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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:36 pm 
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are the red strips around the car hard to get off??
i want to paint it white...
an how hard is it to put back on what is the best way to get on and off???
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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:49 pm 
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Ok their just held on by double sided sided tape but don't paint yours get another set.
Actually I think there a little harder to get the bumper ones off but yeah.

Talk to rapatus if you want to know why i say that. :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:43 pm 
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Noooooo don't paint them! The red stripe is what makes an XR...an XR!
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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:00 pm 
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i had it photoshopped with out it and i reckon it makes it look a bit lower. my opinion.




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do you know where i can get these from??? and roughly how much???
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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:07 pm 
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yeh, dont paint them. I know someone who painted them white and it just looks like a pov pack with a xr front. Atleast remove them and store them in the shed and just sacrifice some black gli ones instead.

Think about it, paint the red ones and there gone. Paint some povo pack ones and atleast the red ones are still there if you change your mind.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:22 pm 
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yeah have to agree dont paint them. If you want i will swap you some black ones so you can paint them :D

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:33 pm 
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Hey I'd personally go to any cheap wrecker, i got a set of el mont ones for 10 bucks(mmm, chromme) at my local self serve(admittedly half the time i don't even pay their), If you were in QLD I have a full set of black gli ones you could have, haha. maybe even get some off a white ef mont if you can.

but yeah as the above have said don't paint the red xr ones, pretty much means your committed to it, and if you well and truly were that decided on it, I'm sure someone would trade.

I know I saw a gunmetal grey elxr colourcoded, that looked f**k s**t, not sure how white would be though, but thats me.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:30 am 
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I've taken my red stripe off my AU because it was fading and instead of replacing it i just left it. Looks much cleaner. Comes down to personal opinion i suppose.

Anyway, to take off the red stripe if it's simply stuck on like a badge all you do is use a hair dryer on low heat. Slowly begin heating the stripe up in small sections about 30cm away. This is important because if it's too hot or too close it will leave an ugly brown burn stain on ur body work and u wouldn't want that! Once you've heated up a small section for 20 seconds or so you should be able to slowly pull the stripe off. If your having trouble pulling it off use some fishing wire to slide behind it and in a saw motion cut the glue holding it to the body, this should be relatively easy if the glue has been warmed up by the hair dryer, u'll see what i mean.. It may leave a sticky residue but eucalyptus oil or metho on a cloth with a bit of elbow grease will surely get it off.

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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:06 am 
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Find out from ford how much the red ones are new - guaranteed to put you off painting them. Last time I checked they were still available - not sure currently though.
The red fading can be restored: http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=56121 .
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i got a set of el mont ones for 10 bucks(mmm, chromme)
Have you had a go restoring the chrome yet ??

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:43 pm 
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i was only going to paint mine as mine are rather more pink then red.
so they need replacing or painting. either one....
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Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:31 pm 
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ef_xr6_Daniel wrote:
so they need replacing or painting. either one....
Or restoring them as mentioned.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:50 pm 
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They come up alright if you give them a good polish i did mine the other day they look heaps better

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:00 pm 
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might give it ago when i got time on a small patch and see howit looks
then do the rest
what did you use to do it?
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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:21 pm 
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I tried a bit off t cut to start but didn't do that great of a job so then i use 800grit wet and dry used a heap of water with it then polished them again with t-cut. They come up heaps better then before.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:25 pm 
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theres a member on here by the name of Aurora 98. He owns a car detailing business in Adelaide, and i believe he has restored red stripes on a Falcon to better then new with some of his products.

i think his sticky thread is at the top of Exterior Modifications.

 

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