What did you do to your van today?

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by gazza31112 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:40 pm

Roguedata wrote:Cracking job on that grille gazza! The hard work def pays off, I want to do the same to mine but also thinking about wrapping it along with the grey front bumper inserts...
Thanks mate, yea quite happy with it, worth all the swearing in the end hahaImageImage

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Roguedata » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:53 pm

I have an indium grey mk4 like you, I think the gloss black really sets it off. Did you spray the colour coded side strips and rear door handle yourself? I want to do this but am thinking off getting a body shop to do it while they do my rear spoiler and side rail cover.

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by gazza31112 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:19 pm

I did it all myself, if I did it again id do it differently, Iv learnt alot about it.... Just too late lol.
The side strips are gloss black, they were quite easy after smoothing them out, place on eBay does rattle can indium grey, and the match is pretty much perfect, £20 for a can and laquer, just used Halfords primer, but soon realised the 1k lacquer is just shit, (Halfords one is even worse) even after 4 coats and left to dry for days you can still mark it with your finger nail, got some two part 2k lacquer off eBay and that was 10x better dries much harder.

My main error was not buffing after the lacquer (still havnt with the spoiler or number plate trim and side rail cover) but honestly if you don't really look hard you would never notice,
Been spraying a few interior bits over last few days and I'm polishing them up with T-cut like I did with the grill and they look almost mirror like.
I must say it's been a f**king pain to do though, so much messing up and doing it again!
I'm just cheap and think ahhhh why not try it myself, how hard can it be??? Then I find out!!

If u do decide on doing it yourself
That's the indium grey eBay number
362115802712

That's the 2k better lacquer
173938341611

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Roguedata » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:31 pm

Awesome thanks for the tips and part numbers mate. I think I will get a quote from the body shop and if it seems a bit steep I think I will have a crack myself - like decorating the house it’s all in the prep init haha

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by gazza31112 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:34 pm

No worries mate, let me know the quote you get and I'll cry cause I could of saved myself so much agro for cheaper than I probably expected hahahaha

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by ViralEye » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:49 pm

Sound deadening and foam insulation.... Body is in bits now!ImageImage

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by gazza31112 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:58 pm

f**k me, u gone all out on that lol

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by B3NNB » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:18 pm

Started getting these centre caps ready for mirror polishing.
Etch bathed the red anodising off and began hand cleaning.
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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by ViralEye » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:03 pm

gazza31112 wrote:f**k me, u gone all out on that lol

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Lol yeah, wanted to do it once and never have to do it again.


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Tom Murphy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:41 am

Decontaminated and coated rims today.Image

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by ViralEye » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:00 pm

I shaved my carpet ImageImageImage

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by aerobic247 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:01 pm

ViralEye wrote:I shaved my carpet ImageImageImage

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What did you use? Mine needs done


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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by ViralEye » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:04 pm

I have a cordless beard/stubble trimmer I use at home

Honestly thought it was a joke when a few people told me to try it, but it worked brilliantly!

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by Gary.8 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:10 pm

Or just use one of those battery fabric fuzz removers... Like thisImage

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by james400 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:40 pm

Put the Touran dash in 2day and got it up to temp it's getting there lolImageImageImage

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