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#1 Elwyn

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:57 AM

Hello

Does anyone know if it's possible to buy individual slats for grilles?

I have a 93 L reg cooper SPI

I've taken the slats off to rub down, de-rust and repaint the grille frame

I'm going to pop rivet the slats back onto the frame, but 2 or 3 of the slats have some surface corrosion

A new grille is c£55

The paint and filler to carry out the corrosion repair and respray all slats would be c£35 (rattle can approach)

I'd prefer to replace only the parts I need

A completely new grille seems wasteful (but probably represents better value for money)

Thanks all

 



#2 Bobbins

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:22 AM

If you have all the components it's better to refurbish them than to replace the grill, the replacement will not be the same quality, certainly my '98 has a better grill than any replacement I've come across. Try some Autosol on the lats, you might be surprised. 



#3 Elwyn

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:29 AM

That was partially what's driving my desire to keep as much of what I have

That and cost having spent a LOT on the car recently

I'm trying to avoid it becoming Trigger's Broom

I've tried autosol

Some improvement, but not really a finish I am happy with



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 12:47 PM

The slats are anodised,once corroded they never look the same in my experience,others may vary.Once the protective anodising as been worn through they need regularly polishing.Steve..

#5 nicklouse

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 01:59 PM

not available singly. fix what you have or replace the whole thing.



#6 GraemeC

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 02:29 PM

Or buy another one secondhand which has the slats you need in good condition, and make one out of two.



#7 Elwyn

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 09:00 AM

Thanks all.

Now also pondering what to use to protect the grille from further damage from the back of the front spot lights that seem to be rubbing a little against the grille

Has anyone else had, and sorted this problem?



#8 Bobbins

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:56 PM

My standard Rover spotlights have plenty of clearance but anywhere that I suspect might cause damage I usually add a small piece of 1mm self adhesive neoprene sheet, there's plenty available on ebay.



#9 Elwyn

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 04:49 PM

My standard Rover spotlights have plenty of clearance but anywhere that I suspect might cause damage I usually add a small piece of 1mm self adhesive neoprene sheet, there's plenty available on ebay.

Thanks. Mine look original, but there's some occasional, vibration driven contact. I'll head over to ebay, thanks






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