I mentioned that I would 'have a go' at polishing my heatshield.
Hard work to get an immaculate finish, but luckily I was not after that
It's a 1.6 16v.
First take off the plastic engine cover, undoing 2 female torx headed screws,
and unclipping attached pipes, remove oil cap.
(helps to get a nephew to help out cheers Andy)
Replace oil cap, so you don't lose it !
This will give you easier access to the top 2 male torx headed screws, and the 3rd lower down.
Remove them to remove the heatshield.
Next stage is to start sanding down the metal, getting as smooth a finish as possible.
This is the bit that you should take time and care with if you want a top notch finish.
Try and remove all pitholes etc.
I bought a 'Wolfcraft Hobby Polishing Kit' (which fits a drill) for around £11 from Machine Mart,
read the instructions and attach the first stage polishing mop,
spreading the polish bar onto the mop.
Then 'buffed' the heatshield extensively.
When satisfied, change to the stage two mop and again spread polish bar onto the mop head.
Go over the previously buffed areas, and notice the difference:
Left stage one & two................ Right just stage one
So you can see the results achievable, with some effort,
I'll get a finished daylight pic, with the heatshield refitted !
In the meantime, hope this inspires you !