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I've never seen that solder glue before
I can think of loads of stuff I could have used it for
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(2:nd-Sep-2018, 11:31:36)niteram Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I've never seen that solder glue before
I can think of loads of stuff I could have used it for


My experience with it wasn’t that great as it takes an age to dry and I’m really impatient


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(2:nd-Sep-2018, 11:31:36)niteram Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I've never seen that solder glue before
I can think of loads of stuff I could have used it for

It's used more in model railways.

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(2:nd-Sep-2018, 11:31:36)niteram Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I've never seen that solder glue before
I can think of loads of stuff I could have used it for


My experience with it wasn’t that great as it takes an age to dry and I’m really impatient


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Really I found it really good tested well still wet and even rebuilt & installed IPC in the car. No problems at all didn't wait for it to dry.
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Vents painted, just got some more paint for the dash facia
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(2:nd-Sep-2018, 12:31:50)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Vents painted, just got some more paint for the dash facia
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Looks good mate. Did you paint them on the car or remove them?
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(2:nd-Sep-2018, 12:31:50)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Vents painted, just got some more paint for the dash facia
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Looks good mate. Did you paint them on the car or remove them?


Removed them mate, just starting the dash facia now. You need a very small flat screwdriver for the vent surrounds as the plastic tabs on the back can break.


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(2:nd-Sep-2018, 12:31:50)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Vents painted, just got some more paint for the dash facia
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Looks good mate. Did you paint them on the car or remove them?


Removed them mate, just starting the dash facia now. You need a very small flat screwdriver for the vent surrounds as the plastic tabs on the back can break.


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Was thinking about getting mine wrapped/Hydro-dipped?
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(2:nd-Sep-2018, 12:31:50)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Vents painted, just got some more paint for the dash facia
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Looks good mate. Did you paint them on the car or remove them?


Removed them mate, just starting the dash facia now. You need a very small flat screwdriver for the vent surrounds as the plastic tabs on the back can break.


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Was thinking about getting mine wrapped/Hydro-dipped?


I’m trying to save money whenever I can, I’m not too bad with a can of spray
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Got the first couple of coats of primer on


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Now the gloss black
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there is a how-to for vent trims, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.

Coming on nicely mate
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(2:nd-Sep-2018, 16:50:36)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.there is a how-to for vent trims, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.

Coming on nicely mate


It was until I dropped it cuz of my stupid hand and knocked a big chunk out of it!!!!! Managed to order a brand new one for £30 in dark pearl
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Not good mate.
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(2:nd-Sep-2018, 16:56:29)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
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Coming on nicely mate


It was until I dropped it cuz of my stupid hand and knocked a big chunk out of it!!!!! Managed to order a brand new one for £30 in dark pearl
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OOPS!
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Coming on nicely mate


It was until I dropped it cuz of my stupid hand and knocked a big chunk out of it!!!!! Managed to order a brand new one for £30 in dark pearl
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OOPS!


That’s far more polite than what I said!!!


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New facia fitted
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Also fitted a cats eye style LED inside the centre armrest
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Cracking mate looks great!


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(7:th-Sep-2018, 06:12:08)Conor97 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Cracking mate looks great!


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Cheers mate I’m going to add a plunger switch to it like the glovebox so it only comes on when you lift the armrest up


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Looking good mate.


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Finally finished the remaining LED’s I wanted to get changed today. Did the Eco light and the door lock/unlock button
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Just need a picture in the dark.
That’ll have to be it now for a couple of weeks as I have my hand operation on Tuesday so won’t be able to drive let alone do any mods


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Night pictures
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(8:th-Sep-2018, 21:14:20)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Night pictures
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Lush mate looking really good!


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Managed to do a few 0805 LED’s tonight before my soldering iron give up did the 2 for the CD slot and the 2 for the volume button.
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I’ve now ordered a new soldering iron
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Quality job done on the LED's, tempted to get mine done a different colour as your's look rather smart.
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(9:th-Sep-2018, 20:51:34)marktourino Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Quality job done on the LED's, tempted to get mine done a different colour as your's look rather smart.


Cheers matey, I think it’s for me trying to find the right balance between the two colours not too much one or the other. I wasn’t very good at it to start off with but the more I’ve done the easier I’ve found it.
You can’t really see how nice it looks from the pictures as they’re taken on my phone, you need a decent camera to pick the colours up in the dark


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Getting there mate looks good.

The solder iron looks good kind of like the one use but updated.
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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. should have it done mate.
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(10:th-Sep-2018, 07:39:23)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Getting there mate looks good.

The solder iron looks good kind of like the one use but updated.
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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. should have it done mate.


Yeah it looks quite decent
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. I agree with Rusty you should have it done, makes it more individual to you


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Just a little update, now my hand has healed I’ve been able to fit a plunger switch to my armrest so the light only comes on when open
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Fitted the switch on the rear of the lid.
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Drilled 2 small holes for the wires.
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Job done and here’s a quick video.
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I do like the idea of a light in the centr box, but I think I'd have the light nearer the top, as Ive currently got CD's in mine and the light would shine down onto them
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(28:th-Sep-2018, 21:19:33)niteram Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I do like the idea of a light in the centr box, but I think I'd have the light nearer the top, as Ive currently got CD's in mine and the light would shine down onto them


I was a bit limited on where I could put it as it clashed with the 12v socket in the rear casing


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correct me if i'm wrong but that light will be on now all the time the armrest is pulled forward regardless of the fact the lid is closed?
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(29:th-Sep-2018, 06:42:33)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.correct me if i'm wrong but that light will be on now all the time the armrest is pulled forward regardless of the fact the lid is closed?


No mate, the switch is located on the back of the actual lid not the sliding part works great


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