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Hi fellas, some of you have been asking how the new ride is going, so here's a snippet of my thread from RS246 (damn its a slow forum!!) - hope you like ;-)

Ok guys bank holiday update for you. Finally after picking the car up in March, I'm some where near happy with it! I spent hours in the garage correcting the paint and I think the results speak for themselves. There are still a few minor marks here and there, due to me only being a amature at correcting and not having a depth gauge, so these will be corrected over time.

I can't recommend using a rotary enough, the ability to correct the worst of defects is cut in half and with sensible use there's just no competition.

The paint was like this all over!



Then after correction -







It's worth noting that none of the above has any polish, sealer or wax applied at this stage.

Had to remove some nasty rubber number plate adhesive here -





So once the paint was sorted, after Megs 2 step process (white polish dust was removed!), polish, 2 coats of Poorboys sealer and 2 coats of DoDo purple haze applied by hand. I moved on to the engine bay and APC'd, detail brushed washed and dressed, this took a good 3-4 hours, i'll be getting the metal polish on detail bits shortly.

Got some red vinyl for my carbon cover as it's begun to peel after a good buffing!



Finally I had the wheels off and did the same with the arches and suspension. The worst bit was the liners, these were brushed with a stiff brush to bring up the fibers, then APC'd, left to soak, jet washed, wiped down (repeated the process again) then dressed and finished then finally finished up painting up the rear hubs and disk edges with smooth silver hammerite.



Some of you may have noticed i've not mentioned much about the rims, well there's a reason for that, they are most certainly the worst part of the car, someones deffo used them to find their way home a couple of times and they have been badly smart repaired - they've got almost no shine are dull and full of brush marks. So, on Wednesday they are off to the Wheel Specialist for a complete strip down and powdercoat, i'm a little unsure if to add something in to the mix here, but I most certainly wont be going dark, it's far too much on a black car with black optics. A touch of extra metal flake maybe, we'll have to see. When they go back on i've also got a set of spacers ready and waiting.

And this my friends is where she stands at the moment. It's been a busy weekend with the family so I've only had chance to sort a couple of pics, but when I get more time (and the refurb'd rims are back on) I'll get some proper shots up.

I took this at Cars In The Park at Newby Hall yesterday - after cringing at the state of my wheels! Mixing it up with some exotica ;-) Thanks for looking!

 

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Great write up Jay and glad to see a post about this car think we've all been looking forward to see it. It really looks like all the hard work has paid off, that final picture is stunning the car looks absolutely amazing.
How are you enjoying driving it?

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Errrr.... W00000t ?!?!?!

I know I'm not around much, but is this a wind up ? JAY ?!? You've joined the DARK SIDE !!!


It's a lie, there isn't any more power there…
 

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Lovely good move up the car ladder

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Errrr.... W00000t ?!?!?!

I know I'm not around much, but is this a wind up ? JAY ?!? You've joined the DARK SIDE !!!


It's a lie, there isn't any more power there…
Dude it had to happen, I'd grown out of the R, it just wasn't doing it for me. It was a Turbo or a minted RS4 and the latter was just far more appealing.

I hate to say it, but stepping out of this at a client's with a suit on just has far more status.

Plus it wipes the floor with the R in every department.

I'm still about though ;-)
 

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Great write up Jay and glad to see a post about this car think we've all been looking forward to see it. It really looks like all the hard work has paid off, that final picture is stunning the car looks absolutely amazing.
How are you enjoying driving it?

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Thanks for all the comments guys. Ben, I absolutely love it, so much power and torque, that engine is a masterpiece.

Lovely to just burble about in or open up the taps and its ballistic.

Can't wait until I pick it up from the Wheel Specialist on Thursday!
 

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Awesome car mate. It's what I would like to grow into one day.

Can you comment on running costs please. I know it's not cheap, but I would like a good idea. Mpg info too please.
 

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Thanks James, I don't use it as a daily and I have just been fuelling it when it needs it, but from what i've noted, around town its no worse than the R - 20-24mpg. On a run I've managed 24-6mpg.

Mpg on motorway cruising seems low as at 80/90 mph in 6th its revving at around 3k, it feels like it would benefit from a 7th gear. I guess its designed like that because the pickup at that speed is immense without even dropping into 5th.
 

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Looks stunning pal.................how many hours did it take you too get it like that?

Always thought you would go FI tbh
 

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That is simply stunning. Amazing car and fantastic work on the paint. I love rs4's, some day when I get this house built and this wedding over me lol.
 

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That is simply stunning. Amazing car and fantastic work on the paint. I love rs4's, some day when I get this house built and this wedding over me lol.
Ah dude sounds like you have your hands full!! :-D.

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Looks stunning pal.................how many hours did it take you too get it like that?

Always thought you would go FI tbh
Had to go buddy. I was offered the sort of money for the R that I couldn't refuse, as you know I didn't even need to advertise it!

If I hadn't of sold it I would have regretted it. Not looked back since ;-)
 

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That is simply stunning. Amazing car and fantastic work on the paint. I love rs4's, some day when I get this house built and this wedding over me lol.
Thanks buddy. Its taken some time but a few things fell into place. Get all your important stuff out the way first then you'll make it happen ;-)
 

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A little update to my thread guys -

This is only part of a thread I have running on 246, for those that don't know, I've not long had it back from having the whole front painted, wings, bonnet and bumper.

I've had the car back from the paint Shop a good month now, the paint seems to have settled nicely now. I still think there's some additional shine I can get from it, but this'll come with time and polishing. Overall I'm over the moon with the finish, they did a fantastic job, no masking lines anywhere or over spray, which I obviously expect, but you never know and most importantly no reactions, although I suspect if that any would have been flatted out.

Couple refection shots:





Bonnet is absolutely floorless, must be a nightmare with such a large surface but its now a joy to clean and polish, very satisfying indeed.

Fully LED'd up now, fogs, sides and driving lights, no errors up front but the rear numberplate ones are shite and throw an error, so need replacing:



Revolution intake now installed with a layer of Gold heat shield applied from Demon Tweaks, however the sound is whats special, holy moly it sounds better than a CSL for sure. I bet it sounds absolutely deathly combined with a stainless exhaust. I also had to do a couple slight resin repairs to some hairline cracks on the tight corners of the moulding, but they've gone now - I used some leftover Carbon Mods resin I've got from a kit, very useful stuff.



Finally, I was at my office taking some pics over the weekend and as night fell, I saw an opportunity - however I didn't notice the Shell billboard until I'd finished, a nice little coincidence I thought. I've got another angle too, but it's being a bit stubborn to upload for some reason, I'll have a fiddle later.



Thanks for looking.
 

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Looks sooo sweet that does. Good work mate.
 
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