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N8 KOW v Matt's Ibis S3

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by N8, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. N8
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    This detail was done last week before edition 38, Matt wanted me to spruce up the paintwork as it wasn't very white! He's had the car a couple of months and the car was yet to have a proper clean! The last owner must of had it parked under a tree judging by the amount of green around the door hinges etc...

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    Matt wanted the rings taken off, as he was putting black ones on:

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    Then onto the wheels:

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    Rinsed off:

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    Bilberry sprayed onto the wheels:

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    Then rinsed:

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    Backs of the spokes cleaned:

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    APC sprayed onto the tyres:

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    Rinsed:

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    The 2 buckets after the wheels:

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    Car then rinsed & foamed:

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    Then rinsed:

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    Engine was seen to, with Matt's very nice engine cover:

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    Sills also:

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    Car washed via 2BM & Megs Shampoo Plus, spraying AG Insect remover to the few colonys on his front bumper - lol:

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    Car was then clayed with Sonus Green & Last Touch:

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    Most of car was like this:

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    Rinsed then foamed again:

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    Then rinsed and 2BM washed again & then dried:

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    Looking miles better after a PROPER wash:

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    Paint was then corrected with G220 Menz 3.02 on LC cut pads:

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    Then sealed with Jeffs Prime:

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    Following that Jeffs sealant:

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    I asked my mate George to gimme a hand with interior:

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    APC used to wipe down interior:

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    Seats wiped over with APC:

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    Leathers were cleaned/conditioned/protected with Buffalo. A source told me these seats aren't made by Recaro, Jesus actually makes them
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    Wheels sealed with Rim wax and tyres dressed with Blackfire:

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    Engine was done with 303:

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    Final pics:

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    Don't tell my girlfriend I'm in love with someone else:

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    There you have it, was enjoyable working on a such a nice car.

    Any questions/comments shoot away.

    Cheers Nath.
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    good job nate, looking good as always.

    Where'd you put his cow from back seat whilst cleaning interior, lol
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    Once again Nate great work. Job well done. Matt car does look the business, in the finishing photos the car looks very dark and aggressive.
    I believe Matt has Lamin-x his front lights? Hope to see more of these threads popping up soon.
    The photo above is my favourite it compliments the rear facelift lights, BBS CK..Well the whole car really. Paint work looks spotless and very shiny.
    Well done again:thumbsup:

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    great work there nathan. beautiful car.
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    You`ve got to be kidding me!!!
    Looks like a new car

    Excellent work, it always helps if you are in love with the thing you do!!

    I`m almost ready to make a trip of 3000 miles to have you work on my car!!

    Bravo mate, bravo
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    wot size wheels are those ? and has it been lowered , if so on wot ? cheers !
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    Cheers Nigel.

    Cheers Ash. He does have lamin-x looks wicked against his black optics grille. Whole car is looking good now.

    Cheers Rav.

    That is a very nice compliment cheers aristides.

    19" BBS CKs, its not lowered at present, I'm tryin to convince Matt to lower it, hopefully on weitec coilovers.
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    Well what can I say, the finished pics don't even do the car justice, its a shame it was pi$$ing it down on the day of collection as the pics in daylight would have been awesome.

    As nath has said I've had the car a couple of months and TBE its not had my full attention as I've been working away a lot. The last owner must of had it parked under tree as there was green grime everywhere.

    I'm very happy with Nathans work and recommend him to anyone, his attention to detail is unbelievable.
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    The owner is happy, that is more than enough feedback for me.
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    Looks stunning, good work Nath.
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    Cheers Spin.
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    crypric23 Never satisfied

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    I think its time to book you in for my detail ! , i am picking up the car on tuesday post S3 exterior upgrade ! , I am going to Ireland on Thursday Back on Sunday so car will be sat on my drive for 4 days doing nothing from Thursday night until Sunday evening.

    Costs ? and details ( pardon the pun ! )
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Looks fantastic :)
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    Awesome car, great detail - just how I'd have mine (don't think it needs to be lowered either). :icon_thumright:
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    Thanks Tom

    When are you gonna get your "S5" rich, with all the money you got rolling in :)
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    That is a thoroughly good job, as are all the other cars on here that you've done. I'm new to the world of detailing and never realized how much is involved. I suppose you could say that I was one of these people who thought and wash and chamois was enough.

    What wheels are those on the car? I think they really set it off nicely.
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    BBS CK's. 19" x 8 ET44
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    Amazing! That Ibis S3 is stunning and your work is just fantastic
    All round thumbs up from me
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    That is one seriosly thourough job, and a great finish - good work!

    Forgive my ignorance but what does APC stand for? Also, what is G220 Menz? You mention it here:

    Paint was then corrected with G220 Menz 3.02 on LC cut pads
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    Brilliant finish, top job mate.
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    Top Job Nate. Dodgy cap in the pics tho' lol.
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    Don't often see a detailing write up here!
    Are they the Lake Country 'German' Pads?
    Did that place have any drainage?
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    Yes it does have drainage, its where I live. G220 is the polishing machine, although I'm using a different one now. Cheers again guys, pm me if you want any more info.
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    wow looks absolutely amazing.
    In the last picture Nath,you look pretty fly for a white guy :music:
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    LMAO Jules, if only they knew...
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