1st wash for the new car...

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by Mr. Ski, May 24, 2018.

  1. Mr. Ski

    Mr. Ski Paid Member

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    I’m impressed to say the least...

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    Don’t know how it’s been maintained before, but safe to say it’s been looked after, all I’ve done is washed it with Meguiars Mirror Bright shampoo, can’t wait to get stuck in and actually apply some polish,
     
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  2. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    nice one! Black cars are a nightmare to keep clean, and also to keep swirls/scratches off. I'd recommend a full machine polish followed by a ceramic coating.
     
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  3. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    That's going to look amazing when it's polished.
     
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  4. Mr. Ski

    Mr. Ski Paid Member

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    I hope so, haha,

    Still cant decide on a wheel colour though,
     
  5. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    GOLD!!!

    :smiley:
     
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  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    very hard to own a black car when it comes to paintwork..kudos to the previous owner and you for keeping her looking beautiful..:thumb:
     
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  7. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    +1 for full machine polish & ceramic coating.
    Wax would not last.
     
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  8. Mr. Ski

    Mr. Ski Paid Member

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    Agreed, I do need to look at coatings I think, seems the way to go now days,
     
  9. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Some good coatings:

    Nanolex SI3D(HD)
    Gtechnic ceramic coatings are great..
    Ceramic pro
     
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  10. Mr. Ski

    Mr. Ski Paid Member

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    So in other news...

    just had a set of H&R Springs land on my desk, and swapping my exhaust for an Akrapovic this weekend, can't wait :oops:
     
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  11. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    I would be very excited..will sound the business you'll see/hear...enjoy
     
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  12. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200 Paid Member

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    Id go full stealth like @R27WTF
     
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  13. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    AKRA!!! Fine fiiiiiiiiine choice. Well worth every penny in my opinion. Refined when pootling about town, angry as hell old school rally car when you're on it. You're going to LOVE it mate.

    Have you got a 200 diffuser on then? Or do you have a plan for the tailpipes?

    Still running the standard airbox?
     
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  14. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    Yet to hear an Akra in the flesh. Get the feeling I'll want one as soon as I do...

    Car looks mint!!! Good luck keeping it that way with gloss black paint!
     
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  15. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    There are a few exhausts for the Clio that sound really good I think. Not just the higher end of the market either. But the Akra is just pitched absolutely perfectly. Sounded SO good flying down those roads in Wales with the window down and a mountain right next to us.
     
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  16. Mr. Ski

    Mr. Ski Paid Member

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    Still got the 197 diffuser, I've seen some Akra tail pipe trims on ebay that should look ace and finish it off nicely, but if they wont work i'll look into a 200 Diffuser for sure, Im not getting the carbon trims as someone stole them off the car im stealing the exhaust off,

    Yes still on the standard air box, Didn't really want all the noise that came with an induction kit,
     
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  17. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Chopping the ends off your OEM exhaust and adding them to the back of the Akra works. That's what we did with ours. Looks absolutely OEM.

    KTR induction, can't recommend it enough. Sounds amazing but you don't really hear it at all on part throttle. Mega combo mate.

    Either way, you're going to love the Akra, it's such a glorious sound.
     
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  18. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    What a reflection! Nice mate.
     
  19. Mr. Ski

    Mr. Ski Paid Member

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    Well you weren't wrong... Wow!! What a sound!! very addictive!!
     
  20. Mr. Ski

    Mr. Ski Paid Member

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    Quick rolling shot of the car on my way to Waxstock yesterday,

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    Studs kit and spacers fitted to the rear, fronts left to do next,

    Had it Mapped now too, feels ace,

    Wanting to go Aero accessories next, starting with the Spoiler or Splitter, probably Splitter as the wife is less likely to notice that
     

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