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Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-10-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By c87reed
In base GTI spec a 3dr costs circa £13,000 and so...

In base GTI spec a 3dr costs circa £13,000 and so at this price they make a lot of sense. Mechanically, it is a good setup rather than a great setup but when you consider it's price there isn't a lot...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 06-10-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By c87reed
The car was not prepped prior to collection, but...

The car was not prepped prior to collection, but external wrapping was removed. At the point of collection it was noted that there was a scuff/scrape on the sill. As you'd expect the dealer agreed to...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 03-10-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By c87reed
It would depend on how bad the job was, but I...

It would depend on how bad the job was, but I would say yes, that some improvement can be made.
Forum: Detailing Chat 02-10-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,866
Posted By c87reed
I always end up leaving it too late. Really...

I always end up leaving it too late. Really though, the best winter prep needs to start underneath with the BH Dynax, as it doesn't take a factory fresh car long to look knackered from the underside...
Forum: The Showroom 02-10-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,654
Posted By c87reed
Nice car, and Hydro2 is just the job. I really...

Nice car, and Hydro2 is just the job. I really believe that it has some life in it. I last waxed my partner's VW up with AG UHD when buying it in April, since then I've given it a couple of...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-10-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By c87reed
There seems to be quite a few more making their...

There seems to be quite a few more making their way through now, although I have still never caught sight of another on the road yet, so at the moment they are quite a rare sight. Most people...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-10-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By c87reed
Arrival of up GTI

I collected my up GTI on Saturday. I collected it from JCB Medway, Gillingham, who were great to deal with. They also left it untouched as requested.

It's a 1.0 TSI engine, 115 ps, 200 nm torque;...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-09-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,603
Posted By c87reed
I ran around in a '15 Leaf for a few days....

I ran around in a '15 Leaf for a few days. Sketched out a plan in my head to make a trip towards Ripon from Manchester, I knew where I could charge and what not. Anyhow, there was a smash on the M62...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 28-09-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By c87reed
Our old '15 Corsa was a pretty mediocre drive in...

Our old '15 Corsa was a pretty mediocre drive in terms of driving pleasure, especially considering it had 'sports suspension'. It was quiet inside and rode the bumps well but without any enjoyment...
Forum: Painting/Spraying & Bodywork 23-09-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,328
Posted By c87reed
Diamond cut wheels look great when new and/or in...

Diamond cut wheels look great when new and/or in great condition but in the real world the finish is just not durable enough, especially as most will be run through winter and infrequently washed....
Forum: Off Topic Chat 18-09-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 851
Posted By c87reed
We've stayed in Lanzarote a couple of times at...

We've stayed in Lanzarote a couple of times at the Hipotels La Geria. As we are both teachers, we also have to go in term time and have paid around £1200 in total on each occasion for a week in...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 16-09-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,321
Posted By c87reed
I mix it at 40ml of Auto foam to make a litre of...

I mix it at 40ml of Auto foam to make a litre of solution in the pump sprayer. I also use warm water in it. It does appear to perform better out of the pump sprayer in my opinion, whether that is...
Forum: Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' 16-09-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By c87reed
I'm mainly using Auto foam atm. I use it in the...

I'm mainly using Auto foam atm. I use it in the garden sprayer at 4% and it does the job perfectly, shifts the dirt but not always the bugs.

When the car is caked in bugs I give the problem areas...
Forum: Detailing Chat 15-09-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By c87reed
I'd try Bilt Hamber Surfex, a microfibre cloth...

I'd try Bilt Hamber Surfex, a microfibre cloth with a firm dabbing/blotting action to work it in rather than scrubbing. Luckily haven't needed to get oil stains out previously. I tend to use Autoglym...
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-09-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By c87reed
I wouldn't even consider letting a...

I wouldn't even consider letting a dealer/bodyshop touch it; there are just a few ways that I could see it potentially ending up worse. I'd carefully touch it in and then forget about it - luckily...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-09-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,852
Posted By c87reed
Great read. Arches are really tidy beneath the...

Great read. Arches are really tidy beneath the dirt. Just shows that there are some really good bargains to be had out there.
Forum: Interior & Glass 02-09-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,782
Posted By c87reed
I've only ever used Gtechniq G1 on my glass,...

I've only ever used Gtechniq G1 on my glass, prepped with G4. I use it all round and haven't had any wiper judder on any of the cars it's been on to date. I wouldn't be without a coating on the glass...
Forum: Detailing Chat 02-09-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,598
Posted By c87reed
Once he's finished with the front he walks up and...

Once he's finished with the front he walks up and over the bonnet spraying both sides simultaneously.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 01-09-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By c87reed
Can remember a fair few of mine but have had...

Can remember a fair few of mine but have had around 40 in total over the last 16 years so it’s tricky.
Forum: The Motoring Zone 31-08-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By c87reed
The thing that I don't like about driving and...

The thing that I don't like about driving and parking in London is having to familiarise myself before each infrequent visit due to there being various charges under different names. For an older car...
Forum: Detailing Chat 27-08-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By c87reed
I would think that it's either residue left from...

I would think that it's either residue left from the stickers or that the paintwork around it has ever so slightly more gloss which a matte cleaner would sort out.
Forum: Detailing Chat 27-08-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By c87reed
I used Nanolex matte products when I had my matte...

I used Nanolex matte products when I had my matte black bike. One example: http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/nanolex/matte-protection-set.aspx

How is the writing visible, is the writing shown as...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 24-08-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,005
Posted By c87reed
Once you know the useage it’s a dodle to compare....

Once you know the useage it’s a dodle to compare. I use the MSE cheap energy club amonst others, I also check the likes of quidco for cashback incentives because that can soon make a more expensive...
Forum: The Showroom 22-08-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By c87reed
Got to be happy with that. I've washed the MIL's...

Got to be happy with that. I've washed the MIL's car on occasion; I gave it a going over with a bit of SRP last time. It worked out quite well as not only did it keep me in the good books, but it...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 22-08-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,610
Posted By c87reed
I can't imagine them providing anything in the...

I can't imagine them providing anything in the way of physical protection. I've used AF Aquacoat and the concentrate Carpro Hydr02. The Aquacoat isn't quite as much of a strong performer in terms of...
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