Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sunny Melbourne, Victoria
Re: Paintwork on Aus Focus
Mine is a little rain damaged on the roof and bonnet, where there are patches of dodginess all over it, not sure when/how it got there but for a while I used to not wash my car every week which I think did it, I just never polished or waxed my car in the first 12 months, didn't think I needed to... big mistake. First new car.
I recommend getting a seriously good cut and polish or even getting it professionally buffed if there are clearcoat marks on the car, and then once the outer layer has been rescued, then hit the car with a good polish and then a nice hard wax over the polish. I did on Sunday and by jove my 2 year old car (apart from the polish on the mouldings which is my next task) looks absolutely bloody brilliant. Still roof marked, but that's now permanent. I had it buffed professionally by my Ford Dealer (I worked there - nuff said) and it fixed much of the crap, but I have learnt with car paint that you can NEVER EVER bee too anal or too careful. As for bird shit - not sure it should react straight away, maybe the birds in your area are just not getting enough fibre in their diets and are eating too many sweets. Naughty birdies...
2002 Ford Focus Zetec - Machine Silver - 3 door
2 1/4 inch Cat-Back Exhaust, 40mm KW Lowering Springs, K&N Panel Filter, ST170 Indicators, Zetec Floor Mats, Darkest Legal Tint, Genuine 15 Rear Wheel kW FPV Sticker
European Ford Owners Club - Southern Region President