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Hyrule

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looking good fella. shows how some people just don't think before they open car doors.

but at least you got the mirror fixed

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The car looking super sexy even after the mirror incident it's still looking sexy lol

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The car looking super sexy even after the mirror incident it's still looking sexy lol

I try mate. MOT today then looking towards the upper grille.

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Hope everyone had a good christmas and new year's. Haven't done anything to my Focus since spring last year, been ridiculously busy, but finally got round to fitting my ST upper grille, painted gloss black. I had a panic moment where the bonnet locked and wouldn't open, but thankfully looking through the guides, sorted it :wub: .

Some pics below, i'll upload some others later of it fitted in the daylight.

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Cars is looking good liking the gloss black grille aswell. Have you thought of getting a honeycomb one for the lower grille aswell?

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Cars is looking good liking the gloss black grille aswell. Have you thought of getting a honeycomb one for the lower grille aswell?

Thanks mate, nah I prefer the Zetec S Sports grille I fitted to the ST honeycomb one ;)

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Fair enough, I plan on spraying all my grilles black, I have the prefacelift St ones so honeycomb isn't a option which sucks as I prefer it

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Fair enough, I plan on spraying all my grilles black, I have the prefacelift St ones so honeycomb isn't a option which sucks as I prefer it

Ah cool, you planning on spraying yourself or getting a bodyshop to do it? I did the upper grille myself, the lower one I had done at a bodyshop.

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Gonna do it myself had a few mates that did it and it looks good. I was thinking of getting it done professional but for what they are I don't mind if it's not perfect.

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Hi buddy.. Nice to see you back around and having bits done again.. Fingers crossed you'll find the time this year to get those other bits done ;)

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looking good and love the gloss black st grill and great to see you back.

can I as ask what steps you done to paint your upper grill gloss black as I might be tempted to have a go at doing mine.

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looking good and love the gloss black st grill and great to see you back.

can I as ask what steps you done to paint your upper grill gloss black as I might be tempted to have a go at doing mine.

Cheers mate, sure.

Cleaned the grille with warm water and soap, then lightly sanded it, to give the primer something to adhere to.

3 coats of plastic primer (20minute intervals between coats). Left it for 24hours to harden

Another light sanding, then 3 coats of high gloss black paint (20minute intervals between coats). Left for 24hours to harden. (i left mine for prob 48hours as it was over the xmas period.

Finally a very very light sanding to iron out any imperfections. You would worry this would remove the glossy finish from the paint but don't worry.

3 coats of lacquer (20min intervals between coats). Left to harden for 24hours. The lacquer gives it that lovely shiny gloss as well as protecting from the elements.

The above is a rough guide of what I did, but should work for most car plastics.

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Here's the finished product:

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cheers for that mate might give it a go in the spring

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One side of the ST side skirt turned up today. Didn't realise how big the thing was. :tongue:

Here's the box:

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And unboxed:

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Just waiting on the other side :laugh:, but bit of a steal at £60 on ebay and in very good condition.

 

 

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great find with the side skirt

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