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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Post Your Best Shine.

    Bit of fun. Post your best shine. Any car can be uploaded for all of us to see. Try and keep it to a maximum or two pictures per post so not to clog up the pages of pictures. I shall begin..

    Started by Cole‎, 17-07-2014 22:32
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    Hello Guys, Well I’m very pleased and proud to announce that we have set a date for this event to finally happen!! Let me Give you some background information first! Some of you may or may not know Burge (Carl) who is active on VXROnline. He has been serving for our country in the forces ...

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  1. Corsa d uk sticker

    How do I get one of these forum stickers Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

    Started by Vaux-porky-94‎, 10-12-2016 18:46
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  2. Interior Cleaning

    Hi Guys, Anyone got any suggestion on what to use to clean the plastic parts of the car interior, especially where scuffs and dirt from shoes get on the plastic bits. I`ve tried a few thing but they just seem to fade back in and its quite frustrating since it makes the car look dirty. Cheers

    Started by EddyHollywood‎, 07-07-2016 21:21
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    05-12-2016, 19:42 Go to last post
  3. Sun damage?

    Hi all just need some advice. I have what looks like sun damage on the roof of my corsa, it's not bird poo lol. Is there any way this could be fixed, tried t-cut but with no luck.

    Started by Dabbsy‎, 26-08-2016 10:13
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  4. Gloss wheel sealant

    What do you guys use? I have 17' black gloss TD pro race but after a few days they lose the shine rapidly.

    Started by Scottio‎, 26-08-2016 22:22
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    30-08-2016, 17:20 Go to last post
  5. Question Door sills

    Just a quick post. What are folks using to clean and protect the door sills. I have a 5 door extra 2 doors for me to do.

    Started by Ross-Sxi-Griffin‎, 22-08-2016 21:14
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  6. Pressure Washers?

    Hey, Been looking to get a pressure washer for my Corsa, what are the best ones at the most reasonable prices?

    Started by digital‎, 03-06-2016 20:28
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    07-06-2016, 09:24 Go to last post
  7. Hand polishing tips?

    Im thinking of polishing my car after i come back from holiday, what are the best tips? Could i use a microfibre cloth? Circular or straight motions? And i would also like to know about the prep before polishing :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Started by mavvy‎, 25-12-2015 14:34
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  8. I think I'm in love!!!!

    Has one tried merlins blood yet? Believe me when I say it's a god send I haven't been able to clean my wheels for a couple of weeks but just a few squirts of this stuff wait a min or two, hose it off and sparkly lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Started by jackdawson1812‎, 15-04-2016 19:22
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    17-04-2016, 17:56 Go to last post
  9. Has anyone used this

    Has anyone used demon shine demon foam? If so is it any good, fancy trying something new Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk

    Started by Tim2701‎, 17-02-2016 19:55
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    Guys and gals! As you know or if you do not know, I'm sponsored by Wax Pack and take it upon myself to help promote them. I know a fellow member did it for a rival company y however they have since ceased trading with Wax Pack currently set to take over and dominate the monthly sample box. A...

    Started by Cole‎, 19-08-2015 11:02
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  11. Want it to look new

    Best products that are cheap or anyway to get engine bay and interior looking like new Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

    Started by TWillis2701‎, 08-01-2016 22:48
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  12. Cleaning Engine Bay

    What do people use to keep their engine bays clean? Are there any specific products or just use a wet cloth?

    Started by Sri-Ste‎, 25-01-2015 14:23
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  13. Paint sealant

    Can anybody recomend a good paint sealant? Thabks in advance

    Started by Dane‎, 20-02-2015 10:08
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  14. What colour to paint my calipers??

    Hi everyone I'm new to this site and this is my first topic on here. Im on the process of decorating and doing some mods on my corsa le. Im gonna be pairing the calipers but don't no what colour to have. The car is red and black and I was thinking either yellow or blue? If any one can point me in...

    Started by Welshben10‎, 19-07-2015 13:18
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  15. CG Blacklight and V7

    After seeing positive things about these products I ordered them and gave them a try. I'm sure some of you have probably used them before. Seen a few people recommend it. I applied the Blacklight on Saturday night but ran out of time so had to put the V7 on the next day. Highly recommend these...

    Started by Murray‎, 17-08-2015 14:32
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  16. Snow foam

    what snow foam does people use? What liquid do you use aswell Thanks

    Started by Yuleee‎, 15-07-2015 08:48
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  17. A deep horrible scratch :( Advice please

    Hello guys. So I got out of my house today to find my Corsa's side mirror smashed and on the floor and a thick black scratch running along the side of my mirror. It has really ruined my mood and it breaks my heart. The person didn't even stop to write a note or anything. Grrr. :mad: So, what I...

    Started by FiveStarSamz‎, 20-06-2015 16:24
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  18. Question Overspray removal advice

    I recently bought a new bonnet for the car, i got a local spray paint shop to paint the bonnet. But when i got home i noticed parts of the paintwork no where near the bonnet were like sandpaper to touch. Contacted the guy and he said he would fix it but i dont really trust him now. So question is...

    Started by Ross-Sxi-Griffin‎, 14-06-2015 21:45
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  19. Best stuff for removing scratches

    So it had to happen one day, woke up this morning and found a note on my car, some lass had reversed into my car lastnight. The result was a deep scratch/gouge on the headlight and scuff/scratches to the bumper just above my fog light. And one long scratch to the lower splitter part of my...

    Started by corsaez‎, 26-05-2015 16:20
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  20. Cars covered in Pollen and air pollution

    Hi everyone, Has anyone been suffering recently from alot of pollen and air pollution on their cars? Everytime its sunny and there is a gusty breeze it seems to cover my car and stick to my glass and plastics :numbness:

    Started by VXR_Carl90‎, 24-05-2015 14:26
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  21. Alloy Wheel Shine

    Alright, guys, and gals! I've got the incredibly rare Corsa Limited Edition, oh no no, wait.......but anyway, my passenger side front alloy is starting to look like a matt finish! It doesn't look shiny anymore and is a bit rough to the touch! I've used all the autoglym sealants and what not but to...

    Started by granty09‎, 20-04-2015 15:49
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  22. Clay bar

    Looking for a singular clay bar to use on my LE as I do not need a set. Any reccomendations?

    Started by SteP‎, 24-04-2015 11:41
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  23. Powdercoat or hydrodip???

    Opinions on both of these? Cant decide which to get on my alloys and a few odd interior parts... Anyone know which is the better finish / lasts longer? Thanks!

    Started by mattmx238‎, 24-04-2015 14:48
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  24. Starter Kit for my White Limited Edition...

    Hey All, Just placed an order with - Chemical Guys - Honeydew Snow Foam - Chemical Guys - GlossWorkz Shampoo - Chemical Guys - Glossworkz Glaze - Chemical Guys - Wet Mirror Finish - Chemical Guys - Speed Wipe - Chemical Guys - Clay Block & Luber Kit

    Started by Kyle2015‎, 22-04-2015 10:09
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  25. Damaged and cracked rear arch, advice on repair?

    Hi, some kind soul hit my car it work car park and has damaged my passenger side wheel arch. I've took photos to upload but struggling to do so from my iPhone??!! I'm part exing my car soon for a corsa d diesel so just want a quickish and easy repair. Thanks for any advice!

    Started by Rachg86‎, 18-04-2015 19:49
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  26. Cleaned throttle body, breather hoses gooey?

    So I tend to 'self-service' my Corsa D every month just to make sure everything is working as it should. Took the hose from the top of the throttle body the other day and saw it looked a bit messy, so bought a can of Wynns air intake cleaner and gave it a good clean (looking much better now)....

    Started by admadude‎, 29-03-2015 01:17
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  27. 1.7sri Light Paint Enhancement!

    While my cars away having its paintwork repaired i decided to give the other halfs Corsa a bit of a lift in the paint department. Having read a few threads here i know some would consider this a detail, imo its not, its just a deep clean and spruce up! When we bought it(Oct 2014) the paint was...

    Started by msb‎, 15-03-2015 11:39
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  28. Wheel wax/sealant?

    as the title says, anyone know of any good brands?

    Started by insto‎, 23-09-2014 08:54
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  29. Cleaning Matt Wheels?

    Hey guys. Recently got my matt bronze Rota Grid Drifts. Wondering what people would suggest to use to clean them with and what to use to wax/seal them with? Cheers guys :)

    Started by AlexBrookes‎, 05-02-2014 11:51
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    14-03-2015, 23:26 Go to last post
  30. Machine Polishing?

    Hi, I was looking at many different threads about car polishing and I saw some great effects of machine polishing :D I have polished the car many times but never used the machine. I wanted to ask you which one are you guys using / or would recommend (for a beginner :) ) and which pads would...

    Started by Adrian96‎, 14-03-2015 16:46
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  31. Leather cleaner

    I've got the half leather seats and I'm wondering what everyone is using to clean them? Tried normal leather cleaner and it's not coming up like id want it to, the leather has gone really dim and dull looking

    Started by Dane‎, 11-03-2015 12:50
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  32. Cleaning exhaust tip?

    After giving my car a couple of cleans, I've noticed that there is still some baked on dirt around the bottom of the exhaust tip. I'm wondering if anyone knows how I could remove it and bring it up like new? Tried with sponge and a soft tip brush, but it hasn't removed any of it. I've got the...

    Started by 71794‎, 26-05-2014 17:33
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  33. New to detailing

    Basically as the title suggests im a complete noob when it comes to detailing but very ocd when it comes to my car. Im basically looking for advice on some must haves for washing the car , ive bought some demonshine snowfoam but ive not got a pressuse washer lance , is the any cheaper but better...

    Started by csmith1612‎, 01-03-2015 21:20
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  34. SRI Seat Cleaning

    Hey Guys Got the SRI Turbo red seats: As similar to the photo, mine are no longer bright red, instead having a slightly grey tinge to them. What do people recommended to clean these up best? Tried AutoGlym Interior Shampoo but didnt seem to make much of a difference. Wet Vac isnt an...

    Started by Ash_‎, 23-02-2015 16:11
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  35. Cleaning Engine Bay

    So the lil corsa is nearly 2 and I wanted to celebrate this by giving her engine bay a good clean! Mainly because its annoying cause its so dirty! But what is the best way to go about it and is there any specific products that are better than others ? I was looking at autoglym and...

    Started by Sneef‎, 15-02-2015 14:23
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  36. Corsa Rear window Problems!

    Hi everyone, I bought my first car a week ago, which is a Corsa Life 1.2 07, and I've been having a few problems with the rear window heating elements... I automatically assumed that there must had been a break in the 'wires' somewhere; but I can only see a break on two of them, and more than...

    Started by Lord_Brittie‎, 05-02-2015 19:12
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  37. 1st February *Deep VXR detail*

    After all the snow and ice we have had over the past month or so it was time to make the most of my day off work and the beautiful winter sun to carry out a DEEP DETAIL on the VXR, below are the before and after pics also the list of products ive used as alot of people do ask about them ...

    Started by VXR_Carl90‎, 01-02-2015 18:27
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  38. Servicing Advice

    Morning chaps, got my second service coming up on my 13 plate. Anyone got a definative answer as to if i need a major or a minor? I'm shocked if they want to put it through a major with plugs etc its only done 20k miles. What did you do or where did you go for your second service? And...

    Started by LukeyJ‎, 19-12-2014 08:55
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  39. Engine oil

    As you know there is a load of different brands out there claiming to be the best. So from experience what is the best one you have used, from a drivability point of view and noise. My cars been needing a service since I picked it up so that's the plan. I am looking at these 1-...

    Started by Shorty S91‎, 23-01-2015 14:02
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  40. Paint protection

    Lads, So I'm not picking the new car up until the end of January, After picking it up I have around 24 hours before I have to drive about 450 miles back to Germany. Question is what can I do to protect the paint as best I can with the limited time I have, I don't want it destroyed before I even...

    Started by Edwards0359‎, 17-12-2014 17:48
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  41. Lets see your Beading pictures

    As per title really, i will start with some of mine from today, also guess the product?

    Started by msb‎, 22-11-2014 17:14
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  42. How much engine oil in 1.2?

    As its stated in the title how much oil is in a 1.2 Corsa d LE ENGINE? I'm doing oil change this weekend and was wondering how much engine oil to fill! Many thanks! Deon

    Started by deon‎, 21-11-2014 23:47
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  43. Winter wax and paint sealants

    Hi guys as you know winter is fast approaching and it wont be long before theres grit everywhere and its starts to ice up. I would consider myself a bit of an amateur when it comes to detailing and most times a simple wash and wax will suffice. I'm wanting to know what folk are using for winter...

    Started by Shorty S91‎, 13-11-2014 19:04
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  44. Swirls - need advice on removal

    Hi, Can anyone give me the best way to removed swirls, ive tried to get rid of them with polish but they are still there. Is there need of a machine polisher? Plus what sort of compounds do you suggest? Ive only been using the deep shine polish from autoglym.

    Started by seb1419‎, 24-10-2014 15:06
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  45. Car cleaning products etc

    Picked up my white le yesterday and it looks stunning as it's all clean. What cleaning products/ equipment would you guys recommend ? - I'm looking for some good snowfoam as i have just bought some angelwax foam. - I also have some autoglym, but as this runs out i will be looking for some...

    Started by ChrisLE‎, 16-07-2014 12:07
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  46. Inspired Automotive

    Personally I felt need to recommend a company, he's a great detailer and products are amazing I wouldn't go any where else in regards to all things cleaning!! Here's a few of my pictures to vouch for the quality!! No I dont work for the company just felt like I should share great products at really...

    Started by harleyjai95‎, 14-11-2014 23:36
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  47. Recommended OIL 1.2 LE

    Hey guys I'm going to change my oil this weekend! What the most common/best oil to use! I've slightly modified such as down pipe and exhaust if this matters! Many thanks Deon

    Started by deon‎, 15-11-2014 13:24
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  48. white circles on roof

    i have small very small white circles on my black roof, i tried to take a picture of the roof but it will not show out. tried the super resin polish but nothing have happened, should i use it many times before i see the results or i need to get a clay kit? thanks not white circles i meant! it's...

    Started by ricky_kaka3‎, 05-11-2014 11:06
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  49. Anyone else get some help

    Getting some help today before using the snow foam ;)

    Started by Ben Spencer‎, 31-10-2014 16:21
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  50. Wrapping VS Plastidip

    Hey All, New to the forum - GF Has bought herself a 63 plate D We are wanting to gloss black the v grille and griffin and have had a quote of £60.00 for wrapping it. However having doubts on how good the wrap will be on the griffin. I've never plastidipped before but would it work if i...

    Started by Juo‎, 30-10-2014 08:38
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