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    Cleaned my A6!

    (Sorry, no progress pics!)

    Took advantage of the good weather and decided to give my A6 a well deserved clean inside and outside.

    Exterior:

    - Sprayed the (ruined) alloys with Bilberry wheel cleaner - left to dwell for a few minutes and then powerhosed off - repeat if needed.

    - Proceeded to wash the exterior using two bucket method and a Karcher powerhose. Washed with a wash mitt using TurtleWax ZipWax - no specific ratio, just pour it in.

    - Dried using a microfibre drying towel

    - Decided to clay the car too after the good results on the A3 - I used Meguiars Smooth Surface clay kit. Took me a bit longer than the A3 but it did take all the remains off the paintwork - nice and smooth.

    - Polish time - 2 coats of Autoglym SRP - 15 minutes between coats

    - Wax time - 2 coats of Meguiars Ultimate Liquid Wax - again, 15 minutes between each coat. Shiny shiny.

    - Tyres shined using a paintable tyre shine from a local motor factors

    - Coat of RainX applied to exterior windows

    - Total time - 3.5 hours

    Interior

    - Rubber mats removed along with the rubbish and stuff in the boot

    - Mats powerhosed to loosen dirt then cleaned with a generic Black Shine Restorer - spayed on and worked in with a spare sponge, rinsed.

    - Carpet hoovered using Henry Hoover along with the boot

    - Interior plastics including dashboard wiped down with a damp microfibre (its amazing something so simple can bring good results)

    - Leather cleaned using Tanner's Preserve Leather Cleaner

    - Leather fed/protected using Tanner's Preserve Leather Conditioning Cream

    - Air freshener courtesy of a Bouquet Magic Tree

    Total time - 3 hours

    Sorry for the poor pictures - the sun and position of the car hindered things.

    Again, any comments (good or bad) are all welcome along with any product suggestions.

    When the wheels are refurbed, I buy a DA polisher and a few stone chips touched up she'll be looking well for her age and miles

    Thanks for looking

























    Last edited by a6-chris; 27th May 2012 at 17:49.

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    Good work. Nothing better than a clean car.

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    Some beading shots from yesterdays powerhose rinse








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    Car is looking awesome Chris. x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
    Car is looking awesome Chris. x
    Thanks Sandra

 

 

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