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Old 11-06-2009   #1
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Hi FF.

I've been on this forum for about a month now, but hardly no progress has been made. I'm making this progress thread so everyone can see my beloved punto, and also to give me motivation to complete goals and lists i have to complete my punto.

I'm now 18 years old, i get 1 years ncb in july, and previously had a saxo before this. The saxo was quite reliable for a few months, but then everything when wrong with it. Eventually, about 5 weeks ago i had a crash. The other driver pulled out of a junction, luckily for me he stayed and took insurance details because he could have easily drove off and left me there.

The old Saxo:





He admitted full liability, thank God because usually people try to get out of it. So then when i got my cash, off i toodled to find a new car. Along came a punto on Autotrader, it looked lush, and i travelled 20 miles to have a look.

I loved what i had seen:

Dark blue
2000 reg
36k miles
Full fiat service history, just had a recent service
12 months MOT
2 keys
6 months tax

But there was a slight problem with the paintwork . Even though the slightly bad paintwork, i thought, 'what the hell, might aswell buy it, hardly any miles.' The bad paintwork consisted of and black primered front wing, small dent in passenger door, and some scratches. And there is also a dent in the boot .

I thought to myself for a few mins, because i needed a car ASAP because i have a part time driving job. I decided to leave a 200 deposit then come back a week later with the other 650. Quite a cheap car in my opinion, payed 850 altogether .

'The bad paintwork is on the passenger side. I'll get some pics of that soon.'


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I have many plans for the punto, i will tick each thing off when i have it.

My plans include:

Exterior:

colour coded front and rear bumper
colour coded wing
boot dent pulled out
passenger door dent pulled out
tinted windows
alloys
gloss black bump strips and door handles
mk2b rear lights or tinted black lights, hmmmm
minor spray to remove scratch imperfection.

Interior:

speedo with rev counter lol
electric windows
remote central locking

ICE and Security:

diamond sub
diamond front comps
alpine 2 channel
alpine mono or 2 channel
maybe a second diamond sub
stealth boot floor
fibre glass sub box
sead deadening
some sort of alarm

Performance related:

lowered about 40mm all round
focus induction kit
full sports exhaust system or back box.
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Hi 1PuntoCarl2's.... welcome to The Fiat Forum, enjoy you car and your stay here, you will find it a whole different site to SaxP!

TBH no driver should ever claim to be responsible for an accident, leave the blame to the Insurance companies that is one reason you have them there for, to look after you. They take a VERY dim view if you accept liability!

That can cost them big style... just exchange details and information, I'm sure you would have got his registration number if he had driven off.
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a few days ago i bought some colour coded front and rear bumped with a colour coded wing...

i have so far today managed to get the wing and rear bumper on, and going to try out with the front tomorow.

the colour on the wing and bumper looks similar to paintwork of the car, but it is still noticable different.

why is this? if i buff up my car with a good clean, wax and polish will it look as thought they're the same colours.

i'll get pics up tomorow.

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sounds like a good plan, lets see these pics of the nasty paint.
and the new parts!
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a few days ago i bought some colour coded front and rear bumped with a colour coded wing...

i have so far today managed to get the wing and rear bumper on, and going to try out with the front tomorow.

the colour on the wing and bumper looks similar to paintwork of the car, but it is still noticable different.

why is this? if i buff up my car with a good clean, wax and polish will it look as thought they're the same colours.

i'll get pics up tomorow.

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Paint fades at different rates due to sun exposure, washing habits... you name it. Might be OK after a good paint cutting session but I tried that on a red Stilo and the results were... ****e...!
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sounds like it needs machine polishing tbh...
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Where are these pictures then?
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lol sorry about the lack of pictures, had a lot on at the moment.

tomorow, i'm going to finally finish fitting the new front bumper, and then give the car a good clean inside and out as at the moments its disgusting lol.

also, i dont suppose anyone knows some1 selling a decent amp that powers 400-500 wrms at 2 ohms aswell? i need an amp for my sub

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Hi FF, sorry about the lack of pictures, to but it simple, i've been a bit of a lazy **** lately and i've had alot of stuff to do...

stuff to do with the insurance claim/work/ebay deliveries and so on... lol

anyways, here some pics of the bumpers and wing put on.

i love this pic, i dont know why i just love it lol.



with the wing on.



rear bumper on. it looks a slight different colour when you see it in person.



what do you think?
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this is the bad scratches/paintwork i was on about. along with the dents.









and another pic of the front bumper

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Looking good mate, 100% improvement

What other plans you got for her, other than sorting out the dents/ scratches? You might be able to machines polish some of them out.

You also need to clean it, very dirty!

I need some CC bumpers
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yh i do like the car alot more now.

i was supposed to clean her a few days ago, but never go round to it, i got another day off work tomorow so im gna get the missus to help me clean it lol.

im also gna be borrowing a machine polisher off my mate, her dad wont let me use his pads though, so i need to buy some of them, does any1 recommend any places i could get some from?

my plans are higher up on the page :P.
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Re: 1PuntoCarl2's Progress thread!

wont let me post the list above, so i'll do another 1 here.

I have many plans for the punto, i will show with 'DONE' when each thing is obviously done.

My plans include:

Exterior:

colour coded front and rear bumper DONE
colour coded wing DONE
boot dent pulled out
passenger door dent pulled out
tinted windows
alloys
gloss black bump strips and door handles
mk2b rear lights or tinted black lights, hmmmm
minor spray to remove scratch imperfection.


Interior:

speedo with rev counter lol
electric windows
remote central locking

ICE and Security:

diamond sub DONE
diamond front speakers DONE
alpine 2 channel DONE
jbl gto 7001 mono DONE
stealth boot floor
fibre glass sub box
sound deadening
some sort of alarm

Performance related:

lowered about 40mm all round
focus induction kit
full sports exhaust system or back box.
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