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worf105
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new car

Post by worf105 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:21 pm

Must say goodbye now as picking up new car this weekend.

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Corsa 3dr Energy 1.4i (90PS) Ecoflex in Royal Blue


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Re: new car

Post by Rob111gb » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:59 pm

Ohh! A 1.4 turbo elite nav? Very nice 👍🏼 You’ll feel a massive difference between power, smoothness and the alloys that’s a complete ball ache to clean!


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Re: new car

Post by worf105 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:46 pm

Rob111gb wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:59 pm
Ohh! A 1.4 turbo elite nav? Very nice 👍🏼 You’ll feel a massive difference between power, smoothness and the alloys that’s a complete ball ache to clean!
Thanks Rob111gb,

Thanks for the thought of the alloy cleaning, was living in bliss until I read that lol.

Picked it up about 2 hours or so ago and I really like it. miles better than my wee Corsa. Just finished cleaning all that junk off the dash from the dealership and cleaned the leather and then just this minute finished applying the Leather Balm. Looks much better now (and smell good too). Now to order some mats for this.....

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Re: new car

Post by Rob111gb » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:05 pm

The valeters at Mr Clark’s are a bit heavy handed with the dash sheen, APC and a microfibre cloth should get that sorted. I’ve got the exact one but in ‘flip chip silver’ biggest regrets was the colour choice and not ticking the wheel & matrix headlight options. Standard headlights are pants but a aftermarket xenon bulbs work a treat.


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Re: new car

Post by worf105 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:26 pm

Rob111gb wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:05 pm
The valeters at Mr Clark’s are a bit heavy handed with the dash sheen, APC and a microfibre cloth should get that sorted. I’ve got the exact one but in ‘flip chip silver’ biggest regrets was the colour choice and not ticking the wheel & matrix headlight options. Standard headlights are pants but a aftermarket xenon bulbs work a treat.
Thanks for the heads up in regards to the headlamps. What Xenon bulbs are you using?
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Re: new car

Post by bobtheslark » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:03 pm

I did the same purchase last year and though I loved my Corsa 1.4t.. there is no comparison in handling. The ASTRA K is far superior. What I did to both cars (alloy wheels) was to get down before they got any road dirt on them and give them a good quality waxing. The wheels on my elite are always clean and twice a year I spend time repeating this.
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Re: new car

Post by john002 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:00 am

I used Poorboys Wheel Sealant.

5 coats over a weekend 5 months ago, works a treat for me. I just wash the wheels with a car shampoo with a soft brush brake dust and grim washes away.
2015 Corsa E 1.4i 90PS ecoFLEX Excite (AC) , 3 Door, Shiny Rocks (Wifes)
2018 Golf SE, NAV 1:5 5 door Red (Mine )


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Re: new car

Post by big-fish28 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:01 pm

john002 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:00 am
I used Poorboys Wheel Sealant.

5 coats over a weekend 5 months ago, works a treat for me. I just wash the wheels with a car shampoo with a soft brush brake dust and grim washes away.
Just out of curiosity, how many months' worth of protection in total does Poorboys wheel sealant offer? 5 months at the time of your reply makes me think you're definitely getting your money's worth! I applied some of this Chemical Guys https://www.racshop.co.uk/wheel-guard-r ... -8-oz.html wheel sealant that I got from the RAC about 2 months ago and so far it's working great, but if there's anything which outlasts it then the less I have to apply, the better really. :-)


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Re: new car

Post by john002 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:19 am

big-fish28 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:01 pm
john002 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:00 am
I used Poorboys Wheel Sealant.

5 coats over a weekend 5 months ago, works a treat for me. I just wash the wheels with a car shampoo with a soft brush brake dust and grim washes away.
Just out of curiosity, how many months' worth of protection in total does Poorboys wheel sealant offer? 5 months at the time of your reply makes me think you're definitely getting your money's worth! I applied some of this Chemical Guys https://www.racshop.co.uk/wheel-guard-r ... -8-oz.html wheel sealant that I got from the RAC about 2 months ago and so far it's working great, but if there's anything which outlasts it then the less I have to apply, the better really. :-)
Washed car yesterday, did use a alloy wheel spray and the mud and muck washed & hosed off.
Can't say how much life is left in poor boys, but it's too cold and wet to recoat.
2015 Corsa E 1.4i 90PS ecoFLEX Excite (AC) , 3 Door, Shiny Rocks (Wifes)
2018 Golf SE, NAV 1:5 5 door Red (Mine )


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