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Dragstar
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: New person :)

Post by Dragstar » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:20 pm

Geordieman wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:03 am
Sat in a showroom QQ Tekna which had running boards fitted and found they caught my ankles and made it more difficult to get in and out, so even if they are considered by some to be 'cool' I would never have them either.
Have to agree with Geordieman i went with Side bars for my own Personal Choice no Ankle Catching and added a bit of Chrome :P

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2014 Qashqai Accenta Premium 1.5DCI, Gunmetal Paintwork, Crossover Pack, Pan Roof,Bonnet Strut Kit, sidebars, and a Bit of Chrome :D
2011 Audi TT Quattro Roadster Volcano Red (Pearl}
2012 Vauxhall VXR GTC Arden Blue
2012 Vauxhall GTC 140 SRi


Greg86
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: New person :)

Post by Greg86 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:13 pm

They just finish the side of the car off nicely. I'll give them a go and see how I feel about them.

Picked the motor up this afternoon...very, very happy with it. Came from a peugeot 308 Feline which was pretty high spec but the amount of equipment on the QQ is mental.

Can't wait to get stuck in with a full detail and make it my standard of clean!
2015 QQ 1.5 dci Ntec+
Nightshade
Team Heko wind deflectors
Hard wired Nextbase 212 dash cam
Gas bonnet strut kit
Debadged rear
Mud guards
LED strip lights in boot
PIAA dual tone horn
3D Gel numberplates
LED headlights


DaveBerlin
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Location: Berlin, Germany
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: New person :)

Post by DaveBerlin » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:01 pm

Greg, if you are looking at Side Boards or Bars then take a look here just as an example - Dave :)

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2014/08 1.2L DIG-T QQ Tekna QAB Pearl White (M)/Premium Pack Chrome /Style Pack Chrome/Cross Over Pack Front/Rear Pearl White/Auto-Fold Mirrors Chromed/Shark Fin Antenna/Bonnet Struts/LED's Innen,Footwell,No.Plate/White & Chrome Side Mouldings/Webasto


Greg86
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: New person :)

Post by Greg86 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:08 pm

Thanks Dave, I've sourced some from a company based 30 mins from me.
They're exactly the style I want and are available in part chrome or full black, which will perfectly suit the subtle "black edition" style I'm going for.
2015 QQ 1.5 dci Ntec+
Nightshade
Team Heko wind deflectors
Hard wired Nextbase 212 dash cam
Gas bonnet strut kit
Debadged rear
Mud guards
LED strip lights in boot
PIAA dual tone horn
3D Gel numberplates
LED headlights


DaveBerlin
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Location: Berlin, Germany
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: New person :)

Post by DaveBerlin » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:21 pm

Greg, let us have a shot of the QQ when you have installed them and out of interest the Supplier. Where did you get the Money from the Wife :lol: - Dave :D
2014/08 1.2L DIG-T QQ Tekna QAB Pearl White (M)/Premium Pack Chrome /Style Pack Chrome/Cross Over Pack Front/Rear Pearl White/Auto-Fold Mirrors Chromed/Shark Fin Antenna/Bonnet Struts/LED's Innen,Footwell,No.Plate/White & Chrome Side Mouldings/Webasto


Greg86
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Re: New person :)

Post by Greg86 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:32 am

Yeah I will do dave, haven't bought them yet as I have gone a bit trigger happy with PayPal this last week!

Fitted the wind deflectors and hard wired the dash cam this morning (massive thanks to s_j_p for the fantastic guide).

Itching to give it a proper detail but going to hold off until tomorrow as the weather looks a bit more promising. I'll get some pictures up tomorrow 👍
2015 QQ 1.5 dci Ntec+
Nightshade
Team Heko wind deflectors
Hard wired Nextbase 212 dash cam
Gas bonnet strut kit
Debadged rear
Mud guards
LED strip lights in boot
PIAA dual tone horn
3D Gel numberplates
LED headlights


Greg86
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Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: New person :)

Post by Greg86 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:10 pm

So after 9 hours solid working on the car it's finally up to my standard.
Engine Bay ✔

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Every nook and cranny of the interior ✔

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Full decontamination of paintwork ✔

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Some people think I'm mad but nothing more satisfying than fully detailing a car, if you know, you know.

For anyone who's interested this is the process I follow (this full process is only done twice a year)
1. Jet wash
2. Prep wash with G3
3. Rinse
4. Iron remover
5. Rinse
6. Bug and tar remover.
7. Wipe down
8. Clay.
9. Final wash with Simoniz.
10. Thoroughly dry.
11. Polish
12. Sealant
13. Wax
14. All plastic trim
15. Clean all glass

The pictures don't really do it justice as was losing light but the paintwork is almost immaculate now. Very happy!
2015 QQ 1.5 dci Ntec+
Nightshade
Team Heko wind deflectors
Hard wired Nextbase 212 dash cam
Gas bonnet strut kit
Debadged rear
Mud guards
LED strip lights in boot
PIAA dual tone horn
3D Gel numberplates
LED headlights


DaveBerlin
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Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:39 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany
Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: New person :)

Post by DaveBerlin » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:16 am

Greg, the QQ is looking good and the Black is a good example when clean. We previously had 3 Black Metallic Nissan’s Micra / Note / Juke and when clean they looked the part, now we have a Pearlescent White and that also looks the part after a workout.
Not impressed with your personal picture though it’s a bit blurry :lol: keep at it - Dave :D
2014/08 1.2L DIG-T QQ Tekna QAB Pearl White (M)/Premium Pack Chrome /Style Pack Chrome/Cross Over Pack Front/Rear Pearl White/Auto-Fold Mirrors Chromed/Shark Fin Antenna/Bonnet Struts/LED's Innen,Footwell,No.Plate/White & Chrome Side Mouldings/Webasto


Greg86
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: New person :)

Post by Greg86 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:52 pm

3 weeks into ownership. Very happy with the QQ. The job/project list is growing and will keep me busy for quite a while!

Fitted mud guards this week, they were off eBay for £16 But are identical to the oem's. On the whole very easy to fit but they were only supplied with self tapping screws so I had to do a bit of tool box rummaging and used some spare nuts and bolts to securely fix them to the existing bodywork fixing points.

Next jobs are pressed metal numberplates, warm white led interior lights and add an extra boot light.

P.s can a moderator move this thread to the members gallery please?
2015 QQ 1.5 dci Ntec+
Nightshade
Team Heko wind deflectors
Hard wired Nextbase 212 dash cam
Gas bonnet strut kit
Debadged rear
Mud guards
LED strip lights in boot
PIAA dual tone horn
3D Gel numberplates
LED headlights


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