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Old 07-22-2013, 10:18 PM
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:19 AM
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Proportion valve maybe?, it does seem wet.
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Is that what it is? I figured it would be up built into the Master or something. So with this looking the way it is, would it be wise and cost effective to replace it? I need to clean it with some brake cleaner then let it dry and refill/bleed the brakes, then check on it to see for sure. If that's the case I will have to look at a replacement.
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Used one of those headlight lens polishing kits to brighten up the headlights.

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And after, looks like the passenger side could use a little more polishing.



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Old 07-23-2013, 11:44 AM
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Used one of those headlight lens polishing kits to brighten up the headlights.

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And after, looks like the passenger side could use a little more polishing.



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I read somewhere about using a clearcoat on plastic headlights, taillights, etc. Here are a couple of links.
How to restore plastic headlights
headlight restoration (also good for taiollights, marker lights, etc...)

I think the clearcoat thing would both look and last much longer. But you're doing a fine job too.
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I think I read about that Dave. Though I thought I remembered reading that it didn't help a whole lot for some reason. like the clear wouldn't stay on the lights or something.
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I think I read about that Dave. Though I thought I remembered reading that it didn't help a whole lot for some reason. like the clear wouldn't stay on the lights or something.

I read that in there too. The guy said it was because the lens wasn't clean enough or scratched/ sanded enough in the spot where it was peeling. He also said that too few of them came back for him to change the way he prepped them. I think it was something like 3 returns in 10 years of doing them. I'm going to eventually do my taillights and markers when I finally get to that part with my truck, but I've got a long way to go.



Here's that link to that article. http://www.spiuserforum.com/showthre...ight=headlight
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Yeah that's right. I guess if it's prepped right it will be fine. I've got glass sealed bulbs for my Bronco and plastic lenses. I'm not super worried about the lenses fading though.
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Finished the "HEATER BYPASS MOD" (thanks Bubba!) Got a little worried when I hooked up the vacuum, and nothing happened!! Found the vacuum leaks, multiple trips to different parts stores....(Thanks SO MUCH Autozone!) Anyway, got it finished up and repaired multiple vac leaks and now I'm chillin' like a villain!! Now on to more projects on the list!
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The other day I was fiddling around with my bronco and after filling my brake fluid back up, I decided to diag my vacuum leak. Turns out my Intake gasket is shot on the driver side. It's a small vacuum leak and I'll probably temporary seal it with RTV or something but it will get fixed when I can afford gaskets. I would like to get some nicer ones. The ones I got were kinda cheap. I'd also like to enterain the idea of actually getting gaskets for the front and back of the intake. When I put it together I just used a lot of RTV and it's messy.
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I was elbow deep in wiring issues on my Excursion today so all I did to the Bronco was look at the new parts that arrived. My rear brake calipers arrived today along with the new master cylinder. Still waiting on the booster and brake line fittings so I can start making brake lines and bolting parts on. Too bad I work 12 hour days the next 3 days so I won't get to do much until Monday. I might get them prepped and painted this weekend if I'm lucky.
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I'M SOL ON GETTING A MOTORCYCLE! BLAH!

Got to deal with the gas guzzling!
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I'M SOL ON GETTING A MOTORCYCLE! BLAH!

Got to deal with the gas guzzling!
Gas guzzling is a way of life! I put $25 in TGM from E and it got just above 1 quarter tank. I hope it gets me to the WAFTE truck meet this weekend.
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Looked at it longingly and hoped that "life" would afford me some time in the near future to be able to do SOMETHING, ANYTHING to it.
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You ain't about the kick the bucket are you?
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