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Audi’s gone but got my clean on

Rich76 Jun 23, 2019

  1. Rich76

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    have px the A4 against this , just need to scratch an itch .
    Once the kids leave home I’ll be back in an s5

    320i
    M sport
    Estoril blue


    So far I have changed the grills for m3 style matte ones with m sport detailing
    Removed the rear badges
    Added an M sport carbon fiber badge


    Then gave it a real good clean plus changed a few bulbs

    Autoglym
    Poorboys blackhole
    Poorboys nattys blue
    Bar keepers friend
    Meguirs leather balm
    Angel wax h2go
     

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  3. V6_Man

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    Congrats on the purchase buddy and 320i in Blue looks the parts. And well done for scratching the itch
     
  4. DW81

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    Lovely colour that blue bmw do, enjoy mate
     
  5. S32B

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    Enjoy mate, I looked at the new 3 series a month or so back and was very impressed with it.

    EDIT* Before anyone says, yes I know that's not the new one :)
     
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    Carried on the clean today
    Also updated a few bits !
     

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    Mate of mine changed his grill to the same one in his 5 series, a quick, cheap and easy mod :)
     
  8. Bristle Hound

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    @Rich76 - BM looking fab buddy. Congrats on your new car ! :thumbs up:
     
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    Cheers !
    Pity it’s not running as good as it looks it’s back at the dealership in bits!
     
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    @Rich76 - Sorry to hear that mate. Hope all gets sorted soonest
     
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    It will get sorted, got it back from the supplying garage and now got the senior at the garage attached to the bodyshop I work at looking it over !

    But on a plus point I’m planning this years annual trip in it

    Calais , Luxembourg , Munich , sankt am pettersbourg ( Austrian alps) lake Garda , Innsbruck , stuttgardt , Calais !

    14 days in total but only 4.5 half driving them ! About 24 hours in total driving
    Taking in some fast autobahn, sone very scenic trans alps routes and a little bit of the crazy italians !

    Really can’t wait!
     
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    Bit of an under bonnet session tonight whilst the bbq warmed up!

    Also did all the door shuts with QD
     

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    Do like an under bonnet detail :thumbs up:
     
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    Yeah no point having it looking a mess, still got a bit to do including getting the wheels off and cleaning the arches .

    Neither are jobs I do often enough
     
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    This could be moved to the project forum if you want

    The Calipers were all rusty and brown , now normaly I go for red but bmw don’t do red calipers, silver , blue or gold

    Blue and gold tend to be kept for the performance abs Brembo ones ,so I’ve gone for my own take on them just to be a bit different
     

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    Quick clean today
    Also treated the interior to the Meguiars leather cream I got in the pay it forwards thread !

    Nattys blue wax, I’ve nearly run out so might buy the black version next !
     

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    Well six months in and the car is going well !

    miss the power of the a4 but the BMW is booked for a remap at the end of the month

    still doing a few things to it, today I used some tinting film on the LED number plate bulbs and the rear reflectors as they are just a little too bright for me !
    Also have her a good clean and polish using

    chemical guys shampoo
    Dodo juice pro purple haze wax
     

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    Today’s little task after I cleaned it with chemical guys shampoo


    Cleaned in side the fuel flap, it’s the little things

    need to get a new rubber strap for the cap
     

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    Today’s job wrap and clean the v bars behind the grills !
    The support bars soon go manky and the paint starts to flake , a lot of people wrap them in lairy colours like always I prefer the subtle approach

    so have wrapped them in cameloen purple to green to black flip !
     

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    On a forced break from work for at least three weeks I’ve had time to get the clean on

    wheels off and detailed / waxed inside and out

    Arch liners cleaned and back to blacked
    Inner arches cleaned and polish applied

    used
    Autoglym super resin
    Poorboys wheel wax
    Autoglym aerosol show shine
    Autoglym car shampoo
    Lots of elbow grease

    I know it will be dirty again as soon as I drive it but for the next three weeks I won’t be going far
     

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    Lots of changes to the car since I got it, more about making it unique than anything else

    indicators in mirror tinted
    Front fogs tinted
    Rear reflectors tinted
    Reverse light section of rear lights tinted
    Exhaust trim changed
    Interior dash panels recovered as the silver parts gave off glare in the sun

    ohh and a small remap taking it to 260bhp from a 2 litre petrol
     

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    Decided I didn’t like the silver dash trims as they reflected on the screen so I’ve retrimmed it all in alcantara
     

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