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Chris_Music

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Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2019, 09:15:55 AM »
Bumper Update

I've used Clay Bar to get out the impurities, used 2 stage touch up paint on all the marks and scratches, waited 48 hours, then polished and waxed the bumper.
If you look closely you can still see the imperfections, but from a far, it looks pretty good :D!







Only thing is that now the boot lid and the bumper colours don't quite match. But I'll try and live with it, as I don't want to pay to have the whole boot resprayed  :'(

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Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2019, 12:46:27 PM »
Agree I'd live with it , as after 2miles there will be road spray etc .

Chris_Music

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Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 09:34:01 PM »
I ordered a Black Tailgate trim, as I didn't like the Chrome, and the Si is meant to have a black one anyway.

I thought I would try some Carbon Fibre Wrap as well.



But unfortunately it didn't quite go to plan. The hard part was around the wiper blade hole, which then made it difficult to do around that area. So I'm just going to leave it black:





I've got a load left over, so I might experiment with some of the interior trim.

Also, the Spoiler arrived from America. Genuine Honda Fit Sport Spoiler, same as the JDM Fit RS Spoiler. Cost me 100 inc shipping and import tax.
Just have to wait till pay day before I can get it resprayed :D


Chris_Music

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Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2019, 01:54:34 PM »
Black garnish now on the car, and I test fitted the spoiler to make sure it fitted ok, and luckily it uses the same holes as the smaller OEM spoiler I have on the car, so no drilling needed which is good :D!




Another modification i will be doing to the car is sound deadening.
The Jazz has too much road noise. It's better than my previous GD, but still not good enough in my opinion.
So I ordered some 2mm Silent Coat sound deadening panels, along with some 10mm Closed Cell foam insulation for the worse areas like the wheel arches.

I'm waiting on the 2mm Silent coat to arrive, so I thought I would put some 10mm Closed Cell foam insulation under the bonnet. I didn't want to go crazy with the stuff, I just did the areas that most people recommended to do.

The Standard insulation:


After removal and clean up of the surfaces:


Used some paper to cut out templates for the 4 sections, then outlined them on the insulation and cut them out:





Then fitted them to the under bonnet and replaced the original insulation:



I also put some spare insulation under the gap where the bonnet fastener is.

I don't know if it will make a massive difference or not, but I thought it couldn't hurt :)!

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Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2019, 10:38:05 PM »
hi Chris, noticed the si badge on the front of your jazz, was this honda  or after market  . how much and was it easy to fit. many thanks Trevg

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Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2019, 10:05:36 AM »
hi Chris, noticed the si badge on the front of your jazz, was this honda  or after market  . how much and was it easy to fit. many thanks Trevg

Hi Trevg

I bought it from eBay for 3.89 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222997190130.
The quality is surprisingly good considering the price.
It was a little fiddly to fit, its easier to fit if you take the front bumper off, but I did it by feeding the bolts through the front grill and putting my hand through the gap in the engine bay to screw in the fixing nuts.

It really should've come with that badge as standard in my opinion, as the Asian market RS has the badge on the front and rear.

Hope that helps!

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Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2019, 05:25:04 PM »
Small Update

One thing I always thought The Jazz was missing is footwell lighting.
You can buy Kits for 20-30 on eBay, but I didn't like the colour options with those, and they don't work with the interior light switch.

So I set about doing it myself.

I bought a 1m strip of Warm White waterproof LEDs, 3m of Red/Black wire and I had some spare LED connectors from a past project, as well as an old LED interior light I had bought in the past, and didn't like the colour, but kept it just incase :).

First thing I did was remove the interior light:


Then I soldered the wire to the Positive and Negative connectors on the light fitting:


I cut all the correct lengths of LED strips I needed, and with the remaining LEDs, I made a light for the ceiling, so all the lights would match and be the same colour. I mounted 3x10cm strips to a piece of thin cardboard, and used the connector from the spare LED interior light to connect it to the light fitting:


I then soldered on the connectors plus a wire to go between the driver and passenger side and tested to make sure they all worked:


I then stuck the LED strips to the footwell plastic where the light would be shining from:


Now it all worked, next was the task of fitting it to the car, I removed the door seal and ceiling handle to route the cable to the footwell:


I put everything back and made sure it all worked. And here's the final result:





I will get some better pictures when it is dark.

Over all, I'm really happy with the lights, and they all work from that one switch, which is what I wanted.
Cost me around 5 to do, so saved a bit of money too!

If anyone wants to do this to theirs and has any questions, please feel free to ask :)

EDIT: Some night shots :D


« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 07:01:00 PM by Chris_Music »

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Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2019, 08:08:13 PM »
Hi chris

Looks lovely

Here are 2 pics that I did (with help from forum members)

Many thanks

John

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