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Old 8th June 2022, 03:07 PM
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What did you use to polish the mirrors?
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Old 11th June 2022, 08:10 PM
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Guess what is back from Nicola's? Its soooo shiny!











The gloss levels on this one are amazing, enhanced by the pearl in the paint I think.







We're both very pleased with how this turned out. It looks amazing with the diamond cut wheels and recovered brightwork
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Old 11th June 2022, 08:21 PM
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What did you use to polish the mirrors?
I have a collection of metal polishes and heavy-cut compounds, but the key is the Rupes 70mm wool pad on a miniature rotary polisher. The wool pads really cut through the contamination on the surface more than anything else I've found.

Having got the car back to the workshop, I wasted no time taking it apart again

Stripping the rear suspension for new bushes



The subframe is a little crusty but not terrible, and the bushes are still intact, so this will stay in place for now. I'm going to try polyurethane bushings on my grey S8 shortly and see how it responds. If its acceptable then the subframe refurbs may begin again, since the Lemforder D3 bushes are out of stock everywhere.



Toast





and new



The diff was leaking badly from both output flanges with gear oil everywhere. After a clean, I pulled the driveshaft which is trivial with the hub etc off.



Loosening the centre bolt



The seal was clearly leaking badly



Removed and cleaned up



New seal in, flange cleaned up, and refitted



New tie rod and re-bushed lower arm back on.

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Old 11th June 2022, 09:00 PM
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It looks amazing with the diamond cut wheels and recovered brightwork
Wow!
That Irish Green Pearl paint looks just incredible! You do have to see it in bright sun to really appreciate it though.

And brand new OEM centre caps straight out of the packaging, so glad I bought those!
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Old 12th June 2022, 06:24 AM
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The gloss levels on this one are amazing, enhanced by the pearl in the paint
Amazing transformation....

The colour combinations are spot on.
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Old 12th June 2022, 04:28 PM
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very nice
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Old 12th June 2022, 04:50 PM
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Absolutely stunning
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Old 12th June 2022, 06:38 PM
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Guess what is back from Nicola's? Its soooo shiny!

The gloss levels on this one are amazing, enhanced by the pearl in the paint I think.

We're both very pleased with how this turned out. It looks amazing with the diamond cut wheels and recovered brightwork

Gorgeous. No other word for it. Great job
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Old 12th June 2022, 08:09 PM
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More on the rear suspension today.

Hub bushes in



Right side back together



The left side diff seal is a tad harder to get to as the exhaust is in the way, but thats easy enough to take off rather than trying to work around it



Bushes all done on the left.

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Old 13th June 2022, 06:25 AM
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Morning challenge - who knows what this does?

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