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I almost forgot SirHenri has this on his Biturbo https://www.r32oc.com...ardo-italy.html :hello:
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One thing I learned about modifying/tuning cars....it NEVER actually ends!!! :D I'm sure most of you out there...will agree? You either keep going with your current mode of transport or start all over again with a new one :rolleyes:

Here are a some of the lil' changes/tweaks I've done along the way....

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Hi folks, just a few recent pics to bring me up to date. Hope you like them? :top:

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Looks great Rich !, about the audio build, you do the inside of the door i.e. behind the glass, not on the glass cover you see when you take the door card off ?

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Looks great Rich !, about the audio build, you do the inside of the door i.e. behind the glass, not on the glass cover you see when you take the door card off ?


Thanks Sam, tbh if your referring to dynamat? I haven't got any on the inside of the door skin...basically cos the front speakers are not amp driven...they're driven from h/unit only. After years of spending copious amounts of £££'s on audio stuff on previous cars...I've tried to keep this one to a minimum and I prefer to listen to the turbo'd V6 sound track! ;) :top:

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Just wanted to continue with my previous thread https://www.r32oc.com...2-vs-zanio.html here.
I am currently on layer 10 of Z5 so I decided to go for a little drive out and put this 'Zaino Z-5 PRO will deliver stunning results that'll turn heads, drop jaws, and solicit envious looks no matter where you go or what you drive. It's that good.' to the test as per quoted here Zaino Z-5 PRO Show Car Polish for Swirl Marks and Fine Scratches ;)

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Then afterwards a layer of Z6......
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I pinched this idea from Paulie https://www.r32oc.com...der-bonnet.html hope you don't mind mate tis very good indeed cheers :top:
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With just under half a bottle of Z5 I might squeeze another 10 more layers if not it's gonna be Z2....:rolleyes:

That's all for now folks....thanks for reading :ciao:
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Wowee - V Nice Rich !!

But m8 - go easy on the polishing.... Look-
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The bonnet has had so much polishing its begining to wear through the metal ! Eeek.


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Thanks Toffs....don't worry fella more layers=more shine + protection ;) :top:
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Hi folks, after 15 layers of Zaino I decided to call it a day! Not the easiest stuff to use if I'm totally honest! Hopefully, the results are worthwhile....but I'll let you folks be the judge of that? I guess 'old habits die hard'...cos I still prefer my carnuba wax as it's simple and straight forward....with NO complicated instructions to follow lol

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15 layers (Z5+Z2 combo) followed by Z6 between coats. A layer of P21s concours wax and Z8 grande finale.

Thanks for reading :top:
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Wow that looks stunning mate. Really really good results. Suprised to hear you have gone back to a wax, have you tried the Zaino Clear-Seal?
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Wow that looks stunning mate. Really really good results. Suprised to hear you have gone back to a wax, have you tried the Zaino Clear-Seal?


Thanks Andrew...I do have a bottle of Z-CS Clear - not tried it yet? I don't regret using Zaino at all....but I decided to apply a final layer of wax which seemed to work really well as mentioned on various sites/forums..?

I haven't given up on Zaino yet...but carnuba wax is imo so much easier to apply and remove...lol :top:
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Hi Rich

Well FIFTEEN LAYERS of Zaino !

Looks the nuts mate what a shine

Did you say that you wanted to do mine ? ,lol
James :)

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Hi Rich

Well FIFTEEN LAYERS of Zaino !

Looks the nuts mate what a shine

Did you say that you wanted to do mine ? ,lol


HaHa James, are you willing to travel up north? Even so it'll be dirty by the time you get home lol

Thanks for the comments :top:
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Ha ha Rich

Up North is uphill ,lol.

My car was dirty , But nice and clean now

Stunning work though .

Happy days !
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Ha ha Rich

Up North is uphill ,lol.

My car was dirty , But nice and clean now

Stunning work though .

Happy days !


Thanks matey! :D
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Thanks Andrew...I do have a bottle of Z-CS Clear - not tried it yet? I don't regret using Zaino at all....but I decided to apply a final layer of wax which seemed to work really well as mentioned on various sites/forums..?

I haven't given up on Zaino yet...but carnuba wax is imo so much easier to apply and remove...lol :top:



Ahhh give the CS a try mate as i got a bottle of Opti-seal which is basically exactly the same and gives a really really nice look and the best bit is you use a tiny bit and its wipe on and walk away with no buffing :) :) :)
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Ahhh give the CS a try mate as i got a bottle of Opti-seal which is basically exactly the same and gives a really really nice look and the best bit is you use a tiny bit and its wipe on and walk away with no buffing :) :) :)


Will do mate, cheers :top:
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Looks fantastic mate. What do you mean by hard to use????

Progress thread >http://http://www.r3...ess-thread.html


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Looks fantastic mate. What do you mean by hard to use????


Thanks Simon, you will find out mate...:laugh: My advice is to follow the instructions to the letter and you should be fine. What I found was, possibly only on darker cars? You sometimes get a shadow after removing the Z2/Z5 polish - even after 12 hrs of curing time! So a lil' spray of Z6 and turning the mf cloth as you wipe sorts it out ;) :top:
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Err Rich.... The first photo got me quite confused...

To be really honest, I thought it was a mirror you were holding up behind you car? I was thinknig you wanted to photo it in the garage and had limited space. After a short while I twigged... Its not a mirror, that is your CAR !

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How am I ever going to be able to look at my car and say its 'clean'... knowing that its possible to make it look like yours !
 0-60: 3.7sec                                            BHP: 450-500                        Torque: 700+ Nm                              Fun: Incalculable
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Err Rich.... The first photo got me quite confused...

To be really honest, I thought it was a mirror you were holding up behind you car? I was thinknig you wanted to photo it in the garage and had limited space. After a short while I twigged... Its not a mirror, that is your CAR !

Wow.



WOW.



How am I ever going to be able to look at my car and say its 'clean'... knowing that its possible to make it look like yours !


LOL thanks Toffs, I will take that as a compliment! :top:
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I preferred it standard... ;)
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I preferred it standard... ;)


Standard=no aftermarket alloys and coilovers....:flute:
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LOL....

What rear wiper arm/blade is that.. i like the look..
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LOL....

What rear wiper arm/blade is that.. i like the look..


Audi Avant will PM you Dave...:top:
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thats nuts, good read, love those big brakes, seen these done before on a forester sti jap import 2006 model mad looking

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thats nuts, good read, love those big brakes, seen these done before on a forester sti jap import 2006 model mad looking


Thanks John :top: I'm guessing your into a bit of jap tuning? It's all good stuff! ;)
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Richard,looking great as ever mate

Hoping to see you soon for a catch up :top:
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Richard,looking great as ever mate

Hoping to see you soon for a catch up :top:


Thanks Aaron hope to see ya at Awesome Gti or Harewood? :top:
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Hi Rich

your car is very nice.

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