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Calypso's project E34 520i - which is actually blue!

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DUDES!!!

 

What is all this nonsense on my project thread!!  Bugger off to the 530i for sale thread!

 

....unless of course you have a pair of E34 rear lamps with the white indicators going cheap - in which case - Stay!  Have a cup of tea!

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 Back from our holiday now, and took the 520 off to have a bit of paint correction and a good detail. I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out. 

 

Of more concern to me will be the annual MOT test, due in  early September.  I’m hoping the car won’t fall foul of any of the new MOT regulations. 

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On 7/10/2018 at 2:43 PM, Calypso-E34 said:

 Back from our holiday now, and took the 520 off to have a bit of paint correction and a good detail. I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out. 

 

Of more concern to me will be the annual MOT test, due in  early September.  I’m hoping the car won’t fall foul of any of the new MOT regulations. 

 

Don't see why it should

 

My pals got an E30 with an M54 conversion and he had zero issues, bar the usual corroded brake lines etc. Just a simple advisory

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A few teaser pics from the man who is detailing the E34 for me. Beginning to look very nice I must say!  Looking forward to getting it back. 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, duncan-uk said:

Very nice B)

 

8 hours ago, GStarrr said:

Looks awesome Mark :D

 

Thanks chaps!  It's looking as good as it's likely to now.  It was a good car to start with, and I've probably spent about £1000 since I got it, mainly on cosmetics like detailing and wheel refurbishment, but loads of other small things too.  Other than what it needs for the MOT and maybe an oil change, I don't think I'll be spending any more this year anyway.

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Is this metallic paint? As I machine polished mine, maybe a bit too soft on it as I didn't know how thick the paint was, and it has not come up as shiney as this. It looks really good.

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5 minutes ago, KitsonRis said:

Is this metallic paint? As I machine polished mine, maybe a bit too soft on it as I didn't know how thick the paint was, and it has not come up as shiney as this. It looks really good.

 

Yep - Orient blue, so has a clear coat. I don’t think yours will have a clear lacquer finish as it’s a solid red - but someone here will know for sure. 

 

I know now nothing about paint depths etc, so what I have learned is that it’s worth getting a pro to sort the body, and then maintain it myself. The man who did this job also did a Volvo V70 for me four years ago, and the finish was still awesome 3 years later with just basic car care. 

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