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Pete80

Member Since 17 Jun 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 29 2014 01:22 PM
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#387949 A Sad Day

Posted by Pete80 on 20 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

As promised some pics of the replacement car it's a 2004 320i with 73k on the clock, in seriously good condition and now I'm completely debt free :-)

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#386884 Exciting News! Ford Owners Club Halfords Discount Cards Now Available...

Posted by Pete80 on 17 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

Received mine today, thank you very much will come in use :-)

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#383205 Ford Replacing All Ford Badges Free

Posted by Pete80 on 07 July 2014 - 06:21 PM

When I had mine replaced they said it was this year only but like most things that can change a bit like the DFS sale that ended this weekend but carried on for months

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#378309 Foc Members Occupation

Posted by Pete80 on 25 June 2014 - 01:46 PM

Yep I work for the french mate, my job is varied, carry out searches on people, cars, trailers, units drug and alcohol tests, book vehicles in an out deal with visitors and shed load of other stuff, it's not a normal security job where you just stand there doing nothing it's quite a skilled job which luckily for me pays very well, I pick up pretty much double what a normal security job pays

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#377095 Protecting The Car?

Posted by Pete80 on 22 June 2014 - 10:15 AM

I wouldn't use t cut, that stuff does have its uses but only on really oxidised paint, not to be used on a monthly basis otherwise you won't have any paint left, maybe some autoglym super resin polish may do the trick mate, I've got about a quarter bottle left if you want to try some, I'll send it to you for free

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#376526 Protecting The Car?

Posted by Pete80 on 19 June 2014 - 09:34 PM

Sadly I dont have the machine polisher, so its all going to be hand worked!
 
Is something like this going to help? http://www.maplin.co...grease efforts.


Would not bother mate, get an applicator pad and work the polish or glaze in circular motions around and on the scratch, you should dramatically reduce the visibility of the scratch, shame your so far away I would have popped round and given you a hand sorting it out

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#375412 Permasealed The Car

Posted by Pete80 on 16 June 2014 - 08:39 PM

Perhaps one of these is the answer to my question then!

 

The better the prep the longer the sealant will last, I personally wash with a strong shampoo, use iron x, clay the car, 2 stage polish with my rotary with menzerna polishes and the paint is not in bad nick, then ipa wipe then sealant, works well every time for me




#375373 Avon Tyres Any Good ? Anybody Had Them?

Posted by Pete80 on 16 June 2014 - 08:06 PM

I had avon ZV5 on my old focus and they were a seriously good tyre for the money, and my local Ford stealer was actually the cheapest option around




#373899 Mk4 Mondeo Ti X Thread

Posted by Pete80 on 12 June 2014 - 10:22 AM

Well taking time out tinkering with the car to have a well deserved family holiday so here is a pic of where I'm spending today. Cap Salou is a gorgeous place for a hol

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#370573 Supermarket Diesel Ok?

Posted by Pete80 on 02 June 2014 - 07:07 PM

Too true, although with my latest car it hasnt got a DPF, I dont mind the extra tax as it will never amount to how much a DPF would cost me if it went BANG!!!




#370566 Supermarket Diesel Ok?

Posted by Pete80 on 02 June 2014 - 06:58 PM

Thats where Im going wrong, I keep buying diesels lol  :o




#370479 Supermarket Diesel Ok?

Posted by Pete80 on 02 June 2014 - 12:54 PM

Used supermarket fuels when I first started driving and didnt have any problems until one day I used a dodgy batch of fuel, cant for the life of remember which one it was though, possibly sainsburys, anyhow used shell and BP from then on and never had any issues touch wood, have recently tried asda fuel for a couple of months before I traded in my Qashqai didnt like it very much, car didnt drive right, couldnt put my finger on it but popped a couple of tanks of BP in it after and seemed to clear up




#369645 Alloy Wheels

Posted by Pete80 on 30 May 2014 - 05:56 PM

Ive just got hold of some jag alloys, all you need is the flat locking nuts as the ford tapered ones will not fit, here is a piccy of the ones Ive got today

 

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#366214 Mk4 Mondeo Ti X Thread

Posted by Pete80 on 20 May 2014 - 04:20 PM

Ok some money spent at Ford today, got to wait until Friday for the parts though, got some assorted bolts etc for stuff that needs replacing mainly in the engine bay and some clips for the arches etc and a new set of locking wheel nuts, the old ones are looking a bit past it and need replacing otherwise one day the locking key will split and will have a job getting them off, I appears the locking bolts have been put on with a air gun and are out of shape 




#366114 Ford Replacing All Ford Badges Free

Posted by Pete80 on 20 May 2014 - 12:27 PM

Just got my mondeo back from Ford, now have a nice clean ford badge on my rear  :P   Definitely worth doing, you dont get much free from Ford