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Audi A4 Cabriolet b7 Black - Minor Correction

Jimmeh Sep 6, 2009

  1. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

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    After a frustrating day I had on a mk1 Golf last week, I hoped the work I had planned for this 08 plate Audi would be a bit kinder to me!

    Audi A4 Cabriolet b7 – Black

    Product
    • AutoSmart Tardis
    • AutoSmart G101
    • AutoGlym Glass Polish
    • Chemical Guys Citrus Gloss & Wash
    • Chemical Guys JetSEAL190
    • Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel
    • Collinite 476s
    • Gliptone Liquid Leather system
    • Meguiars LastTouch
    • Meguiars Wheel Brightener
    • Meguiars Super-Degreaser
    • Menzerna 106FA
    • Menzerna IP 3.02
    • Poorboys Black Hole
    • Sonus Green clay bar
    • ValetPRO Snowfoam
    • Zaino Z8

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    Wheels: Megs WB. Megs SDG. EZ Wheel Brush. Envy Brush and wheel mitt.

    Arches: Flooded in the later stages with snowfoam and blasted with the pressure washer (material lining)

    Wash: Snowfoam. CG CGW and the new Chemical Guys buckets.

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    A good bit of kit.


    De-con: Sonus Green clay bar. AutoSmart Tardis.


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    Rinsed and dried with the Miracle dryer.

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    Moved inside to see the defects..

    As pictured above, there was a bad haze/series of scratches on the boot-lid. Although this was only minor-correction (Limeprime was out of question unfortunately), I’d hit this area (and a few others..) with some Intensive Polish to remove the most of.

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    Lots and lots and lots of passes with the 3M yellow polishing pad (a current firm favourite) and we’ve achieved pretty much full correction.

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    Menz 106FA used with the 3M polishing and achieved some 90% defect removal.. Leaving the odd RDS.

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  2. Jimmeh

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    Which left this:

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    Again, a few deeper marks were left along with the odd bird poo etching:

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    50/50 around the driver’s side:

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    A nice grey/black difference photo:

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    Had created a fair bit of dust at this point.. Built up in the crevices and the door shuts.. so, outside for a quick blast with the pressure washer.

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    Sitting nicely already.


    Back inside for the glaze.. Obvious choice for me was Poorboys’ BlackHole. It was a dream to use if im honest. No fuss. No mess.. Easy on and off.

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    Alloys sealed with JetSEAL109 to help prevent further build-up..

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    Paintwork protected with some Collinite.

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    Exhaust tips made shiny with some Autosol:

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    Moved outside to have full access to the interior; hoovered, G101 wipe around and leather cleaned.

    This mf was used on the drivers’ leather alone:

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    Surprising, I didn’t think it would have been too bad!

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    Windows: AutoGlym Glass Polish

    Tyres: Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel

    Wipedown: Zaino Z8


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    Take one empty A4 Avant with the seats dropped:

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    Fill it:

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    Everything bar the kitchen sink.


    I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Took a little longer than expected, but, worth it in the end.

    Thanks for reading.

    Jim
     
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  4. heli_madken

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    Nice one Jimmeh looks brilliant, one thing I have never done is to use a glaze, do you put the glaze on before the final wax and does it make that much difference to the overall shine?
     
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    Thats right, the glaze goes down before the final wax. I'd say it makes a difference, yes. There are various glaze's for different colours/shades etc.. Blackhole was the obvious choice in this instance.

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/glazes/cat_21.html

    Sometimes, if applying a sealent instead of a wax, you have to be careful whether the oily glaze will allow the sealent to bond properly.. A safe bet is to stick with a wax :D
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  6. NHN

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    Good job mate.
     
  7. Jimmeh

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    Ta! Have a nice black 8L S3 in this weekend. Should be a nice one to document! *Watch this space*
     
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    Skill! :hi:
     

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