what have you done to your car today ?

iammooks

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Thought the forum had been really quiet, but it turns out I'm not getting any notifications at all from Tapatalk - sorry to anyone who sent me a message. I thought it might have been because I got a new phone, but it's happened on both my phone and my iPad.

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Was going to take my bonnet off to finish the paint as I got a replacement can the other day. Didn't bother in the end with the weather being so changeable, so put the replacement battery tray in instead. I've been putting it off for ages, and even though it passed its MoT without the retaining bracket, I just wanted it to be right. 10-15 minute job and it's done.

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Set the time on the car and the radio and back indoors for a can of cider.

Car has been fine recently. Drove to stay with my parents a couple of days because my housemate had Covid and I really didn't want to be coming down with that again, and was getting at least mid-fifties on the MPG. Will be picking up the girlfriend's son's stuff from uni next weekend, so another bit of a run.

The car does feel a bit sluggish low down, but that's probably for the best with the price of fuel being what it is.


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Alexis27

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Thought the forum had been really quiet, but it turns out I'm not getting any notifications at all from Tapatalk - sorry to anyone who sent me a message. I thought it might have been because I got a new phone, but it's happened on both my phone and my iPad.

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Yeah it's always quieter on here anyway because everyone is doing Facebook now. But you don't tend to get the arrogant tw*ts here that you get there 😂
 

Thai-wronghorse

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Anyone fitted Godspeed discs? The spacers don’t look great i.e. round would blend in more.
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Yep totally agree although you don't really see them once installed.
I sprayed mine black as well to blend in with the black powder coated calipers & carriers.

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giving this a punt as its got PEA and 2 EHN additive in it, 2 EHN is in premium fuels and the PEA is not in allot of fuel cleaners and that's the additive that cleans injector systems, millers does not have PEA not sure if Rhino does have PEA but that works well when you remember to use it lol
 

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Went to check my number plate bulbs last night and someone has already scuffed my freshly painted bumper.

So glad I didn't get it done professionally - I'd have been in tears.

Hopefully it'll polish out, but I've got to say, Brighton is the worst place in the world when it comes to people hitting your car. Nobody gives a ****. I think I've said before my old landlady would literally push cars with her bumper to create more space. Didn't seem to think it was an issue.


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That sucks. Nearly had a coronary when the wife called me last week saying someone had backed into her in the supermarket and I assumed they'd hit the newly painted bumper. Some stupid woman had caught the front left though. Still left a scuff and unbelievably just mouthed sorry as she sped away. Would have gone down to the police station if the mrs had been able to get the reg.
 
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That sucks. Nearly had a coronary when the wife called me last week saying someone had backed into her in the supermarket and I assumed they'd hit the newly painted bumper. Some stupid woman had caught the front left though. Still left a scuff and unbelievably just mouthed sorry as she sped away. Would have gone down to the police station if the mrs had been able to get the reg.

I had a closer look yesterday and it's taken it down to the primer, so no polishing that out.

I haven't really got the words to be honest.

All I can think is that I can try to repair it when I paint my bonnet, but it'll mean doing all the prep work, sanding, masking etc. and hoping I can get a half decent blend.

It would have been nice to have had an excuse to redo the front bumper, but the rear was looking really good and now it's ruined. I wish there were such a thing as karma, but judging from how much stuff like this happens, I'm finding it hard to believe in it.


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People suck balls.


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Unlucky mate, I can understand your anger, unless your a car person people just don't get it. It's the same when they think they can just start touching ur car as well, winds me up I never touch others, but like I said we are car people with more respect. Pray for karma 🙏
 
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Went in to the local garage today to do a few MOTs for them.
Asked if i could put my car on the ramp just for a quick look underneath. Both front tyres are absolute toast. Lasted less than 14k!
Not been hammered since i got the car.
Date stamped 27th week of 2020 so 2 years!
Booked in on Tuesday for a new pair. Wont be Michelin sport 4s again.
 
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Went in to the local garage today to do a few MOTs for them.
Asked if i could put my car on the ramp just for a quick look underneath. Both front tyres are absolute toast. Lasted less than 14k!
Not been hammered since i got the car.
Date stamped 27th week of 2020 so 2 years!
Booked in on Tuesday for a new pair. Wont be Michelin sport 4s again.
And there usually hard wearing one of best tyre you can get, got Goodyear f1 my self and there is a Halfords deal on at moment https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/4-...e-includes-mobile-fitting-at-halfords-3954416 not sure what size you are though
 
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