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#1 Pete80

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

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

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Autofinesse Touch Coat showing some excellent beading

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Reflection shot

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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

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:54 PM

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!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

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!

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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

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:24 PM

Looking good mate, my old wheels look nice on your motor!

Very tidy detail job too :)

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:27 PM

Looking good mate, my old wheels look nice on your motor!

Very tidy detail job too :)


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

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:51 PM

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.


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:44 PM

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.


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

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:47 PM

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.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:06 PM

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

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:17 PM

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

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:29 PM

Blackcircles did me my tyre at £85 for a Falken :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

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:

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

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.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

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.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

Lenny you have a Montune badge on ur motor care to explain

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