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by Anton
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Vitara Specific Tech
Topic: 2005 Vitara GV1600 Headlight units
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: 2005 Vitara GV1600 Headlight units

Bear in mind that when you spray the clearcoat, it'll fill in tiny imperfections, including tiny cracks. That's one of the reasons why I suggest extra coats... ;)

If it doesn't work, you can always buy new headlights.
by Anton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Vitara Specific Tech
Topic: 2005 Vitara GV1600 Headlight units
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: 2005 Vitara GV1600 Headlight units

Yes, my headlights had the same crazy paving pattern, and I got it out with sandpaper. If it's cracked (as in, really deep cracks rather than just the surface) then you may be right - but it worked for me.
by Anton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Vitara Specific Tech
Topic: 2005 Vitara GV1600 Headlight units
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: 2005 Vitara GV1600 Headlight units

Oh, you can start with 400 grit if they're in really bad shape.

Also - wet sand them. Don't use dry sandpaper, always wet sand, and keep a spray bottle of water around to make sure the lenses/sandpaper are always really wet.
by Anton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Vitara Specific Tech
Topic: 2005 Vitara GV1600 Headlight units
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: 2005 Vitara GV1600 Headlight units

Take them out, sand them with 600 grit until the yellowing is gone, then work up to 2000 grit, then buff them with compound. They'll look super foggy when you're done. Now spray them with a light coat of clearcoat. They'll instantly go clearer, but don't be tempted to spray heavily - trust me, you w...
by Anton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Anton's build
Replies: 528
Views: 72283

Re: Anton's build

:bawling:
by Anton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Builds and Projects
Topic: Anton's build
Replies: 528
Views: 72283

Re: Anton's build

I'm going to have to sell her. The lights aren't working at the moment, not sure why, the fuel pump needs a new positive wiring into the loom, and the engine won't start for some reason. I managed to get the fuel tank back in, but because of my health problems, just doing that near killed me (I have...
by Anton
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: can you check if the temp gauge works ok?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: can you check if the temp gauge works ok?

Do you have an electric fan?

I know that a mate of mine had serious problems with heat in his Hilux, which went away with an electric fan.

That said, Toyota put the stat on the bottom of the engine, which never made sense to me.
by Anton
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: Hi from Sheffield
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Hi from Sheffield

:welcome2:
by Anton
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: New members
Topic: Hello from Norfolk
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Hello from Norfolk

:welcome2:

There are a few places in wales where a 4wd is a lot of fun, I've been wanting to do a trip myself for years. The Swift is a great car, loads of fun, but I personally would go for the Jimny every time.
by Anton
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting, Offroad Gear, Welding & Fabrication
Topic: Gearbox for p reg vitara
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Gearbox for p reg vitara

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14463&p=127014

Mike might have one. Give him a call, his number is in the link above somewhere.