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Discussion relating to car detailing, washing, waxing...etc

  1. Sill panel covers.

    Does anyone know if the BA sill panel covers will fit an AU Fairlane? Are the sills the same length?

    Started by dunno‎, 15-10-2017 02:48 PM
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  2. New Car smell

    Stupid question but, what do ford use for to give your car that "New Car Smell?" I bought a "new car smell" deoderiser for my car on the weekend and it smells nothing like what ford use.

    Started by mrd83‎, 21-07-2008 07:53 PM
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  3. dishwashing time

    Is it a good idea to use warm water and dishwashing liquid to wash your car. The guy i brought my car from on Thursday said he got it looking good after washing it the other day. Its got real good paint as it was resprayed 8 years ago and is grandma. Thanks Steve

    Started by gadjitsteve‎, 28-03-2005 02:29 PM
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  4. Shockwave paint peeling

    When I was washing my car the other day a whole section of my paint came off. I have rung ford and they are going to look at it this Wednesday coming (26th of may). How ever I have been told its out side the 5 year paint warranty (By two months). Has any one else been though the same thing hoping...

    Started by MagicMarkerPen‎, 22-05-2010 02:38 PM
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    10-07-2016, 06:59 AM Go to last post
  5. Unhappy Spray Paint problems.

    Unsure if this is the right area but if anyone knows I would be grateful. I'm a newby to spray painting and having alot of moisture coming out of the gun. I have done a primer and had a couple of water drips that have sat under the primer and dried. I have sanded it back and it's smoothed out...

    Started by British Bulldog Fan‎, 13-04-2016 06:52 PM
    mositure, paint, panels, primer, spray paint
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    13-04-2016, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Removing demister lines off rear window

    Dumb beginner question, but I have to ask. As my rear window demister lines are beyond repair I have decided to remove them completely. Car is 43 years old, not sure how long this demister has been on. Will a razorblade scratch the glass rear window in getting them off ? I have heard of people...

    Started by Karin B‎, 30-03-2016 05:21 PM
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    01-04-2016, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  7. protectiv paint products

    hi all Has anyone heard of the Protektiv paint product? Any feedback would be appreciated. Cheers

    Started by dazzle38‎, 22-03-2016 04:45 PM
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    28-03-2016, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  8. cleaning leather seats..

    heya all.... i have recently purchased a beautiful ba xr8 with the black "XR" leather seats. The car was previously used as a wedding car so naturally its in pretty decent condition, aside from a few marks on the passenger seat. I have come to the decision that one (being silver glitter) is nail...

    Started by Jenno‎, 07-09-2009 05:14 PM
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    27-03-2016, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  9. Scratch removal info

    Hi all, I have a Black Ford Mobdeo and scratches are easy to see on it. What's a good cheap polish to buff them out? Thanks, Bren.

    Started by 1973‎, 28-01-2016 12:29 PM
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    28-01-2016, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  10. Wax and grease remover scary stuff

    Just finished a bit of rust work on m Ba I was looking at U Tubes looking at paint finishing I came across one on safety stuff had a quick look the guy was talking about dangers in the workshop .He was saying one of the big dangers was wax and grease remover he said not top use it as it contain...

    Started by obsessed‎, 01-01-2016 07:56 PM
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    03-01-2016, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  11. How do I get the spots off the black rubber window trims on my AU Mk2 Falcon ?

    Hi all, Just hoping for a bit of advice on cleaning up the window rubbers on my AU Mk2. With age and sun exposure the rubbers appear spotty and look particularly average looking after I've cleaned the rest of the exterior. I would love to be able to make them look better. I read the thread about...

    Started by Karin B‎, 18-12-2015 10:17 PM
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    26-12-2015, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  12. Cool Easy Tint Removal!!

    quick easy removal of tint!! you need: windex, black garbage bags (large enuff for the window/s in question), paper towels, and a razor blade This is so easy its not funny, i've done this myself. 1. cut the bag to fit the tinted area 2. spary heaps of Windex to the tint, (on the inside...

    Started by 95FairlaneGhia‎, 04-08-2011 03:14 AM
    tint, tint removal
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    11-01-2015, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  13. Removing white polish residue from black trim

    Anyone got a simple solution for removing white polish residue from black plastic / rubber trim? Cheers

    Started by fordnut‎, 17-07-2010 12:35 PM
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    15-12-2014, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  14. great way to clean filthy seats

    gday I don't know if anyone has posted this before but I just purchased an el with seats and upholstery that pigs must have lived in I mean putrid so I took all seats and carpet out sprayed with degreaser left em for about a minute and hit them with my karcher left them in the sun for a day or two...

    Started by warnie100‎, 26-10-2014 08:42 AM
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    26-10-2014, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  15. help with dash repair please

    Hi folks I have purchased an el falcon which someone has removed the dash in the past and broken the tabs where the bolts go through up near the wind screen there are 5 of them that secure the top of the dash 3 have been snapped off is there some glue available to repair them or how can this be...

    Started by warnie100‎, 26-09-2014 01:53 PM
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    27-09-2014, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  16. A little cosmetics today and ran into this....

    G'day all, decided to undertake a bit of cosmetics to the ute today with the removal of those big black side bumper/trolley strips. A hair dryer a plastic spatula lots of patience and it was all coming off really well, that is until I pealed the very last drivers side rear strip off only to find it...

    Started by ExEf‎, 10-08-2014 02:56 PM
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    11-08-2014, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  17. Polishing Car in the Sun ?

    G'day All. This may sound silly but why can't you wash and polish a car in the direct sun light ?. Also some of the paintwork on my car is going a misty colour, What is it ? . Regards Steve.

    Started by BrickMan‎, 04-10-2008 01:21 PM
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  18. What polish/cleaning prducts used?

    Hi to all. Question to you is what products do you use? to get that magic new car look when cleaning. Products, tips & methods would be appreciated by all, it would be good to post a few pics if possible. Cheers.

    Started by PD56‎, 09-02-2014 12:19 PM
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    20-04-2014, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  19. Carpet Cleaning

    What's the best and efficient way of cleaning the carpet? What products should I use?

    Started by joshua‎, 12-07-2009 01:57 PM
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    07-06-2013, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  20. Window Cleaning

    Anyone got any good tips on cleaning windows, inside (esp.) and out? After all these years I still can' get something to work properly. As soon as I find something that works, I can't find it any more or they change it. In the taxi the inside gets very dirty and it is hard to keep clean. The...

    Started by Maco‎, 06-05-2010 12:45 AM
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    06-06-2013, 02:37 PM Go to last post
  21. Keeping seats clean

    Hi all I have a new car (ford mondeo)and don't really want to put on seat covers as i have seat air bags. Whats the best way to protect them,(scotch guard)? Also with the interior what is the best way to wipe down the black interior? Bren.

    Started by 1973‎, 30-05-2013 05:57 AM
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  22. Side mirror removal?

    I have an 86 GC meteor wagon and I want to remove the side mirrors so I can put hood mirrors on. Has anyone done this or have any ideas to make the side mirror plate area nice and neat and also weather proof?

    Started by Brodie38‎, 21-04-2013 08:36 PM
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  23. Whats the best way to clean glass?

    Hey just wondering what is the best way to clean glass? I have used a lot of different brand spray on cleaners all seem to do an ok job just wondering if there is something better? i have seen some glass polish is this stuff good? and are those glass towels worth getting?

    Started by danc666‎, 26-03-2007 02:40 PM
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  24. Lightbulb Clay Bar

    G'day everyone Have looked around a few places for a claybar (supercheap auto, repco) But cant seem 2 be able 2 find 1 does any1 kno were i can pick 1 up? cheers Glen

    Started by Te_11sec_6‎, 31-08-2008 08:00 PM
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  25. Best way to protect external trim on Transit

    Hello all, What is best product to protect the external "plastic trim" on my Transit ? Bumper bar, door handles, round windscreen etc. tried Armoral but it went sort of streaky. Thanks Chris

    Started by Chris G‎, 23-10-2012 07:30 AM
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  26. New kit

    Hey guys, not sure if this is the right forum for this, but, I am looking to get a plastic bar. I want an FG F6 plastic front bar that will fit to the XR. Anyone know of where I could get a plastic bar for a decent price? Would like to avoid fiberglass at the front if I can.

    Started by Effekt1992‎, 18-11-2012 08:41 PM
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  27. Leather steering wheel

    Hi,i took my son out for driving lessons for about 3 hours and when we got home he say's,dad does this allways happen,shows me his hands and they are covered in black crap.I figured he must of been holding the wheel with an iron grip and now it lloks worn in the two areas he was holding it,is there...

    Started by dazzle38‎, 22-08-2012 05:12 PM
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  28. paint flairing HELP

    how do you stop the original paint from FLAIRING around the edges when you apply etch primer out of pressure pack can-using ?.

    Started by xcbest‎, 11-04-2012 11:27 PM
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  29. colour matching J8

    hi, has anyone used a pressure pack touch up paint that matches close to EL- J8 paint code?. if so would you know the paint number & colour name on the can please--they dont do a can for J8 { arctic silver i think }

    Started by xcbest‎, 11-04-2012 11:22 PM
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  30. Brand new car - what products should i use?

    Hi all, My car is 6 weeks old now, so I figure i should start waxing/protecting. Anyone got opinions/experiences with any particular product? I'm thinking a good carnauba wax every 4 weeks? When should I treat the leather seats? Whats the best interior treatment other than armour all?? ...

    Started by lovexbcoupe‎, 06-08-2009 08:36 PM
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    11-04-2012, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  31. Paint bubbling

    Hi i have a 2005 territory which is mettalic envy green and on the rear tail where you can open the glass tail the paint is starting to bubble and just come off, a bit more each time i wash it. what can/should i do and is this likely to happen to rest of car!?? Any advice would be great cheers

    Started by dwesty‎, 09-04-2012 02:04 PM
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  32. Removing Greasy Hand Prints

    Just took my car to the exhaust shop and being that it doesnt go yet they had to push it on and off the lift and now it has all greasy hand prints on the front and back and being a white car they show up really badly. Just wondering what the best method is for removing the greasy hand prints. They...

    Started by Te_11sec_6‎, 02-01-2012 12:24 AM
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    09-03-2012, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  33. Help required!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well i hope i am in the right area if not my appologies .I have my nl fairlane bumper off to respray and notice that the paint has cracked in the rubber mould that has a chrome insert after removing the chrome and saning the mould back i then found the mould has cracks could anyone tell me how to...

    Started by warnie100‎, 04-12-2011 03:05 PM
    all to save a bob
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  34. Windscreen "Fog"

    Can anyone advise the best way to clean off the "fog" (very fine dust i guess) that accumulates on the inside of the front windscreen (and the back one too for that matter), as the impaired vision I dont really like when you hit low sun, but similarly, I seem to be forever wiping with a soft towel...

    Started by docjames‎, 21-03-2011 05:16 PM
    car detailing, clean, dust, fog, windscreen
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    03-12-2011, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  35. Mouldy Carpet

    Unfortunately with all the wet weather some of it seemed to of gotten into to my car :< :< And now I have mould in the back carpet on the floor :< :< Going to chuck some bi carb on it to soak up the odor and any mostiure left. Was wondering if anyone knows the best way to get mould out ?

    Started by Azz@h‎, 08-03-2010 07:40 PM
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    22-10-2011, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  36. AU2 Steering Wheel Detailed?

    Hello All! Just curious to know if there is anyone around sydney that does steering wheel reaphosltery? Is that how you spell it? Anyway the leather on my AU2 XR8 Ute has worn out and would like it re-leathered? Any help would be appreciated! thinking of selling the girl and would like her looking...

    Started by Mossy‎, 13-10-2011 07:31 PM
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  37. Photo Essay - Engine Sump Clean

    Girlfriend was in a crappy, whiny mood all last week, so now I'm in a grumpy, crappy mood this week. Couldn't be bothered working tonight, so figured I'd better find something else to do to ensure that the night wasn't a total loss. Pulled the front and rear seats out, removed seat covers,...

    Started by Phildo‎, 27-07-2011 06:09 AM
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  38. paint protection - the real truth about sealants and waxes

    Car dealerships, online shops, detail shops and detail supply stores all sell it Here is each type and how long they last Be very wary of any with teflon, telfon or PTFE does nothing for protection though, may increase paint slickness and resist water spot (acid rain) damage better. ...

    Started by SVR‎, 20-05-2006 07:28 PM
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    05-06-2011, 08:58 PM Go to last post
  39. Stickers - Decals - Signage

    Hey All, stumbled across your website while re living my youth of about 20 years ago & my RS2000, love the site & some of the cars are fantastic. I run a small sign-shop from home so prices are realistic for designing vinyl cut stickers, screen-printed stickers, stubby holders, t shirts etc....

    Started by sumsignguy‎, 12-04-2011 07:47 PM
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  40. looking for a red ford badge

    Hi all looking for another red ford badge like in this photo of my ute I found this one on ebay and I'm looking for another for the front I know its the blue oval but the red lookss good on my ride

    Started by wello‎, 04-09-2009 08:52 PM
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  41. clear coat blistering

    hi just wondering if anyone can give me an answer why my re sprayed mk1 "clear coat has blistered its only 3 mths old and blistered on the roof and a couple of places along the side of the car

    Started by tracey ann‎, 11-01-2011 10:37 AM
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  42. The paint on my hood is??????

    Whats causing the paint or clear coat on my hood to do this? Have any of you had a problem like this and is respraying the only option i have?

    Started by jack91‎, 18-12-2010 07:33 PM
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  43. Paint Protection Film

    Howdy all, I'm taking delivery of my new car soon, and I intend to keep it for about 7-10 years. I am considering having the car covered in protective film. Has anyone one got any experience with the stuff? SurfaceTech (http://www.ozicozi.com.au/surfacetech/) can cover the car for about $1000. ...

    Started by Dazz‎, 16-12-2010 10:04 PM
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  44. Post interior protection. what should i use?

    hi . im am looking for something that will protect all my car interior plastics. as well as all the fabric.. is there a spray on stuff like scotch guard that i can get?

    Started by 2010egoxr6‎, 21-09-2010 07:34 AM
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    05-10-2010, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  45. Remove Rust

    Hi guys, I have just bought a 4x4 ute to tow the boat and it has rust, mainly on the tray doors (pic of one below). What is the best way to remove it, i thought of just sanding it all off, what other suggestions do you guys have?

    Started by miro‎, 10-09-2010 10:28 AM
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    11-09-2010, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  46. door handles and bump guards

    Does anyone know what to do with the door handles on a au falcon when the paint is peeling off all 4 handles. . . respray? get new ones? burn the car and get insurance? and also how do you get colour coded door bump guards i want them on mine i also would not mind ripping my mud flaps off but...

    Started by AUFU98‎, 24-08-2010 06:35 AM
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    24-08-2010, 06:35 AM Go to last post
  47. Car polish waxes etc

    Hi I dont know if anyone is aware of this site but the do great samples with great service. Good chance to get samples of upmarket products. The manager is Chris and he responds quickly to emails, Just mention your on the ford forums, your user name and he is offering 10% off at the moment ...

    Started by bugga‎, 07-06-2010 03:11 PM
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  48. AU 2 bonnet hail damage

    How much does it usually cost for a repair on that? i can get myself a used au 2 bonnet for something like 250 at worse he said guy just said has some hail damage im looking for a AU 2 - 3 bonnet due to the better grill makes the front end look less girly as well :)

    Started by AUFU98‎, 10-05-2010 02:22 PM
    bonnet, hail damage
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    15-05-2010, 07:15 PM Go to last post
  49. Painting fibre-glass

    Hi guys. I have an AUIII XR8 in blueprint that I absolutely adore. Problem is that it has a nice gash and a couple of nicks on the front bar. The part in question is the fibre-glass attachment from a pursuit. I can't afford to pay someone to fix it every time it gets a nick in it, so I was...

    Started by jPod‎, 26-04-2010 09:38 PM
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    27-04-2010, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  50. cleaning black pillars on au falcon

    Can anyone tell me the best way to clean or restore the black pillars and window bases on doors on a AU falcon, have noticed they have spots (stains) all over them that don't easily wipe off.

    Started by lockdownpreston‎, 10-02-2009 10:13 PM
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    24-04-2010, 01:34 PM Go to last post

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