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Gave the car a bit of a clean for Inters

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    Iv been trying to do this the last 2 weeks but thanks to this **** weather all I got was 4hrs Sunday evening. Gave her a Snowfoam then wash 2 bucket method, then a quick clay with Megs as it started to spit and when it stopped I managed to polish it with Megs Ultimate Polish, and finally waxed with Megs Ultimate Wax. Ran out of time to vac the inside and clean the glass so that's all that's left.

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    Not the best but better than it was lol.

    Thanks for looking, Chris.
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    i hope to see some tyre shine on saturday!
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    I have the same steering lock lol, yes that's all I noticed...... All the lads at work bully me saying it ruins the look of car,

    I say I'd rather have my car looking **** , than some Chav nicking it looking fab lol

    Looks good mate
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    Lol yes sir tyre shiney spray and wheel cleaner are coming with me, plus some other detaily bits as I have a feeling the field were we camp may be a bit muddy :ohmy:.
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    Totally agree and there very decent locks.
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    Looks nice. Is that where you work? Looks just like how I park mine at work - end bay, nice and close to the kerb (without kerbing rims) so I have max room to the next car to avoid door dings. People even leave "my" space for me now!!

    Tempted to do my grille surround black too. Did you spray it?
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    Cheers, yeah I always try and park in end bays, like you say as far over as possible to make sure I dont get doors opened on to her lol. I had my grill wrapped by damo.h on here its such a transformation and he's done a cracking job I love looking at it lol.

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    Looking good Chris
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    I'm thinking this too, might just turn up in the 'used' look as usual! :laugh:
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    With food in the boot jo lol
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    No mate, food in my stomach more like! :laugh:
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    Youll still get sun burnt ;)
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    Looking good bud. I have this coming Friday booked off to wash mine. It's not been done for nearly 4 months so I'm planning to start at 7am and need to be at the Bruntingthorpe campsite 70 miles away by 17:30 :sadlike:
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    Should give you a good 10 hours of cleaning time then...!
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    I booked Thursday and Friday off work so that give me three days of cleaning time :D

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    Me too, although I'll probs only spend the day
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    Slacker!! LOL

    Mines in need of a light machine polish... that'll take enough time on its own and not done the summer detail yet this year so its gonna be a long one :)

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    Ah but I hand polished and sealed mine two weeks ago :p

    You have a text btw ;)
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    Dane can always have my car for a machine polish and detail if you have nothing to do on the 2 of your 3 days off lol

    Chris.
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Chris, the car looks sweet dude, nearly as good as mine :moa:

    I have the same matching disklok too ;)
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    Surely 3 days to finish it off and give it a map ;) bugger spending three hours cleaning!
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    I've managed to wangle thursday afternoon off too so I now have a day and a half to clean like a mofo.
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    Ive got friday afternoon and saturday afternoon to do mine. Ive even pulled my "toy" car out to use so the S3 can go in my unit.
    It will be a clay, polish seal and wax for me. By hand ! so if ive got both my hands stuffed in my pockets... its because i cant raise either arm !
    The reflection looks great there. Either my polishing or photography skills are lacking something .
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    Lol my arms were aching like a mofo the next day, could move them half way before the ache set in haha, Iv still got the inside to do so I bought my Hoover with me today lol. Bought some of the 99p Tesco Daisy that they have been raving about in the detail section so I can give the plastics and trim a good going over, oh the joy of cleaning lol.
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    Did my engine bay last night. Looking good now. Just got the interior left to do.
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    Your all tarts, mine is getting the usual polish guys super wash....:p
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    And a fuel top-up just to be sure?
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Im not going to be there :(

    So no sparkly wheels from me this year!!
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    Nooooo why not I thought you were coming,
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    Lol well I spent nearly an hour polishing up my exhaust tips Dave :ohmy:
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    I think I will park mine outside in the rain, that should clean it! :laugh:
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    Was going to start the big 2 day clean today. It's currently raining so hard that I'm going to have to let it calm a bit.

    I've also got everything needed to wash, clay, and polish a car except car shampoo! I've got to pop out for some later before I can even start.
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    I have made a start on mine... all wheels off cleaned and sealed, inner arches cleaned with megs APC and given a spray over with 303 protectant.. machine polished large panels and protected and sealed... front bumper, drivers door and rear panels tomorrow then the interior.. :D

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    Well im working all friday and saturday... so off to the unit saturday teatime... see what i can make of it before i fall asleep
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    Oh man! I've spent 5 hours on the car today and only got it washed, did front two wheels, calipers, and clayed 1 panel!

    This was the first time id washed the TT wheels since I bought them in April. I thought they were matt black but after an hour per wheel using "wonder wheels" and they turned out to be anthracite!

    Goin to get cracking on the car at 8am tomorrow as I'm off work. It's going to be a hard slog to get it clayed, polished, and interior done, then packed and up to the campsite for 17:30 :faint:

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    Oh look a grey wheel, not black!

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    All together. Will tyre shine tomorrow too.

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    Stuff washing mine, it's going to be a bog we are parking on... it'll only get dirty again! :)
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    Yeah but mine was rank! I mean, there's dirty, then there's my car. It hadn't been done for 4 months and I've been covering 100 miles a day. Once it's clayed and sealed I need to keep on top of it.
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    i wish i was taking my car :( so i could join in on the detailing.
    for aitp i spent 2 days on it, its not had a 'proper' seeing to since.
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    Love the callipers Neil :wub: really want the porka setup, I cleaned my seats today I used my magic cleaner great stuff had it years only thing is it needs to be left to dry then vacuum off, it lifts the dirt up and does leave them really clean fluffy and smelling nice. Then when there clean I can de-bobble them with my moms JML thing if I can pinch it without her noticing lol.

    Paul what do you use on your Alcantara seats as we have the same interior, is it a foam based product or do you use Swissvax.

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    Lol have you been having fun with the exhaust pipe again Karl :moa:

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