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    Audi A4 Cabriolet b7 Black - Minor Correction

    After a frustrating day I had on a mk1 Golf last week, I hoped the work I had planned for this 08 plate Audi would be a bit kinder to me!

    Audi A4 Cabriolet b7 Black

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    AutoSmart Tardis
    AutoSmart G101
    AutoGlym Glass Polish
    Chemical Guys Citrus Gloss & Wash
    Chemical Guys JetSEAL190
    Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel
    Collinite 476s
    Gliptone Liquid Leather system
    Meguiars LastTouch
    Meguiars Wheel Brightener
    Meguiars Super-Degreaser
    Menzerna 106FA
    Menzerna IP 3.02
    Poorboys Black Hole
    Sonus Green clay bar
    ValetPRO Snowfoam
    Zaino Z8

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    Wheels: Megs WB. Megs SDG. EZ Wheel Brush. Envy Brush and wheel mitt.

    Arches: Flooded in the later stages with snowfoam and blasted with the pressure washer (material lining)

    Wash: Snowfoam. CG CGW and the new Chemical Guys buckets.







    A good bit of kit.


    De-con: Sonus Green clay bar. AutoSmart Tardis.






    Rinsed and dried with the Miracle dryer.




    Moved inside to see the defects..

    As pictured above, there was a bad haze/series of scratches on the boot-lid. Although this was only minor-correction (Limeprime was out of question unfortunately), Id hit this area (and a few others..) with some Intensive Polish to remove the most of.








    Lots and lots and lots of passes with the 3M yellow polishing pad (a current firm favourite) and weve achieved pretty much full correction.




    Menz 106FA used with the 3M polishing and achieved some 90% defect removal.. Leaving the odd RDS.










    Bonnet in burnishing stages:

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    Which left this:








    Again, a few deeper marks were left along with the odd bird poo etching:




    50/50 around the drivers side:








    A nice grey/black difference photo:






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    Had created a fair bit of dust at this point.. Built up in the crevices and the door shuts.. so, outside for a quick blast with the pressure washer.











    Sitting nicely already.


    Back inside for the glaze.. Obvious choice for me was Poorboys BlackHole. It was a dream to use if im honest. No fuss. No mess.. Easy on and off.




    Alloys sealed with JetSEAL109 to help prevent further build-up..

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    Paintwork protected with some Collinite.




    Exhaust tips made shiny with some Autosol:

    Before:



    After:







    Moved outside to have full access to the interior; hoovered, G101 wipe around and leather cleaned.

    This mf was used on the drivers leather alone:




    Surprising, I didnt think it would have been too bad!



    Windows: AutoGlym Glass Polish

    Tyres: Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel

    Wipedown: Zaino Z8


    Afters:






























    Take one empty A4 Avant with the seats dropped:





    Fill it:





    Everything bar the kitchen sink.


    I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Took a little longer than expected, but, worth it in the end.

    Thanks for reading.

    Jim
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    Nice one Jimmeh looks brilliant, one thing I have never done is to use a glaze, do you put the glaze on before the final wax and does it make that much difference to the overall shine?

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    Thats right, the glaze goes down before the final wax. I'd say it makes a difference, yes. There are various glaze's for different colours/shades etc.. Blackhole was the obvious choice in this instance.

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/glazes/cat_21.html

    Sometimes, if applying a sealent instead of a wax, you have to be careful whether the oily glaze will allow the sealent to bond properly.. A safe bet is to stick with a wax :D
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    Good job mate.

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    Ta! Have a nice black 8L S3 in this weekend. Should be a nice one to document! *Watch this space*
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