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    Thanks to Pete for his original FAQ.

    FAQ: Where to buy parts
    Modifications & Maintenance Forums Suggestion Box
    Mondeo parts do not fit without modification(s), if at all!

    Body Kits
    FAQ - Contour/Mystique Body kits

    Carbon Fiber Hoods
    There were three styles available - OEM, cowl and Evo. None are currently in production.Clear corners
    See the Lighting forum
    98+ Clear corner discussion
    Search: "clear corner" for thousands of posts about this. Note that in most states, removing the amber side lens is illegal.

    Engine bay
    Cleaning: Cleaning Engine Bay thread
    CD2 Engine protectent will help keep a fresh looking engine bay
    Silicone couplings for intake pipes - Discussion here

    See the Lighting forum
    FAQ - How-to bake open headlights
    FAQ - Hazing Headlights

    Knauberize / remove door ding guards
    FAQ - Knauberize (removing door ding guards)

    Mesh Grilles & Front Oval
    FAQ - Mesh Grilles
    Front oval How-to

    Mirko Splitter
    Mirko Racing has closed as its founder, Albert Mirko, has passed away.
    Search: "Mirko", "splitter", "mold" AND "Mirko", "Dzus"

    Molding pre-98 trunklid
    Molding - Pre-98 trunk thread

    Touch-up paint at or Automotive Touchup
    Contour paint codes by CEGer todras
    Front oval with muriatic acid dip, or sanding to prep: Search for "oval" AND "paint", or "muriatic acid"
    Weather strips next to windshield: How-to by CEGer Goonz SVT
    Headlights ("Hightower the headlights"): Search: "paint" AND "headlight" for many discussions on how to open, paint, seal
    Interior / dash: Krylon Fusion spray paint is the most popular. Search: "paint" AND "interior", or "paint" AND "dash"

    Emblems, stickers, decals
    Vinyl decals, stickers, overlays available from CEGer parkedcar. Wait for warm weather (60 degrees +) to apply/remove emblems, stickers and decals.

    Taillights and rear reflector
    Rear reflector painting: Search: "reflector" AND "paint"
    No one makes an aftermarket taillight replacement. No clear, no altezza, etc.
    Several members have created their own clear lenses using Mystique Tails.
    Tint with Niteshades

    Trunk lid swap
    Trunk lids among different model years are a direct swap. pre-98 to 98+ and vice versa

    Recontenting Heated Mirrors to a 98+ thanks to toodles
    Topshop has wrapped several sets of mirror bases in Carbon Fiber. Mirror bases can be painted.
    Last edited by rouar; 12-07-2014, 09:17 AM. Reason: Removed dead links
    2005 GTO IBM - 341hp/341tq
    - Volant intake, JBA catless midpipes, H-pipe, GMM ripshifter, BMR skidplate, HIDs, SAP bumper & grilles, CV8-R taillights

    Local CEGers: If you need detailing PM me