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Detailing/Cleaning / Re: Autoglym Lifeshine
« Last post by StevenRB45 on May 25, 2018, 11:33:53 AM »
I use autoglym and the marketing bumpf does state they aren't meant to take off other autoglym products.
Detailing/Cleaning / Re: Autoglym Lifeshine
« Last post by koolkatz on May 25, 2018, 10:44:39 AM »
Ok, I think I have found an answer. My concern was that Autoglym SRP, being a polish, would be slightly abrasive and might remove any protection put on by the dealer. However, from Autoglym themselves, "Autoglym SRP is recommended for use on Lifeshine treatments". This is really what I wanted to know as this is what I have used to remove the marks and scratches, so am glad I can keep using it. Unfortunately the light scratching is another fact of life in our area as the seagulls walk on the cars and their claws can scratch the paint. They have no respect!
Detailing/Cleaning / Autoglym Lifeshine
« Last post by koolkatz on May 24, 2018, 10:13:55 PM »
So I picked up my new Mazda 3 in deep crystal blue last November to find it had been given the Autoglym Lifeshine treatment. I don't remember asking for this but I got it and had to pay a good whack for the priviledge. You do get nice Lifeshine kit full of Autoglym goodies though which is probably worth a bit. Anyway, does anyone know what treatment is used on the bodywork?  Recently I noticed some marks (discolouration) on the bonnet which I can only assume were as the result of seagull droppings being left on the car too long. We have a massive seagull problem in my area and I sometimes have to  hose the car off every evening at this time of the year. However, I have never known seagull droppings to affect the paint, the usual problem is that it is full of sand and grit from shells so you have to be very careful when washing. I may also have not noticed any effect on the paint before as I have always had lighter colours in the past. Anyway, I found I could polish these marks out easily using a normal car polish. However, while I was doing that, I noticed some llght scratching on the paint which again polished out quite easily. I was then thinking I might just go over the whole bonnet with Autoglym Super Resin Polish and a wax. However, I suddenly realised that I am probably polishing through whatever the dealer used when applying the Lifeshine treatment. Is that the case and if so, am I as well redoing the whole bonnet as mentioned? Sorry about the long question.
Ventilation / Pollen Filter
« Last post by Shadow on May 23, 2018, 06:53:18 PM »
I'm looking to change the pollen filters in my 59 plate 2.0 Sport.
Can anyone advise me on what the part number may be.
Thanks in advance😀
Members Gallery / Re: Martha the Takuya
« Last post by StevenRB45 on May 22, 2018, 05:52:17 PM »

Diesel /DPF issues / Gen 3 1.5D Safety Recall Notice
« Last post by Ian345 on May 22, 2018, 08:29:23 AM »
Just a heads-up for any 1.5D owners out there.

Just received a safety recall notice for my Gen 3 1.5D - Something about stopping the engine over-revving and needing a software update. Not sure if it affects the 2.2D as well.

Not sure if this was the software update done at my service last week or not. Will be annoyed if it wasn't as it will mean another 80 mile round trip to get it done.
I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: Civic to Mazda...
« Last post by woodycivic on May 22, 2018, 08:12:48 AM »
So i thought i'd report back with an update.

I've been to see 3 Mazda 3 Takuya's over the past couple of weeks and they all were nice from the outside, no major issues or paintwork problems/dents/scratches etc. However on each one close to me the driver side bolster and bottom foam cushion area were pretty badly creased and it was obvious when sitting on them that the foam was failing underneath. This alone really frustrated me as the rest of the car i liked so i didnt pursue my interest in any of them. I came away and was willing to bide my time and wait for the 'right' one.

Last week one came up that from the pictures looked in really good condition and the drivers seat looked really nice, no marks or signs of foam failing/creases etc. However, at the same time a 9G 1.8 SE Civic came up too at £300 less than the Mazda 3 and i went to see that first. It was at a garage only 7 miles from home. It was spotless both inside and out and the last owner was a disabled guy who has serviced it every 6k miles (Its 6 year old with 38k on the clock) and it has continental tyres all round with good tread on all. I couldn't turn it down so put my deposit on it and am picking it up this friday.  :D

It was a very close race and has opened my eyes to Mazda's as a future car. The newer Mazda 3's look to have more durable seats so im certain when its time to change cars again in 4/5 years time this will be one on the shortlist.

Thanks to all for the extremely helpful advice and replies - much appreciated! :D
I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: Mazda 3 Sport
« Last post by Ed-Led on May 21, 2018, 10:17:13 PM »
I've actually got a kit to install the footwell lighting but not got around to getting it fitted yet. Part of the install requires drilling into the plastic panels in the footwell and there's probably a connection point somewhere but I've not yet checked that out either.
I've just got/sold my Mazda 3 / Re: Mazda 3 Sport
« Last post by red_imps_2003 on May 21, 2018, 04:17:09 PM »
Is there a socket for to plug one in? I removed the cover plate underneath the glovebox (it just unclips) recently and there is a cable attached to it with an electric socket at the. I have been wondering wtf it is for but perhaps one can get an LED to stick in there? Is this wiring absent from your vehicles? I ask because mine is a 59 plate too (but 1.6 diesel in TS2 trim rather than 2.0 petrol in Sport).
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