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#1 GavST

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 08:55 PM

My car had a birthday today. Got the full works. Washed, Claybarred, mopped, paint cleaned, polished and waxed. This is the result. First time I've had a chance to do it since I bought it. 😊 thought I'd share it 😆

#2 GavST

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 09:24 PM

For some reason the pics aren't coming up bare with me I'll try and get them another way

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 09:42 PM

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 08:05 AM

Nice shine. Looks better than mine! I've lost interest in mine now really. The car is stone chipped to hell, has paint peeling on the boot lid, and rust starting to appear as well.

At least the wheels are nice though! Still with 177,000 hard miles under it I can't really complain. Give it another year or so and I will get a new car.

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 12:53 PM

Cheers nippy, Stone chips seem to be a massive problem on these, especially around the front of the side skirts. I plan on getting them re done and maybe a clear protective film over the top? The front bumper could do with a lick of paint aswell probably get them all done at the same time. My wheels could do with a refurb as they are showing a few blemishes. As far a rust mine doesn't have any that I have noticed so far, unusual for a Ford hahaha :}



#6 TerrieA

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 04:55 PM

Shiny!
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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:12 AM

Yeah to be fair mine has a dented wing, roof and a pillar after an excursion down a ditch avoiding a large tree across the road. So really can't be arsed with it. It is still ok mechanically though so will just keep it going. Still on original injectors after 177k miles.

I was surprised to find a ditch as I didn't know it was there. Thought it was just bushes!

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 02:35 PM

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#9 london1

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:46 PM

beautiful car, happy birthday for it

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 12:45 PM

beautiful car, happy birthday for it


Cheers mate ☺

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 06:24 PM

Gav
Just seen this thread.
I like your idea of film for the skirts and might do it to mine if and when I get the skirts resprayed.
What I have done is fit mud flaps to the front to prevent stones hitting the skirts in the first place. Ford don't sell flaps for the ST but after a long search I've found some nice universal ones that have an OEM look to them.
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Posted 23 May 2015 - 10:25 PM

Raynkar

Thanks for commenting. I would only put the clear film on the problem area if I was to do it myself. Do you have a pic of yours with the mudflaps? I also had that idea but was unsure what it would look like.

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 11:17 PM

I'll get a pic to show you.
I didn't want to fit rally style flaps and it took me six months to find a set that looked OEM yet fitted nicely. The odd thing is I take pics of my car to record whatever I've done but don't seem to have any pics of the flaps :)
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Posted 24 May 2015 - 06:58 PM

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 06:59 PM

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:05 PM

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These are the flaps I used:

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:14 PM

The flaps are flexible, and you just cut them to the profile you want. It's not difficult to see what I've cut by comparing the eBay pic with the flaps on my car.

I secured the flaps to the car using stainless steel screws I sprayed black rather than use the ordinary steel screws supplied with the flaps.
Once the flaps were trimmed to size I put them up against the wheel arch and then marked where the flaps contact the car using masking tape. Then I took away the flaps and used the masking tape guide to make a template for some protective film like you plan to cover your skirts. The OEM flaps for normal mk3 mondies come with protective film to stop the mud flaps scratching the paint work so I fitted it to my car for the same reason.
There were some small voids between the inner skin of the mud flap and the wheel arch and I filled those with black silicone to avoid any water ingress behind the flaps.

My car is really dirty in the above pics, but when it's clean and the flaps have a bit of Auto Glym product on them they have a lovely sheen.

Fitting tip:
As the mud flaps are flexible it's best to push them tight against the car when measuring where to drill any fixing holes. By push the flaps tight they can be pushed around 6mm tighter and this ensures a snug fit and accurate fixing marking.
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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:06 PM

Raynkar they look really good actually, better than I thought they would. I might go down this route instead. I wonder if painting them the same colour as the body would work? Your car looks black so they look like they blend in. Thanks for the tips mate 👍

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:06 PM

Raynkar they look really good actually, better than I thought they would. I might go down this route instead. I wonder if painting them the same colour as the body would work? Your car looks black so they look like they blend in. Thanks for the tips mate 👍

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:06 PM

Raynkar they look really good actually, better than I thought they would. I might go down this route instead. I wonder if painting them the same colour as the body would work? Your car looks black so they look like they blend in. Thanks for the tips mate 👍