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#397571 Ford Oc App Ios Now Out (Based On Tapatalk) Update!! Now Out On Ios A...

Posted by higgsy on 14 August 2014 - 07:58 PM

Woo hoo been using for the last hour or so and no crashes! Also the app is now remembering the last position you were is when it was last closed ie always opening on Timeline.


#397560 Rear Tyre Points Inwards At The Top

Posted by higgsy on 14 August 2014 - 07:20 PM

My rears have quite alot of negative camber not 20 degrees, having looked at other mk2's it does seem the rears have a fair bit of negative camber.


#397395 Higgsy's Zetec S Thread

Posted by higgsy on 14 August 2014 - 08:12 AM

yeah looks pretty good match, I did what ben did and didn't flat the basecoat before clearcoat, the texture/finish of the ba.secoat was such that I didn't think it needed it. I also applied clearcoat 3 hours after basecoat.  There are loads of threads on the internet regarding spraying and as per usual with the internet they contradict each other! Although most seemed to point towards clearcoating an hour or 2 after basecoat. Anyway the finish is good the way I have done it, just a few specks of dust here and there, that i need to sort out.

 

My method was:

 

Bought replacement bonnet lip

Sanded down with P400 wet/dry to key

Used Hycote grey plastic primer - 5 thin coats

Waited 24hrs - Then rubbed down/smoothed primer with ultra fine (light grey) scotchbrite pad

Wiped with damp cloth, then wiped down with isopropyl alcohol

6 thin coats/passes of genuine ford basecoat until the can ran out.

Left 3-4 hours - wiped over with lint free cloth/isopropyl alochol lightly to remove dust etc

6 thin coats/passes of ford clearcoat.

 

The ford cans (150ml) are just enough to do one of these bonnet lips, I could have quite easily done a couple more light passes of both cans.

 

The key here is to get the primed article as smooth and flaw free as possible before basecoat.

 

Gonna give it a few days and then clay/polish it lightly before fitting to the car, but no orange peel or anything at moment so all good!




#397099 Higgsy's Zetec S Thread

Posted by higgsy on 13 August 2014 - 03:25 PM

Now lacquered

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#396934 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by higgsy on 13 August 2014 - 06:04 AM

For usb/voice control. You will need:

Module with part number starting with the letters higher than/including AM ie AN,AO,AP.

Sony stereo with a firmware revision of 05-XX-XX or higher ( ie if starts with 04 won't work)

If second hand and also if comes from another model you will need to change VIN number programmed to IT/model number with ELM config. Think the module is VCM.

Also the voice stalk/mic/ usb cable

If you have any quations give me a shout as I research this extensively when retrofitting bluetooth/usb/voice control to my car

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#396779 Higgsy's Zetec S Thread

Posted by higgsy on 12 August 2014 - 06:07 PM

i colour coded mine with the ford spray cans. turned out great. just make sure to follow the guide and use light coats to build up the layers.


Yeah cheers geez, using tdcist's guide. Its a very good test of my patience!

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#396700 Higgsy's Zetec S Thread

Posted by higgsy on 12 August 2014 - 11:34 AM

looking good and are you colour coding it?

cheers, yeah using ford spray cans so hoping the colour match will be ok

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#396672 Higgsy's Zetec S Thread

Posted by higgsy on 12 August 2014 - 09:43 AM

Started spraying my new bonnet lip today. Made a jig up to support it while spraying.

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#396092 My Focus Zetec Mk2.5 Project

Posted by higgsy on 10 August 2014 - 12:40 PM

to be honest this s prob my fave thread as you are always doing cool little mods that make a big impact!




#394610 I'm Back After A 2 Week Absence!

Posted by higgsy on 06 August 2014 - 08:56 AM

oh thats good then, can't ask for more if they sleep well - getting them into a routine early is the key - although I bet you've heard that a million times!  All Zafiras from now on then!




#394508 Debadging

Posted by higgsy on 05 August 2014 - 08:59 PM

Wd40 works well used it many times to remove sticky, but last time I used isopropyl alcohol as I had some.

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#394299 Hyrule's Build Thread

Posted by higgsy on 05 August 2014 - 11:45 AM

deffo add the skirts mate, 




#393111 Bird Dropping Has Etched My Paint

Posted by higgsy on 02 August 2014 - 03:49 PM

Mines got one on the roof where its taken the lacquer off it, yours seem like its just the lacquer - been there since I got the car.  does seem the paint work is a bit weak on these cars. If I see a bird poo I have always cleaned it off ASAP as I know they can be like paint stripper, although it usually happens when they have been left on there for a while and not cleaned off, so must have been one toxic poo to cause damage so quick!

 

I would expect someone like chips away could easily repair for you, however the one on my roof is barely noticeable after a polish/wax, 




#388747 Hyrule's Build Thread

Posted by higgsy on 22 July 2014 - 05:17 PM

I actually think the standard zetec upper grille looks better than the zetec s one you know. I can't stop looking at your front end  :ph34r: (that sounds a little wrong)




#388686 Hyrule's Build Thread

Posted by higgsy on 22 July 2014 - 03:26 PM

lol thats funny, bet kurt has some kind of cctv system on his car or something  :lol: