(Sorry, no progress pics!)
Took advantage of the good weather and decided to give my A6 a well deserved clean inside and outside.
- 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
- 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