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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby simonbuk » Thu 25.01.2018, 17:45

So where did that end cap come from ?!
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby par » Thu 25.01.2018, 19:51

Steve A wrote:Progress (at last!)
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Looks good Steve!

The contrast with the red really shows how neat the seal looks, especially if your old trim was as perished as mine was :D
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby par » Thu 25.01.2018, 19:51

simonbuk wrote:So where did that end cap come from ?!


Hand crafted by the master of seals AKA Jamie!
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Rambo » Thu 25.01.2018, 20:30

Shame about all that shabby foam stuff to the right of the end cap. You need a word in the ear of oor "Jamie the Seal"
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Steve A » Thu 25.01.2018, 21:35

Rambo wrote:Shame about all that shabby foam stuff to the right of the end cap. You need a word in the ear of oor "Jamie the Seal"


That's already well in hand :wink: just time and weather slowing things down :roll:

BTW I haven't sprayed my car Orange :lol:
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Steve A » Fri 26.01.2018, 01:03

simonbuk wrote:So where did that end cap come from ?!


Early Honda HRV
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Steve A » Sun 28.01.2018, 20:10

:D Here's my drivers side with the new window seal fitted, just some minor fettling to do here and there but all in all I'm pleased with the outcome 8)

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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Jamie N » Mon 29.01.2018, 11:15

Well done Steve you have done a great job there. :clap:

I think these strips are a fantastic replacement for several reasons, they hold the glass a good bit tighter as they close onto the seals, the originals are just flimsy and allow too much side to side movement. They way they connect with the plastic clips is superior and will never rust away, plus the whole weather strip itself is stainless steel underneath the top finish, so they are going to last the lifetime of the car.

The earliest HRV's are almost as old as the last S2's and I have not seen any so far that were a perished mess with cracks all along them, they appear to be made well.

The best bit... find a 3dr HRV breaking and they will be less than a fiver!. :-D The downside is removing the old originals, the screws are more often than not rotted badly, and poor access to some. What condition were the screws on yours Steve?... and Par! ;-) .
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby par » Mon 29.01.2018, 13:37

Jamie N wrote:-D The downside is removing the old originals, the screws are more often than not rotted badly, and poor access to some. What condition were the screws on yours Steve?... and Par! ;-) .


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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Steve A » Mon 29.01.2018, 14:25

par wrote:
Jamie N wrote:-D The downside is removing the old originals, the screws are more often than not rotted badly, and poor access to some. What condition were the screws on yours Steve?... and Par! ;-) .


One word - "Dremel"

I didn't need a Dremel because I'd already changed my seals soon after I bought the car.
I did swap my screws for some nice new stainless ones, the originals were looking somewhat "tarnished".

:) Wouldn't it be nice if "somebody" was to come up with a hood cover seal, where the front edge matched up with the line of the door seal :poke:
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Steve A » Fri 16.02.2018, 13:53

Some seal porn for those that appreciate that kind of thing :wink:
The closer you look the more you'll notice 8)

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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Mon 02.04.2018, 15:36

:D Despite the weather :roll: I've been busy

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Just need it to stop raining long enough to get it back on :banghead:
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby par » Mon 02.04.2018, 15:47

Looks really fresh Steve.

Red and black work well together as a colour scheme 8)
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Mon 02.04.2018, 15:58

par wrote:Looks really fresh Steve.

Red and black work well together as a colour scheme 8)

Thanks :D and it gets rid of that chicken wire
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby alan e » Mon 02.04.2018, 17:06

Where did you get the new grill mesh from ?.
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Mon 02.04.2018, 22:44

alan e wrote:Where did you get the new grill mesh from ?.

The seal meister ;-)
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Graaf » Tue 03.04.2018, 19:48

those grilles look great
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Danevansgolf » Wed 04.04.2018, 17:16

How easy were the grilles to fit? Got a set but not ready for installation as of yet. Any tips you might want to share would be great.
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Wed 04.04.2018, 19:23

Danevansgolf wrote:How easy were the grilles to fit? Got a set but not ready for installation as of yet. Any tips you might want to share would be great.


Well Jamie would be you're best bet for advice, I'm sure he gave you the same as me, but I'm more than happy to help as a customer that's done it :D
Removing the bumper is a must.
My grills sit flush with each orifice they sit in.
PM me your email address and I'll send you more photo's including one from the back :D
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Jamie N » Thu 05.04.2018, 09:28

Dan...Once you have the bumper sitting in front of you, fitting the grilles is honestly not
much more difficult than making tea and toast :D , you simply wedge them into position
where the space is roughly equidistant all round the grille edge, then at the rear you add
a few little dots of a good sealant ( e.g Sikaflex) .

But leave it to dry at least overnight before manipulating the bumper back on the car.

I have to say Steve the black on red looks fantastic, really fresh and tidy. Very nice. ;-)
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