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Re: Laser + GL

Postby andyd » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:05 am

I used to do the white lettering on my Mk3 Escort, Goodyear Grand Prix S Tyres.

It was a Wax Crayon type of thing, but never lasted too long.....Looked good though :)

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:21 am

andyd wrote:I used to do the white lettering on my Mk3 Escort, Goodyear Grand Prix S Tyres.

It was a Wax Crayon type of thing, but never lasted too long.....Looked good though :)


Yeah I had the same issue previously on my old Goodyear's so I had the ingenious plan to buy the paint they use to Whitehall tyres! Stuff works a treat as it is it is designed to be more flexible so you literally have to paint it onto the wheel and apparently should last the lifetime of the tyres... we will see though haha

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:27 pm

Hi Danny,
Looking forward to seeing a photo or two of the wheels fitted. With or without socks in the frame, I'm not fussy.... :)

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:52 pm

Sorry to disappoint you Andrew, no socks to see this time! :lol:

ImageIMAG0027 by Danny Hassall, on Flickr

ImageIMAG0029 by Danny Hassall, on Flickr

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ImageIMAG0026 by Danny Hassall, on Flickr

I love them! Couple of pictures of the car in the office car park, and one parked up outside a barn I had to stop by for work on Saturday so looks funky! Definitely fills the arches a real treat and sets the car off very nicely in my humble opinion.... :)

Had another long drive today over to Peterborough to collect a new gearbox so I can drop it in and go back to having five gears rather than just having four, and awful fuel consumption!

Hope these pictures don't disappoint!

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:07 pm

Hi Danny,
Woo-hoo! The wheels and tyres look superb! 8-)
The bit of stretch on the tyre doesn't look anywhere near as pronounced as it did off the car, so that's all good.
D366Y wrote:Image


Love this pic!

D366Y wrote:Hope these pictures don't disappoint!

Apart from the total absence of funky socks, they don't! :D

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby andyd » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:18 pm

Very nice, look forward to seeing it at Beaulieu soon :D

Make sure you stay away from kerbs etc :doh:

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:49 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
D366Y wrote: I just feel like that rim is very exposed now so next time out I will definitely be fitting 205 tyres so they are wider and cover the lip haha


Hi,
I'm not sure they are something I'd fit, but at least they are available in black, and a full set is cheaper than a wheel refurb.
https://www.alloygator.com/

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Thanks for this Andrew, my dad actually fitted a set to his awful Pug, though I'll never understand why... It didn't seem to be very strong though as when he kerbed it the thing just came off and still damaged the wheel anyway :lol:

I think I'll just have to be very careful until I get the wider tyres on there...

So you reckon you can get away with bigger tyres than 175's without rubbing then Danny


I'm hoping so Nick, I measured it all up and looks like it should fit a treat, can't see why there would be any issues, but like you said I haven't tried full lock yet, not been round enough roundabouts in them yet :lol:

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:51 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi Danny,
Woo-hoo! The wheels and tyres look superb! 8-)
The bit of stretch on the tyre doesn't look anywhere near as pronounced as it did off the car, so that's all good.

D366Y wrote:Hope these pictures don't disappoint!

Apart from the total absence of funky socks, they don't! :D

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I'm glad they meet your approval! Really pleased with how they've turned out, and I can only apologise and promise to make more of an effort with my socks in the future :lol:

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Arya2.0S » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:56 pm

They look great. Im not a fan of the stretched tyre look myself, but thats just personal preference. These look great and are definitely tempting. You say you have a Sportex exhaust fitted too? How much space is there between the rear tyre and the exhaust?

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:35 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:The wheels and tyres look superb!

Can't argue with that, looks stunning Danny :applaud:

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:38 pm

Arya2.0S wrote:They look great. Im not a fan of the stretched tyre look myself, but thats just personal preference. These look great and are definitely tempting. You say you have a Sportex exhaust fitted too? How much space is there between the rear tyre and the exhaust?


To be honest I wasn't really planning a stretched tyre look, didn't really think it would be that stretched to be honest, think I will be getting 205s next time out (at least!)

There's plenty of space there, will go out and measure it tomorrow for ya

andyd wrote:Very nice, look forward to seeing it at Beaulieu soon :D

Make sure you stay away from kerbs etc :doh:


And I will be avoiding them like the plague don't worry! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Arya2.0S » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:58 pm

Much appreciated. I only worry about the exhaust because mine seems close with just 185's on it and obviously if I get wheels like this and put 205's on them...Well you can see why I'd be a bit worried.

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:32 pm

Danny, those 7.5's look fantastic fella !! Excellent job mate ! Love Em :applaud: :D :D

I see you aint got those lock nuts yet young man !! You really should for extra security mate, As said McGard do really good ones that look pretty cool too as well as being very good quality. Don't risk it too much longer especially if you park your Capri outside. Whilst extra bricks might come in useful at some stage for you, 'free' bricks supporting your Laser aint really what I was thinking :)

Oh Yeah, almost forgot you should get some of this stuff too Danny...I use it and is great stuff. Leaves a protective layer so the brake dust/dirt does not harm the rims...

http://www.johnbrownwheels.com/products ... alant.html

Give yourself about an extra hour when you wash/wax your Laser now mate to include the wheels now...I do :wave: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Looking forward to seeing you and your Laser and your wheels at Beaulieu fella...including a convoy hopefully, weather permitting :)

All the best

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:48 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Danny, those 7.5's look fantastic fella !! Excellent job mate ! Love Em :applaud: :D :D

I see you aint got those lock nuts yet young man !! You really should for extra security mate, As said McGard do really good ones that look pretty cool too as well as being very good quality. Don't risk it too much longer especially if you park your Capri outside. Whilst extra bricks might come in useful at some stage for you, 'free' bricks supporting your Laser aint really what I was thinking :)

Oh Yeah, almost forgot you should get some of this stuff too Danny...I use it and is great stuff. Leaves a protective layer so the brake dust/dirt does not harm the rims...

http://www.johnbrownwheels.com/products ... alant.html

Give yourself about an extra hour when you wash/wax your Laser now mate to include the wheels now...I do :wave: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Looking forward to seeing you and your Laser and your wheels at Beaulieu fella...including a convoy hopefully, weather permitting :)

All the best

Nick


Haha it is on my list of to-buy! Both the lock nuts and the wheel wax, had a busy weekend as the better half said she has had enough of me spending more time with the car than her recently... And "weather permitting" ?? For you maybe, I'll be out rain or shine don't you worry! :D

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:49 pm

D366Y wrote: And "weather permitting" ?? For you maybe, I'll be out rain or shine don't you worry! :D


Hey Danny, I do get it out in the rain sometimes......popped over to see John on Sunday morning and whilst I was praying it would not rain it pissed down. Never used my wipers so much in a long time :lol:

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Took me bleedin ages to clean it all back up again though. This "wet/dirty" stuff gets everywhere don't it !! I am getting too old for this stress Danny. But I definitely will be coming to Beaulieu, just not sure if it will be a Pinto or V6 :lol: :lol:
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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:24 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
D366Y wrote: And "weather permitting" ?? For you maybe, I'll be out rain or shine don't you worry! :D


Hey Danny, I do get it out in the rain sometimes......popped over to see John on Sunday morning and whilst I was praying it would not rain it pissed down. Never used my wipers so much in a long time :lol:

Image20170312_113338 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Took me bleedin ages to clean it all back up again though. This "wet/dirty" stuff gets everywhere don't it !! I am getting too old for this stress Danny. But I definitely will be coming to Beaulieu, just not sure if it will be a Pinto or V6 :lol: :lol:


Haha sorry to hear you had to use your wipers Nick... Whats the date for Beaulieu?? Will try my best to make it if I can!

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:32 pm

D366Y wrote:Whats the date for Beaulieu?? Will try my best to make it if I can!


Danny its on the bank holiday weekend of April 30th mate.
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Re: Laser + GL

Postby andyd » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:22 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
D366Y wrote: And "weather permitting" ?? For you maybe, I'll be out rain or shine don't you worry! :D


Hey Danny, I do get it out in the rain sometimes......popped over to see John on Sunday morning and whilst I was praying it would not rain it pissed down. Never used my wipers so much in a long time :lol:

Image20170312_113338 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Took me bleedin ages to clean it all back up again though. This "wet/dirty" stuff gets everywhere don't it !! I am getting too old for this stress Danny. But I definitely will be coming to Beaulieu, just not sure if it will be a Pinto or V6 :lol: :lol:

That's it now Nick, no excuse not to get it wet again :lol:

It's the bulkhead area and inner wings etc I hate trying to get dry :doh: The outside doesn't really bother me......

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:56 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Image


Looks like both cars have broken down at the same time. What are the chances? :lol:

Is that John's Honda at the front of the queue? It's almost the same colour as the Lacquer red twins.....

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:58 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
D366Y wrote:Whats the date for Beaulieu?? Will try my best to make it if I can!


Danny its on the bank holiday weekend of April 30th mate.


It's in my Diary already, keep getting confused as I've written down Simply Ford! I have fore-warned the Mrs so will be there! :lol: :wave:

andyd wrote:It's the bulkhead area and inner wings etc I hate trying to get dry :doh: The outside doesn't really bother me......

Andy


I also can't believe you guys dry it off so thoroughly... :shock: I mean fair play but must take an age! I just drive it and wash it... Obviously I'm not winning any medals anytime soon :lol:

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