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Focus_IRE

Member Since 20 Mar 2012
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#288299 Diy Alloy Wheel Refurbishmnet

Posted by Focus_IRE on 06 September 2013 - 03:30 PM

Right lads latest pic of the alloys, here it is

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Will put more pics up over the weekend, must be washed first lol


#285075 Bus Build Thread!

Posted by Focus_IRE on 26 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

Hey lads,

 

Why is it illegal to use your fogs as DRLs? all new volvos and others have their fogs as DRLs as they can go off when you turn on the headlights which is what I have done using the switcher relay, I cannot see how this can be illegal I may be wrong tho.

 

And another one whats the difference between illegal and unlawful?????

 

Illegal - is a sick bird :D  :P  :D  :P  :D




#284136 Bus Build Thread!

Posted by Focus_IRE on 21 August 2013 - 03:46 PM

Yeah James thats the one, if you wanted you could use you fogs as DRLs as I have done bu the LEDs are a strong light had them on my astra and were the biz.




#284128 Bus Build Thread!

Posted by Focus_IRE on 21 August 2013 - 03:17 PM

Hey james a quick question have you got a switcher relay for your DRLs? This is the switch that when you turn on your dims or whatvever light you have them onnected to that they turn off?

 

The reason I am asking is I have used this in my car to make my fog lights my DRLs, I will upload pics tomorrow to show you.




#284079 Diy Alloy Wheel Refurbishmnet

Posted by Focus_IRE on 21 August 2013 - 11:55 AM

did you sandblast these yourselves, or did you use a third party to do the honours?

 

I sandblasted them myself mate using a hand sandblast at a workshop of one of my friends. Seriously time consuming didnt realise that it would take so long.




#284016 Diy Alloy Wheel Refurbishmnet

Posted by Focus_IRE on 21 August 2013 - 07:02 AM

looking good so far and cant wait to see the end result and colour

 

Thanks Mate :)

 

 

yes as above, you are teasing us with the colour :lol:

 

Thanks mate, ah all the exciement is in the finished product :)   :ph34r:

 

 

Silver car so I would say, Satin Black or Gloss Grey or the Standard Silver

 

Would be an idea for people with silver cars mate :ph34r:  :P




#283856 My Cheap Focus Rebuild

Posted by Focus_IRE on 20 August 2013 - 03:38 PM

If you wanted to get those stains out yourself mate what you should use is AutoGlym Hi Foam interior shampoo, it comes in an aerosol and its cheap and lasts for ages mate so itll save you having to go to the valeters the whole time ;)




#283738 Diy Alloy Wheel Refurbishmnet

Posted by Focus_IRE on 20 August 2013 - 07:04 AM

Looking good so far ;)

 

Thanks mate hope they'll look good at the end tho :huh:  ;)

 

 

Having done this myself I can appreciate how much effort has to go in to get them looking great.

Are you using aerosols or a spray gun?

 

There is a bit of work involved as you do know mate. I am using aerosols mate as I am used to using them especially on the car, never used a spray gun so I said I'd steer clear lol ;)  

 

 

Looking good. I once did this on an old MGBGT ended up having to hand paint them cause of the different colours but if you are doing one colour that should make them easier.

 

I am doing the inside of the alloy in black but painting it on as in using hammerite for a good gloss finish but also durable :)




#283557 Diy Alloy Wheel Refurbishmnet

Posted by Focus_IRE on 19 August 2013 - 03:04 PM

Right I said I'd set up a project log of me refurbishing a set of alloys which I got. I got all 4 alloys, centre caps and the lug nuts all for a 100 Euro,Therse are genuine 16" Fird Alloys which came off a Mondeo.

 

Here are the condition of the wheels as I got them When I removed the tyres.

 

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First step last saturday was to remove all the laquer and top coat form the alloys so that entailed going sandblasting them and here is the result.

 

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So that is what I have done so far I have also bought all the paint but wont disclose the colour until the pics are ready :ph34r:  :ph34r:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




#282375 Vinyl Wrapping A Mk2 Spoiler And Other Bits

Posted by Focus_IRE on 14 August 2013 - 04:06 PM

HI Mate, if you look at my spoiler I also did it, I did manage to do it in one piece but left the open ends not visable as they are towards the roof side of the soiler which cannot be seen but a brillant effort mate keep up the good work.




#282363 Im Leaving Guys But,,,,,,,

Posted by Focus_IRE on 14 August 2013 - 03:29 PM

Sorry to hear your leaving Mike mate, how much are oyu looking for the garage door bud?




#276651 Calliper Colours

Posted by Focus_IRE on 22 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

Yes its Ford Sea Grey , when i bought the alloys they was in a real bad way with loads of curbing and they was white ! this pic was the best one ,but got them refurbed and sprayed and they look good against the panther black of the car 

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They look really well mate, I am getting alloys this eve that need to be refurbed so I am going doing it myself so was looking for a nice grey colour to go against the moondust silver car.




#276632 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Focus_IRE on 22 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

Fitted mine the weeekend, I removed all the wipers and trims etc and was all back together with EGR blanked 20minutes later. A noticable different alright a great throttle response and picks up quicker wohooo :)

 

Lenny A++ for the guide mate




#275798 My Focus Mk 2

Posted by Focus_IRE on 18 July 2013 - 10:25 AM

Thinking of doing the same myself, I am goin blanking the ger this weekend also and was thinking eith green cotton or induction kit!




#275793 Calliper Colours

Posted by Focus_IRE on 18 July 2013 - 10:08 AM

Gary,

 

I am looking forward to the refurb myself ha as I got quoted €340 to do the full refurb on the alloys form a local supplier also and i think that is crazy as I could have alloys bought, refurbed and brand new tyres on for that price :)