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new member - 1989 f plate 1.9 owner

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Hello,

 

Just bought a 1.9 phase 1.5 and shes not mint but happy with what I have for the money. Couple of initial questions and wondered if anyone can help :

- I'm in mid-Kent, does anybody know of any good 205 gti specialists in kent ?

- Car could do with a nice detail....paint is pretty good but the bumpers are very faded i.e.light grey....I'm interested in solutions/ideas you might have for the bumpers in particular.
- I'm going to store car over winter months but sadly probably not indoors, can anyone recommend a real good car cover for the 205 ?                                                                  Thanks all. 

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Duroc

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Wurth bumper dye is very good. You'll need anthracite for phase 1.5 bumpers. 

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thank you. how long d'ya reckon it lasts ? Or how many washes will it last ? Perhaps I'll just never wash it :-) 

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I had another question for the forum as well. car has no mats....assuming originals are as good as impossible to source, any recommendations on best

replicas ? Cheers.

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sp_en_ny

The wurth dye is very good, lasts a long time and out of everything I have tried would get my vote as being the best option. Just don't use a pressure washer on it after or it will force it off and in patches. I think the company that was once recommended for car mats was Ambassador, not sure if still going, got myself a set from them and was very pleased with them, still in the car now and had them for 6+ years. I had a stormforce car cover I used when mine was stored outside. If it were still outside and I needed another one would be my first choice still.

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Callum

I have a tube of wurth I would sell as got sent anthracite instead of black, I've used the sponge but will sell it for £15 plus postage if it helps 

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thanks spenny/all. Ambassador still appear to be on the go as they have popped up already on my searches....cheers.,

 

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I bought the ambassador ones, standard velour for £19.99. Very good value, I would recommend.

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Hi,  I only have 1 door and ignition key = risky ! any suggestions where I can get copies done. A friend of mine said Timpsons do it.....really !??

 

 

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sp_en_ny

Any key cutters should be able to do it.

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subrown

Cool. Perhaps Ive forgotten how easy this stuff was in the old days !

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sp_en_ny

In fact I think it was Timpsons where I got my spare cut having provided them with a replica pug key.

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Telf

ive had my bumpers plastic sprayed. they look like new. if you have the time and resources i think its worth doing

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Telf

also i think im correct in saying that some trim styles did have quite light grey bumpers (red GTI's im pretty sure)

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Tom Fenton

Body colour has no effect on bumper colour. Up to 1990 - mid grey 1990 on - very dark grey (almost black)

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Doc 205
On 9/2/2019 at 9:53 PM, subrown said:

Hi,  I only have 1 door and ignition key = risky ! any suggestions where I can get copies done. A friend of mine said Timpsons do it.....really !??

 

 

Timpsons wouldn’t do mine. I found a company online where you could take a photo of your key, tell them the make and model, and they cut it based on the photo, and posted it. I was pretty sceptical, but it was cheap so gave it a go. Key works perfectly. Can’t remember the company name, but worth a search online. 

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thanks again all for your info. Timpsons cut all 3 of mine (door, ignit, boot) onto transponder keys they dont stock non transponder keys allegedly)  and did it as a deal for £30 (should be £15 per key). Apparently only larger Timpsons have the key types to do this. Happy days.

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Tom Fenton

My local guy will supply and cut a copy Peugeot key for £5. 

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subrown

sorry some more question, thnaks in advance to any responders :

 

1) Anyone know what this switch is on the drivers side lower dash ?

2) Recommendation for suppliers of wiper blades replacements (1989 model) ?

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Tom Fenton

Switch is non standard. Follow the wires see where they go?

 

Wiper blades any decent car spares shop, they are nothing special.

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subrown

Thanks. Apparently it used to have a toad security alarm on it (it has no more).it might be related to that as its non-std. Cheers.

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