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    Well.. getting in need of some modifications now.. Hit that wall.. well I hit it 10 miles down the road normally but the Signum kept me sweet for a while.. until now!

    I was thinking about a few things, so could do with tips from anyone thats done them.

    1. Red Calipers.. thought it today while polishing my snowflakes.. anyone done it? And whats the best paint? Someone on ebay used red hamerite lol!!! I laugh but it looked good.

    2. On the 2.8 engine under the engine cover is a metal plate about central. I haven't checked out what it is, but was considering this in a really high lacquered red paint just so it sticks out from the middle of the V. Think doing the engine covers may be too much.

    3. Chroming.. Already enquired about getting my turbo heatshield chromed. Will it last? Possibly a few other features and then a front strut to finish it off

    4. Hose kit? Saw someone on here used an argso kit.. but that was years ago now.. and would prefer red to blue

    Woooooh out of my system!

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    Well.. getting in need of some modifications now.. Hit that wall.. well I hit it 10 miles down the road normally but the Signum kept me sweet for a while.. until now!

    I was thinking about a few things, so could do with tips from anyone thats done them.

    1. Red Calipers.. thought it today while polishing my snowflakes.. anyone done it? And whats the best paint? Someone on ebay used red hamerite lol!!! I laugh but it looked good.

    i use engine laquer for this, heat resistant and colour last's a lot longer than hamerite does, also about 5-6 quid a tin...

    2. On the 2.8 engine under the engine cover is a metal plate about central. I haven't checked out what it is, but was considering this in a really high lacquered red paint just so it sticks out from the middle of the V. Think doing the engine covers may be too much.

    again use the engine laquer that you have done your calliper's with, 2 bird's 1 stone so to speak

    3. Chroming.. Already enquired about getting my turbo heatshield chromed. Will it last? Possibly a few other features and then a front strut to finish it off

    it will last if they do a decent job with it, i had some part's chromed ages ago and they are still A1, just buff them up from timt to time to make sure they are at there best...

    4. Hose kit? Saw someone on here used an argso kit.. but that was years ago now.. and would prefer red to blue

    contact 'samco' for these they do all sort's of bit's and bob's aswell as full kit's, this is going to be my next big modd....

    Woooooh out of my system!

    hope what i have said can get it all sorted now it's out of your system mate....
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    I can only comment on the calipers mate. Nothing wrong with using Hammerite (as it is heat resistant) and if you give it enough coats and prep properly it will last forever. (make sure you use hammerite smooth though)

    Pic (they have been painted since Nov 08):


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    Nice calipers! Any chance of a close up pic? I saw some engine paint online, but it came in tins like big versions of the 'airfix model paint'.. is this the stuff? And does it look ok if its brushed on, not sprayed? can you tell?

    Thanks guys

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    Here you got mate. Just brush it on it looks fine




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    smart where do u buy the decals from? Guessing they have to be heat res too?

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    As said nothing wrong with hammerite,


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