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My 'new' A3 Shine Shots...

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by fgaffney, May 25, 2010.

  1. fgaffney

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    Having now owned the car 6 weeks and after finally having all the mechanical work done I've been able to make a start on trying to restore that 'new look' to it.

    The interior's being tackled next and then I have to decide on either a wheel refurb or try and justify a new set of 18" RS6 rep's???

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    Sonus 1 with Menz Power Finish
    Sonus 3 with Menz Final Finish

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  3. Gops

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    Looks fantastic mate! I like the RS6 reps! Is your interior leather or cloth? Im wanting to do my interior so i'll keep a close eye on what you do and products you use! :) Good luck with the rest!
     
  4. S3 BUH

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    looks good m8 personally i would go for a refurb everyone seems to be putting rs6 wheels on now days
     
  5. Sarah's A3

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    Wow, looks brilliant!
     
  6. JD09

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    Looks spot on fella, well done! RS6 wheels look superb, big fan. Yes they're popular and common, but probably for a reason!
     
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    Very nice - some awesome flake-pop seen there.
     
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    Lovely and shiney :)
     
  9. fgaffney

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    Yeah I decided on a refurb today and booked the car into a local bodyshop (owned by a friend of a friend) for a week on Monday. I couldn't complain at £35 a rim (2 day job) and I've been assured they'll look like new. I'll prob post some pics when they're done? I'm more of an OEM driver than a 'modder' anyway!
     
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    Thanks... there's not much point having Pearlescent paint if you can't try and show it off a bit? The Flash Carnauba wax I use is fantastic and really enhances the flake pop but unfortunately it's been discontinued for some time now and I can't source anymore. I'm trying to make what I have left last as long as possible before moving onto some PoorBoys Black Hole and FK1000P.
     
  11. fgaffney

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    Well I've now had the wheels refurbished and I've fitted new rubber all round (Kuhmo KU31's)... for £35 a rim I have to say I'm pretty chuffed with the finish.

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    top work mate. Always nice to see someone taking the time to clean and care for there car properly. Not a swirl mark in sight :)
     

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