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Post by Drax » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:38 pm

top top work Nath 8) you'll be the only guy now that people will shout "look!! another 5g with MASSIVE HEA......oh....er, hang on...." :lol: :twisted:
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Post by NafemanNathan » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:55 pm

And that's all I've ever wanted :hug:

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Post by nitin_s1 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:08 pm

Great work. 8) :clap:

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Post by NafemanNathan » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:56 pm

So, as the bonnet stood, it was looking like this...

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The first job of the day was to remove the bonnet spoiler. This took me over an hour and a half!!! :crazy: ...

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That Stixall certainly sticks fast! I left part of the spoiler behind...

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And not only that, but it was causing the spoiler to peel apart! :? ...

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Fortunately I had already decided not to put it back on afterwards. I was never completely sure about it, and I now think I may go down another route that won't work with a bonnet spoiler in place.

So anyway, back to the bonnet. I had this on the underside to cover up...

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I started by grinding back the bulk of the Gripfill...

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Cut a piece of fibreglass to suit...

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And laid it down with resin...

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After it dried I could roughly sand it back...

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Before applying filler...

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And giving it a further sand once dry...

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I then primed it with high build primer (Obviously not worrying about this side being perfect :lol: )...

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Before blending it back in with the rest of the underside...

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Meanwhile, I decided I didn't want to refit my modified grill. It closes up the gap more than I wanted, so I took this...

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And some of these...

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To do this...

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And then with these...

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I could do this...

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I plan to get a thin profile cut and painted body colour to sit under the washers and finish it off nicely.

Now back to the bonnet...

Filler went on...

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And then sanded back (And fitted, because I forgot to take a picture ;) )...

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Next up was to remove the plastidip. Unfortunately it didn't do exactly what it said on the tin (Possibly as I hadn't applied it thick enough), so it didn't peel. It would however rub off once started, but I quickly learnt that white spirit worked a treat :) ...

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Once removed you could see exactly why I opted to cover it up ;) ...

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The bonnet was removed again to fill these holes...

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And have a final sand down...

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Gratuitous engine bay shot...

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Then with the bonnet all clean and dry...

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High build and filler primer was applied...

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Then refitted to the car all ready for its temporary paint job :) ...

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One final prep before paint on saturday at work (I was getting our painter to do it for a bit of cash in hand) ;) ...

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And then just yesterday I picked her up again. And the moment of truth :scaredtoss: ...























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The paint was supposed to be matt black, however its come out slightly glossy and with that looks like a really poor atempt at a colour match :lol: There are a few areas I need to give my attention to, namely the blend line on the passenger side where I've sanded a bit too much, and a few pits and where the paint has reacted slightly over the driver's side bond line, so I'm hoping to address these before Simply Jap at Beaulieu this weekend coming, so it'll most likely have some more Plastidip on it, bonnet bra styley, but other than that, I'm very happy with how it's turned out :D

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Post by Dino » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:12 pm

Mate.. looks awesome...
Looks like an R34 front end now 8)

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Post by NafemanNathan » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:15 pm

But it's all Honda Prelude! :D

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Post by toadster » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:30 pm

Lo :D
Looks great :mrgreen:
Fantastic work :clap:
I love My headlights though 8)
Cheers ;)
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Post by Drax » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:34 pm

awww yehhh now THATS a 4.5G :lol: or maybe a 5.4G ... or even a 6G... the list is endless. either way, EPIC work :!: :!:
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Post by NafemanNathan » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:38 pm

:lol:

Cheers guys :)

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Post by RattyMcClelland » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:30 pm

Cant wait to see it on Sunday on the Peugeot 406 stand. :mrgreen:
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