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Audi A3 - Protection Detail

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Grant, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Grant
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    [Apr 17, 2011]
    I bought my A3 last weekend, so today I thought it deserved a good clean!

    It's been a long day, I started at 8.30am and finished just before 6pm!


    Engine bay
    • Degreased engine with Meguiar’s Super Degreaser (4:1)
    • Agitated with Raceglaze Detailing Brushes
    • Protected with 303 Aerospace Protectant

    Wheels & Arches
    • Wheels cleaned with Bilberry Wheel Cleaner
    • Agitated with EZ Detail Wheel Brush and Raceglaze Detailing Brushes
    • Tyres and wheel arches cleaned with Meguiar’s Super Degreaser (4:1)
    • Wheels sealed with Poorboy's Wheel Sealant
    • Tyres dressed with Meguiar’s Endurance Tyre Gel

    Washing
    • Thorough rinse (10-15 mins)
    • Pre-wash with Meguiar’s Hyperwash
    • Cleaned window seals, door shuts etc. with Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner (10:1)
    • Wash car using the 2BM with Meguiar’s Shampoo Plus and a Lambswool Wash Mitt
    • Sprayed car with Meguiar’s Last Touch (1:1) and dried off with a PB Luxury Drying Towel to avoid water spots marks

    Decontamination
    • Step 1 – Decontaminated car using Autosmart Tardis and an Atomiza Microfibre Work Towel
    • Step 2 – Removed surface contaminants with Meguiar’s Mild Detailing Clay using Meguiar’s Last Touch (1:1) as a lubricant

    Protection
    • Cleansed paint with Werkstatt Acryllic Prime using a Meguiar’s Microfibre Applicator
    • Applied 3 coats of Werkstatt Acryllic Jet Trigger (leaving 30 minutes between each coat)
    • Applied 1 coat of Werkstatt Acryllic Glos

    Glass
    • Cleansed exterior glass with Werkstatt Acryllic Prime using a Meguiar’s Microfibre Applicator
    • Cleansed interior glass with Meguiar’s Glass Cleaner (10:1) using a Poorboy’s Super Thick & Plush Towel

    Interior
    • Interior hoovered out with Henry Hoover!
    • Floor mats cleaned with Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner (10:1)
    • Leather interior cleaned with Raceglaze Leather Cleaner using a Meguiar’s Microfibre Applicator Pad and Raceglaze Leather Cleaning Brush
    • Leather interior protected with Raceglaze Leather Balm using a Meguiar’s Microfibre Applicator

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  3. N8
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    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    [Apr 17, 2011]
    Lovely A3, Lovely pics, Lovely work! :wub:
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    [Apr 17, 2011]
    Great work fella. A3 looks very tidy and clean. Long day aswell
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  5. James.Asbri
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    James.Asbri Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    [Apr 17, 2011]
    Got yourself a nice A3 there!

    Good job!
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    [Apr 17, 2011]
    A pretty comprehensive deep clean there! Well documented, too. Well done
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    S4twiggy Fully Certified Detailer!!

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    [Apr 17, 2011]
    looking tip top mate well done
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    [Apr 17, 2011]
    liking that a lot, nice car, nice work, nice pics
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    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    [Apr 18, 2011]
    very nice great job done
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    Christer Engage the beige!

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    [Apr 18, 2011]
    Good looking SB you got there! :)

    Great work.
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    [Apr 18, 2011]
    nice job mate and nice motor
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  12. Grant
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    [Apr 18, 2011]
    Thanks for all your comments folks. It's fair to say that I slept like a baby last night!
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    [Apr 18, 2011]
    great write up stunning results as well.
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    [Apr 18, 2011]
    Great work there. Car looks spotless!!
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