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Re: Jeremy's 2Fifty Cal story begins....
« Reply #195 on: August 15, 2018, 12:29:17 PM »
I decided to seal the edge where the plastic domes touch the bodywork with some kind of rubber
seal, in the hope that it would prevent 90% of water ingress. I thought about various options from P
seal, flat seal, to finally deciding on E profile seal since this had tiny raised sections that would
compress easier than the P section.
I had to trim more off the edges of the domes all around so that it still covered the light aperture but
left a gap all around that the stainless bezel and edge seal would fill.
Once I had trimmed enough off, I placed the domes back on, and marked where the edge was, then
removed them and stuck the seal on all around so that the very edge of the dome would sit within
the width of the E seal.
I then felt I should add extra seal around the brackets where I had paired back the Perspex a little
too enthusiastically.
Once all the seal was in place, I finally refitted the domes and the stainless bezels with their
translucent edge seal and got it all as snug as I could.
I am very pleased with the result – these bezels are much better than the plastic ones and the car
deserves to have them! I also think the translucent edge seal is far better than the black edge seal
(unless your car is also black).
« Last Edit: August 15, 2018, 04:20:46 PM by Jez »
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Re: Jeremy's 2Fifty Cal story begins....
« Reply #196 on: August 15, 2018, 12:31:05 PM »
The problem with all this detailed work is that when it’s done right nobody notices, and when it’s not everyone does.

The level of detail you use nobody will notice it.  But we all know the work involved and appreciate your skill.
Not all problems can be solved with gaffer tape.  For those there is WD40.
Not even gaffer tape can fix stupid, but it can mask the sound.

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Re: Jeremy's 2Fifty Cal story begins....
« Reply #197 on: August 15, 2018, 12:33:27 PM »
I love the clearance in the cover around the screws retaining the tabs.  Again the small bits, the attention to detail that make the differance.
Not all problems can be solved with gaffer tape.  For those there is WD40.
Not even gaffer tape can fix stupid, but it can mask the sound.

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Re: Jeremy's 2Fifty Cal story begins....
« Reply #198 on: August 15, 2018, 12:38:20 PM »
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« Reply #199 on: August 15, 2018, 12:41:12 PM »
And more (the last ones!)
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Re: Jeremy's 2Fifty Cal story begins....
« Reply #200 on: August 15, 2018, 12:56:37 PM »
Absolutely superb craftsmanship. An honest joy to behold. Thanks heaps for the great detail.
Steve

wishing we could get cars like these legally registered downunder

 

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