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My A3 Detail - Light Silver Met

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by cloughy, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. cloughy
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    Hi all,

    Thought I'd post a small write up on the correction detail I've just done on my A3. Unfortunately I couldn't get any 50/50 shots due the colour/lighting but here goes....

    Tools used

    Kestrel DAS-6 and hex logic pads
    Brinkmann dual xenon torch

    Products used

    Autosmart G101
    Valet pro snow foam
    Valet pro carnauba wash
    Bilt hammer soft clay
    IronX
    Megs 105/205 compound
    CG blacklight
    CG hybrid V7 sealant
    Megs quik interior detailer
    Mega endurance gel

    It started off with a Juicy package.....

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    then I cleaned up the arches with G101, I'd already sorted out the rusty hubs with hammerite smooth silver paint and the calipers with black caliper paint

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    Next up was ironX and clay bar, was really surprised how much crud the ironX removed!

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    next day I got the car masked up ready for the megs compound. I'd done a test section and experimented with a few pad combinations but in the end the only combo that would shift the swirls was 105/orange hex logic

    I then went round the car with 205/white hex logic. After which it was 2 coats of blacklight using blue hex pad and then the CG hybrid. Results are as follows, really impressed with the blacklight/v7 combo

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    finally did the interior with megs QID

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    Next up is my girlfriends dolphin grey A3 where i should be able get some good 50/50 shots...

    Thanks for looking!
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    joedredd 2006 A6 S line 3.0tdi Quattro Avant

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    [Apr 6, 2012]
    Hi, did you get those items from Jen?, as she recommended them for my silver A6. The blacklight & V7 combo.
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    Yep got them from juicy, thought it would benefit just dark cars but I was wrong, really easy products to work with as well which is an added bonus!
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    Nice work! Looking great.

    I had a bit of an "oh b*gger moment" reading your post. I have just got an orange hex logic pad to use with my Megs #205 to try and get a light scratch out. From what you have said it looks like I'll need the Meg #105 after all. Oh well. :)
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    Cheers pal, took bloomin ages

    It that combo doesn't work you can have the rest of my 105 bottle if you like, there's not enough to do a whole car but enough to do a bit of trial and error
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    Thanks, I might just take you up on that. I'll see how I get on.
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    [Apr 7, 2012]
    well done! that ashtray lid... in front of the gear gaiter... which product did you use on it if any? mine has minor scratches.. i place my iphone there often. thanks.
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    Good job :icon_thumright:
    I think I'll get myself some of this ironX.
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    Iron X is brilliant, especially on wheels. I've just bought its newly released cousin called "Trix" which is combined tar and iron remover.

    TRIX
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    Silver looks great when clean, love the pearl, good work :wub:
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    Thanks, for that part i used Xerapol scratch remover, all my interior inlays were badly scratched but this stuff brought them back to A1

    Xerapol Scratch Remover & Polishing Cloth
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    Jeez,I'm going to have to stop reading this thread,have ordered some of that as well :)
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    haha, get's addictive, I promised myself I would stop buying detailing products....that was 2 years ago!
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    Cracking work matey
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    [Apr 9, 2012]
    good work :icon_thumright:
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