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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by FranA3, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. FranA3
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    [Dec 23, 2011]
    hi all i detailed my engine bay a few weeks ago and i thought i would post it up
    products used :
    autosmart APC
    detail brushes
    lots of rags
    chemical guys quick detailer
    micro fibre cloths
    metal polish
    time taken : around 6 hours in total
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    i would like to also add that NO engine dressing was used just simply cleaned , the plastic's look shiny because they are that clean at PRD we don't believe in using dressing to hide dirt we clean them properly
    thanks for reading
    fran
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    fran you are the man
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    Nice one, looks cleaner than mine! (and that's due to newness, not my cleaning!)
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    [Dec 23, 2011]
    That Golf V detail on your site is astonishing, well done mate, great job!
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    you are right i am lol , cheers buddy :)
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    thanks warren i do try and keep her spotless , not bad for 98k eh buddy ;)
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    haha that golf was a shed man dirty dirty dirty :)
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    that was truly the worst car i have had the pleasure in detailing, came up so nice though so was worth all the 12 hours of cleaning inside alone, next time i get a car that bad inside ill be billing him extra for the rotten egg and half eaten bolied sweets stuck into crevices haha
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    not exactly a pleasure grant lmao
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    [Dec 23, 2011]
    When I get my car done in the new year the detailer will get an easy life. Yes there will be some swirlage to attend to, otherwise it's pretty clean!

    January is a lean month cash flow wise, so Feb will have to be when I get it done providing it doesn't cost the earth.

    How much ballpark is a detail to get rid of swirls?
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    [Dec 24, 2011]
    Nice work Fran! now I want to do mine lol
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    [Dec 24, 2011]
    oh yeah i bet they will have an easy detail to do haha , you have a PM btw dude ;)
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    thank you mate , so do it then lol , as long as you have got some time to do it then its all about taking your time and doing it properly , if you rush it then it won't be a good job
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    [Dec 24, 2011]
    Nice detail Fran, is autosmart apc same as g101?? what concentartion do you use??
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    [Dec 24, 2011]
    Nice one chap.

    Could you eat your dinner off it?




    Wait, would you want to?
    You'd just have to clean it again but you seem to like cleaning, so i guess that wont be no massive problem for you.
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    yeah same stuff , not too strong mate about 1-10 ish not exact lol , my engine bay wasn't overly dirty anyway so it all came off easy
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    [Dec 24, 2011]
    nope wouldn't want to get my bay dirty again lmao ;)
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    [Dec 26, 2011]
    Ordered some G101, I'll post some photos when I'm done
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    good man thats the spirit ;)
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    [Dec 27, 2011]
    Looking good Fran :)
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    thank you jen :)
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    Looking good Fran, cant wait for the rain to stop so I can get my hood up!
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    haha thanks chris :)
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    Here we go, thanks for the idea Fran! that G101 is the bomb
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    [Jan 2, 2012]
    good stuff isn't it works really well doesn't it , looking good mate how long did it take you ?
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    Just over an hour mate, although I'm not finished as the fuel filter casing (bottom left in picture) has quite a bit of surface rust on it which I can't shift....yet! tried metal polish but think I'll have to break out the wire wool, the 4 pipes coming out of the top also restrict access, tooth brush gets in there but isn't effective
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    [Jan 2, 2012]
    not bad mate wasn't that dirty then I'm guessing , yeah common for them to go rusty nearly every one i see is like that
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    wasn't bad at all, good design feature that casing, it's like a bird bath, I wonder why it's gone rusty! lol
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    thats the thing about modern engine bay they are all plastic this is my old cars engine bay [​IMG]
    try keeping all that looking nice was hard work and where my OCD came from lol
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    That looks sweet! escort rs turbo?
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    yeah she was my baby full on show car that was spent so much money on her i could have put a deposit down on a house lol
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    I had bare shell cabriolet build with a rs turbo engine, zetec bottom end (1.8 off a Mondeo) - i really miss the car because the tuning with limitless, one day i will have one again!
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    yeah i still miss the turbo power even today 197 at the wheels that had was a impressive car to drive too one day i'll get another one and restore it
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    Great job Fran, one that definitely needs addressing on mine.

    One the subject of RS,

    I had a mk3 Escort RS custom, miss it loads.
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    thanks buddy , oh yeah i miss my baby so bad she is/was down essex way last i heard sold her to a guy who lives in colchester
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    [Jan 3, 2012]
    That's proper 90's fran. M3 mirrors, twin headlights, and a front bumper low enough to scrape up road kill! Proper stunning though, no wonder you miss it. I hope you got a good price to make you feel better.
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    haha yeah man you know it thats when they made proper cars none of this electronic stuff lol , thanks man she was my pride and joy spent so much on her it was ridiculous lol she was completely red underneath too and under the arches proper minter but she had to go thats life eh , but the thing i mostly kick myself for is for letting the plate go with the car
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