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Old 30-10-2020, 10:30 PM   #31
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They do love a proton over there!

Iíve been trying to order new badges from shoppe.com but canít seem the be able access the site as itís seem to be for Malaysians only. Shame cause thereís loads of bits I could do with!


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What about using a VPN?
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Old 30-10-2020, 10:33 PM   #32
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What about using a VPN?

Sorry what I said was slightly misleading - I can get on the site but it wonít let me validate my phone number so assume a UK numbers arenít valid


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Filled the car up with a full tank for £36

I canít remember the last time Iíve owned a car that was so cheap to fill up!


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Filled the car up with a full tank for £36

I canít remember the last time Iíve owned a car that was so cheap to fill up!


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Oh, those were the dayís
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£1.067 for a litre of unleaded...dang, that's cheap fuel!!
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£1.067 for a litre of unleaded...dang, that's cheap fuel!!

Thatís Costco for you!


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Turns out these inserts arenít inserts but painted on. Anyway dried off the rain and applied bumper gel nonetheless




Came out ok.


Side strips are plastic but again didnít go back to black with heat like I was hoping. So applied more gel...




Time will tell how how well it lasts.


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Definite improvement there, I've found using a piece of foam (tend to cut up a sponge) to apply, means you can work it in well and cut into edges easier
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If you find the gel doesn't get the trim dark enough or doesn't last, I can whole heartedly recommend Solution Finish trim dye.
A little goes a long way so buying the smallest bottle will be fine.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:47 AM   #40
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If the solution finish is a true dye like the worth plastic dye it will be permanent, but will require taping off and you'll have to work carefully around the Proton badge on the trim. I've never used it so it may be a very good option

Gtechniq c4 has worked wonders for me on many faded plastics and was still nice several years after initial application when I sold the cars.

Looks like a fun project and you certainly like the abstract vehicles
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