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    Polished Bliss®: S3 Correction Detail...

    The owner of this Sprint Blue S3 came to us as he was unhappy with the condition of his paintwork, the car itself was fairly clean but there were alot of deep random scratches that were visible under certain lights so a 3 day Correction Detail was in order to get it back to how it should be

















    As always, we begin with the wash stages which were carried out by Alan:

    Wheels and arches thoroughly pre rinsed...



    ...then Wolf's Deironizer applied:



    After approx 5/6 minutes:





    The wheels were then agitated with Raceglaze brushes and Eimann Fabric Wheel Woolies:







    After a rinse, Autosmart Tardis was applied to remove the tar spots mainly on the inner rims:





    Wheel Woolies coming in handy for nipping off the tar spots (soak the head of the woolie with Tardis to make removal even easier):



    After another rinse the wheels were left squeaky clean:






    Meguiars APC (4:1) was used to clean the tyres and arches:







    When it came to the engine bay APC was also used and then agitated with a Raceglaze brush:













    The car was then foamed @ 60 degrees and rinsed off with high pressure several minutes later:





    All the exterior rubbers, trim, badges and door shuts were then cleaned with APC (no much wonder we go through so much of the stuff every week!) and rinsed off:







    Meguiars Shampoo Plus, a lambswool mitt and the two buckets were products of choice for washing the car:





    Followed by a thorough rinse off:


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    Half the A90 seemed to be stuck to the car so out with the Tardis again:







    After a final rinse the car was moved inside for claying and then dried off.



    After taking detailed paint readings which showed everything was nice and original I set about finding a polish and pad combination that would work. Eventually I settled on Wolf's WP-5N with a Lake Country H-T tangerine pad with the Makita @1700rpm's with the odd area here and there needing the extra cut of WP-6H.

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    The carbon fibre engine cover was pretty dull due to a load of buffer trails and scratches so I gave it a quick once over with the DAS-6 Pro and some WP-5N to greatly improve it:

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    The finish left from the WP-5N was 99% LSP ready so just some light refinement was needed with WP-1N and a Crimson Lake Country HT Pad @ 1200/1500rpm's to produce that little extra we all want

    Once that was done. I gave the car a thorough rinse outside to remove any polishing dust and then dried it off with the Black Baron:


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    After an IPA wipe down, the LSP of choice was Wolf's Body Wrap - every time I use this stuff I'm impressed, it's like adding an extra layer of clear coat at times!:



    This was applied to the whole car and left while everything else was finished off such as applying Swissvax Seal Feed to the window rubbers:



    Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autobahn and tyres dressed with Swissvax Pneu:




    Glass treated with Nanolex and the exterior trim protected with Wolf's Nano Trim Coat:





    Once the Body Wrap was buffed off we were left with this (tyres still to be buffed off in some of the pics) with the afternoon sun really bringing the best out of that stunning Sprint Blue paint:






















































    Thanks for taking the time to read/have a browse as always

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    Great job by you lot at PB HQ again, I still wish you guys were closer.


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    wow! great work!

    need my car detailed desperately!!
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    Awesome work John, I like the look of that body wrap stuff!

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    Great work as always.
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    Looks mint now

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    Very nice.

    Hoped to add the body wrap to my recent order but was out of stock boo
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    im liking the look of that body wrap , top work as usual john on a lovely example of a S3
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    echo everything thas been said great job stuning car fairplay
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    Stunning job. Love the car too - looks like it's been dropped on 19 inch BBS' to me?
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    awesome work, awesome looking S3
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    WOW!!!!!! amazing job stunning car
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    Superb job

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    shes gleaming :D

 

 

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