Author Topic: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI  (Read 24077 times)

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2014, 07:43:47 PM »
Bought from and fitted by my local VW Specialist here in Lincoln

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2014, 04:41:53 PM »
nice mate, again looks great for age an price :surprised:

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2014, 03:28:45 PM »
Today got the Xenons re-levelled after installing the Eibach's - they were too low and I couldnt adjust them without VCDS!
All work carried out gratis thanks to Lincs VW Specialists!  :happy2:

My Stainless Steel Tipped switches arrived today too so they have been installed - was an easy job although I did manage to destroy all the standard switches removing them  :ashamed:



Job for tomorrow is to remove the wheels and spray them up with PlastiDip Matte Black Paint! More pics to follow tomorrow  :happy2:

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2014, 04:34:30 PM »
Some nice mods there.

I'm amazed with the plastidip (not sure if you've used it before)... did mine about 18 months ago and the rear two have had new tyres fitted and the plastidip is still on and pretty much perfect.  I kerbed the other two, so need to touch them up.

My process was to get the wheels super clean (Brake cleaner spray is good), dried and finished... I used a fine first coat, and then just kept loading it up once each layer was dry it's really easy to use... I used about a can a wheel.

My advice would be to get the cans warm in this weather... I placed mine in a tub of warmish (but not boiling) water and the spray mist is far, far better... when they're cold they spit. 

Dark wheels on a white car is one of my favs... there's a glossifier now too, but I haven't used it.

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2014, 04:37:51 PM »
Cheers @Scottymon that is exactly my plan - have 4 tins (1 per wheel) and a heater in the garage to keep things civilized.
Going to attempt to do 2 wheels at a time so jacking the car up is easier!

Cans will be sat in a lovely hot bath of water to prevent them spitting - actually really looking forward to getting them done!
Weather was too grim today to attempt it!

Will take loads of pics tomorrow  :happy2:

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2014, 04:53:46 PM »
Well today I made a start on Plasti Dipping the wheels - unfortunately because I decided to run a half marathon this morning I only managed to get two of the four done!

Was remarkably easy to do and would recommend this product to anyone! I should get it finished tomorrow and transform the look of the car

Here are the pics of progress so far

PlastiDip Cans from eBay



Front wheel removed and washed - its not in a brilliant state and needs a refurb but I dont have the £300+ required at the moment!



Used a bit of junk mail to stop overspray on the tyres



I used a heatgun and a pan of boiling water on the paint as the ambient temp is pretty low here in Lincoln



Nice bit of white worm





Masked up the bolt holes and the valve cap



First light coat



Couple more



And fitted



Two down - two to go!!




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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2014, 05:22:27 PM »
Looks good. Don't you need to sand and prep the alloy face before using it? Also, why use PlastiDip over normal paint? I'm just curious...

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2014, 05:26:16 PM »
Nope - no prep required, plastidip dries as a rubberised paint layer that can simply be peeled off when it is no longer required.
Can be used on almost anything and comes in a variety of colours - everything from black to bright orange!
I guess normal paint would require prep, primer and so on!



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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2014, 05:52:02 PM »
Suitable on engine parts? Does look smart and it's the alloy wheel equivalent of a vinyl wrap.

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2014, 06:15:54 PM »
Looking good. Might give plasti dip ago myself  :happy2:

Love to see the whole car once you have finished.

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2014, 02:07:20 PM »
Afternoon fellas - between trips to the post office and dodging the rain I have managed to get the wheels done on the car! I am very happy with the finish I achieved especially as I am a rank amateur when it comes to painting/spraying anything!

Even managed to give the car a quick rinse inbetween showers

Will keep an eye on how the finish lasts but have a little left in one of the cans incase touch ups are required! Overall a result for me!

Some pics of the completed work









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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2014, 05:13:28 PM »
good job on those wheels matey. :happy2:
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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2014, 07:32:43 PM »
good job on those wheels matey. :happy2:

Cheers buddy! Was an easy job - would happily do another set!
Nice stuff to work with that plastidip stuff!
Almost wish I had gone for a braver colour!  :laugh:

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2014, 08:54:54 AM »
Wheels look great, as does the car :happy2:

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Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI - Bargain Buy of the Year!
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2014, 03:22:47 PM »
Nice1 mate, looks great, good job! :happy2: