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Forum: Projects and Restorations 20-10-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,963
Posted By Rayaan
Been a while since I updated this thread. Mainly...

Been a while since I updated this thread. Mainly because nothing really happened with the car - its still ploughing on fine at 73k miles despite doing some long trips!

However, the tyres were...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 03-10-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By Rayaan
I think it could be a lot worse but it seems to...

I think it could be a lot worse but it seems to be taking design cues from other manufacturers.

The rear lights seem to look like the Lexus L shaped lights on the RC.

BMW seem to be pushing...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 19-09-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By Rayaan
Lots of responses so lets try to clear this up a...

Lots of responses so lets try to clear this up a bit!

When the car was originally bought, it was on 15" wheels and budget tyres. It shook at 80+mph then. About 3-4 months ago I changed the wheels...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-09-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By Rayaan
They're all driven by idiots. I havent seen...

They're all driven by idiots.

I havent seen a single Focus RS or Golf R being driven under/on the speed limit or doing something stupid.

Just the other day saw a Golf R on traffic lights using...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 20-08-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Rayaan
Had a heart attack and thought it was the Lexus...

Had a heart attack and thought it was the Lexus lol
Forum: Projects and Restorations 20-08-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,963
Posted By Rayaan
So, as promised its Monday! Today, the car...

So, as promised its Monday!

Today, the car went for a trip down to Carlton Tuning in Barnsley for a Stage 1 remap. Top lad and well recommended.

https://i.imgur.com/C62FKNDh.jpg...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-08-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,963
Posted By Rayaan
So another update then! For some reason, in the...

So another update then! For some reason, in the pictures I posted after the wheel change, the car looks remarkably clean! In fact, it was far from it and had not been washed in maybe 500-600 miles.
...
Forum: Interior & Glass 17-08-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,542
Posted By Rayaan
You should just need a clothes brush. But as...

You should just need a clothes brush.

But as above, that price is ridiculous - should be in concourse condition for what they're asking. I sold my son's 2006 Polo with 46k on it for £2300!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 29-07-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 32,972
Posted By Rayaan
Not a fan of the black looking grill - think it...

Not a fan of the black looking grill - think it looks a bit too boy racer and too similiar to lesser models (which all seem to have black pack on them now)

But nevertheless, car still looks great
Forum: Projects and Restorations 26-07-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,963
Posted By Rayaan
So, Ive always been a bit underwhelmed with the...

So, Ive always been a bit underwhelmed with the standard Match wheels fitted to the MK5. Just thought that being 15", they looked very small

I've been looking for a while now for OEM genuine 16"...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 01-07-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,963
Posted By Rayaan
An update to the badge colour coding - I...

An update to the badge colour coding -

I left the clearcoat to harden over 24-36 hours.

As you can see, plenty of orange peel on the clearcoat to begin with:
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-06-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,963
Posted By Rayaan
So a few updates as I've been bored recently. ...

So a few updates as I've been bored recently.

Firstly - the mirror glass I ordered in the last post. Well it kept falling off as the adhesive was no good. Got a full refund and just ordered some...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 30-06-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 925
Poll: Lawn care
Views: 106,835
Posted By Rayaan
Grass isn't looking great. The heat has taken its...

Grass isn't looking great. The heat has taken its toll and my garden is in direct sunlight most of the time.

Always comes back during autumn though so I expect no different this year. Taken the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 27-06-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,847
Posted By Rayaan
I do like that. Its sharp and stylish. Hopefully...

I do like that. Its sharp and stylish. Hopefully the engines are good.

I like the R-design trim level but its a shame they don't offer more choice in terms of interior colours on them
Forum: The Motoring Zone 26-06-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rayaan
The benefits of 3 cylinders are not proven. I...

The benefits of 3 cylinders are not proven. I dont understand the craze for downsizing. There's only so much you can do.

I seriously doubt a 1.5 3 cylinder is going to be any more efficient than...
Forum: Detailing Chat 26-06-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Rayaan
Id strongly recommend trying a hairdryer. Paint...

Id strongly recommend trying a hairdryer. Paint needs to get warm but not hot

Works especially well if the stain is up to 2 weeks old.

Ive done it on all bird dropping stains and they just...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 26-06-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rayaan
Looks like a KIA or a Hyundai

Looks like a KIA or a Hyundai
Forum: The Motoring Zone 25-06-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,493
Posted By Rayaan
Its supposed to be a competitor to the A3 but...

Its supposed to be a competitor to the A3 but yes, would agree in that its smaller inside than its main rivals. Some people won't care, most of the time it only has 1/2 people in it. I've rarely seen...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 23-06-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,352
Posted By Rayaan
Thats the same as saying an A3 is a Golf in...

Thats the same as saying an A3 is a Golf in different clothes.

Its not incorrect, but the markets are certainly different. I wouldn't be looking at an Golf if I was thinking of buying an A3. I'd...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 22-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,161
Posted By Rayaan
Yep, technically you should declare all accidents...

Yep, technically you should declare all accidents regardless of damage.

However, if they are all settled privately then they have no way of finding out. Of course, if its through insurance then...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 21-06-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By Rayaan
Still using the interior parts from 2007 I see. ...

Still using the interior parts from 2007 I see.

I thought it was being axed anyway?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 20-06-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Rayaan
Dont care if they were the cheapest ones, I still...

Dont care if they were the cheapest ones, I still wouldn't expect them to wear in under 5 months

The OEM mats in my cars, regardless of brand have certainly got thinner, but even after 7 or 8...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 19-06-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 925
Poll: Lawn care
Views: 106,835
Posted By Rayaan
There is no reason why you can't use feed and...

There is no reason why you can't use feed and weed again. The "weed and moss killer" will simply dissolve and not do anything.

Otherwise, get something like Aftercut 3 day green which is a pure...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 16-06-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 925
Poll: Lawn care
Views: 106,835
Posted By Rayaan
So, its been a while since I posted in this...

So, its been a while since I posted in this section but Ive been neglecting my trusted Countax C38H ride on for 5 years now as I was literally thinking of running it into the ground and buying a new...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 14-06-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,476
Posted By Rayaan
Sounds like wax sweating. Typically occurs...

Sounds like wax sweating.

Typically occurs with waxes that contain carnauba. It only occurs after wax haze has been removed and can occur for days depending on outside temperature and humidity...
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