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Old 10th February 2014, 19:46   #421
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Guys, any status updates? Please share a lot of pics please. You guys at least have the chance to own one of the most dream worthy cars in India!

That dark blue! Wow! Looks beautiful. Please share pics.
Hi,

No major pictorial updates because my conti is still in the same condition to look at.

Only mechanical works(restoration) were carried out for the past months. Seats/dashboard removed and given for upholstery.

Anyways, here is a pic that i took while trying on the bmw alloys that i was able to procure a long back.
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Guys, any status updates? Please share a lot of pics please. You guys at least have the chance to own one of the most dream worthy cars in India!

That dark blue! Wow! Looks beautiful. Please share pics.
The work on my car has staggered as the bodyshop is pretty busy in milch cows - you know
I am stuck up with the bezels as I want them in chrome. I have found one guy who is ready to try spray chrome on non-ABS plastic, Let' see.
Will surely update step-by-step.
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I am stuck up with the bezels as I want them in chrome. I have found one guy who is ready to try spray chrome on non-ABS plastic, Let' see.
Will surely update step-by-step.
By bezels, do you mean external ones such as headlamp ones etc?

Btw im also wondering how to get my black fiber bumpers to chrome.
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By bezels, do you mean external ones such as headlamp ones etc?

Btw im also wondering how to get my black fiber bumpers to chrome.
Bezel is the plastic cladding besides the round headlamps.
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The work on my car has staggered as the bodyshop is pretty busy in milch cows - you know
I am stuck up with the bezels as I want them in chrome. I have found one guy who is ready to try spray chrome on non-ABS plastic, Let' see.
Will surely update step-by-step.
spray painting will never give you the chrome like effect. the closest thing you can get is the vinyl wrap. you get chrome vinyl wraps which may do the trick. thats what they use on chrome coloured cars, not paint.
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spray painting will never give you the chrome like effect. the closest thing you can get is the vinyl wrap. you get chrome vinyl wraps which may do the trick. thats what they use on chrome coloured cars, not paint.
I have seen videos on youtube for spray on chrome. The finish is fabulous. Do check on youtube with keywords 'spray-on chrome'
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some updated pictures. I did not like the 17" wheels so going for stock.
Note the bezels in chrome
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Note the bezels in chrome
Bezels look great.

Please share the procedure and paint used to get that chrome finish.
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some updated pictures. I did not like the 17" wheels so going for stock.
Note the bezels in chrome
Oh yeah, Please remove that wheels, spoils the otherwise good looking car. May be the alloy design makes it more ugly. Settle for some full chrome deep dish steel rims.
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@kkvaidya: please share the details regarding chrome paint. I wanna try it on bumpers.
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I recollect we (Kittigadu and myself) had visited one guy 2-3 years ago on Kanakapura road. Blore, he did the spray on chrome. I don't know if he existed now. e showed us the process and some of his works. Looked good to do any item with chrome and may shades.

We happened to bump into him at Red rooster racing and he handed his card out.

Wish you good look in looking for spray on chrome.
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'WNW 9099' Registered Contessa being disposed cheaply by e-auction at Kolkata Police Dept on 19-05-2014.

ref: MSTC/ERO/KOLKATA POLICE TRANSPORT CELL/1/LALBAZAR/14-15/697[77989]


( Scores of Bullets , an RD350, gypsies are other classics also being sold. )

please find out the exact details from Shri Goutam Sarkar, Officer-in Charge,
Transport Lalbazar, Kolkata.Mobile No. +919830194780.


& SHRI SOUMEN MITRA IPS phone number 033-22505395 & email : transportcell@kolkatapolice.gov.in
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Brought home my restored delight on 4th May
Still many small things need to be looked at like the aluminum bezel on the front grill, front bumper needs chrome plating, windshields need a buffing etc.
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Hi Everyone,
It’s time again for the next “CCI meet “and this time, it will be a gathering of Conti Owners and Fans from Kerala and Tamilnadu. The meet is planned to be held in Thirssur, Kerala on the 24th of August 2014. The main highlights will be a gathering and brief introduction at the main Venue which will be tentatively the Thekkinkad Ground in Thrissur town followed by a drive to Athirapilly waterfalls through the national highway and then through the Lush greenery of the Athirapilly route. We are aiming at 30 to 50 conti’s in this meet
All the Conti owners and fans who had not yet confirmed are requested to contact and confirm their attendance in the following contact nos of the coordinators of the meet.
Mr. Anoop: 95 81 834557
Mr. Jerin: 98 47 601166
The meet is named as “Legacy Ride” -Fondly remembering the legendary car of India. The official Brochure will be out in a couple of days and I will post it as soon as I get the same.
All are invited and let’s make this a meet to be remembered.
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There are 2 conti's at a scrap dealer in TVM, PM me if anybody needs them.

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