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#46 qtcbd

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:27 PM

Haz... sorry to sound like a typical blonde... but your last post.... went straight over my head.... stoney, I may buy a haynes manual, as much as my mum encouraged us to be independent, some things I think men are probably more useful for :D

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:36 PM

I firmly believe in equality.
It's amazing what i've learned about my car since joining this forum.
Saying that though, there are a lot of things i will gladly leave to a Garage.
At least if they !Removed! it up they have to fix it.
If i !Removed! it up i incur the wrath of my wife.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:39 PM

PMSL!!!! haha ok ok fair enough, yeah thing is, I'm a perfectionist and things need to be done properly I hate "bodging" and "half a job bob" type of people lol like if they break something they just try and cover it up, even if you can;t see it I'd still know it was broken :( so hence why I don't trust a lot of people fiddling about with my car! lol

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:48 PM

Find a good garage with mechanics that take pride in their work.
Theres only one place i trust to do my car and they have never let me down.
One of my brothers in law owns a garage and i wouldn't trust him to butter toast.
He cocked up an old Honda i had a few years ago, it was a cracking car with a small leak in the inlet manifold gasket and he did such a bad job of replacing the gasket i ended up selling the car in frustration.
Worryingly enough my parents still go to him (out of loyalty i suppose), despite my warnings.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:55 PM

that is pretty bad :( thing is it feels like everyone is just out to make a quick buck now, a family friend ripped me off 1200 quid for some stuff i had done to my astra, how he left my motor??? with the keys on the wheel and his son text me to say he'd gone to america (presumably with my money) to continue his american muscle import business...... was not happy but couldn't do anything :(, ever since I've been kinda weary.... finding a good mechanic is hard these days! grrrrr

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:00 PM

A lot of garages play on people who aren't clued up about cars.
Best thing is to read up on your car and when you go to a garage ask relevant questions.
Once they realise you know your stuff they don't try it on.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:03 PM

yeah thats good advice, I thought I'd just stcik with ford as I have a service and mot plan with them (wont need its first mot till end of next year anyway but still), n the guy seemed alright when I was buying it (obviously) but I just assume if its with them I can't go wrong.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:18 PM

If you've got good service with a Main Dealer then fair enough.
Ford are more expensive than independent garages but if they are good to you then it's worth it.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:00 AM

yeah my sidelight led's i presume are the same as yours? and pree I don't think I trust anyone of my friends near my car, if they're doing stuff to theirs thats cool but then if they !Removed! it up, it's their car... lol


I'll happily do the drls for you. That way, if they go wrong, I should be able to learn from my mistakes before I put them on mine.

Let me know either way.

I'm pretty good with screwdrivers, built an Ikea shoe box yesterday in about 3 hours!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:07 AM

Hi Cheryl,

call me Sal, Sheikh is my surname and I cant change my username on here :unsure:
I'm lucky cos my old man is a mechanic but when it comes to fiddling/modifying he tells us (i have 2 brothers) off, he used to have a red Capri and he hand painted a white starsky and hutch stripe on it :o he sadly now drives a toyota corrolla which we call the pimp mobile (its hideous) and sometimes i have to borrow it :ph34r:

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:13 AM

PMSL sal!!! well if its a means to an end I wouldn't complain! although thats kinda like asking me to go out with my hair looking messy because my hairdryer broke (probably because I used it debadging me car and heating gel overlays ;)) and gav that is a very nice offer :) I will take you up on it :) although I'm not liking the whole, if it goes wrong you can learn from it for when you do yours? lool how about you do yours first then you can do mine in next to no time ;) lol

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:36 AM

That's no fun babes.

If it goes wrong, it goes wrong on your car.

How about me flip a coin on it. Winner does it on the other persons car?

Heads I win, tails you lose?

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:40 AM

Gels look great. going to get a set myself. car looks great too. like how you got the chrome trimmings inside on door. looks great.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:06 AM

hey thanks ash! you will all be please to know.... I just debadged my car.... that's right! alll by myself!!! hahaha heres a little piccy for you all :) oh and gav.... REALLY????? how about I flip the coin, heads I win.... :o would you look at that! I win! now go do your drl's :D

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:12 AM

it won't let me upload my picture! :( but I've done it I swear! how do you attatch an image on these posts??

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