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What Have You Done With Your Car Today?

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De- tangoed the door mirror repeaters-

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Managed to remove my dash fascia today, getting colour coded in gloss black to match the other bits I've been doing. *Notice the aircon panel? My handy work :) .

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Sprayed my car in quite possibly the worst smelling cleaning product in the history of breathing kind.

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Right, heard loads about this 'detango' the lights stuff. Has anyone got any before/after pictures? Is it legal?

Also with DRL's... is that changing it from the dull DRL (basically a small light) to bright LED's like an audi or something?

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basically taking out the ugly orange indicator bulbs and puttin in some chrome bulbs or something alike, that when they light up they are orange. I got the

osram diadem ones for the front back and wingmirrors:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=osram+diadem+&FORM=AWIR#view=detail&id=96EA6669997163F51F68C8AB3E534640983BB6B0&selectedIndex=0

there are other brands

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Got my sprayed dash plastics done and dusted about 10mins ago :) .

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Not perfect, but I'm happy :D .

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De- tangoed the door mirror repeaters-

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Looks good!

I fitted LED's to mine, same look but you get the sharpness from the LED flash...

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How do you changed the bulbs on the mirrors and what bulbs do you get

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look in your manual and youll find how =). Its a matter of taking off the plastic shell on the irror and after that you buy the bulbs. I cnt remember what type =(

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How do you changed the bulbs on the mirrors and what bulbs do you get

I think it's just a standard sidelight bulb ? 501 ?

Try this website: www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk .

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You need something like these-

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Took the ST for a Mountune, would still hope they manage to get 240bhp out of the girl, that way I'll be totally happy without having to void the ole warranty :P

Has the ZS fitted with the Mountune badge! It's in my cup holder because the one that came with had no sticky -.- ordered a new one for me :P

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Took my 17s off and took them to the strippers :( now my car looks horrible because its in 15s and 2 of them are flat had that many people stare at it as they drove past

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Clarky, I clay barred machine polished with Meg's ultimate compound and a medium pad, followed with Meg's #7 glaze and finished with a coat of collonite 845. It's stunning gives better reflection than some black cars I've detailed.

I thought about getting a machine polish done, does it remove some of the clearcoat and protection of the paint? Sorry if its a stupid question :)

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Not if done properly, you'll only remove a few microns. And if Clayed polished and waxed to you'll be better protected than the day it left the factory.

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Hit some oil on a country road and went around a corner Need for Speed style. Man points earned for the day.

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Hit some oil on a country road and went around a corner Need for Speed style. Man points earned for the day.

And probably some brown underwear too ? ;)

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And probably some brown underwear too ? ;)

It was actually quite enjoyable lol, was like, 'Damn I bet that looked good,' when if honest if anyone had been around to see it, would have probably been wiped off the planet >_>

Was quite a fair amount of oil dropped, not sure how it all managed to get there.

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Hi all. Newbie and first post, but a regular visitor to the site so decided to take the plunge and register!. My only other previous ford was a red D reg XR2, in its day a crackin/fun little car to drive, my 'NOW' ford is Panther black Zetec S which I have to say drives BRILLLL!. Even at the ripe ol' age of 44 I feel I should add a few subtle understated refinements, less is more!.

1) Debadged the rear, leaving the Ford badge.

2) Replaced front/rear badges with black/chrome DMB gel overlays

3) Replaced ford wheel centres with silver/black DMB gel overlays

4) Fitted Climair deflectors

5) Manufactured bracket from stainless steel and mounted Ford S badge to front grill.

6) Added red stitching to Ford mats

7) Lockwood 'S' doorsills

I would like to fit mud flaps but not keen on the rally type myself and I guess there arent any standard mudflaps that can be fitted to an 'S' model, ideas welcome.

I do have a new black/red DMB gel overlay if anybody wants it, I was going to fit it to the steering wheel but changed my mind. I also have a second mounting bracket for the Ford 'S' badge if someone wants it, local please as dont want to post, Brum.

Cheers guys

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What brackets do you need for the s badge

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There isnt a standard bracket, that I am aware of, so I designed/made a bracket myself. Originally purchased a Ford S badge with a sticky back from ebay and made the bracket to suit. The bracket I had made clips over the grill, primed and painted matt black.

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Do you have a pick

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Pumped tyres and added more screenwash in the pouring rain. I was soaked by the time I had finished!

Driving to Scotland tomorrrow and staying on an estate called Ellary, near Lochgilphead, Argyll :)

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