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  1. stekkefun4

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    #76 stekkefun4, Jul 16, 2017
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    I have refurbished the fog/indicator lights and came across 3 issues:

    1. With the plastic: it seems to be deteriorating over time, as you can see on the first picture, the edges start degrading and something needs to be done to stop this --> I used a primer protective coating to stop this process

    2. With the chrome paint inside: this comes off until there isn't any left, resulting in a significant loss of clarity/visibility --> I refinished it with chrome paint

    3. A lot of corrosion on the metal surrounding the bulbs --> used rust remover and cleaned it very thoroughly in order to avoid shorts and bad connections.

    Here are some pics of old vs new
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  2. Freerange72

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    not on my to do list, but great suggestion using the plastic primer.
     
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  3. braq

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    Hi, years ago I was able to find them on ebay.fr

    I think they were used on a lot of cars during that time, Renault R12 comes to mind.
    So you may have an alternative,
    cheers
    Paul
     
  4. stekkefun4

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    #79 stekkefun4, Jul 25, 2017
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    Busy with the bumpers these days.

    I went to the Wurth shop yesterday to get primer and paint suited for these bumpers, but they forwarded me to a car parts & paint shop to get me a number of "bumper spray" cans. So, I've sanded them off and am now putting layer after layer of paint on the bumpers.

    The metal inside is protected with a zinc coating to prevent corrosion.
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  5. stekkefun4

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    The bumpers have been painted with bumper spray, but I'm waiting for the wind to lie down before putting on the last layer ... Has been windy for the last 4 days...
     
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  8. stekkefun4

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    Some creativity with a Hotwheels elite Mondial :)
     
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  9. stekkefun4

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    Not yet, paint job will be done by the end of september and i will finish the car by the end of October
     
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  12. Shiva_Austria

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    Really a great work!
    Hope you post a lot more pics, when the work is going on!

    Great job!
     
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  13. stekkefun4

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  14. stekkefun4

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    Will be repainted this week!!!! The chassis bar that runs over the LH wheel has been replaced with a new one I had in stock. In fact, this is a production fault that Mondial 8's and early QV's had: there is an open space of 5-8cm between the top of the inner liners of the front wheel arches and the fenders. Result is that water can reach the unprotected chassis and it starts to rust.
     

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  17. Jeka

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    Wow, that's excellent!
     
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  18. stekkefun4

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    Personally, I have never seen a paintjob this excellent. I've been to many other paint shops before and the quality of the paint and varnish far exceeds what I have ever seen on other cars.
     
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    keep the posts coming...looking forward to seeing it all done in its full glory.
     
  20. stekkefun4

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    The car finally arrived in my garage yesterday!!! The paintjob nears perfection and I have plenty of work to do in the coming months to finish it! Here are some detail pics of the car. I'm not posting any pics of the full car yet because there are many things that need finishing. Anyhow, I'm sure that when people will see it on events from 2018, they will start drooling ! Personally, this is the most beautiful color I have ever seen on a Mondial.


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  21. theunissenguido

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    waw, looking very good so far! congratulations Stefan for making this choise...

    Guido
     
  22. Stef65

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    I'm looking forward to see the full car on an event in 2018 !
     

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