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Old 12th August 2010, 18:08   #1
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Default Restoring my 1988 Contessa 1.8

PLS RATE THE PAINT COLOUR AND OPINIONS


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Old 12th August 2010, 19:15   #2
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color looks good. Will gel well with newly chromed steel bumpers
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you know after seeing a badly mutilated conti owned by a fellow from your city , your car does cheer me up. i just sent his way a pageful of criticism.

About your car .though i am not too sure about the choice of colour but you never know how it will turn out till its fully assembled right? and the colour is a matter of personal tastes and there are far too many white cars around(though ill still stick to white cuz its a timeless colour when properly done) But the paintjob looks awesome, cant see any waves and the finish seems flawless. its heartening to see another conti being restored the right way(not just being painted superficially).

sorry if my appreciation for your car didnt sound like appreciation, but after seeing that other guys conti, i am in a bad mood. But your car does look stunning

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shekaran nice choice of color. Have you decided on the wheels front ? I am sure you need something that's wide enuf to suit the cars character, no bling alloys please. Like bbs said a nice looking chromed bumper will complete the look.
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looking good man real nice love the color and while you are getting the car painted you can have the floors coated with antitrust solution also

and for rims go in for xylo rims they bring out the character of the car
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3 cheers Shakes....!!!!!!!!
I am happy to have seen the debut pics before it came up here. As discussed take care of the finishing (paint), other nick knacks and you will have a brilliant machine. I am waiting for your long list of stuff to be sourced.
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Old 12th August 2010, 20:18   #7
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shekaran - Not bad at all. Did you take inspiration from the Vauxhall Victors that were quite common in the green that you have picked.

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The colour is great man , very unique . Go for medium sized ( not to low profile) wheels of hyper silver colour to go with the colour of your car . Would look great.
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Good colour man, looking amazing. I have just finished reading this whole thread right from post 1. I must say I am very intrigued and a great desire for contessa has risen up inside me. Now I am on the hunt for a contessa in pune.
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Old 13th August 2010, 14:52   #10
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Why the Xylo rims shekaran? Whats the point of replacing steel rims which are meant to fit the contessa for another set of steel rims that are NOT meant for the conti?
Doesn't make sense to me. Besides the contessa rims look much better.
Also I hope you aren't putting them just to be 'original'. Owning a contessa is pretty original itself.
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Default will this be acceptable in contessa wheel wells ?

Friends, do suggest if these xylo 15" alloy rims will suit the contessa or not ? frank, even provoking opinions welcomed heartily...
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you know after seeing a badly mutilated conti owned by a fellow from your city , your car does cheer me up. i just sent his way a pageful of criticism.

About your car .though i am not too sure about the choice of colour but you never know how it will turn out till its fully assembled right? and the colour is a matter of personal tastes and there are far too many white cars around(though ill still stick to white cuz its a timeless colour when properly done) But the paintjob looks awesome, cant see any waves and the finish seems flawless. its heartening to see another conti being restored the right way(not just being painted superficially).

sorry if my appreciation for your car didnt sound like appreciation, but after seeing that other guys conti, i am in a bad mood. But your car does look stunning
Thanks a lot for a real honest opinion, sir. THANKS A LOT!!!
i took some care to see that the painting is done in real quality and also the surface is treated shiningly... its heartening to find appreciative words like yours - after the hard work, toil on the painting.
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Hi Kulasekaran,
Your conti looks awsome, and that too in days where seeing a conti is very difficult. I know a few friends who had been hunting for Contis, but yet to find a good one to their satisfaction. The paint job and colour choices are good, do you plan for any vinyl or stickers for the sides?
Whats your colour choice for interiors? Add more chrome. Probably a slim line along its length would add some decoration from the side view.
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Friends, do suggest if these xylo 15" alloy rims will suit the contessa or not ? frank, even provoking opinions welcomed heartily...
the alloy wouldn't fit i tried it

and the bore was increase and they fit like a glove and i don't understand the stud thing
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except the electricals, all items have been fitted now, chrome trims buffed, doors aligned, rubbers changed, seats (in beige) fitted, door locks renewed, window winders repaired, all rubber beadings, bushes, inserts new and fitted...
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