Low level scrapeing

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Re: Low level scrapeing

Post by GusA » Wed May 20, 2020 4:37 pm

cj10jeeper wrote:
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daytona650 wrote:
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Sand it. A bit of coarse sand paper to take the burrs off and it doesn't look too bad. I've made mine last 7 years doing that at the end of every year so far.

I do need a new one now, but it doesn't look too bad at all tbh.
Exactly what I was going to say having read until your post :)
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I would not attach anything to it. As it is it scrapes and grinds and is a good reminder. Anything added or extra may grip the surface and rip pieces off. Then you have a proper repair job to do
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Re: Low level scrapeing

Post by PDE » Wed May 20, 2020 5:25 pm

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Re: Low level scrapeing

Post by Blakums » Wed May 20, 2020 6:13 pm

Hello Paul,
It’s probably cheaper to replace the ‘deflector’ itself but I bought this stuff for my car and it’s really good. Had to ship it in from America. Cost about £90 but worth it as it’s very easy to apply.
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Re: Low level scrapeing

Post by PaulWildsmith » Wed May 20, 2020 9:12 pm

thanks for suggestion. There is a UK supplier now for this (https://ttw-installations.co.uk/sliplo/), but I don't think it will work/suit the F Type. I'm going to get something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392796477934 and see if it might look any better. The problem I'm having is, apart from needing to watch those tight slopes, is that so much of the car is in front of you, that I'm getting too close to eg: kerbs in parking bays. Scrapeing a bit of this plastic bit under the acr is no big problem against bashing the front edge of the splitter proper.
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Re: Low level scrapeing

Post by GusA » Wed May 20, 2020 10:45 pm

PaulWildsmith wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:12 pm
thanks for suggestion. There is a UK supplier now for this (https://ttw-installations.co.uk/sliplo/), but I don't think it will work/suit the F Type. I'm going to get something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392796477934 and see if it might look any better. The problem I'm having is, apart from needing to watch those tight slopes, is that so much of the car is in front of you, that I'm getting too close to eg: kerbs in parking bays. Scrapeing a bit of this plastic bit under the acr is no big problem against bashing the front edge of the splitter proper.
It’ll be interesting to see how you get on with this stick on strip. My thought is that it will just make the clearance less and may cause more damage. I scrape the front of mine every time I get home as there is a speed cushion before my house that is slightly too high and so narrow I can’t ‘tack’ to clear it. It will wear down over time so I’m not too bothered. Also, I only reverse park when out to prevent damage to the front, I used to have a SLK and paid the price for ‘nosey parking’!
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Re: Low level scrapeing

Post by devbrodie » Thu May 21, 2020 9:21 am

PaulWildsmith wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:12 pm
The problem I'm having is, apart from needing to watch those tight slopes, is that so much of the car is in front of you, that I'm getting too close to eg: kerbs in parking bays. Scrapeing a bit of this plastic bit under the acr is no big problem against bashing the front edge of the splitter proper.
Find a nice spot with a kerb, get someone to watch you into the bay nose first and tell you when you in the spot properly and then take note of where the kerb line sits in your window view.

That way, you can line the car up against any kerb in the future just by lining the kerb up as before.

My dad use to have a small piece of black tape on his windscreen for exactly this - when the dot was on the kerb, he knew he was in the spot perfectly.

Likewise, in the days before reversing cameras, my driving instructor had 2 stamps stuck to the rear window of his car to aid teaching how to reverse round corners and do parallel parking
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Re: Low level scrapeing

Post by PaulWildsmith » Thu May 21, 2020 9:52 am

Very good advice, but I also hear my parking sensor beeping and think I might have another couple of inches!
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Re: Low level scrapeing

Post by devbrodie » Thu May 21, 2020 10:00 am

PaulWildsmith wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:52 am
Very good advice, but I also hear my parking sensor beeping and think I might have another couple of inches!
I've found that the front sensors don't pick up kerbs, as they are loo high-up on the car - they seem to pick up any walls/shrubs on the pavement. This can give a false sense of distance.

My missus has an XC40 with 360 cameras, which are brilliant for seeing the front of the car in such circumstances.
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Re: Low level scrapeing

Post by PaulWildsmith » Tue May 26, 2020 6:41 pm

The rubber strip has arrived and I've fitted - see photos. Not sure if it will be better, certainly hides the lite scuff on the bottom of the plastic for now.

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The off cuts, so you can see the form.

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