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Quick clean for the new car....

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by the_cueball, Nov 5, 2012.

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    [Nov 5, 2012]
    So this is my new addition to the fleet, a 2003 Audi S4...

    This isn’t a full detail as the car has been going into the garage to get an MOT, and next week is heading south for some fun stuff @ MRC tuning.... and with winter coming up as well, I don’t really see the point of a full machine polish yet...

    Detailing is a cruel mistress though, and I didn’t want to be driving a dirty car about, plus with some new additions to play with, I decided to give the paint a tickle and get some protection down to help out... :D

    For some reason, I have no before pictures either... odd... so I start with a picture of my Wolfs decon gel cleaning up the wheels... my new discs and pads are bedding in nicely! :lol: :wall:

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    As always, I spray this on the wheels at the very start, and leave it to work while I get the rest of my kit out and ready to use...

    After this, time to snow foam, I’m still using Chemical Guys No touch, works very well and has a nice consistency to it..

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    As this was dwelling, I went around the car as usual with some AS G101 and a brush to take care of the finer areas, and things like this:

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    The car was then given another foaming and washed using the 2BM with AF Lather as the shampoo...

    Here is a picture of my current buckets and wheel cleaner, I don't have the fancy stuff! :p:p:p

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    I know I don’t have the most expensive water carriers in the world, or sheep on a stick, but I do try my best :eek::eek::eek::eek: ;)

    But as always, each to their own... I waste my money in other areas and products! :lol:

    After the car had been washed, it was time for my 3 step decontamination routine... the first 2 steps are chemically based: Tardis and Wolf’s decon on the bodywork...

    The last stage – the manual one is using clay (Zaino) and some ONR as the lube... and readers can think what they want that I have had and used this clay for 2 years now... and used it on many cars.... :rolleyes:

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    No glory in dirty, wrecked clay after 1 use (IMO)... this has been put away again to be used again soon...I then sprayed the car with AS Tango and dried it off, leaving me with this:

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    A quick view of what I’ll be correcting... one day! :lol:

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    And some interior shots:

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    I brought the car inside to start the rest of the work... and to use some of my new goodies

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    The AD scratch out would be worked via my DA and megs polishing pad... I didn’t really expect to get any major cut using this method on the hard German paint, but the product did get a few of the lighter swirls out and added some shine to the paint, so I was happy with the results...

    The repel was chosen for the windows, and since I had the DA out, I switched over to a finishing pad, and applied it by spraying straight on the windows, then spreading it with the machine before leaving for 15 minutes and buffing off using AF crystal window cleaner...

    I gave the windows 2 coats using this method...

    Next up was the paint cleanser which was just worked by hand and wiped off 1 panel at a time...then.... it was my new wax – Definitive wax Number one....

    Lovely wax, presented very well... smells great... and is very easy to use... again 1 panel at a time, worked in with their applicator, and buffed straight off.... no issues with removing this wax!

    I gave the car 1 coat on Saturday, then left it overnight before giving it another layer today...

    Some inside shots:

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    I went back to finish off some of the “details”... engine was cleaned with the tornador gun and Bio Brisk, then completed with AS finish...

    The trim on the front/rear and lower doors, as well as the scuttle and wiper arms were all given a layer of CarPro Dlux

    Tyres were given 2 coats of AS highstyle..

    Interior was cleaned with the tornador gun as usual, plastics and leather was treated and protected with CarPro Perl..

    Part 2 to follow...
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    [Nov 5, 2012]
    Annnnd.... with a final blast of AS berry, the work was complete... (I think I have got everything! :lol: )

    So just the finished shots... taken in the full Scottish sun as per usual for me :wall::wall::wall:

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    And a quick few of the interior:

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    The peach of an engine...

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    And that manky hinge, and my usual tyre shot :lol:

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    And that is that... all done :D

    Thanks for looking, and as always all comments and criticism most welcome...

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    [Nov 5, 2012]
    Looks very smart, You will cry when it rains though......:blink:
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    [Nov 5, 2012]
    great work
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    [Nov 5, 2012]
    Lovely work.

    I've been reading the Definitive Wax threads over on DW. Looks good.
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    [Nov 5, 2012]
    very nice wax.... easy to use... we'll see how it copes with the Scottish weather though! :lol:
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    Nice write up....loving the engine bay nice and tidy :yum:
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    got to have a clean engine Jen! :D

    thanks!
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    [Nov 11, 2012]
    Very nice car. What sort of things you getting done at mrc?
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    [Nov 11, 2012]
    Superb thread
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    [Nov 11, 2012]
    Welcome to audi-sport.net. What a fantastic write up and the carlooks stunning. All ready for our fantastic scottish weather. Where are you located? Enjoy the forum. :) x
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    [Nov 12, 2012]
    Excellent work!

    Love the colour of your S4, you've put alot of effort in, give yourself a pat on the back.
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    [Nov 12, 2012]
    Engine bay is superb, well done.
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    [Nov 15, 2012]
    Cheers all...

    MRC work was stage 2 remap, gearbox and diff oil change and a miltek loud de-cat exhaust...

    Now to car is something like:

    RAAAAR, boom, RAAAAAR, bang, RAAAAAR pop

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    I think the blue has came up nice, and suits the shape of the car, and hopefully the new wax will see me through another Glasgow winter...

    Thanks again....

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    [Dec 6, 2012]
    Very tidy motor! i like it alot, good work pal.
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    [Dec 8, 2012]
    Look spot on mate
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