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#159785 Any Tips For A New Snowfoamer?!?

Posted by DanGull on 06 January 2012 - 07:25 PM

I would say that's quite a thin foam - I'd be looking to get it a little thicker if it were me. That will enable you to have a 10/15 minute dwell, which will shift even more.

#159522 Any Tips For A New Snowfoamer?!?

Posted by DanGull on 05 January 2012 - 12:27 PM

The key thing with snow foam is that it should be the first thing you do - do not wet the car or the foam won't cling and won't do its job as well.

I also make various additions to the foam depending on what I'm doing - if I'm stripping wax entirely I'll add some APC, otherwise a squirt of wax safe shampoo.

#159030 Sux To Be Orcomma

Posted by DanGull on 02 January 2012 - 03:12 PM

Incidentally - I can confirm that the cruise control light does illuminate after the ignition is turned on in my car - along with all the other lights shown in iNath's picture.

#159029 Sux To Be Orcomma

Posted by DanGull on 02 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

dLockers - your posts have gone too far on this matter. You cannot just lash out at another member because they aren't helping you with something.

Personal abuse is not tolerated on this forum. Stop (and preferably apologise) or a warning will be added to your account.

#157911 Putting Pannels Off A Focus Rs Mk7 Onto A Fiesta Mk7

Posted by DanGull on 24 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

First of all, welcome to FOC.

Can you show us this pictures in question? There have been a lot of photoshops on the web of supposed Fiesta ST/RS concepts - some by your man on the street and some by motoring mags that enjoy making stuff up - most using the rear diffuser and spoiler from the RS Focus, but I've never heard of anyone getting actual body panels from an RS onto a Mk7. The idea doesn't seem to fit to me, the cars are so different.

There's this tragedy...(not the front wheels, one is turned, the other isn't

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This better effort...

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And there's the WRC Fiesta but I'm not sure it shares parts with the Focus RS...

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#153859 Fiesta Rs Style Project

Posted by DanGull on 24 November 2011 - 08:39 PM

Stepping out of my role as a mod and admin for a moment - but of course as someone who obviously reads all of the areas of the forum - the community spirit of FOC has substantially diminished in the past few months, in all areas of the forum.

We have lost a lot of long standing members - and the 'if you don't like it get lost' attitude which is seen on this thread on elsewhere really, really sucks.

Zetec-x and I joined at about the same time, his contribution to the forum has been substantial.

#153438 Fiesta Rs Style Project

Posted by DanGull on 21 November 2011 - 09:48 PM

What on earth has happened to FOC over the past few months? The welcome on FOC is usually warm, the posts on this thread will really encourage this member to return and join the community - not.

Ok - I concede that it's normal to introduce oneself to the forum, but Danny (whatever you think) could you not phrase it a little more cordially?

#149728 Whats Your Perception Of The Foc Rules And Regs

Posted by DanGull on 23 October 2011 - 10:45 PM

I don't really see where else this can go. Anyone with a question about the rules, please feel free to PM me.

#149726 Whats Your Perception Of The Foc Rules And Regs

Posted by DanGull on 23 October 2011 - 10:26 PM

I sent you a long response at 4pm this afternoon - I will post exactly what it said at the end of this post.

A couple of things from the management's side...

1. You have been offering to sell software using unsolicited private messages. This was brought to our attention through a complaint from one of those who was messaged. A check on your PMs (not done by me, only one person has access to the PMs of other members) showed that it was one of several.

2. Your warning for swearing was placed on your account after several informal warnings on the board - I know, because it was me who gave you the warning. Personally, I never give a warning at the first use of swearing - hundreds of members would carry warnings and in reality very few do.

3. I have updated the rules this afternoon in response to your e-mail - noting all all the points you raised and responding to all of them. Several lines have been added to the rules based entirely on this situation.

4. The rules did and do give a clear indication of the order of things when it comes to issuing sanctions. Thanks to your suggestions they are now clearer.

5. Warnings are not removed from profiles for the simple reason that they cannot be monitored after they are removed, so they stay in place indefinitely unless a majority decision from the mod team removes them if we feel they have been granted unfairly. The addition of further warnings and sanctions are at the discretion of the mods - so if you have been clean for 6 months and then commit a minor breach of the rules you may not necessarily receive a warning that results in a ban or suspension.

6. Your PMs ARE NOT being monitored - my words were that we would monitor the situation, i.e. we would monitor your status on the board and go from there.

7. I have no idea where three strikes and your out has come from - a third warning usually results in a suspension, i.e. a TEMPORARY disabling of your posting ability, or we also have the option setting your posts to only be visible to members after they have been approved by members.

8. You are right - you have an excellent reputation and carry contributor stars, if you didn't your account would probably have been labelled as a spam account and disabled immediately.

Just so we're clear, here is the PM I sent you this afternoon. You have my personal e-mail address, if you didn't receive a response from me in time frame you were happy with, you should have e-mailed me directly saying so. This is a voluntary position and the mods cannot be expected to be on the boards all the time. Airing this in public is really not helping anyone.

"Hi Lenny,

The rules announcement states that the warning system on FOC works like this:

1. Informal warning by private message or on the board if appropriate

2. Formal warning through FOC's built warning system (enough of these results in an automatic suspension/ban)

3. Suspension of account/posting ability

4. Ban

I conceded that these relate specifically to abusive posts - however applying the same procedure to all breaches of the rules seems logical to me. I will clarify 'enough of these' to 3 within the text, it seems a fair number to me.

As regards your PM capability - this decision was taken by the forum owner. There is no section of the rules that applies here, as we have never had a regular contributor who has felt the need to send spam PM.s to members who have then complained. Your PMs are not being monitored - I said that the situation is being monitored. Your PMs will be restored when you have shown to the mod team through a change of attitude that you accept and can abide by the forum rules. I will add another line with regard to spam PMs.

Regarding your last message to me asking for your account to be deleted - I did not respond at the time (nor did I action it) as I wanted to make sure that my response was considered and fair. There is no need to delete your account - we DO value the contribution that you make to the forum and want you to stay. However - the rules of FOC are there because the vast majority of members want them to be. Many moons ago there was a vote on the swearing situation and the swearing rules were put in place as a result. Thanks to these rules, FOC is one of the cleanest forums on the internet and can be read by anyone, at any time without any offence being caused. You are an FOC supporter, so you will be aware that the supporters' forum is not moderated in the same way.

Our selling rules are also to keep the forum presentable and in line with the law. Spam is acted upon quickly and not tolerated, this keeps the majority of members happy. Members get cross when they receive spam from a long standing member - and it reflects badly on the forum. Then there is the forum owner - it must be remembered that FOC is run as a business and has paid-up traders using the site as a business tool. You sending spam PM is unfair to them.

To answer your other question - warnings stay on your account indefinitely unless they are overturned by a majority decision from the other mods. This has only happened once while I have been on the boards - and it was I who suggested they be deleted. The warnings are logged by date and there is a note from the mod who gave the warning - if they are removed we lose this information. It should be noted that mods use discretion in all disciplinary matters on FOC, we aim to be fair and impartial in all matters - and we don't go out of our way to get heavy.

Hope that clears things up.


#148996 Too Many Pinned Items?

Posted by DanGull on 18 October 2011 - 07:10 PM

My suggestion is to use the latest post button - then your list only shows the most recently contributed material. It's the only way I navigate the forum usually.

#147913 Front Priv Glass Done !!

Posted by DanGull on 10 October 2011 - 09:47 PM

This thread has wandered from the original topic - and has got a little too heated. This is a good natured forum, keep it that way please people.

Fact of the matter is - that if you have illegal modifications on your car, then in technical terms your insurance is invalid. In real terms - this unlikely to cause a problem on a claim.

Now that the thread has been summed up in a couple of sentences, can we get back on track please?

A reminder that language that is not heard on the TV and radio before 9pm is not allowed here. Also, personal abuse is not tolerated. I see none of that here - just a heated debate, so let's keep it that way please.

#145330 Detailing A New Car

Posted by DanGull on 23 September 2011 - 12:29 PM

If I was buying a new car right now - my first detail would be this...

Wheels cleaned with Bilberry alloy cleaner and bodywork/wheels decontaminated with Autosmart Tardis and Iron X.

Snow foamed with Valet Pro snow foam through a snow foam lance.

Car washed with Dodo Born to be Mild shampoo.

Car clayed with Dodo Born Slippy lube and Sonus green clay bars.

Car washed with Dodo Born to be Mild.

Wax base - Dodo Lime Prime Lite.

Wax 2 to 3 layers of the best hard wax you can afford it. Autoglym High Def is high up on my list and a bargain. I have Swissvax Best of Show so this would be my choice on a brand new car.

Top with Zaino Z8 Grand Finale.

Tyres dressed with Tyromania.

Maintained weekly with Born to be Mild shampoo and topping up the Z8, it'll look great for a long time.

I think all 'long term' paint sealants/treatments are a waste of time.

Total cost of above products (assuming you use AG HD and including a foam lance) - £150-£200 - but they'll last you a good while.

#124705 New To Clay Kits

Posted by DanGull on 28 April 2011 - 10:25 AM

It's really easy Mark. Best bit of advice I have is to cut your clay bar into smaller pieces and then flatten each piece out - you're after as much surface area as possible and using the whole bar at once means plenty of potential area is wasted.

I always wash again after claying, so don't be shy of using the lube. Use straight lines not circles and go for it.

Stef's advice regarding tar is good - you'd need a fairly abrasive clay to get rid of tar, which isn't in the Megs kit, so use something like Tardis prior to claying.

#121596 First Car Help

Posted by DanGull on 04 April 2011 - 09:54 PM

To be honest - I think the idea is brave, admirable but somewhat foolhardy. What's the car going to cost you to repair?

I'm going to assume the car was written off by an insurer, so effectively the cost of repairs would outweigh the cost of replacing it like-for-like. A 59 plate with 20K on the clock can be had for 7000 or there abouts after a quick Autotrader search, so their opinion is that it would be more economical to do this than repair it.

Let's say you only costs you a grand to repair it - that's 4K spent on it. You can get a great first car for 4k with no accident damage at all...

#117199 Tyre Dressing

Posted by DanGull on 06 March 2011 - 05:14 PM

I use Megs Endurance - I find the Autoglym version a pain to apply.

Regarding diamondbrite - ask the dealer to let you have the kit and apply it yourself.