2.8i front valence paint?

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2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:51 pm

As title, does anyone know if front valence should have smooth paint or 'stone chip' ripple type paint as standard finish on '87 2.8i please?
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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Capri gold » Tue May 02, 2017 4:46 am

Stone chip is what's on my 87. It looks very much like it is the original finish.

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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby sheff » Tue May 02, 2017 5:51 am

Mines stone chip Rob, but I'd have the smooth look if I had a choice. Mine was also stone chip down the lower sides below the mouldings, but not now. Arguably it gives it some added protection but personally I think it looks rubbish.

Buy yourself loads of Frog tape if you're worried about stone chips on the front. I was amazed how many people did this at Simply Ford this year :lol:

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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue May 02, 2017 3:35 pm

Get yourself a car bra thing like the Vee Dub crowd!

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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Caprifan Rob » Tue May 02, 2017 7:50 pm

Capri gold wrote:Stone chip is what's on my 87. It looks very much like it is the original finish.

Thanks for reply, that's what mine had, thought it looked original. An incident with a tow rope has led to a re-paint. Wasn't sure so gone for smooth finish this time. Cheers.
sheff wrote:Mines stone chip Rob, but I'd have the smooth look if I had a choice. Mine was also stone chip down the lower sides below the mouldings, but not now. Arguably it gives it some added protection but personally I think it looks rubbish.

Buy yourself loads of Frog tape if you're worried about stone chips on the front. I was amazed how many people did this at Simply Ford this year :lol:

Thanks Neil, I've gone for smooth this time, as mine won't be chasing concourse prizes anytime soon, I thought I'd give it a try. Frog tape idea sounds good, do they sell it in Mercury Grey? :)
Andrew 2.8i wrote:Get yourself a car bra thing like the Vee Dub crowd!

Sports bra or regular? :D

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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby D366Y » Tue May 02, 2017 9:03 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:Get yourself a car bra thing like the Vee Dub crowd!

Sports bra or regular? :D


Think that depends on how much you've lowered your suspension and how much bouncier it is?? :lol:

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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed May 03, 2017 3:02 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Sports bra or regular? :D

Wonderbra, with a bit of luck! :lol:

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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu May 04, 2017 3:03 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Get yourself a car bra thing like the Vee Dub crowd!


Caprifan Rob wrote:Sports bra or regular? :D


D366Y wrote:Think that depends on how much you've lowered your suspension and how much bouncier it is?? :lol:


Andrew 2.8i wrote:Wonderbra, with a bit of luck! :lol:


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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Major_Tom » Thu May 04, 2017 5:05 pm

You can 'bust' them quite easily so be careful.
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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu May 04, 2017 6:22 pm

Major_Tom wrote:You can 'bust' them quite easily so be careful.


Thats it Tom....get it off your 'chest' fella :)
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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Major_Tom » Thu May 04, 2017 8:46 pm

Sorry, I've made a 'boob'!
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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Arya2.0S » Fri May 05, 2017 1:34 am

I was thinking of getting one of those bra thingies as I think it would look good on a Capri, but obviously noone makes them for it so would need to adapt one from something else.

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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 05, 2017 7:01 am

Arya2.0S wrote:I was thinking of getting one of those bra thingies as I think it would look good on a Capri

The bonnet of the Capri isn't really prone to stone chips though is it? It doesn't have much of a frontal area.
I have to disagree with you that it would look good.

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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby pbar » Fri May 05, 2017 7:38 am

Arya2.0S wrote:I was thinking of getting one of those bra thingies as I think it would look good on a Capri


Yes, a bra on a Capri looks great.

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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Major_Tom » Fri May 05, 2017 9:39 am

That one on the left looks like she could do with a good bloody meal.
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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Major_Tom » Fri May 05, 2017 9:40 am

Check out the sex offender in the background!
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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri May 05, 2017 10:20 am

Major_Tom wrote:Check out the sex offender in the background!


:lol: Thought if I wore my trench coat with hoodie and shades no one would recognise me.... :wave:
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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby pbar » Fri May 05, 2017 10:34 am

He's there again in this one!

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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby Major_Tom » Fri May 05, 2017 10:47 am

Argh! Blatantly checking them out with his hands stuffed in his pockets..
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Re: 2.8i front valence paint?

Postby pbar » Fri May 05, 2017 10:54 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
:lol: Thought if I wore my trench coat with hoodie and shades no one would recognise me.... :wave:


Goodness me, he's even made his way into Nick's garage!

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