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Post by scimjim » Tue May 19, 2020 6:18 pm

I believe the stainless bumpers are North of £600. A decent rechrome will be close to that (hence I have GRP bumpers :D )


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Post by adamwilkes » Tue May 19, 2020 6:54 pm

Painting the fading chrome bumpers is also an option - colour-coded to the body, perhaps, or black? The chrome thoroughly dulled with emery paper, sprayed with etch primer and then with paint of your choice is apparently the system to use. Would be a lot less than £600 :shock:


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Post by ScimiTom » Tue May 19, 2020 8:37 pm

Nice car! 8)
I'll be ordering the stainless bumpers myself from Harrington shortly - currently priced at £769 (https://groupharrington.com/brand/reliant/). Pretty steep but, if you love the car, price doesn't come into it...
Is that a Golf R lurking in the background? Indium grey? Could almost be my driveway - I have a yellow 5a and a grey Scirocco R!

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Post by scimjim » Tue May 19, 2020 9:04 pm

Blimey, they’ve gone up - is that plus VAT? What do GW sell them for?


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Post by Cutwaterdrummer » Wed May 20, 2020 9:43 am

Yes, agree that if you love the car and are fortunate enough to be able to afford to improve it, then has to be done! I will go for re-chrome rather than stainless, but make sure it's a decent job so should last for years.

Tom - you are quite correct, that's my 19 plate Golf R. Love that car. Crazy fast machine for the money!


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Post by Cutwaterdrummer » Wed May 20, 2020 9:59 am

Mind you, those stainless replacements do look pretty good!!


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Post by scimjim » Wed May 20, 2020 11:08 am

I do like fit and forget where possible - silicone hoses, stainless brake flexis, etc - I’d probably go for stainless over chrome if I was in the market.


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Post by philhoward » Wed May 20, 2020 11:17 am

Apparently the finish of the stainless ones isn't quite as shiny as chrome (not a total surprise) but a few people have them fitted and looking those cars in isolation you can't tell they're not chrome. Only when parked next to another with excellent chrome can you spot "a" difference.


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Post by Cutwaterdrummer » Wed May 20, 2020 11:20 am

Yes, Phil, the slightly less shiny is what bothers me. But I also like the fit-and-forget, too! I'll see what the re-chromer says about it tomorrow and then look at pros and cons of each option.


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed May 20, 2020 5:26 pm

Cutwaterdrummer wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:20 am
I'll see what the re-chromer says
Ask them how they remove the original chrome :?:
I have had a few sets done over the years and I would not go back to one in Hull :evil:
They ground the old stuff off and now the rear bumper is scrap, it was too thin when they finished with it.
The best way to remove is reverse electrolysis, then repair any rust.


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Post by Cutwaterdrummer » Thu May 21, 2020 5:16 pm

Thanks for the tip, I will ask that.

Incidentally, took the first look ever underneath the car today. Very, very pleasantly surprised! Chassis looks really good. Get some Waxoly on it and should be good for the duration. Now I'm comfortable about the condition of the chassis, can plan sensibly to invest and improve the car!
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Post by rjudcsx » Thu May 21, 2020 7:23 pm

That looks very nice Cliff , not even a scar from a trolley jack [ mine has a few ]. Your pics have helped with the replacement of my exhaust, I see a TR6 in the background I had one some time ago ROW 20G [150] nice car Regards Richard



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Post by scimjim » Thu May 21, 2020 8:24 pm

The exhausts are the wrong way round. The flatter ones go at the front, the round ones at the back.


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Post by philhoward » Thu May 21, 2020 8:45 pm

scimjim wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:24 pm
The exhausts are the wrong way round. The flatter ones go at the front, the round ones at the back.
Don’t think they are - but the centre boxes (usually offset) are straight through instead. Reminds me of a system I haven’t seen for a very long time - Cheesman maybe?


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Post by gtcse8 » Thu May 21, 2020 9:18 pm

Must engage brain and get out the spectacles before posting. :oops:
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