After the demise of my Nocturne and purchase of the grey EP2 thought I’d start up a thread of works to get it up to a better standard.
Whilst it’s now at only 29,000 miles, drives very smoothly not at all a harsh ride and superficially looks great the process has begun
In this week at my local trusted body shop it have attention to some scratching and marks it’s collected over the years.
Getting bonnet and both front side grilles over the lights, rear bumper and tailgate repainted, a number of chips around the door edges sorted and a mop and polish, for £1,000 plus VAT which I thought reasonable
Early in August I’ve got a leather specialist going to sort out the tacky to the touch door handle and window switch panels and deep clean the EP2 interior
Then in Oct it’s off to Sandy for the full monty underside as you will see from the video it’s in need of some love and a new exhaust
Also discs and pads all round, cam belt change and full service and Sandy's door cill refresh
Please post the 'after' pics and what your garage did to resolve? The rubber surface area isn't my problem, well documented here, but the door handle surround is the challenge.
Hope all goes well!
they probably painted the cream grey ! afaik that trim was never leather.
Bad news is 18 year old paint has faded a tad so doesn’t quite match up so I’m biting the bullet and waiting for a quote to respray the sides complete and front bumper all to match, hey ho
I want to get the car up to a top condition so not a lot of choice
BTW with the meths give it a good soak and you'll find there is a point where the surface breaks down into a soft goo, too soon and no go, too long and it evaporates! Patience is the key..trust me it works. be prepared for using a lot of repeated doses but you'll get the hang of it after a few goes! And meths is cheap! 🤓 👍
That seems ridiculously cheap. Are there some caveats or you need to do some of the prep your self???
Going to leave it and let Sandy repaint when it’s up with him later in the year
ATS have a deal on so 4 Michelin Primacy 3 fitted @ £480 booked in for Wed
Fully removed the tacky coating on one of the door handle trims has now taken them all away to fully prep and recolour
More piks to follow when fully completed
Any thoughts welcome.
The grey is growing on me it’s a colour still in vogue but the Nocturne in sunshine is a stunning colour
agreed , but i'm a bit biased !!
More details in the colours thread.
Link to his site his next 2 jobs are on a Jaguar and Rolls Royce his attention to detail is superb, he is based in Andover Hants