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red rocket

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    06 Atlas Grey Boxster 2.7, Red Octavia Vrs 2.0 Turbo (formerly known as The Rocket)

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  1. red rocket

    Stone chip repairs.....aaaargh!!!

    OK great, thanks alot. Am in process of refinishing the other two spots beofre rubbing down the first one so i'll see how they turn out and if unsuccessful i'll see if i can get the right all in one colour from your source.
  2. red rocket

    Stone chip repairs.....aaaargh!!!

    Not sure i completely understand. Did some work today ro try to refinish one spot. Initially tried mixing base and clear together but that gives a very opaque finish without sufficient depth of colour or hence cover. So, have done 2 coats each base and clear with touch up rather than spray, gently sanding each coat before the next one. Have now left the final coat to cure overnight before sanding tomorrow. Looks promising so far but ultimately will depend how it turns out after polishing.
  3. red rocket

    Stone chip repairs.....aaaargh!!!

    I sanded VERY carefully which just adds to the disappointment. Not ready to give up yet and nothing to lose anyway!
  4. red rocket

    Stone chip repairs.....aaaargh!!!

    Tried filling some chips a while back using touch up paint and clear coat. Great match but left an unsatisfactory halo effect after clear coat and i ended up going through to what looked like original Grey primer when rubbing back prior to polishing. In an effort to rectify i bought spray paint and clear coat from same source and spent ages last week re-finishing. This involved sanding back, waxing surrounding area to prevent overspray sticking, spraying 2 coats of paint and 2 clear coat through a hole torn in paper in an effort to avoid any lines from masking. Initially this looked very promising BUT, having waited a few days for clear coat to harden, today tried sanding back the edges with various grades of wet and dry and rubbing compound to blend in the repairs then polishing with DA leading to a finish which is equally as bad as before. Whatever i do seems to result in a sort of very obvious halo and any effort to remove this effect leads eventually to exposure of the base Grey primer. I reckon a light coat of paint would cover it but can't do that without additional clear coat and more rubbing back which is a vicious circle. I'm out of ideas; anyone else got any beyond a total respray?? Here's one after sanding but before DA And again after DA
  5. red rocket

    Insurance renewal time...

    Hope you got cash back. Swap my car and household insurances around every year, generally between Aviva, Esure and Direct Line. Always go through Quidco or Top Cashback. Got a great deal and £60 back from Aviva on the Boxster last year. Same process for renewal next month. Got existing customer deal (20%) and £60 cashback on Mrs Rocket’s Clio too this year. Cheap as chips
  6. red rocket

    Roof outside of the channel or gulley

    Well done; this is the one i mentioned in my reply to your post just now.
  7. red rocket

    How to - 986 Clutch assist spring replacement

    If you mean the ones in the original post they are lost and gone for good (see Photobucket has gone rogue' thread and lots of recent comments) unless T24RES finds another hosting site and edits his post.
  8. I got a very good deal with Aviva...but of course it depends on all sorts of factors.