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2 minutes ago, ammarbm said:

 

Cheers bud. Slow and steady progress on this one :)

Slow and steady is better than how mines is going at moment. Needs a bit tlc 

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20 hours ago, ammarbm said:

 

Thanks Dave. I bought them like this with wheel weights on them already. I curbed one wheel the other day though and one of the weights fell off. Do I need to get that wheel balanced again?

Only if you've got a wobble mate.

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1 hour ago, Krzys said:

Only if you've got a wobble mate.

 

OK thanks mate 

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I found these big fog lights for free. Can they be saved? Someone advised me to get perspex and replace the glass with that. My question how will I take the glass off? Ideas welcome

 

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4 hours ago, ammarbm said:

I found these big fog lights for free. Can they be saved? Someone advised me to get perspex and replace the glass with that. My question how will I take the glass off? Ideas welcome

 

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you might be best breaking the glass the out then making a template so you can get some perspex ones done? 

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13 hours ago, dmrichards said:

 

you might be best breaking the glass the out then making a template so you can get some perspex ones done? 

 

I have seen these pre cut ones which I think should fit perfect if I get the correct diameter. I just need to know how to replace the glass. 

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112428947842

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9 hours ago, ammarbm said:

 

I have seen these pre cut ones which I think should fit perfect if I get the correct diameter. I just need to know how to replace the glass. 

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112428947842

 

next time I'm with the civic I'll meaure the glass on mine if you want? I've got the same large style fogs in mine. 

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17 hours ago, dmrichards said:

 

next time I'm with the civic I'll meaure the glass on mine if you want? I've got the same large style fogs in mine. 

 

That's not the issue mate. I think they are 80mm or something. I want to find out how can I take the glass out so I can replace it

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4 hours ago, ammarbm said:

 

That's not the issue mate. I think they are 80mm or something. I want to find out how can I take the glass out so I can replace it

 

No I ment just break the glass as it is then blond the replacement in

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On 6/21/2018 at 6:29 PM, dmrichards said:

 

No I ment just break the glass as it is then blond the replacement in

Yeah that would be last resort if they can't be opened

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Dirty deck but Pirates Black still shining through beautifully :x

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Gave her a good wash. Still haven't had the chance to polish her but love how purple she gets in the sun :x

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28 minutes ago, ammarbm said:

Dirty deck but Pirates Black still shining through beautifully :x

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Gave her a good wash. Still haven't had the chance to polish her but love how purple she gets in the sun :x

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Considering she's not been polished, she looks nice and shiney mate. Really clean deck this and love the PB popping in the sun!

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Love the purple pop ;)

 

Off topic a bit... How come photobucket still works for you bud? Have you paid for the upgraded account? @ammarbm

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5 minutes ago, dr_broon said:

Love the purple pop ;)

 

Off topic a bit... How come photobucket still works for you bud? Have you paid for the upgraded account? @ammarbm

Actually, just seen that photobucket have decided to stop being twats and have restored the free linking service! friday.gif1

My old pics in my thread work again! applause.gif1

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6 hours ago, dr_broon said:

Love the purple pop ;)

 

Off topic a bit... How come photobucket still works for you bud? Have you paid for the upgraded account? @ammarbm

 

Never paid for it mate. It's always worked fine for me. Easier to upload pics from there as there is no size restriction. 

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Cree bulbs in the number plate lights

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Cree bulbs for side lights. Love how bright these are

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Next I decided to sort the fog lights out. Just needed one light which I found in a scrapyard. Yellow glass paint and also colour coded the surrounds.

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Massive improvement I think

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Go nicely with the side lights but I am thinking of matching them yellow with the fogs

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Think that would look pretty cool mate. Liking that yellow light paint, how many coats did you need to put on? Looks a lot better than the yellow film I had on Ruby at one point, which just went all crusty.

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On 9/26/2018 at 9:36 PM, Dave said:

Think that would look pretty cool mate. Liking that yellow light paint, how many coats did you need to put on? Looks a lot better than the yellow film I had on Ruby at one point, which just went all crusty.

 

Thanks mate. Yeah the paint looks much better than the film. I do 3 to 4 coats until I am satisfied with the colour 

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Found clear indicators at a breaker near. Got Chrome bulbs to go with them. Small mod big improvement. 

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I always am surprised about the difference that clear side repeaters make. The orange ones look really dated in comparison. 

Liking the light transformations you've been doing. 

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13 hours ago, dr_broon said:

I always am surprised about the difference that clear side repeaters make. The orange ones look really dated in comparison. 

Liking the light transformations you've been doing. 

 

You are right mate. They should have done clear indicators and de chromed headlights on VTI and VTIS as standard

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Next up I decided to make a mesh grill myself. Got help from a couple of guys on Facebook who guided me and also followed the guide on the forum and in the end I was so pleased I tried it. I will do a little write up here that should fill some areas not covered in the guide. 

Here is the grill. I had a spare one to work on which is always a good idea. I opened all the screws at the back and took the surround off 

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Started cutting the slats with a dremmel leaving the areas where the bolts go in the back

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I cut much more than what was shown in the guide. I only left the areas where the bolts go and cut everything else. I also left the centre where the H fits so that it's easier to fit it

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Next I placed the mesh at the back of the surround and fit it into the areas where the screws go to hold it in place

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Then I cut the mesh around the surround

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After that I just sprayed the mesh and the surround and even the plastic backing all in Pirates Black

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After that I fit the surround back

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The I put the H on and fitted the grill back. Love how it's turned out 

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I did realise that the metal bar in the back didn't look as good as the freshly sprayed grill so I sprayed that also and that looked even better

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Front has started to look good with the mesh grill fitted:x

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Top work with the grill mate.. Looks good. Think you were right to chop out as much as you did, and like the way the H sits in the front. 

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Grill looks sweet mate, and you've deffo done a good job of it! Really changes the look of the front, much more modern/aggressive. Liking that a lot!

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