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Old April 4th, 2013, 06:30 AM
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Defender 90 XS from Kuwait, sending my regards and suggestion for modifications

Hello gentlemen,

My name is Mohammed and I am from Kuwait, I am an avid 4x4 fanatic and happen to own a Defender 90 XS(its on its way). The Defender 90 XS is the Station Wagon model in Orkney Gray and hopefully will arrive around April 15.

I am a big fan of the Defenders shape and I heard that they will stop producing them soon so I went ahead and got me one as a car to drive around in. I just sold my Toyota LC79 pickup for this as I have limited parking space at home and the garage will be occupied by my G55 AMG and Defender 90 XS.

To be honest I cannot keep the car stock and like to add personal touches, in the showroom I saw an XS 90 in Black(the salesman said its similar to mine) and it was fully loaded except it didn't have the Xtech style lights nor Grille and was equipped with the boost alloys.

I need your opinion would it look great to paint the boost alloys in black for a Orkney Gray car ?

I dont want to add too many stuff to it and over do it. Currently I will do a full 3m clear cover for the bonnet and charcoal coloured window tints.

The Black car in stock had the orange round lights up front how can I replace them to the clear ones ? Whats the best way to add Xtech lighting and replace the rear orange lights to clear ?
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Old April 4th, 2013, 05:18 PM
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Welcome to the forum. A land rover dealer in the UK should be able to provide the clear lights. A quick Internet search and a call to their 'parts department' will get you what you need.

Powder coating wheels can look good. You could ask someone who uses something like photoshop to create a view of your car with different color wheels.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 05:35 PM
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It's a bit lighter gray, but kinda gives you an idea.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 05:41 PM
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An alternative to Power Coating your rims, would be to use 'PlastiDip'. It is used by alot of Hummer owners to coat their rims. PlastiDip is a spray or paint on rubber protective coating, that will protect your rims from rocks and scratches, etc. And the best part about it is, if you don't like it, you can peal it right off. Some guys have even gone as far as spraying their entire hoods or trucks with it.

Now, I know that spraying on a rubber coating sounds like it would not be very pleasing to the eye...but, there are lots of guys that swear by it, and have had great results. Best part is, it's cheap, and if you don't like the outcome, you can simply peal it off.

As for the lights, call the parts department in the UK.

Hope that helps! And welcome to the forum!
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Old April 5th, 2013, 01:48 PM
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Thanks guys cant wait for my car to arrive
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An alternative to Power Coating your rims, would be to use 'PlastiDip'. It is used by alot of Hummer owners to coat their rims. PlastiDip is a spray or paint on rubber protective coating, that will protect your rims from rocks and scratches, etc. And the best part about it is, if you don't like it, you can peal it right off. Some guys have even gone as far as spraying their entire hoods or trucks with it.

Now, I know that spraying on a rubber coating sounds like it would not be very pleasing to the eye...but, there are lots of guys that swear by it, and have had great results. Best part is, it's cheap, and if you don't like the outcome, you can simply peal it off.

As for the lights, call the parts department in the UK.

Hope that helps! And welcome to the forum!
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