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    I've done a search but can't seem to find any directions on how to actually fit the side skirts: it's for a facelift Signum. Looking at the new skirts it looks like there's some lugs along the bottom and something under the water seal in the doors.

    I can't for the life of me actually get the old ones off: tried to take what I guessed were lugs out and it just bent and started to break, so I tried starting with the water seal in the doors and that has a lot of resistance to being pulled away and I don't want to pull it too hard incase it's secured somehow that can be damaged by tugging at it.

    Am I just being too lighthanded, or is there a knack to this that I don't know about.

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    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27850

    Read the above, you have to pull the weatherseal away, start at the front and work towards the back, at the back there is a retaining clip, but you will see it when you get there...

    Before removing your skirts go to vx and buy some speed rivets as you wont be able to re-use the old ones as the middle drops into the sill - genius design!!

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    vx sell the rivets in two sizes mate.. small ones are 20p each the larger ones are about 30p each....
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    You need both if you're fitting the full kit, at least I did when I fitted my VXR sideskirts although the rivets came with them. The small ones are for the cutouts for the jacking points, and the larger ones attach the skirt to the car along the top of the sill and underneath. Job takes about 20 minutes per side if you know what you're doing, a bit longer on the first one possibly...

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    I'm getting a quote for painting from picador, might see how much more it is for them to fit as well.

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    ooh thats gonna cost ya.. getting the main stealer to paint and fit them is probably the most expensive option..
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    ooh thats gonna cost ya.. getting the main stealer to paint and fit them is probably the most expensive option..
    I'm gonna get quotes from everywhere I can find tomorrow I think but Picador are meant to be the best body shop in the area - they won some sort of award IIRC, and I should get 10% discount with my gold card and might try to wrangle a bit more.

    Found it funny when I rung them up said I wanted some irmy skirts painted and she said "what model of astra is that?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    ooh thats gonna cost ya.. getting the main stealer to paint and fit them is probably the most expensive option..
    i think you're just trying to dissuade me so you can have the skirts for yourself!

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    If they charge you more than 30 quid for fitting them mate tell them to forget it and I'll fit them for you for the cost of fuel to get down to you which is only about 20 squid. Shouldn't take more than an hour to do both sides as long as you have all the rivets for attaching them and the end plates to go on the rear...

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