When I did mine, I'm pretty sure the lights and grille came out so I didn't have to mask them. The problem with decorator's masking tape is that it isn't impervious to solvent and it was the paint that marked the acrylic. I used ordinary masking tape which protected the acrylic (apart from the rear window which I think was my sloppiness in applying it).
As someone else has said, that model is a facelift, 2011 model onward. Not the 2010 as the nameplate says. Lights front and back are the tell-tale.
It is very much a novelty, however it was relatively cheap and is a bit of fun to add to the car. Think it leaves the garage opener as the only option it doesn't have, if I found one cheap enough I would probably add thay for the sake of it...
Pretty happy with the work in the garage, may do some more tinkering with the csr tomorrow. Make the most of the weather being decent.
spent a short bit of time this afternoon on the car, wanted to get the bonnet hinge off but it was putting up a fight and I got frustrated very quickly...
So I left it, noticing the engine bay is very grubby again, probably from the garage visits and work:
Decided to take the bonnet insulation off:
The insulation ideally would be replaced, i will look for the part number and see the sort of price and decide on how I will proceed:
Cleaned the engine bay, got it looking much better:
Then noticed some stickers are faded:
I will look fornpart numbers and prices of these too...
Dressed the bay with 303:
Cleaned the insulation, using mums car as a table:
That will get some form of correction when the paint is done again so doesnt matter too much...
Put the insulation back on with the scrivets but not the main clips:
Cleaned the clips, they looked like this before:
Then coated them all with 303:
I need one of those too...
Then I bagged up all of my dirty cloths in the garage and brought them in:
Filled the bath with hot water and soap, chucked the cloths in:
Water very quickly went dirty, then after the scrubbing it looked like this:
Drained it away to leave this:
At this point I had put 5 or 6 cloths aside to go for round 2, dad came in and said "you know mum cleaned the entire bathroom yesterday right? She is in the garden but will be in soon"
So I quickly rinsed the tub, shallowly filled it and did the last cloths again...
Then I chucked them all in the bag, put them in my room and srubbed the bath to death! Went and got some strong bathroom cleaner and went back over the bath to make sure it didn't only look clean but was properly clean...
Managed to get the bath to look like this about 5 minutes before my life would have ended:
This is my Sportbrake that I picked up yesterday. So far it has had a good internal clean and will have a bath and polish on my next few days off.
The intention is to keep it clean and shiny while slowly making it OEM+ as funds allow.
Pics copied from the introduce yourself thread:
Finally found a badge for the rear of my car after trying that awful looking RRS badge last year.
It's a larger version of the R-Sport badge found on the power vents. It's almost twice the size and fits perfectly. Quality isn't quite the same as the JLR version but I'm still pretty pleased...
Well, seeing as my Introduce Yourself thread has been done to death, I thought it was about time I started a Gallery thread.
I had some time to fettle with the car today.
First step was to replace the number plate filament bulbs with LED's. I also replaced the bulbs on the vanity mirrors with...
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