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  • #13352

    hussey1
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    UK - England

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    After 1 year and 4 days wait I collected my RS the Saturday before last with the FPM 375 kit fitted

     

    In short : I absolutely love it and it was definitely worth the wait. Still running it in at the moment so taking it easy but its still amazing to drive.

     

    I asked the dealer not to wash it as I was taking it to my detailer (He is very thorough, does a great job and is very reasonably priced, I would highly recommend him. He also looks after my other cars too) . It went to the detailers on Saturday and this is the progress so far:

     

    It’s having:

    – Full decontamination

    – Light enhancement

    – Ceramic Coating (including callipers/wheels/exhaust tips)

    – Interior protection

    – Engine bay protection

     

    Before

    Initial snow foam and decontamination and another snow foam

     

    #13359

    hussey1
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 47

    Light enhancement, defects & removal (before&after) etc

    Hopefully I haven’t made the pictures too small and lost the quality     more to come and some high resolution finished photos….

    #13363

    paul144
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    UK - England

    Posts: 434

    Very nice

    Where did you go for detailing



    A few bits and pieces added

    #13364

    Kenny
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    UK - Scotland

    Posts: 3869

    Looking good! I think I might do the same and tell dealer not to clean the car. Not worth the risk. It is a big investment to get all the ceramic protection but gives you peace of mind.

    How was the condition of the paint?

    What plans do you have for the car?

    #13372

    hussey1
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    UK - England

    Posts: 47

    @paul144 thank you, I took it to a friend of mine (Nick) who does private, owner club etc detailing and he’s based in the midlands. He does a lot of detailing and has looked after my old MP215 fiesta and looks after my wife’s Focus ST too!


    @Kenny
    I would say it’s definitely worth getting it detailed and ceramic coated!

    Paint was generally OK a few defects here and there (some above) which Nick has sorted. There was one small chip which had obviously occured from assembly which I spoke to dealer about and we came to an arrangement and again Nick is going to sort it out for me. A lot of contamination!!

    It already has the FPM 375 kit, Mountune mats (which I cut holes in and fitted clips for the passenger side mat), silver indicator bulbs, seat covers, ceramic coating …

    On the way – bonnet struts & currently debating the Mountune axle back exhaust  but that will be it then!

     

    P.s. not sure why some of the pics aren’t showing now?

    #18361

    hussey1
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    UK - England

    Posts: 47

    Forgot the finished pics:

    #18370

    hussey1
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    UK - England

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    #18372

    baz-2
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    United Kingdom

    Posts: 136

    very nice

    baz2

    #19044

    hussey1
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    UK - England

    Posts: 47

    Thank you 🙂

    Since then I’ve done the following:

    – Mudflaps / Nitrous Blue Bonnet Lifters / Mountune Axle Back Exhaust

    Just waiting to get the Mountune SSC and hardpipe kitted.

    Pics to follow!

    #19395

    hussey1
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 47

    NB brackets with stainless struts:

    And Mountune Axle Back:

    #19429

    Kenny
    Keymaster

    UK - Scotland

    Posts: 3869

    She’s looking great @hussey1

    #19449

    Ben Woods
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 252

    @hussey1 looking smart, enjoying the picture. I have some bonnet struts were they tricky to fit?

    #19674

    hussey1
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    UK - England

    Posts: 47

    Thank you @Kenny and thanks for sorting out the bonnet struts!

    Ben Woods they were fairly straight forward to fit following the instructions, just need to be careful when pushing the metal brackets through the plastic part!

    #20875

    norwichrs
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    UK - England

    Posts: 108

    @hussey1 – looking really good – did the exhaust note change much with the axle back upgrade?

    #21176

    hussey1
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 47

    @norwichrs yes the exhaust note sounds a lot better with the Mountune axle back. I think it’s great personally as on my daily commute or on a long run there is no drone, however when you put your foot down you are rewarded with the wonderful noise! Pop’s and bangs are less artificial too. On cold start ups the exhaust can be slightly louder whilst it warms up.

    Have you watched Shmee’s video on youtube? I think it’s a very honest review and gives a good indication of the difference over the standard exhaust.

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