I've not posted here for ages though use the site when I'm trying to sort out any niggles I have with the '96 2litre widebody twinny with factory fitted sports pack.
Anyway, after nearly 16 years (and ~120K miles) of using for the old girl
, I thought it time to give her a few treats.
Regular replacement of OEM mild steel rear section of the zorst was getting on my nerves (best part of 200 quid every couple of years or so, generally rotting at the back box), she now sports a shiny stainless cat-back affair courtesy of Longlife in Basingstoke.
However she's looking a bit tatty up front, which is why I'm requesting a bit of help (Question 1). The untidy part is the thin (approx 1" wide) bodywork strips that run under the indicators, headlight, grille and meet at the shield.
I've search here and 155.org to find what these panels are called to no avail.
Q1) Could anyone advise on what these parts are called?
I've taken the current panels off (shearing the bolts in the process
) with a view of cleaning them up, and then respraying. I reckon I can sort out the sheered bolts if I re-use these as suggested.
I've found someone on Ebay selling cans of the colour code I require (205A, Bianco Argento MET - Silver white in English, more a champange colour to my eyes!
So questions number 2 and 3 are:
2) Am I being a bit daft by atttempting to clean these up, should I just try to source some second-user ones in decent condition? If the latter what's the sort of asking price?
3) Is this paint likely to be a close match to the original?
All advice welcome!