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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:32 pm 
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Just spoke to ford about getting a new set of the red strips that run around the car...

they said that they dont sell them seperate to the bumpers! and that the side strips come with the bumpers too! thats crap!

i may have to paint them now, but id prefer just to get new ones!

anyone else come against this problem?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:41 pm 
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hiey vince! and i suppose you have tryed all the wreckers in sydney?
"Fordpro"..
"Mc Carther parts plus"?
and a handfull of others out bankstown and yennora..??

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:00 pm 
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nah i havent tried any wreckers, only because i doubt that ill find any that are still RED! and in good condition! im sick of them going pink every time it rains! and scrubbing plastic rejuventaor into them EVERY week to keep them looking good!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:50 pm 
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nah i havent tried any wreckers, only because i doubt that ill find any that are still RED! and in good condition! im sick of them going pink every time it rains! and scrubbing plastic rejuventaor into them EVERY week to keep them looking good!
you dont know what your missing out on vince.. ive found heaps of hard to find s**t there..fairlane/fairmont and xr gear at fordpro is their specialty.. -is under new management.. the probs you describe is because of the age? or does it happen to all red stripes no matter the age? have you considered colour coding them to the body of the car? or do you want to keep the red stripe look?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:04 pm 
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yeah id like to keep the red...
unless i got new ones with the chrome strip (failane? or fairmont? im not sure) then i wouldnt consider colour coding them, looks too plain without a breakup...

yeah they go pink with age, water and sun over the years just fades them...

seeing an el xr with its red strips still red doesnt happen often!

but i spose looking at the wreckers is worth a try, i might strike it lucky!

the problem with painting them is chipping, it takes one person to open their door on you and its time to do it again!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:22 pm 
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PM rapier - i know he had a set of relatively new ones. he got his from Ford here, seperate to the front bar too.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:36 pm 
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cool, i only tried one dealer today, i might try another one, if tassie can do it, im sure nsw can!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:53 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:09 pm 
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how much did the dealer quote for the whole set? are these the same as the ed stripes?
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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:29 pm 
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just spoke to another dealer...

it will cost $816 for a full set of strips...

front bumper x 1
front doors x 2
back dours x 2
rear bumper x 1

and we wonder why we call them fraud!!!!!!

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:37 pm 
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just spoke to another dealer...

it will cost $816 for a full set of strips...

front bumper x 1
front doors x 2
back dours x 2
rear bumper x 1

and we wonder why we call them fraud!!!!!!
ummm keep on polishing the old ones and save the $816 for mods? :wink: Or keep an eye out for second hand ones..

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:37 pm 
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is there such thing as a plastic polish? or something to bring them back to life?

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:44 pm 
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MOTHERS Plastic Polish, fantastic stuff. 20 bucks at supercheap for a 236ml bottle haha
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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:54 pm 
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id try re-paint them red if they wont polish up good enough, and then paint a clear protector over it.
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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:03 pm 
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yeah ill give the polish a go, that should bring it back to a reasonable look that is easier to maintain, instead of the hard work it takes every week when i wash the car!

 

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