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Full detail daytona grey A4 (pic heavy)

JO03L EH Jun 26, 2018

  1. JO03L EH

    JO03L EH New Member

    New member thought I would upload a thread of my detailing process. Picked the car up a couple weeks ago and gave it a wash and clay to get rid of as much dirt as possible then could see the true condition of the paint. The car has a few stone chips that have been filled in, and some minor swirls on the bonnet, roof and bottled but seems pretty good. Spent the full day working on the car to get it the way I wanted and just waiting on getting a DA polisher before correcting the swirls.

    Products used in this thread.

    Started off with a rinse, roof downwards and into the arches and under the bonnet.

    Car was snow foamed using chemical guys 'honeydew' mixed 50ml of product and filled the rest of the bottle with warm water. Snow foamed the car then rinsed roof downwards twice. Whilst the foam was on the car I agitated the badges, handles, shut lines and spots where dirt can gather with a detailing brush before rinsing.


    Impressed with the results just after using the honeydew.

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    Auto glym magma used on wheels and arches, skirts and bumpers. Think I prefer iron x to this, still some fallout present after rinsing.


    Car was then washed with chemical guys citrus wash, 2 buckets and lambswool mitt.
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    Car was washed rinsed twice then dried with the aid of auto glym rapid detailer and microfibres.

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    Once the car was dried I was able to get a better look at the swirls, mainly on the bonnet, not a massive amount but should be able to remove once I get a DA.

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    The bodywork, wheels were then clayed again using a meguiars clay bar and chemical guys clay luber. Was impressed with the clay luber, didn't need lots of product for the area working on made the job easier. Small sections at a time and dried with microfibre.
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    The car was then masked up in prep for polishing.

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    Larger areas were polished first using auto glym super resin polish applied with microfibre pad then buffed off with towel. Smaller areas were then treated when tape removed.
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    Polishing results on the roof
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    Pretty happy with the results for polishing by hand, couple of passes on the bonnet, roof and boot lid where the swirl marks are located.

    I then applied Poorboys black hole glaze with a foam applicator and buffed with microfibre with some great results to fill those swirls.

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    Got a nice wet look from this product prior to wax application

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    Car was then applied with Autoglym HD wax with applicator and buffed after 15 mins, applied on 1 panel then buffed the other until the car was done. Looking for a new wax so open to recommendations.

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    The car was buffed free of wax. Tyres dressed with meguiars endurance tyre gel. Glass and rubber cleaned with AG fast glass. Glass polished with AG glass polish. Then applied 2 coats of Rain-x to the glass. Exhaust tips clayed, cleaned with WD40 and polished with autosol.

    Results after 10 hours work...

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    Loving the colour in the sunlight, and happy with the results. Any recommendations on wax as Im very low on what I have. Open to any advice on the detailing side or if I can help anyone I'm happy to help.
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  3. Tashfeen

    Tashfeen Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Supercharged Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

    Car looks stunning mate and a job welldone. However, I must mention that working in this scorching heat you are either a very brave man (very likely) or must have covered yourself with a few coats of sun cream prior to polish/waxing the car

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  4. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 Sportback S-line owners group Manual

    Great job mate , car looks brilliant.
  5. Audib5fan

    Audib5fan 4 rings <3

    Cracking job paint looks excellent

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  6. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

    10 hours!.. of hard labour has paid off. Superb results.

    Great colour that Daytona.
  7. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Grumpy Detailer ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

    Ultra high definition wax is a nice upgrade from high definition wax..... It doesn't dust as much as the high def and its easier to buff off ... Beading and durability have been improved as well
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  8. Radford212

    Radford212 Well-Known Member saloon Audi A4 Black Edition S-line owners group

    This a fantastic job, A very impressive effort! Love that colour.
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  9. JO03L EH

    JO03L EH New Member

    Plenty factor 30 and moving the car to keep some of the panels out of the sunlight. Was hard work!

    Thanks mate!

    Thanks mate loving the colour

    Felt like 20! Cheers mate
    I'll look into that, thats one of the issues iv found with the wax is the buffing is a nightmare, thanks for the recommendation

    Thanks mate, I'm loving it as well!
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  10. Audib5fan

    Audib5fan 4 rings <3

    Maybe look at fifth element sample pot as well from Angelwax

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  11. JO03L EH

    JO03L EH New Member

    Thanks mate I'll have a look into it
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  13. Jimbo10

    Jimbo10 Active Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group

    Mega post pal!!

    I've got Daytona / PB Black Hole / AG SRP, but I only ever use the Poorboys, then wax or seal because I was under the impression both blackhole and SRP do pretty much the same thing? Am I way off base with this assumption?
  14. JO03L EH

    JO03L EH New Member

    Thanks mate! They do but SRP has some abrasive in it so i used that as a polish then the black hole as the glaze until I get a DA then can use a more appropiate polish for that.
  15. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

    Just shows what great results can be had by hand. Top work!
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  16. JO03L EH

    JO03L EH New Member

    Cheers mate, hard work ha!
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