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Post  dressur on 1/8/2008, 7:20 am

As well as half a dash kit - I now have Toyos all round - the new 205/50's are finally on the back where they belong- and I picked up Max's virtually new fronts today.

Difference is quite something - he wasn't half hanging on to the road in the corners!! Got back from Northampton with no arm ache and a big grin on my face!!

Mind you - have a cracking bump on my head- was playing the bumpy road game to embarass Charlie, got a bit carried away and hit one of the roof bars on my way up!!

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Post  Rich on 1/8/2008, 7:39 am

You mean your roof was up?!?! affraid

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Post  dressur on 1/8/2008, 7:41 am

Rich Stone wrote:You mean your roof was up?!?! affraid

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It was pi$$ing down!!

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Post  Rich on 1/8/2008, 7:47 am

Oh, must have missed that. I know it was horribly muggy today and it showered for about 10 minutes mid morning, but I don't get to see much else from my office window. Northampton weather is a mind unto itself. It never complies to the forecast...

Still, I hope your head is OK now and very pleased you're happy with the new rubber. cheers

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Post  dressur on 1/8/2008, 8:46 am

Rich Stone wrote:Oh, must have missed that. I know it was horribly muggy today and it showered for about 10 minutes mid morning, but I don't get to see much else from my office window. Northampton weather is a mind unto itself. It never complies to the forecast...

Still, I hope your head is OK now and very pleased you're happy with the new rubber. cheers

Rich

I am very happy with the new rubber - and the cf dash - bit worried now as I appear to be having impure thoughts about viper stripes!! Seeing far too many charcoal F's and feeling the need to be a bit unique somehow!

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Post  Rich on 1/8/2008, 8:55 am

Just caught that comment before shutting down my laptop for the night!

That's exactly the reason I did my stripes. At the time, there were loads of Tahiti Blue Fs in the allocated parking at Silverstone and I had to look at the number plates to tell which one was mine in the crowd...

I reckon a charcoal car would look good with a single wide metallic grey (sort of xpower grey, a tad lighter but ot silver) and a single thin stripe on each side of it. I regret having the MG logo on mine, well at least the way I had it, but it's personal taste for that one. I'll see if I can do a photoshop job for you if you like.

Watch this space... Wink

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Post  dressur on 1/8/2008, 9:00 am

Rich Stone wrote:Just caught that comment before shutting down my laptop for the night!

That's exactly the reason I did my stripes. At the time, there were loads of Tahiti Blue Fs in the allocated parking at Silverstone and I had to look at the number plates to tell which one was mine in the crowd...

I reckon a charcoal car would look good with a single wide metallic grey (sort of xpower grey, a tad lighter but ot silver) and a single thin stripe on each side of it. I regret having the MG logo on mine, well at least the way I had it, but it's personal taste for that one. I'll see if I can do a photoshop job for you if you like.

Watch this space... Wink

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Very close to what I'm looking at!! Would love to see a photoshop!!

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Post  Rich on 1/8/2008, 9:02 am

dressur wrote:Very close to what I'm looking at!! Would love to see a photoshop!!
Added to my list! Goodnite...

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Post  dressur on 1/8/2008, 9:09 am

Rich Stone wrote:
dressur wrote:Very close to what I'm looking at!! Would love to see a photoshop!!
Added to my list! Goodnite...

Rich

night!

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Post  Dark Knight on 1/8/2008, 6:37 pm

dressur wrote:
Rich Stone wrote:You mean your roof was up?!?! affraid

Rich

It was pi$$ing down!!

And????? just drive faster thats what i did!!! Actually i found it good fun so got a pic of me grinnig whilst driving in the p$sing down rain


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Post  dressur on 2/8/2008, 5:55 am

PaulMGTF160 wrote:
dressur wrote:
Rich Stone wrote:You mean your roof was up?!?! affraid

Rich

It was pi$$ing down!!

And????? just drive faster thats what i did!!! Actually i found it good fun so got a pic of me grinnig whilst driving in the p$sing down rain

I don't care - but Charlie gets cross if I get him wet!!

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Post  dressur on 2/8/2008, 6:14 am

Oooh - just to add fuel to the racing stripes idea - I have just found carbon fibre effect ones!!

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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Post  dressur on 2/8/2008, 6:16 am

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Car-Vinyl-CARBON-FIBRE-VIPER-STRIPES-Fits-Any-Car_W0QQitemZ270260817075QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item270260817075&_trksid=p3286.m14.l1318

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Post  Rich on 2/8/2008, 6:27 am

Don't do it! They won't show up as well on your car. Better leaving them to the light coloured chav cars, like white corsas and citroen saxos!!!!

Don't worry... I'll have your pic done over this weekend...

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Post  dressur on 2/8/2008, 8:50 am

Rich Stone wrote:Don't do it! They won't show up as well on your car. Better leaving them to the light coloured chav cars, like white corsas and citroen saxos!!!!

Don't worry... I'll have your pic done over this weekend...

Rich

Arghh - I don't know what to do now - I see what you're saying, but I really like the idea of the CF!! I like the silver too though - so all is not lost!

One of my friends is a driving instructor - and the people who did her signage gave her a big discount for having their name in a very small font at the bottom of the boot end of her stripe! She reckons I ought to tell them that I go to all the Mg events and see if I can get a deal on having them fitted!

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Post  Dark Knight on 4/8/2008, 6:50 pm

i'd have to agree with Rich and say no to the Carbon Fibre look, Silver would be much better suited to your colour of car!!


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Post  Rich on 5/8/2008, 3:44 am

Sorry I didn't have time for a perfect job, but here's a taster...



Also, I would be tempted to spray it on rather than have vinyl graphics as you can then polish it all up. Next time you see mine, have a look what polish did to by stripes... No

I'm still going with an idea of not-quite-silver and the big central stripe (That'll kill the viper jibes) and a tasteful single thin stripe up each side. Very classy look I feel... Thumbs up

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Post  Captain Jack on 5/8/2008, 4:47 am

See now i think that looks pretty good, racey & discreet all at once!


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Post  M77XNE on 5/8/2008, 5:09 am

it looks like they've forgotten to spray that bit of the car!

Don;t think i like it. Just not too sure.

Maxine!



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Post  Captain Jack on 5/8/2008, 5:12 am

sssshhhhhhhh you! Laughing It looks great. Looks like an option they had on the new mustang!


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Post  Rich on 5/8/2008, 5:19 am

Perhaps it would be better like this...



cheers Laughing

Rich



PS Could I just add that the wiggly line up the driver's side of the stripe is actually a refection from the original pic and not my shaky hand... Rolling Eyes


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Post  dressur on 5/8/2008, 5:19 am

marcus mgf wrote:See now i think that looks pretty good, racey & discreet all at once!

Bit like me then - racy but discreet!! But possibly a little broad in the beam!!

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Post  dressur on 5/8/2008, 5:23 am

Rich Stone wrote:Perhaps it would be better like this...



cheers Laughing

Rich



PS Could I just add that the wiggly line up the driver's side of the stripe is actually a refection from the original pic and not my shaky hand... Rolling Eyes

It's because Wriggly is buffed up to such a mirror like shine!!

Rich - I hate to break it to you - but I am NOT having an SMS sign in the middle of my stripe!! Everyone will think I'm Stewarts little sister!!

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Post  Rich on 5/8/2008, 5:24 am

It's not really to scale. The front is right but it does go a bit wide at the top. Very difficult to get it so it look right when the car is photographed at that angle. If I could have a 'full frontal' view (!) of the bonnet, including the front bumper and windscreen, then I could do it far more accurately, and also in various shades...

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Post  Rich on 5/8/2008, 5:28 am

That was actually meant as a joke... Even I don't put on my bonnet! Resticted to the doors for show and promotional purposes only.

dressur wrote:It's because Wriggly is buffed up to such a mirror like shine!!
That's why you don't want vinyl on it. My big mistake, although it looked great when it was first done. The vinyl itself was very shiny. Mind you, it does cover up loads of stone chips, scratches, etc!

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