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Janspeedcapri

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Is this worth ‚€‚£55?
« on: July 13, 2008, 22:05:57 PM »
 
If i don't take it, it will be relisted.
I would of prefered a nicer condition one for that money but do you think i will  find one thats much better these days? Anyone know what they are made of - would it scrub up or be reconditionable?



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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 00:32:55 AM »
They usually fetch £40+ but are getting harder to find, a lot get cut down to use on cortinas nowdays cos cortina ones are rocking horse do-do

Janspeedcapri

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 01:19:57 AM »
Thanks Bortaf -  I suppose i should take it then.  


bazbiker

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 13:15:17 PM »
A bit of boot polish and it will clean up nicely  

Janspeedcapri

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 14:07:27 PM »
Baz - are they made of rubber? like the old RS spoilers? if so the srapes and scratches could be filled with silicone yes? cheers mate.

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 16:43:38 PM »
Clean it up and give it a quick coat of black satin out of a can, it`ll look as good as new. Thats what I did with all my end caps and bumper moulding on my rs1600i  


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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 16:47:46 PM »
Watched something on telly said smooth peanut butter is really good for reviveing things like that...... hang on.... i think "The Brewer" said it.... forget i mentioned it.


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Baz - are they made of rubber? like the old RS spoilers? if so the srapes and scratches could be filled with silicone yes? cheers mate.

if you do, don't forget you can't paint silicone...
 
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 18:14:21 PM »
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Watched something on telly said smooth peanut butter is really good for reviveing things like that...... hang on.... i think "The Brewer" said it.... forget i mentioned it.
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Peanut butter works very well   smooth not crunchy though  

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 18:45:09 PM »
Peanut butter ?  

are you talking about cleaning it or eating it ?    

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008, 19:03:09 PM »
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Peanut butter ?  

are you talking about cleaning it or eating it ?    

Thats the advantage of it, ya can eat it while getting things black, try doing that with Back to Black      

Janspeedcapri

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2008, 19:16:17 PM »
thats bloody good point Ian - I totaly forgot about that - if its rubbery (the spoiler) decorators filler then maybe - thats overpaintable. If its rigid plastic stuff then normal body filler. but yeah Leebay - satin black all the way  
As for the peanut butter, I might use that to stick it on the car  ive always imagined it to be like eating mastic the way it sticks to ya gob - yuk

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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2008, 19:39:06 PM »
they are rubbery like the rear spoilers are. if it turns outy to be really scabby use it to make a mould and start selling fiberglass copies in granny and cortina widths.. :D

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2008, 20:48:39 PM »
funny you should say that as the thought had crossed my mind a few times over a few of me treasures...I have a Autoplas rearscreen louvre and a NOS Mk2 grill (never been fitted, still in the original ford packaging) I even found a company to do it all for me...just haven't got round to it...and yeah the front spoiler is another one to do...might end up with a "product line" of repro bits to sell in an ebay shop.

Tell ya what i wouldn't do tho...pretend each item is a one off original, that would be so fleabayer  

Smith and deakin offered me the chance to order aluminium capri bonnets but they worked out too dear for the the cappa crowd...the escort boys got money burnin holes tho so it would be better to reproduce rare escy bits sadly...never had the flavor for 'scorts.

IansSaph

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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2008, 22:27:12 PM »
you could take all your package matterial from Leebay save you buying it and mean he'll be able to see his car again in the garage.    

I'd love a mk1 escort but could bring myself to pay for one... hence the saph...

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2008, 22:46:35 PM »
Don't get me wrong, i see them as a cool car and if i was younger i'd have one, but i reached at time of life (crisis) and I need a coupe. this is my first 2 door with a long bonnet and V6 - lovin it

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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2008, 00:36:19 AM »
bless ya, totally avoiding the term "mid life"

to be fair as the average life expectancy is 59 locally, i'm passed mid life so i better get my self an mx-5 or some thing....    

Ian

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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2008, 13:26:46 PM »
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Baz - are they made of rubber? like the old RS spoilers? if so the srapes and scratches could be filled with silicone yes? cheers mate.


Yea it‚‚žÂs made of rubber, like the Capri boot spoiler only softer!
You will probably have to do some adjustments to get it to fit your Capri anyway so black sicaflex would be the way to go  

IansSaph

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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2008, 14:58:37 PM »
ahhh sika-flex! where would the motor industry be with out stika-flex and zip ties?

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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2008, 21:14:45 PM »
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ahhh sika-flex! where would the motor industry be with out stika-flex and zip ties?

Ian

Dont forget duck tape  

 

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