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kristriple

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#391487 Changing The Colour Of My Alloys?

Posted by kristriple on 29 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

If you do it this way make sure you mask your tyre up unless you want a semi permanent glossy tyre. Lol

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A pack of playing cards does it perfect! Wedge them between the rim and tyre, fold them back, tape em down. Saves loads of time on masking!

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#390543 Alloys - Fiesta

Posted by kristriple on 27 July 2014 - 07:53 AM

Is it really the case? Even if someone changes to a genuine fiesta 17" alloy with the original tyres? Will it still misread the miles?

i did that, and wondering if that is the case..

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If the overall diameter of rim and tyre is the same it won't misread.

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#378778 Little Orange Spots & Tar

Posted by kristriple on 26 June 2014 - 05:00 PM

Had this on my white focus mate, bought myself a claybar and went over the whole car with that and removed them all! Very time consuming mind you but well worth it, paintwork comes out smooth with no spots!


Autosmart tardis for organic removal (tar etc) and auto finesse iron out for inorganic (Orange dots. Railway dust etc)

If you're lucky, you might not ever have to clay again!

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#376525 Protecting The Car?

Posted by kristriple on 19 June 2014 - 09:34 PM

Whatever that is says "not found" when I click on it lol

Give it a bash by hand. Try polishing it a few times then 2-3 layers of a good quality glaze.
Machine polishing can be risky if your new to it anyway.

Meguiar's ultimate polish is a polish and glaze in one tub, and should be available at halfrauds for a tenner or so. Might be worth a pop?

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#373950 Finally Picked Up My Car!!

Posted by kristriple on 12 June 2014 - 05:04 PM

http://www.polishedb...are-advice.html

Have a read through the guides in this link nikki. Drop them an e-mail and the will be happy to advise the best products and process for your lovely new car!

This blog might interest you:

http://www.polishedb...-brand-new-car/


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#369649 Picture For A Giggle

Posted by kristriple on 30 May 2014 - 06:24 PM


What is it with you and "naughty" cats!? Lmao

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#368521 Black Panther Or Deep Impact Blue

Posted by kristriple on 27 May 2014 - 06:54 PM

I've had 2 panther blacks over the years as well. Beautiful if it's clean, but real hard to keep that way.
I don't honestly think the blue would be much better! Go with whichever you think looks best :D

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#367345 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by kristriple on 23 May 2014 - 07:46 PM

Has the swear filter thread been removed!?

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#366711 Opinions?

Posted by kristriple on 21 May 2014 - 09:42 PM

Take the bonnet art off, put the original wheels back on and leave it as it is. :D


I would at least keep the original wheels and don't do anything that's irreversible.
The collection is not exactly collectable, but tidy one's are getting rare. If you keep it standard and make it mint, you might get someone like me that had one when they were younger that will give you a very fair price for it :D

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#366356 8:16 Pm

Posted by kristriple on 20 May 2014 - 09:19 PM

haha would be interesting to see what they do.  Where does the tax disc go then?


Same as bike ones maybe? Bolted to something in a holder?

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#364323 Waxing Your Car.

Posted by kristriple on 14 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

Polish you could use after the was like a sealant i guess?


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Don't mean to be an !Removed! here.....

99% of the time, polish is either: 1. Abrasive and removes fine scratches or blemishes by removing a tiny layer of paint. Or 2. A filler, and fills the scratches, effectively hiding or masking imperfections in the paint. 3. Both of the above.

If the polish your using is the abrasive kind and you do it after waxing, you'll be taking the wax you just spend so long applying back off again!

Wax is a sealing layer and should be used last.

Hope this helps a few people out!

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#361948 Ford Bodyshops

Posted by kristriple on 08 May 2014 - 05:26 PM

Ford in Aberdeen do. It's run by Arnold shark though....

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#359564 Mk4 Mondeo Ti X Thread

Posted by kristriple on 02 May 2014 - 11:25 PM

I prefer to Keep'em as showroom original as possible, it's ok wanting to be different but to keep it as new from the showroom is harder than it sounds, mine's valated every week.

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Modifying isn't really my thing either. Been there, done that. But, in the case of the aux re route, it's only really hiding a wire. Not really a mod in my book.
It seems that the modifying scene has changed these days. Light/bulb upgrades and parts from other models in Ford's range. Far more tasteful imo.

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#359175 Cleaning Tips To Get The Showroom Finish Back

Posted by kristriple on 01 May 2014 - 10:31 PM

Any way of knowing if I have a wax on my car? Would it harm the paint if I used the stripper and there was no wax on there?

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When the car gets wet does the water bead (collects in droplets) or does it sit flat (Like a sheet of water)?
If it beads, there's polish/wax still on it. If it sits flat, probably not. (There are a few exceptions to the rule though)

And no, the stripper/cleanser won't do any harm. I'd say do it anyway, just to be on the safe side. Blank canvas as it were.

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#359031 Cleaning Tips To Get The Showroom Finish Back

Posted by kristriple on 01 May 2014 - 05:32 PM

Sound advice. I prefer autoglym's HD wax, but my process is virtually the same.

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