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Preee
Well i'm going to make a build thread this time for my Mk3 with the little jobs i will be doing.
Focus Titanium X (150)
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I have so far fitted Smd Leds to the two boots lights , plug and play and made a massive difference in colour and lighting in there.

Today i started my brake Calipers in Blue , prefer them to be blue as its a better contrast against the Frozen White. So far looks great but i have still to do the rear disc's so i will upload pictures when its finished.
Lenny
Looking good mate,
Look forward to seeing the calipers and updates on this beautiful motor.
Sport Rider
Excellent Motor Preee (Says he green with envy) looking forward to the progress you make with subtle yet useful mods
salsheikh
nice choice of colour Paul, white stays cleaner looking for longer than any other colour and looks brill once washed and polished.looking forward to the updates on your car...remap, remap, remap lol!
Preee
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1348337803' post='207778']
Looking good mate,
Look forward to seeing the calipers and updates on this beautiful motor.
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Cheers Lenny
[quote name='Sport Rider' timestamp='1348386535' post='207879']
Excellent Motor Preee (Says he green with envy) looking forward to the progress you make with subtle yet useful mods
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Cheers Rider i hope i find some interesting additions.
[quote name='salsheikh' timestamp='1348403844' post='207908']
nice choice of colour Paul, white stays cleaner looking for longer than any other colour and looks brill once washed and polished.looking forward to the updates on your car...remap, remap, remap lol!
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Thanks Sal. Remap hmmmmmm not any time soon me think's , TBH it does not need it and at my age i might frighten myself haha.A Gain of about 30bhp is what they say for the (150) putting it the same as the ZS. Maybe when the warranty expires :).
Preee
Finished the Calipers not bad for my first attempt never done them before and i like the blue against the White , finished just in time as it started raining.Greased up all the Wheel nuts and back plates before i put the wheels back on i had hell of a job getting one of the wheels off.
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salsheikh
thats looks so much better Paul. no suprise about the rust!
Preee
[quote name='salsheikh' timestamp='1348416682' post='207941']
thats looks so much better Paul. no suprise about the rust!
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Thanks Sal
Yeah the front NS wheel was jammed on and had to thrash it off , even tried lowing the jack but it still would not budge.
artscot79
i hear you had that on many a ford why the heck they cant just grease them up is beyond me ive even seen ford have to replace a shed load of stuff as the wheel was stuck solid love the colour nice and crisp
Preee
Thanks artscot , I'm glad I picked blue over the red. Yeah wheel was a pain to get off and took full weight of car and rubber mallet before it gave up. No way would I have got it off at the road side.
jimrex
I'm following this thread with interest Pree - I'm hoping you will inspire me to do some more to my car ;)

I really want to paint my brake calipers (and the drums on the back - wish I had disks!)... I want red to go with my black car - considered blue like yours to go with the backlighting, but don't think it'll go on a black car. Looks awesome on white though. Obviously the drums would be black and not the dirty rusty colour they are at the moment!

Keep up the good work :)
artscot79
black and either yellow or green woulld look nice ide go more towards the green but red would work a nice red
Preee
[quote name='jimrex' timestamp='1348488199' post='208044']
I'm following this thread with interest Pree - I'm hoping you will inspire me to do some more to my car ;)

I really want to paint my brake calipers (and the drums on the back - wish I had disks!)... I want red to go with my black car - considered blue like yours to go with the backlighting, but don't think it'll go on a black car. Looks awesome on white though. Obviously the drums would be black and not the dirty rusty colour they are at the moment!

Keep up the good work :)
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It's crazy just to see how much rush there is around there , you would think Ford would either grease them or at least blow them over with a little paint.
Green would look nice against the Black. i have seen a few yellow on black cars thats looks ok as well.

Here's the Paint i used from Fleabay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200732979222?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_1554wt_932
Oxide
Looks great Preee, I might take the plunge eventually and get mine in red (black car) might have to wait for a while though.

Really like the look of the blue against white, great choice!
Preee
[quote name='Oxide' timestamp='1348578143' post='208300']
Looks great Preee, I might take the plunge eventually and get mine in red (black car) might have to wait for a while though.

Really like the look of the blue against white, great choice!
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Thanks Oxide , not had much chance to admire them with all this darn rain
Oxide
Good 'ol British weather. I know what you mean considering I don't even have a garage to put my car in
Stoney871
Red with black looks sharp.
Preee
Fitted today clear rear brake light , brought from Foci.
Matches in better than the old red light.

Removed two hex screws , pull forward, disconnect rear washer tube , reconnect washer tube to new light , slide back in and replace the hex screws , 2 minute job :)

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Brigante
Looks loads better mate ;)
Foci_st3
See told ya it would look a lot better than red.
Preee
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1351367332' post='213982']
Looks loads better mate ;)
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Cheers Brigante
[quote name='Foci_st3' timestamp='1351367533' post='213984']
See told ya it would look a lot better than red.
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Yes Foci , matches in well.
k13r4n
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1348489716' post='208049']
black and either yellow or green woulld look nice ide go more towards the green but red would work a nice red
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Yellow would be very unique but I agree green would be sick
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1351365511' post='213978']
Fitted today clear rear brake light , brought from Foci.
Matches in better than the old red light.

Removed two hex screws , pull forward, disconnect rear washer tube , reconnect washer tube to new light , slide back in and replace the hex screws , 2 minute job :)

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Looks much better and cleaner mate.
Preee
Cheers Lenny , i think so too :), small job inbetween finishing the Kitchen . i will be glad when its all done
Brigante
You still not finished the kitchen mate? How much you got left to do?
Big_dom91
Preee

Quick question iv never done nottin like that before but my focus is black an id like to paint my front callipers red, do you take the caliper off whilst painting and if so is it easy to put back on and that ?
artscot79
you dont need to take them off i dont careful masking and brush paint with a good set of artist type brushes does the job just as well removing is a pain in the backend
Preee
[quote name='Big_dom91' timestamp='1351520537' post='214262']
Preee

Quick question iv never done nottin like that before but my focus is black an id like to paint my front callipers red, do you take the caliper off whilst painting and if so is it easy to put back on and that ?
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Did not take them off , the only part i removed was the spring and used a small brush , gave them 2 coats of paint.
Preee
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1351459730' post='214190']
You still not finished the kitchen mate? How much you got left to do?
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All i have left now is grout the tile's on the floor , fit the kick boards and a small amount of Sealing around edges.Only had one week off so now back at work i'm having to wait until the weekend for the final bits , but not far from finishing.then i have to fit the old kitchen into my gagrage , but that won't take too long.
Brigante
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1351523894' post='214273']


All i have left now is grout the tile's on the floor , fit the kick boards and a small amount of Sealing around edges.Only had one week off so now back at work i'm having to wait until the weekend for the final bits , but not far from finishing.then i have to fit the old kitchen into my gagrage , but that won't take too long.
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Fair play mate. If there wasn't the distance I'd pop round n finish it off for you while you was at work lol.
Big_dom91
Cheers think im gunna paint mine with a brush instead of spray paint like :)
Preee
:rolleyes: Just brought a Zetec S spoiler , it's in primed condition , should arrive this Tuesday so i will check it for fit first and then shop around getting it Sprayed.

hmmm not going to be easy hiding it from her in doors haha :D
Brigante
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1361125005' post='236631']
hmmm not going to be easy hiding it from her in doors haha :D
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Good luck with that mate ;)
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1361125005' post='236631']
:rolleyes: Just brought a Zetec S spoiler , it's in primed condition , should arrive this Tuesday so i will check it for fit first and then shop around getting it Sprayed.

hmmm not going to be easy hiding it from her in doors haha :D
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Excellent news mate,
Look forward to the results,
Does the mk3 have an existing spoiler to be removed and replaced with the ZS one,
Or does it fit to the boot as an extra instead of a replacment?
Preee
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1361126438' post='236646']
Excellent news mate,
Look forward to the results,
Does the mk3 have an existing spoiler to be removed and replaced with the ZS one,
Or does it fit to the boot as an extra instead of a replacment?
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Yes it has an existing spoiler which i will remove and keep safe , for if i ever sell the car , i will then sell the spoiler on :)

Just got to find a decent garage to spray it now.
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1361126981' post='236653']

Yes it has an existing spoiler which i will remove and keep safe , for if i ever sell the car , i will then sell the spoiler on :)

Just got to find a decent garage to spray it now.
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I know the guy who done my parts would spray it for 80euro if its cheaper to post over and help out the recession give me a bell lol
Preee
I will shop around Lenny , it would cost me at least 50 to post each way :)
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1361132958' post='236682']
I will shop around Lenny , it would cost me at least 50 to post each way :)
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No prob, just sayin
Preee
I doubt I will be able to get it sprayed as cheap as yours though :)
TDCiST
Don't fancy it yourself?? I bought the spray gun and borrowed works compressor... The bought proper paint for my stuff and the finish is great!! All in all cost about 60-70
Preee
[quote name='TDCiST' timestamp='1361136401' post='236709']
Don't fancy it yourself?? I bought the spray gun and borrowed works compressor... The bought proper paint for my stuff and the finish is great!! All in all cost about £60-70
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If i had the Spray gun and compressor i would love to have a go :) , but alas i don't, and spray cans probably won't give me a decent enough finish , i will prep it though and rub it down ready for them to just spray .
Preee
Spoiler has arrived , now the search starts for a body shop to get it Sprayed , i can't beleive how light it is i though it would be heavy.

Preee
Wife - So are you fitting "Your" new spoiler later <<<< Sacastic Glare
Me - No
Wife - Why Not ?
Me - It's the wrong colour
Wife - what do you mean it's the wrong colour , why did you not get the right colour?
Me - because ! thats how they come delivered and you get them Sprayed !
Wife - Well how much is that going to cost ? <<<<<< now looking like she wants to hang me
Me - ow £20 tops <<<<<<< walks away with cheesey grin :)
Scorer1uk
Ha ha, classic! Looking forward to seeing the result mate.
Foci_st3

As per message dude as I couldn't remember the underneath properly, there are 7 bolts which are covered- 3 in the middle and 2 either side. The locating lugs slide into the rectangle shape bits, the foam strip runs between those 2 ridges which will but up to the rear window when fitted, also there should be 2 small clear silicon bits which sit on the corner of the spoiler that comes close to the rear quarter once fitted. You will also have a bit of aero tape which is supposed to be used to protect the paint from rubbing on the spoiler if you don't go for a stubby arial. Part number 1695481 for a dab arial mast.
superpipstar
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1361382383' post='237340']
Wife - So are you fitting "Your" new spoiler later <<<< Sacastic Glare
Me - No
Wife - Why Not ?
Me - It's the wrong colour
Wife - what do you mean it's the wrong colour , why did you not get the right colour?
Me - because ! thats how they come delivered and you get them Sprayed !
Wife - Well how much is that going to cost ? <<<<<< now looking like she wants to hang me
Me - ow £20 tops <<<<<<< walks away with cheesey grin :)
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ha ha Legend!
Stoney871
That's obviously 20 in wife pounds?
jeebowhite
lol... woman just dont understand the value of modifications, they dont seem to be able to seperate themselves from dealership prices!
Lenny
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1361381664' post='237331']
Spoiler has arrived , now the search starts for a body shop to get it Sprayed , i can't beleive how light it is i though it would be heavy.


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Looks excellent preee,
Look forward to the finished results mate,
Colour codeing is cheaper than any hair dressers with the same level of transformation on the body.
;)
jeebowhite
Modifications vs spoilers:

1) Mods last longer
2) Mods once made are less likely to want to be changed
3) Mods are more likely to get a second glance by men and woman
4) You can take a pair of scissors to do your own modification, and if you mess it up, you dont have to wait 3 weeks for it to grow back!
5) Mods are less likely to fade
6) Mods are cheaper by the time they have hit 6 months, than all the haircuts the woman folk have been had in the meantime
7) Mods dont get complained aboout when they get washed and its all gone curly, and you just wasted several pounds getting it done
8) Mods dont require up to an hour or two to be prepared before you go out.

...Too much mods Bias....

1) Hair grows back if its damaged, and doesnt need to be replaced (unless your called Wayne Rooney...)
2)... struggling now... HELP!


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