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Re: Project Car
« Reply #15 on: 13 October 2018, 19:19:34 »

Looking good :y
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #16 on: 13 October 2018, 19:49:22 »

Tail pipe trims are on my "sometime but not important" shopping list along with a replacement set of clocks[more important]and deciding what to do regards the radio.What "paint fix"did you use on the sticky switches?
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« Reply #17 on: 13 October 2018, 22:57:16 »

I just removed the switches, cleaned off the sticky rubber coating with solvent, sanded them down to plastic then used plastic primer, star silver III spray paint (same as door trims and centre console on this car) and clear coat. A professional painter could obviously do a much better job but I decided to give it a try.
 
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #18 on: 13 October 2018, 23:14:09 »

Just a trim... been there with the raspy stainless steel exhausts way back... Learnt that a £72 ETS cat back exhaust with two cheap trims on the back is infinitely better!!!

Iíve struggled to find suitable trims, when 2 pipes are so close together.

Which ones exactly did you get? Looks smart  :y

Just ebay ones I think. The problem is that all the £20 and below ones will be covered in rust in 12 months, I had the same problem as you with one of the cars, the tail pipes were bent together (not sure if the courier dropped it or ETS made it like that, difficult to pry them apart but managed to slot some trims on by modifying the clamps at the rear of the trims. I would like to get some slash cut (same as original) tips but think a visit to a specialist might be the best route.

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Re: Project Car
« Reply #19 on: 15 October 2018, 00:40:54 »

Cracking job so far mate. I've been there so know how long it takes  :)


I also have no driveway, or garage, nice to see a few of us on here dont either. I did my old 'Turbo Weasel' FL scabby sticky door trims in a 'piano black' which at the time the Astra VXR was pretty new out, and featured that look. Looked pretty good, and wore very well, i'd recommend to anyone with FL  :)


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Re: Project Car
« Reply #20 on: 15 October 2018, 12:45:12 »

Just a trim... been there with the raspy stainless steel exhausts way back... Learnt that a £72 ETS cat back exhaust with two cheap trims on the back is infinitely better!!!

I’ve struggled to find suitable trims, when 2 pipes are so close together.

Which ones exactly did you get? Looks smart  :y



I had the same problem when I stuck a couple of cheepo ones on mine a couple of years ago.

Fixed by sticking a piece of 2x2 down the pipe and using brut force I opened it up a few mm  ;) :D
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #21 on: 15 October 2018, 14:23:18 »

Just a trim... been there with the raspy stainless steel exhausts way back... Learnt that a £72 ETS cat back exhaust with two cheap trims on the back is infinitely better!!!

Iíve struggled to find suitable trims, when 2 pipes are so close together.

Which ones exactly did you get? Looks smart  :y



I had the same problem when I stuck a couple of cheepo ones on mine a couple of years ago.

Fixed by sticking a piece of 2x2 down the pipe and using brut force I opened it up a few mm  ;) :D

Ahh brute force, solves most issues.  :D  :y
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #22 on: 15 October 2018, 14:40:19 »

A bit of heat first then a breaker bar handle does the job nicely. Heat is necessary in order to soften the metal in order to bend it without fracturing/weakening the pipes where they exit the back box :y
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #23 on: 15 October 2018, 15:02:12 »

Anyone know what diameter trims are best ? Bearing in mind the close proximity of the pipes to one another even if they are nice and straight.
I think I did the measurements once, but lost the piece of paper.  ::)
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #24 on: 15 October 2018, 15:40:44 »

2.25" iirc ;)
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