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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:11 am 
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knew you'd have a pink bloody bucket :lol:

car looks good - leave it bloody standard :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:27 am 
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looks smart fella 8-)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:17 am 
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It's staying standard haha :P Paul trying to get me to do naughty things. It does remind me of my si on standard stilt suspension like.

They're shorts, just bent down they ride up a bit... perv!

How much of a pain Chris? I could see myself fucking it up but I would love to try it.

Thanks for all the kind words though chaps. Really pleased with the outcome of the clean. Was going to apply a second layer of wax this morning but I doubt it will do much, especially with the sealer underneath so it will do for now.

I did realise yesterday that the two front alloys have been resprayed. Can't believe I've only just noticed it. The shine is weak due to no lacquer by the looks of it. Rears seem original with a nice deep shine so I'm a bit peeved about that but hey ho.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:59 am 
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Time consuming, you'll never get a perfect finish and if you try you'll burn the paint as it'll be too aggressive lol

Time consuming is the main one though, can only do a small part of the panel at a time. As long as you get medium to finish stuff you should be ok

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:04 pm 
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nice looking car buddy and a perfect run about :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:16 pm 
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It's staying standard haha :P Paul trying to get me to do naughty things. It does remind me of my si on standard stilt suspension like.

They're shorts, just bent down they ride up a bit... perv!

How much of a pain Chris? I could see myself fucking it up but I would love to try it.

Thanks for all the kind words though chaps. Really pleased with the outcome of the clean. Was going to apply a second layer of wax this morning but I doubt it will do much, especially with the sealer underneath so it will do for now.

I did realise yesterday that the two front alloys have been resprayed. Can't believe I've only just noticed it. The shine is weak due to no lacquer by the looks of it. Rears seem original with a nice deep shine so I'm a bit peeved about that but hey ho.


Good looking ride there. Out of experience there is no probs using a DA. You need to be complete dick to burn the paint (the pad is moving on a oval not in one spot like a rotary)
Check my pics I put up of the other halfs Polo, results were 1000% better than anything by hand plus the scratch was removed from bonnet
I'd say you won't go wrong getting one, I've done all my cars with mine :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:43 pm 
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I imagine this is a great runaround buddy, all you need and they don't hang about :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Congrats Ben, nice little motor to have as a daily :)

Just don't start modifying it lol


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Thanks jono, will check it out bud! Cheers Terry. doing the trick so far.

yes mole, keeping me very happy atm :)

Ill try and listen murphy. Already had an offer from a lad at Bentley for some of his fabia vrs stuff haha! so far im staying away!

This week I decided to invest in some Collinite products as the dodo juice wax has worn off after about a month of driving with two of those weeks on the motorway. Though it'd last longer but hey ho.

So i bought Collinite 915 and 476. Results are outstanding and from my research they are both very bullet proof products and perfect for the winter!

Managed to get 72.8mpg today. Doing very well with fuel even with the odd blast.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Fuck consumption, hammer it everywhere!! Youll still get respectable mpg lol.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:57 pm 
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I will when i finally get paid! Got to wait till the 15th :( 7 weeks without pay isn't great.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:47 am 
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Tough one mate, be worth it in the end :thumbsup:

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love the VRS, very underrated car. Was chasing a mapped one down the mototrway just a few days ago in the beemer and have to say it went very very well. Same lump thats in my Leon, but with a weight advantage.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:24 am 
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ahh really. I really am tempted for a re map. But i know it will be a downhill struggle lol. I mean a 30bhp increase shouldnt affect much should it? eg i wouldnt need to piss around with the brakes or owt?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:38 am 
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Its not the bhp its the torque. Once you got it booting it will ruin the clutch, you dont have to do the brakes but you should.

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ahh really. I really am tempted for a re map. But i know it will be a downhill struggle lol. I mean a 30bhp increase shouldnt affect much should it? eg i wouldnt need to piss around with the brakes or owt?
Too bad I'm not driving to Sixfields. I'd have let you take my Audi for a spin. Was a similar P/W as yours before the remap, but a remap on yours should see you marginally quicker. Would have given you a feel for the difference!

MPG difference? The numbers say about 2% improvement, but I drive like a granny most of the time and rarely hit the motorways nowadays, but with yours being a 4-pot version of mine, and on a longer, faster commute than myself, assuming you're sensible, you should easily better that!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Thanks woodsy. Would of loved that!
Well i have a new car mate (sounded as un-gay as possible), and he used to own an si yonks ago. Very knowledgable guy. Has offered to do my vrs for £150... he has mapped a vrs before and said it went to 170bhp with 300ft torque. from 130bhp and 210ft i like the sound of it. Said it slightly improved mpg but i drive like a pussy on the motorway anyway lol so id only use the extra power when i felt like it :) we will see.

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Was that a bummers date with pete?

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