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Author Quick/Cheap/Free/Simple Mods to do to My Corsa
Rich H
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Registered: 26th Oct 05
Location: West Sussex Drives: E46 M3
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13th Feb 06 at 21:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As above - Any SERIOUS Suggestions? I don't fancy Viper stipes or anything shite like that!

Just have a bit of free time on my hands this week, and haven't got a lot of money, so was wondering what I could do to amuse me and hopefully make my car better!
Ry_B
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Registered: 1st Dec 05
Location: Solihull, W Mids Drives: 45BHP beast!
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13th Feb 06 at 21:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Debadging
G4RY_JM
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Registered: 22nd Oct 02
Location: Kent. Rimstyle Autodesign Limited
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13th Feb 06 at 21:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

remove rubstrips, debadge, side repeaters, richbrook interior goodies....
Marshall
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Registered: 10th Nov 05
Location: Boston, Lincs Drives: 1.4 Sport & 2.2 astra
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13th Feb 06 at 21:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

a bloody good T-cut, a few layers of polish, back to black bumper stuff, and some new car smell spray.

Like u wanted- it will takes ages, is cheap, and will make ur car better.
Jamie Walby
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Registered: 15th Nov 04
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13th Feb 06 at 21:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

he has already de-rubstripped and then put them back on
Butler
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Registered: 2nd Jun 05
Location: London
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13th Feb 06 at 21:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Strip it
alistairolsen
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Registered: 21st Jan 06
Location: glasgow
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13th Feb 06 at 21:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:

richbrook interior goodies....




quote:

and haven't got a lot of money,



thatll be a no then!!

Dismantle headlights and smoke them, smoke the rear clusters (only lightly) skoked side reps, the above debadgins and removal of rubstrips, a damn good clean and polish. if you can run to some hammerite, drop the fuel tank and paint up the floorpan.
Rich H
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Registered: 26th Oct 05
Location: West Sussex Drives: E46 M3
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13th Feb 06 at 21:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nobody look in my garage? :S



It's debadged completely (bar the one on grille and rear lock) - Front one will go when I get Post 97 Bumper and Badgeless Grille.

Rub strips are new - needed something to add detail to side as it was too bland! Good job I did too, as sum fcuker scraped them the other day!

Side Repeaters are Zafira jobbies, Got a Punto Wiper, Done all my lights - ie. Ultra White H4 Xenon Bulbs, Ultra White LED 501 Sidelights, Ultra White Rear Number plate Light, Done Ripspeed Gearknob and starting to add higher spec Corsa bits - Gear Gaitor, Glovebox, Steering Wheel, In process of fiddling with ICE...

Any more ideas?!
Butler
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Registered: 2nd Jun 05
Location: London
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13th Feb 06 at 21:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

euro crystal front wouldnt go a miss on that
Fear
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Registered: 20th Nov 02
Location: Down off the hill
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13th Feb 06 at 21:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get down the scrappy and see if there are any sports/newer spec corsas down there, or veccys astras things like that if you can poach anything from them its gonna be cheap!

paint calipers drums etc, clean engine bay inside arches etc!
Dione J
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Registered: 22nd Sep 04
Location: West Midlands Drives: Leon Cupra Turbo
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13th Feb 06 at 21:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just a thought....

Get yaself down the scrappy and get some rear vauxhall cavalier/astra/vectra door handles and de-lock the car (providing you have central locking)
Rich H
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Registered: 26th Oct 05
Location: West Sussex Drives: E46 M3
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13th Feb 06 at 21:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I clean it at least once a week! In and out! Febreeze interior - does better job. Back to black and polish every wash and 2 pre washes with Wash and Wax.

Tempted to save up for Smoked DEPO's instead of spraying my own incase it goes tits up! Not sure bout rears as yet. May do the detailing like attacking with hammerite and waxoyl etc underneath tho - and maybe clean engine bay again!
Jamie Walby
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13th Feb 06 at 21:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I might be taking my suspension off soon and treating myself to something lower but i have some other things i need to treat myself to first so you can buy that if you want Rich, well, once you get some money topgether of course

CHeap mods, how about polishing the rocker cover on the engine, one takes 2 secs to remove but will take an age to polish I did it on my 8 valve when I had it. Took a lot of work but looked good IMO
Rich H
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Registered: 26th Oct 05
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13th Feb 06 at 21:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I don't have C/L atm - how hard is it to do - would love to do it as so many bloody people forget and leave my car unlocked on their side! Painted calipers are on the agenda when I take the wheels off to fit the springs
Rich H
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Registered: 26th Oct 05
Location: West Sussex Drives: E46 M3
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13th Feb 06 at 21:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Oh and of course the best mod is coming soon! Talking to SplatGraphics regarding some URL stickers

Thinking of possibly being different and going for this:

Jake
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13th Feb 06 at 21:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you polish after every wash?
Rich H
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13th Feb 06 at 21:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

at least polish once a month, but usually tbh, 2 coats of wash and wax does the job! Just keeps the ancient paintwork in good condition! But I do always use Glass Polish and Back To Black stuff on tyres and bumpers.
Jake
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13th Feb 06 at 21:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

your only supposed to polish every six months. I polished, then waxed mine 7months ago now and everytime i wash my car im told it looks freshly polished.
Rich H
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13th Feb 06 at 21:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why once every 6 months?
Rich H
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13th Feb 06 at 21:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Oh ok I prefer to keep my car in good condition all the time! It doesnt cost me too much tbh!
Jamie Walby
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13th Feb 06 at 21:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What a lame reason Jake

Thought you were gonna come out with some technical babble about how its better for paint to only do it once every 6months

An 11 bottle of autoglym deep shine/gloss whatever its called polish for dark cars has lasted me about 5/6 polishes now.
Jake
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13th Feb 06 at 22:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

polishing then waxing lasts about 6months anyway so to do it any more is unecessary.
Fear
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Registered: 20th Nov 02
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13th Feb 06 at 22:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

some same only polish a couple/few times a year and then wax the rest as polish is abrasive compared to wax!

but to do it for cost reasons thats just daft sorry!

by the time you finish that bottle it will have gone hard!
Rich H
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13th Feb 06 at 22:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeh I was expecting something technical! Its not hurt my 12 year old Paint yet!
Jake
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13th Feb 06 at 22:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dunno what you on about.

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