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Old 10th February 2014, 08:29
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Hi, I'm keen to totally finish my mx250 and looking for ideas/ advice/ suggestions regarding chrome or aluminium edging trim for the headlights. Any one got ideas or at that stage?
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Old 10th February 2014, 08:42
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I picked up some chrome rings for my headlights at the Exeter show last year. They are pushed into place and look okay to me.
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Old 10th February 2014, 09:05
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Do you remember the name of the company or supplier?
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Old 10th February 2014, 09:29
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Very interested in these as well. I was wondering how to finish the surrounds off.
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Old 10th February 2014, 10:01
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I got mine from an old mini. just 7" lucas type
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Old 10th February 2014, 10:03
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Oops, I was thinking more about the perspex covers that screw onto the body rather than the headlights themselves.
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Old 10th February 2014, 10:04
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Default Trim rings

I suspect that they might mean for the perspex covers rather than the light trim rings, happy to be wrong, but thats what I want to know for the AMZ!
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Old 10th February 2014, 10:05
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I suspect that they might mean for the perspex covers rather than the light trim rings, happy to be wrong, but thats what I want to know for the AMZ!
Edited to say "SNAP"
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Old 10th February 2014, 10:57
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Yes it's the perspex covers I mean
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Old 10th February 2014, 11:57
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This might work:

http://www.kitpartsdirect.com/item.p...sn/SNL-SMALL-S
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Old 10th February 2014, 13:20
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Okay, mine were the rings around the actual lights.

I have put some chrome finish around my brake vents though that might be relevant. It is less that a tenner at Halfords and comes with some 3M double sided sticky strip to fix it.

The challenge of bending it around the curves without it folding over is best overcome with lots of preheating with a heat gun and trying to get ot to sit flat on the floor while still curving.

The next challenge is getting the two ends to join nicely. Unfortumately I don't have any tips for that one
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Old 10th February 2014, 14:00
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You could also stick self-adhesive reflective film (chrome finish) to the whole of the perspex cover; then, with a sharp scalpel/other blade, cut around the middle portion of the film; subsequent removal of the centre section will leave a ring of reflective film on the perimter of the perspex cover.

One-way mirror film would work, for example: http://www.visionwindowfilms.co.uk/O...FVDLtAodZwIAKw
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Old 13th February 2014, 21:38
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Hi, I'm keen to totally finish my mx250 and looking for ideas/ advice/ suggestions regarding chrome or aluminium edging trim for the headlights. Any one got ideas or at that stage?
Hi Ken, they have been a long time coming but here are the light trims on Alex's TVR/GTO:



The cost of these, being one off's, hand polished and chromed, is a little on the steep side for my liking, but now I am happy withe the fitment I am sure some could be reproduced in polished alloy with a coat of lacquer at a more reasonable cost. Would anyone else be interested? The more that are made the cheaper per unit they would be...
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Hi Chris , Yes i definitely would be interested in a pair of those trims, hope you get the interest ; to bring price down. Must say they do look gooooooood
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Old 13th February 2014, 23:44
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Has anyone tried these guys?

http://www.flexchrome.com
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Old 14th February 2014, 00:15
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Would it be possible cost-wise to have them made in stainless steel Chris?

Then they would not need lacquer, they would polish up like chrome.

I may eventually want some for my headlight covers too.
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Old 14th February 2014, 01:05
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I must say the SS option sounds good, I presume the same could also be used on the amz? could be laser cut then bent?
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Old 14th February 2014, 08:43
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If they fit mine then I will have a couple (depending on price). And a spare Perspex cover if you have one.
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Old 14th February 2014, 11:00
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Yes thanks will def be taking a set, just tell me the price and I'll get a cheque of asap
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Old 14th February 2014, 11:37
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I would take a set!
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