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gc88
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1341783973' post='192178']
Liking this alot!

What bulbs did you use? very bright man :)
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150823319149?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 from the 'bay

They are pretty bright, maybe not AS bright as in the picture, but bright enough!!

(and glove box is http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110876656287?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 but i think i said that earlier?!)

Also got some nice ones of my sides, looking very blue (despite being white!!)
gc88
Got a pic of the side lights last night.. looking as blue at the footwell ones!!

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus9.jpg[/IMG]

They are plain LED bulbs, dont know why they appear so blue!
gc88
To make everyone jealous, a photo of my new key cover directly from china! No expense on design has been spared..

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/keycover.jpg[/IMG]


:)


And for a question - i have a horrid chip / bulge on my bonnet lip as photoed. any ideas on how to remove?

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/chipinstrip.jpg[/IMG]

cheers guys gals
Stoney871
I think your best option is replace-

Look at this on eBay:

Ford Focus RS mk2 Carbon Fibre Bonnet Trim

http://bit.ly/NisqLH
;)

Or-
FORD FOCUS 5 DOOR HATCHBACK 2008-2011 Bonnet Trim Moulding Chrome

http://bit.ly/LBIDln
gc88
£150 - no thanks!!

The £25 one looks better..!

Would i be able to sand it down and then paint it black as per the guide? Or will that not sand..?
Stoney871
You could use wrap, not necessarily black.
Paddy H
Cars looking brilliant pal. Great work so far. Im one of the very unfortunate people without footwells so my interior isn't very exciting. Yet.

Im gonna either wrap or spray my chrome strip black!
artscot79
one word plastidip that way you can paray it not have to sand it and if you want it chrome again just peel it off
Lenny
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1341842470' post='192288']
Im one of the very unfortunate people without footwells so my interior isn't very exciting. Yet.
Im gonna either wrap or spray my chrome strip black!
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purchase a set of these and install mate,
they will fit in to the existing holders just like the ford ones do.
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-T10-W5W-1210-1206-5050-LED-SMD-Plug-in-Light-Bulb-Extension-Socket-Holder-/170794740187?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c428e9db"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-T10-W5W-1210-1206-5050-LED-SMD-Plug-in-Light-Bulb-Extension-Socket-Holder-/170794740187?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c428e9db[/url]
Haz93
You can buy an unpainted bonnet strip from the teamtorquesteer website, think its 20 quid. Then just paint it as it comes primered
Yeah I don't have the footwells :(
Might give those a try Lenny :)
gc88
Cheers haz, just had a look, its 35.99 :(
Depending how my fogs comour coding goes, i might try sanding and spraying!

As for plastidip, i imagine it'll just sit on top of the bulge, keeping it there!

News headlights arrived..

Pics to follow!
Paddy H
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1341864799' post='192404']
purchase a set of these and install mate,
they will fit in to the existing holders just like the ford ones do.
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-T10-W5W-1210-1206-5050-LED-SMD-Plug-in-Light-Bulb-Extension-Socket-Holder-/170794740187?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c428e9db"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27c428e9db[/url]
[/quote]

Thanks Lenny, i don't think i have any holders at all so these could be a good fix.
gc88
You have to do it Paddy, you have to!
Lenny
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1341875666' post='192457']
Thanks Lenny, i don't think i have any holders at all so these could be a good fix.
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You do have the holders mate,
they are metal and part of the frame of the front support beam ;)
gc88
7 minutes til I can do the second coat on my fogs.

So impatient.

I don't think i smoothed it down enough, but they are low down so of they are a lil bit rough they'll do! (just gives me a reason not to clean my car as often!)
gc88
And the heavens open just after the 3rd coat, so they are now wet and a bit runny.

Grrrrrrreat!
Paddy H
GC make sure you show us the finished effect.
gc88
At the moment it looks crap cause the rain go to it but im letting it dry and see what happens anyway.

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0493.jpg[/IMG]

Awaiting drying for clear coat.

They both have little slots in, not sure why! But that bit faces down so cant be seen!
gc88
So over the last 3 days I've established I'm no good at spraying and no good with wet and dry.

I went to lightly wet rub the black spray before I put the laqer on, and now its just incredibly scratched.

Will this show after being clear sprayed? I hope not..cause ive sprayed them once!
Haz93
The best way to spray parts using cans is using the right wet and dry. First you should use 320 grit to get the plastic protector off, 1 or 2 layers of primer. When dry, use between 800 - 1200 grit until smooth, then spray minimum of 3 coats of the colour, not thick coats just enough to cover the surface. Leave to dry then use 1500 or maybe a finer 2500 grit with lots and lots of water until smooth. Apply the clear laquer and leave to dry
That should be it then, might need more laquer but be careful as only a tiny bit too much and it starts to run.
gc88
Awesome thanks. Ive done bang on that.

And I used 1200 wet and dey as I had some around, with plenty of water.

3rd and final coat is going on now!
gc88
A sneak peak prior to fitting..

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0500.jpg[/IMG]

Panther black fogs
james132
Lovley looking car, do you mind me asking what led bulbs did you use to replace interior ones? And are they still going strong?

They look really smart but iv had no end of useless led lights from ebay (sidelights) that fail after a day or so.
gc88
Thanks James.

I think its these ones..
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B004AZT0KW/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?redirect=true&ref_=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
(before I used ebay!)

And these for numberplate light and side lights

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=150850417998&index=1&nav=SEARCH&nid=12304680276

It's only been 2 weeks but going strong...!
gc88
Then the bottom ones again but blue for the footwell lights.


How long do I leave the fogs to dry before fitting people? 1 week?
james132
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1342196759' post='193271']
Then the bottom ones again but blue for the footwell lights.


How long do I leave the fogs to dry before fitting people? 1 week?
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I know its slightly different, but still painting.. When I sprayed my race bike frame I left it 1 week to give paint to harden, 1 year later paints still looking good.
Haz93
Its recommended to leave the lacquer to dry for up to 24 hours, after that it should be fine. Whenever I have sprayed parts, I have only left them for a few hours before fitting. as long as you don't have far to go in the next 12 hours I'd fit them, but you may chose to wait as it is recommended
Looking nice though :)
gc88
They were done Wednesday at 1300hrs.
Tbh, I don't see any time to fit them before next Wednesday so that's fair I guess.


Is it a case of screwdriver to pop the old ones out? And how do we change fog light bulbs?

Please be easier than sidelights..
gc88
Mtec 55W Cosmos Blue;

Dipped -
[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus10.jpg[/IMG]

Full / Main -
[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/focus11.jpg[/IMG]

I think much nicer than the yellow standards.. they illuminate more road i think, but not masses!

I'm chuffed with them though!
Haz93
I just hooked my fingers under the chrome bit ad pulled, came off fine. That notch on the underside of the ribs is a screwdriver hole to help pull them out. Fogs can be changed by removing the headlight unit. you should be able to see them straight away underneath

The bulbs look nice mate :)

Just ordered my bulbs and ballast for OEM Bi-Xenons so should have them up and running in a few weeks. be nice to see a comparison with the Mtecs :)
gc88
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1342209256' post='193325']
I just hooked my fingers under the chrome bit ad pulled, came off fine. That notch on the underside of the ribs is a screwdriver hole to help pull them out. Fogs can be changed by removing the headlight unit. you should be able to see them straight away underneath

The bulbs look nice mate :)

Just ordered my bulbs and ballast for OEM Bi-Xenons so should have them up and running in a few weeks. be nice to see a comparison with the Mtecs :)
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Yeah defo do pics!
I'll be jealous of your actual Xenons!
Rh1no
Like the mains, going to order some of these soon to go with my Mtec Cosmos Blue 55w dipped :) You going to go for matching fogs too gc88?
gc88
I've bought some cheaper 'ice white' fogs. I don't think I've used my fog lights yet so just trying cheap ones!

I'll probably regret it...
gc88
Fog light bulb changes tomorrow..

Colour coded surrounds too, and a good wash.

Even bought some polish...could be too hard work though!

Eagerly await 9am!
gc88
Right, fog bulbs changes, fog surrounds changed, car washed in the pissing rain too!

No polish tho, cause the rain.
Much prefer the panther black fog surrounds!
gc88
Here's one.

[img]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0506.jpg[/img]

I dont know masses about cars, but these have easily added 25-30bhp!!
Haz93
Looking nice mate, although they are manufactured to produce a gain of 23.735hp :P

Might spray mine black, and then spray the 3 ridges white to match my car. Would be unique
gc88
Thanks haz, i wasn't far away with my guess!

I couldn't find it in the tech spec so just guessed!
Makes such a difference!

Doing the chrome bonnet lip black now, looking to gain another 10bhp from that too!
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1342622236' post='194473']
Thanks haz, i wasn't far away with my guess!

I couldn't find it in the tech spec so just guessed!
Makes such a difference!

Doing the chrome bonnet lip black now, looking to gain another 10bhp from that too!
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Nice job their mate, they look great [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=10&t=2891&sid=642cf43f0ecf8705fab9991225b4ea92#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_cool2.gif[/img][/url]
gc88
Thanks, I'm glad your here Lenny...

This is in my engine, under my headlights. It's stuck down but not connected to anything.

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0509.jpg[/IMG]

Ideas what it is? Hid? Xenon?
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1342634504' post='194510']
Thanks, I'm glad your here Lenny...

This is in my engine, under my headlights. It's stuck down but not connected to anything.

[img]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/IMAG0509.jpg[/img]

Ideas what it is? Hid? Xenon?
[/quote]

probably for the HID beam level controller and the motor to open the headlight washer jets that come fitted with the HID headlights and st models.
Haz93
Hi guys,

Not sure what the connector is but it may have HP gains of up to 15!! lol

Jokes aside, it may be for the Bi Xenon leveling, have not looked into it before. defo not for the headlight washers, they only run off a secondary motor on the washer tank. They rely on pressure to left them off the bumper

Lenny do you have access to the ford ecat?? if so could you post or PM any info on the bi xenon wiring if possible. if not is there anyone else able to provide help on this??
gc88
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1342647238' post='194613']
Hi guys,

Not sure what the connector is but it may have HP gains of up to 15!! lol

Jokes aside, it may be for the Bi Xenon leveling, have not looked into it before. defo not for the headlight washers, they only run off a secondary motor on the washer tank. They rely on pressure to left them off the bumper

Lenny do you have access to the ford ecat?? if so could you post or PM any info on the bi xenon wiring if possible. if not is there anyone else able to provide help on this??
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Haha, surely i wouldn't gain bhp from these wires?

They aren't as performance enhancing as colour coding stuff!

Did you know go fast stripes are actually proved to give +42bhp.
Haz93
200bhp gains from a NOS sticker too :P
Stoney871
I don't know why anyone messes around with remaps and such like for improving performance when it is proven that all red cars have at least 500bhp.
Just paint your cars and job done.
;)
Lenny
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1342649123' post='194624']
200bhp gains from a NOS sticker too :P
[/quote]

That why the Red ford S badges are £15 each
Lenny
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1342647238' post='194613']

Lenny do you have access to the ford ecat?? if so could you post or PM any info on the bi xenon wiring if possible. if not is there anyone else able to provide help on this??
[/quote]

ill pm your later this evening with any information from ecat mate,
their isint any wiring references on the system but it does show the hardware, and you will need a leveling moduile to fit in the centre rear of the car behind the spare tyre well to assist the auto light leveling and perhaps sensors for the steering to get the xenons to turn with the wheel.
Haz93
Okay thanks mate, much appreciated :)
I know the bi xenon st lights don't have the cornering function, as this was part of the adaptive lighting pack only. That maybe what the random connector is for though?
I do have some sort of sensor under the boot carpet, behind the spare wheel well, will have a better look later on.
Paddy H
Iv been away a week and you guys are conquering your little mods! SLOW DOWN. Ha. Looking great, big fan of colour coded fog surrounds me. Mtechs also are better, look great.
Lenny
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1342699702' post='194711']
Iv been away a week and you guys are conquering your little mods! SLOW DOWN. Ha. Looking great, big fan of colour coded fog surrounds me. Mtechs also are better, look great.
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