Audi A4 Cabriolet b7 Black - Minor Correction

Jimmeh

Registered User
After a frustrating day I had on a mk1 Golf last week, I hoped the work I had planned for this 08 plate Audi would be a bit kinder to me!

Audi A4 Cabriolet b7 – Black

Product
• AutoSmart Tardis
• AutoSmart G101
• AutoGlym Glass Polish
• Chemical Guys Citrus Gloss & Wash
• Chemical Guys JetSEAL190
• Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel
• Collinite 476s
• Gliptone Liquid Leather system
• Meguiars LastTouch
• Meguiars Wheel Brightener
• Meguiars Super-Degreaser
• Menzerna 106FA
• Menzerna IP 3.02
• Poorboys Black Hole
• Sonus Green clay bar
• ValetPRO Snowfoam
• Zaino Z8

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After:

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Wheels: Megs WB. Megs SDG. EZ Wheel Brush. Envy Brush and wheel mitt.

Arches: Flooded in the later stages with snowfoam and blasted with the pressure washer (material lining)

Wash: Snowfoam. CG CGW and the new Chemical Guys buckets.

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A good bit of kit.


De-con: Sonus Green clay bar. AutoSmart Tardis.


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Rinsed and dried with the Miracle dryer.

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Moved inside to see the defects..

As pictured above, there was a bad haze/series of scratches on the boot-lid. Although this was only minor-correction (Limeprime was out of question unfortunately), I’d hit this area (and a few others..) with some Intensive Polish to remove the most of.

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Lots and lots and lots of passes with the 3M yellow polishing pad (a current firm favourite) and we’ve achieved pretty much full correction.

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Menz 106FA used with the 3M polishing and achieved some 90% defect removal.. Leaving the odd RDS.

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Bonnet in burnishing stages:

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Jimmeh

Registered User
Which left this:

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Again, a few deeper marks were left along with the odd bird poo etching:

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50/50 around the driver’s side:

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A nice grey/black difference photo:

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Had created a fair bit of dust at this point.. Built up in the crevices and the door shuts.. so, outside for a quick blast with the pressure washer.

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Sitting nicely already.


Back inside for the glaze.. Obvious choice for me was Poorboys’ BlackHole. It was a dream to use if im honest. No fuss. No mess.. Easy on and off.

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Alloys sealed with JetSEAL109 to help prevent further build-up..

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Jimmeh

Registered User
Paintwork protected with some Collinite.

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Exhaust tips made shiny with some Autosol:

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Moved outside to have full access to the interior; hoovered, G101 wipe around and leather cleaned.

This mf was used on the drivers’ leather alone:

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Surprising, I didn’t think it would have been too bad!

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Windows: AutoGlym Glass Polish

Tyres: Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel

Wipedown: Zaino Z8


Afters:

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Take one empty A4 Avant with the seats dropped:

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Fill it:

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Everything bar the kitchen sink.


I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Took a little longer than expected, but, worth it in the end.

Thanks for reading.

Jim
 
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heli_madken

Registered User
Nice one Jimmeh looks brilliant, one thing I have never done is to use a glaze, do you put the glaze on before the final wax and does it make that much difference to the overall shine?
 

Jimmeh

Registered User
Thats right, the glaze goes down before the final wax. I'd say it makes a difference, yes. There are various glaze's for different colours/shades etc.. Blackhole was the obvious choice in this instance.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/glazes/cat_21.html

Sometimes, if applying a sealent instead of a wax, you have to be careful whether the oily glaze will allow the sealent to bond properly.. A safe bet is to stick with a wax :D
 
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NHN

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Good job mate.
 
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