Originally Posted by tmf2004
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Thanks! Some of the things are common in the GS world, but not in NZ. There is no VIP scene in NZ so we're trying to create it
Awesome weather today so instead of being sociable I decided to do some more work on the Lexus.
Fitting back the trim on the guard area. This is what I'll end up doing. Just need to cut the bottom bits off the doors and it'll look good. I don't want to remove that bottom trim altogether as it leaves a groove which looks average unless it was filled in; and that costs more money.
Using a highly technical combination of JIF (it's bathroom cleaner with a bit of grit in it for the overseas folk), Silvo (didn't have any Brasso on hand), Scratch X and rags I polished the headlights. Short of sanding and pissing about with that I think they turned out ok.. other side is not as good but way nicer than before. It's amazing what nice clean headlights can do to the front of the car.
Looks like I have an oil leak, possibly rocker cover seal as it seems like a bit of oil hanging around there; any ideas? I can change that seal no worries.. hopefully it's just something easy like that. It's not a major leak though.
Also spent a couple hours fitting up the TTE rep front lip. Using another highly technical combo of D1NZ official body kit install system (cable ties), race tape and some averagely applied silicon goo it's about where I want it to be. Fit is not perfect but I used a heat gun to try and mould it a little bit better. Race tape will be removed tomorrow so hopefully it doesn't fall off. Also it pays to note obviously this is being removed and painted so it's more of a mock up than anything else.
So from here just need to get rear lip back from panel shop and finishing up some of the other trim bits we're good to send to final paint!