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My new 2007 A3 Detailed

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by cloughy, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. cloughy
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    [Oct 4, 2011]
    Hi all,

    New to the site and recently picked up a 2007 A3 TDI 170 S Tronic, she might not look dirty but really needed a good clean, clay and polish.

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    I took all the wheels off one by one, cleaned the wheel arches, wire brushed the calipers and treated all the plastics. The alloys all looked like this...

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    but a short while later got them looking like this...

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    They came up well and they were also refurbed, then a few coats of poorboys wheel sealant. Next was the twin exhaust, like a muppet i forgot to take a before picture but it was basically black! 20 mins later using some Brasso they came up looking this this...

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    Few minutes after that the rear was de badged.....

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    Next was to chuck in an armrest and some aluminium pedals...

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    The piano black inserts were badly scratched...

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    I used Xerapol plastic scratch remover with polish, great stuff and brought the inserts back to new condition!

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    and the final result....

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    The car was clayed then few coats of Autoglym SRP, after that 2 coats of Collinite 476. One of the wheels (pictured) had some kerb damage. Tried refurbing myself using Wurth german alloy paint....never again!!!!!! Got the scratches out but the finish was ****e, got a pro refurb a few days later. Learnt a valuable lesson there, no DIY! £40 paint and materials down the drain lol

    Thanks for looking!

    cloughy
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  3. butler2.8i
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    [Oct 5, 2011]
    Cracking work Cloughy
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    good work matey , personaly i wouldnt have jacked it up using the standard jack ive had them fail on me before dont trust them at all lol
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    Thanks peeps, got a trolley jack on my xmas list, good job it didn't fail when I had my head underneath! lol
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    looking good mate, like what you done with the black inserts
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    [Oct 5, 2011]
    Cloughy,looks nice that pal them inserts look great!!!
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