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Author Arden blue - Corsa B project WORK IN PROGRESS - 3/06/07 smooth gsi front sprayied
Predator Corsa
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1st May 07 at 19:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi all

Just bought a car last month for my fiancee, only a little 1.0l but ideal for a 1st car. we are on a budget as we are getting our own house next month, so we are goin to be doin this all on the minimal amount of money posible. I have basic skills in fibreglassing, spraying and general bodywork.

Plans are:

Gsi bumper
Skirts
Smooth rear bumper
Semi smooth boot
Extended badboy bonnet
Smooth scuttle
15" Alloys
40mm lowered
Spoiler? not sure which 1 yet

Spent so far:

Gsi bumps - 50
M3 Skirts - 30
Lexus lights - 15
Arden blue paint 2 1/2L - 70
Other paint and bodyshop material 80
Astra LS alloys 80

The pics:

1st bought with lights added











Update 1-5-07

Smoothing the rear bumper





with the skirts



Gsi bumper progress





5/5/07

Test fitted the Gsi bumper and made up mounting brackets as the bumper came snapped off , and some primering i have done, plus the smooth rear bumper











Update 7-05-07

Sprayed up the bits in base coat atm, nearly finished the front, little bit more work is need before spraying, and interior bits laquered in metal flake, bling bling















Update 31/5/07

Finally got round to laquering the skirts and rear bumper. still havent finished the front yet got round to fitting the bits to the car, and it looks 100% better already.

Also got a set on Astra LS wheels with pretty much new tyres from the local scrappy for 80 refurbed and sprayied up...



Skirts and bumpers, with the classy steelies



During



After









Update 3/6/07

Finally! pulled my finger out and got th4e gsi bumper sprayied all in 1 afternoon.

Next need to paint mesh grill black, refit fogs and fit to the car. Pics to follow!







[Edited on 03-06-2007 by Predator Corsa]
Tommy L
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thank god you didnt do the recess...i would have had a fit keep us updated
Fro
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Bumper looks sooo much better now, wish i had spent the time on it now. One mans loss is another man's gain
flybikeslee
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get the missus to do it i like your thinkin
Fad
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Good progress but really think you need to change the skirts to make it all in keeping with the subtle look.

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quote:
Originally posted by fro-dizzle
Bumper looks sooo much better now, wish i had spent the time on it now. One mans loss is another man's gain


Yer but im really fed up doin it now, takes ages to get the sanding perfect, plus i still have to make the mounts
Fro
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You could try using somefibreglass to recreate the mounts that bolt to the wing and then drill through that for the hole to attach?
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quote:
Originally posted by fro-dizzle
You could try using somefibreglass to recreate the mounts that bolt to the wing and then drill through that for the hole to attach?


Gonna get some plastic and screw it on, maybe attack it with a soldering iron. that repair in fibreglass on that bumper fell off by the time i got home
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that front bumper badge reccess will only crack if filled with filler & fiber glass needs plastic welding.
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update 5/5/07 ^^^
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update 7/05/07 ^^^
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That paint job is amazing, did you do it yourself?
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what did you use to srpay the stuff??
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quote:
Originally posted by CorsaB4ever
what did you use to srpay the stuff??


mix metal flake in the clear laquer, gives a good effect. it is rainbow colour to but the light doesnt show it off
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you using a compressor to spray these things cos if your only using rattle cans you are getting a flipping good finish on them. I was going to say that the bumpers and arches needed more laquer because the colour looked alot flatter then the interior parts but then i read about the flakes.

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All that hard work looks like its paying off keep up the good work
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quote:
Originally posted by expire
you using a compressor to spray these things cos if your only using rattle cans you are getting a flipping good finish on them. I was going to say that the bumpers and arches needed more laquer because the colour looked alot flatter then the interior parts but then i read about the flakes.




must be if heas able to mix the laquer
Fro
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I want the bumper back.

thanks.



Just messing mate coming along really nicely top work
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quote:
Originally posted by expire
you using a compressor to spray these things cos if your only using rattle cans you are getting a flipping good finish on them. I was going to say that the bumpers and arches needed more laquer because the colour looked alot flatter then the interior parts but then i read about the flakes.




yup using a compressor, more expensive, but 100% better then cans
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looks gd mate just noticed this thread

needs corsa c sri rims in anthercite
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mate looking good so far liking the metal flake interior that does look bling bling lol keep update
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interior bits do look awesome!! how you do them?
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this could turn out buff
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my car is goin to look simular when its finished! cant wait to see this though
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great progress. are you inthe painting trade by anychance?

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