First I applied my new pressed plates
I'm having a nightmare with some I picked up on amazon which keep popping out and are way to bright for my liking.
Hope everyone had a good New Year!?!
Unfortunately I had to have a new windscreen fitted courtesy of Autoglass today after a HGV threw up what I believe to a bolt at the windscreen over Christmas. Luckily it was only the windscreen that was hit so I am counting my chickens some what!
HOping to get out and give it a good wash this weekend as its absolutely filthy!!
My pressed plates did that on the front originally, I went to B&Q and bought some 'No more nails permanent roll' It's just a roll of adhesive pads, that fixed them on very, very firmly.I fitted some nice new pressed plates yesterday, I removed the old ones and used white spirit to remove the remaining adhesive off before cleaning and drying the surfaces. Managed to get it all off on the back but there was still some left on the front, nothing chronic and it was still an even surface. So fitted the new plates with sticky pads and applied pressure for a couple minutes to make sure they stuck firmly. Come out this morning and the rear plate has taken nicely, go round to the front and the right half was hanging off and the left half was barely clinging on! I remember a garage having the same problem with this happening before on my old grill and plate due to the slight bend, so they just drilled it in. I don't want to drill these plates so how did you get the front to stick please?
I've had the exact same issue with a pair off of ebay which another owner on here used fine no problems.. The plastic clip on the non-screw side isn't the right size and so it doesn't click in like the OEM lights do. I've just ordered a pair for £6 from t8ups (Trups) on here as he's the man to go to for lights, twice I've made the mistake of going to ebay/amazon first instead of him, especially as his are the same price! So i'd recommend getting in contact with him, can either message on here or email email@example.com
Where did you get the grill from? I'm going to buy one and, as you wrote, there are many choices. But most of the choices are with the black or chrome surround. I want a glossy black mesh with aluminium surround, exactly like yours. Would you mind sharing the information on where you bought the grill? I know X-uk only so far and their grills look quality, but what if there are better options?Little update:
I hadn't planned anymore modifications heading into Christmas but I just couldn't resist the 'urge to splurge' after a few good wins with the bookies!
After mooching around ebay for an 'RS3 style' grill I had to decide which finish I wanted as there are quite a few different variations. I went for the gloss black grill with aluminium surround. I opted for this finish rather than the chrome surround as its a little less 'flash' in my opinion and I think I made the right decision.
Grill came quickly via Parcel Force and I set up camp in a corner of my companies warehouse Friday night...