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andyedge

Member Since 29 May 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 01 2015 08:49 PM
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In Topic: Air Filter For Zetec S Red Edition

16 July 2015 - 08:55 PM

Your best option is probably a K & N panel filter. As long as you get the correct one for a MK7 it just slots into the existing air filter box.

 

I've used the same one on my three Fiestas now, just swapping it out for the original air filter before selling, and only had to clean it once using the K & N Recharger cleaning kit.

 

I couldn't really say it sounds any better as I've never really noticed, it also won't make much if any power difference. However, it is the one that Mountune fit on all their upgrades, so if it's good enough for them it must be good :)

 

Have a look on ebay for the best prices.


In Topic: There Was A Very Overgrown Lane...

04 July 2015 - 07:48 PM

Wow! Looking very good, nice & shiny, a job well done :)

 

2 and a half hours just for one side sounds about right using a DA. It's better to take your time & not rush it for best results.

I would've thought you could use the same method to remove the swirls on your roof & bonnet though. As long as you continue to use careful washing methods it shouldn't be necessary to compound again once done.

 

I'm no expert, but I managed to remove all the swirls from my (now previous) car's black paint, and after a year of countless washes was unable to see any newly inflicted marks even in bright sunshine.

 

Gotta love the junkman videos, he's quite funny, but also explains it very well. Without them I doubt I would've taken the plunge into machine polishing.

 

I just picked up a 2nd hand White ST today and although it looks OK from a distance closer inspection in the sunshine revealed swirl marks all over, which I expected to be honest.

Can't wait to get my polisher on it to get the shine back B)


In Topic: There Was A Very Overgrown Lane...

01 July 2015 - 07:55 PM

Speed 5 to remove the scratches followed by speed 3 for polishing.

You can use Autoglym SRP or something similar on a black pad at speed 3 for the final polish before applying wax.


In Topic: There Was A Very Overgrown Lane...

30 June 2015 - 11:17 PM

Although the scratches look quite bad in the pics, as long as they haven't penetrated the clear coat and you can't really catch your nails on them they should polish out.

I would use my DAS6 Pro and megs 205 with a white hexlogic pad first. If this removes them then happy days :)

If not then megs 105 with an orange hexlogic pad should do the trick followed up with 205 on a white pad to refine.

 

Check out the junkman videos on youtube or detailing world. Technique goes a long way when it comes to polishing and these videos helped me out a lot when it came to remove the pesky swirls on my black paint inflicted by the previous owner/dealer :D


In Topic: St Time!

08 May 2015 - 11:10 PM

Jammy Goit.

 

Jammy Smegger more like :)