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Old 10-30-2006, 01:08 AM   #1
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So i finally bit the bullet and cleared the corners on my SSEi. The write-ups on here made it sound easy enough but the fact that i heard the headlight assemblies are $175 a piece still haunted me during the whole process. I'm really happy on the outcome, not to difficult of a task and with the darker gray paint they really stick out but not too much. I had actually painted the grill inserts silver a month back but the cleared corners really pulls it all together i think.

The last picture is of what i think might be a good idea but im not too terribly sure. when my headlight was out i noticed i had some water on top of my splash guard right where the cone filter for my Intense FWI sits. I noticed there were two quarter sized holes in the splash guard right where the filter resides. With winter coming i definately don't want all that foul road salt/slush mixture getting in there, so i cut up a milk jug and using some silicone RTV and a couple staples sealed those off for the winter. Ghetto? very much so but i think they'll do the job until something a bit cleaner can be rigged up come spring. There is still plenty of air getting in there and i have not seen any water pooling on top of the plugged holes, if so i can always drill a couple smaller hole nearby. Anyone else ever do anything like this before? pros, cons?




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Thanks for any feedback, pardon the dirt if you can see it in the pics. She is due for a bath. And yes i know, now i have to do the rears too.
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Looks great I like the "fix" too. I don't see any reason why that won't work just how it is.
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VERY nice!

BUT, take off the dealer plate borders, unless the dealer is paying you to have them on there. Otherwise it'* free advertising for them.
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Last pic is the shield for the FWI with the holes blocked.
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VERY nice!

1) What is the last picture of?
under side of the car, splash gaurd, right under his FWI.

Good choice on doing that BTW, FWI suck in bad weather and when they get wet.
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LOL, sorry guys, I replyed too soon and edited too late
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BUT, take off the dealer plate borders, unless the dealer is paying you to have them on there. Otherwise it'* free advertising for them.
Lol, you know they didn't bother me at all until you mentioned them. So here i am at 12 in the morning in my driveway with a screwdriver taking them off by the light from my cellphone. I've been sitting here bored anyways, and the dealer really never did anything to impress me that much in the first place.
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CC'* make all 2000+ look better.
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Hey 1994SE....

Nice job on the lights!


What part of Illinois are you from???
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BUT, take off the dealer plate borders, unless the dealer is paying you to have them on there. Otherwise it'* free advertising for them.
Lol, you know they didn't bother me at all until you mentioned them. So here i am at 12 in the morning in my driveway with a screwdriver taking them off by the light from my cellphone. I've been sitting here bored anyways, and the dealer really never did anything to impress me that much in the first place.
HAHAHAHA, sorry . It'* a pet peeve of mine. That is ALWAYS the 1st thing I do when I get a new vehicle
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