Carbon Bow Protectors

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I suppose one other recommendation would be to check your carbon thoroughly before starting.  I didn't do this, and having stripped the car down found the protector selected for the 620 passenger side had an imperfection.  What appears to be a scratch under the lacquer, i.e. the lacquer is perfectly smooth, and the scratch appears underneath, most visible when rotating.  Given the car was in bits, I couldn't be bothered moaning to CC over it.  I guess my passion to moan is dwindling.  You can only see it in certain light anyway.  I've take the following photo to exaggerate the mark.

Oh of course, one other comment, if I can fit these on my own, anyone can Rofl

 

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Sorry, one other comment, I'm hunting around for a black popper base now, the silver just looks out of place.

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Black popper bases - eBay item 323674226242

 

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Thanks Mark

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Firstly, thanks to Alan for his help and Garage. Was a pretty straight forward procedure, no issues. Massively improved the visual appearance without doors, I would recommend the product.  Took us about an hour and a half for both sides taking things nice and gently. 
 

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Wow you were a bit quicker than me.  They look good!  Did you take the seats out? I guess that chewed up my time, as it included my compulsion to start detailing under the seat.

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No seats stayed in so that's where the extra time went, plus there was two of us. Also, I knew what drill bit size to use and looked at your pictures for reference so that sped the process up somewhat. Thanks for the guide and picture on Instagram, it made it a much easier process! 

For anyone else fitting the popper in the carbon, when drilling we put masking tape below the hole in the body. We marked on this the location vertically of the hole and then pushed the bow protector over the tape tight. We drew a line round the outline of the protector on the tape. We added tape to the bow protector and marked a line that linked up with the line already on the tape showing position. Remove the bow protector and then measure the outline on the masking tape to the hole. It should be around 7.5mm to 8mm. That's your hole, 4mm if using a rivet or 3mm if it's a self tap screw.  Hope this tip is useful for anyone else. 

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and the best bit , those black poppers made such a difference...well noted Mark

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Anyone that's interested my blog post is available.

https://www.caterham7diaries.com/post/caterham-cars-carbon-bow-protectors

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