Audi S8 – Protection Detail with full interior and LTT Leather care
The S8 was brought for this chaps Father, and, whilst he was away, he hoped I could clean it up a little as a nice surprise for his return.
• AutoSmart G101
• AutoSmart Tardis
• AutoGlym Glass Polish
• AutoGlym Vinyl Rubber Care
• Belgom ALU
• Chemical Guys Jet Seal
• Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild
• Dodo Juice SuperNatural
• Lusso Revitalizing Cream
• LTT Auto Ultra Foam
• LTT Auto Ultra Protect
• Meguiars APC
• Meguiars Super-Degreaser
• Meguiars Last Touch
• Meguiars Endurance Tyre Gel
• Sonus Green Mild Clay
• Zaino Z8 Grand Finale
A few of the alloys had seen better days; owner considering putting them through a full refurb. However, as they’re partly polished on the front facing, it boosts the cost up quite considerably! I was able to shift the most of but unfortunately some light pitting remained in the inner-groove and deeper into the rim. This would be a full wheel off jobbie to correct this..
Wheels cleaned with AutoSmart G101 (because of the polished surface (Acid is no good here!!)), Super-Degreaser sprayed up and into the arches as well as dousing the tyres before scrubbing..
Door shuts and sills after this.. Again, G101 weapon of choice here with a mix of De-greaser and AutoSmart Tardis to shift stubborn grease deposits.
Today I had the luxury of working with hot water – bonus.
Car given a thorough blast down with the pressure washer..
And then given the first of two snowfoams:
Allowed to dwell whilst I A) filled up wash buckets with Dodo’s Born To Be Mild, B) attacked small areas (petrol filler-cap etc) with a few brushes and C) had a sandwich!
Car then re-foamed to give an extra slick wash with the Born To Be Mild.
Solution > Wash > Rinse > Solution > Wash > rinse and so on..
Meguiars Last Touch was used to aid the claying stages; lubricating the surface allowing the Sonus Green Clay to glide without ‘drag’:
At this point it starts to rain. A final pass with the pressure washer was made to release clay-lube residues and then a quick sheeting of water with an open-hose to remove remaining standing water.
Once inside and dry, it’s time to take a look at the paintwork.
Hmm. Shame it’s not a correction detail!