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Rolty's A3 1.8 Turbo build thread

ROLTYA3TURBO Jun 21, 2009

  1. SixDegrees

    SixDegrees Member

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    What paint did you use? Your thoughts on it; good, easy to use, worth the money, etc? Thinking of doing mine as the car is all black and could od with a subtle splash og colour

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  2. ROLTYA3TURBO

    ROLTYA3TURBO essex boy :)

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    Search for the thread I made called 'painting engine cover' it was a writeup I done while painting mine.
    There's a local car paint shop I went to to get the azure blue mixed up,the primers and clearcoat I bought where from halfords.easy to use,pretty cheap and readily available :).what colour are you gonna do yours?
     
  3. SixDegrees

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    Sorry, meant to say brake calipers. But I'll also check out the cover thread as I might do a wee bit colour inside the engine bay.

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  4. ROLTYA3TURBO

    ROLTYA3TURBO essex boy :)

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    ohhhhhh lol.i used normal hammerite out of the tin with a brush :) cleaned the calipers up with brake cleaner/degreaser wire brush and sandpaper then just brushed it on,1 coat then left to dry,2nd coated when dry and there fine :).just lucky hammerite make a similar colour paint as my car:yahoo:
     
  5. Spec

    Spec Currently just a Clio owner :(

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    nice this is.
     
  6. ROLTYA3TURBO

    ROLTYA3TURBO essex boy :)

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    well after a few weeks of having the kw 40mm kit on,it's bedded in nicely!only thing that had been bothering me was the gap in between the front wheel and arch,seemed a little too high still,took a good look round and made a few phone calls to kw,and turns out me and my old man had put the springs around the wrong way which is what i thought at the time but my dad werent having it!but anyways it's no biggy,just gotta take it all apart and swap them around!cheers dad:banghead: so that's a job for the weekend!
    also i have been having some temperature issues,as in the temp gauge was showing 65-70 while running then if sitting still would get really hot,so i've got a new temp sender and thermostat and 2 bottles of g12 coolant.got both the stat and sender as i thought might aswell renew the lot and make sure rather than running backwards n forwards for parts.so gonna flush the coolant system and renew the coolant at the same time.so i've got some bits to keep me busy this weekend :lmfao:
     

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