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Old 21-11-2009   #1
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Hey guys

i've been around these parts for a long time now, usually getting info on my Uno Turbo.
However i've just come across a Coupe 16vt and jumped in at the deep end!
Always wanted one and finally the right one came along.
I collect her on tuesday so will get pics up then.

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1995 Giallo Coupe
48,000miles
Full Dealer History
1 owner

Pics to come
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picked her up last night and love it!
didnt take many pics, i was too busy driving!
the big clean and polish takes place this week.

How i need to get the interior once i clean it up:
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Is that the interior? I would not have expected that! It looks like some kids colouring in book!
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it isnt the interior at the mo, it's a left hand drive Steve!
I'd like to text it out though and see what it is like in the flesh, may as well too cos the plastic has gone all crappy as per usual
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What is a clay bar?
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What is a clay bar?
check out the car care section. loads of cleaning advice there

clay bar is



The car looks in mint condtion. I bet youre really please with it
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as some of you are aware the coupe (and a lot of older Italian cars) suffer from the plastic going all sticky over time.
Well after many complaints from the missus over the last few days about having black fingers i thought it best to get this little dilemma sorted.
I'll post pics up tomorrow of the whole process.

What the centre console looked like before getting all the sticky plastic off:




The whole console needed to be removed ready to paint afterwards:


The out edges loosened so that all the sticky plastic could be removed:


The air vents were the test piece:




These came up really well and are now ready for priming and spraying a nice gloss black:


These switches were next on the hitlist and are removed and dismantled:


As my car sits at the moment:




and the thing that helped do all this magic:


Now they are all ready to be sprayed.
I'll post some pics up when i get them done.
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can you please use the forum hosting. Most of your pictures do not work hence why we dont want people using external hosting!
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ok got told off for hosting out of FF so thought i had better do it correctly.
A few pics from recent time:

Dash after being sprayed


Plate going to be fitted:


I got a puddle light!


seen as though it didnt show from earlier in the post:


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Had tints applied over the weekend.
I think it has made a huge difference to the car, keeps it a lot cooler in the NZ sun too!

Here is before:


After:


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Thinking of putting on some Stilo claws, anyone seen this done?
be keen to see some pics/hear opinions....
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mate that is just brilliant. nice work. if i may , please laquer the console. it will help protect the colour. can't wait for more pictures. nice job. did you fit the tints?
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More pictures pleeeease

She looks stunning m8!!Nice job!!
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some mroe pics for you.

New centre console that i fitted about 3 weeks after having the car:



Arty farty pic:
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Hi Down there!!!

That dash looks amazing. i must get round to doing mine like that 1 day. love it 10/10. you should be proud of that mate
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