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N8 KOW v Black ML 320 CDI

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by N8, Oct 6, 2008.

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    [Oct 6, 2008]
    This detail took place over Monday & Tuesday of this week (I seriously need to start doing these write ups faster). It belong’s to Matt’s dad, Paul. He wanted it done following the results of Matt’s car.

    It's a 2005 Mercedes ML320 CDI, with a nice amount of options including a very stylish AMG bodykit & wheels.

    On with the detail, wasn't dirty at all to start with, had been washed the previous day.

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    Hardly any dirt on the wheels!

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    So onto the wheels first, featuring the usual suspects.

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    Envy Brush for the wheel faces

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    EZ Wheel Brush for the backs

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    Good old Tardis always comes in handy

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    Then Rinsed

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    Backs were looking good

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    Wheels were dirtier than they looked (most people never clean behind, as you can see)

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    Arches were cleaned with Megs APC

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    It was attracting some nice wildlife

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    Then car was then rinsed

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    Some previous protection on the paintwork

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    Onto the engine bay

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    Megs APC used again (finishing pictures to follow)

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    All the shuts etc done via Megs APC also

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    Car then snow foamed via Elite HD lance & Elite Snow Foam

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    Then Rinsed

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    Car was then clayed using Megs Last Touch & Megs Mild Clay. Lots of overspray on this car from his workshop
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    [Oct 6, 2008]
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    Car was then re-washed and dried via leaf blower & drying towel

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    Car then moved under the gazebo & taped up

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    The defects before

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    And after G220 and Menz 3.02 on Lake Country Polishing Pad

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    Reflections were looking very good

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    The gazebo had broke due to the winds, it was funny

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    Car was moved into his workshop
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    Car was beading well from machine polished paint

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    Out with the blackfire twins for the paintwork

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    The exhausts had most defiitely seen better days, out came the autosol, megs nxt polish & blackfire metal sealant

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    50/50
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    Both Done

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    Nice reflections from the side of the exhaust

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    Engine bay was done with 303

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    [Oct 6, 2008]
    Rims done via Rim Wax

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    Tyres via blackfire

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    Final wipe down with Z8

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    Which left me with these results

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    Beading Pics

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    Thanks for looking. Any feedback, good or bad, its all welcome :)
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    Not alot to say, very professional & outstanding job, well done fella.
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    Cheers Nigel. You sorted those mirrors out yet? You are the modding king!
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    I'm awaiting this poxy module for my door & the pdc controller, really annoying the feck outta me cause way behind in mods now, but new front bar arrived today for S3 kit & new grill should be here to, so with any luck tomorrow that'll be on, then I'll attack the wiring again.

    Nah I think Marcus has that title at moment, lol, then again he's been on here longer than me anyway, but he does do some good mods aswell.
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    [Oct 6, 2008]
    Very nice :) I do like the ML's and the 320's the pick of the bunch. But I guess I would say that as my Mrs has a ML 320cdi sport in black!

    J.
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    thanks guys
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    [Oct 7, 2008]
    Another great job N8 - well done! :rockwoot:
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    Thanks Jon, appreciate it. Doing the latest write up as we speak.
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    [Oct 8, 2008]
    Looks very nice. I do like the latest shape ML's so much more than the early ones, and that bodykit on the front finishes it off nicely.
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    [Oct 8, 2008]
    Indeed James. Thanks very much.
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    They are very nice to drive as well! The only down side in black with the black tints everycalls you a drug dealer!
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    [Oct 8, 2008]
    Nice, very nice, the pics are amazing, shame about the reflections, some ugly mugg spoiling them :moa:

    Only messing mate, a job of a very high standard as always, keep up the good work.
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    I'll pm you shortly regarding a quote Nilz. Check out my latest detail. 08 plate C-Class
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    Cracking detail, great write up too. Well done for fighting the weather and winning! :salute:
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    Cheers Rich, top man!
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