Backup Car Accord

7th Generation (2003-2008) vehicle added by DrSam, Monday 19th Sep, 2016

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    So, as mentioned previously, bought the Accord with a dent on the front wing.


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    After some searching around, I managed to pick up a wing from Telford for £40. Finally had the chance to replace it over, getting the bolt under the side skirts was a pain.
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    Colour matched perfectly. I'm pleased :Smile:
     
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    Wow that looks spot on a perfect match !

    What great luck :Smile:

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    I asked around to have it repaired and resprayed and was quoted £140.
    I wasn't in a rush so I thought I'd wait around to find the right colour and replace it myself.
     
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    Tinted rear light. Light smoke tints.

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    I've made the picture full size so everyone can see the difference easily.

    I recon that's just perfect shade of tint :Thumbup:
     
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    That really looks very good and indeed the perfect tint. But is it legal? I ask that because almost a lifetime and many cars ago i made the rear lights of my black car black tinted. If i remember right it was done with spray paint, haha. It looked very good then, but it was not legal.
     
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    UK MOT test regulations state you can tint lights upto 50%.
     
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    Thats correct and you have to ensure the reflectors are still doing their job.
     
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  12. jazzway Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just looked for the regulations in the Netherlands and here it's not permitted and a MOT failure.
     
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    :Frown:
     
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    Maybe make friends with the MOT tester :Wink:
     
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    That's my brother in law, hahaha. But i am not sure he'll jeopardize his APK (MOT) approval for his garage by the RDW (Dutch Vehicle Authority).
     
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    Car accelerates good. There is a nice pull to it, but takes time to slow down.
    Thought I'd get the brake pads changed.
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    I have to say, it made a massive difference.
     
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