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Keeping my RS4 rep now so want to get it back up to scratch.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Andy.B, Apr 16, 2008.

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    Looking through the posts that the guys at Polished Bliss do, it has given me inspiration to get my B5 RS4 rep up to scratch.
    It has had months of just sitting and gathering dust in my carport as it been off the road.

    Just wondering what you guys think i need to get it shining again?

    P.s i have most of the Megs Polishes and Cutting compounds and also a PC and Karcher pressure washer with a A-B Foam Lance.

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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Hey mate, car looks mint, you kept that quiet, i thought there was only 2 RS4 saloon reps, but obviously not.....get some pics of the car, with before and afters if you can, it will be good to follow....

    Thanks
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    Nope im the 3rd one with the different rear arches :thumbsup:

    Just after some recommended stuff for my foam lance, compound for my PC and a final wax.
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    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Not too knowledgeable in this area, but nice looking car mate :beerchug:
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    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

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    For the foam I'd go with Meguiars Hyper Wash every time, as it works great and offers good value for money.

    To correct swirls and other moderate defects (fine scratches and etching) on your car using the G220, you will need to start out with Menzerna RD3.02 using Lake Country CCS Light Cut Pads (6.5" pads on a 5" flexible backing plate for larger areas, and 4" spot pads on a 3.5" flexible backing plate for more awkward areas). Working at speed 4-5 using moderate pressure should see you able to correct 90-95% of the defects with a couple of attempts per panel - to achieve a higher level of correction would require the power of a rotary polisher, which are professional tools that need a lot more time to master. With the bulk of the correction done, you will need to switch to Menzerna 85RD using Lake Country CCS Polishing Pads (again, it's best to have both sizes of pad to work with). Working at speed 4-5 with light pressure should see you produce the maximum possible gloss, which you will then want to seal in using a good wax or sealant.

    Here is a link to an illustrated forum guide to this method...

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=50080

    ...and here are the basic products you would need...

    Advanced G220 Kit £169.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/meguiars-g220-dual-action-polishing-machine-polish.html (choosing 2 x CCS Light Cut and 1 x CCS Polishing)
    Menzerna RD3.02 £17.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/menzerna-rd3-02-polish.html
    Menzerna 85RD £14.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/menzerna-85rd-polish.html
    Super Thick & Plush Towels £3.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/poorboys-super-thick-and-plush-towel-polish.html

    When it comes to the final wax, I would suggest one of two choices. For a highly reflective wet looking shine I would go with Blackfire Midnight Sun, or alternatively for maximum wetness and gloss I would go with Raceglaze 55. Both are awesome, choose based on the look you want. On that colour, I'd personally go with the Raceglaze option, as it will make it look dripping wet.

    Blackfire Midnight Sun £39.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/blackfire-midnight-sun-ivory-carnauba-paste-wax-protect.html

    Raceglaze 55 £64.95 - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/raceglaze-signature-series-55-protect.html

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    Damn you're good.

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    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

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    I try my best! I feel bad as this is the first time I've got on here this week, but we're just so busy right now it hurts! :wacko:
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    Thanks for that thats great, would those pads fit on my Porta Cable at all?
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    Yep, absolutely. :thumbsup:
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