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Old 05-02-2018, 07:45 PM   #161
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Filled the scratch left by someone stealing the badge with a touch up pen:



The badge is on, didn’t grab a picture as I did it on the way out for dinner

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Old 05-02-2018, 08:13 PM   #162
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FYI. Postimg has a “hotlink for forums” you can click to copy the link then paste directly into your post to post pics

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Old 05-02-2018, 08:24 PM   #163
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FYI. Postimg has a “hotlink for forums” you can click to copy the link then paste directly into your post to post pics

Saves me having to work my way through the options thanks!
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:41 PM   #164
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In all honesty I’ve no idea, it’s what it came with and I get parts cheap so just put it in. I’ve never even thought about the benefit really


It’s okay. I’ve always wondered apart from the price. I notice a difference just replacing it with a new one. The old smells go away and more airflow. Just haven’t wanted to spend like another twenty pounds on a filter.

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Old 18-02-2018, 09:34 PM   #165
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Went to my friends’ to get a reversing camera fitted, went for an xtrons one to match the headunit:


He removed the glovebox to run the cabling:



Whilst he was working on that I removed and started to split down the number plate light unit:



The number plate connectors were really grubby, I spent some time cleaning it up whilst I was effectively a spare part!



The unit needed a lot of fettling to be able to fit the camera, note to anyone wanting to fit a camera, the one designed to take the space of the boot handle from xtrons does not fit the facelift coupe!


It’s fairly discreet, I’m very happy, it faces down which would not be great for most but I prefer the angle as I only use it for tighter spaces:


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Old 20-02-2018, 07:25 PM   #166
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The car is now showing its age a little in some areas, mechanically it is in a great place, aesthetically it leaves a little to be desired. I put in an order for a few bits, most of which are small and coming direct from Germany.

This however did not:



Planning to do this myself, I have had it carried out by a pro previously however those seats were in an awful condition and the interior has a few spots that need touching in more so than any extensive work.

Will update with the rest of the parts as and when they arrive and are fitted

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Just make sure to pop the propellant in warm water before you use it and only expect to get about 1 min out of it before it starts to get very cold and potentially clog up. A quick dunk in the warm water soon sorts it out. I learned the hard way - last time sprayed seats I had two cans of propellant and kept rotating them
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Just make sure to pop the propellant in warm water before you use it and only expect to get about 1 min out of it before it starts to get very cold and potentially clog up. A quick dunk in the warm water soon sorts it out. I learned the hard way - last time sprayed seats I had two cans of propellant and kept rotating them
Thanks for the tips! Hoping as I’ll be working on very different areas the leaving it in warm water will be easier haha
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Came home to a present from Germany, big box not completely full:



Gasket for the front bumper:



Cover for the support plate underneath for acres to dump bolt, the windscreen warning sticker and the released repair clips for rear bumper sagging:



Front and rear bumper brackets, just for completeness:



All part of the aforementioned plan to get the car back to a standard closer to factory (quality rather than removing the modernising touches), I have some time off soon and hopefully the weather is better. Should hopefully result in a much improved look for the car
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Spent some time today getting a lot of the niggles that need rectifying and taking pictures so I know where they are and what needs doing. It most definitely needs to be cleaned that’s for sure!

The first is this rust spot below the door at the front of the car, I popped to my body shop who said if I remove the sill cover then the price they would charge would be almost as cheap as the materials would cost me anyway
Needless to say it will be going there to get it rectified when painter returns from holiday



Another bit of paintwork, under the bonnet on the lip it has started to flake, this I will do myself as it is out of sight and isn’t corroded:



Rear bumper driver side sagging:



Rear bumper passenger side much tighter but will still have clips put in:



Front bumper driver side, clearly the worst gap! Can also see the non oe wheel arch which will be replaced:


Front bumper passenger side that isn’t as bad as the driver side again but still it will be rectified:


It looks like Friday will be the day where the bumper gap is rectified along with getting the parking sensors working again (hopefully) as it seems 2 sensors have stopped working and I have replacements ready.

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