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Re: I'm back......

Postby andyd » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:06 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:In case anyone wonders why I sold the Sierra, I had a detailer come around to look at a small area of paint at the top of the 'A' pillar that was repaired by the longterm owner prior to 2015. It was a fairly good job, but in the right light you could see something had gone on there.
Confident he could improve the apperance with a machine polish, he then burnt through the paint :doh: :doh: :doh: Everytime I went to get in it it caught my eye, wishing I hadn't bothered or he said he he didn't want to sort it......Lesson learned!!

Hi Andy,
I can see why you wouldn't want to keep the Sierra. Something like that would niggle a perfectionist like you and no doubt give you some sleepless nights! Now you have a car that the good Doc has had sorted...it's a vision of perfection!
It's no real consolation, but do you get compensation friom the detailer in a situation like that?

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Hi Andrew,
I almost asked my son to do it as he has done machine polishing etc, but that would have been worse for me if he had of done the same thing....This can go wrong quite easily if not done correctly.

The detailer was distraught as he just wanted to help and offered to pay half the repair cost a mobile painter quoted me to paint approx quarter of the roof and blend in. But he wasn't 100% sure he could do a good enough job on it which I didn't want to hear :(
I probably could have kicked up a real fuss about it but the end result would have been the same, a car with new and old paint.

That's the trouble with original paint it will be quite thin due to years of polishing etc.

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Re: I'm back......

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:49 pm

andyd wrote: it will be quite thin due to years of polishing etc.


:shock: :shock: :shock: .... :wave: .... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: I'm back......

Postby andyd » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:19 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
andyd wrote: it will be quite thin due to years of polishing etc.


:shock: :shock: :shock: .... :wave: .... :lol: :lol: :lol:

:whistle: :cheers:

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Re: I'm back......

Postby andyd » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:26 pm

The Mrs said she prefers the car with Pepperpots, so I said I will hang one on the wall indoors for her to look at :sneaky:

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Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:30 pm

They do say good things come when things go wrong ? I think the bloke did you a favour as you have a stunning Capri now .

That old Sierra would of looked out of place at Brooklands nextyear the CCI meet and Ace cafe , also the Exeter surprise visit weekend . :whistle:
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Re: I'm back......

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:37 pm

andyd wrote:The Mrs said she prefers the car with Pepperpots

What great taste Mrs D has got....... :D

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Postby andyd » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:56 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:They do say good things come when things go wrong ? I think the bloke did you a favour as you have a stunning Capri now .

That old Sierra would of looked out of place at Brooklands nextyear the CCI meet and Ace cafe , also the Exeter surprise visit weekend . :whistle:

Good points JM....
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:The Mrs said she prefers the car with Pepperpots

What great taste Mrs D has got....... :D

Andrew.

:o
Just as well I don't take any notice of her then :cheers: :lol:

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Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:31 pm

Just been looking at your Capri again Andy but on the laptop with a much bigger screen. Wow ! Really is a stunner is that mate !! Re the wheels I really like it with the seven spokes but can see it looking equally as good with peppers...hope this helps :lol:

You should look into 15" Machined 4-Spokes too mate :whistle: Hope this helps as well :wave: :lol:

It really is great news that you are a Capri owner again Andy. You almost got me in :crying: too mate !!!
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Postby Brooksy » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:43 pm

:agree: Amazing looking car Andy and a credit to you and the marque :o.

I always clean and hoover my own cars and although it can take ages, the results are worth it.... as you've clearly proven! :lowrider:



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Postby andyd » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:41 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Just been looking at your Capri again Andy but on the laptop with a much bigger screen. Wow ! Really is a stunner is that mate !! Re the wheels I really like it with the seven spokes but can see it looking equally as good with peppers...hope this helps :lol:

You should look into 15" Machined 4-Spokes too mate :whistle: Hope this helps as well :wave: :lol:

It really is great news that you are a Capri owner again Andy. You almost got me in :crying: too mate !!!

All this wheel talk is making my head spin :roll: :lol:

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Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:41 pm

andyd wrote:All this wheel talk is making my head spin :roll: :lol:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGNiXGX2nLU
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Re: I'm back......

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:38 pm

That was a wheelie good video nick ...... :beer:
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Re: I'm back......

Postby andyd » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:17 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:That was a wheelie good video nick ...... :beer:

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Re: I'm back......

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:28 am

andyd wrote:The Mrs said she prefers the car with Pepperpots, so I said I will hang one on the wall indoors for her to look at :sneaky:

Now that’s a thought, much better than a picture :D
Missed this totally last week :doh: . Capri looks stunning Andy :applaud:
Looking forward to seeing it next year, wheels look great against that polished red paint, will upgrade mine to 15s eventually.
Very nice mate, bet it feels like coming home, enjoy :cheers:

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Re: I'm back......

Postby andyd » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:38 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
andyd wrote:The Mrs said she prefers the car with Pepperpots, so I said I will hang one on the wall indoors for her to look at :sneaky:

Now that’s a thought, much better than a picture :D
Missed this totally last week :doh: . Capri looks stunning Andy :applaud:
Looking forward to seeing it next year, wheels look great against that polished red paint, will upgrade mine to 15s eventually.
Very nice mate, bet it feels like coming home, enjoy :cheers:

Hi Rob,
The Pepperpots are also mint but the tyres are old, so rather than spend ££ on 13" tyres, I went for the 15" wheels as I had 4 tyres from my RS Turbo wheels :cheers:

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Postby sheff » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:47 pm

Very nice Andy.... I seem to remember this car from Facebook. The chap that restored it was trying to sell it for a bit over £20k last year.

Looks like you've got a bit of a bargain there, but I thought there would be some bargains coming through soon :D

I hope you keep it long enough to take it to the 50th.

All the best
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Postby andyd » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:28 pm

sheff wrote:Very nice Andy.... I seem to remember this car from Facebook. The chap that restored it was trying to sell it for a bit over £20k last year.

Looks like you've got a bit of a bargain there, but I thought there would be some bargains coming through soon :D

I hope you keep it long enough to take it to the 50th.

All the best
Neil

Hi Neil,
Yes car was reduced quite considerably since it was first advertised....Oh yes mate this is a keeper, no machine polishers going near this one....
Will be at the 50th and Haynes :wave:

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:19 pm

andyd wrote:Will be at the 50th and Haynes :wave:

It would be fantastic to see it at the Nationals too! :)

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Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:24 pm

Yes as I was talking to nick today about that and that he and John are up for coming also think Steve is up for it with Tom as well .
Was going to ask Peter if we could borrow the banner and have a club stand all of us . I think it’s first weekend of May . Also Andrew you have got to be there as the forums photographer mate .

Also I am have a mad plague made in stainless steel saying “ Do Not Touch please “ so might lift the Hood .
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Postby andyd » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:00 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Will be at the 50th and Haynes :wave:

It would be fantastic to see it at the Nationals too! :)

Andrew.

If it doesn't clash with a local show it's a possibility :D