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13 hours ago, FossilFish said:

Great shots. The car looks amazing, Well done. Wish I could have a car as clean as that.

 

Bless you matey, thank you. She is really nice, grey hides the dirt rather well also.

 

53 minutes ago, MONKEYSOCKS said:

Just finished reading your story on the zed from start to finish. Amazing. 👏 👏 👏 

 

Bless you matey, thank you. I still even now park her up look back and think WOW! Wheels/tyres combo, suspension setup, engine bay, exhaust system all unique. 

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Few bits to catch up on, 18' RAYS wheel refurb, Spring clean including arches, suspension raised 15mm all round and annual service. 

 

Previously painted before my ownership most likely to help with the sale, showing lacquer peel, corrosion coming through and a couple of paint runs. Nothing terrible but every time you'd wash the car however 

 

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240, 320 600 prep work - 2hrs each wheel

 

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Masked off and tac ragged over

 

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X3 coats of primer later

 

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1st dust coat of silver

 

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My makeshift spray booth 

 

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x3 coats of primer, base & 2k lacquer later with 24hrs between each stage

 

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Searched a decent amount of time for the right silver as most silvers are metallic, which I didn't want and think looks crap on wheels if you want an OE look. 

 

Products used x2 cans each, wheel barrels not done.

 

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3 years in and the coilover still look fantastic under the socks, slacken the lower lock ring with the c spanner and it'll spin up the body by hand. 

 

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Arches cleaned and dressed, 20mm wheel spacers refitted

 

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The raised ride height, damping and 45 profile tyres were a dream on the run out to Anglesey a couple week ago.

 

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Anglesey with the club was a blast, personally my favourite drive out and conditions were great considering it was the end of March. Used the wipers for about 4 minutes on the way back across the boarder so can't grumble at that.

 

Fuelled up ready for the day

 

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Home for a wash, decon and wax ready for Japfest Silverstone the following weekend

 

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Annual oil and filter change. Ally underlay with service hatch, but still take it off to have a nose round and wipe down underneath 

 

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Having not long refurb'd my 18' RAYS and with them fitted for the Anglesey trip, they naturally got proper grimy. Following the successful install to my Varrstoëns, I had the bright idea to again PPF the lips. Never seen anyone do it before.

 

Measured, cut and installed - barely even tell it was there unless really looking for it. By far the best protection for the part of the wheels that gets most brake dust abuse.

 

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PPF used Suntek Ultra

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On 01/05/2024 at 10:25, HEADPHONES said:

That engine bay is just :throb:

I'd be checking my engine oil daily as an excuse to just enjoy the view:teeth:

 

Cheers matey 

 

Saturday after work as the weather was lovely i gave the paintwork a cleanse.

 

Wash, clay mitt and single stage machine polish testing out my new Ryobi DA. Machine polishing in complete untethered freedom.

 

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The following day was Sunday Service at Gaydon with the club.

 

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2 hours ago, HEADPHONES said:

NEW TOYS!

 

Did the battery have enough puff to do the whole car in one go?

 

 

Yeah pal it's sweet bit of kit. The 5Ah was enough to do the whole car less the passenger door and front wing. I used the 2Ah to finish off the passenger door and front wing. 

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Tiny little addition. In all my years of Z ownership, never seen these before. Genuine Nissan part, should have been standard for to all DE's 

 

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3 hours ago, MONKEYSOCKS said:

Where did you get that mate? And what's the difference between that and what's on the de/revup?

 

Happen to come across it on eBay. No idea I have a DE, not RevUp. Never seen one before and would appear some 350z have it fitted and some don't.

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UNIFIED Car Show Sunday, Bowling Green Classics on Monday - anyone would think it's Summer 😁

 

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The following evening sunset 🌞

 

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Been a couple years since the last brake fluid change, so thought I'd incorporate braided lines to replace the near 20yr old rubber hoses. New track pads all round were also fitted.

 

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Had the Goodridge brake lines for years and years, never fitted as thought the job would be a complete ball ache hence getting it into the garage. All the OE brake flexi hoses came off  without bother, nothing seized - unjustified anxiety.

 

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Underseal sanded off to reveal barely any corrosion.

 

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Pedal feel is noticeably more positive now, on to the pads.

 

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Old pads weren't worn out by any means however the entry level Mintex just aren't any good at high temps. The new items at least visually look alot more purposeful. 

 

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Clutch fluid change also carried out while she was in the air, as surplus fluid. 

 

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