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About McRattlehead

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  1. Thanks for all the suggestions,it`s now five days since i`ve polished the car and the hazing is now a lot less visible had a few frosty nights up this way which seems to have helped. I`m sure i will find a suitable new method through trial and error. I think the CT does look good in black so i wont give in to this minor irritation.
  2. Yes left car over lunchbreak,maybe next time i do my double coat i will leave overnight to be certain. After further research it appears black paint makes flaws more obvious,perhaps i should have went for the "cherry red"shade,which i saw for the first time today in Edinburgh on a CT.
  3. Ahh! yes of course poor explanation on my part. It is hazing and polish residue from the top coat of armorall.
  4. After washing my black ct today i applied my usual polish routine,autoglym super resin then 2 hours later armorall sheild. First coat buffed up fine,however the sheild coat was really hard to buff,i can still see marks. I used this method on my previous fiat orange car with no problem. This is the first time i have done my full two coat routine last few times have just been super resin. Have never owned a black car before so wondering if this shows more on this shade i have noticed swirls and scratches are more noticeable. Maybe i`m being too fussy but any thoughts or tips would be appreciated.
  5. Finally found covers,i decided to search van covers as they are usually bigger.Got these from turtlecovers based in wales arrived within 4 days of ordering £37.50 suitable for air bags and heated seats.Also come in plain colours at £34.50,but i have went JDM .These were the universal fit type but they make specific fit for Hi Lux,Land cruiser,Navarra etc. Now considering mud flaps and wind deflectors.
  6. Im sure the fitters at my depot put oil/grease on the seats and steering wheel as part of the service .Seriously though i take my covers off when wearing civvies and on holidays. My previous car had orange seats and without covers they turned black within a month,amazing how minging bus seats get.
  7. Almost 2months into ownership now enjoying it more day by day,averaging 45 mpg.I drive buses for a living and the seats can be grotty,so i am fitting waterproof covers to my car. I had covers on my prevoius car,a Fiat,but these are too small for the Lex,have adjusted them expertly by hacking a hole so they fit over the headrests.Just wondering if anyone could recommend a more aesthetic solution,my own research has thrown up lots of universal types which is what my current covers supposedly are .
  8. Dab reception in my area is generally reliable,however FM is more consistently available,dab still has occasional dead zones even on motorways.I like dab for the exclusive stations such as 4extra and planetrock.
  9. I have become the recent owner of a black 2014 CT200 ,more used to simpler cars,i find the sat nav quite fiddly to set but seems quite accurate route wise.I also found the dab radio very complicated to set having to search each ensemble separately,however once achieved the reception is excellent.Overall i am enjoying the unaccustomed luxury of my new steed.