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kristriple

Member Since 18 Feb 2014
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#405210 Best Tyres ?

Posted by kristriple on 03 September 2014 - 09:21 PM

Eagle f1's get my vote. But grip is my main priority.

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#393260 Bird Dropping Has Etched My Paint

Posted by kristriple on 02 August 2014 - 10:36 PM

Yeah, it was new. The car was about 18 months old. I took it in, they measured the depth of the paint and agreed to respray it.
They decided it was painted to thin before the stone chips were that bad.
It's gotta be worth a try before you fork out any money
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#393092 "shelby The Swamp Man" On History Sky Ch: 529

Posted by kristriple on 02 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

+1!

Shelby is a legend!

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#393089 Bird Dropping Has Etched My Paint

Posted by kristriple on 02 August 2014 - 02:18 PM

I got my fiesta resprayed by Ford because of stone chips down the side....
If it had been painted properly in the first place bird !Removed! wouldn't have caused the damage.
It's worth a try anyway eh?

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#391605 Non Ford Owners Opinions Of Fiesta St's

Posted by kristriple on 29 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

My evo x gets 25mpg if driven at the speed limits and needs serviced every 10k miles.
Sorry gents, I felt the need to defend my 3rd child! :D
I ended up with it because I couldn't justify the idiotic prices of Quattro's.

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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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