NothernDan

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  1. Very nice! Widths and offsets please!?! 😎😎
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    ISF exhaust tips

    Check the recent post by markovanb about selling his car, you may be in luck.
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    I Have a need

    Thanks Colin. I almost said “you need to ask someone like Colin Barber, he’ll know more” in my post. Knew you’d have all the info 😁 There you go Ben, the Oraclle has spoken!! 😎😎
  4. Before we all drop our hard earned cash on these, I am sure someone on here did a lengthy write up very recently about swapping out all their bulbs for LED or upgraded units including the required relay boxes to prevent hyperflashing and a nice yellow lit JDM style fog light bulb. Who was that and where is the post? Can’t find it anywhere! @Womble72 I was sure it was you but can’t find it in your history. Help!! 🤪
  5. Indeed it does! Midnight baby feeding session when I first saw this so excuse the incorrect info. There are some much closer pics which brought rise to my earlier comments though. Like I say, I am sure some will love these but they are not for me.
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    I Have a need

    Gutted, must have been a good one! Keep looking though, I saw 5 before I bought mine, the good ones are out there....... and they are all silver, just in case you were wondering 😁😁
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    I Have a need

    No problem chief. Let me know how you get on today. A few of us ŵill be at the Oxford services mini meet next weekend if you are free. There is a thread on here about it 😀
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    I Have a need

    Love the colour combo! Remember that condition is everything. If it looks tired and worn in places then it’s likely the whole car will be. make sure the water pump has been done at that mileage as the gaskets go like clockwork at around 60,000. my understanding is that the blue steering wheel insert means it’s a G2 and has the proper LSD and the better/less firm suspension set up. I paid that money for a 2009 with 45,000 on it a year and a half ago but mine was from and Indy. That’s top whack but if it’s a main dealer just make sure it comes with a warranty and that’s not a bad price for that car. It looks in good condition. check inner tyre wear on the fronts, although RR racing USRS solves this going forward they are pricey boots to replace either way. not much else to say. If it drives well it should continue to do so. good luck and keep us posted. im in Hitchin so we may not be miles away from oanother if you push the button! 😎
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    I Have a need

    I concur with Rich. 2009 and couldn’t be happier 😀😀
  10. Hi gents, Anyone know this for sure? Google brings up a host of sites all saying different things, HB3, HB4, H11? Which one is it? Many U.K. sites say US spec is different and many US sites say the ISF and IS250/350 are different too! @Toothy did the awesome bulb write up but his link to eBay to the fog lights is to an expired listing so you can’t see what it is/was 😩 Does anyone know for certain what size the front fog light is on our cars? Thanks!! Dan!
  11. Hi all, Anybody who is interested in the VLand front light units should head to Instagram and search under #VLand as there are quite a few videos of the new lights fitted to what looks like an IS250 being posted by VLand themselves and various sellers including my China contact. Looking at the video it's cemented my views, they are not for me. The DRL's look very bright which is good but the indicators are barely visible over them. The combination of the large clear lens with a mainly black plastic interior other than some very cheap looking chrome trim around the LED side, dipped and main beam housings just looks very cheap. Really disappointing considering how good most of VLands other stuff look. I'm sure some will love them but they are not my cup of tea at all. I have a load of bulb upgrades for my OEM lights now so will be sticking with those. Can't find a way of sharing an Instagram link so just use the search function on there and you'll easily find them.
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    ISF Fog light Bulb size

    Thanks mate! I'll just do the bumper off like you say, gotta be the easier and simpler option.
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    2020 RCF

    Droooooool!!!😍😍😍
  14. Nice!!!!! Get em fitted mate!!
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    ISF Fog light Bulb size

    Definitely! I understand it’s a wheel well or bumper off job so will do my best to get before and after on as many bulbs as I can. Got sides, indicators (both led canbus free) and halogen fog breakers in yellow plus the film! Boxing Day project I reckon.
  16. Slightly better graphics than SEGA Rally on the PS2. Took me a while to figure out that it wasn’t real footage!
  17. Show us your finest beading pics! @Flytvr I’m expecting some museum quality productions from you!! The below was achieved using Meguiars Waterless Wash and Wax last night, a pretty decent result considering no actual “rubbed in” wax was used. I tend to get the best results (for my car colour) from my own personal favourite, Dodo juice ‘light fantastic’ soft wax, applied over a coat or two of Colinite 476S. These two combined give much better uniform beading for a few months without any reapplication required and much tighter beading than that shown below. I find I then just need the occasional once over with the Meguiars stuff mentioned above to keep on top of things. Show us yours this fine rainy day.
  18. Niiiiiiiiiiiicccce!!
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    ISF Fog light Bulb size

    Already bought the film!!! Going for hyper yellow👌👌
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    ISF Fog light Bulb size

    I was really tempted to go down the LEDs all over route but Toothy has me convinced with his JDM style yellow Foggies!!
  21. Couldn’t agree more David!! SwissVax best of show was recommended to me but it drowns light coloured cars and gives a muddy look to any pearl in the paint. ZLooks amazing in darker colours though. After trying many waxes I find that Dodo Juice Light Fantastic gives the best shine on my car but it is just not durable enough for me. Meguiars ultimate compound and ultimate polish are my preferred prep with a DA polisher but their waxes again don’t seem durable enough. My current favourite wax is a bit controversial as it’s pretty cheap. Collinite Marque D’Elegance. Gives an unreal finish and will last a good 3 months if kept clean with the ocassional wash (I use Meguiars Ultimate Wash) and either a spray down with Meguiars Ultimate Quik Detailer and/or Quik Spray Wax depending on how good the remaining shine appears. Like you, I enjoy the process of keeping on top of things and as a result I spot any areas requiring more attention far more rapidly than I would with any of the “apply and forget” products out there.
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    ISF Fog light Bulb size

    Ooh, hoping I’ve got the right ones.... ordered HB4s 😕
  23. Here’s another good example of wax finish and how it gives a totally different result to a ceramic coat. Most o& the ceramic coats I’ve seen, as Rayaans points out, seem to just add an additional layer of extra water repellent temporary lacquer. With waxes my seemingly silver paint has a much more golden glow;
  24. I agree 100% with that description Rayaan, a very simple way of describing what is happening. For a good example of this you can see my car next to Big Rats old ISF at the Kemble meet in late 2017 somewhere in the history of these threads. My car has just been waxed, his had not. The pics show a clear colour difference despite them being the same colour and in person the pearlescent flake in my car was far more evident. All the wax does is make things more reflective and plays the trick of “getting past” the flatness of the clear lacquer coat, letting the paint show off it’s reflective characteristics, giving the impression of more depth to the colour, more reflection, more shine. Waxes make it much harder to see where the surface of the paint begins and brings reflection from what looks like several layers down. “Exhibit A” from North London Meets SU2C event a few weekends back. Shine and reflection thanks to Meguiars UK....
  25. Not sure I’d agree with that, the water beads evaporate onto the wax coat so unless you live in the acid rain area of downtown a Manhattan the contaminants will never touch the paint. Yes you are left with water marks but the wax coat means they just wipe off with some Quik detailer or waterless wash and wax and you are good as new. Ceramic coatings and Sealants etc that promote sheeting are great if you just want pure long lasting, low maintenance protection but neither give as good a depth of colour or shine as a good Carnaube based wax would provide. Just come back from a 2 day training course with a UK distributor for a major car care brand and the messaging there was very clear; Ceramic coatings and sealants give great sheeting and long term protection to get dirt and water off the car as fast as possible but neither enhance the depth of colour or level of shine above what the factory paint had. Wax products and synthetic polymers give a greater depth to paint finishes, enhancing colour and shine to show car levels providing prior compounding and polishing has prepared your paint properly (neither of which you want to do if you had a ceramic coating in place). The downsides with Waxes are as you suggest, water beading and evaporation. Waxes also won’t last as long as sealants or ceramic coatings but the two are not designed to do the same job. Ceramics etc are long lasting protection, Waxes are enhancing paint colour and shine along with more limited lifespan protection. NemesusUK and Raayans have the best sheeting, agreed, but if you are going for show car shine then a wax would give a better result, it would just require more maintenance. One very interesting thing I learned is that, at present, most aftermarket waxes and retailers will attack a ceramic coating and erode it over time so if you’ve had you car ceramic coated you should not use any other products than a coating specific wash fluid and water to keep it clean. Anything else will be slowly eroding away your very expensive sheeting product. If you like tinkering and rebuffing every weekend Waxes may be a better bet for you. If you want to treat and forget other than the occasional wash and dry then get you house remortgaged and get a ceramic coating on. I’m a very active weekend tinkerer so it’s waxes for me.