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Thank You Chris
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let me no how you get on with that light idea.
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let me no how you get on with that light idea.
Will do
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Just got some of this very cheap, cant wait to try it out
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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

Since it's done nothing but rain for the past few days I have started something simple.

I am trying to repaint the wiper arms I had modified for my old Bravo. This time I will try Hamerite Satin Spray paint because I have some in the shed. Last time I used red oxide and normal car paints, which lasted 6 months before rust came through.

Also this time I am removing the lip that is a by product of how the arm is manufactured. That should make them look slightly better quality


I modified the passenger arm by removing one bend and creating another further up then drilling two holes. So it will take the wind deflector.

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Just got some of this very cheap, cant wait to try it out
I started at 9:00am washed the car, then put super resin polish on, then at last put the High definition wax on. finished at 8:30pm. The result is truly amazing, it looks like the car has just been resprayed. High definition wax is fantastic and so easy to use. I had to go out and have a second look to make sure I was not imagining the improvement

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I started at 9:00am washed the car, then put super resin polish on, then at last put the High definition wax on. finished at 8:30pm. The result is truly amazing, it looks like the car has just been resprayed. High definition wax is fantastic and so easy to use. I had to go out and have a second look to make sure I was not imagining the improvement
Get some new pictures up then.
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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

I'll have to get me some of that, shame it doesn't cover up where you've been key'd and dents in your door from idiotic neighbours with anger management problems!
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Get some new pictures up then.
I will get some new pics up soon, I just want to sort a few little bits first
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I'll have to get me some of that, shame it doesn't cover up where you've been key'd and dents in your door from idiotic neighbours with anger management problems!
I would be heart broken chris its a shame people are like that and some just plain numb.

The wax is amazing and it has no abrasives whatsoever. I would recomend it to anyone. The result has hidden all the little imperfections like swirls, minor scratches. It really does look like the car has been resprayed.

Judging by the small amount I used this pot will last me a very long time. Now that ive got one layer on I am going to use it after every wash and see how it goes adding layers on.

I have done a lot of ground work in previous washes that might have helped the effect though. For its very first wash I used clay, T-cut metalic, rubbing compound on a couple of bad scratched. Then Ive been using Super Resin Polish and Extra Gloss Protection regularly.

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Recently I have been reinforcing my door cards. The three red trim button holders are so unbelievably shoddy in both design and construction. The top edges are very rarely glued on any mk1 I have seen. This has caused my door card to bow out along that edge and catch the frame. So I reinforced them by adding L brackets and glued the tops to the card. I used Araldite and pieces of another door card.



Made a metal support where this door card had started to split. The split can not be seen now.


First support to pin the cloth trim down. The top edge has come away. Id guess too much heat was used on the original melting buttons.

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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

Since my first run of pictures I have plodded along just tidying bits up. New number plates, fitted mud flaps, left hand drive rear cluster, dark side repeaters, and I painted a lot of the underneath of the car.

I modified my passenger wiper arm to take a wind deflector and painted them in Hammerite.



The plastic cover on the inside of each seat rubs hard against the leather making an annoying squeak! You see a lot of cloth seats worn through in that position and im sure it would have destroyed my leather if I ignored it. So I took the seats out and chopped the top edge of the trim down. No more squeak Mini Guide





Enjoy these pictures and say hello to Autoglym High Definition Wax Click for large images.

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Painted edge on rear clusters




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I hope you enjoyed the photos. Let me know what you think! Next I will be colour coding and fitting some Fiat 500 door handles.
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Looks very clean and smart. Just one question how do you get by with the standard stereo it's Tape isn't it?
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Looks very clean and smart. Just one question how do you get by with the standard stereo it's Tape isn't it?
Thank's Chris, Yep its casset

I have a special electronic box that pretends to be the CD-Changer. At one end I plug in my ipod. Its great because the buttons on the headunit controll the ipod fully. I have velcroed the box it deep inside the dash and put the ipod in the glove box.


I am also looking for one of these, then i will have CD's and an Ipod

I like the original tidy look, but im looking to fit an ipod dock somewhere so i can see the ipod screen as well. I might even get another headunit front and try to mould the ipod into it.

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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

This is a very nice Bravo

Only thing that would get on my nerves are the rusty wheel bolts
Have you thought of painting the heads or getting covers or something?
My only criticism of what would be a very nice Bravo..
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This is a very nice Bravo

Only thing that would get on my nerves are the rusty wheel bolts
Have you thought of painting the heads or getting covers or something?
My only criticism of what would be a very nice Bravo..
Thank You.
I noticed them on the pictures aswell, the camera really makes them obvious. Just so happens I have a full set of aftermarket bolts that are nice and shiny, I will fit them
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