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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by sKenDread » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:26 pm

Finally managed to get around to wiring 12V to my grill badge lastnight. I didn't realise at the time that the pigment I used was UV reactive (neon blue resin pigment, I thought it was just a marketing name). I salvaged some leftover UV LED chips and wired em up ImageImage
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Post by warpc0il » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:04 am

Make it flash and see how quickly you can get through the traffic after dark ;)
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by bigpete8 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:49 pm

Continued adding to the LED interior lights....

Door card - yes
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Glove box - yes but what a pain to get the dud old one out.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Honkytonk » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:34 pm

sKenDread wrote:
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Finally managed to get around to wiring 12V to my grill badge lastnight. I didn't realise at the time that the pigment I used was UV reactive (neon blue resin pigment, I thought it was just a marketing name). I salvaged some leftover UV LED chips and wired em up
Phwoar. I do like the halo, angel, whatever you want to call it effect on the headlights. Updates the look so much. They LED sidelights as well?
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:43 pm

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Mirror puddle lights to do - look like a right pain, have seen videos and warnings about temperature...
Number plate light - not sure I'll do this as might be too bright.
Mirror lights - They're easy enough to do and best to do this time of year. If you wait until it gets cold then the plastic and the glass get more brittle which is what causes the issues.

Number plate lights - Bright isn't a problem as they point down. To each their own, but I think this modernises the look of the rear quite a bit. The only thing to note is that there isn't a lot of space in there, so you need some short profile LEDs. Some of the taller ones don't allow the plastic cover to go back on.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by bigpete8 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:05 pm

bought an RX8 kit which seems okay, only downside so far is they are polarity specific...
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:31 pm

bigpete8 wrote:
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bought an RX8 kit which seems okay, only downside so far is they are polarity specific...
LEDs are polarity specific as they don't work on a resistance basis in the same way that normal halogen bulbs do.

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Post by bigpete8 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:34 pm

Absolutely, but some newer ones contain circuitry to manage that limitation.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by sKenDread » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:53 pm

warpc0il wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:04 am
Make it flash and see how quickly you can get through the traffic after dark ;)
Actually dude, I'm a bit concerned about the blue thing. I'm waiting for a reply from askpoilce for clarification. I might have to change it to neon pink instead ](*,)
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Phwoar. I do like the halo, angel, whatever you want to call it effect on the headlights. Updates the look so much. They LED sidelights as well?
Thanks man, It's a bit of a bugger cracking the cases open to make the changes. The LED's don't seem to last very long (I've done 10k and needed a change) It might be worth considering a temporary seal on the headlights so it can be opened without hitting them with a heat gun every time.

Yeah I replaced the sidelights with LED's although the sidelight lenses are very translucent to a point where the light is very dim in comparison to the rest. Maybe, i'll look into casting new transparent lenses instead.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:13 pm

sKenDread wrote:
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warpc0il wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:04 am
Make it flash and see how quickly you can get through the traffic after dark ;)
Actually dude, I'm a bit concerned about the blue thing. I'm waiting for a reply from askpoilce for clarification. I might have to change it to neon pink instead ](*,)

From my understanding you're not allowed any blue lights on your vehicle visible whilst driving if memory serves correctly. Think its that and green with maybe one other thing that we aren't allowed at all. And some vaguenesses on what is/isn't acceptable from the front/rear of the car.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by chriskirkham » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:44 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
sKenDread wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:53 pm
warpc0il wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:04 am
Make it flash and see how quickly you can get through the traffic after dark ;)
Actually dude, I'm a bit concerned about the blue thing. I'm waiting for a reply from askpoilce for clarification. I might have to change it to neon pink instead ](*,)

From my understanding you're not allowed any blue lights on your vehicle visible whilst driving if memory serves correctly. Think its that and green with maybe one other thing that we aren't allowed at all. And some vaguenesses on what is/isn't acceptable from the front/rear of the car.
Fairly sure that you can only have white (and possibly amber) lights operating on front of vehicle when it is on the road.

Off-road/show use only - any colour you want.

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Post by sKenDread » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:37 pm

Yorindesarin wrote:
From my understanding you're not allowed any blue lights on your vehicle visible whilst driving if memory serves correctly. Think its that and green with maybe one other thing that we aren't allowed at all. And some vaguenesses on what is/isn't acceptable from the front/rear of the car.
chriskirkham wrote: Fairly sure that you can only have white (and possibly amber) lights operating on front of vehicle when it is on the road.

Off-road/show use only - any colour you want.

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Thanks guys.

The only reference I've found as no reply yet. But this probably makes it clear it's a no for green, red and blue.

Hrrm... Neon pink , orange and yellow are the other pigments I could go for Image

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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by Honkytonk » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 pm

Just go full on and get one of these fitted.

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Post by Alexpb2401 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:26 pm

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Alexpb2401 wrote: Do I use it as an opportunity to get a wrap though....
If you do go down the wrap route can you please report back on which company you used and the sort of quotes you were given because I have been toying with the idea and would like to know the rough costing for it to be done.
Will do, theirs a company on Groupon offering it for £1000, sent them an email asking for colours available

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Post by Alexpb2401 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:29 pm

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Well my car got keyed last weekend. Courtesy of a Crazy, jealous ex of a tinder date I was on (couldn’t make it up)

Been quoted £900 to respray whole side of the car

Do I use it as an opportunity to get a wrap though....
Wow, that's awful. Police getting involved?
Yep, he's on CCTV doing it but Rotheram police apparently only have 10 officers on at any one time. I rang them to ask if it had been assigned to an officer but they assigned it to one who's on a her honeymoon for next 3 weeks :x I've asked them to reassign so we'll see what happens, tried to T-cut it best i can for the meantime :(

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Post by warpc0il » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:33 pm

The quality of a wrap can very hugely, both in terms of the product used and the skill and care of the wrapper.

I've seen wraps that have lifted on every internal curve and split on edges.
I've also seen cars that that have blistered with rust where the wrap has been trimmed, right through the paint into the metal.

You need to see some examples of a wrappers work, ideally after a year, not just last week.

One wrap shop in Essex was doing massive trade, based on the work of one of their guys, that had left to setup his own business months ago.
The stuff that I saw coming out of their workshop was crap, mainly printed stuff for vans & taxis, but still badly fitted [-X
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Post by qwakers » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:37 pm

Alexpb2401 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:29 pm
Honkytonk wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:11 pm
Alexpb2401 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Well my car got keyed last weekend. Courtesy of a Crazy, jealous ex of a tinder date I was on (couldn’t make it up)

Been quoted £900 to respray whole side of the car

Do I use it as an opportunity to get a wrap though....
Wow, that's awful. Police getting involved?
Yep, he's on CCTV doing it but Rotheram police apparently only have 10 officers on at any one time. I rang them to ask if it had been assigned to an officer but they assigned it to one who's on a her honeymoon for next 3 weeks :x I've asked them to reassign so we'll see what happens, tried to T-cut it best i can for the meantime :(

best way to deal with it is either:

get the details of the bloke and a copy of the cctv and give it to your insurers to deal with through the legal assistance cover.... or

do the above but chase him through the courts using moneyclaim online.

the law wont get you the money to fix it. both the above options probably will....

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Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:39 pm

One of my friends from work had his car keyed last year. By one of his "friends". The kid did it whilst drunk, also keyed about 10 other vehicles. No doubt that it was him... Got off not guilty in court... Ridiculous if you ask me.

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Post by Alexpb2401 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:48 pm

qwakers wrote:
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:29 pm
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Wow, that's awful. Police getting involved?
Yep, he's on CCTV doing it but Rotheram police apparently only have 10 officers on at any one time. I rang them to ask if it had been assigned to an officer but they assigned it to one who's on a her honeymoon for next 3 weeks :x I've asked them to reassign so we'll see what happens, tried to T-cut it best i can for the meantime :(

best way to deal with it is either:

get the details of the bloke and a copy of the cctv and give it to your insurers to deal with through the legal assistance cover.... or

do the above but chase him through the courts using moneyclaim online.

the law wont get you the money to fix it. both the above options probably will....
I rang the insurance and they said it would go down as claim until he was found guilty in court (and Im up for renewal), then they would pursue him for the costs. My excess is £650 anyway so I'm going to see if he admits it to the police and then go small claims route, or see if he'll just cough up the cash (doubt it)

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Post by qwakers » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:50 pm

civil court is 'balance of probability' rather than innocent until proven guilty. short answer is, even if he doesn't admit it, if you have video of him doing it, you'll win.

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Post by Alexpb2401 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:51 pm

warpc0il wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:33 pm
The quality of a wrap can very hugely, both in terms of the product used and the skill and care of the wrapper.

I've seen wraps that have lifted on every internal curve and split on edges.
I've also seen cars that that have blistered with rust where the wrap has been trimmed, right through the paint into the metal.

You need to see some examples of a wrappers work, ideally after a year, not just last week.

One wrap shop in Essex was doing massive trade, based on the work of one of their guys, that had left to setup his own business months ago.
The stuff that I saw coming out of their workshop was crap, mainly printed stuff for vans & taxis, but still badly fitted [-X
Yeah I'm a bit cautious of the groupon one, the website doesnt work properly (not a great sign). They seem the specialise in commercial vehicles and by the time ive paid extra £75 for inside of door frames and £200 if i want metallic i may as well of gone somewhere else.

Not seen many wrapped examples though and with my RX8 nearly doing 100k miles Im not to concerned about resale value

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Post by warpc0il » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:53 pm

Be aware that, having spoken to your ins co, they will have recorded that as "a loss" on your insurance record, even if you don't choose to claim on the policy.

That could increase your premium for next (and subsequent) renewals.
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Post by qwakers » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:13 am

same colour as your wheel nuts would look nice :D
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