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Old 31st October 2017, 12:55   #121
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Please re-do the battery wiring with proper terminal cover and collect the trophy for best looking engine bay.
Indeed, the battery extension cable has to be shortened by ~1cm and the amp wires have to be re-routed along with the headlight wiring harness underneath the box.

I got pretty irritated at the lousy gloss finish on the airbox, I just wanted to put everything together and call it a day. Next week, I'll take everything apart and re-do it properly.
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Had a day to work on the car a month ago, attempted simple stuff as adding an EPDM seal to the door edge to kill wind noise.

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After the edge was put in, I noticed the side skirt was bulging out. This existed ever since I bought the car and it was a major irritation.

I just pulled out a bit of the side skirt and saw the horror - TONS of mud and dislodged clips. The clips looked familiar - I had new ones with me, so attempted a simple clean and fix back of the side skirts.

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After a while of fiddling, the side skirt was out. There was ~1.5KG of mud on both ends.

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I had to take it out of the house and wash it in the gutter - it had so much of mud and crap in it.

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Focusing back on the car, it seems someone attempted to press back the side skirt using Fevi Kwik. Ugh!

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Fevi Kwik traces removed!

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Bye bye old double sided tape!

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It took me a while, but managed to remove the rest of the 10 year old tape in a single piece with no residue!

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I was just looking around and I saw horrible mineral marks under the door - they had to be cleaned out.

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All done!

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Area behind the skirt got a basic polish and was given a ceramic coat. This part will never be visible, but doesn't matter, I want it to be shiny!

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I just pulled up the wheel well covers and guess what I found? More sand! At this rate, I'm sure the sand mafia will raid my house.

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Turns out the drain was blocked and all the sand got trapped. Well now the block is gone!

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Gave the area a basic cleanup. I'm happy there is no rust!

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Edges of skirt lined with quarter inch 3M VHB tape

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Touched up all the scratches and edges. Had some paint left over so added an Easter egg for someone in the future to find out

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New clips added in.

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Skirt fixed back. Phew!

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For once, I was happy to find a panel with no damage on the car. The paint on the skirt is in bad shape though as it was flaking off on the edges. I guess this is the first intact plastic body panel I found on the car now!

The car does look good now. I'm thinking of changing the colour of wheels to bronze. Good idea? Bad Idea? Any other suggestions?

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Forward a month later, I hadn't washed the car yet! It has become a scribble board

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Thankfully all my car needs is a wash to look great again.

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There was some damage thanks to an idiot two wheeler rear ending me.

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It was dealt with very swiftly, as well as some damage on the rear quarter panel.


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Touched up all the scratches and edges. Had some paint left over so added an easter egg for someone in the future to find out

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The car does look good now. I'm thinking of changing the colour of wheels to bronze. Good idea? Bad Idea? Any suggestions?
Couldn’t stop laughing after seeing the little “MUHUHAHAHA” in that picture, sir.

Also, IMHO, since you’re running factory alloys, bronze wouldn’t look great on them, but if you do want to bite the bronze bug, BBS wheels with a chrome lip would make the car look really good.

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LOL! That easter egg was a stroke of genius. And TFS that video and the DIY.

BTW which Karcher machine do you have? I have a Bosch pressure washer and wanted to buy a 2nd one, this time a Karcher, but a compact model than the Bosch. Also, are those lights mounted inside the front grille or horns?

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BTW which Karcher machine do you have? I have a Bosch pressure washer and wanted to buy a 2nd one, this time a Karcher, but a compact model than the Bosch.
It's a Karcher K3.500. I bought it from a detailer who closed down around 3.5 years ago and its still going strong!

The week started with me going to Vasu's garage to swap out the front roll mount.

Stock Vs Evo. Its much bigger and solid ( no holes) and the mounting hole is higher; but it can be made to fit

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There was a lot of water in the left headlight. I dont know how or when it got it, the headlights started fogging up ever since I fixed the headlight ( it was out of commission for ~8 months due to a busted bulb ). Dad finally told me he's had enough of seeing that cataract in his house and to fix it on priority. So I couldnt say no.

Bumper came off the remove the headlight. You can see how much water is there in the left headlight

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Also, are those lights mounted inside the front grille or horns?
I hope the above picture clarify your doubts. They're D2S projectors, same as the ones inside my headlights in a custom waterproof casing.

Once the headlight came off, I couldnt stop staring at this mess of wires and ballasts. All 3 ballasts on the left side werent secure and shoved in whatever available gap. This needed fixing first

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There was space below the battery which was empty, plus I saw couple of holes where I can mount the ballasts. But how do I fix ballasts into wide holes? The frame rails arent accessible from the rear.

Enter nutserts.

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Fog and Aux ballasts were double mounted in the first with the headlight ballast fixed in the rear. Tied the two ballasts with a piece of cable tie to secure from the rear.

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I wanted to avoid using cable ties; took out the ballasts and put in two more nutserts to solid mound all the ballasts

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Start tightening and both the mounting holes on aux ballast broke off :(

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Oh well, had to revert back to cable ties to fix one ballast. I added a relay to power the fog projectors separately. Till now it was being powered by the main relay. Although powering 4 projectors from a single rail is well within its power capabilities, I want to isolate them both so I can have a separate switch for turning on aux projectors. Added corrugated tubing to major of the wires. It does not look pretty but its mounted solid.

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So what happened to the headlights? Did I even touch them? Read more to find out!

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PS : Attachments is broken again.

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