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Cosmetic Changes 2 by Zelandeth Cosmetic Changes 2 by Zelandeth
I did promise that I wouldn't start turning this page into a never-ending automotive diary didn't I? A promise I seem to be utterly failing to obey!

Aaaanyhow, Sunday saw two very important things happen.

1. I had the roof off the Cappuccino for the first time of the year. Briefly. Sunny or not, it's still freezing! This was partly because it was sunny, and partly because I wanted to clear out all the roof drains and such of the winter gunk and to treat all the seals.

2. I finished applying the racing stripes. The rear ones aren't perfect - but from a distance look okay! I may re-apply them on a day when the wind is being less "helpful" than it was on Sunday, and when I've actually got my measurements right!

Next steps cosmetically will basically include a proper polish, touching up some of the paintwork, then getting the wheels painted. That should at least help with keeping things presentable for a while.

It's never going to be a tidy car in cosmetic terms (there's not a single dent-free panel!), but it can still be a lot of fun, and can look all right at least from a distance!

Also for those of you who live in countries where it doesn't exist, the black car you can see in the background is a 2010 Peugeot 207. It looks a bit odd at the front because the sloping front of the nose has been cut off by my Cappuccino's windscreen pillar! If anyone's curious I can probably dig out (or obtain) some photos of that too. Not exactly as exotic as the Suzuki though!
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randomlurker Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really great work on those stripes, they've come out really nicely! It's a great idea, and I think you've implemented it well. Looking forward to seeing the Cappuccino again soon!
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Zelandeth Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Thanks! Think they do work pretty well. They're not perfect - but I think the best goal to go for with cosmetics on this car is get things so it looks decent from a few paces away. There are enough bits missing, dented or held on with string and duct tape that getting it pristine is a lost cause! Well - without thousands of pounds worth of work done by a bodyshop anyway.

Bit of a nervous time of year for the Cappuccino to be honest, MOT is looming in May...Keeping my fingers crossed at the moment!
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