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Chris M GT
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Show & Shine

Postby Chris M GT » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:52 pm

Hi,

I'm new to the forum and have just applied for my club membership form as well as purchasing my first Scirocco.

The back ground of the car is that it's a 2 owner 1986 MK2 1.6 auto GT in white with a black bodykit. It has covered 54,000 miles and been stored in a dry garage for the last 5 years.

My only real plan for the car is to keep it as an immaculate yet subtly modified original example.

The reason for the title is that I plan on spending the next few months bringing the car up to standard and hopefully debuting it at the Ultimate Dubs show in March 2016, my ultimate goal is to be on the scirocco register stand.

Any feedback would be welcomed :)

Chris

Here is the one and only picture I have of the car so far.

1. Removed rear lights to inspect behind them (which was ok) before cleaning and waxing. I have now replaced all bulbs and stripped/ cleaned the rear lamps before refitting.

(Please ignore the discoloured washer pipe this will be replaced ha ha)

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Re: Show & Shine

Postby mark1gls » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:55 pm

Welcome to the register, car looks clean from the 1 picture but as always more pictures is what we want to see.
Seems you have a very good car to start with.


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Chris M GT
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Re: Show & Shine

Postby Chris M GT » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:37 pm

Thanks mate.

Haha I know I'm usually quite good at progress pics aswell!

I'll get some sorted when I get more done over this weekend :)



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Re: Show & Shine

Postby Chris M GT » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:48 pm

2. The first retro modification/ accessory comes in the form of a Fischer Cassette Box

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3. Wax on wax off... Windows!

Now this car is 7 years older than me and with it been stood for as long as it has a large ammount of dust has settled on it so it's time to start with a little bit of detailing.

As you will probably gather once you've read this I have a bit of an OCD when it comes to cleaning cars ha ha

Here's a before shot showing the dust/ streaks

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First of all the whole surface was dusted down and a detailing brush used to agitate the hard to reach areas such as under the spoiler

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Secondly the windows were cleaned using AG fast glass

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Then they were clayed and we're surprisingly clean, I've seen a lot worse on car windows that are only a year old!

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Then on to the AG window polish which was allowed to cure for around 15 minutes and buffed off

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Finally two coats of Poorboys world paste wax which in all fairness having been using a lot more expensive products is excellent, just to finish off and get them shiny!

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So there we have it, how I spend my bank holiday Monday's while it's pouring down.

Waxed so it's now like... Glass ;)

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4. Something I think really sets off the rear end of the mk2 which my car didn't have... Now fitted

'Scirocco' script decal

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I did plan on claying the full car and giving it a mop today but I've ran out of detailing tape so will have to wait for that!

Anyway next up will be removing individual pieces of bodykit to check/ clean and protect behind.

A quick pic of my daily that was at a show yesterday beading while I wait for the wax to cure on the rocco.

Yes it's a vauxhall shame on me :(

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Re: Show & Shine

Postby mark1gls » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:04 pm

:good:
Alot of care gone into cleaning the glass, I normally just use the wipers... :-D
I bet this is going to be a very clean and tidy car when you have finished with it, keep us updated.


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Re: Show & Shine

Postby connorj19 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:47 am

From the above pictures looks like you pay attention to detail, makes the car stand out from the crowd. Looking forward to seeing this once machine polished!



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Re: Show & Shine

Postby Chris M GT » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:35 pm

mark1gls wrote::good:
Alot of care gone into cleaning the glass, I normally just use the wipers... :-D
I bet this is going to be a very clean and tidy car when you have finished with it, keep us updated.


Thanks for the comments mate really appreciate it :)

I will do but so much to do so little time it seems recently! :( ha ha



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Re: Show & Shine

Postby Chris M GT » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:36 pm

connorj19 wrote:From the above pictures looks like you pay attention to detail, makes the car stand out from the crowd. Looking forward to seeing this once machine polished!


Thanks mate :)

I do beleive it's the small details that make a car what it is!

I've got a lot of NOS parts to fit already so will keep updating as I progress...



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Re: Show & Shine

Postby SYNCRO » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:15 pm

Looking most excellent there :)


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Re: Show & Shine

Postby Chris M GT » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:20 pm

SYNCRO wrote:Looking most excellent there :)


Thanks for the comment mate :) this is just the beginning! Ha ha



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Re: Show & Shine

Postby Chris M GT » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:13 pm

So I've been cracking on with removing the bodykit and I'm pleased to say so far it's immaculate underneath with no nasty surprises!

Anyway next little updates:

5. A bit of a mundane chore today. I removed the old original plates which had been screwed on into the body with steel screws and rusted the holes.

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So I ground away all the rust back to the clean metal...

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Applied some rust treatment to ensure the metal was good before applying primer and paint. Obviously it's behind the number plate so it won't be seen. I've only done this to ensure the car is properly protected. I also filled in the 4 original holes which are the ones surrounded with black putty using black silicone to make sure there are no water leaks and it finished up looking like this after a polish and wax.

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I cleaned and refitted the number plate plinth this time using stainless steel screws.

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And all this to allow me to fit my heckblende...

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Got loads of parts to go on it's just finding the time to fit them and update!

Thanks for looking!



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Re: Show & Shine

Postby mark1gls » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:45 pm

I did not think the rear number plate holder was attached to the car like that with screws? Is there not 4 bits of plastic which goes through the 4 original holes and the attached on the inside of the boot?
No 27 in the link.
I've not ever took one off so I may be wrong.....
http://www.partsbase.org/vw/scirocco-sc ... ustration/


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Chris M GT
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Re: Show & Shine

Postby Chris M GT » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:11 pm

mark1gls wrote:I did not think the rear number plate holder was attached to the car like that with screws? Is there not 4 bits of plastic which goes through the 4 original holes and the attached on the inside of the boot?
No 27 in the link.
I've not ever took one off so I may be wrong.....
http://www.partsbase.org/vw/scirocco-sc ... ustration/


That's correct mate :) I've only put those screws back in where the old plate was as I didn't want to leave two bare holes in the back of the car. With me fitting the heckblende it sits off that panel you see.

Chris



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Re: Show & Shine

Postby mark1gls » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:47 pm

Strange some one drilling 2 holes in the car as its always a good place for rust to start unless it's painted, which you have done. Top work fella. :ok:


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Re: Show & Shine

Postby G Beats » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:04 am

Love what are doing here looks real good.


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