Facelift fog light refurb??

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by andysat » Thu May 10, 2012 7:36 pm

fatmikey wrote:i didnt finish them in the end, i got the inside part in primer then a Z4 M bumper came up on ebay and i had to buy it.

They will get finished at some point, but its now very low on my priority list

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by fatmikey » Thu May 10, 2012 9:32 pm

Yea i will do! :thumbsup:
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Post by andysat » Thu May 10, 2012 10:41 pm

Cheers mate,would make interesting reading! :)
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by Lillywhite » Fri May 11, 2012 7:36 am

andysat wrote:Cheers mate,would make interesting reading! :)
Put it out of your mind, Andy, you would only worry about trying to refurb yours. :wink:

BTW the condensation in my fogs seems to have disappeared lately despite all the wet weather we've been getting. Has this happened to other people, perhaps it's something to do with humidity levels in the atmosphere?
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by fatmikey » Tue May 22, 2012 7:43 pm

Well as my M bumper is not going to be on for a couple of months I decided to start on the fogs again.

After cleaning botht the fogs up witht the wire brush on the end of the drill I got them both in primer, they now look like this

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by Dice » Wed May 23, 2012 8:10 am

Nice. Go on :thumbsup: ...
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by fatmikey » Thu May 24, 2012 10:25 pm

Well i quickly keyed the primer up this eve and painted the backs on the fogs. As i have some spare white kicking about I painted them white. As you will never realy see the back I didnt think it would make much difference.
So heres how they are currently looking now

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by Bing » Thu May 24, 2012 10:30 pm

Can't wait to see how you do the inners. If this works I may try it myself - I'll buy some of the blanks you can get to cover the holes left by removing them. Think they're dirt cheap...

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by fatmikey » Mon May 28, 2012 7:31 pm

well i got the insides painted at the weekend, used plasti-koke brilliant metallic which is available from tescos at less than a fiver, it aint the best finish at all, but i need them done for the weekend

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heres the finish, this could all have been done better, but it was only a week or so ago i decided i wanted them done for a show this weekend, so ive not spent as much time as i should have

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so this eve i keyed up both parts thats were to be sealed & used an adheasive sealer that i had laying around in the garage

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applied a bit of masking tape around them to keep them together

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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by srhutch » Mon May 28, 2012 7:47 pm

Looking good :thumbsup:
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by fatmikey » Tue May 29, 2012 10:02 pm

Well ive finaly finshed, quite happy how they turned out & the metalic paint reflects the light quite well.

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decided to tint the fogs to try an make them a little less bright & visable, heres how they turned out

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then finaly fitted them to the car after have holes in the front bumper for the past couple of months

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all completed & refurbed for probably a tenner, but alot of elbow grease & time
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by andysat » Tue May 29, 2012 10:16 pm

Hey cracking job mate-liking the tinted look! :thumbsup:
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by aquazi » Wed May 30, 2012 12:24 am

wow a job well done :thumbsup:

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Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by Guiseley » Wed May 30, 2012 12:54 am

:popcorn: May have found my next project :thumbsup:
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Re: Facelift fog light refurb??

Post by Bing » Wed May 30, 2012 7:40 am

Guiseley wrote::popcorn: May have found my next project :thumbsup:
x2 - I especially like the tinted look, good call and a really good job fatmikey :thumbsup:
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