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  • New Paint!

    I got the Caterham back yesterday. I still have to wait two weeks for the paint to set before I can polish it, but it looks great already! Other than maybe looking for a bit more power down the road, this was the last step in a long process of refurbishing the car.

    The cost of painting was $1500, including the aluminum etching. I've found a great little father/son Alfa Romeo shop that has been doing work for me, and the uncle did the painting. They were even able to sand and refinish the carbon fiber to look new again.

    Had to get some pictures before I take it to the track and scratch it all up!

    Justin
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  • #2
    Looks great, love the color!
    www.morgansegal.com

    The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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    • #3
      absolutely beautiful...

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      • #4
        Holy cow! That looks great! Although I should mention that I am somewhat biased towards that color. :)
        | | Sean

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        • #5
          Been out driving around San Diego today. Lots of compliments at stop lights! I don't drive around on the streets much with this car, but when I do it seems unbelievable that it can be street legal! My face hurts from smiling so much. Outrageous!
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          • #6
            Very nice!

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            • #7
              the CF clearcoat came out gorgeous from the pictures. must be blinding in the flesh!:cool:
              2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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              • #8
                Yes, I had no idea that the CF could just be lightly sanded and refinished so easily - it was very worn, pitted, and faded before, and now looks like new!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sdcat View Post
                  Yes, I had no idea that the CF could just be lightly sanded and refinished so easily - it was very worn, pitted, and faded before, and now looks like new!

                  Really? So you just lightly sanded them and clear coated them? Did you do it yourself?
                  My CF parts are looking pretty bad too
                  www.morgansegal.com

                  The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                  • #10
                    You'd be suprised what a little rubbing compound, polish, wax and elbow grease (if you don't have a polisher) will do to CF.

                    I've heard good things about zymol and carbon fiber...

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                    • #11
                      Will look into it.
                      I had tried rubbing (with soap and water) a mark left by a bikini model (hand lotion) out of the fender and scratched it up worse, so was a little reluctant to try doing it myself
                      www.morgansegal.com

                      The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, I hear ya - my car's always gettin' those darn bikini model stains. :rolleyes:

                        Dang Justin, your car sure looks good. Maybe Morgan can loan you a few dozen bikini models for the weekend? :)
                        | | Sean

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                        • #13
                          They come out of nowhere, damn pests!
                          www.morgansegal.com

                          The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                          • #14
                            Running on the track will pit the sides, mostly behind the front wheels. Jon uses that clear plastic stuff, but only on the nose(?). I use nothing (weight:D)
                            Chris
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                            A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                            • #15
                              I didn't do it myself - the shop who painted it did, but they said they sanded with fine paper just enough to roughen the surface, and then clearcoated it. It really does look great. Time will tell how resistant it is to scratching.

                              I wonder if my insurance covers Bikini models? Thanks for the warning!

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