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Audi A3 - Protection Detail

Grant Apr 17, 2011

  1. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    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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  2. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Lovely A3, Lovely pics, Lovely work! :wub:
     
  3. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Great work fella. A3 looks very tidy and clean. Long day aswell
     
  4. James.Asbri

    James.Asbri Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    Got yourself a nice A3 there!

    Good job!
     
  5. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

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    A pretty comprehensive deep clean there! Well documented, too. Well done
     
  6. S4twiggy

    S4twiggy Fully Certified Detailer!!

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    looking tip top mate well done
     
  7. Smoothie

    Smoothie Active Member

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    liking that a lot, nice car, nice work, nice pics
     
  8. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    very nice great job done
     
  9. Christer

    Christer Engage the beige!

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    Good looking SB you got there! :)

    Great work.
     
  10. si hoc

    si hoc Member

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    nice job mate and nice motor
     
  11. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi RS3

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    Thanks for all your comments folks. It's fair to say that I slept like a baby last night!
     
  12. S3 BUH

    S3 BUH Member

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    great write up stunning results as well.
     
  13. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    Great work there. Car looks spotless!!
     

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