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    New grill how to replace old?

    I'm looking to buy this

    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/store/p...at=1296&page=1

    1 i need to paint it, Whats the best way to do this? My Astra spoerts hatch is Red,

    How do you remove the old and on put on the new one :-)
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    Hey atleast MOTing your car should be a lot simpler than MOTing your EX. Replacing a worn out bush on a car is far easier.



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    just undo the fasteners that hold the grill to the slam panel and the it just pulls upwards

    fitting instruction for the new grill - http://www.astraownersclub.com/docum...surround-2.pdf

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    What about painting?
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    Hey atleast MOTing your car should be a lot simpler than MOTing your EX. Replacing a worn out bush on a car is far easier.



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    Either spray it yourself with aerosol cans (see the How-To's) or get a bodyshop to do it

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    I can't find anything in the how to's about spray it yourself?

    (althou i could just be blind )
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    Hey atleast MOTing your car should be a lot simpler than MOTing your EX. Replacing a worn out bush on a car is far easier.



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    I'll second that.
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    Hey atleast MOTing your car should be a lot simpler than MOTing your EX. Replacing a worn out bush on a car is far easier.



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    lol! if you are going to spray it yourself just make sure you take your time and dont rush it

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    i've just painted my v-grill satin black on my red sporthatch and it looks the nuts, i have left the badge chrome tho. hanks for the how to guys, i'll post piccys up as soon as i get a chance.
    Power red sporthatch 1.4 SXi.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lew & lou View Post
    i've just painted my v-grill satin black on my red sporthatch and it looks the nuts, i have left the badge chrome tho. hanks for the how to guys, i'll post piccys up as soon as i get a chance.

    can i see a picture of your grille?
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    Hey atleast MOTing your car should be a lot simpler than MOTing your EX. Replacing a worn out bush on a car is far easier.



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