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N8 v A3 TDI S-Line

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by N8, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. N8
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    Today was a rather COLD day, but very rewarding as it was me & my very good friend Luke detailed his rather lovely A3. He'd also been looking forward to detailing the car as we were putting on his new hoops! So the car started off looking a little neglected:

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    Now although these are the most popular rims for the A3.....

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    ....they simply weren't cutting it for Luke. So the new hoops in question are a staggered set of 19" Speedline Split Rims. He's running 19" x 8.5 ET48 front with 215/35/19, and 19" x 9 ET41 rear with a 215/35/19, really this is absolutley perfect for the A3, giving the best sort of stance from his static drop on KW V2s.

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    First task then was, RS6s off & time to clean those arches, which will have taken a little battering over winter:

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    Arches were cleaned with Megs APC:

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    Then rinsed off, and dressed with Aerospace 303.this was repeated on all 4 corners and we ended up with this:

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    Luke had already taken the liberty of cleaning and sealing the wheels with 3 layers of AG SRP, and 3 coats of Rimwax, so they will see him through for the time being! This is how the 215 sits on the rear 9J wide rim:

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    As you can see from the pic, its not too much stretch....next the car was rinsed:

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    Then snow foamed

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    All of the shuts/grille and badge etc was agitated with APC also:

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    Then rinsed off:

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    Then washed via the 2BM:

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    Rinsed again:

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    Car was then clayed via Sonus, I didn't expect it to be pretty as this was the first time it had been done:

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    Car was that contaminated all over, then snow foamed again:

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    Then Luke rinsed off:

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    Tardis was then used:

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    Before its final wash:

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    Then rinsed:

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    Then dried with Last Touch & drying towel:

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    Tyres were dressed with my favourite black fire:

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    Jeffs was the culprit on the paintwork:

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    Exhausts were cleaned with Autosol

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    Interior needed a quick going over:

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    George came out to play:

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    Interior wiped down with APC:

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    Which left us with this:

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    There is lots more to come from Luke's car over the next few months, he's got some really good plans for it, and I personally cannot wait to see it evolve!

    Thanks for looking

    N8
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    Good work as always Nate:wub: Come Details my car before UD:laugh::happy:
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    Cheers Ash :wub: I'm sorting my unit next month, as the list is getting long now for UD, I'll give you a shout bro :wub:
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    No problem..Good to hear, yeah let me know. If you cant before after would be cool. Mine in need of some loving :laugh:
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    We'll sort summut Ash, don't you worry bro
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    Hey N8, fab job done there on a cold day. Car looks ace with those alloys! Food for thought!!!!
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    Thanks Sarah, I'll have some satin black ones for sale soon, for cheap!
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    Nice work N8! Luke the car looks great, rims look like mine will in a bit. Car's very nice pal.
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    I know the OEM speedlines look great :ninja: :p
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    I may be interested if funds allow!
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    Will give you a shout soon then hopefully!
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    Cheers guys, more to come in time for ultimate dubs:wub::ninja:
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    Black grill?
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    Watch this space Rich...
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    Car looks great. Great work.
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    Cheers Rav
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    Good work N8, car looks ace
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    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    Where's my mention? lol

    I turned up just as they were finishing, car look spot on and the stance is perfect, nice job!

    And was good meeting you two aswell :beerchug:
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    Cheers lad

    Lee came along as well to have a chat :laugh: nice meeting as well Lee, looking forward to when you get yours now bro :happy:
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    A3 looks good buddy!

    Like the signage on the van, too! :) (see you at UD?)
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    Yeh bro...
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    Good work, can I bring around my car to be done?
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    :blush:
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    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    Nath you are just :wub:

    add me to the list although i dont htink it will be before UD.. doubt ill be going to that as im moving that week :(
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    You are just :wub: Ry
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    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    Nice one mate - good pics / write up ;)
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    Cheers Chris
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    just out of interest how much is it to detail a car?
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    good work n8 i wish i could get more customers i do a bit of detailing out of work but i need to spend a bit of time and money getting some avertising done
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    Cheers lad, your car in your sig is a good advertisement of your work :laugh:
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    i know lmao im gunna change it now
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    Lmao
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    better n8 eh lol
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    :happy:
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    Top work Nate, As above how much is detailing session usually? A mate of mine clays and polishes it every couple of months but nothing that thorough
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    That was a minor job really Shane! You interested are you lad?
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    Great work as always N8

    That day you did mine was so awesome!!!
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    With what little time we had Jords as well! Hurry up and get that house so you can get back in the Audi lad, A5 :happy:
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    Awesome job!

    Unfortunately, mine would benefit from a respray more than just a detail!

    Any tips? :)
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