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#46 caretakerpete

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

car looks great, how did you take the badges of the rear, i like that look !!

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

car looks great, how did you take the badges of the rear, i like that look !!
 
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Soaked them with some Tardis (Tar Remover) carefully used a stanley blade to cut the top of the foam sticky behind tge letters then gently pulled off with fingers... Clean and polish.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

thanks, thats the first job on my estate,i was going to try with a hair drier !!!!!, to soften the sticky stuff but tar remover it is.

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

Another question, when you put the front grill trim back on when u painted it, what adhesive did you use? Mine is currently off and being painted.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

Another question, when you put the front grill trim back on when u painted it, what adhesive did you use? Mine is currently off and being painted.

 

Tiger Seal... its the Daddy! Just use a few splodges... one on each end and then 3 down the length... not too much. Then use some low tack masking tape to hold in place for 24hrs. This stuff really sticks! I used loads on my Focus ST Carbon bonnet trim... it would not come off when I sold it!

 

What colour you going for?



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:18 PM

thanks, thats the first job on my estate,i was going to try with a hair drier !!!!!, to soften the sticky stuff but tar remover it is.

 

pete

 

Hairdryer will probably work too. But Tardis is great... especially for melting Tar off your paintwork!



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

Tiger Seal... its the Daddy! Just use a few splodges... one on each end and then 3 down the length... not too much. Then use some low tack masking tape to hold in place for 24hrs. This stuff really sticks! I used loads on my Focus ST Carbon bonnet trim... it would not come off when I sold it!

 

What colour you going for?

I have gone for ford radiant red. 

 

Gonna get some bonding stuff now, thanks for that.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

Heard a bit of a squeel t'other day and did a bit of googling and thought it may be the dreaded steering rack issue...

 

Now not actually sure it is the steering rack.

 

When stationary and putting full lock on - No noise. Checked fluid and no bubbles or froth.

 

When moving at a slow speed and turning the wheel not quite full lock I get a squeel... sometimes. Not sure if it's a brake issue??

 

Did Fraud change the steering rack for later vehicles?



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:31 PM

Ok... Squeeky squeely sorted!!

 

It was the tin protecter shield thing on the ball joint rubbing against the disk. DOH!!

 

At least I got it sorted before changing the wheels back to standard and stripping off the spacers. Would of looked a right plonker!

 

Cheers John ST-3 for the advice! :lol:



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

Ok... operation black-eye headlights is a go.

 

Found a pair of brand new MK4 Xenons of ebay for £20!!

 

The guy had not listed what MK they were for... I bid on each one for £10 each.

 

Recieved today... one is a bit broken... but defo fixable.

 

 

Tried parting the lens from the back using a hairdryer... It aint budging. So buying a heat gun tomorrow to give it a go.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:56 PM

20/03/13 - Jesus... Black eye project is not going well. Burnt out a heat gun .. Yup you read it right.

Then it would appear that the lens has a kind of S shaped edge. Going to be nearly impossible to get out intact.

Going to have a rethink tomorrow.

Plus I scorched the carpet a bit!

21/03/13
-  Had another look today at the lights. Trimmed off the very outer lip
with my Dremmel and have parted a small section. There is so much
sealant... I have bruised and shredded hands and arms now.

I
think with a bit of tidying and a fresh bead of sealant all the way
round they will look good. Even if they don't you wont be able to tell
unless the bonnet is open! Will get some pics up tomorrow.

Off for nightshift again!
 



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:07 PM

So after 4 days of scraping, heating and cutting I have seperated both headlights.

 

The
second one came apart a bit easier. Used the heatgun, two kithen knives
and a stanley knife to seperate the lens from the back.

 

Light with outer lip trimmed off:

 

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Part way through seperation:

 

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Seperated:

 

 

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

Now all keyed up ready for primer and paint.

 

 



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

Can't wait to see final results.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

Can't wait to see final results.

 

Me too bud. Got some black tigerseal on its way to seal them back up again.

 

Also got a load of paint for the plastics, going to do both grills, foglights and side indicator bits black. Also custom making a lower grill from a Focus ST lower grill to match the top one.



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