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Polished Bliss®: Audi A1 S-Line...

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by Clark@Polishedbliss, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Clark@Polishedbliss

    Clark@Polishedbliss Professional Detailer

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    Hello and a Happy New Year to you all :wave:

    This was one of the first cars to come through the PB doors in 2011 all ready for its All Surface Protection Detail:

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    Usual wash process applied here, beginning with a thorough pre-rinse of the wheels, tyres and arches:

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    The wheels were then sprayed with R222 wheel gel:

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    Then agitated with a Swissvax brush and wheel woolies:

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    Followed by a quick rinse:

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    Tardis next to remove a few tar spots:

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    Another rinse followed this before Iron-X was applied to remove some light iron contamination:

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    After a minute or so you can see it doing its thing:

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    The wheel woolies were again used here to give the Iron-X a bit of agitation:

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    And then rinsed a final time:

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    Onto the tyres and arches now, these were sprayed with Meguiars Super degreaser (4:1):

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    Super degreaser was also used on the engine bay:

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    The car was then foamed with APC at a temperature of approx 60 degrees:

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    Left to dwell for a minute or two:

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    Then rinsed at high pressure at 60 degrees:

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    Final job before washing the car was to clean all the door shuts and exterior trim with APC (4:1):

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    This was given a quick rinse off and the car was then washed with the 2 bucket method and a lambswool wash mitt:

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    Another rinse!

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    Then another application of tardis, this time to the glass and paintwork:

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    Wiped off with a microfibre towel:

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    The car was then put inside ready to be dried (no claying this time as there were no signs of contamination) with the Black Baron:
     
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  3. Clark@Polishedbliss

    Clark@Polishedbliss Professional Detailer

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    The engine bay was dressed with Aerospace 303 sprayed from a Swissvax mixer bottle:

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    LSP for this one was Werkstat Acrylic so up first was the Prime:

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    This was worked into the paint, going round the whole car before buffing off with a deluxe mega towel:

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    Then the first of 3 coats of Jett Trigger was applied to the paintwork and trim:

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    Meanwhile, the wheels were being sealed with Blackfire Metal Sealant:

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    Buffing off after approx 20 mins:

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    Tyres dressed with 3M:

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    Tailpipe polished with Raceglaze Alutec:

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    Exterior glass was polished and protected with Werkstat Prime Strong:

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    By this time the owner had arrived so we cracked on without taking any more pics but the rest of the process was as follows:


    - Interior fully hoovered and wiped down.
    - Glass cleaned with 3M.
    - Mats protected with 303 Fabric Guard.
    - Door shuts protected with Werkstat Prime.
    - Door seals conditioned with Swissvax Seal.
    - Engine bay wiped down.
    - Paintwork and glass wiped down with Werkstat Acrylic Glos.
    - Tyres buffed off.


    And here are the afters :)




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    Thanks for looking!

    Clark
     
  4. allyp

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    Very nice Clark :)
     
  5. thelomondaudigroup

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    Cracking looking little car, top work as usual!
     
  6. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    Lovely Clark, well played. Nice colour, although still not sure on the design!
     
  7. slade777

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    Looks good. Like the colour!
     
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    Lovely!
     
  9. James.Asbri

    James.Asbri Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    Nice little write up Clark to go with a lovely new edition to the Audi range. Really looking forward to see if they make an S1, I think it could be a looker
     
  10. barnzy

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    Very nice! Great tutorial, loving the finished product!
     
  11. Smoothie

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    great work again
     

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