Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)

evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
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2 new front tires fitted to hopefully solve my wobble
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but it turns out the passenger side wheel is buckled ive dropped the spare et37 wheel off for refurb and get the buckle removed shold get it back in a few days then the passenger wheel will get the same treatment.
at least that way i will have 5 wheels refurbished and a spare that will fit over the brakes
 

evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
Staff
got the spare et37 wheel back today buckle free need to take it out and check the wobbles gone :) got a bit of a discount as there was a mark in the paint layer
 

evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
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had ago a painting the wheel arch last week finally lol
primer
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guide coat
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color and lacquer
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need to do more of a wet coat the outer edge matchs the panel but not on the curve its where the primer is needs more work :confused:
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getting it ready for the wet coat :)
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evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
Staff
Are they paying you for the advertising? lol.
no they sent me the brolly free when i posted on there facebook wall :) 20euros to buy if you can find them :)

bit more done today
surface rust removed
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wire brush in the rotary tool
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lashings of fertan after hammering the jacking point straight
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new rear wheel arch trim #1
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yay side skirt back on
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new rear arch trim #2
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its in
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nice fit on the front one
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found some scabs at the back so they got fertan'd to
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wet sanded both mirror covers 1500 grit
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polished with meg ultimate compound and a soft waffle pad on the rotary
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Oh my god!!! Carl fantastic job and a huge amount of enthusiasm brilliant just brilliant. Seen ur vids on YouTube read 118 pages of this thread and ur entire Saab engine thread sat up hours each night reading your joyful threads I'm jealous lol. I recently become a mk4 astra owner 1.8 sport with 85000 on the clock well abit more than that. Need to pick your brains
 
Currently have an annoying oil leak, have a dark colour fluid in coolant tank but coolant is not mixing with oil pheww I wish to drain out the entire cooling system and flush it completely, clean out the tank refit and fill back up. My temp sensor around town sits between 85 n 90 most times but as soon as I hit the dual carriage way or the motorway my temp gauge drops to 0 is this normal??
 
Had another look at coolant tank today and topped it up it looks to be little rust particles within the tank hmmm deffo think I need to get this system drained n changed asap!!! Need to locate where oil is leaking from too just hoping n praying its not the crank shaft seals.
 
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