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Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 17-12-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Mcpx
When I researched this the opinion was that a...

When I researched this the opinion was that a sealant is better on silver/white as many waxes have a tint to them which can show up on the light paint. Obviously depends on the wax but I never had an...
Forum: Interior & Glass 13-12-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Mcpx
£3.50 in B&Q, some branches of Tesco sell it too...

£3.50 in B&Q, some branches of Tesco sell it too but go for the liquid rather than the spray, much easier to control
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 12-12-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mcpx
I had one on my old Titan, very effective, not...

I had one on my old Titan, very effective, not only do they give a very useful fan but they also restrict the pressure so you don’t have to worry about causing any damage. They are after all...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 12-12-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By Mcpx
I love my D5 V50, as good if not better than...

I love my D5 V50, as good if not better than German quality, super comfy and practical and power to spare, but, like you, my needs have changed so I am swapping too, albeit the other way to a small...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-12-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By Mcpx
Sadly I still want a Focus, preferably a Zetec S...

Sadly I still want a Focus, preferably a Zetec S for the combination of looks with day to day economy. I’ve done the power thing but now I’m old and lazy I’m kind of over it.

Always wanted an...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-12-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By Mcpx
Been reading a lot about them, shocking they...

Been reading a lot about them, shocking they haven’t actually issued a recall especially as they have updated the design to prevent the problem on later models. Getting 700 miles out of a £35k car is...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 09-12-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mcpx
The Sidekick does not have a heat function but...

The Sidekick does not have a heat function but the Master Blaster I believe has two settings, so different beasts. My point was that while warmer air might make some difference to drying ability...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 09-12-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
Posted By Mcpx
Another vote for Nebula. I still use Collinite...

Another vote for Nebula. I still use Collinite 845 for protection because it’s tough as old boots and still gives a lovely gloss, but in the summer I top it with Nebula for extra depth. OCD are just...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-12-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By Mcpx
Update. Now resolved We were informed that...

Update. Now resolved

We were informed that the car would be fixed and returned last Tuesday but after consulting with the finance company we refused to accept it back. The dealer maintained his...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 09-12-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mcpx
I use the blower function on my wet/dry vac and...

I use the blower function on my wet/dry vac and you are absolutely spot on, especially when you have a decent lsp on the car that beads water well. I realise that this model is heated and so it says...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 06-12-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Mcpx
Lots of conflicting information so here is what I...

Lots of conflicting information so here is what I found from lots of very expensive trial and error.

Firstly there are two main types of grit guard which often get confused, the original branded...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 04-12-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Mcpx
We have bought two new builds and the second one...

We have bought two new builds and the second one was an exchange but was about 13 years ago now so any deal you do is subject to the state of the market at the time. Be aware of the local market, not...
Forum: Bilt Hamber 04-12-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,714
Posted By Mcpx
I was aware of the low suds issue but wanted to...

I was aware of the low suds issue but wanted to try this shampoo due to the great reviews it consistently gets. Like most people I was pretty sceptical of the dilution rate but have to say after...
Forum: 'Films'and TV Zone 27-11-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By Mcpx
I suppose if you look at it from the...

I suppose if you look at it from the manufacturers point of view they probably spend 2+ years and £millions developing new models, including security features, only for it to be rendered obsolete...
Forum: 'Films'and TV Zone 27-11-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By Mcpx
Another Facebook post shared in my area today,...

Another Facebook post shared in my area today, 4/5 men banging on the door in the middle of the night and ramming another car out of the way to get to an RS. While the official car crime figures may...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 27-11-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,987
Posted By Mcpx
I used Power Maxed tfr over Collinite 845 through...

I used Power Maxed tfr over Collinite 845 through last winter with no problems, very effective on the usually salt/winter muck deposits. However, I usually finish off a wash with a coat of Sonax BSD...
Forum: Interior & Glass 25-11-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,675
Posted By Mcpx
The smears and holograms are grease or oils that...

The smears and holograms are grease or oils that a lot of glass cleaners struggle to shift. I wouldn’t go down the polishing route unless you have actual scratches you want to try and get rid of, in...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 25-11-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,671
Posted By Mcpx
So, how was prison?

So, how was prison?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 25-11-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By Mcpx
At this point I am just keen to get the car back,...

At this point I am just keen to get the car back, which should be Tuesday now. I have spoken to a Ford dealer who will do a full diagnostic report and visual inspection for a very reasonable £50 but...
Forum: Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber 25-11-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Mcpx
Depends on the wax, the surface and the...

Depends on the wax, the surface and the temperature. Hard waxes need a bit more encouragement than softer ones, especially at this time of year, so a shorter pile is more aggressive and gets them off...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 25-11-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,671
Posted By Mcpx
Hi everyone, I’m here!

Hi everyone, I’m here!
Forum: The Motoring Zone 22-11-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By Mcpx
Ok so bit of an update. Visited the dealer today...

Ok so bit of an update. Visited the dealer today and the car does indeed have a blown head gasket, which they are fixing at their expense. Due to the complexity of the work (getting the head skimmed,...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 21-11-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mcpx
It is a sad state of affairs that such measures...

It is a sad state of affairs that such measures even have to be taken into consideration but such are the times we live in. As far as the security of the car itself goes there is nothing you can do...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 21-11-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Mcpx
Been looking at a similar Zetec to replace my...

Been looking at a similar Zetec to replace my poorly Focus so can appreciate the subtle differences in this, the body looks smoother, more curvy than the angular/aggressive lines of the current...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 18-11-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By Mcpx
Good result and a good argument for getting a...

Good result and a good argument for getting a swap to the Kia, a 2014 Ceed would still have 3+ years of warranty left on it.

Car was collected today as promised and I should know more by Monday....
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