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Posted: 29 December 2008 at 14:44 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

Remove front Bumper:

* Wheel arch top & bottom bolt both sides

* Left, centre & Right grill sections [ 6 screws ]

* 4 Torx T30 bolts in top of bumper



* 2 Torx T30s INSDIE of each side of the front bumper & 1 10mm nut, best to access from apit or pulling away the wheel arch liner



* unclip wires to fog lights



Remove Headlights:

Once the bumper is off there are 2 10mm nuts & 3 sets of wires. Use a flat ehaded screw driver to push IN the metal U spring/clamp & then pull BACK the connector

Shows the 10mm nuts, top & bottom


Split the sealant around the lense using a stanley knife:


Remove the lense by unclipping each clip, there are 5:
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Removing the surround away from headlight:



All apart:


Remove the old sealant from lense & headlight backing:


Use 400 grade to remove the chrome paint off the surrounds & primer:





My lenses were badly marked & the lacquer was starting to peel of, similar to Redd's 1st picture

So with the lenses off its an idea time to re-furbish the lenses:

Using Redd's guide

This was one of my car's lense at the P1200 stage:



B-B gets a brain wave & decides to try the Halford Power Buffer + Brasso + Cif to do final smoothing:



After 'power-buffing'



Clear'd Lense



Surrounds 'matt-black'


Have one lense to do, final coating of matt black on the surrounds & then a re-seal using fill-grip stuff

Update:
Last coat of Matt Black sprayed on, clean cleaned up & sealed with 'Evo-Grip'












Edited by Black Beauty on 15 January 2009 at 16:42
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Great job again Pat, yes, more black, you can never have it black enough.

I will have the gripfill tomorrow for ya.

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Nice one Pat - I was lazy and lowered half the bumper



Edited by 156-2.5-V6 on 29 December 2008 at 21:38


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bannowhog wrote:


Great job again Pat, yes, more black, you can never have it black enough.

I will have the gripfill tomorrow for ya.



I bought Evo-Grip today ..... hope that'll work.

Going to fit these to my car tomorrow & you can fit the others.
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Great job again Pat, yes, more black, you can never have it black enough.

I will have the gripfill tomorrow for ya.



I bought Evo-Grip today ..... hope that'll work.

Going to fit these to my car tomorrow & you can fit the others.


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Posted: 29 December 2008 at 23:06 | IP Logged Quote 156-2.5-V6

Should have bought AlfaGrip

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Posted: 30 December 2008 at 08:55 | IP Logged Quote Black Beauty

Or Scoobie-Grip

overnight the Evo-Grip didn't dry much so I 'baked' one headlight this morning:



wrapped in tin foil, Gas Mark 1...... 10 min's

mmmmmmeerrrrmmmmm .... smellys lovely....got MY juices going anyways



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words spring to mind ..............but cant say them .............monday roast at pats house

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goes lovely with roasties & mushrooms
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Or Scoobie-Grip

overnight the Evo-Grip didn't dry much so I 'baked' one headlight this morning:



wrapped in tin foil, Gas Mark 1...... 10 min's

mmmmmmeerrrrmmmmm .... smellys lovely....got MY juices going anyways



FECK!!!    

I bet Marina is going mental

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^^^^ does far stink around these parts at present

i think i have ahead-ache from the fumes
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Fit that one to Martins car

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