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Re: My R3

Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:08 am

Car looks fantastic Marc :thumleft:
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Re: My R3

Post by nightfire10 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:45 am

Mpv2k3 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:07 am

After discovering that i had two buckelled wheels i decided that it would be more cost effective to get my original R3 wheels refurbished and powder coated as they where in a state.

I was planning to get the closest to the original colour as possible but, whilst chatting to the manager I mentioned that there was another colour I had considered......I was then handed pads containing different shades of colours which only made my decision even harder to make.

And to top it off, I was thinking of a satin/matte finish and all the samples were only in gloss so I couldn't imagine how they would look. :shock:


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I was back and forth with choosing a close original colour or the new colour and in the end I took the gamble. I then had a few restless nights stressing over the choice I made and hoping that they would be okay [-o<

I collected the wheels today and i treated them to a new set of Rainsports3 while I was at it.

The wheels are different and maybe not everyone's cup of tea but, they have grown on me and look different depending on the lighting.

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Looks nice ,where did you get the rainsports from and cost as i'm looking for some .
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Re: My R3

Post by Ainmhidh » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:00 pm

Also, where did you get the refurb done - I assume you'd recommend them?
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Re: My R3

Post by Mpv2k3 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:31 pm

nightfire10 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:45 am
Mpv2k3 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:07 am

After discovering that i had two buckelled wheels i decided that it would be more cost effective to get my original R3 wheels refurbished and powder coated as they where in a state.

I was planning to get the closest to the original colour as possible but, whilst chatting to the manager I mentioned that there was another colour I had considered......I was then handed pads containing different shades of colours which only made my decision even harder to make.

And to top it off, I was thinking of a satin/matte finish and all the samples were only in gloss so I couldn't imagine how they would look. :shock:


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I was back and forth with choosing a close original colour or the new colour and in the end I took the gamble. I then had a few restless nights stressing over the choice I made and hoping that they would be okay [-o<

I collected the wheels today and i treated them to a new set of Rainsports3 while I was at it.

The wheels are different and maybe not everyone's cup of tea but, they have grown on me and look different depending on the lighting.

20200807_161406.jpg
20200820_131340.jpg
20200820_131351.jpg
20200820_135532.jpg
20200820_225504.jpg
Looks nice ,where did you get the rainsports from and cost as i'm looking for some .
Thanks!

I got the Rainsports3 from www.mytyres.co.uk and the price for 4 tyres delivered came in at £495. They now have a 5% off summer sale on until 24th August (code RDUKSSK20) :thumright:

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Re: My R3

Post by Mpv2k3 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:49 pm

Ainmhidh wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:00 pm
Also, where did you get the refurb done - I assume you'd recommend them?
It's the first time I've ever had wheels done myself and was with https://diamondcutawc.co.uk/ They are running a 25%-30% off deal until the end of August for standard colours as advertise on their FB page.

I was kept updated throughout the process and advised of any issues e.g two of the wheels were discovered as being heavily corroded once stripped and being prepped and whether I'd like them treated. They weren't pushy and dealt with any issues I had. Only small issue was that they quote excluding VAT so don't get caught out on extras :thumleft:


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Re: My R3

Post by nightfire10 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:14 pm

Mpv2k3 wrote:
nightfire10 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:45 am
Mpv2k3 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:07 am

After discovering that i had two buckelled wheels i decided that it would be more cost effective to get my original R3 wheels refurbished and powder coated as they where in a state.

I was planning to get the closest to the original colour as possible but, whilst chatting to the manager I mentioned that there was another colour I had considered......I was then handed pads containing different shades of colours which only made my decision even harder to make.

And to top it off, I was thinking of a satin/matte finish and all the samples were only in gloss so I couldn't imagine how they would look. :shock:


received_584103479134445.jpeg


I was back and forth with choosing a close original colour or the new colour and in the end I took the gamble. I then had a few restless nights stressing over the choice I made and hoping that they would be okay [-o<

I collected the wheels today and i treated them to a new set of Rainsports3 while I was at it.

The wheels are different and maybe not everyone's cup of tea but, they have grown on me and look different depending on the lighting.

20200807_161406.jpg
20200820_131340.jpg
20200820_131351.jpg
20200820_135532.jpg
20200820_225504.jpg
Looks nice ,where did you get the rainsports from and cost as i'm looking for some .
Thanks!

I got the Rainsports3 from www.mytyres.co.uk and the price for 4 tyres delivered came in at £495. They now have a 5% off summer sale on until 24th August (code RDUKSSK20) :thumright:

Thanks for the link and code £394
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To do install sohn tank bracket made but still need to get time to install,caliper painting :thumright:
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Re: My R3

Post by brix79 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:44 pm

Your car is looking great Marc, the wheels defintely give it a Spirit R vibe I think. 8)
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Re: My R3

Post by GordonT » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:46 am

Hi. Does anyone know the original colour (code) for R3 anthracite wheels?

I’ve tried searching the forum but can’t find anything. Mind you, after seeing Marc’s beautiful bronze wheels - well, that got me thinking!

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Post by Mpv2k3 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:58 am

I dont believe there is a precise colour code for the original R3 alloys as many have looked before and often just find a close match
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Re: My R3

Post by Mpv2k3 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:05 am

When I was getting my wheels done we tried looking for the closest match. This was what we found and I was stuck between this or the bronze colour i chose. :thumleft:
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Re: My R3

Post by Mpv2k3 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:32 pm

Just keeping the thread alive....

Nothing really to update apart from ac tension pulley decided to work its self apart :shock:


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Re: My R3

Post by warpc0il » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:18 pm

That's novel :shock:

Was the belt too tight?
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Post by Mpv2k3 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:36 pm

Nope, I wouldnt say it was too tight and was originally fitted by a shop with experience and definitely not me lol.

I guess its just one of those things.
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