings)


considering doing the same on mine...can I be cheeky and ask how much and where you had done please?


Was going to ask the same question. I eventually need to get my front end resprayed. What's the going rate please?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very sharp, congratulations!

I'll be getting the front of mine done next year but I've just had the front arches, the rear quarters, drivers door, both sills and rear bumper painted, it cost double what I thought it would but the work was impeccable. Rear windows removed, the door handle removed, drivers window seals removed, wheel arch liners removed, gutters removed etc. I also had the wheel arch flanges armour fended to help prevent the usual road rash.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannop wrote:
Looking very sharp, congratulations!

I'll be getting the front of mine done next year but I've just had the front arches, the rear quarters, drivers door, both sills and rear bumper painted, it cost double what I thought it would but the work was impeccable. Rear windows removed, the door handle removed, drivers window seals removed, wheel arch liners removed, gutters removed etc. I also had the wheel arch flanges armour fended to help prevent the usual road rash.


Sounds like a thorough job there - did you go to Tyrone or elsewhere?
Think pics may be needed too Hand
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Sy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is Tyrone’s company based now? Is this the guy who was in reading? I moved away for a few years, came back and they had moved.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonno_ wrote:

Sounds like a thorough job there - did you go to Tyrone or elsewhere?
Think pics may be needed too Hand


I used Specialised Paintwork in Reading, they do a lot of high end work and are situated just behind Porsches headquarters. Here's a couple of photos they took during the work.



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannop wrote:
jonno_ wrote:

Sounds like a thorough job there - did you go to Tyrone or elsewhere?
Think pics may be needed too Hand


I used Specialised Paintwork in Reading, they do a lot of high end work and are situated just behind Porsches headquarters. Here's a couple of photos they took during the work.




That’s the chap. He did some work including spray and machine polish ages ago when they were based near Macro off Basingstoke road. Did some great work, but came back to reading from london and he had moved. Couldn’t remember the company name. Nice one.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 1 month on.... Reply with quote

Basalt911 wrote:
MattCPR wrote:
Front end painted (bonnet, bumper, wings)


considering doing the same on mine...can I be cheeky and ask how much and where you had done please?


I had it done at my friends bodyshop, you would probably be looking at £1200 for the front end. That’s fully stripped down and done properly. I used to be a painter at a Porsche bodyshop so I’ve got a keen eye and this job was faultless.
 
  
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The return of Marty Wild
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks incredible, I also admire a man that has the balls to buy a black car.

Looks without a doubt the best, but so difficult to keep looking tip top.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

used both Specialized and Auto Riviera, as someone said Ty's moved (I haven't been to the new premises) - but I'd have no hesitation recommending both for body work.

But I wouldn't use Specialized to paint my wheels - but that was probably my bad and I know better now to use a specialised (no pun intended) wheel resto. company in the future.

But FYI AutoRiviera they are based in Wallingford now detais @ https://www.rivieraautobody.co.uk/
 
  
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MattCPR
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Looks incredible, I also admire a man that has the balls to buy a black car.

Looks without a doubt the best, but so difficult to keep looking tip top.


To be fair it spends most of its time under a cover in the garage. I spend most of my time in my van for work and if not then I drive the family wagon (Cayenne...in white)
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vlad wrote:
used both Specialized and Auto Riviera, as someone said Ty's moved (I haven't been to the new premises) - but I'd have no hesitation recommending both for body work.

But I wouldn't use Specialized to paint my wheels - but that was probably my bad and I know better now to use a specialised (no pun intended) wheel resto. company in the future.

But FYI AutoRiviera they are based in Wallingford now detais @ https://www.rivieraautobody.co.uk/


I'm having the boot lid painted at the moment as I'm changing the silver Carrera S badge (which I'm not keen on) to a black 911 and it's left a shadow where the paint has faded.

I forgot about AutoRiviera so I may try them when I get the front painted. As I said Specialised are excellent but quite pricey!
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