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About Greddy-Matt

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  1. Tis good advice, 5W-40 Pro S is exactly what I run mine on (2005 sti) and it likes it very much, grab a 5ltr bottle from Opie or similar, my dipstick is next to useless, always gives iffy readings takes 5/6 attempts to get a half clear reading, as that is it's only job in life it's fairly rubbish. Filers are cheap as chips for these things so buy a few in,and change the oil regularly as it gets gopping quick, import car parts are good for filters.
  2. Hi Just to let you know that I'm getting your messages sam, but am banned from the conversation for some reason so cant reply!
  3. hi yep that was all i needed to get it clean, took about fifteen minutes to clean after leaving the machine cleaner on it for five.
  4. Hi residue was buffed off with a microfibre cloth and cleaned with meguires quick detailer, not sure what IPA is (other than the ale)...
  5. Evening! Which forum mate? I'll have a looky at the site as I have the dreaded knocking rear shocks and fancy some coilovers
  6. Hi I used the compounds in the kit, it's designed for use with the microfibre pads and comes with the kit as a package along with the backing plate (which was a little more flexible than the one that came with the DA) it's this one: https://www.envyvaleting.com/products_info.asp?id=275
  7. It's worth while. I was amazed at how little product you need, I only used about a fith of each bottle so I think it'll last a fair while.
  8. Thanks, a couple ofclose up pics with the wax on too : To say I am chuffed is an understatement!!
  9. Hi Guys Had some amazing results with some new kit Tim @ Envy recommended for me so thought I'd share, I bought an 05 Impreza STI with mica black paint recently which is great, what was not so great was the horrific state of the paintwork one i got it home and cleaned it. It had the works, heavy swirl marks, holograms, scratches, scrapes, marks from other peoples door protectors and a lovely long key mark down one side, have a look at the pics to say I was upset was an understatement: This close up one shows the condition most of the panels were in: At this point I was seriously thinking about how much a re-spray would set me back, but thought I'd contact Tim @ Envy and see what he thought, after running a sun light over the paint and measuring the paint thickness he recommended me a DoDo DA polisher and the fairly new Meguires Microfibre paint correction kit. All I can say is, if you have paint defects, you need this kit! It consists of a backing plate, microfibre cutting pad and microfibre finishing pad, the cutting compound and a finishing compound (the pads are colour coded too so you cant mix them up which is handy). It took two days to do from start to finish, that's cleaning the with car Autoglym shampoo, bug / tar remover, claying, and paint correction. The kit was a dream to use as I've never even picked up a DA before let alone used one on scabby black metalic paint! It has removed not only 99% of the swirl marks but around 95% all of the scratches and scrapes too, as a begginer I cannot recommend this product enough! I did the whole car twice (my paint was pretty shocking) as used no pressure at all on the DA I just used the weight of the machine (I wimped out on using any pressure) on the first go, and applied a little more as per the instructions in the kit the second time. You would have to be a complete chump to damage your paint with this kit..... This is what the paint looked like after correcting but BEFORE I applied any wax or sealer etc I had a pot of supernatural hybrid to go on but wanted to show the results before waxing. Remember all the hideous scratches down the passenger door: Bodywork is like glass, and now I have the supernatural wax on it looks even better! So if you have a Kuro, or Azure and want rid of any imperfections, I would seriously think about getting one of these kits. As a side note, massive thanks to Tim @ Envy for advising me on what to use, and for taking time out to check my paint for me out of hours, this is why forum traders are great, you just don't get that sort of service from an ebay shop etc, left to my own devices the products I would have bought would have been fairly pointless. I know it's not a Z but thought some may find it usefull!
  10. Hi Thanks for the interest but the 350 was sold a couple of months ago, everything pretty much went with the car including the rays I'm afraid.
  11. ha ha ha, im not sure how that got there but your welcome to it its still sealed!
  12. Its not a look i could pull off lol.... All provisionally gone chaps, many thanks.





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