Mercedes-Benz CLK 220 CDi I want to make this a pretty in-depth write up... Why? I was looking back the other day and it got me thinking about all the things Ive picked up from fellow Detailers across several forums and communities. Comprehensive reports and individuals feelings RE product/processes etc led me to where I am today. Right, the report.. Id been asked to take a look at a friends newly purchased Mercedes-Benz. 120% needed here, it had to look NICE. No pressure then, eh.. Product AutoGlym Bumper Care AutoGlym Glass Polish AutoGlym Vinyl, Rubber Care AutoSmart G101 AutoSmart TARDIS AutoSmart Brisk Chemical Guys JetSEAL109 Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel DoDo Juice Born To Be Mild DoDo Juice Limeprime DoDo Juice Supernatural Gliptone Liquid Leather system Jeffs Werkstat PRIME Meguiars Last Touch Meguiars Super-Degreaser Meguiars All-Season Dressing Meguiars Endurance Tyre Gel Meguiars Wheel Brightener Menzerna Intensive Polish Menzerna Final Finish 106FA Sonus Mild Green Clay ValetPRO Snowfoam Zaino Z8 In order to fully work this one, I was able to keep it tucked up for a night or two.. First inspection shots.. Swirls creeping through already: Where do I start? Door shuts, theyll do.. Armed with AutoSmart G101 and some Super-Degreaser, I set to work with various sized detailing brushes and a few short sharp blasts with the pressure washer. Well, thats great; I havent got any after photos. (So much for the nice detailed report ) Sills, once clean and dry, were later cleansed and protected with Jeffs Werkstat PRIME. Added a bit of bling and removed the hard-water spotting. Wheels. Over-all, the alloys were in pretty good nick! Usual process here. Meguiars Super-Degreaser onto the tyres and later scrubbed to lift embedded dirt. G101 flooded the arches and callipers. Wheel Brightener applied and agitated with various brushes/mitts. My make-shift EZ Wheel Brush was used to clean the inner rim and the spoke behinds were cleaned with my wheel mitt (as was the hub) With the wheels cleaned, I put some attention into removing the odd tar spot. AutoSmart TARDIS stepped up to this job.. Inner-rim before: After: Quite a lot was picked up from the inners, only the odd random spec found on the front face. More importantly though, wheel-weight glue remains were everywhere!! Hate this stuff. Visually destroys the wheels. Gah. Again, out with the TARDIS and a quick prayer. But no, it was going to take more than a bit of solvent to remove this lot.. Before and after : My process? Swearing. Rubbing. Spraying. Agitating and Picking. Very lengthy process..