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Old 23-06-2011   #16
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"Military Vehicle Paint"

you know with a name like that it will be AWESOME

Nato Green by any chance?
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I blurred the colour name on purpose it's not NATO green
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Old 23-06-2011   #18
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by the looks it wouldnt have mattered.

ive just had to try and Photoshop the image just to read the rest of the label

one of these??

Please be Battleship Grey or Dessert Sand

i'd have blurred the rest of the labek.. im hunting this down... haha..


i have to much free time
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Oooooooh desert sand, good call. I might have to get some of that if this doesn't work out!

Anyway I've decided that just because I feel so sorry for you I'll tell you!







it is....

















drum roll
















keep scrolling



















nearly there



















Satin bronze green (anti-climax)!

What does that look like?

I have no idea i just thought it sounded cool. The paint I have for the wheels is bronze so there is a bronzey kinda theme going on, but it may well look poo! We will have to see. I must admit I was slightly influenced by the fact that the V5 (which come to think of it I don't even have yet) says it's green.
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Satin Bronze Green!!! I swear that the label says under where you blurred it said Satin!

so thats this sort of color;



should look good and with bronze alloys
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Boring general maintenance

New discs, pads, front ARB droplinks and lower control arms sorted!

Getting a mate to fit it because I have no garage here and I dont fancy doing it while lying in the street! I'm going to change the oil and get all new filters for it this weekend so I'll be good to go for a while.

Also I spotted a boost leak next to the intercooler which just involved adjusting a jubilee clip. That might affect performance a bit, I'll have to keep an eye on that pipe.

I can't wait to get my garage, we've been sorting the mortgage for ages and it's really starting to drag. Just when we think we're a the end of the chain something hits the fan.

Anyway enough of this drivel

I'll try and get some pics this weekend.
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This is gunna be so cool once its painted I cant wait
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You may have to fit small spacers on the rear wheels to clear the inner body, i was running early coupe wheels on mine and it went round corners much better.
You can bend a section on the inner arch out of the way too so its not a biggie.
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Safeway dental floss??

How long have you had that?
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The colour is horrid, actually I've always hated all Multiplas so it was an interesting choice
LOL!!!

Ill be keeping an eye on this :P
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You may have to fit small spacers on the rear wheels to clear the inner body, i was running early coupe wheels on mine and it went round corners much better.
You can bend a section on the inner arch out of the way too so its not a biggie.
Thanks for this post, I didn't think I'd have any clearance issues because the arches are so huge but I didn't think of the offset tbh. If they do foul on anything I'll just bash it with a a large hammer until they fit! I'd love to get some huge spacers, I've been bidding on some but the proper hubcentric jobbies go for silly money so they'll have to wait.

What I am having trouble with right now are the wheel bolts.

The coupe wheels are much thicker and require longer bolts so I'm waiting for some in the post from a mate of mine (he's probably on this site come to think of it). Hopefully the new bolts which are on the way will be long enough to fit the wheels securely and also short enough to not damage the brakes.

Anyway, I took a few snaps this weekend while i was attempting to refurb the wheels. To be quite frank they look absolutely poo, I didn't attempt to fill any imperfections, I just took most of the old paint off and then sprayed them. Kind of a "that'll do" refurb to get them on the car. Much worse in person than in the pics!

I started with nitromors



then i sanded them for an entire afternoon (fml)



the next day I rigged up some newspaper and masking tape. My missus called this a maskterpiece - so I slapped her.



primer



horrible "ford aztec bronze"



I was well disappointed when i discovered that "aztec bronze" actually means coppery-goldey-orange-and-not-at-all-bronze.

So I hopped in the car and went down to hellfrauds and picked up some errrr I forget what this one was, it had bronze in the name too but was more brown than orange. I sprayed over the existing aztec bronze and it came out quite an interesting dark metallic reddish mahoganyish bronzey copper. Because I didnt buy much of it it is still mostly that shocking aztec bronze, giving an almost pearlescent effect - mmmm disgusting!



I still dont like it but it'll do for now! I was hoping for a proper browney bronze

I think the fact that it is a disgusting colour kind of suits the car. I reckon they'll look great once they're filthy and a bit more curbed. well maybe not great but at least better than they will when they're clean and on a turquoise car!
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Safeway dental floss??

How long have you had that?
haha missed this, yeah its my travel floss which lives in my overnight bag and never gets used! I bought it in the US where Safeway is still going strong!

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haha missed this, yeah its my travel floss which lives in my overnight bag and never gets used! I bought it in the US where Safeway is still going strong!

I assure you my dental hygiene is impeccable
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This thread is killing me! Please keep up the comedy refurb. Lol, I believe the expression is!
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keep on going u may inspire me and teach people to do some wacky stuff to there multi bugs like the wheels where did u find them
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