This is my second type R, had an 08 plate silber Fn2 for around 10 months when I was 21 couldn't afford it so had to move it on and have been moaning ever since, it was the one that got away
Finally back in one 08 plate again, 1 previous owner full service history just needed some TLC to sort the paint out.
First things first! cleaning time the grime on this car was insane I have never seen/felt a car so gritty/dusty!
snow foamed twice hoping it would help, it didn't
Next was Iron X and Citrus Tar/glue remover, The photos do not do this justice the tar/fallout on this car was horrendous, nearly used a whole bottle of them both going over it twice liberally!
took so long I decided to wait and finish off the next day
The next day it was time to finish removing the rest of the tar, I swear the previous owner enjoyed throwing tar on the car for a laugh
Then Clayed the whole car, still peeling a silly amount of muck off even after the previous cleaners
polished with autoglym SRP- needs a proper polish there is alot of swirling but planning on getting a full detail once I have sorted any paint issues out first
then waxed with collinate 476
and finally treated the windows to some Gtechniq G5 water repellent
The car looked really dull and lifeless when I bought it and now it is sitting happy in the sun and turning some heads
Then today I decide I need to go and drive the car so off we went into the lovely hills of derbyshire, encounter many a nice car along the way, even bumped into a convo of blue MX-5 that all seemed heavily modded.
I want to do a fair few things to the car, But first its new tyres all round, the garage kindly changed some tyres to some extra terrible budget tyres with less grip that if i wrapped them in butter...... very helpful.............
a few bits need sprucing up before i spend money on mods.
new plates are in the post as these look horrendous and have the wrong flag on the plate (I wont say which dont want to upset anyone
but in the new year I plan on getting a catback exhaust
then onto wheels/springs etc etc the usual stuff and looking forward to making the car my own
Finished the day by going to the burger bar having a massive burger and a nice cold pint! first 5 days of ownership have been wonderful, I am looking forward to many a years fun in this