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Stutopia last won the day on July 30 2019

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    Post your GT86 / BRZ pic of day!

    Been to Wales twice and the Lakes once in the last month, desperately needed a wash, in and out. Still scrubs up ok.
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    Will300's Subaru BRZ Build

    Is there any need for that kind of dick move on a track day? Loved the rest of it though Will.
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    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    RB is not really my style, but the work, effort and love that you've poured into making this happen is real a credit to you. Love the colour!
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    Garage Recommendation, Sheffield

    Thanks and yes. Got them from @Adrian@TORQEN cracking service.
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    Garage Recommendation, Sheffield

    Well I don't like to pic whore, but if you insist 😄
  6. I have used the same superb mechanics at Grinspeed in Leyland for years but find myself working in Sheffield for the foreseeable. I’ll be going back there for big mods, but I need a local for other things. Does anyone have any recommendations in the area for either a decent indie or specialist for my BRZ? Happy to drive a bit for one. Thanks for your help.
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    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    Why the ceramic coat on top of the wrap?
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    Covid lockdown battery issues

    Replaced the defective OEM one 3 years and 3 months ago with a Bosch S4025 (60Ah/540A CCA), that gave up on Friday (bad cell). It has been on the way for some time, cranking was taking that fraction longer prior to Covid, apparently driving once a week for 10 miles has broken its spirit. I've decide to raise the game this time and go AGM, LF069 Lucas (75Ah/720A CCA). 260W x 172D x 220H does fit with a good few MMs to spare.
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    Stubaru BRZ

    Due to the start of what is now 'the crisis' and a spare day a few weeks back, I was lucky enough to get access to a friend's garage space and set my mind to paint correction. I'd seen some minor defects (and one major one) when I was recently getting some strange goop off the passenger door and have been itching to spend some quality time with my new toy - a Rupes LHR 75E Mini. For detailing perverts like myself, the Rupes is the little Bigfoot offering for smaller areas and confined spaces. I used one for a few days a couple of years ago and fell in love, I finally convinced Santa to sort me out last winter. It's too small for most cars and people, as your only polisher, but despite that, I went for it because it's so light and low vibration that the drawbacks of larger areas taking longer, did not outweigh all the upsides in the trickier bits of our small and intricate panels. I will regret this decision if I ever own a Range Rover, but, lets face it, I will probably just use that as an excuse to buy a big Bigfoot anyway Back to the task at hand, exploiting an indoor workspace to go after this sort of thing. Nothing really offensive, just the stuff you notice in petrol station, filling up at night under the lights. The bonnet is a bit of a head scratcher as I have no idea where this has picked up so many defects from. I can only assume it's from washing, but I do try and observe a very gentle wash process. You can see on the spot, the swirls radiating out, accidentally the overhead strip shows what effects this has on larger reflections - they just look dull and dirty. This was only meant to be a single stage job (I only had 10 hours of time) so it was a small test patch to see what got a reasonable improvement and then blanket job all over. The yellow pad and polish combo from Rupes was fine, expect for one stubborn area on the rear bumper where I have gotten too close to the brambles in the work car park - SHAMEFACE - I know, it's unforgivable. Really hard to photograph this but there were three distinct scrapes all on the crease. The only 50/50 I took - not so easy to see the difference in the photo, but it is night and day in the video below. And this is the bonnet... ...which is miles away from the horror show I started with. Having access to an indoor workspace is an amazing treat for me (especially as it rained most of the day) but having a ramp as well? HEAVEN. My back was her so grateful for this. As a Johnny Pencilpusher in my day job, a day of physical effort is no minor undertaking After all the polishing, I laid down a coat of AMMO Reflex, which I am increasingly impressed with. It's so quick and easy to work with and has literally none of the pitfalls of the super strength ceramic stuff that I am yet to be impressed with - sorry I know I'm a dinosaur. Naturally after all that effort I could not resist a very quick glamour shot or two. If you've stayed with me this far, you may as well lose 90 more seconds on the movie too.
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    Will300's Subaru BRZ Build

    Mica blue paint, gold wheels and red callipers - that's an absolutely perfect combination. You have exceptional good taste
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    Post your GT86 / BRZ pic of day!

    I'd love to do that kit (but in body colour for me)
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    Post your GT86 / BRZ pic of day!

    It's on my shopping list, but so is a Cayman S - so mods are on hold!
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    Post your GT86 / BRZ pic of day!

    Gave the paint some much needed TLC with the machine and a coat of AMMO Reflex - looks alright, if I do say so myself. Some behind the scenes action https://youtu.be/b_WOSZKKfhE
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    Will300's Subaru BRZ Build

    Your mods are always really impressively thought through, I'm so impatient! 👍
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    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    Soooooooo jealous, been looking for similar for ages.