1988 Helios Blue GTX

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Re: 1988 Helios Blue GTX

Post by dubboy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:36 pm

Nice car, was tempted by it myself. Nice to see it being looked after. Where did you get the B-pillar vinyl from?



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Re: 1988 Helios Blue GTX

Post by D-reame » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:09 pm

dubboy wrote: Where did you get the B-pillar vinyl from?
Cheers dubboy. I hope to get to a meet at some point. I got the vinyls from here http://volkswagenstickers.co.uk/index2. ... rch&cat=15

Very good quality. You must make sure the surface is spotless. ;)


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Re: 1988 Helios Blue GTX

Post by D-reame » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:05 pm

Got my car back from AutoMark in Stockesley. It is a different car now. Idle is 850 solid with no dips or lumpiness. Drives very smooth and starts first time on the button. Very pleased.

I have started the bodywork now. There was some very small splashes of white paint all over the car like a fine overspray. This has all been removed now. To do this it involved machine mop, then clay bar. Then stage 1,2,3 of meguiars deep crystal system.http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... =IOV4PLPZ1

It now has a deep smooth glass like finish. Really came up well. However it is very tiring so I just did one panel at a time so as not to get lazy and rush it.

I have now got my long awaited BBS RA wheels thanks to Mr Edmundator. Really pleased. They are in excellant condition with matching Bridgestone Potenza RE720 tyres. Cheers Ed. :good:

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Re: 1988 Helios Blue GTX

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:12 pm

that looks superb - especially on my old wheels. they were refurbed in 2006 and i'd owned them since 1990 before Ed bought them off me a year ago.


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Re: 1988 Helios Blue GTX

Post by D-reame » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:23 pm

Cheers matey. They really make the car. Very very pleased. :good:


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Re: 1988 Helios Blue GTX

Post by Funky Diver » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:26 pm

Mate, that is VERY nice! With a capital Schwiiiiiing!!! Looking forward to seeing it (this week, will have rang you by the time you read this :groove: )



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Re: 1988 Helios Blue GTX

Post by The Piglet » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:32 pm

beautiful car


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Re: 1988 Helios Blue GTX

Post by the edmundator » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:11 pm

It really is a beautiful car... everyone should look forward to seeing it around later this year :vcool:


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Re: 1988 Helios Blue GTX

Post by DannyH » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:55 am

Absolutely 1st Class :yup:


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