Heu - Misano Colour Storm TDi 75, OSS

Muska

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Just in from completing a light polish of the wheels and the ceramic coating. A few pics:


After a light polish with Auto Glym super resin polish this is the product I was using for the ceramic coating. It's about £22 for this kit, comes with enough coating to do 2 sets of rims and some applicator pads.


A few drops on the applicator pad and then set about coating the wheel, half at a time making sure to go over each area twice.




Even the bits you wont see get a coating :)


The inner barrels and rear of the spoke faces were also done.


The technique then is to lightly use a microfiber cloth to even out the product, then repeat with a second one.


Completed, they're now left till tomorrow to cure overnight. I also decontaminated the center caps and coated those but I will likely replace them for brand new ones in the near future. It was quite an easy process, taking about 5-7 minutes per wheel and I have to agree with Darren, it's definitely worth the effort, especially if you've just had a set refurbished. This coating will last for about a year and will help stop any crud, grime and brake dust stick to the wheels helping to make them easier to clean and protecting the new powdercoat.

Tomorrow they get fitted to the car :)
 

DJ 190

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I wasn't aware that the ceramic coating could be D.I.Y? I assumed that it was a professional operation? I've just purchased a set of highly polished pepper-pots and I've paid a further £70 to have them ceramic coated. I've been informed that the coating should protect the wheels "for a Year or two". Now if it's possible to apply a coating in the future (as you've done), that would put my mind at rest as to being able to maintain that fantastic, high-polish finish!
David
 

Muska

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Absolutely you're able to diy yourself, there are certain ceramic coating for paint work that would only be supplied to a professional but generally these will just last longer, say up to 5 years. It's definitely worth keeping on top of for those beautiful polished wheels you've bought.
 

A2Steve

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I wasn't aware that the ceramic coating could be D.I.Y? I assumed that it was a professional operation? I've just purchased a set of highly polished pepper-pots and I've paid a further £70 to have them ceramic coated. I've been informed that the coating should protect the wheels "for a Year or two". Now if it's possible to apply a coating in the future (as you've done), that would put my mind at rest as to being able to maintain that fantastic, high-polish finish!
David
Sorry for the thread swerve Matt, but @DJ 190, are those the one that were on eBay? They will look lovely on your car. Perhaps a set of spacers to help them fill the arches better against the votex bodykit?
 

Muska

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Thanks, Ah, yes indeed it does, I used a little IPA spray first too, which is basically the same thing, to remove any polish residue/oils to give better adhesion :)
 

DJ 190

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Sorry for the thread swerve Matt, but @DJ 190, are those the one that were on eBay? They will look lovely on your car. Perhaps a set of spacers to help them fill the arches better against the votex bodykit?
Yes Steve, they are! I'm not sure about the spacers? I wonder if you can help, here? Please let me know what to purchase and from where? I always appreciate any input, so thanks!

David
 

Muska

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Wheels fitted :)

I apologise in advance, the car is due a clean having been caught in the rain when his MOT was due so it's not as clean as I'd like but I was too excited to get a couple of shots before cleaning commences!









I also think a 25-30mm drop is needed just to close that arch gap a touch. Anyway on with the next task...!
 

Muska

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I went to see another painter today. Anyone who knows a bit about the VW scene will have likely heard of Greg Howell at Southam Bodies in South Warwickshire. He's got an excellent reputation in the show scene having painted many winning cars. I got a much better price than I was previously quoted and best of all he can fit it in next week in time for Kimbolton :D
 

TYP 8Z

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I went to see another painter today. Anyone who knows a bit about the VW scene will have likely heard of Greg Howell at Southam Bodies in South Warwickshire. He's got an excellent reputation in the show scene having painted many winning cars. I got a much better price than I was previously quoted and best of all he can fit it in next week in time for Kimbolton :D
Looks a nice workshop! He can use both water and solvent based paints which is great....Do you know which type you are going for it? I once used water-based paint and I must admit it was not durable at all, i.e. did not pass bird-poo test: despite washing it after few hours the paint never recovered.
 

Muska

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Bird poop is really nasty stuff, it can eat through clear coat in no time at all or leave marring!

I'm not sure which he's using but I'm confident he'll do a great job :)
 
I know of Greg howell at South bodies, paints vw and Porsche cars, he's one of the very best out there but you certainly pay for his reputation from quotes ive seen on another forum.
 

Darren C

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Wow Matt, lovely mate.

Wheels fitted :)

I apologise in advance, the car is due a clean having been caught in the rain when his MOT was due so it's not as clean as I'd like but I was too excited to get a couple of shots before cleaning commences!









I also think a 25-30mm drop is needed just to close that arch gap a touch. Anyway on with the next task...!
 

Muska

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After dropping the lower rear panel off with Greg Howell Friday last week, on Tuesday I got a message to say it was ready, and I am over the moon with it!

From this:




To...







Along with dealing with the scratch, we also discussed the area around the number plate lights being quite flat, and this has been taken care of nicely, along with the whole panel being machine polished. I have the new badges to fit once it's had some wax applied and I also have brand new number plate light units to fit too.

While that's going on I have stripped the final rear badge off the upper part of the boot



Leaving a right mess behind it. A bit of Gyeon Tar to soften up the adhesive and I was able to cleanly peel it off by hand (patience is key here!) followed by a bit more Tar remover then Autoglym super resin polish to remove any final traces of the old badge. You can't tell from these pictures but you can still tell where it was at the right angle, some machine correction tomorrow will sort that before I put it all back together :)





Looking forward to Kimbolton now more than ever :)

Side note, I now have the original rear badges spare as I have new replacements. Everything is usable apart from the 'T' as part of the chrome has flaked off. So if you're missing the odd letter or perhaps the '.' then get in touch and you're welcome to have a letter if you need one :)
 

steve_c

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I have the new badges to fit once it's had some wax applied and I also have brand new number plate light units to fit too.
Wouldn't it be more sensible to fit the new badges before you apply any wax? I may be wrong, but I'd have thought that sticking badges to a wax surface was likely to be at best temporary.

Lovely paint job, for sure.
 
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