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  • ZZR Indicator Mod

    Been searching for some original indicators from an overseas model ZZR as they fit into the frame next to the brake light and look a hell of alot better. No luck!!!

    I knew that the amber indicator lenses were still there but they were painted over for the australian imports. So today with a bit of time to kill I decided to try cleaning them up.

    Before pic



    I went over to Bunnings and picked up some paint stripper which wasn't to harsh as I didnt want it to eat into the plastic. Also grabbed a brush to apply it with.



    I tried first on a part that wouldn't be seen in case it stuffed the plastic but found this stuff to be weak as piss so didnt worry too much about it. In the end I had to wrap them in cling wrap plastered with the stripper for it to actually do something but it got the majority of it off. Took a few hours but.



    Afterwards there was a bit still stuck in the corners that the stripper didnt want to touch so I soaked them in thinners for short periods of time and scrubbed them with a tooth brush. You dont want to leave them in thinners for too long as it will melt the plastics.

    Afterwards I gave them a bit of a cut and polish and they turned out mint. A little marked by the paint stripper but you can hardly tell.



    Next you will have to find some globe holders as the original ones will not work. I pulled mine out of an XF falcon I just so happened to have in the backyard.







    You can see that there is already a hole for mounting the globe and I just cut the mount from the XF to fit into the hole. There are electrical joiners for each light so I just cut them and soldered it to the new globe holders.

    Job Done

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  • #2
    looks sweet mate! good work

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    • #3
      very clean looking. nice job mate

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      • #4
        Noice....
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        • #5
          I was going to give you shit just for the sake of being a dickhead friend but damn bart, that looks pretty bloody mate......love your work. Home next friday, itchin for a ride!!!

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          • #6
            Nice work mate.
            Mine came like that which saved me a bit of work

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            • #7
              Schmick. Nice work.

              Might have to give it a try myself if I get bored one day.

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              • #8
                The end result looks good. Smart Cookie!
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                • #9
                  Nicely done Bart.. I had done that to my Wench also..
                  The lens are available from a shop in QLD.. but I just cant recall who they were..
                  You used to be able to order them thru /MotorCycle plus or 2 Wheel Wreckers...
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                  • #10
                    Does it go faster now? Those stock indicators must have created some sort of drag

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                    • #11
                      Thanks guys. Unfortunately she doesn't go any faster but does look a heap better
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bart View Post
                        Thanks guys. Unfortunately she doesn't go any faster but does look a heap better
                        Looks tidy Bart. I reckon you'll be in the 16's now.

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                        • #13
                          very nice bart

                          alot better then those things that were hanging off the side
                          toughen up princess

                          life equals pain pain equals life

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                          • #14
                            Never ever noticed, I wil try this for sure
                            good work mate

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                            • #15
                              when i saw paint stripper and plastic in the same pics i had my doubts, but that turned out perfect, well done.
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