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Winter protection on a Ford Focus ST

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by butler2.8i, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. butler2.8i
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    This is winter protection on a Ford Focus ST


    Products and equipment used

    Uber microfiber towels
    Uber drying towel
    Valet pro bilberry wheel cleaner
    Valet pro tyre gel
    Valet pro orange pre wash
    Valet pro PH neutral snowfoam
    Valet pro citrus bling
    Valet pro Talos Protectant
    Meguiars hyper wash
    Autosmart Tardis
    Bilt hamber soft clay bar
    Various wheel brushes
    Karcher pressure washer
    Noodle wash mitt
    Lambs wool wash mitt
    Poorboys microfibre clothes
    Snow foam gun
    Chemical Guys Jetseal 109
    Collinite 476 wax
    Autosmart Tardis
    Ironx
    Rainx
    Autosol metal polish
    00 grade wirewool


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    I cleaned the wheels using the bilberry wheel cleaner and various wheel brushes and a noodle wash mitt, the bilberry got the worst of the muck off just leaving some iron build up to be removed by the Ironx.

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    I started by giving the lower parts of the car a coat of the valet pro orange pre wash, which was left to dwell before being pressure washed off. The car was then given its first coat of snow foam made up of the valet pro PH neutral snowfoam and a shot of Meg’s hyper wash The snowfoam was then blasted off with the pressure washer, and then the car was given another coat of the same mix snowfoam and whilst this was still on the car I washed it using Meg’s hyper wash and the 2 bucket method and a lambswool wash mitt.

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    The car was then rinsed off using a open ended hose and before claying the lower parts of the car and inner arch lips where sprayed with Tardis which was left to do its stuff before being wiped down with a microfibre cloth.

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    The car was clayed using citrus bling and water mix( 10 to 1) and a Bilt hamber soft clay bar which didn’t really pull much from the paint work it was then rewashed using the same method and dried using a Uber microfiber drying towel.

    The car was given 2 coats of Jetseal 109 leaving about 30 min between each coat these where applied using a german applicator pad and left to cure before buffing using poorboys microfibre clothes. The car was then given 2 coats of the 476 wax which were also given 30mins between coats and buffed using Uber buffing towels

    Whilst waiting between coats all the exterior plastics and under arches were given a coat of Talos protectant and chrome badges polished using Werkstat Prime Acrylic. All the glass was cleaned using Rainx and alloys sealed using 2 coats of Jetseal 109, tyres dressed with valet pro tyre dressing.

    Exhausts where cleaned up using Autosol metal polish and 00 grade wire wool

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  2. butler2.8i
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    Leaving me with this


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    drmole Active Member

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    wow tha was in a state to start with werent it good turn around mind
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    nice job, i really miss my ST, had a White with viper stripes, any restocking you need to do I offer 10% DIscount on most of the stuff you used , just use coupon code google and visit here www.maxreflect.com,
    Gary
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    Juicy Jen <span style="color: orange">Jen – Juicy Detailin Site Sponsor

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    Great results Shaun and a nice choice of products ;)

    Have to say I'm warming to these ST's after the performance blue one I did a few weeks ago, although the orange goes nicely with the name :p

    Did you not think about using a glaze to get a bit more depth?
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    Cheers Jen, it wasn`t the option the owner wanted to take he just wanted a straight forward protection detail.
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