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Brigante
Right lads i've debadged.. But now i cant get the adhesive off.. Got no autoglym or anything of the sort in the house. And ive had a drink so i can't drive anywhere to get some. Can anyone recomend anything thay i might already have among the household that might be of any use? Don't really wanna leave it looking like this tonight..
gc88
Hair dryer and credit card got mine off!
Brigante
Hmm I'll try that tomorro
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1344712675' post='200357']
Hair dryer and credit card got mine off!
[/quote]

Hmm I'll try that tomorrow mate, didn't wanna scratch it lol. Just used hair dryer and me finger nails without much luck
Brigante
My cree reverse bulb with extra smds that I've waited 2 weeks to come from china is a dud :(
artscot79
wd40 will remove it a treat and its just me but dont put an st badge on youll look a right muppet when every ned tries to race you
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1344717072' post='200378']
wd40 will remove it a treat and its just me but dont put an st badge on youll look a right muppet when every ned tries to race you
[/quote]

WD aint even touching it mate. Reckon white spirit would do it or would that strip the paint?
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1344724994' post='200413']
WD aint even touching it mate. Reckon white spirit would do it or would that strip the paint?
[/quote]

i always use petrol mate,
does a nice clean job then a wash&wax of the area.
Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1344793649' post='200521']
i always use petrol mate,
does a nice clean job then a wash&wax of the area.
[/quote]

Got it off but dropped a right clanger. See my other thread for what happened and I'll upload a photo of the damage shortly when my phones charged.
Brigante
Right lads been a busy boy today, fully de-badged (photo coming tomorrow when its light)

And I installed my rear foot-well lighting so night shots will be up sometime tonight when its dark enough
Stoney871
Did you have any trouble getting your cente console out mate?
Brigante
Oh and I tried the cree bulb in the fog light bulb holder too and it is definitely a dud so I'm really pee'd off about waiting 2weeks for it. The second one that I ordered ready for when I do a second reverse light better work or I'm seriously gonna go mental.

Still waiting for the seller to get back to me.
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1344802075' post='200566']
Did you have any trouble getting your cente console out mate?
[/quote]

Piece of piss mate, few 10mm bolts then the few screws in the front foot wells. Was a nice tidy job. Gonna run out and take some photo's now :D
Stoney871
Good on yer.
B)
Brigante
Brace yourselves lads.. Used the missus' digital camera that I got her for xmas instead of my crappy mobiles camera for a change and the photos are bloody immense B)
Brigante
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0583.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0585.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0587.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0588.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0589.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0593.jpg[/IMG]
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1344803935' post='200583']
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0593.jpg[/img]
[/quote]

Looks fantastic,
super bright, your not likely to loose anything in the car at night now.
.Ryan
The bumper does looks awesome though pal. As you know mine is completley debadged apart from the Ford oval, I am tempted to but an S badge in the same place the ST badge would be on the ST...
Paddy H
With reference to your rear footwells, have you got 2 sets of strips in each footwell?

I bet you look like a smurf sat inside when its all lit up. Looks great. You know whats missing? Ignition barrel illumination.
Lenny
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1344806220' post='200596']
With reference to your rear footwells, have you got 2 sets of strips in each footwell?

I bet you look like a smurf sat inside when its all lit up. Looks great. You know whats missing? Ignition barrel illumination.
[/quote]

+1
can splice it in to the front footwell lighting feed instead of routing cables to the interior light
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-ILLUMINATING-MOD-LED-IGNITION-BARREL-RING-BLUE-ILLUMINATED-LIGHT-/330700362369?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cff471281"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4cff471281[/url]
Brigante
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1344806220' post='200596']
With reference to your rear footwells, have you got 2 sets of strips in each footwell?

I bet you look like a smurf sat inside when its all lit up. Looks great. You know whats missing? Ignition barrel illumination.
[/quote]

Got the pods 5 LED pods Lenny linked in his guide mate.

And lads the ignition barrel already been in my basket for a while now lol, think I might order it now.

Don't suppose there's a UK seller of these? I'm still waiting on 2 or 3 deliveries from china as it is lol
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1344806622' post='200602']
the ignition barrel already been in my basket for a while now lol, think I might order it now.
Don't suppose there's a UK seller of these? I'm still waiting on 2 or 3 deliveries from china as it is lol
[/quote]

doesnt seem to be any other seller of the blue one at the momment so it will hve to be from china if purchasing.
Brigante
grrr china it is. wonder when the other cree bulb will turn up and if it will actually work
Brigante
Ignition barrel ordered.. Will upload some pics when its fitted in about 2 weeks lol..
Brigante
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1344805681' post='200592']
The bumper does looks awesome though pal. As you know mine is completley debadged apart from the Ford oval, I am tempted to but an S badge in the same place the ST badge would be on the ST...
[/quote]

I think the S badge would be a nice touch mate
Brigante
Oh yeah.. when wiring the rear foot-wells I found this plug
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/192170_474639662554592_1387169347_o.jpg[/IMG]

Any ideas what its for or what goes in it?
Brigante
Here you go lads
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/220059_474830065868885_1061709395_o.jpg[/IMG]
Fully de-badged

Excuse all the dirt.. My turtle wax black box was dispatched today so hopefully be here soon so I can give the poor girl a well needed clean.
artscot79
could be for the cd changer wouldnt be passenger side would it
artscot79
if it was under the passenger seat it may be for the cd changer
.Ryan
Looks ace pal!
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1344880022' post='200732']
if it was under the passenger seat it may be for the cd changer
[/quote]

That's what I was thinking mate, I ain't got a cd changer lol. It is passenger side so sounds about right.
Brigante
Right lads removed the rest of the mud flaps today cause it looked silly only having half of them on. Plus my turtle wax black box should be here soon and there was a load of dirt under them so now I can give it a well needed clean.

Would have liked to have left them all on but the shape of the St bumper means the original ford mud flaps physically can't be fitted. I may get some after market ones at some point.

See what I mean here

Original
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0615.jpg[/IMG]

ST
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0614.jpg[/IMG]

Don't look much but it means the flaps can't be fitted unless a section of the bumper it cut out :wacko: stuff that

Anyway here's a few pics on the missus' camera

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0601.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0607.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0609.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0610.jpg[/IMG]

Can't wait to fit my team heko wind deflectors when they come, as well as my other cree reverse bulb if this one actually works <_<
Stoney871
That's looking particularly special mate.
Got me thinking now.
Of course it will have to wait until the cars back on the road.
Would you believe the garage was trying to give me a Chevy avio for a courtesy car?
A 1.2 three door even though they knew I transport dogs for work purposes?
Morons, I told them where to stick it.
They're trying to find me something more appropriate.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1344895421' post='200794']
That's looking particularly special mate.
Got me thinking now.
Of course it will have to wait until the cars back on the road.
Would you believe the garage was trying to give me a Chevy avio for a courtesy car?
A 1.2 three door even though they knew I transport dogs for work purposes?
Morons, I told them where to stick it.
They're trying to find me something more appropriate.
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[img]http://bikehugger.com/images/blog/tres_dog.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.hembrow.eu/dogtrailerinuse.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.biketrailershop.com/contentimage/2010/11/croozer-dog-trailer-yellow-tadpole-crop.jpg[/img]
Stoney871
Probably be more practical than a smegging Chevy avio.
A 1.2 couldn't pull a greased stick out of a cats crevasse.
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1344896257' post='200798']
Probably be more practical than a smegging Chevy avio.
A 1.2 couldn't pull a greased stick out of a cats crevasse.
[/quote]

lmao couldnt resist mate.
Stoney871
Yeah yeah, kick me when I'm down.
I could just imagine pulling up to a roundabout, seeing a gap and going for it to end up going nowhere as I'm now a hood ornament on a friggin' Citroen C1.
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1344895421' post='200794']
That's looking particularly special mate.
Got me thinking now.
Of course it will have to wait until the cars back on the road.
Would you believe the garage was trying to give me a Chevy avio for a courtesy car?
A 1.2 three door even though they knew I transport dogs for work purposes?
Morons, I told them where to stick it.
They're trying to find me something more appropriate.
[/quote]

Nice one mate ;) Just need to save about another grand up to finish off the outside now then I can finish the rest of the inside.

And sorry mate as much as I feel your pain after having received a fair bit of damage myself.. but that is bloody hilarious :lol: can just picture you and the doggies in your lil chevy
Paddy H
Cars looking fantastic mate, Maybe to go with the HEKO's a slight bit of window tinting? Smoke the rears?
I am currently in a very deep debate whether to full de-badge the rear of mine! Im half and half.
Looks great, did you manage get some HEKO's from that seller eventually?

Stoney i think they were definitely taking the biscuit with you there. Not to spam Brigantes thread much but any news back yet on total damage done?
Brigante
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1344900966' post='200807']
Cars looking fantastic mate, Maybe to go with the HEKO's a slight bit of window tinting? Smoke the rears?
I am currently in a very deep debate whether to full de-badge the rear of mine! Im half and half.
Looks great, did you manage get some HEKO's from that seller eventually?

Stoney i think they were definitely taking the biscuit with you there. Not to spam Brigantes thread much but any news back yet on total damage done?
[/quote]

Exactly what I was thinking mate at some point I am gonna get somr rear window tints. Dark smoke maybe.

And yes mate the seller you linked me was bang on, the original listing in the link had ended but underneath it in the 'more chances to get what you want' section there was the same listing with 5 full sets in stock, bought one and it was dispatched yesterday so they'll be on the car shortly. Was actually just about to PM you to ask about how the fitting of yours went, easy enough?

And lol by all means spam away mate we all friends here
Stoney871
No news on the damage stats yet, I'm ringing them later today and hopefully it won't be too long in dry dock.
Missing it already (sad ain't it?).
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1344905672' post='200815']
No news on the damage stats yet, I'm ringing them later today and hopefully it won't be too long in dry dock.
Missing it already (sad ain't it?).
[/quote]

Might have already asked mate, but what exactly was the initial look on the bikers face the moment he realized you was a copper?
Stoney871
He wasn't too chuffed, that's for sure.
Brigante
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1344909504' post='200818']
He wasn't too chuffed, that's for sure.
[/quote]

Care to elaborate mate? Must have been hilarious
Stoney871
You remember that scene in the film Home Alone where he tries aftershave for the first time?
That plus swearing...
Brigante
Just a quick few snaps on my phone for now but the Heko's was delivered today, bloody quick considering they was dispatched yesterday.

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-14125404.jpg[/img]
(Just to clarify, that is my Missus' bed.. I would not have a pink bed by choice)

Very easy to fit too went straight on

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-14134953.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-14135004.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-08-14135015.jpg[/img]

Apologies for the poor pics I'll try get some better ones later.

Just gotta wait and see if they actually hold on now and if they actually deflect the wind lol
Brigante
Some better photos

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0622.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0620.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0619.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0624.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0623.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0626.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0629.jpg[/IMG]
Didn't realize I took so many lol :P

After reading all the great reviews on these by yourselves lads I was quick to buy a set myself. However, they have the Missus and I divided on opinion.

Only used them so far on a quick trip down the road doing 28 so probably need to be on the motorway to feel the full benefits but personally I felt a difference straight away as generally I don't drive with the driver side windows open cause of how loud the wind noise is and being whacked in the face by it so I just drive round with the passenger side windows open for ventilation.

But after fitting these there wasn't really any wind noise just the obvious traffic noise, and instead of being whacked in the face I just had a rather nice little breeze.

The Missus on the other hand actually had to shut her window cause she said it was as if the wind was deflecting of the windows straight into her face and channeling it straight down her ear so she was getting even more of a whack in the face than usual as well as being properly deafened and she's still complaining of ear ache.

So now I'm at a loss of what to do having just paid 40quid for em and may have to take em straight back off :(
Paddy H
Like i said in messages mate, I'm clueless to why? My lady moaned first 10 minutes but she's forgotten about them now and for me i see the improvement and they work spot on.

They look great on your car, very good. Il be honest, if you tinted it now it'd be great.
artscot79
they only deflect some wind not all and only that going front to back they cant stop side wind etc
Brigante
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1344966447' post='200905']
they only deflect some wind not all and only that going front to back they cant stop side wind etc
[/quote]

I know mate but what I'm saying is she never really had a problem before but now with them fitted its as if they are turbo charging the air directly into her face when without them she didn't have the problem
Brigante
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1344966262' post='200904']
Like i said in messages mate, I'm clueless to why? My lady moaned first 10 minutes but she's forgotten about them now and for me i see the improvement and they work spot on.

They look great on your car, very good. Il be honest, if you tinted it now it'd be great.
[/quote]

I know mate its a tough one. Gonna try adjusting her seat. I personally feel the difference but it obviously isn't good if they affecting the Missus so much. I do think they look great and I know mate I plan on getting some window tints at some point but they'll have to wait till I've done a few other mods first. By the way, what is a rough price on getting the rear windows tinted professionally?


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