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Range Rover Classic - 94

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by Jimmeh, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

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    Range Rover Classic – 1994

    Not the most in-depth report unfortunately, but, thought a few of you would appreciate seeing the car. :)

    Product

    • AutoSmart G101
    • AutoSmart Tardis
    • AutoGlym Fast Glass
    • Chemical Guys JetSEAL109
    • Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel
    • Dodo Juice LimePrime
    • Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild
    • Dodo Juice Supernatural
    • LTT Auto Ultra Foam
    • LTT Auto Ultra Protect
    • Meguiars Super Degreaser
    • Meguiars Last Touch
    • Meguiars All-Season Dressing
    • Sonus Mild Green Clay
    • ValetPRO Super-snowfoam
    • Zaino Z8

    • Kestral SIM-180
    • 3M Polishing pads
    • VAX 6131 extraction machine


    Being a mint low mileage collector’s car, it was in great shape before I arrived.

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    12 hours later however, I left it like this:

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    First up on this cold Wintery morning, was the engine bay.

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    Moving on to the door shuts/intricate areas next.

    This was about as dirty as it got!

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    Tyres scrubbed with Degreaser. Arches flushed with an APC/Degreaser and agitated. Alloys cleaned with G101 and Tardis used to lift a couple of stubborn marks.

    Snow-foam delivered.

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    Rinsed. Re-foamed and washed with two buckets, lambswool mitt and Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild.

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    At this point I was struggling. Who’d of thought you’d have to worry about water marks in December! The sun was beaming down in over the river; I had to pack-up and head inside for the claying stage.


    Some of the swirls to contend with later..

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    Before/After with Limeprime.

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    Yet again, Limeprime breaking all the rules.


    Working my way around. 50/50 on the o/s rear door in artificial light:

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    Natural light:

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    And with flash:

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    An amazing difference. Such lovely paint, too.


    A bit of a 50/50 on the tailgate:

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  3. Jimmeh

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    Leaving one or two deeper nicks.

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    Upon Limeprime completion, Supernatural was layed down, dressings attended to, alloys sealed, exhaust cleaned and a final wipeover given. End of day one.

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    Rise ‘n shine – we’re back to finish the interior and give a final Z8 wipe-down.

    Leather cleaned and protected with LTT. Minimal dirt lifted from the leather due to it’s cleanliness from the start.

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    Finalise a few finishing touches on the outside and give the all important Z8 wipe-down.

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    Fortunately, the sun was on our side in the late morning. This allowed for some stunning photos..

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    Jimmeh Active Member

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    Thanks!

    Jim
     
  5. lil_coz

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    Great work there as always! :o.k:

    Just wanted to add that you've missed out blocking the reg on a couple of the pics.

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    Jimmeh Active Member

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    Good spot mate, but, yeah - it's ok. I only blocked a couple that were used elsewhere.. The owner was fine with the reg plates being visible.
     
  7. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Thats a lot of car to polish:)
     
  8. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
    Audi Sport Owner Group Team Silver Audi S3

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    Very nice!!
     
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    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    Great work, always like looking at your posts. what camera do you use?
     
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    Sony a100 D-SLR, Ras :)

    Some nice reports to follow in the New Year.

    Happy Xmas all.
     
  11. The Doctor

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    That's a fantastic finish! I've not used many of the products on your list. I was really impressed with the effect of the Lime Prime on the swirls. What is it, a cutting polish? Do you apply it by hand or machine?

    Final question, what did you use for the engine bay & how do you apply it? I always give my S3 bay a quick wipe over when I wash the car, but I'd like to give it a proper clean sometime.
     
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    Thanks Doctor.

    Where abouts in Notts are you? I'm just down the road in Newark :)

    The Range came up nicely. What a fantastic example of a classic car.

    Limeprime is a pre-wax cleanser (Sets a base in readiness for a wax..) but, it contains micro-abrasives (so it has a bit of 'bite')

    You can apply by hand, but, to get the most of the abrasives, I apply by machine. I use a 3M Yellow Polishing pad. It's hit and miss.. Some cars (like the Range..) can clean up quite nicely, but others, Limeprime will be laughed at. On a cutting scaled of 1-10, it's probably ~3.5? Not sure.

    Engine bay was cleaned up with a mix of Megs APC (all purpose cleaner) and a degreaser. Dressing wise, I used Meguiars All-Seaon Dressing - I spritz it onto a MF cloth and apply as and where required (to avoid over-splatter)

    Here's a shot of my old S3 bay, and, my current b6 A4 Avant.

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    Thanks for the info Jimmeh. I'm only a stone's throw away from you, in Bingham.

    I have previously used Autoglym products, but having bought my S3 in the summer I've discovered a whole new world of detailing and the infamous "2-bucket" wash method! Heck, Santa even brought me a lambswool mitt & a microfibre towel to replace my old sponge & chamois! :icon_thumright:

    The S3 paintwork (light silver) is all original with no dings and very few swirls, so I'm on the lookout for some decent detailing products to keep it in tip-top condition.
     
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    Autoglym is OK. Super Resin Polish is highly underated. SRP > EGP is still a combo I use on some of my small Protection Details.

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    For silver, I'd have to reccomend the Jeffs Werkstat kit. Check out Polished Bliss' site for more info. Up to you whether you had it corrected or not though..
     

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