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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:14 pm 
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Car Model: 900 t16 s
Hi, (my first post on here)

Has anybody got any idea where or if the original 900 classic bumper strips are still available? I know there are some after market equivalents available 12 mm self adhesive chrome etc, has anyone any experience of using this? Am I best holding out for the originals? Mine are seriously letting the car down!!

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:54 pm 
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Ahoy-hoy,
They are about, somewhere, probably at a high price, hence the reason why many buy the stick on ones but almost certainly no longer available generally and to make things more tricky they are differing sizes to fit around the bumper.
Maybe there are some half decent ones still on scrappies as they aren't stuck on but at the end of the day I wouldn't be too hopeful. I bought the sticky ones and whilst they look half decent to start with mine has deteriorated but then again that's because I was being a skin flint and bought cheapo ones so not sure about the more expensive ones but at least there is plenty of choice!


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:26 pm 
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Most of us have used the stick on trim. The original has not been available for some time and if you do find some on a "recycled" car it'll have deteriorated and look clouded. I believe Steve Lewis has some that is fairly close to the original. ie. It's 13mm wide and flatter than most trim available.

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:48 am 
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As above re the original trim.

Andy its 14mm not 13mm :wink:

The aftermarket looks OK if applied correctly.

Bumper recess has to be cleaned of all residue and wiped over with white spirit.

Then use a hairdryer to heat the bumper and trim before applying.

Most trim supplied has a protective film over the chrome, if you leave this on the finish has that slightly duller look of the original.

Available on eBay and from most trimmers.

This amount will do both bumpers with some to spare.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/14mm-1-4cm-x- ... XQVT9TCL58

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:32 pm 
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Thankyou for the replies, I was just concerned about keeping the car as original as possible but I suppose I could use the self adhesive stuff and keep hold of the old ones to re fit if necessary.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:04 pm 
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I'm sure I have seen it for sale on a European site. - either RBM or Schwedentelle. When I swapped my rear bumper, and removed the tired looking chrome strip - I was surprised how well it cleaned up. Only downside is you have to remove the strip to properly clean it.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:00 pm 
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I've said it many times but will say it once more,surely they can be reproduced to fit just like the Saab ones(square holes that pull the trim in place)??

I have no idea where you would go to look into reproducing them like Saab ones but it must be possible!)


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:02 pm 
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I use the cheap trim available on ebay, but drill 6.5mm holes and attach with the original saab clips.

I do have 4 new Saab items but am reluctant to use them :park:

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:13 pm 
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jamsaab wrote:
I use the cheap trim available on ebay, but drill 6.5mm holes and attach with the original saab clips.

That's just what I do. Makes it sit nicely like the original and you're not relying on the sticky stuff to hold it on.

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:22 pm 
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jamsaab wrote:
I use the cheap trim available on ebay, but drill 6.5mm holes and attach with the original saab clips.

I do have 4 new Saab items but am reluctant to use them :park:


perfect we could use them to get some reproduced :)


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