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Date Registered: 02-2004
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They look very good Matt. Well done emoticon

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Date Registered: 02-2008
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Very nice indeed!

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Regards Scot

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Date Registered: 01-2010
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I've wanted some rear bumper protection protection and with the twins i cant fit a bash plate so I had a look at it today and I am in the process of coming up with a solution to try strengthen it.

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the bumper attaches with 2 plastic clips on the 2 brackets

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scrap aluminium which Ive cut to length and ground out to fit.

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how it sits. the front face is the perfect width both up and down. The rear angle sits on the corner of the spare wheel cavity.

It is wide enough to allow a bolt into the old mounts but they so weak it defeats the purpose so now to mount it I need to either attach it to the bumper permently and fabricate some mounting points or permantly mount the bracket to the spare wheel well and screw the bumper to it.

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Over the last couple of days I installed an all in one GPS unit. Main reasons were for the reverse camera, bluetooth and GPS. I found the unit itself (8 screws), GPS ariel(mounted top left of windscreen) and having the TV antenna in the glovebox for when needed easy to do with only a bit over an hour to install all three. Running the camera cables, power from the reverse lights for it and mounting the camera in the tailgate handle is the headache. Any info needed for the panel removals was found in the forum. For details on the unit see here


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Date Registered: 01-2010
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I got a tin of Twilight mixed up today and started color coding. I need a couple of more coats of clear to gloss everything up better. I started on the fog lamp blanks and bonnet protector which look like this

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I also did this (not installed) but I'm undecided if I like it, will make my mind up after finishing them and looking at them then

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The bonnet protector and fog light blanks look good colour-coded and having the weathershields colour-coded is certainly different but illegal, as they must be see-through and I know the type of weathershields you bought (probably from eBay) are not legal because they're not the see-through type (the guy selling them has them painted in black or silver) as far as I can remember and I kept telling him these are dangerous to drive with. The front ones don't come down to the end of the door either, so you'll still be getting all that rain. Just an observation.

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These are a cheap tinted sheild but not the painted ones from ebay you are thinking of. These protectors do come down the door but I didnt paint down there as I didnt want to obstruct driver vision. I just followed a level horizontal line through to the pillar and everything above it is painted, well above eye level when sitting in the drivers seat. I am also trimming an inch off the edge of them to reduce how wide they are before they will be installed.


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No worries Matt, I just looked at the photo again and I missed the bit showing it going all the way down as the photo is pretty dark. Am still not sure about having the weathershields colour-coded though.

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Heres a better photo showing what I did, I am unsure about it too but they were cheap ones that I wont buy again and with my habit of not knowing when to stop once paint comes out this is the result. I need to cut them down as they are too obtrusive at the moment. I am thinking about doing do the black strip on my mirrors and the area on the front of the car under the bottom radiator protector but these areas are much more permanant than plastic stick on parts.

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Matt,
You will find you need to prepare the front bumper section in another way to normal and with different paint.
This is because the plastic on the bumper is more flexible and the normal paint will eventually peel off.
You may have seen some of the early Commodor drivers around where they have done the bumpers themselves and they are peeling off.



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