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Old 24 February 2019, 07:03 PM
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Recently I gave these headers I've been tripping over in my flat for the past few months another coat of heat wrap in preparation for fitting & mapping. After I applied the original 15M roll of wrap there was a gap in it ...




So I stupidly bought another roll one so now it's double layered around the "hot bit" (A minutes silence please for the two pairs of gloves & two shirts that are in the bin )...






As mapping's off the cards for a while I am punting these on eBay too clear my flat out as I need life to balance itself out before I get involved with any more projects (ending tonight around 10PM: Be quick!!!!! )
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Old 24 February 2019, 08:26 PM
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So despite just being thrown a massive curve ball lets reflect on where the "Something & nothing stealth blobeye is...


As purchased:
  • 2 owners
  • 95,451 miles
  • 15 stamps in the service book
  • No failures or advisories on the MOT certificates for the past 5 years
  • Prodrive performance pack
  • Forge Blow Off Valve (psst, psst )


Now:
  • 3rd owner is loving it (& has accepted the MPG )
  • 100,600ish miles
  • Monster 100k service completed by a specialist; All fluids, filters & cambelt
  • 16 stamps in the service book
  • No failures or advisories on the MOT certificates for the past 6 (yeah 6) years
  • Kenwood DMX100BT Headunit
  • Dynamat
  • Alpine front & Sony rear 5.25" speakers
  • Shoddy green clock bulbs replaced with Blue LED's
  • Faded grey plastic painted gloss black
  • Retro silver interior parts stealthed
  • Fanboy STI floor mats
  • 6000k LED interior lights
  • A4 grade stainless engine mounting bolts
  • De-tango'd & blacked out headlights
  • Polish, gloss black paint, more polish & Hammerite!!!!
  • 05-07 coolant overflow tank (is black )
  • Rust removal, underside cleaned up, hammerited & undersealed
  • 18" Rota GRA alloys powdercoarted in gunmetal grey with metallic fleck
  • Eibach lowering springs
  • More hammerite
  • Whiteline rear anti-rollbar & drop links
  • Front & rear strut braces
  • Prodrive fast road geometry setup
  • Whiteline gear-shift linkage kit
  • Braided brake lines
  • HT auto's front lip splitter (currently fcuked due to a roadkill incident)
  • Japspeed non-resonated stainless centre section
  • Hayward & Scott 2.5" angled Jap Backbox



So it's getting there...

I need to pull the headlights out, split them (again) & paint the insides gloss black (not satin ), then sand & lacquer the lenses. Airbag also needs repainting (satin this time - go figure ). I also have a can of spray tint for the side repeaters but removing all the plastic crap from the arches to access them doesn't look like fun.


And after two (yes two) washes this weekend, it's looking good (even with a cracked front splitter). I recon I could fibreglass it back together (all those years of crashing motorbikes & repairing the fairings ) but it's not currently up on the priorities list.

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Old 24 February 2019, 10:00 PM
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[QUOTE=Kaosone;12045916
I also have a can of spray tint for the side repeaters but removing all the plastic crap from the arches to access them doesn't look like fun.
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Simples
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Old 25 February 2019, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Don Clark View Post
Simples
I don't know what's more shocking...

... How simple removing the indicator is, or the fact that someone read all the text in my thread to find that at the bottom of the post

Thanks oracle
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Old 02 March 2019, 12:20 PM
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Operation stealth continues....

The Oracle has spoken so it's time to tint those side repeaters




Sanded back with 600 wet (actually took the E marking off )...









Surprisingly bright too, I may remove them off again & lacquer as the finish is very matt / satin





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Old 02 March 2019, 12:27 PM
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Also got these badboy's fitted as it turns out shagged winter tyres as sketchy as hell when it's 12 degrees outside . Noticeably a vast improvement & these ones even have tread on them




Also ordered me a new centre cap as the tyre fitter returned this one to me (along with a good chunk of the sealant that was holding it on)

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Old 02 March 2019, 03:18 PM
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I had an alignment done at the tyre fitters as I wanted measurements from the fast road geometry setup & I was bitter about not getting a print out (looks like this is it).

To my disgust I didn't get the printout everyone else gets showing the diargrams of the wheels & the read & green number boxes





Any thoughts on the above from anyone who understands what they're looking at..?

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was it a hunter machine if not different printout looks a bit old fashioned
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Old 03 March 2019, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Russell38 View Post
was it a hunter machine if not different printout looks a bit old fashioned
I just wanted pretty pictures


Back at it, lacquer over the side repeaters...









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Old 03 March 2019, 05:25 PM
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Spoiler's off to address that clear brake light, only 10 nuts to undo & a seal to break to remove it




*Note: That's what an STI looks like with no spoiler (s***)



A) Something
B) Nothing
or
C) Stealth



Adhesive residue to clear up on the boot lid (lots of ba5t4rd adhesive to clear up)




It also looks like there were actually 12 nuts to undo to remove the spoiler

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Old 03 March 2019, 05:26 PM
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Look good with the lacquer on them top work fella keep it up
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Yeah, proper stealth









The adhesive just rubs off the underside of the spoiler




So after 1 hour & 7 minutes of rubbing & some light sanding later this side of the mating surface is good to go




Then I just need to replace the two corroded (funked) bolts from the rear corners of the spoiler & I have a tube of Tiger Seal to stick it back down with & also seal around the bolt holes




Cleaning up the boot lid is going to be the hardest part, that I need to research (be given inspiration ). I have a heat gun so warming & scraping is an option, unless there's something acidic that will break it down without damaging the paint.

For now though the holes are taped up with electrical tape & the rear view mirror has never looked so big
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Old 03 March 2019, 05:42 PM
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Apart from that I went for round 3 (maybe) on the airbag...




And with the £1 decal I've been saving




STI on clocks = pink, keyfob = pink, door decals (I am stealth) = pink....? Steering wheel decal needs to be pink




However wanted the centre cap gloss & that's 50mm & I recon I can get a 50mm gloss black alloy wheel centre cap to stick on it




Satin black definitely "fits" a lot better, more subtle just blends in & I think the decal (even if it is the wrong colour) breaks it up nicely

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Old 03 March 2019, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Russell38 View Post
Look good with the lacquer on them top work fella keep it up
Cheers, too OCD for my own good (dunno why I didn't work that out before I refitted them)

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Black parts = more fun
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get that hazard switch painted to match the console! Had a gloss black one on my last car
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Originally Posted by Itamar_M View Post
Black parts = more fun
There's a well know statement about the color black & not going back to other colours. Off the top of my head it escapes me though

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get that hazard switch painted to match the console! Had a gloss black one on my last car
Interesting, I'll evaluate this...

Not like it gets used to wear off, however it's stock & already black

Hmmmm

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Now, back to reality. I can't tell you how awful it is being able to see out of the back window


Supplies have arrived




As did that can of "Rapide Sticker & Gum remover" which made cleaning the boot lid up a breeze




New bolt & double-sided tape applied




And it's back on!!!!!!!!! (Oh how I've missed you)...





Sorry what Brake-light?




Oh, that one


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Up for sale due to needing a work van
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Sad....


Do you recommend those Michelin?
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Sad....


Do you recommend those Michelin?
I am probably not the best person to ask as only have a set of ditch-finders & shot Yokohama winters to compare to but they feel very "connected" & especially in the wet
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Sad news this fella been a follower of your thread from when you first started you will be missed on the forum
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Old 04 April 2019, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Russell38 View Post
Sad news this fella been a follower of your thread from when you first started you will be missed on the forum
No interest in in so far (which I find strange as I thought it would sell quite easily having just had a monster service with cambelt & new tyres, also 15 stamps in the service book, only 3 previous owners & no MOT advisories for the last 6 years) so if it doesn’t sell it looks like I am keeping it.

Wasn’t the plan but not sure what else to do
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