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Popped my DA cherry. Shine, Sealed, Delivered.

Ultra Violent Aug 4, 2013

  1. Ultra Violent

    Ultra Violent Sick & Wrong. Team Solar Audi S3

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    I know there's a thousand threads off this, but heres another anyhoo.

    I bought a Dodo Juice Buff Daddy from Juicey Detailing, big shout to Jen & crew for best price and quick delivery.
    I also bought the AutoFinesse revitalise kit, Juicey didn't stock so I went to Clean My Car.co.uk, again speedy delivery.

    I was a bit nervous to start with because you hear some horror stories, but all went well.

    Started off as usual, snow foam and wash with a 50p sponge and bucket off dirty water. Lol.
    Dried off with Chemical Guys Wooly Mammoth towel, those things rock, great purchase again from Juicey.
    Clayed the car, with some old blu-tac. Lol. Then re-washed and dried.

    Then on to the polish stage.
    The AutoFinesse kit comes in 3 stages, cut, polish, refine.
    So although it takes a while, the finish is worth it.
    Although you don't need to use the first stage on all cars, I used it coz I had some major swirls going on.
    Took a little while to gain confidence with the DA, was worried about marking, marring but I was surprised how forgiving it was.
    As you'll see in the pics some off the swirls were quite bad.
    Long story short, after the 3 stages and a wipe with a microfibre cloth, car was done.

    I then sealed the car with AG Exta Gloss, well easy to put on giving good hazing. Left for half an hour.
    then I decided to use the DA to take it off, so used the finish pad and gave the car a good going over.
    It certainly made taking it off much,much easier and as a bonus gave a really good shine.

    Thats pretty much it, and typically as soon as I finished the rain started, giving me a chance for some bead pics.

    Comments and advice are welcome.

    Th first two pics show the swirls.
    The next two are after first polish..
    The next two are after sealing.
    The rest are after final polish and wipe, with last one beading.

    Cheers Folks. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  2. coreythorny

    coreythorny Active Member

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    Good results mate.

    I strongly advise you invest in a good wash mitt, two buckets with scratch guards, drying towel and quality shampoo. It helps prevent swirl marks as much as possible np maintain that finish for longer.
     
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  3. Ultra Violent

    Ultra Violent Sick & Wrong. Team Solar Audi S3

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    Hi Corey.
    Was only joking about the wash routine.
    I use the 2 B.M with a lambswool mitt.
    I also use Meguairs Gold Class Shampoo with the Wooly Mammoth drying towel and Meguairs waffle.

    Joking aside, I do take great care in the whole process.
    Thanks for your advice though.
    Scott.
     
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  4. coreythorny

    coreythorny Active Member

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    Good to hear mate ;)

    Guarentee it won't be long until you want to do it again though, its rather addictive.
     
  5. DarkBunny

    DarkBunny Active Member Team Sprint Audi S3

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    Very good results there, good job for doing it yourself!

    Oh - and loving the slippers in pic 10!!
     
  6. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Great job there M8 :)
    Got some of the same spiderwebs on mine, just waiting to get home and try my DA out myself.
    How long did it take u btw?
     
  7. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi Avant Owner Group Audi S4

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    Good work there my man. Only one thing left to do now really and you know what that is.........1 hour drive and she shall be complete.....lol
     
  8. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Excellent work, looking fantastic!
     
  9. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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  10. Ultra Violent

    Ultra Violent Sick & Wrong. Team Solar Audi S3

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated.

    RobbieWebs,
    it took quite a while, from first wash to last polish, I would say 5/6 hours.
    won't take as long next time. I will just use 2 stages rather than the 3. Well rewarding though.

    Chez & Dark Bunny,
    thanks guys for picking up on my awesome slips.
    Available from North Face in many splendid colours.
    my Mrs gets rather peeved after I've washed the car if I decide to trail all the mud through the house,
    so I like to keep my tartan slips handy.
    Happy Wife = Happy Life.

    Mark,
    I'll be in touch soon..............
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013
  11. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    Excellent work Scott. Car is looking amazing. :) x
     
  12. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I was planing to do the washing, de tar and metal the night before then hit it in the morning.
    Not blessed with a garage so looking for a cooler day.
    Time consuming but deffo worth it seeing the end result ;)
     
  13. Andy Crooks

    Andy Crooks Well-Known Member

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    good result on your car mate

    juicy detailing website has a 15% off offer going on at the moment if anyone needs anything
     

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