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    Default Powdercoated rear brake drums...

    My other half has got a Fiat Grande Punto and when she bought it she said that it looked too much like an old persons car. I told her not to worry because with tinted windows, a nice set of wheels and a bit of lowering the car would come up really nice.

    The tints were installed pretty much straight away, went for 20% on the rear screen and 35% on all the side windows.

    The wheels were purchased from a member on a fiat forum but have been sat in the workshop for months now. I needed to order the correct size spiggot rings, and after having fitted one as a trial the gap in the arches was ridiculous. so definitely needed a good lowering. -50mm Eibach springs were delivered last week. So i got on with swapping the springs and wheels at the same time.

    Here is how the car looked when she first got it:


    When taking off the rear wheels i noticed that the rear brake drums were rusted to hell. Knowing that this would look rubbish behind the wheels being fitted i decided to experiment a little. Rather than paint them i thought i'd try powdercoating them and seeing how they came up.

    So this is how it looked when the rear wheel came off:


    After a good going over with a wire brush:


    All masked up and ready for powder:


    And after two coats of powder and a good blast in the oven:




    With them fitted on the car:


    So the transformation is complete, the car now looks awesome and it handles so much better! Shame it's just a little 1.4 litre lump under the bonnet though.




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    Looks much much better now mate.
    I can not believe how Rusty they are
    Keep up the great work.

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    good job there mate nice one

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    Nice job there harry....

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    Good job done, looks so much better
    Lois Griffin: Peter! You're bribing your daughter with a car?
    Peter Griffin: Ah, c'mon, Lois, isn't 'bribe' just another word for 'love'?

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    Looks superb Harry!

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    Nice little car that harry. That little 1.4 develops 180bhp in the new Abarth esseesse guise.

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    Think this is the first time I've seen a car with the wheels bought and fitted after a Photoshop. Not a million miles away now it's been lowered.





    Looks great Harry.
    Last edited by Stevel; 6th October 2008 at 21:07.

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    absolute quality mate.....and a great advert for you company
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    much better looks smart

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