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AnsweredHot!Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics)

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2012/08/28 18:02:44 (permalink)
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What's the reasoning behind wanting to sell the meisters?  They look mint on your car :)
I personally would keep them. I have a set of SSR SP1's and i can't help but smile everytime i walk to my car.  I'm sure you do the same, plus the colour suits your car so well :)

 
Haha, you're right. I do exactly the same. They are one of my all time favourite rims. I think the only reason I have been considering selling the rims is that selling the car has crossed my mind a few times in the last couple of weeks. Selling the rims would be the first step in that direction for me. I still love driving it so no rash decisions any time soon, plus I haven't found anything that appeals to me more then my SW20.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2012/08/28 19:30:37 (permalink)
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This is now one of my new showroom favourites mostly because it's kept very close to stock and gold rims somehow look decent on MR2s. SW20s are hard to customise aesthetically, but it's just my bland tastes (relative to others) hehe 
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2012/08/28 19:46:27 (permalink)
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That's a bloody clean sw20 there mate! Speaking of S600's here's one that I see regularly competing in the vic hillclimb championship
 


 
 Theres a couple of these that compete here but the white care runs a 4age and corolla driveline, while the red one still uses the original motor and drive line.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2012/08/29 17:22:37 (permalink)
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This is now one of my new showroom favourites mostly because it's kept very close to stock and gold rims somehow look decent on MR2s. SW20s are hard to customise aesthetically, but it's just my bland tastes (relative to others) hehe 

Thank you mate. I bought the car with the intention of keeping it close to stock as possible. I agree, I think the lines of the car are already great, I wouldn't change it.
 
That's a bloody clean sw20 there mate! Speaking of S600's here's one that I see regularly competing in the vic hillclimb championship
Theres a couple of these that compete here but the white care runs a 4age and corolla driveline, while the red one still uses the original motor and drive line. 

 
Cheers! Oh nice! There are not many left on the road in QLD, and they are getting so hard to find. I bought mine with the intention of swapping out the motor for something more modern, but I ended up fixing up the original motor and then found myself unable to modify such a original car.  I remember the day I sold it; I had my wisdom teeth out and pulled stitches because I couldn't wipe the smile off my face at 9500rpm in 3rd gear as I was dropping it off to the temporary owner before it was shipped back to Japan.
 

 

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2012/08/29 20:08:16 (permalink)
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I'm in love!
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2012/08/30 00:30:14 (permalink)
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^LOL imagined "I'm in love" said by Tom Cruise for a moment there (after he got married or engaged to Katie Holmes on Opera)
But yeh immaculate!
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2013/01/15 22:34:42 (permalink)
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I finally decided to roll on stock rims. It has been about 1 week and still getting use to how it looks. The good thing about stock rims is that they don't scrub and steering feels lighter. Haha. I might end up putting the Work Meisters back on the car, but in any case, it gave me a good chance to polish the lips and clean the inside of each rim. Sorry for the bad iPhone pics! Ps. I may take EOI for the rims.
 


Freshly polished lips, they still need more attention but look decent.
 



 
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2013/01/15 23:42:09 (permalink)
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I am in love with you rims...  they would look mint on either of the mr2s at my disposal.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2013/03/03 13:03:35 (permalink)
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Joel why do you tempt me like this?
But I won't buy them just so you won't sell them so you have nothing to do but put them back on your car and NOT SELL IT!!
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2014/04/01 22:27:42 (permalink)
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I noticed I haven't updated this thread in over a year... and well, nothing has changed.
 
I'm fighting the never ending battle to keep the red paint looking decent. It looks amazing for a month or two then slowing starts dulling down. I have been using a Poorboy's polish and Poorboy's sealant with decent results by hand but wouldn't mind trying another brand, any recommendations on some good products? Mechanically the car is running great, I'm now at 173k km so I will have to put it in for another good check over soon.  My main goal now is to continue to keep the car clean and tidy. 
 
Here is a pic from the recent QLD MR2 club run. 
 

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2014/04/02 09:14:46 (permalink)
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Try Chemical Guys, thats what i use..
Although they say Both are the same stuff. i havent used Poorboys so im not too sure.
ive been very happy with chemical guys stuff
http://www.chemguys.com.au/

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2014/04/02 19:55:01 (permalink)
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Thanks purple5ive. I had a quick search and you are right, apparently it is said that Poorboy is made by the same company that does Chemical guys. However you would imagine the ingredients would be slightly different. Chemical guys products have good reviews. There are so many products on the market it's so hard to know what to go for. I might have to drop into the Brisbane CarCareProduct store and have a chat about what is suitable for my paint.
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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2014/04/04 15:57:22 (permalink)
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Beautiful car, could do with a bit more low though


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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2014/04/06 12:37:13 (permalink)
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Thanks MR2QIK, agreed. However the current ride height has been forgiving for my daily driving.
 
I decided to mock up a new bathurst sticker for print. I have tried to get it as close to identical as possible just need to resize it by another 2mm. I haven't picked a grey/silver yet for the lettering. Mine is to faded to gauge the correct colour. I had a look at Groper's on the MR2 club run and the grey/silver was light with a slight sparkle. At the next club meeting I will have to take a photo and try and get a colour match.
 

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RE: Lumix's 1997 MR2 Bathurst (New pics) 2014/04/24 17:55:45 (permalink)
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After discovering most large printing places would only print a minimum of 50 - 100 stickers, I was lucky to find a local business run by one bloke that had no minimum order! The sticker came out great. Printed on clear and contour cut to match the original. I just need more practice applying since small air bubbles are visible.
 
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Removed: I found the old sticker difficult to remove since it was sun baked, I heated up the sticker then gently scraped it off. There is slight outline of the lettering on the paint work. I tried claybar + polish + wax and it is still slightly visible. Hopefully it doesn't look to bad in direct sunlight with the new sticker over the top, I shall check it out tomorrow.
 

 
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