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Title: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 #SOLD!
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 08, 2016, 12:08:14 PM
Hi all

Some of you might remember me, I had a black Revo stage 2 edition 30 which i sold in 2014 to buy my first house.
House bought and settled in, now its time to get my favourite car back on the drive  :party:
I will be picking up my cousins low mileage Tornado red Edition 30 on Saturday, I will upload pictures with specs then  :happy2:
watch this space for another tidy eddy on the forum..... :drinking:

Jake
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: mvb12 on August 08, 2016, 12:22:04 PM
 :happy2:

Couldn't keep away from the VAG life :P
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Martin_jk on August 08, 2016, 12:30:41 PM
Nice to hear your getting one in the best colour :) looking forward to seeing the pics! Out of interest did you have a black ep3? Your name looks familiar from the Ctro forum that's all lol 

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 08, 2016, 12:39:12 PM
:happy2:

Couldn't keep away from the VAG life :P
I know mate, nearly cried when i sold my black eddy, house was more important (to the misses) haha good to see you still have yours
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 08, 2016, 12:40:37 PM
Nice to hear your getting one in the best colour :) looking forward to seeing the pics! Out of interest did you have a black ep3? Your name looks familiar from the Ctro forum that's all lol 

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I still have the EP3 as my daily mate, it will now live at the inlaws until I pull my finger out and sell it! I only ever bought the civic as a daily whilst I bought my first house and got settled in etc....back to the MK5 again :evil:


Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Martin_jk on August 08, 2016, 12:59:42 PM
Nice to hear your getting one in the best colour :) looking forward to seeing the pics! Out of interest did you have a black ep3? Your name looks familiar from the Ctro forum that's all lol 

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I still have the EP3 as my daily mate, it will now live at the inlaws until I pull my finger out and sell it! I only ever bought the civic as a daily whilst I bought my first house and got settled in etc....back to the MK5 again :evil:


Thought it was you, it was a nice clean example if I remember rightly so can't see you having trouble selling it! My nhb ctr went in a week of advertising to a guy that came all the way from France! I can see why you are wanting to get back in an ed30 though, I loved my ep3 but couldn't go back now I've got torque in my life hahaa 

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: prp74 on August 08, 2016, 01:35:18 PM
Welcome back. Get some pics up of the new ride when u can  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 08, 2016, 04:11:50 PM
Nice to hear your getting one in the best colour :) looking forward to seeing the pics! Out of interest did you have a black ep3? Your name looks familiar from the Ctro forum that's all lol 

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I still have the EP3 as my daily mate, it will now live at the inlaws until I pull my finger out and sell it! I only ever bought the civic as a daily whilst I bought my first house and got settled in etc....back to the MK5 again :evil:


Thought it was you, it was a nice clean example if I remember rightly so can't see you having trouble selling it! My nhb ctr went in a week of advertising to a guy that came all the way from France! I can see why you are wanting to get back in an ed30 though, I loved my ep3 but couldn't go back now I've got torque in my life hahaa 

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thanks mate, i will sell it in the next few weeks before i get moaned at about leaving it at the inlaws for months :lol:


Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 09, 2016, 10:00:37 AM
Welcome back. Get some pics up of the new ride when u can  :happy2:

I will mate, getting itchy feet now, 5 days to go!  :driver:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Andy on August 09, 2016, 01:54:10 PM
 :happy2:welcome back to the forum
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: DANBOY66 on August 09, 2016, 02:23:03 PM
hello fella

good to see your back in an ed30

this time get a propper map from r-tech none of this revo with no torque  :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: mvb12 on August 09, 2016, 02:27:31 PM
Proper REVO basher


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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: th3_f15t on August 09, 2016, 02:48:13 PM
Good to see you back again mate, remember checking out your ED30 at the last Lakeside meet. Looking forward to seeing how the next adventure turns out for you.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 20, 2016, 05:44:41 PM
Hi all

Sorry for my late reply, here's some pictures of my 2nd eddy, I have a ton of plans for her, of course!....

Just want to check I've got the latest revision numbers before I fit them?

Awesome gti's r8 coilpacks are they the latest
Cam follower 06D109309R
PCV 06F129101R

Details

2 owners
Fvwsh
49Kj
Sunroof model
Cambelt and water pump done 2012 (needs doing although only 16K milage  :confused:)
Revision G diverter valve
Eibach pro kit springs
Gloss black pescaras
GoodYear Eagle f1 assy 2's
Us spec rear bumper

First plans

Millers nano drive 5w40
Ngk 7's spark plugs
Ferodo ds2500 all round
Motul rbf600 fluid
Eibach front and rear anti roll bars
Super pro anti lift kit

I will update this next weekend when I've fitted the maintenance bits n bobs

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The car is a huge credit to my cousin/s who have both looked after the car immensely during there ownerships
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: prp74 on August 20, 2016, 05:56:23 PM
Stunning mate  :happy2:

Remember your last eddy, so looking forward to see this in progress.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Dave J on August 20, 2016, 05:59:45 PM
Looks very tidy indeed! Welcome back! Reckon there's a few decent upgrades you can do - highline / cruise. Sounds a great base, that's for sure!
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 20, 2016, 06:12:26 PM
I will keep an eye for xenons, high line and a mfsw, cruise isn't essential for me as all my family are now within 60 miles so travelling is very minimal for me now, it's the lowest mileage tornado red 3 door I've seen for ages, I have viewed 2 cars since June and didn't like either due to paint repairs and tatty interiors + other flaws which wasn't mentioned in the adverts! Can't wait to get my teeth into this one, I don't have as much spare mod money as the first eddy due to now being a home owner but it will still be a monster  :evilgrin:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: th3_f15t on August 20, 2016, 07:09:04 PM
I managed to get my 6R up to stage 2+ for a lot less cash buy keeping a watchful eye out on the classifieds and eBay and then did all the work myself, the only exceptions are the exhaust and ECU/DSG maps which were done by AmD Tuning.

On the subject of mappings, you going to get a custom one to replace the Bluefin one?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: AJP on August 20, 2016, 07:28:14 PM
You do know it's got a colour coded GTI rear bumper rather than an ed30 one don't you....?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 20, 2016, 08:47:28 PM
I managed to get my 6R up to stage 2+ for a lot less cash buy keeping a watchful eye out on the classifieds and eBay and then did all the work myself, the only exceptions are the exhaust and ECU/DSG maps which were done by AmD Tuning.

On the subject of mappings, you going to get a custom one to replace the Bluefin one?

I will always do all the work myself like my last eddy apart from bits like bushes and electrics etc. But yeah I will be looki on eBay and here for parts. I will be booking in with R tech as soon as the maintenance bits are done and I'm back from holiday in September.

You do know it's got a colour coded GTI rear bumper rather than an ed30 one don't you....?

I just assumed it's a us spec bumper going from google image lol. I have already posted for a edition 30 rear bumper as I'm not a huge fan of the non standard item. There's 1 on eBay buy I want to see the condition before I buy it. Essex is about an hour from me so not to far.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: AJP on August 20, 2016, 08:49:22 PM
Ah yeah, I missed the number plate. Poor yanks didn't get the ed30 did they! It'll look much better with the proper back end.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 20, 2016, 08:54:53 PM
I will definitely be fitting the standard edition 30 bumper as I think it looks much better, Oem is best :)
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: djnibz on August 20, 2016, 10:24:10 PM
This is a beauty
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 21, 2016, 12:03:28 AM
Thanks nibz

Anyone local with vagcom? Want some bits activated soon  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Nodz on August 21, 2016, 05:45:09 AM
Looks a good car, be interesting to see what you do with this one.

That is the us spec gti rear bumper. If your swapping to the standard eddy one I'm sure someone was after a US spec one in the wanted section not long ago.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Martin_jk on August 21, 2016, 09:37:51 AM
Looks very nice mate, paintwork looks to be in excellent condition. I'm with you on the rear bumper change though never been a fan of the u.s spec one!


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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: th3_f15t on August 21, 2016, 11:31:54 AM
Thanks nibz

Anyone local with vagcom? Want some bits activated soon  :happy2:

I don't have VCDS but my VAG scanner can do coding as long as you know what the numbers are to input. If you get massively stuck, give me a shout as I can always help out. I may get VCDS soon anyway as I'm starting to really need a more powerful system.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 21, 2016, 11:41:40 AM
Looks a good car, be interesting to see what you do with this one.

That is the us spec gti rear bumper. If your swapping to the standard eddy one I'm sure someone was after a US spec one in the wanted section not long ago.
Thanks bud, I see a thread in the cosmetic thread page and commented but haven't heard from the guy yet...

Looks very nice mate, paintwork looks to be in excellent condition. I'm with you on the rear bumper change though never been a fan of the u.s spec one!


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It looks okay but it's not my thing to be honest, I've always preferred Oem kits on cars so it will defiantly be going lol.

Thanks nibz

Anyone local with vagcom? Want some bits activated soon  :happy2:

I don't have VCDS but my VAG scanner can do coding as long as you know what the numbers are to input. If you get massively stuck, give me a shout as I can always help out. I may get VCDS soon anyway as I'm starting to really need a more powerful system.
I just want little bits doing like alarm cherps, us day time running lights (30%) and a few other little bits, thanks mate I will definitely give you a shout if I don't get anyone local. Your only up the road aren't you?, Essex way?

Does anyway know the guy that supplies the interior LED kit? Think his name was Matt? I bought off him nearly 3 years ago for my first eddy..
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: jon_hill on August 21, 2016, 12:37:27 PM
Never really considered it before, but I quite like the colour coded wheels to wing mirror combo SurreyED30  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: jakemower94 on August 21, 2016, 10:05:52 PM
Thanks nibz

Anyone local with vagcom? Want some bits activated soon  :happy2:
My brother has VAGCOM, he's done the locking noises and day time running lights etc. on my ED30. Based just south of Ipswich.

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 22, 2016, 09:25:35 AM
Never really considered it before, but I quite like the colour coded wheels to wing mirror combo SurreyED30  :happy2:
Thanks Jon, I think it looks good too :smiley:

Thanks nibz

Anyone local with vagcom? Want some bits activated soon  :happy2:
My brother has VAGCOM, he's done the locking noises and day time running lights etc. on my ED30. Based just south of Ipswich.

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Thanks Man, Ipswich is abit to far for me, you dont know the code numbers though do you in case i meet up with the_fist?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: jakemower94 on August 22, 2016, 11:05:15 AM
Never really considered it before, but I quite like the colour coded wheels to wing mirror combo SurreyED30  :happy2:
Thanks Jon, I think it looks good too :smiley:

Thanks nibz

Anyone local with vagcom? Want some bits activated soon  :happy2:
My brother has VAGCOM, he's done the locking noises and day time running lights etc. on my ED30. Based just south of Ipswich.

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Thanks Man, Ipswich is abit to far for me, you dont know the code numbers though do you in case i meet up with the_fist?
No worries, mate. Don't have them handy but I'll have a look tonight for you
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 23, 2016, 11:57:55 AM
Hi all

Between owning my first edition 30 and this one I also had a MK4 R32 for a few months so I thought I would share it with you guys, I am quite into detailing now and have a rather large amount of products etc I bought this and Made a cheeky £1,350 on it by just detailing it and fitting GT100 miltek tips to the old style rear silencer  :innocent: . The story with the R32 was I didn’t like it nor did the misses so I sold it, was worth buying one though as the V6 sound is something else  :P…

90K
AMD stage 2
Miltek manifolds
Miltek catback
AP coilovers
OEM satnav
Highline
Xenons

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 25, 2016, 01:11:55 PM
Few parcels have arrived this week, got a few top ups for my detailing collection as its getting a little low on some products. I am going to try the Gyeom tar and iron fallout stuff, anyone used it before? also going to try poorboys Nattys blue paste wax as i havent used it before. new wheel woolies as the dog ate 2 of them  :fighting: literally . another Guzzler drying towel as mine has gone a bit sh*tty in the washing machine  :sad1:

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Also got my R8 coilpacks, NGK 7's and camfollower with new bolts & oring + some PIAA Xtreme bulbs

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I am off work from 2 weeks as of friday so I cant wait to get stuck into the car sunday/monday for a huge cleaning session and fit the maintence bits n bobs.

any tips for cleaning the Revo filter?

Jake
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Pesky jones on August 25, 2016, 01:59:26 PM
http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,108542.msg1051175.html#msg1051175 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,108542.msg1051175.html#msg1051175)
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Little_Dave on August 26, 2016, 12:18:47 PM
Welcome back to a mk5 Jake  :happy2:

Already starting back down the slippery slope  :signLOL:

Dave
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 26, 2016, 03:51:08 PM
i'll try my hardest to stay at the top of the slope  :P :innocent:

have you still got the S3?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: djnibz on August 26, 2016, 05:08:24 PM
Good job on the r32! How come you didn't like it?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Little_Dave on August 26, 2016, 10:06:29 PM
i'll try my hardest to stay at the top of the slope  :P :innocent:

have you still got the S3?

Yeah still got my S3  :driver:

Not sure what I'd done to it last time u saw it but still a lot of fun

Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 27, 2016, 08:22:26 AM
Good job on the r32! How come you didn't like it?
It felt very heavy to drive and generally quite a heavy car round the B roads which I didn't enjoy. My girlfriend  constantly moaned about the colour and how big it was to drive so it went.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 27, 2016, 08:24:49 AM
i'll try my hardest to stay at the top of the slope  :P :innocent:

have you still got the S3?

Yeah still got my S3  :driver:

Not sure what I'd done to it last time u saw it but still a lot of fun


It's was 2+ with a Aston Martin BBK with the td wheels and bilsteins.

Don't really remember it clearly, remember it was a lovely car and 1 of only a few sportback 3 dr dsg?

It's been 2 years with no boost :ashamed:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Little_Dave on August 27, 2016, 09:17:24 PM
Its r tech stage2+ now instead of revo and dsg mapped too  :driver:

astons still on but changed from tds to oz ultras

Still a lot of fun to drive and stupid quick

2 years without boost sounds like torture  :scared:

Dave
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 27, 2016, 09:55:21 PM
Nice man sounds a great car, I can't wait to start playing with this one, will be going to Rtech as well this time and not revo. 2 years of sh*t has finally paid off haha
is there any forum meets this year ? Be good to catch up
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 29, 2016, 09:03:49 PM
Done a few bits on the eddy today, apologise for the dirty bay, still haven't detailed the car yet either :ashamed:

Fitted new ngk 7 iridiums along with R8 coilpacks

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You'll notice I removed the oil filler neck as well as I personally think they look stupid once a cai is fitted.

I then tackled the cam follower, easy job took about 15 minutes.

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Fitted a new oring, glad I did as when removing my original it broke into 6 pieces.

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The wear on the original follower

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I didn't take pictures but I also wet sanded and polished the headlights back to new along with the exhaust tips which aren't perfect but much much better. Fitted some PIAA Xtreme bulbs, highly recommend them, bit pricey at over £50+ for halogens but phenomenal light output and a nice 4K colour

Really enjoying the new eddy and I can't till after Xmas for some mods :evilgrin:

 rolled over the 50k milestone last night

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Little_Dave on August 29, 2016, 10:51:12 PM
Nice work  :happy2: not the worst cam follower I've seen but defo needed doing

Welcome to the over 50k club  :drinking:

What other things you got planned for this one then?

Dave
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 29, 2016, 11:01:34 PM
Yeah it was a bit worn and had never been changed, £30 for piece of mind isn't worth avoiding.

I want to get a few bits done before Xmas:
front and rear anti roll bars
Super pro anti lift kit
Dog bone mount
new ferodo pads
Hel lines 

then work my way up to stage 2+ after Xmas :evilgrin:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: welikeaps on August 30, 2016, 05:48:00 PM
i remember your old one from one of the lakeside meets. Were you the guy that had the motorcycle crash and ended up in hospital?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 30, 2016, 08:41:44 PM
Wasn't me bud, can't remember who it was that had the accident.

Still miss my first edition 30, it got wrote off within 5 months of me selling it, I remember marvin (MVB12) messaging me the auction for wrote of cars for sale :( seen it on swaps.com and eBay a few times now, advertised with very little info about the mods and history of the car etc so probably got a numpty new owner
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition
Post by: ducman77 on August 31, 2016, 04:05:14 PM
I want to get a few bits done before Xmas:
front and rear anti roll bars

Just a word of warning on the front Anti Roll Bar.

Myself and a friend of mine (who's a mechanic) had a massive ball ache with the front Anti Roll Bar recently.

We were just wanting to change the bushes and not the whole bar. We watched the ECS tuning video YouTube and figured it looked a handy enough job.....

Holy sh*t.....

It was a mare....

We had to drop the subframe completely (rather than just let it down an inch or 2 as per the ECS video). Then we realised the bushes are fixed to the Bar as VW obviously want you to buy the bushes and bar as a single unit. We had to chop the nuts off thr original bar. Etc etc etc

It was painful. We finished up at 5am having started at 5pm....

Anyways.... Just a word of warning. I'm still pretty convinced we must have done something wrong as there is just no way changing the bar, or even just the bushes, should be so hard.

To top it all off my subframe now creaks like a bitch because we obviously "over stretched" the stretch bolts......

(Reading back on this; maybe myself and my friend are just idiots :laugh: :laugh: and you'll get it done easy enough :smiley: :happy2:)

Anybody else on here with an experience of "front anti roll bar ball ache syndrome"?? :rolleye: :rolleye:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: MC71 on September 01, 2016, 09:03:41 PM
Welcome back Jake.  :happy2:

Completely missed this thread..my bad.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on September 01, 2016, 10:12:35 PM
Thanks man, seen you sold the mistress, sad times ....
What's next on the cards for you now ?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Burbs22 on September 03, 2016, 09:55:11 AM
Hi  mate I have got vagcom at work I can bring it home one day if you like. In only in Horley so can definitely sort something out :-). Would be cool to meet up and have a chat as I don't think your far away
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: MC71 on September 03, 2016, 02:33:55 PM
Thanks man, seen you sold the mistress, sad times ....
What's next on the cards for you now ?


7R for me.  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: ducman77 on September 03, 2016, 06:15:47 PM
7R for me.  :happy2:

Wow :happy2: Good times :smiley:
Keep us posted :driver:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on September 09, 2016, 12:36:17 AM
Hi  mate I have got vagcom at work I can bring it home one day if you like. In only in Horley so can definitely sort something out :-). Would be cool to meet up and have a chat as I don't think your far away
Hi Burbs

that would be great mate if you don't mind? Sorry for my late reply just got back from ibiza this evening

Jake
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on September 09, 2016, 01:46:31 PM
Hi All
Back from holiday now, noticed I forgot to upload the mini detail/clean I did the day before I went.

I Gave the car my deep clean/detail:

I always start with the wheels:
Wheels sprayed with bilberry wheel cleaner and agitated with wheel woolies
Wheels deironed/detarred and rinsed down
Wheels only needed a light clay bar running over them
Resealed up with poorboys wheel sealant
Tyres were sprayed with meguiars APC and scrubbed with a stiff brush
Poor boys natural dressing on the tyres

Onto the cars paint:
Rinse with jet wash
Citrus pre wash via pump sprayer
Rinse with jet wash
Snow foam left for around 10 minutes
Rinse with jet wash
2 bucket method wash with dodo juice products
Rinse with jet wash
Air dried the tight areas then pat dried with a mammoth drying towel
Gyeon Iron fallout remover
Rinsed down
Gyeon tar remover
Rinsed down
Clayed the car fine clay and dodo clay lube
Rewashed with dodo juice again
Dried the car again
The paint only needs a very slight detail as theres hardly any swirls in the paint so for now I cheated and used poorboys black hole as I didn’t have the whole day to detail the car with my DA
I sealed the car up with 2 coats of Poorboys Nattys blue paste wax, great stuff and very easy to apply/remove from the paint.
Glass sealed up with CG Jetseal 109 and RainX on the windscreen

Interior was cleaned with meguiars APC and brushed
Wiped down with a very small dialution of IPA to get the last of the sticky of
Dressed with Poorboys natural look dressing
Carpet and seat inserts where wet vaxed and protected with CG fabric guard

I will give the car a full detail at my work unit before the winter comes, this was a few hours work before the car was left for a week on the drive and to tie me over until I get a full free weekend to get the car on axle stands a spend 2 days going over it.

Few snaps a took during the mini detail

Homemade sunshade lol

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Few products ready for the washing stages

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Citrus prewash stage

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Snow foam doing its thing

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APC and brushed for the tighter areas

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In the buckets

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IronX water

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After Buffing the wax

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Continued below . . .
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on September 09, 2016, 01:51:40 PM
Wax applied, cured and buffed off, heres the results :thumbsup:
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Car blocked in while im away for a week

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Next to the old daily civic

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Our 3 cars together, haven’t cleaned the missus car for about 2 monthes …
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I didnt dress the exterior rubbers and plastics or the engine bay as i ran out of time and the heat got a bit to much so when I do the winter detail I will give it the full monty 15+ hours treatment. I will upload pictures of that detail when it gets done.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Little_Dave on September 09, 2016, 06:35:23 PM
Good job Jake cars looking fresh  :drool:

I'll drop mine off for a spring clean lol

Dave
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: ED30Matt91 on September 09, 2016, 08:16:48 PM
Lovely edition makes me wish I'd waited for a tornado 3rd defiantly the best colour, nice detailing as well r32 looked a dream always have a soft spot for them
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on September 09, 2016, 10:30:24 PM
Good job Jake cars looking fresh  :drool:

I'll drop mine off for a spring clean lol

Dave

Thanks mate drop it off anytime :smiley:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on September 09, 2016, 10:31:59 PM
Lovely edition makes me wish I'd waited for a tornado 3rd defiantly the best colour, nice detailing as well r32 looked a dream always have a soft spot for them
Thanks man I waited a while for this one to come.

Lovely sound from the r32 :evilgrin: well into my detailing now aswell
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: ducman77 on September 09, 2016, 11:06:43 PM
Seriously impressed mate :happy2:
Really came up lovely :smiley:
Well jealous of your detailing collection gotta get my sh*t together and put in a big order on soon on cleanmycar.uk :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on September 10, 2016, 12:28:19 AM
Thanks ducman  :happy2: ive got a huge detailing collection that'll come out when the winter detail happens  :drool: I order all my stuff from there too  :wink:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Burbs22 on September 10, 2016, 08:36:49 AM
Hi  mate I have got vagcom at work I can bring it home one day if you like. In only in Horley so can definitely sort something out :-). Would be cool to meet up and have a chat as I don't think your far away
Hi Burbs

that would be great mate if you don't mind? Sorry for my late reply just got back from ibiza this evening

Jake

No worries I will pm you my number and we can sort out from there  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: ducman77 on September 10, 2016, 10:02:10 AM
Thanks ducman  :happy2: ive got a huge detailing collection that'll come out when the winter detail happens  :drool: I order all my stuff from there too  :wink:

Looking forward to seeing your winter prep regime. I might try and follow your lead :happy2:

Quick question;
You mentioned you air dry the crevices on the car. I would love to do this too. But I've been put off by the cost of an air compressor or detailers drying machine.

What do you use to air dry your car??
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on September 10, 2016, 10:22:44 AM
Thanks ducman  :happy2: ive got a huge detailing collection that'll come out when the winter detail happens  :drool: I order all my stuff from there too  :wink:

Looking forward to seeing your winter prep regime. I might try and follow your lead :happy2:

Quick question;
You mentioned you air dry the crevices on the car. I would love to do this too. But I've been put off by the cost of an air compressor or detailers drying machine.

What do you use to air dry your car??

Thanks man :smiley:

I thought the same bud, the dryers on cleanyourcar are around £200+. I use a pet/animal dryer for a third of the cost and pritty much the same power/force :happy2: I also use a leaf blower for the majority of the car then pat dry the rest with a towel. Leaf blower only used when at her parents as her dads a gardener and has a good quality stihl one which is powerful :evilgrin:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: ducman77 on September 13, 2016, 09:53:40 PM
Thanks man :smiley:

I thought the same bud, the dryers on cleanyourcar are around £200+. I use a pet/animal dryer for a third of the cost and pritty much the same power/force :happy2: I also use a leaf blower for the majority of the car then pat dry the rest with a towel. Leaf blower only used when at her parents as her dads a gardener and has a good quality stihl one which is powerful :evilgrin:

That's class :happy2: :happy2:
I'll investigate the animal dryer so :happy2:
I have a stihl chainsaw; I wonder how that would work on the paint?? :laugh:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Paradox1 on September 16, 2016, 03:02:15 PM
Your car looks amazing condition!!
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on September 18, 2016, 08:35:11 AM
Thanks man :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: bonelorry on September 18, 2016, 09:38:28 AM
Top effort! Very nice looking ED30 and a good eye for detail :)

Well done!
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on September 19, 2016, 08:23:56 PM
Thank you mate, glad to see all your waiting paid off with yours, still miss my black eddy .. I'll keep up to date with your build thread bud
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on October 06, 2016, 01:14:44 PM
Had a few bits done lately at VDS Performance in Redhill, some you down my way will have heard of TC Garage (who built my black eddy). James the master tech there left and set up his own workshop/company VDS Performance, I'd recommend anyone in the south east to give James a visit  His attention to detail and knowledge is superb.

he carried out for me

oe oil filter
millers nanodrive engine oil
miller transmission fluid
cam belt
tensiors
water pump
aux belt
anti freeze
full car insection

car sounds less noisey now engine wise with the new oil and the millers gearbox oil gives a great feel to shifting now.

fitted Matts full LED bulb kit the other week

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Sulley91 on October 06, 2016, 08:31:40 PM
Very nice mate
I'm in your area might give vds performance ago if you recommend them :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Burbs22 on October 12, 2016, 10:34:58 AM
I know James very well he's a good friend. Top garage and he deals with loads of tuned tfsi stuff and he knows it all very well!  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on October 12, 2016, 02:20:56 PM
Yeah James is a really nice guy, when he done a lot of the work on my first eddy he was spot on and also honest about things . Burbs I lost your number mate can you send it via pm again
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Simon_2.0t on October 17, 2016, 01:24:36 PM
Looks great Jake.

Best colour!  :happy2:

Si
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on October 17, 2016, 04:59:01 PM
Thanks buddy, be good to catch up before the madness of moving begins :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on October 23, 2016, 03:38:00 PM
Nothing exciting to report unfortunately, I gave the eddy a wash this morning as I couldn't not wash it until my detail weekend over the Xmas holidays. she started to look very filthy and unloved and I just couldn't bring myself to leave it until December :ashamed: I'm still trying to decide if I want the standard air box back on as the revo cai does sound a little bit chavy and dumps a little to much? Maybe an exhaust would hide the intake sound a little?

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Winter detail will still happen as there's 2 small bird poo etches in the paint now that seriously irritate me. I was away for 2 weeks and obviously couldn't remove the poo while is was fresh LOL.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: AJP on October 23, 2016, 04:16:02 PM
Good to see an ed30 looked after like this. I really should get some correction done on mine, it looks great until I get up close and then the swirls are obvious. If I can get mine looking anything like yours I'll be happy.

You've still not got a proper ed30 rear on it though! Get that sorted and you'll easily sell the painted GTI rear. I'm just nitpicking though... it's a beaut.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: barelyrelevant on October 23, 2016, 05:58:27 PM
I'm not normally a fan of red cars but the black wheels/badges really set this one off. Lovely.  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on October 24, 2016, 08:19:35 AM
Thanks guys :happy2:

I will be getting an eddy rear bumper as soon as a decent condition one comes up within 50 miles of my house. I drove to Essex to buy one and it was a mess, but described as flawless condition, fit and forget, no work required !
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Masonfantana on October 24, 2016, 12:14:32 PM
I'm not normally a fan of red cars but the black wheels/badges really set this one off. Lovely.  :happy2:

Deffo  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: golfmck1980 on October 24, 2016, 04:55:55 PM
This is pretty much how i intend my eddie to look like nxt yr but mine will have a few diff tweaks to it.
Looking good sir
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: barelyrelevant on October 24, 2016, 07:23:51 PM
Thanks guys :happy2:

I will be getting an eddy rear bumper as soon as a decent condition one comes up within 50 miles of my house. I drove to Essex to buy one and it was a mess, but described as flawless condition, fit and forget, no work required !

I'm new to this Golf stuff, I thought the ED30 bumpers were just colour coded? What's the other differences compared to a standard GTI one?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on October 26, 2016, 08:10:17 AM
the eddy rear lower half is different compared to the plain gti rear.

thanks for everyone's kind words :smiley:

eddy rear, more aggressive

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gti rear, a lot smoother

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ive got the US spec gti rear on mine, hence the small number plate recess
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on November 02, 2016, 11:33:00 AM
Revo intake will be for sale this weekend if you know any one looking for a CAI

I will make an advert at the weekend when its off the car

Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: mkmg76 on November 02, 2016, 05:19:42 PM
Revo intake will be for sale this weekend if you know any one looking for a CAI

I will make an advert at the weekend when its off the car

Possibly interested in that if it will fit straight onto a non Eddy GTI. PM me a price when you have a figure in mind please mate.

Beautiful condition that car.  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on November 02, 2016, 07:13:00 PM
Thanks mate, yeah I will drop you a PM at the weekend, I'm sure I have the k04 DV block off bolt to suit k03 cars
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Daleed30 on November 04, 2016, 09:04:37 AM
The best colour   :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on November 04, 2016, 12:55:31 PM
Thanks mate, welcome to the forum :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on November 06, 2016, 05:15:00 PM
Hi all

I have for sale my Revo race intake, covered approx 3K

Included in the sale is everything required for fitment for both K03/04

Intake pipe
Turbo hose
Revo filter
Heat shield
Mounts
Jubilees
Bolts
K04 pipe
K03 bung

£200 posted next day signed delivery or Collection from Crawley West Sussex

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Couple snaps from removing the Revo and fitting the standard air box. Didn't take many as it was a oily job.
Like the doughnut I can be, I removed the oil filler neck off my rocker cover to neaten up the bay a bit with the intake then 2 months later decided I wanted the standard air box back on. Luckily @DANBOY66 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8622) had a rocker cover laying around in his workshop so a few Pm's later I had a replacement at home ready to fit along with the standard air box.

The rear PCV hose was a sh*tBag to remove but after a few kind words and 2 "count to 10 and breathe" it came off :grin:

The intake snorkel is a little bit battered so I'll get a cheap one from eBay soon as it looks a bit poo

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Pic I took leaving work last week

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: ClassyDubber on November 09, 2016, 12:59:07 PM
Hi mate il have the revo intake possible contact number ?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on November 09, 2016, 01:34:05 PM
Hi mate you won't be able to read pm's yet.

I'll message you and when you can read it give me a text
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: ClassyDubber on November 11, 2016, 12:56:51 PM
07713 859223 Contact this number and can collect tommrow if possible
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on November 11, 2016, 03:34:15 PM
its potentially sold mate pending collection tonight

The intake sold mate
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: ED30Matt91 on November 18, 2016, 09:03:25 PM
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Which ebiach springs is this on? I'm a coilover man at heart but this is sat really well and slowly convincing me to go for springs instead.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on November 20, 2016, 01:10:22 PM
Hi Matt

There the sport line version (red springs -30mm)

I'm normally a coilover guy but my drive isn't done yet so going up the Kurb at the moment but as soon as the drives done I'll get Coilovers
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: S800BRN on November 20, 2016, 07:33:16 PM
Black and red always work so well together!
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on November 23, 2016, 03:46:52 PM
Thanks Man :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: barelyrelevant on December 05, 2016, 07:42:33 AM
Notice any difference when you put the standard air box back on?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on December 05, 2016, 02:02:40 PM
Not to much mate, I know CAI obviously help with flow but its not a 50HP mod, so I haven't noticed any decline in power.

The terrible hoover like noise has gone! which was my main objective with refitting the oem set up.

There's a few cars running stage 1/2/2+ with the oem set up so its not vital to have a CAI fitted for tuning, of course it will help with flow and chasing numbers...

I'm sure someone will correct me and say a CAI is the most vital part of the TFSI as without it your tuned car will explode and the world will end  :laugh:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: th3_f15t on December 05, 2016, 03:45:59 PM
From experience, if you want top end power then you're better off with a cold air intake system but for road use the OE setup will do just fine, keeps the torque low down good. That being said, I went through 4 different intakes (OE, Evoms, VW Racing and RamAir) and I have to say the RamAir Oversized K04 intake is surprisingly good especially as it's the cheapest. Being a chav I like the intake noise but I can understand why many would opt for the quieter OE system. If you do decide you need an intake in the future but want a quiet engine then look at one of the enclosed ones, but I'd personally avoid the VW Racing one as I felt it rather lacking compared to the Evoms or RamAir intake.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: barelyrelevant on December 05, 2016, 08:25:46 PM
Not to much mate, I know CAI obviously help with flow but its not a 50HP mod, so I haven't noticed any decline in power.

The terrible hoover like noise has gone! which was my main objective with refitting the oem set up.

There's a few cars running stage 1/2/2+ with the oem set up so its not vital to have a CAI fitted for tuning, of course it will help with flow and chasing numbers...

I'm sure someone will correct me and say a CAI is the most vital part of the TFSI as without it your tuned car will explode and the world will end  :laugh:

Not surprised to hear it tbh! I've got a RamAir on mine as I needed something quick and cheap but i've got alerts set up on eBay as in the long run i'd probably go back to OE. I'm quite surprised all the filter on a stick options are so popular in the TFSI scene to be honest, none of them look like a great solution for getting cold air into the engine.

I'd personally avoid the VW Racing one as I felt it rather lacking compared to the Evoms or RamAir intake.

I'm surprised as it looks like one of the better solutions with the enclosed cold air feed etc.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Simon_2.0t on December 05, 2016, 11:06:43 PM
Hi Matt

There the sport line version (red springs -30mm)

I'm normally a coilover guy but my drive isn't done yet so going up the Kurb at the moment but as soon as the drives done I'll get Coilovers

Let me know once you get the drive done first please Jake...

Si
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on December 06, 2016, 10:58:31 AM
Not to much mate, I know CAI obviously help with flow but its not a 50HP mod, so I haven't noticed any decline in power.

The terrible hoover like noise has gone! which was my main objective with refitting the oem set up.

There's a few cars running stage 1/2/2+ with the oem set up so its not vital to have a CAI fitted for tuning, of course it will help with flow and chasing numbers...

I'm sure someone will correct me and say a CAI is the most vital part of the TFSI as without it your tuned car will explode and the world will end  :laugh:

Not surprised to hear it tbh! I've got a RamAir on mine as I needed something quick and cheap but i've got alerts set up on eBay as in the long run i'd probably go back to OE. I'm quite surprised all the filter on a stick options are so popular in the TFSI scene to be honest, none of them look like a great solution for getting cold air into the engine.

I'd personally avoid the VW Racing one as I felt it rather lacking compared to the Evoms or RamAir intake.

I'm surprised as it looks like one of the better solutions with the enclosed cold air feed etc.

I thought the VWR intake was the dogs danglies aswell..

Hi Matt

There the sport line version (red springs -30mm)

I'm normally a coilover guy but my drive isn't done yet so going up the Kurb at the moment but as soon as the drives done I'll get Coilovers

Let me know once you get the drive done first please Jake...

Si


Will do mate, how you getting on with the Gti?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: MC71 on December 08, 2016, 08:55:47 AM
Yeap you're car will definitely spontaneously combust without a CAI....you've been warned  :wink:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: th3_f15t on December 08, 2016, 10:41:35 AM
I'm not saying it's a bad intake, I just noticed more torque in the lower revs when I switched from the VW Racing intake to my oversized RamAir kit. It's pretty much a personal thing like with most mods, I also prefer the look and sound of an open filter type intake that sits in the gap in front of the battery. Fill the engine bay more...
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 04, 2017, 02:05:31 PM
Hi all

happy new year  :pomppomp:

Not an exciting update, yet...

I ordered some more detailing goodies so that i can finally detail my eddy this weekend. I had ran quite low on some essential bits so i needed to replace them before i could detail my own car. (its in dieing need as ive washed the car 3 times since August  :sad1:)

I will be spending all day Saturday and Sunday getting my eddy lookings it best, As i am girlfriend free from Thursday night till Sunday evening, perfect time to detail  :party: ! actually looking forward to getting all my gear out and hitting the car  :jumping:

I have always wanted to try the Menzerna power lock sealant and collinite combo after watching many of obsessed garages videos on Youtube, hopefully it works just as well for me as it does for him  :smiley:

I will update this thread on sunday evening/monday morning with the detail pictures, warning! it will be a long post!  :drinking:

I will have my spacers for sale after this weekend if any one wants them

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Jake  :happy2:

Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Andy on January 04, 2017, 10:27:37 PM
Hi all

happy new year  :pomppomp:

Not an exciting update, yet...

I ordered some more detailing goodies so that i can finally detail my eddy this weekend. I had ran quite low on some essential bits so i needed to replace them before i could detail my own car. (its in dieing need as ive washed the car 3 times since August  :sad1:)

I will be spending all day Saturday and Sunday getting my eddy lookings it best, As i am girlfriend free from Thursday night till Sunday evening, perfect time to detail  :party: ! actually looking forward to getting all my gear out and hitting the car  :jumping:

I have always wanted to try the Menzerna power lock sealant and collinite combo after watching many of obsessed garages videos on Youtube, hopefully it works just as well for me as it does for him  :smiley:

I will update this thread on sunday evening/monday morning with the detail pictures, warning! it will be a long post!  :drinking:

I will have my spacers for sale after this weekend if any one wants them

(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4216_zpsansjwzm6.jpg)

Jake  :happy2:


will you do mine :innocent:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Trunkstuff on January 04, 2017, 11:57:24 PM
Car is looking great mate :) I'm back in an ED30 now after about 2 years off!

Mine needs alot of work but thats part of the fun I guess!
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 05, 2017, 02:35:37 PM
will you do mine :innocent:

when its warmer outside :grin:


Car is looking great mate :) I'm back in an ED30 now after about 2 years off!

Mine needs alot of work but thats part of the fun I guess!



I hated being away from an edition 30 for 2 years, so happy to have another one :happy2:

mechanical work or interior/exterior ?
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Simon_2.0t on January 05, 2017, 04:18:53 PM
Nice collection buddy.

Looking forward to pics  :happy2:

Si
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 05, 2017, 05:28:06 PM
Nice collection buddy.

Looking forward to pics  :happy2:

Si
Thanks mate, I don't think my Collection would fit in one photo

It's your fault I'm in to detailing anyway ! You've cost me lots of money :grin:  :grin:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: redsportt on January 05, 2017, 07:49:58 PM
If you think menzerna and collinite are good, should try Rupes, poorboys black hole and waxaddict wax
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: bad devotions on January 06, 2017, 08:37:56 AM
Hi all

happy new year  :pomppomp:

Not an exciting update, yet...

I ordered some more detailing goodies so that i can finally detail my eddy this weekend. I had ran quite low on some essential bits so i needed to replace them before i could detail my own car. (its in dieing need as ive washed the car 3 times since August  :sad1:)

I will be spending all day Saturday and Sunday getting my eddy lookings it best, As i am girlfriend free from Thursday night till Sunday evening, perfect time to detail  :party: ! actually looking forward to getting all my gear out and hitting the car  :jumping:

I have always wanted to try the Menzerna power lock sealant and collinite combo after watching many of obsessed garages videos on Youtube, hopefully it works just as well for me as it does for him  :smiley:

I will update this thread on sunday evening/monday morning with the detail pictures, warning! it will be a long post!  :drinking:

I will have my spacers for sale after this weekend if any one wants them

(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4216_zpsansjwzm6.jpg)

Jake  :happy2:
Have you got any recommendations for YouTube videos on detailing? I could do with starting simple and building up my knowledge and experience that way. I'd love to be able to achieve great results!

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 06, 2017, 10:00:56 AM
Hi all

happy new year  :pomppomp:

Not an exciting update, yet...

I ordered some more detailing goodies so that i can finally detail my eddy this weekend. I had ran quite low on some essential bits so i needed to replace them before i could detail my own car. (its in dieing need as ive washed the car 3 times since August  :sad1:)

I will be spending all day Saturday and Sunday getting my eddy lookings it best, As i am girlfriend free from Thursday night till Sunday evening, perfect time to detail  :party: ! actually looking forward to getting all my gear out and hitting the car  :jumping:

I have always wanted to try the Menzerna power lock sealant and collinite combo after watching many of obsessed garages videos on Youtube, hopefully it works just as well for me as it does for him  :smiley:

I will update this thread on sunday evening/monday morning with the detail pictures, warning! it will be a long post!  :drinking:

I will have my spacers for sale after this weekend if any one wants them

(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4216_zpsansjwzm6.jpg)

Jake  :happy2:
Have you got any recommendations for YouTube videos on detailing? I could do with starting simple and building up my knowledge and experience that way. I'd love to be able to achieve great results!

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There's plenty of channels for detailing, if your after tips then Mike Phillips (ex Meguiars) has a great amount of videos when hes doing product reviews etc

I personally watch Obsessed garage and also Ammo NYC channels. Not necessarily for learning but just generally because i like there videos and ideas, There videos are quite lengthy but a good watch :happy2:

If you have a good tolerance for irritating voices watch Car cleaning Guru, I dont really enjoy his videos to be honest!

Chemical Guys are in my opinion a bunch of helmets! they seem to just slightly tweak and existing product and call it "brand new, next best thing blah blah blah" and the guys personality and voice make me angry :grin:.... I do use Jet seal 109 on my glass though :ashamed:

In all honest you really teach yourself how to detail, once youve done a few cars you get to know what works and what doesn't. Arm speed, pressure and all them factors is also down to the individual and the job in hand . There's no rule that a inch per second with 10lbs of pressure will correct every single car. Trial and error is the best way to learn to be honest. Use what products, pads, towels work best for you on your car, reading something online doesn't mean that pad and product will correct your own car.

Its a very addictive hobby and will take a nice chunk out of your pocket too! but the finish is rewarding when youve completed a detail.

Jedi-Knight83 is a pro-detailer on here, he might help you with some questions you may have too :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: bad devotions on January 06, 2017, 02:18:53 PM
Cheers dude. I've got some bits and bobs; Poorboy's black hole, some microfibre cloths and things so like you say maybe it's just trial and error. I'll YouTube some of your suggestions for any tips whilst the missus watches crap on the telly :D

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 06, 2017, 02:29:20 PM
Cheers dude. I've got some bits and bobs; Poorboy's black hole, some microfibre cloths and things so like you say maybe it's just trial and error. I'll YouTube some of your suggestions for any tips whilst the missus watches crap on the telly :D

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the Poorboys BH is quite a good product, Ive currently got it on my car under a few layers of poorboy paste wax  to tie me over till this weekend

That's what i do most evenings, in fact i'd rather watch a chemical guys video than watch emmerdale or strictly factor ice dancing in the jungle or what ever the sh*t is that she watches! :grin: if its on the tele and has no purpose my missus will watch it for sure  :rolleye:
Title: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Martin_jk on January 06, 2017, 03:37:04 PM
Looking forward to seeing your pics after the detailing mate, was always impressed with the results you used to get on your type r after hitting it with the DA so I'm sure the golf will be as good!

Have you used the Gyeon stuff before? heard good things about there stuff. And what's the citrus pre wash like out of interest?


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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Trunkstuff on January 06, 2017, 04:47:10 PM
Mine needs a new manifold which garage I purchased from are sorting out. Also having front wings replaced by VW soon, Bloody rust issue.

As for detailing chanels have a look at Forensic Detailing Channel. He has the obbsessive behaviour I think alot of us into detailing have!
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 06, 2017, 06:25:01 PM
Looking forward to seeing your pics after the detailing mate, was always impressed with the results you used to get on your type r after hitting it with the DA so I'm sure the golf will be as good!

Have you used the Gyeon stuff before? heard good things about there stuff. And what's the citrus pre wash like out of interest?


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Thanks Martin, the civic was a pest to detail due to the butter like paint and marring! Came up nice though. I always read your updates as I think your eddy is one of the best on the forum in my honest opinion (not ass licking genuine comment)

I've used Gyeon tar and iron before on my eddy back In August, it's really effective and the tar was really good but I wouldn't say it's twice as good as say carpro's iron X, as they all do the same thing pritty damn well. I would definitely try gyeon's other products though for sure :happy2:

I'm hoping the fog and dampness stays on my side this weekend, it's currently raining in Surrey so I'm hoping that'll pass by the morning too.

I've used citrus pre wash via pump sprayer and even in my foam lance for maybe the last 2 years and I wouldn't wash a car without it now, seriously!

I always do the following
Citrus Pre wash left to dwell
Jet rinse off
Snow foam
Agitate areas like lights, shuts and grills
Jet rinsed again
Then a further blanket of foam before washing (2BM) really helps with washing and reducing swirls and unwanted defects.

Citrus pre wash really does cut through grime and all the grud that comes off the road.

£18 for 5L is well worth the extra step in pre wash :happy2:

Mine needs a new manifold which garage I purchased from are sorting out. Also having front wings replaced by VW soon, Bloody rust issue.

As for detailing chanels have a look at Forensic Detailing Channel. He has the obbsessive behaviour I think alot of us into detailing have!
What's happened to the manifold? Inlet or exhaust?

I will look his channel up tonight, thanks for the recommendation :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: ryan-g-91 on January 06, 2017, 09:18:10 PM
Your car is beaut! some quality detailing!  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Martin_jk on January 06, 2017, 11:22:43 PM
Looking forward to seeing your pics after the detailing mate, was always impressed with the results you used to get on your type r after hitting it with the DA so I'm sure the golf will be as good!

Have you used the Gyeon stuff before? heard good things about there stuff. And what's the citrus pre wash like out of interest?


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Thanks Martin, the civic was a pest to detail due to the butter like paint and marring! Came up nice though. I always read your updates as I think your eddy is one of the best on the forum in my honest opinion (not ass licking genuine comment)

I've used Gyeon tar and iron before on my eddy back In August, it's really effective and the tar was really good but I wouldn't say it's twice as good as say carpro's iron X, as they all do the same thing pritty damn well. I would definitely try gyeon's other products though for sure :happy2:

I'm hoping the fog and dampness stays on my side this weekend, it's currently raining in Surrey so I'm hoping that'll pass by the morning too.

I've used citrus pre wash via pump sprayer and even in my foam lance for maybe the last 2 years and I wouldn't wash a car without it now, seriously!

I always do the following
Citrus Pre wash left to dwell
Jet rinse off
Snow foam
Agitate areas like lights, shuts and grills
Jet rinsed again
Then a further blanket of foam before washing (2BM) really helps with washing and reducing swirls and unwanted defects.

Citrus pre wash really does cut through grime and all the grud that comes off the road.

£18 for 5L is well worth the extra step in pre wash :happy2:

Yeah I always found that with my civic, nighthawk black was the worst for it too, like you say always looked great when putting the effort in though. Cheers mate really appreciate that, hoping this year I'll be able to get a lot done when it comes to detailing & modding too!

Yeah I do hear about the car pro iron x being a favourite too! Just bought some of the valet pro dragons breath which apparently is really good stuff so will let you know how I get on with it (unless you have tried it already that is) i might give the gyeon sealant a go when I've sorted the paint out then.

That's the most annoying thing when you have everything you need but the good old British weather won't let you! Fingers crossed it clears up for you mate!

Nice one I think I might have to get myself some citrus pre wash then, just got 5l of bilt hamber auto foam so using both in that order you said should help get a lot of the crap off before taking a mitt to the car, bargain at £18 too! Thanks for the info, it's a big help :)



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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 09, 2017, 11:16:13 AM
Morning  all

As you know I wanted to detail my edition 30 this weekend, here is a short write up with lots of pictures. I didn’t manage to do the interior like I wanted to and I also didn’t get to do the underneath, arches, suspension etc due to daylight hours and with rainy patches during the weekend!
I will get the car up on stands around March time when there’s a little more light hours and also (hopefully) dryer weather!
The car doesn’t seem to be too dirty in these photos mainly because it’s a sh*te iPhone taking the pictures and also because it rained the night before so muck isn’t dry which makes the car look grey lol I also washed the car a few weeks before Christmas and I’ve hardly drove the car.

I started the day with the engine bay, isnt a 100% effort job due to time but will do until the summer

(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4299_zpskbdexzcp.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4300_zpskuymhlqq.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4301_zpssmszynkr.jpg)
After (before dressing)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4302_zps220wtulv.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4303_zpshzja2yvo.jpg)

Onto the rest
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(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4238_zpsj1mprzcj.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4239_zpslfswwzyg.jpg)
You’ll notice there’s no spacers and the the original centre caps and wheel bolts/lockers are back on
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4240_zpssvs2x6ta.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4241_zpskwzgriqn.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4243_zpslfy2g238.jpg)
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So as usual I started with the wheels, I used bilberry wheel cleaner mixed at 1:5 and also wheel woollies, old wash mitt for the faces and wheel arches and also normal paint shampoo
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4252_zpss7kn80pf.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4253_zpstnueukk3.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4254_zpshaxjkrmd.jpg)
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Wheels were then rinsed and I moved onto the prewash stages of the detail, starting with Citrus prewash via pump spray mixed at 1:6 left to dwell for 5 minutes while I agitated the close and awkward areas with a soft brush
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4258_zpsrlwprlio.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4259_zps1bxe3wcs.jpg)
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(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4262_zpsxylgsfpf.jpg)
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I jet washed the car down to remove the pre wash and also as much loose/soft muck as I could.
It was now time to foam the beauty up, product of choice was valet pro Ph neutral snow foam, again I mixed this quite strong at 1:2 and let it sit for about 10 minutes as the weather was cold

(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4267_zpsajprj5js.jpg)
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(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4268_zpsncafu8yd.jpg)

I rinsed the car off briefly ad gave her a well deserved wash! I use my usually dodojuice Purple born to be mild shampoo along with 2 lambs wool wash mitts, 1 for the top half of the car and the other for the lower half areas.
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4257_zpshxfftxef.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4270_zps5q12gs1t.jpg)
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I didn’t take many pictures as I got fed up with dropping my phone and also covering it suds etc

It was time for a cuppa and then onto the decontamination stages of the detail, Gyeon iron and tar applies and left for 5 minutes each before being jet washed off. I then clayed the car using a weak quick detailer and water mix.

(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4279_zpscyejku71.jpg)
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 I thought I had no clay and ended up with 3 lots, just in different bags/containers in my shed! Bugger all came off anyway so happy days
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(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4287_zpsoqscw9k3.jpg)

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I refoamed the car and washed it quickly before drying it off ready for some correction

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(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4293_zpswqynzeuj.jpg)
Meguiars microfiber cutting pad with 3M yellow extra fine polish was the best combo for me, I use IPA to check my work after every panel before moving on.
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I couldn’t capture any 50/50 on the paint as there was no sun and also I had no torch. The swirling was so light and mainly on the lower half of the car were its had a rough wash at some point.
I did add a lot of gloss to the paint though! I rinsed the car to remove dust from the tight gaps and the scuttle area and was left with lovely beading paintwork :P

before I applied the LSP I wiped car down again with IPA and also dressed the plastics and rubber areas inc the tyres. ( I normally do this will the wax is curing but the toilet was calling! ) I  also quickly hoovered out the interior. I didn’t get time to detail the interior due to light but I will do it this month !

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(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4319_zpscr943lhd.jpg)

My finishing products were Menzerna power lock sealant and Collinite 476s double coat wax.
I applied the Power Lock via DA with a black menzerna finishing pad and speed 2, I done a few passes to work the sealant into the paint and left it to haze over. I had applied the collinite with a foam applicator pad following the contours of the panels. As always the last step products were applied evenly and thin layers for a perfect finish and easy on and off use.

Menzerna curing
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And removed
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Wax curing not that you can tell!
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Finished results after the Collinite was applied/removed from the paintwork, glass and wheels
(exhaust tips were done last!)

The wheels, new centre caps, tyres and wheel bolt covers

(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4312_zpsxxoduxr5.jpg)

The whole car

(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4332_zpsdq0rcv3d.jpg)
(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4333_zpsyuxypbae.jpg)
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(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4344_zpscb6617td.jpg)

At work this morning the sunrise looked great on the car but my iPhone takes a sh*t picture so doesn’t do any of these justice!

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(http://daz.co/media/ae104/jakebraham/IMG_4351_zpsv3mm3rz8.jpg)

all comment welcomed as usual

Jake  :smiley:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 09, 2017, 12:11:51 PM
postie delivered my new badges this morning so i didnt mess around getting them fitted!
took me about 30 minutes with tape measure, detail tape, spirit level and swear words to line the Gti badge up, damn thing

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much better, its a shame the MK5 rear VW boot badges are like hens teeth! I cant be bothered with pissing about with mk4/6 badges before there mentioned  :P
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: horsemeat on January 09, 2017, 03:33:26 PM
That looks really really great. I never thought I'd get in to 'detailing' but am slowly becoming obsessed. Can appreciate what a great job you've done there!

Silver badge looks better too, good on you  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: bad devotions on January 09, 2017, 07:36:27 PM
stunning mate, just, stunning.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: Andy on January 10, 2017, 12:43:55 AM
awesome job Jake--what product did you do the black plastics with
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 10, 2017, 09:33:17 AM
That looks really really great. I never thought I'd get in to 'detailing' but am slowly becoming obsessed. Can appreciate what a great job you've done there!

Silver badge looks better too, good on you  :happy2:

Thank you for your kind words, Detailing takes a lot of time as you will know to do a full detail undercarriage, innterior, exterior and engine bay will take 20+ hours at least! I think i did well in the 13 hours i spent on the car.

stunning mate, just, stunning.

Thanks mate :happy2:

awesome job Jake--what product did you do the black plastics with
Thanks Andy, I used PoorBoys natural look dressing :happy2: i like it because its not greasy or really shiny. I use the same product but diluted on my interior, although i didn't do it this time round lol
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: Martin_jk on January 10, 2017, 10:22:00 AM
Looking good mate! Good write up too, paint looks like it's got a lot more depth to it now, keep up the good work!


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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: Paradox1 on January 10, 2017, 10:58:23 AM
By far the cleanest and nicest looking car on this forum IMO.

Can you clean mine lol
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 10, 2017, 12:27:06 PM
Looking good mate! Good write up too, paint looks like it's got a lot more depth to it now, keep up the good work!


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Thank you Martin, I cant wait until the interior is all done properly now, then it will be complete  :pomppomp:
As soon as my driveway is done I will be able to wash it weekly at least :smiley: (end of this month)

By far the cleanest and nicest looking car on this forum IMO.

Can you clean mine lol

Thank you very much mate! dont know what to say   :love:

Im defiantly thinking of changing my mind with the cars direction, I'm now thinking  a nice set of fancy wheels and some coilovers and just keep it clean all the time rather than tracking it.

I'd love to do the interior properly with alcantara and a nice audio set up  :drool:

I might start doing a few forum members cars when the weather picks up :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: MIJ_JAGGER on January 10, 2017, 02:51:19 PM
Wow great to see the love gone into detailing this
Sweet as mate
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: Saintsteve on January 10, 2017, 07:15:52 PM
Great work there Jake.

Can't beat a glossy Red Ed30  :innocent: :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: Simon_2.0t on January 10, 2017, 11:29:33 PM
Looks great Jake!! Really nice write up and the results show.

New wheels and coilovers you say?.....

Si
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: AJP on January 11, 2017, 12:01:40 AM
Wow. Looks like @bonelorry has some competition in the detailing stakes.

If you do decide to work on a few forum cars I'm sure you'll have plenty of requests. Shame I'm up north!

I'll be interested to hear which coilies you go for too. I'm kind of at that point myself - I rarely drive it hard and I'd like to get it sitting a bit better than it does on H&R springs.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 11, 2017, 02:12:56 PM
Wow great to see the love gone into detailing this
Sweet as mate

Thanks mate :)

Great work there Jake.

Can't beat a glossy Red Ed30  :innocent: :happy2:

Thanks Steve, look forward to seeing how yours turns out this year :happy2:

Looks great Jake!! Really nice write up and the results show.

New wheels and coilovers you say?.....

Si

Thanks buddy :happy2: yep thinking some nice wheels that i text you earlier :P
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 11, 2017, 02:16:40 PM
Wow. Looks like @bonelorry (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=7168) has some competition in the detailing stakes.

If you do decide to work on a few forum cars I'm sure you'll have plenty of requests. Shame I'm up north!

I'll be interested to hear which coilies you go for too. I'm kind of at that point myself - I rarely drive it hard and I'd like to get it sitting a bit better than it does on H&R springs.

I've defiantly fell in love with the car again after my wobbler before Christmas.

I will probably go with either AP/ST/H&R coilovers, not fussed about spending £1,000+ on fully adjustable track orientated coilovers as I will probably never track it....perhaps a cheaper dedicated track car is on the way!?

I would happily detail forum members cars when the weather picks up :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: Kai96 on January 11, 2017, 02:41:55 PM
Really good results, car looks really neat. I like the black and red colour combo you have going on as well
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: AJP on January 11, 2017, 05:13:58 PM
Wow. Looks like @bonelorry (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=7168) has some competition in the detailing stakes.

If you do decide to work on a few forum cars I'm sure you'll have plenty of requests. Shame I'm up north!

I'll be interested to hear which coilies you go for too. I'm kind of at that point myself - I rarely drive it hard and I'd like to get it sitting a bit better than it does on H&R springs.

I've defiantly fell in love with the car again after my wobbler before Christmas.

I will probably go with either AP/ST/H&R coilovers, not fussed about spending £1,000+ on fully adjustable track orientated coilovers as I will probably never track it....perhaps a cheaper dedicated track car is on the way!?

I would happily detail forum members cars when the weather picks up :happy2:
Yep, those coilovers are what I'm looking at myself. I'll maybe rule out AP as they apparently don't go as low as KW or ST. ST aren't that much cheaper than KW these days. When Weitec were what ST are now there was a bigger price gap. So the idea of having stainless bodies (KW) for a little more than ST makes sense to me. I'm hoping to hold on to the car for a good few years so longevity is important.

KW usually have a sale around April that lasts until June. Last year V1s were 600 odd quid. Everything I've read about V1s sounds right for me - decent drop and a nice ride. They might be valved a little on the soft side for track use, but like you I'm not taking the car in that direction, so they sound ideal.

I had Weitecs on a mk4 and they were a decent ride even all the way down. Better than a Koni shock and spring kit I had on before in fact. I expect the same or better from V1s on the mk5!

If I'm ever down south and you're doing detailing I'll give you a shout
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: Trow81 on January 11, 2017, 06:07:44 PM
Stunning and in the best colour makes me a little ashamed about my Eddy lol I know what u mean about MK5 badges I gave up and went for a MK6 gloss with inserts think it sets the back end off nicely (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170111/646c76e310ac216f3cd9644112d76439.jpg)
Will be watching this with interest great write up


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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: Stig_gti on January 12, 2017, 09:38:43 AM
Great results there :congrats:
Beautiful car wish I could detail
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - Winter detail complete!
Post by: SurreyED30 on January 13, 2017, 10:07:22 AM
Really good results, car looks really neat. I like the black and red colour combo you have going on as well

Thank you mate,  I am not so sure on the red/black  combo any more, I will be going down the oem route now i think :happy2:

Stunning and in the best colour makes me a little ashamed about my Eddy lol I know what u mean about MK5 badges I gave up and went for a MK6 gloss with inserts think it sets the back end off nicely (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170111/646c76e310ac216f3cd9644112d76439.jpg)
Will be watching this with interest great write up


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I will probably go down the mk6 route in a few weeks time after ive given up on the mk5 item :grin:

Great results there :congrats:
Beautiful car wish I could detail

Thanks mate :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on February 11, 2017, 04:13:41 PM
Afternoon all

Went for a 400 mile round trip to see family last weekend a terrible rattle appeared. It turned out to be the rear disc dust shield had came loose, great!

I remember this happening on my first eddy and it was quick tin snip repair :ashamed: this time round I thought I'd cure the problem the correct way, replace it for a new one :happy2:

I did buy both sides as I planned to replace the n/s while it's all jacked up and the tools were out and before it breaks! but as the o/s took 2 hours I thought sod the n/s till it isn't snowing and the weather is a bit warmer.

It was a pleasure to work on a non seized non rusted car for a change! (Everything is covered with mud as I haven't cleaned it yet) Everything came undone easily except the wheel bearing bolt which took 14 stone of weight on a bar and whacking the M18 multispline socket with a hammer to shock the thread, damn that thing was tight! All the bolt threads were like new, couldn't be happier with a easy to work on car  :innocent:

Tools used:

Trolley jack
Axle stands
17mm socket - wheel bolts
18mm socket - rear lower arm
15mm spanner - slider pin nut
13mm spanner - caliper bolt
T30 Torx bit - disc retainer and shield bolts
M14 multispline - carrier bolts
M18 multispline - wheel bearing
Flat head screwdriver - bearing dust cover
Bungee cord - hold caliper up
Halogen light - crap lighting in the carport
Old sofa cushion - nothing worse than kneeling on a stone !

Started off by loosening the wheel bolts then jacked the car up and secured it on axle stands.

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Tools for the job

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caliper removal

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Disc, pads and carrier removed left a loose shield ! To get the carrier off I removed the rear spring to give me more room to get a decent size bar in to break the carrier bolts free.

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The worse bit of the job was breaking this f*ck*r free and praying the bearing hasn't bonded to the shaft, luckily mine came off freely and in 1 piece. I applied more grease to the bearing before refitting.

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All back together :happy2:

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I cleaned up all the bolts quickly with the machine wheel and also used loctite 222 red thread lock on all the threads. All the torque specs can be found online and also all the how to guides for removing everything to do this job is easily available online.

Don't be put off with the rear carrier bolts, lots a swearing and some Strength will cracking it loose :happy2:

I will need new pads in the next maybe 3,000 miles so I'll do a quick write up of that when I do them as well. I'll clean and detail the arches and compents at the same time too, not much point now to be honest. I don't drive the car if the roads are icey/gritted anyway so no salt gets to the car really.

You'll notice my private plate is now on too :)

If anyone local wants to borrow the multisplines or needs a hand I am more than happy to help and wouldn't take a penny off anyone for lending a hand.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on March 12, 2017, 11:36:36 AM
Hi all

Took my car out for its Sunday more B road bash and I rolled over another milestone so thought I'd share it. 55,000 miles on the clock now so still a baby compared to most mk5's. I have definitely fell in love with the car again, especially lately as I haven't been using the car at all because my partner is away so I use her 1.6 Mini Cooper for my daily commute. £35 for a full tank of fuel that doesn't seem to ever go down is defo a winner over the GTi. I have drove the GTi twice since the end of January and both times have been really enjoyable, however, I was playing with a new shape Astra vxr gtc this morning and although I would pull a few car lengths on the straights his braking was a lot better and later than mine. I think they come with 4 piston brembo calipers up front and he possible has updated pads as the car looked and sounded modified, so it's no doubt he was better at braking than my terrible GTi set up. I will now be looking to invest in a full R32/S3 front and rear set up with fast road pads, lines and fluid may even look into rs3 brembo with 340 tts discs. I did start to loose faith in the GTi brakes after 30-40 minutes and started to back off a lot earlier when approaching corners. 18 mpg after 54 minutes of B road thrashing definitely is a middle finger to the mpg lovers on the forum :love:

So next up is definitely

Front and rear brake set
Coilovers
Anti roll bars
Anti lift kit
Engine mounts
Semi slicks

That list will most probably do me for the year, I am possibly starting a new job this month so will have quite bit more wonga in my back pocket and also my mileage will be 1.8 miles per day so I won't be using the car during the week and only at the weekends. So I may strip the car as well but we'll see what happens.

Jake :happy2:

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Mayney on March 24, 2017, 10:14:51 AM
Nice car man, need to decide what is the best brake upgrade for standard eddy wheels on mine.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on March 24, 2017, 03:47:54 PM
thanks mate, most set ups fit with or without a spacer, i think TTRS and AKS BBK need a spacer but oe upgrades are a straight fit
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on March 24, 2017, 03:50:27 PM
Went through my pictures of my old eddy on my photo bucket account this afternoon and picked a few nice photos to share with you all. I spent a lot! Of money, time and effort getting this from complete stock to where it was when I sold it back in 2014.
The first 6 months of ownership/being on this forum lead to full stage 2 hardware, suspension, brakes, bracing and other bits n bobs. I’m sure I have a full spec list for this car somewhere; I have over 100 pictures of this build on my photobucket.
A few of you seen this at meets and when meeting up to buy stuff. Miss this car so much, sold it and it got wrote off within 5 months which was kinda heart breaking when MVB sent me the auction site link with the damaged pics!. Wonder where it is now…

full spec when i sold it

Spec:

Deep pearl black
Manual 6 speed
Heated edition 30 seats
Auto lights
Auto wipers
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Heated mirrors
Retrofitted Xenons
Retrofitted RNS510 V10 maps
Retrofitted cruise control
Retrofitted MY08 trip stalk
Full LED interior conversion
Few mk6 chrome tip buttons
Osram night breaker unlimited+
Team Heko tinted wind deflectors
Open fog grills with air duct
Newsouth boost gauge mounted in vent

ENGINE/BAY

REVO stage 2 tuned 334bhp 341lbft
Miltek 3" nonres Turbo back exhaust   
Audi s3 front mount intercooler 
Custom built 90mm intake
Forge recirculating valve 
New fuel injectors
BSH stage 2 catch can
NGK Iridium spark plugs BKR8EIX
Red audi R8 coilpacks
Red coilpack harness
New OEM HPFP & LPFP
Revision C Cam follower


SUSPENSION/BRAKING

Hunter 4 wheel alignment
REVO/Eurojet engine mount kit  (all 3 mounts)
TD Pro Race 1.2 18x8 ET4
Goodyear eagle F1 tires
Koni STR.T suspension set up
Audi TTrs top mount kit
H&R rear ARB 28mm 
H&R front anti roll bar
Powerflex bushes front + some rear
Audi S3 front & Rear brake conversion
Ferodo front brake pads
HEL braided brake lines                           
Motul RBF660 racing fluid

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Simon_2.0T will remember this, first ever detail back in December 2013 that was a damn cold day!
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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Stig_gti on March 24, 2017, 04:05:34 PM
Beautiful cars there mate  :happy2:
Do you have the part numbers for the rear dust shields.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on March 27, 2017, 09:05:43 AM
Beautiful cars there mate  :happy2:
Do you have the part numbers for the rear dust shields.
I'll get them from the invoice for you this evening mate :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on March 27, 2017, 09:06:27 AM
Morning all

I had to replace the N/S rear brake disc dust shield this weekend as it started to rub against the disc just like the O/S did 6 weeks ago. I’m glad I picked up both sides at the time so I was able to fit it Saturday morning without waiting for parts to come in to my local TPS.

This time round it only took just over an hour as I had figured out the easy way of doing it from the last time, however this time I removed the lower bolt from the damper to get the ratchet in at a better angle and I also used a scaffold pole for breaking the wheel bearing bolt rather than jumping on a bar like I did last time. Freed the bolt first attempt so was very pleased and saved a lot of time.

I also removed the GTI badge from the boot and replaced it with a MK6 one as it looks better with the edition30 badge  :smiley:

caliper removed
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Everything removed  :innocent:
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Damaged shield vs new shield
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All back together  :happy2:
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I have done a lot of thinking with regards to sell or keep the golf and i have decided that i am going to part with it, I will be putting it up for sale in the next weeks. if you know anyone who is looking for a low mileage Tornado red 3 door edition 30 let me know  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Simon_2.0t on March 29, 2017, 01:44:47 PM
How comes selling mate? Plans, replacement?

Si
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on March 29, 2017, 02:58:13 PM
How comes selling mate? Plans, replacement?

Si
Hey man

im doing 30 miles a day for work and now i have the house i never get time to enjoy the car, ive probably had 3 fun Sunday morning drives in the 9 months ive had it. Now Natalie is working in Florida 4 weeks on 1 week off between feb-july im using her car for my daily commuting, So its basically sat on the drive doing nothing. I could do with recouping some money back now as we done our figures and in the last 12 months, the house purchase deposit/refurbishment/driveway/Golf purchase has cost us just over £67k! were currently doing our back garden/decking/landscape main feature so that's more money gone. If im not using the golf i might as well sell it to get some money back in the bank because after the gardens done were fairly low on funds which isn't a nice feeling.

To be honest its just a car to me in all honesty, I dont have the same craving for modifying and serious obsession i had with my last one and also I would like a coupe now as I've only ever had hatchbacks in the 8 years ive been driving. trying to convince my mum to give me her car for free  :grin:

I'm in no rush to sell it so it wont go to "offers" for a while, ill hold on to my price.
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - For Sale
Post by: SurreyED30 on May 01, 2017, 02:59:09 PM
Gave the golf it's first clean for a while today, came up lovely. I also done a few little jobs that I've been meaning to do for a while now.

I removed the wrap that was on the lower rear bumper to leave the textured black oem look. I didn't like the wrap because it had a full patch that always caught my eye. I'm much happier with the oem look of it now :happy2:

I also removed and refurbished my rear badge, it isn't oem looking but a better look than the chipped black and terrible carbon inlays that was there before. It's a anthracite backing plate and a silver vw badge, both were done by rattle can so not a perfect finish but I'm happy with the results.

I replaced the chrome GTI boot badge for a nice mk6 red inlay item, suits the boot better with the edition30 badge that is the same design.

I also gave the exhaust tips another hit with some wire wool and autosol, came up nice but again there is some small stained bits which aren't noticeable unless you look up close but it's enough for me to be slightly bothered by as of course I'd love perfect clean tips.

Very pleased overall with a what a days work can do (I did the badge over a week to ensure the paint/lacquer had hardened)

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Jake
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - For Sale
Post by: Trow81 on May 01, 2017, 09:40:05 PM
Looking good pal


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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - For Sale
Post by: SurreyED30 on May 02, 2017, 08:46:40 PM
Thanks mate :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - For Sale
Post by: SurreyED30 on July 01, 2017, 08:42:35 PM
I gave my car a much deserved clean today, I don't think I've washed the car for 6 weeks at least !

Some of you may have seen the car on eBay this week? Well today I was let down by the numpty buyer :slap: cheers bro your a real asswipe :laugh:

Few up to date pics of the car with some interior pictures and also of the damaged front lip

All comments welcome as always :drinking:

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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - For Sale
Post by: Trow81 on July 02, 2017, 09:31:16 AM
Looking sharp
That is one shiny steering wheel tho. Get a magic eraser sponge on that bit of water and will bring it back to Matt in minutes


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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - For Sale
Post by: SurreyED30 on July 02, 2017, 01:30:34 PM
I know mate I normally use meguiars apc and a low pile microfibre towel but I couldn't be bothered yesterday lol by the time I'd packed away it was " dinners nearly cold " so I'll do it next time. I'll need to redo the tyre shine and also the engine bay needs a quick wipe down next time too! It was nice to get 3-4 hours spare to wash the car for a change, I did actually enjoy getting stuck in to a good clean again, haven't done for months now
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: patpong_pete on July 18, 2017, 12:08:16 PM
I know James very well he's a good friend. Top garage and he deals with loads of tuned tfsi stuff and he knows it all very well!  :happy2:
Burbs do you know how much hour rate is for vrs is james the boss
thanks in advance pete
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - For Sale
Post by: SurreyED30 on July 23, 2017, 04:45:28 PM
It is James's business, I'm sure his rates are on his website.


Probably worth calling him for a better idea on costs and labour for the work you want done
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - For Sale
Post by: SurreyED30 on July 25, 2017, 06:17:46 PM
My eddy passed her MOT today  :pomppomp:

It also had a full aircon service with a pressure sensor replacement as the old one was  leaking, everything is  working now and I have lovely ice cold aircon again  :smiley:

Hopefully someone will view and take her away soon and give them the same amount of enjoyment this car has given me  :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 - For Sale
Post by: SurreyED30 on August 23, 2017, 12:39:09 PM
Hi all

I haven't done anything with the golf in all honesty other than clean it.

However I carried out a detail on a 2013 Ford Focus this weekend so thought I would share it with you all for something for you to look at whilst your bored at work or later on when the other half is watching soaps  :P

The car was in bad shape with bad swirl marks, scratches, a few repainted panels and some dodge paint touch ups. Wasn’t ideal working in the direct sunlight but I done the panels in the shade then moved the car under some tress for more shade, I didn’t have to wait long for the exposed panels to cool down in honestly so it wasn’t a huge pain.

I didn't take a million pictures of every mark on the car or every step of the way because I only had phone and I was pushed for time/day light but I do wish I took some of the key scratch marks around the driver’s door handle and the top of the rear bumper as it was around 90% corrected which I was mega chuffed with but never mind I'll get another bad shape car again.

Few starting pictures

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4350/36613725831_25a4cfbb10_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XMqV62)d (https://flic.kr/p/XMqV62) by jake braham (https://www.flickr.com/photos/157964395@N04/), on Flickr
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Started the day with the usual 6:1 citrus pre wash soaking for a about 5-10 minutes then a thick coat of snow foam. Whilst the foam done its thing I went round all the small gaps and crevasses on the car with meguiars APC 8:1 and a soft detailing brush. I cleaned the wheels with normal wash solution as they were refurbished in April so didn’t feel the need to go all out on them. Cleaned the tyres and wheel arches with a stiff brush and Meguiars APC and degreaser. I jetted off the foam and then washed the car with the 2 bucket method and meguiars hyper wash with 2 wash mitts. Probably shouldn't have bothered with the 2 bucket jobs as I was correcting the paint anyway but it's just habit n all.

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I jetted the car down thoroughly and then went round the whole car with meguiars last touch diluted at 1:1 and carpro medium yellow clay bar. I done the glass and all the paintwork and it was quite contaminated as you can see. I sprayed the car with Gyeon Iron and Tar before re foaming the car and thoroughly jetting it down once more

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The next step is by the worst for me which is taping the car up so I don't get any residues from compounding into the rubber and plastic trims, hate this job but saves a lot of cleaning up afterwards.

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I tried a few compounds and pads and settled with lake country hydro tech blue pad and meguiars 105 for cutting and followed up with lake country orange pad and meguiars 205 for polishing, all done with a Rupes lhr15es mk 2. After this was done I foamed the car to remove the dust, air dried/towel dried the car then wiped down with IPA. I was happy enough with the results so didn't bother with any glazes and called it a day for correction there.

Few during correction shots, 50/50’s

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Fancy edit one

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Before I packed away for the night  I  cracked on with applying my favourite sealant, menzerna power lock ! via a chemical guys red hexlogic pad. I left this for about an hour before buffing it off to lovely finish and tucking the car away in the car port for the night.

Power lock is in all honesty the best sealant I have used and a few friends now also use this after they've seen my work with it. I followed this up the next morning with 2 thin layers of collinite 476 wax :P best sealant/wax combo for me at the moment I have no issues with its durability or visual appearance. while the wax was curing I cleaned all the trim and coated it with poor boys natural look dressing, buffed to a nice finish and I sealed the glass with chemical guys jet seal 109 on all the glass apart from the windscreen and treated the windscreen to 3 coats of rain x. Quickly hoovered the interior and wiped the plastics etc. down with a week meguiars apc dilution.

After the sealant was removed, bad iphone pictures but over cast weather so can’t do much about it

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Unfortunately I have no pictures after the first day/the removal of the powerlock sealant but the weather was overcast anyway and also I was more looking forward to sitting in the garden with beers Sunday afternoon than taking more pictures, my back and knees were knackered after a mammoth 21 hour’s work but well worth it in the end and a very happy lady focus owner.

I'll upload when next detail whenever it happens :)
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Trow81 on August 24, 2017, 09:36:45 AM
Great little read and awesome work as usual


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Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: Mike58 on September 30, 2017, 04:09:05 PM
Wow. Good work on the focus. I really like the ed30 and wouldn't mind having a look at it at some point if you're still set on selling. I'm pretty new on here but haven't enough posts to post on your advert. Also I need to have a good look through your build thread! I'm over in Kent and have used James in the past too :happy2:
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30
Post by: SurreyED30 on November 04, 2017, 04:32:12 PM
Afternoon all

I haven’t updated this for a while but I waved good bye to my pride and joy this afternoon. Sad times but I had many happy times in my edition 30 but I am sure my new purchase after Christmas will give me even bigger grins ... talk soon all!
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 #SOLD!
Post by: Andy on November 04, 2017, 08:46:15 PM
oooh what is next
Title: Re: SurreyED30's 2nd Edition 30 #SOLD!
Post by: SurreyED30 on November 06, 2017, 11:47:19 AM
It’s a secret for now mate