As the sun finally decided to show its face on the south coast I decided to go out and buy some new cleaning products for the S4 and have a go at detailing the car and using a machine polisher in the process, below are pics of the stages I used, I am overall really happy with the results although it did take me the best part of 6 hours from start to finish and it was hot maybe a little too warm to get the best out of the products I used.
First of all I washed the car using auto glym bodywork shampoo and dried using a chamois ( I don't have any drying towels yet )
I then clayed the car using meguiers quik detailer clay kit. I've never clayed a car before and found it really easy to use, I couldn't believe what it picked up after washing the car.
Once that was done I took a few pics of the state of the paint and scratches
now out came the DA I've never used it before but kept everything damp and worked progressively around the car, I used meguiers ultimate compound, it seemed to go on well although I made so much mess with the splatter ( any advice on how better to do this would be appreciated)
I then cleaned up the mess and re washed the car with auto glym again and then began with the wax, I like auto glym high definition wax but am thinking of giving dodo juice a try just not sure which one.
while the wax was working I went round and sealed the wheel paintwork with paint sealing polish not sure on brand
buffed the whole lot off and was left with this
and the difference in paintwork quality, the light had changed when pics were taken but you get the idea.
as the light faded I went round with auto glym extra gloss protection to finish it off. I'm shattered now but overall pleased for a first go, any comments welcome on other stages I could do, products I should use or even how to improve and take less time.