Micah's Glacier White 220 Trophy

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Micah, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    Very kind of you, but I'm holding fire Kev, warranty too important to me at the moment. This would be a nice little addition for any mapped Mk4 though (no, I'm not on commission :tongueout:)
     

  2. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    I'll know more about my car by 10.00am on the 2nd of October Micah
     
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  3. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    Keen to know how far it can be pushed - I scare myself with the stock power, anything more and I might just end up pooing myself!
     
  4. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Did you see the video of my std 200t
     
  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    i would tell you the same Micah..dont waste your money on that kit..an open cone will be much better but again,its your warranty..i would enjoy her standard as you are covered if anything goes south...
     
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  6. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    I'll leave it to be honest. If I do go the induction kit route, it will probably be an Itg! Can't be that restrictive as mine made a decent power with a completely stock system.

    The trophy is always going to have the same limiting factor as the 200t with a map, which is the clutch... 275lb ft is your lot! There is a 200t with 270 270...
     
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  7. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Keep your foot in
     
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  8. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    As some people know, I’m not overly into the detailing thing. I’ll spend maybe 90 minutes tops cleaning the car to an acceptable standard, but always get disappointed with how the wheels turn out, especially with them being gloss black.
    Whilst on holiday a couple of weeks ago I was looking at solutions to keep them clean. I ended up buying a vast quantity of Collinite 845 for the same money as a limited quantity of Gtechniq C5 which I was worried I’d waste through some kind of error.
    As it was a lovely sunny day, I decided to clean and coat all four wheels. It took a while doing one at a time but it was well worth it. Now it just remains to be seen how well it stands up to the weather.
    Some pics of the progress - apologies for the arch gap, it looks worse than it is!

    Filthy beast!
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    Magical Collinite
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    Buffed and dressed
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    Back on (dressing smudged from man-handling the wheel through the house!)
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    Moody ‘portrait’ shots
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  9. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    good job Micah..hope the wax will protect your wheels from getting dirty...in my own experience the dirt will always come back no matter what,hence my hatred for cleaning my wheels full stop :rage:
     
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  10. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Nice Micah - I've got the same woes about the C5, surely its not that expensive to produce that they can't give you a bigger bottle!
     
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  11. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Little and often Micah....

    All the jobs you hate doing need to have a few minutes here and there dedicated to them so they don't become and turn into ball-ache you can't then face !

    Fingers crossed your now great looking wheels should be less of a bind from here on in....... :sunglasses:
     
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  12. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Good effort Micah, well worth spending the time on them! As Pav says, they'll always get dirty again, but hopefully a process like this will make the actual cleaning that little bit easier next time around :smile:
     
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  13. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Used HALF a small bottle coating ours. Many, many months on, they still only need a foam and a jet wash to get them looking great.
     
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  14. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Micah, car looks superb mate. I really like the RS branding on the wheels. And the arch gap isn't too bad at all. A lot better than a standard Mk 3 would be!
     
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  15. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator


    Think I'll take the plunge then, thanks Mes!
     
  16. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    They look good. I can vouch for the 845 - one of the first things I did with the new car was coat the wheels (and entire car) in it, now all I need to clean them is a snow foam and a jet wash. Can't rate the stuff highly enough.
     
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  17. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    I read somewhere 845 is basically the 876 in liquid form (?)......
     
  18. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    Shuv, you might find this an interesting read about the 845, if anything, for the way it's written. Whether you can take anything away from that, I don't know :smiley:
     
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  19. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    I think it's the liquid version of the 476, but in all honesty I only bought it as I'd seen a few people on here use it with very good results. Apart from the horrific smell, I love it.
     
  20. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    So @Micah what do you think of her after you owning her for a few weeks
     

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