Done by Clark over last weekend, posted by me to share... --- Well after months of waiting and constantly juggling my weekends about to fit it in, my dads new RS finally arrived and I was able to get it detailed over the weekend. The dealers had been instructed not to prep the car so it was a bit grubby from sitting about in various compounds, etc. The dealership has to be given credit (Arnold Clark Aberdeen) as they were generally pretty good to deal with and they even had the car locked away in a private hand over bay upstairs for a week and a half while it was waiting to be registered - some of the higher end dealerships we've had dealings with could learn a thing or two! So in order to get as much dirt off the paint as possible I foamed it with R222 Citrus Degreaser @ 60 degrees: This was repeated and then left to dwell for 5 mins: Then rinsed off @ 60 degrees and high pressure: The wheels were given a quick going over with Gloss-It Signature Wheel Gel, however these were to be taken off during the detail anyways: Arches and tyres were sprayed with Meguiars Super Degreaser and scrubbed: Door shuts/petrol cap were sprayed and agitated with Meguiars APC (4:1)... ...then pressure washed with medium pressure: All exterior trim/badges were cleaned with APC: A blade was used to remove the writing from the windscreen: Although not exactly minging, the engine bay still needed a bit of a clean: Again, APC was used to soak the engine bay: Then it was rinsed at medium pressure @ 60 degrees: The car was then washed with the two bucket method and R222 and then moved inside for claying. There was no messing about at this stage - straight to Gloss-It Aggressive Clay Bar (most aggressive clay I've come across yet) due to the fact the car was completely covered in metal filings: This is from the back window alone: I changed to Megs quick clay for a minute just to show the level of contamination - this was from the top of the spoiler: 3 hours later and the paintwork and glass were squeaky clean so I put the car back outside for another wash then back in and dried. This gave me the chance to try out one of our latest new products... With 300 mile an hour hot air being produced it doesnt take long to dry a car with one of these, especially when the paint is well protected - goodbye leaf blower!