Kagan

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  1. Soft Touch Plastics Restoration

    Doing the whole interior is on the "To Do" list. There is a company called furniture clinic, for about £150 to £200 you can get everything you need minus an airbrush to do all the leather in the car. I plan to take all the seats and door cards out and getting the whole interior looking like brand new. I'll start a new thread for that as and when I get round to it
  2. Soft Touch Plastics Restoration

    Just posted a pic, check it out.
  3. Soft Touch Plastics Restoration

    Grab some 400 and either 800 or 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Start with the 400 then work up to the 800. Just stick to what I wrote above and you'll be ok.
  4. Soft Touch Plastics Restoration

    I've been fairly careful to not throw phones and keys down carelessly and avoiding my fingernails digging into the trays when opening. But it's going fairly well so far.
  5. Soft Touch Plastics Restoration

    I'll post a picture when I get back to the car later today on my way home from work to show you, but it's holding up well. I'm being careful not to scuff it as much as reasonably possible, but it's my daily at the end of the day so it's seeing plenty of use.
  6. Hi guys, Back in January a whining noise started up somewhere around the engine bay area, it seems to be coming from the passenger side but I haven't been able to localise the source. It sounds like there is a mini supercharger installed, the pitch of the whine rises with engine RPM. It took a couple of days to get to the volume it's at now, but hasn't got any worse since. There is no loss of power or economy, and it doesn't seem to be driving any different, engine temperature is steady, and other than this noise, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong. I've tried using a long screwdriver and touching it on various parts of the engine and pressing the other end against my ear like a stethoscope, but it can't seem to localise it still. Anyone had this problem or know anything about it?
  7. Hi guys, Back in January a whining noise started up somewhere around the engine bay area, it seems to be coming from the passenger side but I haven't been able to localise the source. It sounds like there is a mini supercharger installed, the pitch of the whine rises with engine RPM. It took a couple of days to get to the volume it's at now, but hasn't got any worse since. There is no loss of power or economy, and it doesn't seem to be driving any different, engine temperature is steady, and other than this noise, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong. I've tried using a long screwdriver and touching it on various parts of the engine and pressing the other end against my ear like a stethoscope, but it can't seem to localise it still. Anyone had this problem or know anything about it?
  8. Vert Open/close Roof Coding

    Thanks @Chimp Choker I just googled how to do this and your post popped up. Finally got the roof working off the key along with some other options I coded
  9. I'm currently trying to code the roof to operate on my E46 2001 Cabrio from the key fob, I've checked all the option in the GM5 and CVM modules using a combination of NCS Expert and NCS Dummy and have had no luck in being able to find the option. Any ideas?
  10. Soft Touch Plastics Restoration

    It's very similar yes. The reason I went for this stuff was because a friend had a can knocking around. I used it for something unrelated to the car and then had a lightbulb moment thinking this could work really well. It also self levels extremely well giving a flawless looking finish (if you've prepped the surface you are spraying properly of course). I'm pretty handy around paint, I've done loads of spraying, but this stuff would look good sprayed on by a novice, I can't tell you how beautifully it levels itself. But DO NOT get any runs, be patient and built the thickness gradually as you can't sand this stuff. You'll need to start again which will mean either peeling it all, or if you haven't put enough down for it to peel properly, sanding it all back. I can't stress how important the prep is with this stuff, it's not water based, and will react if not sprayed onto a well prepped surface. Make sure you clean the part well after prepping with something like panel wipe or some rubbing alcohol. And definitely wait for it to properly dry between layers. Trying to get it on fast will cause it to start lifting as the layers below will still be out gassing of not fully cured (I found out the hard way). I hope I'm not making it sound scary, it's very very good stuff and easy to spray, it's just important you take your time and do the job right. I paid £7 a can and got through about 3 and a half cans. You need to build up the layer or it won't peel. That's important if you ever want to redo it if after a few years it start looking a bit crappy again so you can just peel, wipe and paint again. If anyone has any questions just ask.
  11. Soft Touch Plastics Restoration

    Thanks mate How much did the new parts cost out of interest?
  12. My Interior plastics were looking too grubby for my liking, I decided to give refurbishing them a go as I didn't fancy springing for new ones. I used Rustoleum Peel Coat which is a rubberised finish, looks VERY much like the OEM finish, although I have some concerns over longevity. I suppose the possitive this is that if it starts looking tired again, all I need to do it peel it off and paint again! I used about 3 cans at around £7 each so a pretty good bang for buck refresh of the interior if you ask me. Here are the before and afters. BEFORE: AFTER: Hope you guys like it! I think it looks amazing, and it's freshened up the interior so much!
  13. Clubsport won't start.

    Not sure this falls under detailing