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You wouldn't really buy a new bar because you didn't like the paint job ? Would you ??? ............ Did you use Matt or Flat ??? Give it a coat of clear before it gets mucky then you will be able to clean it if you ever get to go anywhere, a Matt/Flat paint job is a bastard to try and clean and will drive you nuts.......... trust me......................... I had a locust that took about a year before I got rid of the imprint....... This mongrel polished alloy job on the Jeeperific is nearly as bad....

I have found the Woolworths Tyre Shine goop actually does a good job of keeping the plastic bits looking good, doesn't go white or mucky when wet and if you give it a wipe over a few hours later when its sort of set its good and will last a few washes as well............ better than the stuff thats costs a monza for sure, this is about $5 a can........ trest run it on van/jeep out to Innaminka and back and the red stuff just washed off, the black still looked good.........
 

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You wouldn't really buy a new bar because you didn't like the paint job ? Would you ??? ............ Did you use Matt or Flat ??? Give it a coat of clear before it gets mucky then you will be able to clean it if you ever get to go anywhere, a Matt/Flat paint job is a bastard to try and clean and will drive you nuts.......... trust me......................... I had a locust that took about a year before I got rid of the imprint....... This mongrel polished alloy job on the Jeeperific is nearly as bad....

I have found the Woolworths Tyre Shine goop actually does a good job of keeping the plastic bits looking good, doesn't go white or mucky when wet and if you give it a wipe over a few hours later when its sort of set its good and will last a few washes as well............ better than the stuff thats costs a monza for sure, this is about $5 a can........ trest run it on van/jeep out to Innaminka and back and the red stuff just washed off, the black still looked good.........
No i wouldnt change it just because of paint just not that keen on the hoop type of bar with only hoop supports in the middel not like normal.bars
And yes i painted it flat black if i have to paint clear over it to make it shiny its going in the bin dont want anything shiny
 

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Seen a few of those bars do a good job flicking skippy but the price of a replacement is ridiculous, wait till you find something to bend it and claim insurance....................by the time you escape suburbia it will be time for another paint job I reckon........

Hang in there mate, I can send you some good QLD red dirt, just hosed under the Jeep and Big Mal, still getting the stuff out..................... if you want fresh stuff will have to wait a couple of weeks till I can get some more. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: ;)
 
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Something like this @Drover i like the phoenix Screenshot_20210818-144926_Samsung Internet.jpgScreenshot_20210818-145102_Samsung Internet.jpg
 

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I like the ECB bars, nice finish as well as looks.................................. 61kg and alloy bars are just as good as steel sometimes better.

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Another improvement today a new windscreen get a new one every 12 months
And stuck a v8 badge on the rear got 2 more for each side of the guards
Good to see @crackacoldie how you going bro
 

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Why do you get a windscreen every 12 months?
Why not i think its 60 or 90 extra on insurance you can get 1 or 2 a year so why not they always get chipped i pay for it so i get it but evan if its 90 extra the screens are heaps more than that my cruiser didnt have an acoustic windscreen now it dose you get put straight through to obrian would you like us to claim it for you yea why not be my guest makes no diffrance to my insurance cost each year sometimes its longer but once its been hammered its out of there .....
 

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New windscreen, never thought of that, I have fixed a couple of chips on mine so far just worried I get a crappy windscreen and the bits won't work....... might give it some serious thought, the old HiLux needs a new one big crack right across but no insurance on it, maybe get a good price on 2 at once...... Might make a phone call get the fella around with his van..................
 
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Why not i think its 60 or 90 extra on insurance you can get 1 or 2 a year so why not they always get chipped i pay for it so i get it but evan if its 90 extra the screens are heaps more than that my cruiser didnt have an acoustic windscreen now it dose you get put straight through to obrian would you like us to claim it for you yea why not be my guest makes no diffrance to my insurance cost each year sometimes its longer but once its been hammered its out of there .....
yeh I have it on my policy as well but have never really thought about it I must admit.
 

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More improvements Armax snorkel made a bit of difference cars liking it...... setteled it right down and the toyota snorkel is just a high air intake its not sealed so you carnt drive in water but now i can but i carnt drive anywhere ...... and if i drive in water will probably drown the starter motor or alternator lol but still i carnt go anywhere but when i can look out its heaps better for the car anyway after haveing it on a dyno a few times each time it was said mmmmmm your air intake is down but now it wont be car is running better i did have a rammer head on the toyota one not the top hat
 

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More improvements Armax snorkel made a bit of difference cars liking it...... setteled it right down and the toyota snorkel is just a high air intake its not sealed so you carnt drive in water but now i can but i carnt drive anywhere ...... and if i drive in water will probably drown the starter motor or alternator lol but still i carnt go anywhere but when i can look out its heaps better for the car anyway after haveing it on a dyno a few times each time it was said mmmmmm your air intake is down but now it wont be car is running better i did have a rammer head on the toyota one not the top hat
looks nice
 
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Amuses me watching guys go into three foot of water.Put a three foot rule in the engine bay and see what it can cover on your 4x4.!
 
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My superior River Forder Series III Landy, never got above the floor pan no matter how deep the water, just kept a gentle few revs so the wheels became paddles...no need for snorkel..... so long as the current wasn't too strong we would make it to the other bank, otherwise throw kids out to hang on a kick for extra paddle power.
 
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Yes @DRW very much so i paid low 50s for it reckon id get near 65 now ??‽?
And @Drover the snorkel isnt so much for water as i dont think id eva be that deep but its the size of it for the massive air intake its more than twice the size of the original one so bugger it it put it on looks good goes good is good mite call it Don