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4 hours ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

I like the colour of this one. Yours is the second one I've seen since there's a silvery-blue one near me. 

Cheers, mate. I'm not a big fan of the colour. But there's at least two worse. A gold and possibly that one you refer to.

According to a UK specialist/licker, a red mk1 is a rare sight, these days. 
Maybe it's earned a wash? 😂

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1 hour ago, Out Run said:

Cheers, mate. I'm not a big fan of the colour. But there's at least two worse. A gold and possibly that one you refer to.

According to a UK specialist/licker, a red mk1 is a rare sight, these days. 
Maybe it's earned a wash? 😂

Like this, but on a 55 plate.

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1 minute ago, Out Run said:

Not a bad colour. I think that colour is only on the mk2, like that one.

I reckon it could be more like your first photo. I'm not sure though, it does the school run with me. I know it's a diesel as you can smell it for ages after it has left.

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  • overrun changed the title to Odd Looking and Odd Cylindered Beast from the Far East | OLLI

So, old, plastic headlights... I had restored these a couple of times before, but I never protected them. So they degraded again and the light output was laughable.

The first time, properly and then In September '21 I done a so-so job on them and UV lacquered them for protection. A mistake. This does not work.

So I bought another 3M drill kit and completed the stages. But I was also keen to protect them again. I settled on another 3M product; Quick HEADLIGHT CLEARCOAT. This comes in the form of a folded wet wipe of sorts, you apply two coats, the clear film hardening to an invisible finish.

Hopefully it lasts a while.

You can see how 'frosted' the lacquer had made the surface and check the output from the dipped beam when the lenses were lacquered (van pic) and now. ERMAGHERD, you can even see the beam pattern in built up areas.

Just like a real car - with ancient headlights. 
I'm calling that a win.

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  • overrun changed the title to Odd Looking and Odd Cylindered Beast from the Far East | Light of My Life

The Ssangyong Rexton mk1, despite much misinformation is superior to all other separate chassis 4X4's of the time and it makes me mad to read the misinformation regarding them being banned from the road, due to being unsafe and people wrongly believing you could not buy a pricate example! most folk don't buy them because they look shit. IMO they are far better than the feeble, outgoing MK 12 Musso and the wheel arches look amazing.

She may not have a chassis to shame a Challenger tank, adjustable SPAX damping and a rollover bar with as much structural integrity as a splintered broom shank, but would turn one of those things into something that would fit in a bin liner, with ease  she'll run on veg, as opposed to looking like one. 🙂

*links numerous previous posts*

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Good call on polishing headlights. Makes a world of difference...

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However, the best choice was to just do this...

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I don't know if you can do such a thing as replacing light units on the Rexton, as I don't imagine they make new units for the car.

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1 minute ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

Good call on polishing headlights. Makes a world of difference...

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However, the best choice was to just do this...

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I don't know if you can do such a thing as replacing light units on the Rexton, as I don't imagine they make new units for the car.

Good shout, mate. Worth doing if you can, for sure.

TBH, you probs can get new ones. Or maybe Aliexpress has my back with some crazy LED things. I'll have to look.

I'm more than happy to spend an hour on them, as they come up like new - it's just when you can't seal the protection in, that sucks. Hopefully those 3M wipes do the bizzo!

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1 minute ago, Out Run said:

Good shout, mate. Worth doing if you can, for sure.

I just changed the units since although the polishing made the difference, the reflectors were getting a bit past it.

1 minute ago, Out Run said:

TBH, you probs can get new ones. Or maybe Aliexpress has my back with some crazy LED things. I'll have to look.

DRLs? Be like a yoof. Haha.

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3 minutes ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

I just changed the units since although the polishing made the difference, the reflectors were getting a bit past it.

DRLs? Be like a yoof. Haha.

Ah, dying reflectors is basically game over, yeah.

Ze Germans could learn a thing or two about build quality from the South Korean's. 👀 

Found some. Bargain*

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  • overrun changed the title to Odd Looking and Odd Cylindered Beast from the Far East | Fucking Rubbish

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