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#106 vince_13

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:33 PM

successfully changed the leds in the heated window stiches, however the colour hasn't turned out as I planned, in the black switches the plastic block is of white colour and reflects the led colour through to the indication and shows true colour, which looks good

 

however because mine switches are silver the plastic block on the back is clear/grey therefore the light and colour from the led is dulled and not reflected through to the indication and doesn't give off the colour compared to the black switch

 

ill see how it goes if not ill be changing the led to a more prominent colour i.e red/green/blue etc

 

as for the other mods, im going to concentrate on the big stuff on the agenda is

 

Lowering

window Tints

Cat back Exhaust



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:39 PM

well looks like my luck has changed for the better, should hopefully be receiving a front and rear bumper valance from a zetec s in primer to which im very excited

 

as soon as they arrive and i have figured out a colour scheme they will be fitted, then i can get working on the cat back exhaust system

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:39 AM

well looks like my luck has changed for the better, should hopefully be receiving a front and rear bumper valance from a zetec s in primer to which im very excited
 
as soon as they arrive and i have figured out a colour scheme they will be fitted, then i can get working on the cat back exhaust system
 
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nice where did you manage to get them from mate

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:54 AM

hi martin, i was looking on eBay for the rear bumper spoiler and there were some but these were different colour and would need alot of work etc so i started looking for a "whole" focus s in the same colour as mine and found a zetec s being broken, so i just asked if the bodykit was available, i only wanted the lower parts of the bumper and he wasn't willing to take them off the bumper itself without incurring damage, but he had got a spare set in primer he had wanted to fit but never did,

 

unfortunately the kit is coming from poland so delivery might take a few weeks



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:34 PM

package arrived just short of a week wait,

 

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the front bumper will be sprayed body colour, and the rear bumper will be sprayed body colour for the outside and black for the inside,

 

unfortunately due to work it wont be fitted until December some time



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:00 AM

Where did you buy your kit from ?


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:06 PM

fitted the front mud flaps today, left the rears off as i didnt know if they would interfere with the rear splitter being fitted in a few weeks,

 

not sure if they will be staying on yet as im not 100% sold on them tbh,



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:29 PM

But you can get custom made ones to fit with the body kit apparently :-)

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:25 PM

Bad news

My bodyshop guy pulled out yesterday had to cancel :( so with work being as busy as hell during this period looks like ill have to store them and do it in the new year

Any tips for storing the bumpers?

 

Edit:

 

good news,

 

the bumpers are being fitted tomorrow then sprayed and then will be bonded on to the car on Wednesday :D 
 



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:50 PM

Bad news

My bodyshop guy pulled out yesterday had to cancel :( so with work being as busy as hell during this period looks like ill have to store them and do it in the new year

Any tips for storing the bumpers?

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Ah that's sucks fella!

Bubble wrap it to the max !
If you have a garage , hang it up through two loops...

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:52 PM

Was thinking bubble wrap, dont have garage, is temperature a key factor? I was thinking of putting them in the loft but its cold up there

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:05 PM

Was thinking bubble wrap, dont have garage, is temperature a key factor? I was thinking of putting them in the loft but its cold up there

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Ermm I would have said that temp isn't an issue as cars would always be outside in this weather anyway but after receiving a spoiler today opening it to find it was completely in half !! Maybe the bitter weather made it brittle ? So it could do but if it's not going to be touched and just laying there I wouldn't have thought Soo?
Will have to wait for more replies on this one I don't want to give wrong advice after my experience today !! ...

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:21 PM

Might habe access to a outbuilding that houses a dryer so its fairly warm in there and it has a bench so the bumpers can lie flat or stand up, will wrap them first

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:55 PM

You'll want to wrap them and either hang them or lay them out flat where no warping can occur.

If you can get enough cardboard I'd say box them up.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:13 PM

front and rear splitter painted and fitted, the front looks spot on very happy however the rear is slightly wonky so the car is going back and having it corrected this week hopefully

 

 

front

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rear

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