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#352656 Changing Alloys Help 15 To 17"

Posted by Marcr1 on 10 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

They should be a straight swap and no the brakes won't be a problem, you'll only really notice a slightly harder ride to be honest :)

#349093 Ford Fiesta Mk7 Exhaust - St, Metal, S1600

Posted by Marcr1 on 30 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

Ah just realised you've got the newer zs than me - mine has 2 exhausts, just hidden under the bumper, so not sure how I'd get away with the tip you got. Let me know your thoughts and if I'm just being thick!! Looks really good though mate


Wouldn't you just get a tip for each tip?

#348807 Ford Fiesta Mk7 Exhaust - St, Metal, S1600

Posted by Marcr1 on 29 March 2014 - 11:03 PM

If all else fails why don't you get the tip covers? They're only about £20

#340365 Bye Bye Fiesta

Posted by Marcr1 on 08 March 2014 - 09:27 PM

Thanks :) You never know it could pop up again on the forum sometime!

#340002 Bye Bye Fiesta

Posted by Marcr1 on 07 March 2014 - 11:01 PM

Last year I put a deposit down on a new car. I was starting to fall out of love with my Fiesta.. It had a few niggling problems, costly on petrol and I felt as though I'd grown out of the car and it's looks.
I didn't really care for my car like I used, maybe washing it once a month, but I couldn't hand it over in a state so made a good effort in bringing it back to it's former glory....
I couldn't help but smile when the dealer said it's the cleanest car he's ever had in as part exchange!
My new 2014 Audi A3 Sport, 1.4 TFSI Cylinder on demand....
Few pics at the dealer:
The car was clean but I wanted to add my own mark to it:
Managed to get a decent detail in:
1. Wash down alloys with Wheel woolies, EZ brush and a wash mitt
2. Iron X alloys
3. Bilberry wheel cleaner
4. Dry off alloys
5. Seal alloys with 2 coats of Fk1000p
6. Repeat above process on exhaust
7. Snowfoam bodywork
8. Pressure wash off snowfoam and any loose contaminents
9. Iron X bodywork
9. Clay bodywork
11. Dry car with new wolly mammoth drying towel (Amazing!)
12. Hand polish with Megs Ultimate compound (Couldn't be bothered with the DA)
13. 2 coats of Autoglym HD wax
14. Windows polished and sealed with a mixture of G1 and G5
15. Quick wipedown with a QD.
Very happy with the results:
I didn't clean the interior but thought I'd pop some pics up:
I'm so happy with the car, it's everything I wanted to be and more. The way it puts the power down is so effortless, the car is smooth across the bumpiest of roads and the interior is a classy affair. Everything fits as it should and has a solid feel to it.
I'll still be hanging around the forum as I have always liked Ford's and we have a few in the family :)

#322933 Show Us Your Rear...

Posted by Marcr1 on 17 January 2014 - 06:59 PM


#316247 Choosing Alloys.

Posted by Marcr1 on 30 December 2013 - 07:17 PM

These  :wub:  1sal.jpg

#316238 St Exhaust - Cleaning?

Posted by Marcr1 on 30 December 2013 - 07:05 PM

+1 for wire wool, works amazingly well. I also use Auto Finesse metal polish

#294710 Time To Say Goodbye!

Posted by Marcr1 on 05 October 2013 - 09:45 PM


what !!! you have to wait best part of six months,i'm sorry but i would have walked straight out of the show room,






There's a few optional extras that I wanted added and the model is relatively new out and there's a backlog of orders.  A lot of people have waited the same if not longer for the new Fiesta when that arrived, especially the ST


I've also said to myself for years I wanted an A3 so needs must   :)

#294690 Time To Say Goodbye!

Posted by Marcr1 on 05 October 2013 - 09:04 PM

Cheers both, my brother has a Fiesta if that still counts  :lol:

#294685 Time To Say Goodbye!

Posted by Marcr1 on 05 October 2013 - 08:53 PM

I put down my deposit on a brand new Audi A3 sport this afternoon  :D. I felt like moving onwards from Ford, I've had a few now and wanted a bit of German refinement and engineering. 


Took it for a test drive and it blew me away. It can't be classed with my lil fez which I'll miss. 


Only downside is delivery date due March 14  :huh:


I'll be sticking around even after I take delivery as it's a good crowd here. Pics to follow.....  :lol:

#290156 Always Comes In Three's

Posted by Marcr1 on 14 September 2013 - 04:56 PM

Actually I was having fun teasing the guy.
I reckon he's been punished enough having to drive the Insignia ;)


I'd rather the jail time  :lol:

#287515 Total Noob At Car Detailing Wanting Info Please!

Posted by Marcr1 on 03 September 2013 - 10:09 PM

A full detail will take me around 8-10 hours and that's literally non stop :P


To start you'd want a DA polishing machine, they're easier to use and a lot less chance of doing any damage to the paint. Two popular models are the Meguiars G220v2 (which I have) and the Das6 /Das6Pro. Both very good machines.


A normal wash will involve two buckets,

Pressure wash the car to remove as much dirt as possible

Snow foam the car and let run for around 10 minutes, whilst cleaning panel gaps and grill with a detailing brush

Pressure wash all the remaining foam off


Start washing the car with a washmitt, starting at the top and working your way down.

I usually do the roof and windows, pressure wash the suds off

then the back

then the front

followed by each side


Also keep spraying the car to keep it wet in between every stage to stop it drying - thus avoiding water spots


You should wash off the mitt on a regular basis, inspecting the mitt for any contaminants stuck in the wool, picking them out and washing it to remove them (sometimes even spray it with the pressure washer :P )


Then for the alloys, Wheel woolies to get behind the alloy, then an old wash mitt to clean the face of the alloy. 


Following the two bucket method again.


For drying the car I also have a Karcher wet vac for windows which is amazing!


To dry the body I use a thick plush drying towel and pat the car dry, no rubbing dry as you increase the chances of swirl marks.


Hope all this helps, 


If you want any more info on a correction detail then let me know



#286695 Total Noob At Car Detailing Wanting Info Please!

Posted by Marcr1 on 01 September 2013 - 10:04 PM

-Two buckets with grit guards
-Pressure washer with autobrite snow foam lance and snow foam
-auto finesse lather shampoo
-Marguairs lambs wool wash mitt
-wheel woolies(alloy wheel brushes)

When detailing I use
-autofinesse all purpose cleaner
-iron x
-meguiars clay kit
-meguiars ultimate compound/auto finesse rejuvenate
-Autoglym super resin polish
-(I have a dual action polishing machine for removing swirls but I'm not sure if this is the route you want to go down?)

-Poorboys black hole glaze
-autofinesse desire/meguiars liquid wax/autofinesse tough coat(sealant)
-meguiars glass cleaner
-autofinesse trim revive
-finishkare 1000p / autofinesse mint rims for sealing the alloys.
-autofinesse metal polish for the exhausts.

Uh I think that just about covers the main products I use.

Sorry if it looks a mess I've used my phone :)

#286310 Wind Deflectors

Posted by Marcr1 on 31 August 2013 - 10:30 AM

Not the best pics but theres a couple here: