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N8 KOW v 08 C180 Silver

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by N8, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. N8
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    Hi Peeps,

    This detail took place yesterday and I was having a constant battle with the weather but it looked as if things were on my side! It belongs to a good friend of mine and is a Mercedes C180 Kompressor with the AMG styling pack and a few nice options.

    On to the car, car was fairly grubby before hand, not to bad, mainly the wheels needed some TLC.

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    First I gave the wheels I rinsed off with the Karcher, loosen the grittle & grime.

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    Tyres were then scrubbed with Megs Tyre Brush & Megs APC

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    Then Bilberry sprayed on the fronts & backs and worked in with the good old Envy brush

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    EZ Detail brush was to follow on the backs

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    Then a microfibre cloth was used on the inner part of the spokes

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    Which were black to say the least!!

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    Following Tardis, the backs had come out a treat!

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    Megs APC again and Vikan Brus were used on the Arches

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    Here were all 4 rims worth of dirt

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    A 50/50, back rim untouched, front one cleaned

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    Both Done

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    Following the Rims, then engine was given a seeing too (Was hardly any dirt at all)

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    303 Used

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    Resulting in

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    Car was then rinsed off

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    All the shuts were done via Megs APC & Envy Brush (becoming a favourite of my kit!)

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    Car was then foamed & left to dwell

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    Car was then rinsed off

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    2BM method with Megs Shampoo & MF Wash Mitt

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    Car cleaned rigoursly & throughly

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    Car was then clayed via Megs Mild Clay & Last Touch

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    There is something about this shape Merc that has me going, it just has such a nice design/curves, but its when I see internals of mercs it makes me think twice.
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    Car was then re-washed, here are the 2 buckets afterwards

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    Spectators had been gathering, LOL, Good old Carson

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    Car then dried via leaf blower & Sonus Drying Towel

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    Which left me with the following

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    I nipped in to have some lunch and came back to the pooring rain! My last gazebo had broke, and haven't bought another as yet, but I will do

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    Luckily the rain had stopped, so out with the leaf blower & drying towel again

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    Clouds were opening up!

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    Jeffs was used today, starting with the prime

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    Exhausts were attacked first, via my new 3 amigos (Autosol/Megs Polish/Blackfire Metal Sealant)

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    Which took us from this

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    To this

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    Wheels sealed with Poorboys Wheel Sealant

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    Tyres dressed with Blackfire

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    Which had taken us from this

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    To this

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    Interior was hoovered via the George, all panels wiped down with APC including Leathers, glass done via Megs Glass Cleaner

    Even pedals were done

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    Which left me with the following

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    My favouirite pic

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    This detail was a real pleasure, and my friend now wants this done on a regular basis.

    Thanks for looking, you've been a great audience :lmfao:

    Any comments, good or bad, they're all welcome.

    Cheers

    Nathan/Nath/N8 - whichever floats your boat :)
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    Thanks for interuppting my flow Nige! :) I do travel also, down south at the moment, will pm you regarding a quote.
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    I agree, I love the front design of the latest Mercs.

    Lovely job, I love your write ups - so detailed and with really good photo's too. Top Job very impressed :hi:
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    Another great job, well done. :hi:
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    Thanks James & Rich for the positive comments!
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    Another grand job matey!
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    Cheers Jon, top man.
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