Fiesta ST Forums banner
21 - 40 of 54 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
I wouldn’t worry about the bolster wear, completely normal if the previous owner wasn’t aware of abrasive wear.
My mk8 is on 11k and 2 years old and I have no wear but that is because I consciously exit and enter the vehicle without rubbing myself on it. And I also use Matte leather cream to keep the area hydrated.

no used car will be perfect as most people will never have the same care standards so lower expectations to accommodate this
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,378 Posts
That's good to hear. Seat covers are still not a bad idea to keep it from getting any worse.

There's always aftermarket refurb specialists for wear that gets really bad but I'm sure it doesn't come cheap. The stuff you see brought back to perfect on vehicle restoration programmes is astonishing.

Anyhoots, its collection day, enjoy 😎
 

·
Premium Member
Fiesta ST Edition
Joined
·
1,252 Posts
How long would you expect it to last under normal wear and tear??
I'd expect more than a few thousand miles and a couple of years??

If Ford are willing to rectify under warranty, which they have for others, then they admit it's a defect right?

Either way glad it's not actually damaged. keeping nice and as Batdog said is easy and should be part of any interior cleaning routine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,753 Posts
I wouldn’t worry about the bolster wear, completely normal if the previous owner wasn’t aware of abrasive wear.
My mk8 is on 11k and 2 years old and I have no wear but that is because I consciously exit and enter the vehicle without rubbing myself on it. And I also use Matte leather cream to keep the area hydrated.

no used car will be perfect as most people will never have the same care standards so lower expectations to accommodate this
@Batdog
Can I ask the make of the leather cream please?
Do you use it on the steering wheel?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
@Batdog
Can I ask the make of the leather cream please?
Do you use it on the steering wheel?
Clean with detailing brush to remove any oily deposits using elbow grease(yellow spray bottle) then remove with microfibre.

Then finish with Poorboys world natural look dressing using an applicator microfibre pad, Leaves a uv layer and helps protect the surface reapply after every clean. I do mine twice a month on its fortnightly deep clean and protect regimen
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
the yellow spray bottle is called ‘elbow grease’ it’s a multipurpose degreaser

you can use it on the steering wheel, just don’t overdo it and take off the excess
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
691 Posts
@KenL AutoGlym offer a leather cleaner and also a leather care balm. I have quite a few different brands as I like to be a ‘have-a-go-hero weekend warrior’ detailer, but AutoGlym is great stuff. Apply it using one of those little yellow foam applicators. Their interior shampoo is great on the alcantara too. 👍
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
903 Posts
Discussion Starter · #34 ·
Well, the car is superb.

There was a tiny hole in the rear alcantara base, which has been repaired by an upholsterer, and he's done an amazing job, and the dealership are paying for that.

The little driver's seat scuff really is tiny, the pic made it look much worse, but that said, I've had it touched up and it looks as-new now.

The dealer also replaced the boot side carpet/boot floor as although the car is in lovely condition overall, I feel like he did a tip-run right before he sold it 😂

The rear boot lip was scuffed inside, which was hardly an issue, but I got a brand new one from eBay for 24 quid delivered so that's now sorted.

The only other issue was the drivers side side window seal has perished.

Went to Ford, and apparently it needs a whole pane of glass and seal, they can't just change the seal, but that's being done under warranty.

The car was serviced at 4k miles by the first owner, and is currently on 7700miles with some driving done by me of course.

Only changes to be done are Autobeam sequential mirror indicators, and a full interior and exterior detail w/5yr ceramic coating, mid-August which also includes an underside clean and lanoguard protection.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
691 Posts
Well, the car is superb.

There was a tiny hole in the rear alcantara base, which has been repaired by an upholsterer, and he's done an amazing job, and the dealership are paying for that.

The little driver's seat scuff really is tiny, the pic made it look much worse, but that said, I've had it touched up and it looks as-new now.

The dealer also replaced the boot side carpet/boot floor as although the car is in lovely condition overall, I feel like he did a tip-run right before he sold it 😂

The rear boot lip was scuffed inside, which was hardly an issue, but I got a brand new one from eBay for 24 quid delivered so that's now sorted.

The only other issue was the drivers side side window seal has perished.

Went to Ford, and apparently it needs a whole pane of glass and seal, they can't just change the seal, but that's being done under warranty.

The car was serviced at 4k miles by the first owner, and is currently on 7700miles with some driving done by me of course.

Only changes to be done are Autobeam sequential mirror indicators, and a full interior and exterior detail w/5yr ceramic coating, mid-August which also includes an underside clean and lanoguard protection.
I would recommend the Autobeam fog lights too, 🤙
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Look fantastic! The side rear window rubbers seem to be a common problem on 3 doors, mine is fine but the car is hardly used and is kept in a garage but every few months i always put some Autoglym bumper and trim gel on them.
This!!
Can’t stress enough about making sure rubber, vinyl, leather, fabric, interior plastics, glass and paint protection. And knowing how to properly deep clean trim before hand. If done correctly a car should still look like it rolled off the production line 20-30 years later
 
21 - 40 of 54 Posts
Top