Nicole's turbo black ek9


robbieD

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Stick with the OEM decals. Seems like a mad amont of money but when you compare them to the copies out there you'll see the difference and be glad you spent that bit extra. :nice: Well woth it in my opinion.
 


Biscuit

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Just get copies of the OEM ones, any good sticker supplier should be able to mimic the art work & print it for you.

If you get stuck let me know as I know a chap who does brilliant sticker work & is super **** about 100% accuracy.
 


nicole_

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so the car went off to the bodyshop yesterday. miss it already ha
It is a minter, and tbf, you'd probably not even notice the bits on the car, but I want her perfect

after a having a look round the car, its having both front bumpers, both doors and rear quarters and round the drivers side door, plus a machine polish!
someones tried to break into it at some point on both sides, and made a bit of a mess... so these will all be gone..!




theres scratches on my bonnet, and one on my rear quarter - they should hopefully polish out

neither bumper sit properly either, so that will be sorted :)



and one of my scabby engine bay...

and one before she went off to the bodyshop!


excuse all the watermarks, i dont think its seen a coat of wax in a while and ive only jetwashed it off since i got it as i knew it was going straight in the bodyshop. full detail when i get it back though :D

oh, and stickers will all be coming off and I'm going for genuine decals! £120 for 3 stickers!!!!!!

oh, and here's my other little love from last week at Oulton <3



 


nicole_

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cheers for all the comments guys :)
appreciate the stickers help and the clutch!
 


tomCTR

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Only minor marks on the car but will look mint after! :))

Was you taking pictures in your PJ's?? Hahaha
 







Ayepod

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Frodo's old 9 ... My favourite 9. The car sits real good with the OE wheels. Good work on getting the paint sorted, do you have an alarm no ? Shame about the attempted brake in, total C***S !
 


Ne70

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awesome ride nicole

one question... what OEM decals (Type R) do you use for your black car color?

I need one of these
 


King Sir

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Nice to see a bird thats not scared to bate round a track in a car rather than screamin slow down when ur only doin 50mph :nice: fair play nice car too
 


5alldaway

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looking good! keep up the good work!

giving me drive and energy to get mine all painted up now :win:
 



nicole_

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Frodo's old 9 ... My favourite 9. The car sits real good with the OE wheels. Good work on getting the paint sorted, do you have an alarm no ? Shame about the attempted brake in, total C***S !
yup, it's got a Toad Cat 1 i think! it is a shame, this is the second car ive bought where someones tried to break in and made a mess round the doors funnily enough haha. i took it as a good sign seeing as the other ones been perfect :D

awesome ride nicole

one question... what OEM decals (Type R) do you use for your black car color?

I need one of these
Need to give Honda your VIN number and they'll get in the correct one - stickerdude does them for black ek9s but I cant comment on how they look as ive never seen them!

Nice to see a bird thats not scared to bate round a track in a car rather than screamin slow down when ur only doin 50mph :nice: fair play nice car too
Well, i was looking forward to taking this on track..now im scared because its mint!haha
Paint guy is awesome and hes used black primer and tons of laquer as he knew i was worried about chips though, so i'm probably just being a pansy haha

looking good! keep up the good work!

giving me drive and energy to get mine all painted up now :win:
DO IT! so worth it, so in love with mine!

pics to follow :)
 

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nicole_

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Picked her up Friday night from the bodyshop
It's gunna be pic overload city, sorry guys!
This is literally straight out the bodyshop, so it's still covered in dust...

















Photos are awful - I really cant do night time car park shots :angry2:
SO happy with them, turnarounds been immense and everythings just perfect. He's replaced everything so it all sits right too :) And even polished my headlights :y:
After a polish, my bonnet and roof look horrendous, so many imperfections! - they'll have to be next on the list now! And if im doing those, the side skirts and bootlid may aswell be done too - Full respray then
 


nicole_

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Rightttt... I wasn't joking about a photo overload..
Saturday was detailing day! Obviously the fresh paint is mint, the rest of the car had a machine polish too at the bodyshop, but I didnt really wanna leave it all unprotected. So picked her up as you saw unwashed..

I wish id got more before and afters of the stages..but anyways
washed with megs gold class, APC in arches and iron X on my wheels.
Annoyingly after getting rid of the dirt, you can now see they're going to need a refurb.

Sonus green clay on the side skirts and round the number plate - nowhere else really needed it.

AF Tripple with a rotary on the bonnet and bootlid - Couldnt reach the roof properly so decided to leave it


tbh, the bonnet and roof both badly need a respray too and I wish Id had them done now - but they'll do for now :(

Then went round the whole car with Carlack68 cleaner.
Next was CG blacklight, was really looking forward to trying this, and I'm really happy with it. This was then followed by Vic's Concours Red Wax - Love how easy this is to work with only managed one coat in the end. Will top up with two more next times its washed! Doesnt seem like its going to be very hard wearing so i might even stick some colinite 476 on till the better weather!
and the results -





And then this morning I thought I'd get a few snaps in some better light!!
I'm so in love with it - so so happy with the paint job and just ahhh <3 <3








 


Bushell

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Well holy **** :O that is stunning, and I don't like black cars. That is really really nice. looking good nicole
 



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