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Detailing / Re: Safe products for SiRamik ATP coating.
« Last post by Mike J on Today at 20:34 »
Thanks guys.
I was hoping I could buy something more easily available ie from Halfords rather than go online.

Any suggestions.

Have a full Autogleam kit on hand anyone know if their shampoo would suitable?
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Detailing / Re: Safe products for SiRamik ATP coating.
« Last post by Watts on Today at 19:49 »
Look for shampoos etc designed to complement glass/ceramic/nano coatings, i.e similar chemical base (SiO2).  Look at Gtechniq, Gyeon, Sonax etc offerings.

I can thoroughly recommend the Gtechniq, it feels like the paintwork is well lubricated while washing and even smells rather nice.

https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/gtechniq-g-wash-shampoo

You can get it in smaller containers if you want to try it without commiting too much :smiley:
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Golf mk7 / Re: Amazon Dot into Golf Mk7.5
« Last post by ajmoir36 on Today at 18:40 »
I would assume you need to connect the echo dot to your phones wifi using your phone as a hotspot. The use the alexa app to pair it with the car via bluetooth. Or just plug in the jack lead and enable the aux in on tbd head unit.
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Detailing / Re: Safe products for SiRamik ATP coating.
« Last post by Booth11 on Today at 18:37 »
You would have thought that any coating designed to repel contaminants would be able to withstand shampoo and qd.


I would have thought so as well.
However I have been advised (elsewhere) to only use the siramik products which are of limited availability and quite expensive :whistle: (don't y'know).

Sounds like marketing speak.

Look for shampoos etc designed to complement glass/ceramic/nano coatings, i.e similar chemical base (SiO2).  Look at Gtechniq, Gyeon, Sonax etc offerings. 
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by kalimon on Today at 18:25 »
What colour of grey is that? It looks fantastic  :laugh:
It's just a dark grey I believe :evil:
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by Davey-c on Today at 18:19 »
Early morning blast across North Yorks Moors to beautiful Whitby... :cool:.....gets nicer past the crane heading to harbour  :tongue:



Looking good. :cool:
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Golf mk7 / Re: RGM door sill protectors
« Last post by Mike J on Today at 17:45 »
Yesterday ordered a set of RGM sill protectors from jjcraceandrally on the 'bay, £35.16 delivered.
Arrived this morning, less than 24hours later.
Now fitted and polished and they look very good indeed.

I had already fitted the RGM rear sill protector so had some experience of how to go to do it, that said the door items are not as easy as the rear (which was a doddle by comparison).

My process;
Polished each protector with Tesco's Black Carnauba shoe polish (£1.10p)
Cleaned the surface with Autogleam screen cleaner (from SWMBO kit)
Cleaned the surface with 3M cleaning pads supplied with the protectors
Masked each end of the required position with tape
Removed the red covering from the upper tape
Lower tape pointy end detach +2" so enough hangs down below the lower edge for you to grip
Lay first 1/4" of the entire horizontal top edge down first
Then holding it down firmly slide the protector onto the top radius
Press down the upper tape firmly
Grip the end of the red tape and slowly remove, pressing down as you work your way to the end.
Buffed up the protectors with kitchen paper.

Tip; Start at the door you use the least, if you get it wrong pull it off very quickly and firmly, the hotter the day the better 35C while I fitted mine.

Any future problems I will post.
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New forum members / Im back, this time properly!
« Last post by Glowstone on Today at 17:41 »
Hi all,

I posted here ages ago asking a question about a Mk4 Golf GTi that i was helping a mate with...anyways hes sold it to me for the princley sum of £100

He simply couldnt be arsed to throw any more money at it.

anyways in the last 2 years its had 2 KYB dampers on the back, new cam belt and waterpump, 2 new rear suspension bushes, 2 new wishbones a new clutch bracket and a couple of services. The bodywork and interior are still suitable, no rust or major cosmetic damage other than a broken mirror casing.

So now its come to me at 190k on the clock  :shocked:needing,

new rear brakes, pads and discs
both springs rear springs
one spring at the front
a wheel bearing at the front.
some kind of un-metered air problem on the intake side
broken wing mirror
Weeping steering rack
a couple of electrical oddities

Ive managed to get the parts ( KYB suspension, FAG bearing, Brake Engineering discs, Allied Nippon pads) plus the mirror casing and a new key fob for £125



Hopefully I can get some decent tips from here and some help to make this old thing well again....Im used to the spanners etc

Thanks for reading

Martyn :cool:
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Detailing / Re: Safe products for SiRamik ATP coating.
« Last post by Mike J on Today at 16:53 »
You would have thought that any coating designed to repel contaminants would be able to withstand shampoo and qd.


I would have thought so as well.
However I have been advised (elsewhere) to only use the siramik products which are of limited availability and quite expensive :whistle: (don't y'know).
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Golf mk7 / Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Last post by deltarikk on Today at 16:42 »
What colour of grey is that? It looks fantastic  :laugh:

Cheers  :wink:.....carbon grey, colours maybe a little saturated off my mob
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