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#121 Lenny

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:58 PM

Not much of a mod but swapped the 5smd's for 28smd's
Although to be honest I really can't see a difference in brightness so I dunno what all the extra led's are doing <_<
Anybody know what this could be? Rust? :unsure:
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Noticed it on the bonnet and think there's a patch or two on the roof too


Hi mate,
sorry to say it looks like the paint blistering, or some rust creep going on under neath the paint,
mainly caused firstly by a simple and common stone chip from the road,

then the rain gets in to the chip in the paint, followed by freezing conditions which causes water to expand,
thus lifting the paint from the body, which causes blistering and flaking.
a body shop would sand it down and respray it for you and apply some hammerite Krust which is proven to prevent the rust from spreading.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

Thoughtso. !Removed! previous owners :(

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:26 PM

given youre issues with the paint under the badge im inclined to say its been a poor touch up job by the dealers when they prepped the car it looks as if the top coat was applied too early or that the primer was put on with wax etc a contaminant under neath and they have just kept painting

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:33 PM

given youre issues with the paint under the badge im inclined to say its been a poor touch up job by the dealers when they prepped the car it looks as if the top coat was applied too early or that the primer was put on with wax etc a contaminant under neath and they have just kept painting


To be honest there's no signs of a touch up job and I dunno why they'd of had to remove the badges to touch up underneath then stuck em back on. Plus the amount of scratches etc on the rest of the car why would the of touched up the boot and nothing else?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:46 PM

ive worked at garages mate they use the chips away guys who frankly i wouldnt let near my car but ive seen them paint whole panels to hide rust dent repairs etc and put new badges back on to a dealer its 70quids worth of work. it looks like a reaction in the paint it could be from chips as said.
garages will do things you wont believe tricks of the trade and big dealers are the worst most common is respraying alloysd using spray paint on carpets cheap dent and scratch repairs even using nail varnish to hide deep scratches anything to increase profit. kurust wont help im afraid the paint needs removed and redone as its only going to get worse

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:58 PM

Need a quick vote on which gel overlays to get. Black chrome or Carbon chrome? Answers on a postcard

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:46 PM

black and chrome i reckon the carbon ones will dissapear quickly

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:58 PM

Was thinking that mate. !Removed! chavs :unsure:

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:38 PM

Being the pessimistic git that I am, surely making it look too much like an ST could mean some inept moron might try and nick it thinking it is an ST?

That would be my only concern. Other than that, look nice mate.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:36 PM

Being the pessimistic git that I am, surely making it look too much like an ST could mean some inept moron might try and nick it thinking it is an ST?

That would be my only concern. Other than that, look nice mate.


I know mate was thinking the same, guess I just gotta take the risk :unsure: surprisingly there do seem to be a lot of ST's around this chavvy area


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:05 AM

Carbon.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:46 AM

Black 1-1 Carbon

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:26 AM

Black 1-1 Carbon

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I've got carbon/chrome on the front badge and steering wheel of mine,
So I'm gonna vote for carbon on this one mate and maybe get the rear one to say focus instead of ford since you have it debadged



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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

2-1 to carbon. I may order them soon.

Red cree fog bulb came today, still waiting on the rest of the parts for the second reverse light so for now I put the clear fog unit in with the red bulb, had to be pee'ing down didn't it :(

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Noticed a difference between the genuine ford reverse unit and the none ford clear fog unit. If you look on the first photo with no lights on, the top of the ford unit looks illuminated, but the top of the none ford unit doesn't :wacko:

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

Worked out why the genuine ford unit looks that way

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Some reason the flash doesn't do this to the none ford unit.

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