3 bucket system here.
Spray around with citrus pre-wash then snow foam.
Wheels first whilst the snow foam works then a rinse before washing the car.
Takes about two hours. If I'm in a rush then often I'll just do snowfoam, wheels and windows and leave the bodywork. Don't want to risk...
Crystal Serum is accredited detailed application only as you say (which then gives you the gtechniq quarentee). The difference to light is not so much in the application but the actual cured state. Black cures to a much harder finish which if incorrectly applied can only be sanded off whereas...
I'm like you - notice any swirls going - even if they're not on my car!!
I think £500 is the going rate for a correction detail these days but you could always speak to your detailer guy to see if he would perhaps have a look at the car for you and see if he can help re pad/polish combo and...
Ah got it now!!
I applied Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light to Mrs Buck's Polo at the weekend. Really easy and the finish is slick and shiny but you do need to keep the car indoors for a minimum of 12 hours. Have you got a mate with a garage?
Put some Sonax BSD on for now whilst you decide...
The 105 on your DA isn't giving you enough cut or you are correcting the swirls but introducing others.
The 105 is a heavy polish so can sort the swirls even on Audi paint which can be really tough to correct but your pad will also make a big difference so you might need one that is a heavier...
The Blackfire is greata on dark colours - used it on my old cars.
You mention sealant over wax. No. Sealant needs to be on clean/bare paint. If you have a sealant you don't need a wax either (unless you just like to wax your car?) and your car will stay cleaner longer without!
White cars work...
@dbm that looks superb.
What happens when you get a stone hit the film, say on the bunper or bonnet? Does it get a mark in it similar to a stone chip in paint or is it more of a graze that can be polished out?
Good choice. This is what I'm looking at for my new car. I've had gtechniq on my old car and it is very good.
I'd recommend Their G1 glass protector. 6 years on and my side windows still clear really easily making visibility much better.
I love CPW especially in summer as it helps lift those bugsplats.
I've tried it with a snow foam lance and if anything it makes the snow foam less effective. Pressure spray and leave whilst your filling your buckets and then spray off.
The smell is also great!
Seems to be a comon problem with these - my roof rails are tarnished and I've tried lots of different products but to no avail.
My final thought is to machine polish them (by hand so far) to see if I can make some impact but one guy said it might be the lacquer' that has failed?!
Thanks for all the feedback guys!! It was this site that got me interested in detailing which was a totally new thing to me and then led me to DW and some really inspirational stuff on there!
I really enjoyed getting it to this level - sort of got me liking my car again as opposed to it being...
I posted this detail a while back on Detailing World and forgot to post on here so better late than never!:notme:
This is my first 'detail' of my Audi - there isn't any paint correction as I have yet to buy a DA polisher I have had my '03 Audi A4 Avant since new...
Depends on your exhaust but some guys resort to a drill attachment (Like a wire brush or sandpaper type) to get the crud off !
I struggled with my exhausts but as its a diesel the pipes are hidden so didn't push too hard! On the other hand my good lady has a Honda Civic and they came up a...
I agree you can spend as much on getting the gear and having no idea !!
For me I guess its a thing of paying someone to do something I'd love to be able to do for myself and get that personal satisfaction of looking at it and saying "I did that"
From a practice point of view you could always...