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Audi A3 TDi S-Line DSG - Akoya Silver - Full detail + PICS

NICKK Nov 28, 2013

  1. NICKK

    NICKK Member

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    Hi all,

    NEW to the forum! After collecting my new Audi last Friday i decided, as always, to give her the full works when it comes to cleaning and thought id share some pics and products with you all.

    Method and Products are as follows:

    Paint
    Snow Foam - Lance + Auto Finesse 'Avalanche' - Left for 5-10 mins then rinsed
    Wash - Sonax Extreme + Lambswool mitt - 2 bucket method then rinsed and dried
    Clayed - Dodo Supernatural Medium Detailing Clay + quick rinse and wipe down with IPA wipes
    Machine polished x 1 - Menzerna PF2500 + Dodo Juice Fin Cut Cutting Pad (Orange)
    Machine polished x 2 - Prima Amigo Polymer Glaze + Lake Country CCS Final Finish Pad (Blue)
    Sealent x 1 - Wolfgang Deep Gloss ( applied by hand, cured for 20 mins and buffed with micro fibre )
    Sealent x 2 - 12 hours after - Wolfgang Deep Gloss ( applied as above )
    Quick Detailed - Spritzed with Sonax Xtreme Brilliant Shine and removed with micro fibre

    Trim
    Inside - Carlack 68 - Plastic Care ( applied, left, buffed )
    Outside - Prima Nero

    Wheels/Tyres
    Cleaned with Valet Pro - Bilberry Wheel Cleaner
    Sealed with Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour
    Tyres - Protected and shined with Meguiars High Gloss Gel

    Glass
    Cleaned 3M Glass Cleaner and buffed with micro fibre

    Leather
    Gliptone cleaner and conditioner

    ... and some pics ( apologies they're not perfect, taken with an iPhone and the weathers very dull!

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    Coming from a black BMW 1, its amazing how much easier a silvery/grey car can be to clean! Total time 3.5 hours.
    Hope you all like.


    Nick
     
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  2. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    :sign_welcome: Lovely pics and an excellent effort. It should last well as silver is a great colour for hiding the dirt really well. :) I used to have a silver Leon Cupra.
     
  3. manor13

    manor13 Active Member

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    looks good silver is always hard to get a good shot but its looking great.
     
  4. J8TT X

    J8TT X Member

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    3.5 hrs? it would take me all day to do that!

    nice work.
     
  5. R90 STL

    R90 STL Well-Known Member

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    3.5 hours?! I would have just finished snow foaming my car by this time I think :p
     
  6. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Well done mate, looks spotless :icon_thumright:. Makes me miss my last Silver car. Now I've got Black and when detailed it looks amazing for all of 2 days.

    You tried the Werkstat acrylic kit? Quite pricey but makes light coloured cars look brilliant.
     
  7. NICKK

    NICKK Member

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    Reading reviews that werkstatt kit gets some awesome reviews. Think I'm going to have to give it a whirl next time! :)
     
  8. ijgreer

    ijgreer Member

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    Looks spotless! Nice a3!
     
  9. s3Easty

    s3Easty Member

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    Good job fella.. I like the darker shade of silver..looks well.
    Your dead right about keeping it clean..my last company car was black and the s3 is silver and I seemed to do 3/4 washes of that to the Audis 1 in the same 2 weeks.
    The new cars white and even thats easier to maintain..
     
  10. ijgreer

    ijgreer Member

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    Thank goodness! My new a4 is white and I was worried about cleaning it every week!
     
  11. briniuk

    briniuk Member

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    Is that c5 wheel armour any good for the £25 you pay for it?
     
  12. NICKK

    NICKK Member

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    Brilliant mate. It's the only thing to use on the wheels IMO.
     
  13. RPB

    RPB Active Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

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    I too have to say, only 3.5 hours to do all that? That is some good work in that time. Very nice.
     

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