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Freeman558 last won the day on June 2

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  1. Thanks, these 3 came out ok but the main piece is... meh. Two minds on whether to put it on. Probably will but will definitely need another go at that piece. Just hoping heat and glue don't cause a disaster. Got a few layers of lacquer on there today, will put a couple more on them tomorrow. As for the Lexus, yeah the SC wasn't prettiest car Toyota ever made. But seeing another in Psychedilc was enough, I've already decided on the next colour
  2. I'm afraid I can't. I mean I could tell you... But then you'd go and do a better job of it than me Oh ok, I'll tell you but only because it's you... and the fact that you could google crackle paint effect like I did and find out that way Basically it's painting over semi-dry (waterbased) kids glue I used elmers but I think anything in the waterbased classroom glue has the same effect. Water it down a bit, depending on the glue and paint it over the base colour (make sure the base colour has fully dried) then leave it to dry a bit (I left it for 15-20mins but I think I could of left it longer for a cleaner effect) then paint over with water based paint. I used Rustoleum Painters Touch gloss black. I tried lots of rattlecans but they just can't put a thick enough layer down fast enough or they just don't react with the glue and separate/crackle so I used a tin of paint and a brush. The result is really rough but it worked more or less. Hoping that the glue cures ok and isn't affected by the heat of an engine bay. Guess we'll find out when I get to Donington, could look a right mess by then. Might bring some spare plastics just in case I pllan on getting some more plastics and doing this again when I have the compressor running and a spray gun.
  3. Unfortunately the outcome was kinda messy and I am not sure on the main piece right now but see how that ends up when it's fully dry. Trying to get an even coat with a brush over semi-dried glue requires more practice. However, do have access to an old compressor which, if I can get working, might make the next attempt better. On a seperate note, drove passed a Lexus SC with the same 3m Psychedlic wrap Looking at alternative colours now.
  4. Hmmm, not seen any red primer. This red is lighter than I wanted but I'm hoping it won't matter when I'm done... Hoping
  5. Painted some engine plastics Maybe I should of used grey primer and not white... They look more pink than red in this picture. But, this is just the base. Assuming I can pull off what I am going to try with these. Got it to work once so far out of a lot of attempts but running out of time so need to do it this week. Of course, if it doesn't work then these plastics will be ruined and I will need to buy some more for the next attempt
  6. A mascot for my engine bay (it seemed to be the thing to do) Engine bay is black and red so needed to follow that colour scheme. Japan inspired, albeit via an American creator. Reveal at Donington (unless you want to guess) Now to try and do something different with my engine plastics, which has so far not worked in any of my tests
  7. I thought you already had, I thought that's why you've not been seen at any shows, you're trying still trying to get a dialysis machine that will fit in a bucket seat after selling off your last kidney. As for fuck ups like this. A little over 2 hrs after collecting my car from getting wrapped I had turned in on a parked mini and ruined it. Still hasn't been sorted. Disclaimer: The above "joke" is making fun of the current financial cost of Project Ragnarok and not of people with legitimate kidney disease/disorders. Given it was posted on this forum and not Twitter I should not need to make such a disclaimer but it's still the internet, so just in case.
  8. I think Tabba's cousin might have some footage of the exhaust DB checks he was doing at Japshow. That might be fun to see just how "chavvy" we all are At 4 - 5k/RPM I was in the 90's But bouncing off the rev limiter I think I was up there with the Rotrex'd boys and I thought my exhaust was kinda quiet. I suppose if they stick them in built up areas, 20-30mph zones, with a reasonable limit they should only get the most "anti-social" of exhausts since if you're ragging it through those areas then you deserve the fine. Sorry. But they won't, they will look at catching the most people so put them where people are more likely to put their foot down so they can recoup as much money as possible (not to mention make a bit on top)
  9. Congrats on the rise/promotion, sorry to see you're selling the 190 GT-Sport
  10. Nice, I managed not to buy anything there, which is good for me as I am normally a great believer in retail therapy. Although this was helped by only bringing about £60 in cash and most of that going on Sausage and Chips Thanks again for those bits, really appreciate that.
  11. Well I've managed to change my Head lights over, just before todays first down pour A little bit of sun inbetween the hail and the rain means I've not got much done in so far as cleaning Hope, it clears up some. Would like the car to be relatively clean to show off the dents and scratches
  12. Got rid of some rust on my Brakes. One side of car done, otherside tomorrow.
  13. It looks good like that, definitely have to get rid of the noodle bar at back of mine. (Hope no one expects my car to come to Silverstone this as shiny as the above, you maybe disappointed.. Maybe meaning, Will be)
  14. I do too, although I had to go searching for Cravo's build thread to remind myself of how good they can look. My issue, which is caused by a lack of skill/ability with doing anything with my car myself so have to rely on companies to do the a decent job*, is the fact that I've failed to find anyone in or around my town to do any work for me. Apparently everyone has plenty of work and are not interested in small jobs like this or Celica's just don't look as good as Audi's on their instagram feeds as Audi's. Sent emails, left VM's and no one ever gets back. *Not that the last company I paid to work on the appearance of my car did anything like a decent job.
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