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#1 TDCiST

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:17 AM

This isn't exactly a project thread, as I'm not planning on anything huge! But I do have some small things planned for the car, so will use this to keep everyone updated!

The things include:


- Twin Reverse Light Conversion - Half Way Through........
- Colour Code Fog Surrounds
- Colour Code Bonnet Lip
- iPod integration for stereo (not sure how yet... but I'm researching!) Not iPod but MP3 USB Stick... As Good As...
- Footwell Lighting For FREE!! Result
- Twin Boot Lights
- ST Upper Grille
- Zetec S/ST Lower Grille Conversion

Obviously some of these already have guides written, but if I come across one that hasn't (Like the Twin Reverse, for the Mk2.5) I'll do one!

Also, being a keen photographer, ill also bung the odd picture up here, and also keep it up to date with meets I attend with my other owners forum, that may be of interest to others here!

So to start! a bit of history!!

First Ford I owned, was a 1.4CVH Fiesta Freestyle... which for some reason i cant find any photos of!

My Second was the Mk1.5 Focus Edge 1.8TDCi 115..
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Had ST170 Cosmetics (Lower Grille with TDCi Badge on, Headlights, Foglights), colour coded front grille surround, Twin Reverse Light Conversion, De Badged, Mondeo ST Rear Badge.
Dragon CRDII Tuning Box, see graphs above, gained about 10bhp and 40lbft! I knw not as good as a map, but we all make rookie mistakes when young lol!
K&N Panel Filter.
I had some ST170 alloys too, that i bought about a month before things went wrong!

Loved this car, still do! I hope whoever bought it at the auction does her proud, and makes a nice little project from her!

And Now, Because the last one met an untimely demise at my busiest time of year!! I bought my new one!
The 1.6TDCi 110 Zetec S.

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Hopefully this one should last me similiar if not longer than the last!!

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#2 jeebowhite

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:35 PM

Sounds like you have a few plans there so all the best to you! look forward to seeing your car evolving!

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:54 PM

Well I think I've finally decided on what cosmetically I'm going to do with the car...

The front will be treated to some 3M carbon effect Vinyl, on the bonnet lip, and silver fog bezels. The fog surrounds may go panther black, to match the car.

It will get full DMB carbon effect gel overlays for the ford badges, and I'm also thinking of carbon effecting the rear diffuser/splitter... Unsure on that at the moment tho..

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:25 PM

plans sounds good mate

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:28 PM

Yeah, just trying to work out how to vinyl the diffuser... lol its gonna take a lot of swearing, hairdrying and probably a lot of wasted vinyl lol!!

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:42 PM

Does the grey part come away from the rest of the bumper? If not you need to be wary of putting on the vinyl then coz with any form of pressure washing the water will get under it on any edge thats exposed and lift it. Its ok on the bonnet lip as you can take it off and fold round the back of it therefore not leaving any edges exposed to lifting

#7 TDCiST

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:46 PM

Yeah i had that thought... i may just spray it darker grey, to kind of match the Carbon... we shall see! lol

Ill experiment, i'm not afraid to do that.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:38 PM

Ordered my DMB Carbon-Silver badges today... gone for the full set, Bonnet, Boot, Alloys and Steering Wheel! all for £26!

Will be with me soon, and ill fit them asap! Should look good against the black.

Next step is to order the Carbon Effect Vinyl to do the bonnet lip!

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

Well the new toy arrived!

This is after about 2 minutes... not sure if the foam isn't thick enough... Any tips would be gratefully received!

Also, i think i need a slightly alkali one, as the PH neutral didnt seem to remove much in the way of traffic film. Or maybe its just the fact it was my first time! And i need to work on my mixture/technique!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

Lol, what does the snow foam do exactly? is it just meant to help clean your car (replacement or additive to the shampoo?)

#11 TDCiST

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:51 PM

Its a pre-cleaner... So removes surface film and grit etc, to reduce swirls and scratches when washing your car.

You can see what comes of when its dripping onto the floor, but once i had rinsed it, there was still a heavy soil of crud on the rear of the car. However a slightly more alkali foam may help here... Or maybe my foam wasnt the right consistency so didnt dwell long enough...

I'll get it right after a few attempts!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:29 PM

My 7 DMB Badges are now in my possession!!

Gonna stick them on tomorrow! Pics will follow!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

hi mate sorry i didnt get to your topic sooner... iv got the full dmb badge set and found the alloy ones to be a nightmare... i spent ages on them.
i cleaned the car first and dryed it all off, then cleaned the badges with methalated spirits then rubbed dry again.
i then used a hair dryer to pre-warm the badges, both new and existing and stil found they didnt stick properly.
mayeb i had a dodgy batch, but because the wheel badges are not recessed like the front and rear they are exposed to the elements and the wind and rain whilst driving.
i have since removed mine as i was having to push the edges down before setting off on a trip lol
hope you have more luck with yours!! let us know how you get on...

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:30 PM

Ah i see... I'll keep that in mind, tbh i'm not sure if ill stick over the top or actually remove the ford ones and just put these in there place. Ill let you know!!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:31 PM

i didnt know if the badges on the wheels could be removed... but the overlays did look good but obviously wernt to be

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not the best of pictures but gives you and idea... like i said let me know how you get on... and dont be shy with the hair dryer/heat gun you need them fairly hot.

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