[quote name='Focus_IRE' timestamp='1336989843' post='182475']
Thanks Lenny Mate,yeah did them myself. I think they look well alright I was trying to do like the st ones first by masking some of the ridges but didnt turn out as nice so decided to paint them all. Next stopo is trying to get the side bump strips off, i dunno how theyll come off without breaking tho
when removing them are you planning to ReFit them again or keep them off the car?
if your planning to keep them off then i would use an old sock, a hair dryer and some petrol,
not all at the same time though lol
heat the strip with the hairdryer and it will come off easily, start at one edge and work your way along gently heading and pulling.
then wax the area with petrol on a cloth or sock to remove the spoge sticky pad that was holding them there,
now if you plan to refit them, then the above method will not leave this possible.
but i have found a new set very cheap on ebay that you could replace them with.
ive removed side strips before when i had a 3 door toyota starlet i removed the side strips making the car easier to wax, but im not sure if the side strips on the focus also have some plastic plugs holding them in to place or if it is just the sponge.
in my case with the starlet it was just sponge, but on the 5 door starlet it had some plastic plugs.
not a problem if you have new ones to replace them with though.