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Old 12-03-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
Davey
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Chequer plate!

What's your opinion on chequer plate for a Disco (Dk. Green) along the door
bottoms etc. Looks naf or what?


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Old 12-03-2005, 07:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Chequer plate!

Davey <daveyjoneslocker@hotmail.com> uttered summat worrerz funny about:
> What's your opinion on chequer plate for a Disco (Dk. Green) along
> the door bottoms etc. Looks naf or what?


Down to personal opinion

Yes.

Unless your off roading it or covering ally corrosion I wouldn't bother.
Also the manner in which it has been cut and finished will have a big
influence on the overall effect.

That said Pecry used wi have chequre plate sides. Certainly deters those
would be door dinkers at the local tesco.

Some before and after piccys here.

http://www.lrproject.com/percy/beforeandafter/


Lee D


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Old 12-03-2005, 07:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Chequer plate!


"Davey" <daveyjoneslocker@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:dms68k$20v$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> What's your opinion on chequer plate for a Disco (Dk. Green) along the

door
> bottoms etc. Looks naf or what?
>
>


Should look good, especially if you hang a big pair of furry dice from the
rear view mirror and put those little purple lights in the windscreen washer
jets... :o)

IMHO chequer plate looks crap as metal flooring and worse on land rovers.

HTH,

M.


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Old 12-03-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Chequer plate!

McBad wrote:

>
> "Davey" <daveyjoneslocker@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:dms68k$20v$1@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> What's your opinion on chequer plate for a Disco (Dk. Green) along the

> door
>> bottoms etc. Looks naf or what?
>>
>>

>
> Should look good, especially if you hang a big pair of furry dice from the
> rear view mirror and put those little purple lights in the windscreen
> washer
> jets... :o)
>
> IMHO chequer plate looks crap as metal flooring and worse on land rovers.
>


I actually find that done well it can help.

The idiots who put the untinted stuff on the wings on Defenders really get
to me though - I don't really want a couple of mirrors blinding me from
below as well as the sun blinding me from above.

I'm actually considering black anodised checkerplate for the sides of my
Disco up to the rubbing strip just to prevent the gouges I get in the
paintwork.

P.
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Old 12-03-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Chequer plate!

Paul S. Brown <usenet060103@geekstuff.tv> uttered summat worrerz funny
about:
> I actually find that done well it can help.
>
> The idiots who put the untinted stuff on the wings on Defenders
> really get to me though - I don't really want a couple of mirrors
> blinding me from below as well as the sun blinding me from above.
>
> I'm actually considering black anodised checkerplate for the sides of
> my Disco up to the rubbing strip just to prevent the gouges I get in
> the paintwork.
>
> P.


Never been blinded by the wing tops on Percy. Your not suggesting I polish
my Percy are you ;-)

As for tint, surely a lick of acid etch and a coat of your desired colour in
Matt should suffice. Easily reapplied that way.

Some wassock has painted our windscreen grill on our personnel carrier with
black gloss. That was really usefull in the rain at night. Had it been matt
wouldn't have proved to be a problem.

Lee D
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Old 12-03-2005, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
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>The idiots who put the untinted stuff on the wings on Defenders really get
>to me though - I don't really want a couple of mirrors blinding me from
>below as well as the sun blinding me from above.



I never have a prob with my 3 Defenders with chequer plate on the wings.


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Old 12-03-2005, 11:01   #7 (permalink)
Tom Woods
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On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 14:02:30 -0000, "Lee_D"
<newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote:

>Unless your off roading it or covering ally corrosion I wouldn't bother.
>Also the manner in which it has been cut and finished will have a big
>influence on the overall effect.


I works well to cover splits in ally body work too. Ive got wing tops
on the 2A becuse it holds the wing together!

>That said Pecry used wi have chequre plate sides. Certainly deters those
>would be door dinkers at the local tesco.


You havent still got that chequer plate lying around getting in the
way have you?
The cracks at the bottom of my wings are getting longer and longer and
more rattly and it looks like it could be hard work cutting the curved
bits to shape.

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Old 12-03-2005, 15:01   #8 (permalink)
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My chequer plate is mostly on the inside, for a very good reason.


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"Davey" <daveyjoneslocker@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> What's your opinion on chequer plate for a Disco (Dk. Green) along the

door
> bottoms etc. Looks naf or what?
>
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