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Pete80
Hiya guys and gals thought I would make a thread on the slow progress on modding my Focus. Ive had the car for around 6 months and have been thinking about some slight mods for a while now. Car paintwork has been done, this was done by the usual process of removing tar, claying, polishing with a DA and a range of menzerna polishes and protecting my hard work with a sealant. The mods so far are tinted windows and zetec s alloys off a member from here over the weekend.

C & C welcome

Before

[img]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Wheel%20detail%20220712/20120722_150705.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Wheel%20detail%20220712/20120722_150633.jpg[/img]

Autofinesse Touch Coat showing some excellent beading

[img]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Wheel%20detail%20220712/20120807_074045.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Wheel%20detail%20220712/20120807_074037.jpg[/img]

Reflection shot

[img]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Wheel%20detail%20220712/20120526_131959.jpg[/img]

And a quick pic of the car after changing the wheels on Saturday, will take some more pics once ive give her a good clean

[img]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Wheel%20detail%20220712/20120901_160140.jpg[/img]
salsheikh
Car is looking good Pete - just how long did you spend cleaning up the paint work? I once spent all weekend doing it and then it rained 30 mins after finishing the job so will not be doing that again!

Whats next to come?
Pete80
[quote name='salsheikh' timestamp='1346762670' post='204868']
Car is looking good Pete - just how long did you spend cleaning up the paint work? I once spent all weekend doing it and then it rained 30 mins after finishing the job so will not be doing that again!

Whats next to come?
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All in total probably around 15 hours, about 2 hours prep, 12 hours machine polishing and then around 1 hour applying the sealant.

Is really easy to keep clean once its done, normally give my cars a good once over when I buy them then keep on top every 9-12 months.

Next on my mods list is a re map and getting the alloys refurbed although im not sure what colour yet then a fresh set of tyres
Rh1no
Looking good mate, my old wheels look nice on your motor!

Very tidy detail job too :)
Pete80
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1346789661' post='204963']
Looking good mate, my old wheels look nice on your motor!

Very tidy detail job too :)
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Thank you, just got to decide on a colour for them now, like gunmetal but want to try and keep oem so may just go for sparkling silver
Lenny
Wish my focus looked that shiny now lol could do with a detail.
Alloys look great fitted too.
Look foward to viewing updates on this thread as time goes on and the drl fog light surrounds are a very rewarding modificatin,
Preee has done a fitting guide and tge drls are E marked 100% legal and dim automaticlly when parking lights etc. Are activated.
Pete80
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1346794907' post='204980']
Wish my focus looked that shiny now lol could do with a detail.
Alloys look great fitted too.
Look foward to viewing updates on this thread as time goes on and the drl fog light surrounds are a very rewarding modificatin,
Preee has done a fitting guide and tge drls are E marked 100% legal and dim automaticlly when parking lights etc. Are activated.
[/quote]

Thank you, I have to admit I am looking at those DRLs as a possible mod, will have to see how far my cash can stretch
Pete80
Well I bought 2 cheap tyres to keep me going as 2 were non legal on the alloys I bought off rh1no, and I wish I hadnt bothered, the grip is useless on them, although to be fair I should have known better!!! Anyway this will be remedied on Wednesday as the car is booked in to have the aircon looked at as its now making funny noises and the dealership will be fitting 4 new Avon ZV5 tyres, you may think Im mad for going to the dealership but they have beat every competitors quote in my area but amost £10 per tyre which Im chuffed about so soon I will have some grip at last, now all I need is the refurb to be sorted.
artscot79
dealers are cheaper in my area as well mate so i understand totally though they have a deal with kwik fit who supply the tyres cheaper than kwik fit sell them for go figure
dr3am0n
I have the same Avon tyres on my focus. Plenty of grip in both wet & dry.
I recently used http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk to buy some tyres for daughter's car, saved around £50 and transaction was simple.
Great looking car BTW
Rh1no
Blackcircles did me my tyre at £85 for a Falken :)
Pete80
Tyres fitted, what a difference, car actually grips now :) Car returns to dealers on Tuesday as the air con condensor is knackered and have booked my alloys in for a refurb on the 2nd week of October, will be getting them done at the wheel specialist in Brum, have seen there work before, just need to decide on what colour to have them now, possibly oem silver or gunmetal :wacko:
Pete80
Small update, wheels have now been refurbed in an oem silver with a small amout of flake in, they look seriously nice and a quick selant top up for winter on the wheels and the paintwork, remap is booked for just after xmas and am looking at buying the drls incorporated ion the fog lights.

Heres a few latest pics

[IMG]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Zetec%20S%20Wheel%20Detail/SAM_0305.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Zetec%20S%20Wheel%20Detail/SAM_0308.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Zetec%20S%20Wheel%20Detail/SAM_0311.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Zetec%20S%20Wheel%20Detail/SAM_0319.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Zetec%20S%20Wheel%20Detail/SAM_0318.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm299/BrummyBoy_01/Zetec%20S%20Wheel%20Detail/SAM_0316.jpg[/IMG]

Comments and critisism welcome as always
Lenny
look excellent mate,
The flake in the alloys will match the sparkle in the moondust silver body.
A remap is 100% worth it too, like a whole new motor but still fuel efficent I've gotten remapped and still 58.6Mpg
I would lower the car though mate.
k13r4n
Lenny you have a Montune badge on ur motor care to explain
Lenny
[quote name='k13r4n' timestamp='1350558842' post='212244']
Lenny you have a Montune badge on ur motor care to explain
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Thought it would look good on their,
They don't make anything for the TDCi yet but when they do, I'll be the first to look like I've got it lol
But I've tuned the motor up from stock so in essance it is performance but not by mountune.
I've got another one for the top of the air box induction lid, going to fit it on top corner of it next year when I get it hydro dipped in carbon print.
Pete80
Ive been thinking about the lowering but have decided against it, I like the way the car drives at the moment without damaging my back, this may change in the future but for now its at the back of my mind, currently toying with the idea of changing some of the interior trim to the carbon look stufdf from the titanium range
artscot79
carbon wrap it youreself mate easy enough to do and a lot cheaper than buying parts
Pete80
Ok not much to update Im afraid, full service and mot coming up shortly so got everything crossed it passes, also insurance is due soon so not much cash around, I have ordered the mist jets though and am looking for some decent mats to adorn my car, maybe rubber ones which can be cleaned easier, finding my mats and carpet are sodden due to the recent snow were having. A remap will be happening just need to find somewhere I trust
Stoney871
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Stoney871
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]You may also want to get a set of these to stop the mats sliding around. [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330585723831?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330585723831?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649[/url][/font]
Jay Ali
amazing water beading alloys look sick too
well done mate
I'm looking to get mine re mapped too
There's a place up in lakeside I been hearing loads about, might pay them a visit
Pete80
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Stoney your a bad man, can feel my bank balance taking a dive :P

[quote name='Jay Ali' timestamp='1358969992' post='229648']
amazing water beading alloys look sick too
well done mate
I'm looking to get mine re mapped too
There's a place up in lakeside I been hearing loads about, might pay them a visit
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Cheers mate, im starting to get bored of detailing lately, mainly because im working constantly.

If you do get i remapped let me know how it goes, I really want it done
Jay Ali
[quote name='Pete80' timestamp='1358975585' post='229719']


Stoney your a bad man, can feel my bank balance taking a dive :P



Cheers mate, im starting to get bored of detailing lately, mainly because im working constantly.

If you do get i remapped let me know how it goes, I really want it done
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I only just got into it a few months back when I had the full respray but love detailing now

Iv got the wolf chemicals hardbody waiting to go on jus waiting for the weather to fix up clayed n done a pre seal polish n then this weather hit lol
My Mrs cars a 1.8 zetec so a remap on that isn't gonna really do anything lol unlike your diesel though massive gains
Andy H Dibley
Great thread, like myself, had the car a while and haven't done anything to drastic, but now I'm getting a lot of ideas from here, just not the money to match!

Can I ask you where you got your rear windows tinted and how much? I'm looking at getting my rear windows and the tears done, but not the hatch one, as I'd still like to be able to see at night!
superpipstar
Mate that looks mint! i think all the best people have silver focus's ;) i want a remap but i have spent waaaaaayy too much at the mo!!!!!!!
Andy H Dibley
[quote name='superpipstar' timestamp='1358977477' post='229743']
Mate that looks mint! i think all the best people have silver focus's ;) i want a remap but i have spent waaaaaayy too much at the mo!!!!!!!
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Pfft, all about the Vision blue...
superpipstar
[quote name='Andy H Dibley' timestamp='1358977832' post='229750']
Pfft, all about the Vision blue...
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ha ha ha ha ha ha ha lol :D
Stoney871
Nah- silver forever.
Looks faster, stays cleaner longer and shows the lines of the car better.
Btw it's a well known fact that silver paint gives the car a boost of at least 10bhp ;)
Andy H Dibley
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1358978089' post='229756']
Nah- silver forever.
Looks faster, stays cleaner longer and shows the lines of the car better.
Btw it's a well known fact that silver paint gives the car a boost of at least 10bhp ;)
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Haha, 10bhp!

But everything is silver nowadays! :P Nice to be a different colour!
Stoney871
I love silver cars.
My last one was green and people kept trying to drive into it.
Previous two cars were silver.
My work wagon is white (albeit with the battenberg decals) and it's a sod for dirt and grime.
Seeing as I have to wash it before I go on duty, it's a pain in the proverbial.
One of our traffic units uses an unmarked silver ST and it looks mean.
I keep trying to swap plates between it and my own car but they keep noticing for some reason. ;)
Pete80
[quote name='Jay Ali' timestamp='1358976539' post='229735']
I only just got into it a few months back when I had the full respray but love detailing now

Iv got the wolf chemicals hardbody waiting to go on jus waiting for the weather to fix up clayed n done a pre seal polish n then this weather hit lol
My Mrs cars a 1.8 zetec so a remap on that isn't gonna really do anything lol unlike your diesel though massive gains
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Wolfs hard body is cracking stuff, have to be seriously prepped though for it to work properly

[quote name='Andy H Dibley' timestamp='1358977417' post='229742']
Great thread, like myself, had the car a while and haven't done anything to drastic, but now I'm getting a lot of ideas from here, just not the money to match!

Can I ask you where you got your rear windows tinted and how much? I'm looking at getting my rear windows and the tears done, but not the hatch one, as I'd still like to be able to see at night!
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I got mine done at a local place in brum that had some good reviews called dynamic performance it may also be the place I get it remapped but not sure at the moment, to be honest even with the rear screen tinted you can still see out of it easily in the dark
[quote name='superpipstar' timestamp='1358977477' post='229743']
Mate that looks mint! i think all the best people have silver focus's ;) i want a remap but i have spent waaaaaayy too much at the mo!!!!!!!
[/quote]

Cheers, silver is definitely the dogs danglies :D

[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1358978089' post='229756']
Nah- silver forever.
Looks faster, stays cleaner longer and shows the lines of the car better.
[/quote]

My car isnt clean at the moment, looks a dirty brown colour, its horrifying actually lol
Rh1no
Any updates on this mate?
Jay Ali
[quote name='Pete80' timestamp='1359015449' post='229835']


Wolfs hard body is cracking stuff, have to be seriously prepped though for it to work properly

I clayed the car n was amazed at what it does lol then polished it with wolf's shine n seal got rid of all the swirls sealing left to do but
Went car wash last night after all this weather n now got swirls top to bottom
Typical inni lol

I got mine done at a local place in brum that had some good reviews called dynamic performance it may also be the place I get it remapped but not sure at the moment, to be honest even with the rear screen tinted you can still see out of it easily in the dark


Cheers, silver is definitely the dogs danglies :D



My car isnt clean at the moment, looks a dirty brown colour, its horrifying actually lol
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Pete80
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1359326510' post='230924']
Any updates on this mate?
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Mist jets hae been added, also ha to get some new lights as my o/s dipped went kaput on friday night, so decided on some Ring Xenons from my local motorfactor must admit they make a difference. Looking at ordering some number plate lights, mudguards and rubber mats next when I get some money
Jay Ali
I clayed the car n was amazed at what it does lol then polished it with wolf's shine n seal got rid of all the swirls sealing left to do but Went car wash last night after all this weather n now got swirls top to bottom 
Typical lol
Jay Ali
[quote name='Pete80' timestamp='1359373140' post='231033']


Mist jets hae been added, also ha to get some new lights as my o/s dipped went kaput on friday night, so decided on some Ring Xenons from my local motorfactor must admit they make a difference. Looking at ordering some number plate lights, mudguards and rubber mats next when I get some money
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I got these for mine 2 weeks ago I had leds on there but the led bulbs were all the way round as on these you can see 4 leds each focused straight down
they look amazing on the car n worth it for 2.50 lol

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=290732679882

As for the mud flaps I was thinking of these
Any thoughts would b welcome

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=110903057905
Lenny
[quote name='Jay Ali' timestamp='1359373968' post='231037']


I got these for mine 2 weeks ago I had leds on there but the led bulbs were all the way round as on these you can see 4 leds each focused straight down
they look amazing on the car n worth it for 2.50 lol

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=290732679882

As for the mud flaps I was thinking of these
Any thoughts would b welcome

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=110903057905
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Regarding the flaps,
Their is a guy on here from london who has a mate selling ST/ZetecS mud flaps much the same as those you linked but very much half that price
Here is a link to his profile to pm him:
http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/user/25151-alkyz89/

Ive fitted them over a year ago now and still 100%

[IMG]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image2286.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image2004.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image2009.jpg[/IMG]
Brigante
lol lenny mate whats with the aero?
gforce
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1359390543' post='231139']
lol lenny mate whats with the aero?
[/quote]

*Insert generic 'improved aero-dynamics' joke/pun here, haha.
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1359390543' post='231139']
lol lenny mate whats with the aero?
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Drove down the shops one wet rainy saturday,
Came home, parked the car and found it stuck to the flap just as it is in the image lol
Thought it would be good for advertising Aero mud flaps lol super light weight.
Jay Ali
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1359390543' post='231139']
lol lenny mate whats with the aero?
[/quote]

Hahaha
Jay Ali
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1359377097' post='231047']


Regarding the flaps,
Their is a guy on here from london who has a mate selling ST/ZetecS mud flaps much the same as those you linked but very much half that price
Here is a link to his profile to pm him:
http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/user/25151-alkyz89/

Ive fitted them over a year ago now and still 100%

[IMG]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image2286.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image2004.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/Image2009.jpg[/IMG]
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Thanks for that buddy
Brigante
[quote name='gforce' timestamp='1359391668' post='231147']
*Insert generic 'improved aero-dynamics' joke/pun here, haha.
[/quote]

exactly what i was gonna say lol
focus zetec s black
think genuines sit well not to bad on price too
Lenny
[quote name='focus zetec s black' timestamp='1359406590' post='231256']
think genuines sit well not to bad on price too
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Ford dont manufacture flaps to fit the ZetecS, ST or RS models.
The Genuine flaps ford provide, fit the curve of the bumpers and are 100% quality but only fit models that dont have a body kit fitted.
I once had ford flaps fitted before fitting the ZetecS body kit.
Jay Ali
I was looking for the wide rally look one's


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