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Ford Capri 2.8i Special Protection Detail

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by butler2.8i, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. butler2.8i
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    This is a quick clean up i did for my friend Andy as I had convinced him to come to a local VAG meet with me and he didn`t want the old skool ford to let the side down in the shine stakes lol
    All work done by hand as no real time for a machine polish but this will be done later in the year ready for the summer shows and meets
    Some of Andy`s previous capri1s i have worked on are

    280 brooklands Capri, still enjoying its winter slumber after covering only 10 miles since the detail
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/detailing/124686-ford-capri-280-brooklands-enhancement-detail.html

    Tickford Capri, getting stripped ready for a light restoration for the summer seasons


    Products and equipment used

    Uber microfiber towels
    chemical guys wooly mammoth drying towel
    Valet pro bilberry wheel cleaner
    Valet pro PH neutral snowfoam
    Maxolen Blue star A-Z dressing
    Valet pro citrus bling
    AMDetails AMbubbles
    Autosmart Tardis
    Bilt hamber soft clay bar
    Various wheel brushes
    Karcher pressure washer
    Noodle wash mitt
    Lambs wool wash mitt
    Poorboys microfibre clothes
    Snow foam gun
    Autobrite Obsession
    Autobrite extreme glaze
    Rainx
    Autosol metal polish


    The car before I start

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    I cleaned the wheels using the bilberry wheel cleaner and various wheel brushes and a noodle wash mitt
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    The car was then given its first coat of snow foam made up of the valet pro PH neutral snowfoam, the snowfoam was then blasted off with the pressure washer, and then the car was given another coat of the same mix snowfoam and whilst this was still on the car I washed it using AM bubbles which is a new product to me and must say I am really impressed as it gives the water a really slick feel to it which seems to help the mitt just glide across the car and has a cracking fruity smell which is slightly addictive. The car was washed using the 2 bucket method with grit guards in both buckets and a lambswool wash mitt.
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    The car was then rinsed off using a open ended hose and dryed using the woolly mammoth drying towel, now any one who has one of these will know how big they are so the next couple of photos will show how big the Capri bonnet is

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    The car was clayed using citrus bling and water mix( 10 to 1) and a Bilt hamber soft clay bar which didn`t really pull any contaminates from the paint work it was then rewashed using the same method and dried using the woolly mammoth again


    I then went round the car applying the Autobrite extreme glaze by hand using a german applicator pad, some rubbish 50/50 shots lol

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    I then stopped mucking about and cracked on round the rest of the car

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    Before apply the wax I decided to go round the car dressing the arches and trim using a new product to me which is Maxolen Blue star A-Z dressing, after speaking to Pat at the open day earlier in the month I decided to to give it a go on this car as theres a lot of plastic/rubber trim.
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    Also dressed the tyres and arches

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    Then got a bit carried away and cleaned and dressed the engine bay lol

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    Then gave the car a coat of Autobrite Obsession, again used a german applicator pad to apply to a single panel at a time, left to haze before buffing using poorboys buffing towels.

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    Exhausts where cleaned up using Autosol metal polish and a microfibre cloth but I forgot to get any photos as wanted to go get some shots done in the sunshine

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    Some photo`s from the VAG meet, thanks to Kurt for letting me use them

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    And one of Rogers Fiesta RS Turbo which I did a while a go but now wearing autobrite addiction wax as Roger came and pinched it from my collection as he was having a nightmare with the other wax he was trying to use

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    Write up here for the Fiesta
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/detailing/126117-fiesta-rs-turbo-enhancement-detail.html
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    Good write up Shaun, where was the meet too?
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    Cheers Jen, the meet was held at phils place in Boro (get polished)
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    Ah right let me know when the next one is as we'll pop along
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    Next one is at the Windmill pub on the A19 on 28th march but i can make it asa i`m at work :-(
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