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So... after having my wheels refurbished ( an excellent job - acid bath, media blasting, bare alloy inspected and any necessary small cosmetic repairs before powder coating and baking - FIVE Proteus alloys for a very reasonable £314 inc VAT ) I discover that the slow puncture I'd had in the NSF and been advised was a 'rim leak' was still deflating over 2 days...
Since I'd now had the alloys refurbished and it was likely that tyre was now fitted to a different rim it seemed to me that I'd been fobbed off with the 'rim leak' excuse and it must be a tyre fault. There now wasn't enough tread left to justify another £25 for a puncture repair so I decided on 2 new tyres for the front (the rears were renewed last year and still have 7mm tread).
For some reason, on this occasion, Tyreshopper didn't have my usual Avon ZV7's in a Y speed rating so I've decided to try Dunlop Maxx Sports... I got them fitted this morning and was delighted to find they have a rim protector lip moulded in!
Anyone tried these before?
 
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I arranged for the service, because the CV joint rubber broke. There was grease all around...
 

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Hi guys thought that you would be interested in this wee job. As the left side of the A pillar was loosing its cover as it was coming away from the mount I have decided to take them both off and removed its covers and I plan to recover them with a cover that matches the dash. I did try to fix it but it wasn't going to look right as the glue came through the material and really it needs to come off completely.

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The cover has come and I have cut it ready to start tomorrow.
 
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Hi guys that's the job on the A pillars done.
We will have to wait to see if I have done a good job or not I wasn't very happy with the spray glue but it might be OK and last a week or two 😂😂😂😂
The reason I went for the black is its in keeping with the centre pillar that has the seat belt attachment.
I am sure you will let me know what you think 😊😊.

Ps... the only bit that I rolled over the edge was the top bit as its the only part that is in veiw.

And note the position of the clip on the top wich is the correct way to attach before fitting.
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More than acceptable Bob and a vast improvement on how it was, well done.
 
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Looks good to me Bob: with your A post cover change and my steering wheel colour update we are eclipsing the Jag designers…… together with other tasty mods from other forum members! Well done Sir.

Spray glue? Never get on with the stuff: it’s quick, sure, but I prefer the ole brush!
PS: I do like a black interior!
 
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Good job. A bit of a surprise that you didn't go for red!
Thanks
Black was more in keeping with the overall look of the interior.
 
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Got the new wheels fitted. Only took almost 3 hours...

One of the wheel nuts snapped as it was being removed just above the collar - took over 2 hours to get it drilled out with much brute force, heat and arrogance...

But, in my opinion, looks a lot better.

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Looks good TMW... and a bargain too! A nice simple solid wheel design. And easy to clean. :)
Cheers!

Definitely a bargain at £100 for the wheels and tyres together.

And I think they set the colour off better too.

Already noticed a smoother ride just driving him back.

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Definitely a bargain at 25 quid a corner: half the price at least of a wheel refurb too. And the best colour of Jag too. But I might be biased…..
 

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The missing link arrived today cleaned.. polished and fitted in 15 minutes
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Gave it a pat on the bonnet for a job well done. I'll do a write up in the saga of bic ( in my sig) later this evening.
 
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