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Spent a few hours on my S3 yesterday

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by R55_SND, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. R55_SND
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    Well hello everyone this is my first post here so go easy on me, having nothing to do yesterday I decided to spend some time on my Audi S3

    first of all the car was hosed down to remove the lose grit and dirt on the car then it was washed using the 2 bucket method and some meguiars cold class shampoo, the wheels were cleaned using menzerna gel 7.5 and finally sealed with 2 coats of poorboys wheel sealant then I dried the car using the water magnet towel and began to clay the full car, clay bar didn’t really pick up much except on the bottoms of the doors, after that I set to work with a new product I had bought that morning from polished bliss which was the blackfire gloss enhancing polish and I must say I was very impressed, gave a really wet look to the paint, then I applied a layer of meguiars nxt liquid wax to seal it off, both polish and wax were allied by hand. Exhausts were cleaned with autosol and engine was cleaned with p21s then some 303 aerospace protectant on top, tires were dressed with blackfire tire gel. For my first go im quite impressed,

    Now I just need to go out and buy a dual action machine polisher.

    Here is some pics from throughout the clean, like I said this is one of my first proper attempts so go easy on me folks!

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    And finally some shots of it finished!

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    Thanks for looking.
    Ross
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  2. markwiggy
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    markwiggy Third Gear

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    Looks well, like the reg number.

    Mark
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    nice job, adjust yours images fella to remove the plate, but man I miss my S3 8L but everything has its time huh

    the drivers headlight washer needs fixing, you can actually pull it out & hold the jet while seeing why its tad loose, its probably worn locaters for the cap as its just literally 1 hole each side of the cap & these holes clip over 2 pegs that stick out of the jet sides, maybe the holes have been made slightly longer, maybe a slight bit of adjustment on the plastic of the holes will pull them in more so flush fella, can always buy new ones & paint, easy to fit
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    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks very nice :applaus:

    Shame you can't drive it now ...... :banghead:
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    Beautiful car and one of the best amateur detailing jobs I've seen. You've inspired me to get some Blackfire and give mine a go. Hats off to you.
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    dieselfitter251 Blow ma own trumpet?

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    Yeh mate, damn nice shots too....! Part time photog?
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    Particularly like this one!
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    Thanks for that mate it only appeard to come loose recently and i have no idea why, i will try pulling it out tomorrow to see what is wrong with it

    Thanks mate i gave it a good go considering the weather was cold

    yeh a do a wee bit of photography on the side but never edit any of my images as prefer it that way so what you see is what you get!

    ha ha tell me about it, pain in the arse these roads!
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  8. s3_kev
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    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

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    looks real good mate but looking at where you live/cleaned it unfortunatly it will be like it was before in no time, really annoying is it, im for ever washing my car
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    notice theres no wax on it - did you put any on afters? need it for winter protection

    nice motah
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    :thumbsup:Looks very nice Ross, i also have a ming blue S3 and have used the blackfire polish and finished with the blackfire sealent the finish is unreal, very impressed good job there,
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    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

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    Lovely job, well done, and great photography too! In the long run, upgrading to either the Blackfire sealant (Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection) or the wax (Midnight Sun) will give you even greater gloss and durability over the NXT, but other than that your product selection is exactly what I would be using for the tasks covered. Hat's off that man, stunning effort... you may wish to e-mail me a link to this thread for our show n shine competition. You could get a result and win enough to get the polisher!

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/show.html

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    thaks for all the comments folks,

    Rich, i have sent you an email :beerchug: thanks for that! :)

    Ross
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Ross that looks stunning mate.

    The reflections are mind blowing!!!!

    Pics are awesome too :)
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