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    Default It's almost finished!!!

    Yes indeed, my beloved CX turbo is almost ready. I finished putting the car together, and it's now ready to go for the welding work to the jacking points.
    She feels great on the road, I really had forgotten how fast it is! (it's been 18 months since I last drove it)
    I still get a huge grin as the rpm goes up past 3000, it really takes off!
    Once the welding is done next week, it will go for its MOT inspection, and then a full paint job, in original rouge delage of course!
    I cant wait!!
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    Congratulations .... It starts to feel like your never going to get them back together (at least that's what I find)....

    Nice new paint job too .............. drrrrrrroooooooooolllllllllllll...... It'd be great if I could afford to get a respray on mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Congratulations .... It starts to feel like your never going to get them back together (at least that's what I find)....

    Nice new paint job too .............. drrrrrrroooooooooolllllllllllll...... It'd be great if I could afford to get a respray on mine

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    Shane L.
    Yep its sooo dear I don't even entertain the thought, wellll.... a few nice new coats of lime green n a couple of clear and some trim would do wonders for th CX. Spose I will just have to bank on your generosity when you win the BIG ONE

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    Default CONGRATS smiffy

    Glad to see you can see the light at the end of the tunnel .I seem to be doing it all A about T great paint job but still fighting with the tedious stuff. 2 steps forward and 1 back and god do cars take up a lot of space when their in bits - lots of bits
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    Hi Cooch,

    yeah I've painted several cars before. I can get a mirror finish using arcrylic paint (at the expense of HUGE amounts of labour, sanding, polishing, preperation etc...).

    Problem is the CX turbo has 2pack paint .... And I refuse to paint the horedously toxic stuff, especially with neighbours and family around.

    I'll probably concede in the end and paint it with acrylic paint ... Only it's nowhere near as good as 2pack and deteriates rapidly unless the car is garaged at all times.

    Here is the guard off my ID19 that I painted. I've only polished the center of the guard. That's the sky and the shed roof you can see in it. The problem is the ID isn't garaged either and the paint has gone to sh!t within a few years



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    Default Paint jobs can be cheap

    Shane just insure your car well park it somewhere where you know there are people that can'nt drive but drive expensive cars ie insured then wait a decent carpark dent on a citroen insurance $1500 throw in another grand and you've got your self a new paint job from a small operator then he can brteath the shit . GEEZE I CAN BE A BASTARD SOMETIMES
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    Shane, how do you get that mirror finish with acrylic? What do you do about 30 light coats with lots of rubbing back between each coat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHRIVAL
    Shane just insure your car well park it somewhere where you know there are people that can'nt drive but drive expensive cars ie insured then wait a decent carpark dent on a citroen insurance $1500 throw in another grand and you've got your self a new paint job from a small operator then he can brteath the shit . GEEZE I CAN BE A BASTARD SOMETIMES
    That was the only way mine ended up with a repaint.. my son damaged drivers side guard, so an insurance claim was on.. I added a few (well quite a few) $$$ and the paintshop brought the car back to life.


    BX16v During paint preparation

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    **John, been watching your progress, congrats on getting her all back together - how's your mate getting on, he was quite sick a while back??

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham66
    Shane, how do you get that mirror finish with acrylic? What do you do about 30 light coats with lots of rubbing back between each coat?
    Quick break down of time:

    90% --preperation (includes stripping/fixing dents/rust)
    5% --wet rubbing oneshot primer
    0.05% --actual spraying
    4.95% --wet rubbing and polishing top coat.

    -Seriously, get it straight, spray putty the whole car with oneshot primer/putty. When it dries dust the whole car with overspray (something like $2.00 pressure pack from the supermarket is perfect).
    -sand overspray off using big circles and about 600grade wet 'n' dry
    -anywhere you have rubbed through or can't sand the overspray off hasn't been prep'd properly, start from scratch on these areas and straighten them.
    -when the car is perfect and the oneshot has been rubbed back ... It's time to paint.
    -I put heaps of top coat on, if you make runs anywhere don't worry about it. Black and metalic you spray the base colour on at this stage.
    -spray clearcoat over the top of black/metalic... with metalic you need to evenly distribute the metalic particles, they will 'stand up' depending on how much you thin the paint. I spray the whole car at once, not a panel at a time (in order to try and get even metalic coverage). Mix all the paint at once with metalic, if you mix it differently for different panels the metalic particles will stand up different amounts, so it'll look competelly different.
    --Leave a few weeks for the paint to settle.
    --Get some 800 and 1000 wet 'n' dry and sand each panel using lots of water and big circles and until the paint is 'flat'. ie: there is no 'shiny' dots in it. It should look like a 'mat' ie: NOT GLOSSY finish. What your doing is sanding out the orange peel.
    --Buff with heavy cutters
    --buff with micro-fine cutters
    --use a 'mirror finish' polish that will remove the cutter swirls.

    You now will have a perfect mirror finish that WILL show any dent/mark you didn't prepare correclty.

    Like I said, acrylic is HARD work, you need to keep polish to it or it deteriates too.

    This was the finished product... It now looks quite ordinary due to sitting in the weather for several years



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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood
    **John, been watching your progress, congrats on getting her all back together - how's your mate getting on, he was quite sick a while back??

    Cheers
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    Ahh, well My friend Chris, or "docchevron1472" as he is known on here, is somewhat better now. The recovery is a bit slow, he still has very little feeling in his left foot, and he can't lift anything heavy due to muscle/nearve damage. I'm sure when he sees this thread, he will reply himself!!
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    cheers, thanks Shane

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    Hi Greenblood! Thanks for enquiring after my health, appreciated! Was fairly ill, I technically died twice in hospital during my two week stay at the Costa Del Bristol Royal Infirmary, wouldn't recommend it for a holiday, the beds are awful and even the pigeons wouldn't touch the food, assuming the pigeons wern't in the food!?! Came down with meningacoccal septecimea, fairly unpleasant, it interupted an engine build on a mates ZX diesel! I've been left with nerve damage in left foot and right shoulder, a slightly rattly heart (big ends knocking!), a knackered shoulder and a lovely scar up my stomach where the incompetent idiots (doctors eh!!) couldn't work out what was wrong so they cut me open! Nice! Wont ever fully recover and things were complicated by me having severe Haemophilia 'A' but I'm still here to tell Smiffy he's an idiot (only joking)and can do light car related stuff but really miss building engines and crawling round under rusting Cit's. On the plus side 1week after escaping from colditz (hospital) and even before I could walk unaided I was driving my not so shiny BX16V enjoying the loud pedal! Having half a year off works been fun too!! Anyway enough boring medical rubbish! Back to light duty engineering (until smiffy crashes the CX again!?!)
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    P.S. Greenblood, you list your BX as a 1989 16V but it's a phase 2?? They didn't arrive till 1990 over here, You must have one of the first unless I'm being dim?
    Anyway time for more
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    Quote Originally Posted by docchevron1472
    Hi Greenblood! Thanks for enquiring after my health, appreciated! Was fairly ill, I technically died twice in hospital during my two week stay at the Costa Del Bristol Royal Infirmary, wouldn't recommend it for a holiday, the beds are awful and even the pigeons wouldn't touch the food, assuming the pigeons wern't in the food!?! Came down with meningacoccal septecimea, fairly unpleasant, it interupted an engine build on a mates ZX diesel! I've been left with nerve damage in left foot and right shoulder, a slightly rattly heart (big ends knocking!), a knackered shoulder and a lovely scar up my stomach where the incompetent idiots (doctors eh!!) couldn't work out what was wrong so they cut me open! Nice! Wont ever fully recover and things were complicated by me having severe Haemophilia 'A' but I'm still here to tell Smiffy he's an idiot (only joking)and can do light car related stuff but really miss building engines and crawling round under rusting Cit's. On the plus side 1week after escaping from colditz (hospital) and even before I could walk unaided I was driving my not so shiny BX16V enjoying the loud pedal! Having half a year off works been fun too!! Anyway enough boring medical rubbish! Back to light duty engineering (until smiffy crashes the CX again!?!)
    Cheers
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    Holy crap Chris, that reads like a Monty Python skit - the two knights, one left without arms and legs and still taunting his opponent "Come back, I'll bite you on the kneecaps..." Very guttsy, good to see you back on your feet (or what's left of them )

    My BX?? may have to let Alan S weigh in on this one, yes it's the series 2, (only series 1 cars here are private imports) and yes it was first registered in Aus in 1989?? mabe we were the test dummies

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    Quote Originally Posted by docchevron1472
    Hi Greenblood! Thanks for enquiring after my health, appreciated! Was fairly ill, I technically died twice in hospital during my two week stay at the Costa Del Bristol Royal Infirmary, wouldn't recommend it for a holiday, the beds are awful and even the pigeons wouldn't touch the food, assuming the pigeons wern't in the food!?! Came down with meningacoccal septecimea, fairly unpleasant, it interupted an engine build on a mates ZX diesel! I've been left with nerve damage in left foot and right shoulder, a slightly rattly heart (big ends knocking!), a knackered shoulder and a lovely scar up my stomach where the incompetent idiots (doctors eh!!) couldn't work out what was wrong so they cut me open! Nice! Wont ever fully recover and things were complicated by me having severe Haemophilia 'A' but I'm still here to tell Smiffy he's an idiot (only joking)and can do light car related stuff but really miss building engines and crawling round under rusting Cit's. On the plus side 1week after escaping from colditz (hospital) and even before I could walk unaided I was driving my not so shiny BX16V enjoying the loud pedal! Having half a year off works been fun too!! Anyway enough boring medical rubbish! Back to light duty engineering (until smiffy crashes the CX again!?!)
    Cheers
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    Gee's,

    sounds like you lucky to around with us If you get bored we'll just get Smiffy to crash the CX again for you We'll get him to back it into something this time so he can learn the back half of the car as well as the front

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    Even though Chris and I call each other every derogatory name under the sun, we truly are best friends. (he keeps telling me no-one would ever want to get shacked up with me cos I'm a haggered old bas***d)
    we've known each other for more than 10 years, and I'd be quite lost without his knowledge, and very dry humour!
    No shane, I have NO INTENTION of crashing my CX again!!!
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    Cheerio Smiffy, you best keep writing here mate and stay away from the quaacks at Colditz.

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    Chris did have some very hot nurses attending to him, but he was not aware of any of it as he was unconcious for nearly 2 weeks!
    I have to say, it was very un-comfortable for us family and friends in the waiting room with no air-con, during the very hot summer! john s
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    Hi all, er, again! believe me I have NO intention of spending more time in hospital! If it happens again I'll tell the ambulance driver to take me to the local citroen specialists, (They know more than the bl**dy doctors!). That said as Smiffy quite rightly pointed out some of the nurses were stunning (well the ones I can remember!!) especially a German nurse called Anka. Had I not had tubes everywhere, including "the little fella" I most definetly would have, er, increased the carnal score! Alas she has a boyfriend but I still gave her a vintage bottle of Champagne.
    What this has to do with cit's I don't know! I hope Smiffy doesn't crash the CX again, Englands getting scarce for CX's since he bought nearly all of them for bits! I think a large bolt through the "go" pedal may be a good mod! Either that or remove the Turbo. Come to think of it perhaps banning Smiffy from going within 100metres of the car is the safest option!?!
    Alas it's true, Smiffies a real good mate, perhaps I should meet more people?!
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    I think I will need ! I just bought annother car!!!
    On my way home from London tonight, I got overtaken by a SM How often does that happen? john s
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    Also, my appreciation to all that sat in hot waiting room whilst I had a long nap.
    According to "those that know" Phase 2 BX 16v's were only 1990 on, so I recon you must be lucky in Australia. I always preferred the look of the phase 2. I did have a phase 1 a while back that met with my gas axe! It did at least provide a tidy set of wheels and a good crank and block for my phase 2!
    See ya

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    Oh god not another one What are you thinking man!!
    I think you need more than one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiffy1071
    I think I will need ! I just bought annother car!!!
    On my way home from London tonight, I got overtaken by a SM How often does that happen? john s
    You couldn't help yourself right You dropped the old CX back a cog or two and watched the stunned look on the SM owners face as the old multi-coloured CX suddenly started pulling away from him

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    I fear Smiffy has purchased yet another ZX Volcane! This one has a blown engine! but he has one in stock out of the nice white one he had. Well it was nice before he crashed it! Has anyone else noticed a pattern to the lifespan of Smiffies cars!
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    A ZX ... What's that... A Poogoe

    Unless it's got *proper* suspension it's not worth dragging home

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