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After 'swithering' for a goodly while about a Type S bodykit, I placed an order with a Dealer (Gordons) in here, who simply ignored me ! ...

So, I thought - bugger it, colour coding of the existing trim ..

I've already posted a few pictures in my 'Voyages' thread, but these wer taken with my mobile, so not the best quality ...

Anyway - here's a few taken today - no more grey plastic, and calipers gold, and hubs etc. black ...
 

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Looks good Derek! Colour coding is the way forward.
 
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Looks good Derek! Colour coding is the way forward.
Nice mate looking good
Looking great :)
Looks great!:D
Thank you all - I can safely say that my Civic (like many in here) looks a damn sight better than when it rolled out of Swindon ...

Just one tiny "worm in the apple" - this morning, I only bloody scuffed the front bumper, underneath the right corner :( - it wasn't really visible, unless you bend down to check (which I now do all the time !) ...

Anyway, armed with my 'Scratch Doctor' sprays, solvent, and 1200 grit emery paper, I'm working on it right now - it's nice and warm outside, so a thin coat every half hour is just fine - nearly gone now - will soon be perfect again ...
 

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Cars looking good jdr.

Had a civic in work last week same colour with the trims colour coded.

Wasn't sure about this colour but when you see it all done it does look good.

Why did the dealers blank you about a body kit?

Too much for them to ship to you?
 

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well done mate looks good
 
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Cars looking good JDR. Had a Civic in work last week same colour with the trims colour coded. Wasn't sure about this colour but when you see it all done it does look good. Why did the dealers blank you about a body kit? Too much for them to ship to you?
I've bought a few things from 'Gordons', and they were very good ...

So, I asked for a price for the complete kit, plus shipping, and they gave me one no problem ...

I mulled it over for some weeks, then responded with "o.k. let's go ahead with this" - no response whatsoever, despite repeating it, and despite the fact that they had dealt with others during the same period ! ...

And when I eventually said it'd been too long, so forget the whole thing, they still didn't react ...

Not bad ... Actually ... Very nice. Now get a proper engine!!;);)
What - a Petrol Turbo :p ? ...

The government here have just announced a significant rise in the tax level on Diesel cars and Diesel fuel - this after changing the rules previously and promising future Tax reductions, turning new cars sales from 40% Diesel to 75% Diesel - basically, they are now sayings "we didn't appreciate that Diesel was the Fuel of Satan" !!! ...

Looking good. Defo worth doing!
Very nice JDR. :cool:
well done mate looks good
Looking much, much better. Well done.
Thanks - I can't understand why Honda (and other manufacturers) think that dark grey plastic 'edging' is a good idea, irrespective of body colour ...

When I ask unknowing people what they think about the work I had done, they respond saying "what work ?" - that's because it now looks like it should have ...
 

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To be Honest Derek - I think that colour coding the standard trim on your 4 door, works out better than what you originally had in mind.
re :- The proposed replacement Fuel Cap Cover -
In Norway, do they sell plastic facia board ??.
I specify it for covering existing sound wood facia boards after treatment.
So - Not the full replacement plastic board, but the "L" shaped cover board as mentioned, would be required.
It's 6 -7mm thick and comes in facia heights up to 250mm.
You would only need an off cut length of about 900mm to make a few covers, until you have the exact one you need for your replacement and it would be very strong.
 

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To be Honest Derek - I think that colour coding the standard trim on your 4 door, works out better than what you originally had in mind.
re :- The proposed replacement Fuel Cap Cover - In Norway, do they sell plastic facia board ??. I specify it for covering existing sound wood facia boards after treatment. YiSo - Not the full replacement plastic board, but the "L" shaped cover board as mentioned, would be required. It's 6 -7mm thick and comes in facia heights up to 250mm. You would only need an off cut length of about 900mm to make a fe:cool:w covers, until you have the exact one you need for your replacement and it would be very strong.
Actually, I agree about the trim - with hindsight, the 3-door bodykit would not have been in keeping with the "stock plus, yet clean" look I was looking for ...

As for the lid, a trip to the builders merchant tomorrow, to see what's available ...
 

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If you can't get it over there, let me know.
I hate waste on my building sites and you wouldn't believe what the buggers would throw in the skips, until I gave them an ear full -Copper tubing, plumbing parts of brass, stainless steel and copper, perfectly good high end temo' controlled radiator valves, plastic rainwater goods and underground drain sections and connectors - the list goes on and on.
Everyone in our village knows that if they get in trouble and need something, I will have it
As Mentioned, I wouldn't ask for a penny from them - I just hate waste.
 

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If you can't get it over there, let me know. I hate waste on my building sites and you wouldn't believe what the buggers would throw in the skips, until I gave them an ear full -Copper tubing, plumbing parts of brass, stainless steel and copper, perfectly good high end temo' controlled radiator valves, plastic rainwater goods and underground drain sections and connectors - the list goes on and on. Everyone in our village knows that if they get in trouble and need something, I will have it. As mentioned, I wouldn't ask for a penny from them - I just hate waste.
When I lived in the North of Scotland, I several times found what I needed to repair something, dumped behind premises of the local Plumber, Builders Merchant, Garage ...

Including a memorable Xmas eve, when I drove a nail though the central heating feed line, to the entire first floor, it was absolutely bloody freezing outside, and a bunch of folk were coming for dinner on Xmas day ...

Scrounged a few decent offcuts and assembled a bunch of compression fittings from all the cast-offs - floorboards up, supply line repaired - and spares put in my garage, for the next time I was a prat ! ...

I'm pretty sure I'll be able to scrounge a few offcuts of 'whatever' here - in fact, you wouldn't believe what people chuck out here - Stavanger's annual cast-offs could probably supply an entire small African nation ! ...

Anyway, I'm looking for something that is impervious and reasonably 'weighty' (and would be a "car part") - so, nothing made of wood \ fibre \ mdf \ etc. - I'm looking for Aluminium or dense Plastic or similar ...

If not the builders merchant, I'll rummage in a few 'industrial' skips - all these places here close at 14:00 on Saturday (and don't open Sunday) - so plenty of time and scope to save them the fee thay have to pay for dumping rubbish ! ...
 

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Hey buddy, looking sweet, did you get the other bits sorted on the car that you picked up on the journey over to JAE? was wondering if you got it done at the same time.
 

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Well B-gger you then :):);), I would have sent you a one metre length, cut into small sections ( each one more than large enough for you to cut the circle.)
Think I'll send it anyway now and mark on the parcel "Semtex".:police:
 

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Hey buddy, looking sweet, did you get the other bits sorted on the car that you picked up on the journey over to JAE? was wondering if you got it done at the same time.
While I was in the UK, I went to :-

TDi-North : fit K&N 571 air filter, change motor oil and filter and sump plug (a Tegiwa magnetic one) and front brake pads ('smoked' on the Autobahn !) - I supplied all of the foregoing - supply and fit their own "Short Shifter" (it's lovely, and mine was the first 1.8 they'd done)

ABP Motorsport : paint the calipers gold and the hubs etc, black - put in new H11 fog bulbs

Mainland Bodycare : as well as the intended colour coding and bumper respray, they of course also fixed all the sodding accident damage !

I also bought a few parts from the Honda dealer in Warrington (much cheaper there than here) - droplinks and some other bits'n'bobs, but didn't have time to get them fitted ...
 
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