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Ah right, could be useful as in my VW there was a button on the B pillar low down. How on the GT do you do that?
Turn ignition on and off twice very quick and the light on the lock button will light up for 2 secs to confirm.
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Had a creaky clutch pedal that was driving me bonkers.

Placed a couple of washers on the pedal that connects to the master cylinder. It stops the side-to-side movement of the master cylinder eyelet as you push the pedal, thereby creating the creak. Greased it up too. Obviously lost the retaining pin down a hole! local diy shop had some R-clips for 10p

Also got some 'grip tape' and covered my clutch pedal with it. I have aftermarket metal pedals, but when my shoes are wet, they slide off. Quite a useful addition with the weather that will shortly follow.
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I'm doing my clutch pedal in the morning its only just started and its bugging me ,thanks for the tip t3yls
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I'm doing my clutch pedal in the morning its only just started and its bugging me ,thanks for the tip t3yls
Did mine a while ago. Now I've just got this to sort!......

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Gave my GT its first wash of my ownership! Then noticed just how many small stone chips it picked up on the bonnet and roof

I guess I'm sticking Chipex on my list of things to do!

Weathers looking a bit gloomy, so I don't think I'll get a wax in today.. The current wax is still making water bead up a little, so it'll hold for a while..

But I have had a go with RainX on the glass/mirrors and headlights.. Never used it before so I'm interested to see how it goes!


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Gave my GT its first wash of my ownership! Then noticed just how many small stone chips it picked up on the bonnet and roof

I guess I'm sticking Chipex on my list of things to do!

Weathers looking a bit gloomy, so I don't think I'll get a wax in today.. The current wax is still making water bead up a little, so it'll hold for a while..

But I have had a go with RainX on the glass/mirrors and headlights.. Never used it before so I'm interested to see how it goes!
Mine is the same, there is a trick with the chipex and it is to not follow their guides!
Rainx is fantastic stuff
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Oh really.. Who's guide to follow then? Or just make it up as I go along...

1. Wash and dry car.
2. Apply colour stick to lips.
3. Drink blending solvent..
4. Head into town and apply polishing compound to bouncers head...
5. Wake up in hospital, realise your car still has stone chips..
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Mine is the same, there is a trick with the chipex and it is to not follow their guides!
Rainx is fantastic stuff
I disagree, Rain-X is mediocre at best. If want something really good then H2GO by Angelwax is what you want, costs about the same too but ten times better...
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I disagree, Rain-X is mediocre at best. If want something really good then H2GO by Angelwax is what you want, costs about the same too but ten times better...
I will have to try H2GO once I run out of RainX.. Still plenty left in the bottle so I may not have sloshed enough on! I guess I'll find out!
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Oh really.. Who's guide to follow then? Or just make it up as I go along...

1. Wash and dry car.
2. Apply colour stick to lips.
3. Drink blending solvent..
4. Head into town and apply polishing compound to bouncers head...
5. Wake up in hospital, realise your car still has stone chips..
That's sounds about right

Nah best way to do it is to clean it all up using their solution, wax the area, then using one of the paint stick things clean the chip out using the solution. Take the cotton bit of the dabber and just use the plastic to drop the paint into the chip, allow to dry and build up until it is flush (slightly proud). Leave it for 24 hours and then polish it flat.
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I've been very busy on mine today, badges had arrived from Italy this week. These are the centre caps fitted.
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Also fitted the black boot badge.
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I love rain-x but it makes my wipers squeeky when they get to the corners of the windshield. The wipers seems to grip the glass too much, rather than glide. I put a bit of glass polish in the corners and the squeek stopped.

Edit: just bought some angelwax!

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The big job was plasti-dipping the front grille. It was pretty straight forward and four coats were put on as recommended.
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^ Like it! I hate plastic chrome look
Cheers mate yeah I hate the cheap save money front plastic grille on the GT.
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Headlamps to be done next then that will be all the shiny bits toned down ready for the next stage of the project.
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Replaced a Xenon headlight, chased a "wiring problem" ....aka bad fuze in conjuction with headlight that had us hunting for a while.

Changed Oil in the process. I love my GT but it can be a pain to work on.
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All that for a headlamp, alfa's are great cars but they don't think of us poor owners that have to work on them
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