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    Default Colour Coding the "V"

    Well, I got home from work tonight and decided to try and work out how to get my chrome "V" grille off my Vec. Well it came off and then I thought to myself, why not try and colour code it rather than ordering a new one.

    So here is the start.

    I pulled the grille off




    Then I gave it a clean with soapy water which made it really shiny!

    Then I wet n dried it with some really coarse paper, which left it looking really sorry for itself! I forgot to take a piccy!!

    Then I layered it with a couple of coats of primer and have left it to dry...




    Will post more once I have finished it

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    I was just thinking of doing this so will keep an eye on this thread

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    Why didnt you remove the backing plate with the badge, would have gave it a better finish round that area

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    I must admit i was thinking the same.

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    My next mod on mine, its a 56 plate and was wondering how easy a job it is to get the V off, do you have to remove bumper or can u get the V off without ?

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    Whoops, I looked at it but couldn't work out how it came off lol!!

    The V comes off quite easily. Simply open the bonnet, undo the 4 torx screws on the black top bit above the V and then pull it forwards a bit. You can see the clips all the way along the back of the V. Simply unclip and push out.

    Hope that helps

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    Yeah nice one, gonna investigate that tommorrow !

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