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PollyMobiles Rebuild

Loving this thread fantastic work , hope you feel better soon , on a side note just staring to do rust repairs on my sub 100k march manual swapped , this thread is great help thanks a million for the effort you out in 🤙
 
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2022-06-30
barely had enough energy on thurs after recovering from covid, I wet sanded the grey primer all smooth with 600grit

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began with a light dusting of paint

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and then 2 layers of base coat. spraying in this tight cramped garage with the doors still on was very difficult

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2022-07-01
on friday with the base coat dried I laid down 3 layers of clear coat

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after the lacquer dried in few hours, begin removing all the masking covers

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and pushed outside for a better clean & look. the colour match is close enough 😁

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while drying, some water dripped onto the roof and left a mark on the lacquer 😤 just hope I can sand it flat & polish it out 🙈

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Overall to paint both rear 1/4, roof line & A-pillar, it's taken:
2.00L of primer (4 cans)
2.10L of base paint (5 cans)
2.25L of lacquer (5 cans)
 
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had the white wheels refurbed at TES tyres & exhaust in middlesbrough for just £180 :cool:

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soo nice to see them all bright white again, can't wait to fit them soon 😁

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this roll of butyl strip I brought off ebay was slightly stuck to the plastic packaging so peeling it off was abit inconvenient 🙈

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applied the butyl strip to the rear lights, softened with heat gun and pressed into place

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interior was a mess of white dust, so I removed the seats to hoover/brush it all clean

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washed the body & then fitted the new fresh wheels

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ooh she starting to look really nice :cool:
 
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2022-07-06

4 days to go, I began machine buffing the panels with G3 till they're shiny

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just as I was finishing up, I heard the neighbour opposite my garage storm out, flipped the yard door open almost hitting the car!

he said to me & mom 'I dont ever want to see this car here in the back alley! work on car inside the garage"
"hey this is a public back alley and I need space to work on car/clean car etc"
"I dont fckn care! I give you 1 chance, I'm askin you nicely, you have 5mins move your car or we're gonna have a problem! you a noisy"
I was fuming & thought bout caving his stupid face in but I just stared at him in disguist :mad:
he grabs his wheely bin almost scratching my bumper, slams door closed. what a dickhead🖕

this is the first time I've ever encountered this prick, he looked & sounded like Nico from gta4 lol, must've moved in 1-2yr ago.

recently whenever I've been busy grinding the car inside the garage 6-9pm rebuilding the rear arch trying to make the big car show, I see his roof attic window open and he chucks random rubbish on top of my garage & back alley.

friends & family said we should report the idiot to 101 as a note/record of harrassment, in case it escalates.
this just triggers my anxiety of million thoughts and seriously put me off the mood to finish the car 😤

2022-07-08

2 days to go, decided to wrap the roof & sills inside the tight garage with help from family.
measured & peeled the adhesive off the middle section, flipped it over and whilst all 4 corners were kept taught, I slowly pressed the wrap onto the roof from the center outwards using my hand.
but disaster, the uneven pulling & no heating & bubble shaped roof soon created huge crease & bubbles and had to abort 😫

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fck sake, no wrap remaining, ok plan B is to spray it all black instead.
quickly brought lots of black paint & dust sheets from halfords before it closed.

masked off the roof

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starting with a light dust of primer

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followed by 2-3 layers of matt black spray paint using upto 4 cans, it stunk of solvents

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peeled off the tape whilst wet and it all looked fine 😎

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2022-07-09

originally I planned to drive over 3hrs straight to the Gravity car show in Coventry, arrive at 7am, stay till 4pm, drive another 4hrs home 😴 all because the hotels for a single bed 1 night was an insane £150!

but thankfully a club admin told me someone couldn't make it and they had a spare room available for £70 😀 yes please!

so on saturday I convoyed with my good car friends TeamWhiteCustoms down to coventry.
it's been months since kassandra had a good cruise and it was a nice hot sunny day for a cruise. no aircon and a hot black roof didn't help lol.

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gathered with TWC at york

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arrived at the premier inn, I picked a quiet shaded area to clean all the dirt & mess off the car & wheels

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all clean & ready for tomorrows show 😎

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2022-07-10 Gravity Car Show

7am arrived at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on the show'n'shine field. kept myself busy/distracted cleaning the car rather than interact with strangers 🤭

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after cleaning, I began wondering around the show from 8-11am whilst it's calm.
nice to see I wasn't the only micra there 😁

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I even spotted Boris! 😃

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entering 1 of the 4 huge main halls, seeing the amount of shiny glorious exotic cars is jaw dropping 😮

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soo much to see & drool!

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there's even a Koenigsegg Regera 😍

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found the Max puwer reunion stand 😁

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it was a huge show (not as huge as japfest silvestone imo) and a very very hot day too.
but the problem is there was far too many ppl there, no crowd control or security so by 1pm the inside halls were gridlocked with crowds,
absolutely hot/stuffy,
ppl cant see or photograph the cars,
many many show cars were even damaged/scratched/vandelised!
food & drink & ice cream soon ran short, toilets a mess,
it took my friends 3-4hrs just to park up through the traffic jam and then stand in miles of queue to get in :rolleyes:

so overall even though there were lots of interesting cars to see (when quiet) the whole thing was poorly organised, lack of facilities & resources.

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after the Gravity show, I discovered the bodyfilled roof had cracked from the intense heat of sun cooking the black roof and flexing of the chassis 🤦‍♂️

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I may have to chisel all £80 worth of bodyfiller off the roof someday but for now with the last show in Doncaster next weekend I just sealed the gap with ducktape 😅

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the 4yr old clutch cable has been feeling really sticky recently, even after lubing it, guess the teflon lining has worn out

ordered a new cable from work for £24

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swapped over all the reinforcement bits

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now it feels much smoother & less friction

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2022-07-22 Wooden Boot Floor & Subwoofer Mounting

got some OSB wood to make a rigid boot floor to bolt the subwoofer onto. marked a template of the boot carpet

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cut to fit the boot

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to fasten the subwoofer to the floor (and get rid of the straps) I printed these mounting blocks

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screwed to the sides of the sub box

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used a pointy bolt to mark where to drill the bolt holes on the wooden board and insert riv-nuts

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bolted the sub onto the new wood floor

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glued the carpet onto the wood floor & cut around the bolt holes

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quickly sprayed it black & installed the floor/sub in the boot

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reorganising the wiring

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all neat & secure :cool:

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before the doncaster autoshow, removed the wheels to clean

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sprayed with autoglym magma cleaner

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wheels all sparkly

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car jet washed & wiped dry ready for the show (y)

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little small addition 🤭

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2022-07-24 Doncaster Autoshow

6am gathered with Teamwhitecustoms in york to convoy down to Doncaster

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it was a good show at doncaster with lots of cars to wonder around and some drift/stunt action to watch. mostly dry but rained later

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to my surprise, I found out I'd won an award for "spirit of the show" 😮😃🥰
yayyy really chuffed 🙌

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we all had a photo together before heading home 📸

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