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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by losh1971, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. losh1971

    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    Is a VS bonnet the same as a VR bonnet? I am having a bastard of a time getting the paint right due to the cold, its just ruined again, bubbled and cracked. I'm sick of painting it and it currently looks terrible. I assume the emblem is different and maybe the shade of white? If it is just the emblem I can deal with that.
     
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    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    This is a pic and it looks terrible 20190616_140113.jpg
     
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    Issue resolved. I rubbed out the paint and re-hit it again. However this time i made a little partial boxed area and run the fan heater while spraying, heaps better. 20190616_144713.jpg
     
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    Too late, But as far as I know the whites are the same and its just the badge.
     
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    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Deuce, I messaged the wrecker about the VS bonnet they but I still haven't heard back, must be busy. If the price is right I may still buy it anyway. From what I remember it was almost perfect. Time I paint mine in full a whole replacement might be the go. Gotta cut and buff either way. At least I figured out why the paint went to ****, the air in Tas is too cold. It's no wonder you see panel shops with wood heaters smoking or diesel heaters going, which ever they have. I know now I will need a couple of blow heaters going if I decide to do the entire bonnet before summer.
     
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    Hi Losh,

    There are 2 whites used in VS, Alaskan and Heron, the latter came in in early 1997 and was used until the end of VF production, also having 7 variants.

    But as Deuce suggested the bonnets themselves are identical apart from the "shield badge" being superseded to the new aggressive lion unit.
     
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    Nah. The vs has bigger twin stream windscreen washer nozzles. The vr has smaller single stream nozzles.

    Different nozzle holes.
     
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    That'll stop them being fitted I guess..........yeah !
     
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    Well mine is an odd ball as it has twin streams.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    If the only difference was the washer nozzles, so what? Very easy to address.
     
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    sounds like a minor upgrade to me, to have VS ones.
     
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    Many VS parts are an upgrade on a VR :p
     
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