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#471889 - 12th Feb 2011 12:50pm Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza
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I bought this last month for the missus. only 55,000 miles... Seat Ibiza 1.4 Cool/s brum brum joyride
She's named him Ross because he's the same colour as a Toro Rosso! yes

Chris replaced waterpump and cambelt and I've fixed the dodgy door lock happy
Some laquer peel on the bonnet which needs sorting and there's a hole in the o/s rear light (if anyone spots one at a breakers let me know!)... but otherwise seems pretty solid!










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#471891 - 12th Feb 2011 12:56pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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good cars bud, mate had the tdi verson and it was impressive!
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#471896 - 12th Feb 2011 1:01pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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#472254 - 13th Feb 2011 1:15pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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grrr, laquer peel, i have yet to find out how to sort that!
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#472419 - 13th Feb 2011 6:47pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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I was thinking of using some 2000 grit wet and dry and soaking it then rubbing down until smooth and then some rubbing compound... worth a try before respraying...

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#472805 - 14th Feb 2011 10:23am Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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I was thinking of using some 2000 grit wet and dry and soaking it then rubbing down until smooth and then some rubbing compound... worth a try before respraying...

Yes had a word with someone at work, they said smooth the edges then spray with laquer & smooth.
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#472865 - 14th Feb 2011 12:36pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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hi can i ask you guys about paint
i have an old 1965 beach buggy vw flat four fiberglass body is this special paint or will it just be celly or 2 pack
thanks julie
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#472874 - 14th Feb 2011 1:05pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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I think you'll need paint which can flex for fibreglass. Don't know if you can put a flex additive into normal paint
Maybe start a new thread? peeps might not notice your post in this thread smile

Post some pics of car laugh


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#472877 - 14th Feb 2011 1:17pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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thanks will do
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#472889 - 14th Feb 2011 1:40pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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I'm still learning, that sounds like a fun car!
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#472997 - 14th Feb 2011 5:40pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: _Ste_]
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yes it is fun when i get it back on road its stored in runcorn at moment cos i am selling my house so needed garages empty
i was wondering if it had special paint on it with being fibreglass body
going to start a new thread
cheers
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#474233 - 17th Feb 2011 4:41pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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I've used some of the repair tape to patch the hole in Ross' rear light... I may as well have used sellotape because that's all it seems to be!!
MOT at weekend so hopefully it will be ok! smile and then I'll have a go at the bonnet!
Meanwhile the truck sits on the road feeling neglected waiting for the next big tip run, house move or camping trip!...

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#474837 - 18th Feb 2011 5:05pm Re: Mrs Polo_Phil's Seat Ibiza [Re: polo_phil]
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