How I miss my S3! Having previously owned 2 A3’s and the S3, you’d of thought by now I know this shape off the back of my hand. Wrong! I still managed to spend 13 hours on it, that’s the clean/prep stages and a minor correction. Some 85% correction was achieved with 106FA (..*waiting on my 203s*)
• 303 Aerospace Protectant
• AutoGlym Glass Polish
• AutoSmart Tardis
• AutoSmart G101
• Autosol - metal polish
• ChemicalGuys JetSEAL109
• ChemicalGuys New Look Trim Gel
• Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild
• Dodo Juice Limeprime
• Dodo Juice Supernatural
• Meguiars All-Season Dressing
• Meguiars Super-Degreaser
• Menzerna 106FA
• Zaino Z8
I first saw the car at Kettering’s “Audi in the Park” show last month – a fellow Audi-Sport member that I’d known for some time. The car was wearing the Blackfire kit, and, I began to wonder if it even needed the work! Overall, it appeared to be a well presented/looked after car. It has however been ‘mopped’ at some point in its life. Typical bodyshop ‘doings’ and buffer-trials all over the place. We’ll touch this a bit later..
A few rough areas on the paintwork were seen through the dirt once the sun was out... A series of random marks down the driver’s side and the usual kamikaze bugs dotted around on the front end.
Wash: ValetPRO Snowfoam. Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild. Two buckets with grit-guards
I must say, I was impressed by the water repellent that had been applied to the windows! Nothing would stick to it, not even my foam
The front end had G101 sprayed liberally all over it – helped to loosen the embedded flies from the bumper/grill and mirrors
After the foam was taken off, signs of Blackfire’s protection were promising!
Re-foamed and washed.
Small sponge used for the under-carraige:
Rinsed, and, again, I’m mighty impressed with the Rain-X (or equivalent!) that is on the windows:
S3 was moved into the garage for the claying stages; the sun was beaming down and I wanted to avoid watermarks if possible. (Quite warm today!!)
Claying wasn’t too bad – the above was the worst I could pick up (roof)