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#471882 Which Wind Deflectors For Mk7

Posted by Marcr1 on Yesterday, 08:52 PM

You've got to think car's aren't designed to have things stuck in their window channels. There's always bound to me little niggles. Is the bulging really that bad? Will it ever break anything? Probably not. How long do you plan on keeping the car? I've had deflectors on cars for years and there's never been any issues 

#469566 Vinyl Wrapping (Chrome Under Windows + Boot Strip)

Posted by Marcr1 on 25 March 2015 - 04:09 PM

Yeah I know what you mean, It's super stretchy. The 3M stuff is the best, but it's 2 -3 x more expensive than the cheaper ebay stuff. You do have to be careful not to over stretch the vinyl though as it will shrink over time, meaning you'll have to re do it 

#469462 Vinyl Wrapping (Chrome Under Windows + Boot Strip)

Posted by Marcr1 on 25 March 2015 - 11:41 AM

Workshops will charge you a lot! I enquired about having my wing mirrors done and they wanted anything from £80-£110. So I thought I'll give it a go myself and it's really easy.

Just heat the vinyl and place it where you want. Squeegie the bubbles out and cut with a blade.


Here's some pics:









I did also play around with silver, but ultimately preferred the black






That's the joy, you can buy a big roll for <£20 and if you mess it up or don't like it, just peel it off and start again

#463134 Which Wind Deflectors For Mk7

Posted by Marcr1 on 09 March 2015 - 03:37 PM


You're right, googled it and found a few examples of Climairs causing scratches. Now I'm undecided lol. Are the Hekos easy to fit, and do the clips or deflectors stick on with glue or something?


They're super easy. You don't really need clips for them to fit. But I've used them anyway. They just slot up in the window channel, I used a credit card to push them up



Watch that ^

#463085 Which Wind Deflectors For Mk7

Posted by Marcr1 on 09 March 2015 - 02:32 PM

You don't need clips on the heko ones a such. The design is the same as climair. The clips create a gap in the window lining so the deflector doesn't rub against the window. I'm sure a few searches would back me up on this as I have learnt through experience. Windows were scratched really badly with climairs on my old car. I now have Hekos that have been fitted for over a year and there's no marks at all. Heko are also significantly cheaper

#460825 So I Got My Bonnet Wrapped!!

Posted by Marcr1 on 03 March 2015 - 08:51 PM

I like the idea but I'm in the boat that it doesn't work, sorry! To me it looks like a car that's had a replacement bonnet from the scrappy and needs painting :(. If that were my car I'd take it off and wrap the roof and wing mirrors in black. That would look the bomb! [emoji106]

#454468 Cool Things I Can Do?

Posted by Marcr1 on 14 February 2015 - 05:05 PM

You can re program the key to only open the drivers door, then click open again to open the other door(s)   :D

#448968 Dash Cams

Posted by Marcr1 on 26 January 2015 - 10:49 PM

Here's a little bit of footage from mine, it really isn't anything exciting but it shows the quality, I also mute the sound as there's no real need for it.





#441136 Dragging/scraping Noise When Braking

Posted by Marcr1 on 02 January 2015 - 03:00 PM

Does it happen throughout the whole journey? As in wet conditions the brake discs rust over and you often get the scratching noise when the rust is being cleared off the discs. This always happens when I wash my car. Then after about 5 minutes the rust clears and the noise stops

#439897 How Could Ford Improve The Fiesta?

Posted by Marcr1 on 28 December 2014 - 11:32 AM

Good choices! All cars should have xenon's fitted from factory I believe the difference in vision is night and day! Much safer option. Rear disk brakes are also a win in my book

#396331 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by Marcr1 on 11 August 2014 - 08:59 AM

I had a mk5 gti and got rid of it as I hated it for my current mk7 metal and the difference is just unbelievable in grip alone I can corner alot faster than I could in the gti and even raced one over two roundabouts to which I left in the dust but straights he would of dominated the spec is much better in the fiesta only thing the golf had that my fiesta doesn't is dual zone climate but thats not really an issue and the golf didnt even have bluetooth

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The mk5 golf entered production in 2003 and finished in 2009 lol, no wonder it doesn't have the mod cons etc, your Fiesta is like 4 years newer!

#395914 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by Marcr1 on 09 August 2014 - 07:18 PM

Unfortunately I don't agree that ford is on the same level, being faster doesn't make a car better.

Reliability aside Vw interior quality, layout and feel is superior to ford. Look at the mk7 golf dash compared to the mk3 focus. All the buttons and that gloss panel dash does not have the feel of a Vw golf mk7.

Ford wins on performance no doubt and that's not questionable.

Comfort wise Vw suspension is better for British roads in my opinion but it isn't exciting to through around corners like ford is. We may not want to admit it but it isn't just a mind frame, Vw has good resale value and superior body rust quality over ford, the badge carries weight, it all ads up.

If given the choice I would choose a Vw golf gti over a focus st but with my own money I'd buy the St.

It isn't worth getting too heated about it because it all comes down to what the badge is worth, a mclaren badge eats up a lexus badge, a Vw badge eats a ford badge, a ford badge eats a vauxhall badge. Keeping in mind a vxr astra is faster than an ST and looks very good. Where as a gti is "boring" compared to an ST, it's also less fun.

Ford doesn't even offer xenon for the fiesta St, Vw offers it for the polo

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Well said! 

#393143 Caked On Road Debris On Alloys!

Posted by Marcr1 on 02 August 2014 - 05:26 PM

Cheers Marc, the videos of that stuff is crazy isn't it! Ordered some dragons breath so hopefully that will be here by this weekend so I can detail the car!

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No worries! Fingers crossed, let us know how it goes :)



To put it simply, keeping the wheels in showroom condition, like I manage to, is easy. All I use now is a wash and wax, and when they are clean, keep them polished like you would the paintwork. Ordinary car polish that's all! This puts the protective layer on, and stops the roads crap sticking, so each time you clean gets easier too. Now they are on the condition in your pic, you will just have to work at it to get them nice first. Anything that stubborn and I remember I used wonder wheels. Not from my experience, but one of my mates used a little t cut to bring his wheels up.
Remember, your dealing with a painted surface here just like the bodywork, not aluminium, and I think the name of our wheels throws people off!

Old Fords do it sideways


You're a brave man using wonder wheels, prolonged use can cause paint to crack on your alloys. Also Polishing your wheels will bring them up nicely but it won't offer any form of protection. Your best bet would be a high temp wax. I use Finish Kare 1000p and simply a blast from the pressure washer is enough to remove all dirt, then a quick rub over with soapy water and wash mitt brings them up as good as new :)





#392353 Nice & Clean But......

Posted by Marcr1 on 31 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

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Give it ago but was in my garage as it was raining!

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Looks great! You can even see a bit of water beading on the top of the exhaust. Clean exhausts definitely set off a car, also liking how you can see the shininess of the inside of the exhausts  :D

#390314 Smell When Using Washers

Posted by Marcr1 on 26 July 2014 - 03:12 PM

Plain water is a no no in car water bottles! Especially when it goes stagnate, it can also develop into legionnaires eventually. Not something you want to catch, plus I found water alone never really does the job