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Old 07-08-2020, 12:01 AM   #11
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Thing of beauty. Worth the wait by the looks. Enjoy Sir.
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Old 07-08-2020, 02:23 PM   #12
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Love a great S-Body, and that looks great! If ever there was a time to PPF, then it is now, though it doesn't need to be over the whole car. A ceramic coat would also be advisable over the rest of the car. Lots of choice, depends on what your budget and priorities are.
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Old 07-08-2020, 03:07 PM   #13
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Oh very nice and looks like they’ve done a very good job on the paint from my phone... really lovely colour
It certainly took a while, but good things come to those who wait and all that, eh?

Thanks for your kind words.

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I had to google what a S15 was!

I will say, you painted it in the best colour EVER!!!!
You're missing out!

Thank you! I have to agree.

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That is a lovely car.

The colour really suits it.
Thanks Kerr

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After spending that kind of money on what looks to be a spectacular looking car (very jealous) I'd be going full PPF seeing as how soft the paint is
I have thought about having the front end done, but I have a bad feeling that full PPF is going to be way out of my budget, especially after paying for all this work.

Do you have any clue what typical prices are for it?

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Love all the Nissan sports models.
Such a fine example of a rare beast, in one of the most glorious OEM red paint finishes.
Be nice to see a collection of photos of it under different lighting conditions.
Sunset.
Night shots under street lights.
Indoors under fluorescent lights etc.
Thanks man. I'll do my best to take you up on that

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Do I recall you asking for colour suggestions way back when bildo?

That Soul Red is such a 'sparkling' colour indeed. I loved our MX5 in this colour when we had it.

That really has come out exceptionally well and is a thing of beauty.

Worth the 13mth wait?
That'll be me!

This was actually the third colour I settled on, with the first being McLaren Volcano Red. I can't say I'm sad I didn't get that now, as I just love the way this pops so much in the sun.

I would say it's worth the wait, I just need to find the time to properly enjoy it now.

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Lovely job, enjoy.

Around here all older jap cars are falling apart with yahoos just buying them to diff and wreck about. It’s brilliant to see one restored and built to such a standard.


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Believe me, I know exactly what you're referring to!

I've been determined to make this an exception. I've always loved the S15 and I won this at auction in Japan, and imported it myself. It was a pretty amazing experience.

Since then, I've had any traces of rust removed, and the underside stripped back to bare metal with a full underseal.

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Thing of beauty. Worth the wait by the looks. Enjoy Sir.
Thank you!

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Love a great S-Body, and that looks great! If ever there was a time to PPF, then it is now, though it doesn't need to be over the whole car. A ceramic coat would also be advisable over the rest of the car. Lots of choice, depends on what your budget and priorities are.
Would the PPF really make a huge difference over the ceramic coat? Gah. You guys are almost swaying me.
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Old 07-08-2020, 06:33 PM   #14
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When I saw the badge i throught it was a DS lol.
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Old 07-08-2020, 06:45 PM   #15
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When I saw the badge i throught it was a DS lol.
Not quite.
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:15 AM   #16
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Looks like you got a real solid example to improve.


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Old 08-08-2020, 03:21 AM   #17
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I was chatting to the guy who painted this for you on Monday. I visited him as I want my WRX resprayed. He’s fully booked up for the whole year but I got some excellent advise from him and he seems very knowledgeable. Because of that advise my WRX is now booked with another body shop to be painted Mazda Soul Red Crystal. He showed me the pics of your car and it’s very impressive. Was the red rocker cover he painted yours as well? I saw the pic of that on Facebook and that’s why I visited him even though he’s 90 mins away from where I live.


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Old 08-08-2020, 07:55 AM   #18
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I was chatting to the guy who painted this for you on Monday. I visited him as I want my WRX resprayed. He’s fully booked up for the whole year but I got some excellent advise from him and he seems very knowledgeable. Because of that advise my WRX is now booked with another body shop to be painted Mazda Soul Red Crystal. He showed me the pics of your car and it’s very impressive. Was the red rocker cover he painted yours as well? I saw the pic of that on Facebook and that’s why I visited him even though he’s 90 mins away from where I live.


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Small world, eh? You must have just missed mine I think.

His work is great, but he is very busy. It probably took the best part of two years from initially taking the car to get a quote to having it finished, but he knew I wanted a great job done, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Interesting that you've opted for the same colour! It looks fantastic in the sun, be prepared for it to almost look a bit of a 'flat maroon' type colour under certain lights.

It's a really exciting paint that bursts to life in certain scenarios.

The rocker cover is mine indeed. I've not taken any pics as it's hidden in the bay, which I'm still yet to have a chance to clean up. I need to try and capture that on a sunny day too.

Best of luck with your paint job, I'd love to see it when it's done if you remember.

For anyone who's wondering what WRX is referring to, this is the rocker cover:


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Stunning car incredible colour!!
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Okay Bildo this is just teasing now.

I think we need full photos of the interior, exterior and under the bonnet. This is a thing of absolute beauty. I love it to the point that now you have me curiously looking for an S15 as a project car.
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