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Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by sargey, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. sargey

    sargey Escaped mental patient

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    I wasnt planning on buying anythin else for my car, but after much consideration and pondering if i should or not....ive bought some facelift bumpers

    thanks to Smiff i picked em up friday after 7 long hours to stoke on trent and back

    they were a bit skaggy, small puncture in the back one, a couple of dents and some creasing beside the number plate and pillar or curb scratches on the front side accompanied with lots of stone chips

    but for £170 im laughing, ive got all the gear to fix em up as i do it for a living so heres the progress so far

    only the front so far, the backs in filler

    filled and sanded waiting for primer
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    primed in high build grey primer
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    once i have the back done ill wet flat them both, then paint with some white paint and then paint them the right colour, if only hickley valtone get their ass in gear

    also how do you get the top grills out? it seems proper wedged on, but i dont want to break them as its like £26 for another
     
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  2. Skii

    Skii Active Member

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    Very nice work squire :)

    I picked my bumper up on Saturday, couple of dings in it,

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    Nothing a little DIY filler and primer couldn't handle

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  3. BCM

    BCM Keyboard Gangster

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    Good boys! The facelift just freshens the front of the Leon a good bit!
     
  4. Skorchio

    Skorchio 600 Miles to a tank :)

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    Nice. I do like the Face Lift. Infact it more of a Kit. Its such a dramatic change you cant really can it a face lift. If an ugly bird gets a facelift.. she still dam ugly :)
     
  5. sargey

    sargey Escaped mental patient

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    spose so, spoke to the boss today and hickley valtone have ordered the paint. Its not IMRON so thats a shame, the base paint is a 1k WATER BASED paint and the laquer is a 2k so hopefully ill have that and the mixing instructions by today or end of the week! so progress is being made

    ill start the back bumper again when i get home from work
     
  6. sargey

    sargey Escaped mental patient

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    got the paint, started painting the front and here is the 1st attempt (not knowing how to use the paint)
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    attempt 2 after the paint had not cured and the laquer started peeling off...wet flatted it and re-painted
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    just need to wet flat the orange peel and polish for the shine and then onto the back bumper
     
  7. UncleFester

    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    All for less than painting the rubbing strips on yours and it looks better - nice progress.
     
  8. Skii

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    looks fantastic, very professional. - i'm impressed ! Just been quoted £100 by a friend of a friend to do front, back and skirts myself .
     
  9. smiff

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    Im glad to see you putting them to good use its better than them sitting in my garage collecting spiders good spray work aswell bang some pics up when your done :D
     
  10. jonjay

    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    Nice transformation :) cant wait to see the end product!
     
  11. sargey

    sargey Escaped mental patient

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    the back was the worst smiff, had quite a few dents. looks like a bloody patchwork bumper, im gonna leave the front with heat on it for a few days, make sure its properly cured!
     
  12. sargey

    sargey Escaped mental patient

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    Fornt bumper wet flatted and polished, looks like glass, apart from the drivers side where i flatted too much and went through the laquer, it looks as if ive scuffed it in a car park, might touch it up with a brush. you can see it in the first photo by the arch line

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    not bad seeing as the paint was free, should have been £107 and the fact i have all the necessary tools in me van ;)
     
  13. Skii

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    Nice work - the finish looks excellent :)
     
  14. sargey

    sargey Escaped mental patient

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    its awesome for the first time ive painted with this paint, and a car bumper, shame i messed up on the arch edge, back to do now
     
  15. Big_daddy

    Big_daddy Going going gone.....

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    Can you do mines :rolleyes:, manage to damage my lower end lip yesterday, cuz of some high curb [:@]
    So thinkin gof getting the new bumper instead of repairing my existing aftermarket
     
  16. sargey

    sargey Escaped mental patient

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    get OEM, the thermo plastic is more forgiving
     
  17. sargey

    sargey Escaped mental patient

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    I finally got time to get at my rear bumper, I primed it yesterday
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    and wet flatted and painted it today, this pic tho is only the base coat, ill take a pic of the laquerd finish when i get a chance
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    hopefully friday ill be able to get at it again, wet flat the orange peel and polish it ready for fitting for when i get back off holiday
     
  18. Stan 24v

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    Good effort mate, it will look good when finished.
     
  19. Stu_pot

    Stu_pot Fire Starter

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    I second that, good to see DIY mods :)
     
  20. smiff

    smiff Newbie

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    looking good :D
     

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