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#1 TDCiST

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

Hello guys please find attached the guide for all your bonnet lip needs!!

This guide will also help those who want to Vinyl Wrap the lip, just ignore the painting bit!

Hope it helps

Dave

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:06 AM

Hello guys please find attached the guide for all your bonnet lip needs!!

This guide will also help those who want to Vinyl Wrap the lip, just ignore the painting bit!

Hope it helps

Dave


Very Nice job Dave,
i will use this guide myself in the future to carbon wrap the bonnet lip. i also like the way you mosaqued the reg plates to your advantage B)

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:39 PM

Thanks Dave, brilliant guide.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:49 PM

Dave
A great guide and well put together :)

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:42 AM

Just thought id thank you for this before i head out to get the goods!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

Cheers Paddy!!

Just be very careful with the sticky stuff!! and watch for breaking clips!

If your gentle and patient you'll be fine!!

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:57 PM

Hi Dave!

Thanks for this guide - looks awesome and makes it look easy!

I'm gonna use this to do my two fog light surrounds!

I have a few questions though, having never done this before!!

For the 2 surrounds, how much spray / laquer will i need? 1 x 300ml can? (http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165505)

Also, before i annoy the misses (again!!) - is this job suitable for the kitchen table or does the spray go EVERYWHERE?

Cheers again bud! :D

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

Thanks alot buddy, needed something like this before I wrap my bonnet lip, your a star mate :)

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:26 PM

Hi Dave!

Thanks for this guide - looks awesome and makes it look easy!

I'm gonna use this to do my two fog light surrounds!

I have a few questions though, having never done this before!!

For the 2 surrounds, how much spray / laquer will i need? 1 x 300ml can? (http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165505)

Also, before i annoy the misses (again!!) - is this job suitable for the kitchen table or does the spray go EVERYWHERE?

Cheers again bud! :D


I'd get a 500ml can of primer, paint and Laquer... that should be plenty... you can always use whats left to colour code something else afterwards ;)

and do it outside or in your garage, (or if your lucky like me, in your work's workshop!!) as its not necessrily the spray that goes everywhere, but the smell!!

Where abouts in Herts are you mate??

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:30 PM

Thanks alot buddy, needed something like this before I wrap my bonnet lip, your a star mate :)


Thats ok mate!!

Glad its of help!! Just be so so so careful taking it off!! patience is the key here lol!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:34 PM

Thats ok mate!!

Glad its of help!! Just be so so so careful taking it off!! patience is the key here lol!


In light of recent grill changing-bonnet no longer opening Focus upgrading, may leave this mod until next month :)

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:19 AM

Thanks, that's awesome. Need to go halfords now!

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:30 PM

I've started this today.

If anyone's wondering what it looks like with the strip off...

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Photos on Saturday.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:06 PM

Looks better already ;) lol

Good luck!! Just take it nice and slow! And don't rush the laquer like I did!! I had to do mine again!!!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:14 PM

Looks better already ;) lol

Good luck!! Just take it nice and slow! And don't rush the laquer like I did!! I had to do mine again!!!


It does look miles better!

I was debating cleaning the gunk off, filling the gaps and just leaving it like that.. it'll make the car lighter too!

I'm planning on leaving the primer to dry for 24 hours, then paint black, 24 hours, then laquer then wait about 72hours before fitting - should be ok shouldn't it?

Also, it'll probably look !Removed! because of this...:
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i've tried sanding it LOADS but it just isn't going down. I don't understand how it doesn't go away, but it doesnt! So it'll just have a small chip in the black! If it looks awful, there's replacements on the bay for £20..

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.u...&prg=1016&rk=1

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