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N8 KOW v Matt Andrew's A3

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by N8, Sep 28, 2008.

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    [Sep 28, 2008]
    Hello Peeps

    I haven’t posted on here for a long while. Well now I’m back, and I’m starting up my own detailing company called ‘Kowalski Details’. So if any of you are in need of one, then feel free to drop me a pm, may organise a “group buy” for this later on. This detail took place over Wednesday & Thursday this week (haven't detailed for a while, write-ups take ages don't they!!) A 60 mile round trip was in order from Manchester to Tideswell. This very nicely modded Akoya Silver A3 belongs our good friend Matt Andrew. He's abit of a modding freak like me, always wanting to take things up a level

    On with the pics, the car wasn't too dirty before hand:

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    Gazebo was set up (First time using, thanks to Baker21 from DW)

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    First job was to attack the wheels, so out with the usual suspects

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    Wheels cleaned using Bilberry - Only got the Envy Valeting brush the other day and for £4 you seriously can't go wrong! Thanks Tim

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    Tyres scrubbed using Megs APC

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    Left me with something like this

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    Arches cleaned using my new Vikan brush

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    Then first go on another new toy (Been spending quite abit of late), the build quality of the Kranzle feels like a Bentley GT, anyone thinking of getting one DO IT!!!

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    Wheels & Arches rinsed

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    Left me with something like this

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    The 2 buckets after all 4 wheels (Don't you love when the neighbours have a nose and say why are you using 2 buckets)

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    Next Megs APC used on all the shuts etc

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    Car then foamed, with Elite HD Lance & Foam

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    Then rinsed

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    2 Bucket Method then used via Megs Shampoo

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    Car was then rinsed and clayed using Megs Mild Clay and Last Touch. Quite alot of overspray (from his workshop)

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    Car was then rinsed, which left something like this

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    Engine bay was then done, started like this

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    During using Megs Superdegreaser

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    303 used

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    Afters

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    Car moved under the Gazebo

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    Dried using a leaf blower & Drying Towel

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    Car was then masked up
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    I love this pic. Looks so mean

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    Some defects before

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    On with the task. Using the G220, megs polishing pad & Menz 3.02

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    Reflections were looking good

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    Lights done via Final Finish on Polished Bliss finishing Pad. Lovely reflections from them

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    Night time was drawing in, so left it there, came back next day to finish off

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    Some rain the previous night, this beading from from machine polishing only

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    LSP was vics concours

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    Rims done via Rim Wax

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    Tyres done via Blackfire

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    I love the finish this gives

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    Exhausts Before

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    Autosol & 00 Grade Wire wool & Megs Polish used

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    Leaving this result (Just bought some Blackfire Metal Sealant I will use on the next detail)

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    Z8 used to top it off

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    Some After Pics

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    My favourite pics from the Correction

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    Some pics around Matt’s area

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    My favourite pic

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    I was happy with the level of correction that I achieved. I really enjoyed doing Matt's car. Following the results, I'm back for Monday & Tuesday doing his Dad's ML320 cdi

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    Thanks for looking guys, you've been a great audience

    Any comments, feedback, advice, its all welcome.

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    [Sep 28, 2008]
    looks like a problem with the images in the second post nathan.

    good job with matt's car. that your red van in the photos?
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    Pics sorted now Marc, yes that is the van. Signage & detail on that one coming soon...
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    [Sep 28, 2008]
    any plans for lowering and spacers?
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    [Sep 28, 2008]
    Awesome work there Nathan!
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    Gonna get some rims for the van next year! lol

    Thanks Sean. Top man :)
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    [Sep 28, 2008]
    Aye, top work. :icon_thumright:

    Just out of interest, what do you think of the G220?
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    It's alright Dave. Will be buying a scrap panel soon, and buying a rotary!
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    [Sep 28, 2008]
    "Alright" as in "decent for the amateur car enthusiast but not good enough for professional detailing"?
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    LMAO. "Alright" as in, its an alright machine. But I know a rotary will deliver better results regardless of whether its a profession/hobby etc.
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    Thanks for that. Been thinking about getting one. I think it'll be good (and safe) enough for me. I'm not brave enough to even consider a rotary!! :)
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    [Sep 28, 2008]
    Looks great Nathan :icon_thumright:

    The group buy idea sounds interesting...
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    Thats what I like to hear Jon. Top man. Loving the pics of your bulbs
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    Great attention to "Detail" N8, the finish is great! ;)

    So how much would a trip to HGTe cost? My car is yellow, not white! LOL
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    superb finish, well done chap!!!

    ive never seen leaf blowing drying been done before. id be a bit scared of blowing up some grit onto the paint, then rubbing the drying towel on the paint. i find while the car is wet to spray some QD then wipe dry with a sonus drying towel.
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    [Sep 29, 2008]
    great work there n8.
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    Thanks Leon. PM coming

    Thanks Mikey. Clark from polished bliss uses the same one! Quite a few pros on detailing world use them, its not a problem as long as your not blowing the grit off the floor onto the paintwork :laugh:

    Cheers Rav :arco:
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    Deffo invest in one Dave, even Megs 83 on a polishing pad will improve your paintwork to end! Topped off with some wax of course. What car do you have?
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    Spankingly good job there mate!
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    Thanks FrogR
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    Nice work fella. Good luck with business venture. Looks like you'll have no probs getting more clients with results like that!
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    [Oct 2, 2008]
    Nathan, the car looks well nice, job well done there....

    You will have to PM me your details, as im looking to get a detail soon...
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    Thanks Axel, I will pm you shortly Nilz. Thanks.
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