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#61 gc88

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:08 PM

Cheers haz, just had a look, its 35.99 :(
Depending how my fogs comour coding goes, i might try sanding and spraying!

As for plastidip, i imagine it'll just sit on top of the bulge, keeping it there!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:24 PM

purchase a set of these and install mate,
they will fit in to the existing holders just like the ford ones do.
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27c428e9db


Thanks Lenny, i don't think i have any holders at all so these could be a good fix.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:27 PM

You have to do it Paddy, you have to!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:15 AM

Thanks Lenny, i don't think i have any holders at all so these could be a good fix.


You do have the holders mate,
they are metal and part of the frame of the front support beam ;)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:50 AM

7 minutes til I can do the second coat on my fogs.

So impatient.

I don't think i smoothed it down enough, but they are low down so of they are a lil bit rough they'll do! (just gives me a reason not to clean my car as often!)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

And the heavens open just after the 3rd coat, so they are now wet and a bit runny.

Grrrrrrreat!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:13 PM

GC make sure you show us the finished effect.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:23 PM

At the moment it looks crap cause the rain go to it but im letting it dry and see what happens anyway.

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Awaiting drying for clear coat.

They both have little slots in, not sure why! But that bit faces down so cant be seen!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:50 AM

So over the last 3 days I've established I'm no good at spraying and no good with wet and dry.

I went to lightly wet rub the black spray before I put the laqer on, and now its just incredibly scratched.

Will this show after being clear sprayed? I hope not..cause ive sprayed them once!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:14 AM

The best way to spray parts using cans is using the right wet and dry. First you should use 320 grit to get the plastic protector off, 1 or 2 layers of primer. When dry, use between 800 - 1200 grit until smooth, then spray minimum of 3 coats of the colour, not thick coats just enough to cover the surface. Leave to dry then use 1500 or maybe a finer 2500 grit with lots and lots of water until smooth. Apply the clear laquer and leave to dry
That should be it then, might need more laquer but be careful as only a tiny bit too much and it starts to run.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:17 AM

Awesome thanks. Ive done bang on that.

And I used 1200 wet and dey as I had some around, with plenty of water.

3rd and final coat is going on now!

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

A sneak peak prior to fitting..

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Panther black fogs

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

Lovley looking car, do you mind me asking what led bulbs did you use to replace interior ones? And are they still going strong?

They look really smart but iv had no end of useless led lights from ebay (sidelights) that fail after a day or so.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

Thanks James.

I think its these ones..
http://www.amazon.co...ils_o00_s00_i00
(before I used ebay!)

And these for numberplate light and side lights

http://item.mobilewe...nid=12304680276

It's only been 2 weeks but going strong...!


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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

Then the bottom ones again but blue for the footwell lights.


How long do I leave the fogs to dry before fitting people? 1 week?

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