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First off a happy new year to you all. aint been on in ages. well the credit crunch has final got me and sacked me from my job. so all my plans are on hold. so what cheap mods can i do to make my car sexier. can i take the black strips off without leave big holes.
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Yeah there just stuck on
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spray your grille black

sorry about your job loss
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sorry to hear bout the job dude!

vinyl the front grille and spray top grill black
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sorry to hear about the job mate

as everyone else says, vinyling and spraying are probably the cheapest mods tbf. hope you find something soon
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thats cr*p mate but when one door shuts another opens!

what about little things like tax disc holders and such or like me ive carpeted inside the glovebox n DIY sound proofing in the boot nothing big cost just some mdf that you cut to shape and accoustic carpet. stops some of the rattles though
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Hello All,

First off a happy new year to you all. aint been on in ages. well the credit crunch has final got me and sacked me from my job. so all my plans are on hold. so what cheap mods can i do to make my car sexier. can i take the black strips off without leave big holes.
Strips come off very easily and do not leave any marks! Just literally pull them off and if they do not come off then use a credit card and some hot water to soften the glue.

Try some 4 Blue headlight bulbs from Lidl and change the indicator builbs if you haven't already. The Cupra splitter is only 20 as well which is quite cheap.
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Sorry to hear about your job, someone was made redundant at my workplace too, nerve-wracking really.

As far as I know as well they just peel off and are glued on, I did this to my mark one, got a hairdryer and just gently warmed them so when you peel it off most of the glue comes off with the strip, you'll need something blunt to get you started to prise the end up.

I have to agree with spraying your grill black, what about tinting your rear lights (can be done pretty cheap or units already done brought off ebay). Flat wipers if you dont' have them?
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Surely if you have no job you should be saving all the money you can and not spending on the car no matter how little it is?
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Surely if you have no job you should be saving all the money you can and not spending on the car no matter how little it is?
I think that is a decision for him to make
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of course im just putting it out there thats all.
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tbf that is good advice Matt
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yeah saving money is a good option although i just sold my project khan wheels for a tidy sum of money. in adfdition will putting arbarth lights on change my insurance or warrenty
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Shouldnt do they are only a set of headlights. Still a standard fiat part. Just have to ask the insurance repairer it goes into to order the abarth lights again if you have a front ender as they will get replaced with standard units.
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just a pain in the crack this credit crunch has did my plans good and proper
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