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Post by qwakers » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:13 pm

so its time my other car had its own project thread...


picked my new car up today. a 2013 astra j 1.7 with stop start (allegedly, not seen any evidence of SS yet... only driven it 100 yds though!)

got the tools out this evening as i wanted to see how bad the metal under the skin was going to be.

good news, all ok!
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just need to cut a sill section out of a scrapper and off we go!

i think the sill and lower rear quarter panel are the same on the hatch and estate, the sill is the same partnumber anyway... so as there are 5 in a scrapyard near me, i might wander over with the cutout section and a grinder on sunday....
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Re: Meet the DisAstra

Post by qwakers » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:15 pm

door’s mullered, though!
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Re: 2013 astra j crash repair.

Post by warpc0il » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:42 pm

qwakers wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:13 pm
astra j 1.7 with stop start (allegedly, not seen any evidence of SS yet... only driven it 100 yds though!)
Looks like someone Stopped when they should have Started , or maybe Started when they should have Stopped #-o
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door’s mullered, though!
Well, we already knew that much :roll: :D
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Post by qwakers » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:53 pm

amusingly ive got the ‘incident report’

it seems a copy was accidentally left in the fleet folder, im fairly sure it was accidental, as it has ‘confidential’ written everywhere :lol:

it seems it was reversed into by a fire engine.

no huge surprise there, if a little ironic...
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Post by warpc0il » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:04 am

Picture the scene...

Fireman Sam: "I hate that bloody Astra, can't we get something else?"
SO Steele: "No Son, it's still got a couple of years on the lease"
Fireman Sam: "I've got an idea.... "

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Post by qwakers » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:22 pm

glassing up the front bumper where the emergency lights where removed.
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Post by qwakers » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:20 pm

just decided to do some insurance checking whilst i was waiting for fibreglass to cure,


i have the laguna the rx8 and my house insured with axa, as its nice and cheap for home insurance, and every car gets 25% discount because of the home insurance, plus another 25% on the second car policy due to the multicar discount, which makes my total bill some 300 cheaper than insuring separately with the cheapest providers on compare the market. sometime it doesn't pay to shop around! :)

anyway the point of this is... cost of changing the insurance for the laguna over to the astra is a whopping...

£2.30

i can live with that :D
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Post by qwakers » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:09 pm

ready for paint...
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Post by qwakers » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:13 pm

thread renamed. well i thought it was funny :D
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Post by warpc0il » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:27 pm

That's what the Special Forces call some of the kit from these guys
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Post by Vj4sothername » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:40 pm

You painting it your self?
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Post by qwakers » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:54 pm

yarp :D have the kit to paint 2k safely now :D

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Post by Honkytonk » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:06 pm

Subbed for title. 11/10
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:10 pm

About the cost of the respray of my car James :shock:
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Post by qwakers » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:10 pm

:) sorry nige, ive done velocity red and it was a arse, yours will be worse, so ill pass :o
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Post by Vj4sothername » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:11 pm

qwakers wrote:yarp :D have the kit to paint 2k safely now :D
How much for a door and wing with a wanna be apprentice?
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:13 pm

Glad someone realises this James =D>

Look forward to seeing the Astra at some point :thumleft:
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Post by qwakers » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:14 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
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qwakers wrote:yarp :D have the kit to paint 2k safely now :D
How much for a door and wing with a wanna be apprentice?


if you wanna come all the way down from oxford, ill happily bodge with you for a couple of days :D just bring the paint and ill do it for nowt!

(and time it for when i have the entire weekend off... and bring a mask, as i only have 1!
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Post by qwakers » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:16 pm

GreySilver Beast wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:13 pm
Glad someone realises this James =D>

Look forward to seeing the Astra at some point :thumleft:
any one who has painted at any level of competence knows how much of a pain mica can be, not because of the colour match, but because it changes colour slightly if you paint from left to right, diagonally or up and down, so the final coat has to be painted in the same direction they did it in the factory....

and i doubt anyone at toyota knows so how could a idiot like me :D

plus darker mica's are worse!
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Post by warpc0il » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:23 pm

Even slight changes in the humidity level can change the way that mica goes down.

Spray in a booth with the door open and one end of the car will be different to the other #-o
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:30 pm

Jay had to respray the bodykit parts again because the match wasn't there :(

Same thing happened when the rear corner of the bumper was resprayed when the car was being Detailed last Summer :!:

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Post by qwakers » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:51 pm

bought a new toy too. i'm done with cheap da sanders...

https://makitauk.com/product/dbo180z.html

be useful when (if) i get round to painting the lorry, too.

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:13 pm

Nice toy and made your Topic a sticky for now James :thumleft:
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Post by nightfire10 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:28 am

GreySilver Beast wrote:Nice toy and made your Topic a sticky for now James :thumleft:
Making it a sticky may help the paint to stick eh nige!

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Post by qwakers » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:03 pm

i love 2k paint. dont know why i struggled along with 1k all these years.
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