Mar 12, 2015
@scotty76 , did you also make sure the drainage holes were clear of gunk?
I didn't as the rain started! I plan to tip some water and check it drains through OK. Do you know where the drain holes are at all?
The one I cleared a few months back was at the bottom (obviously! ) of the plenum chamber, a little to the right of centre, looking at it from the front of the car.
I tipped water all along the base of the windscreen and got water draining out underneath the car. There seemed to be no residual puddles. So unscientific as that is it'll have to do me for now. It's as much as my village idiocy can do.
I do love a detail fresh car. It's been 3 years since the last pro detail and I hadn't realised how much the paint had faded until I saw it restored. Nothing fancy this time in the way of coatings, Gyeon Cancoat.
DMC?? Car is looking stunning mate. Been talking to a few friends locally and they've suggested applying cancoat to the S4. I believe it is going to add to the topcoat that I have missing on the car.
Still looking good @scotty76
Can coat seems to give great results from what I’ve seen - how was the original coating?
Coincidentally I’m down to see Nick in a couple of weeks for a maintenance wash
Yup: still looking hot, @scotty76 . Mine was re-detailed about 15 months ago and is still pretty easy on the eye.
Was asking if he'd seen you recently @Keef Original coating was gone but had done its job. Nick was saying the paint was still in pretty good condition and needed minimal work which is nice to hear. I like to think the coating takes the abuse rather than the paintwork. There are some more photos on his Facebook page if you are interested. I had plenty of wear and tear to fix which is why I'm not a believer in these five year coatings. It's not that I believe they won't work it's more that I find every 2-3 years a spruce up is needed anyway.
As luck would have it his dent guy was in so fixed the two minor dents I had as well so was a worthwhile outing. Sadly one of the dents was me slipping and hitting the car with the pressure washer lance. Grrr. Still all sorted now!
Interesting. My coating is 4.5 years old now but still seems good. I can compare it to my wife's car (I get to wash both of course) which was done 2 years ago. Mine is still as easy to clean and comes up just as good with a bit of wax-spray finish. Since my car is garaged and has not even done 20K yet, I wonder if my coating is lasting longer that others have? I don't mind going back to my detailer but not if it doesn't really need it.
I'd think the garage helps massively. My car lives outside so is at the mercy of the weather. In addition I've done 31k miles. Previous coating was applied 3 years ago so I'm fine with the wear.
But what sort of monies does all this cost. I still wanna do mine, but 300+ seems a damn lot for a wash & polish
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@HOGG - we are talking about paint protection coatings, not a wash and polish. They are not cheap but IMO worth every penny. My previous car didn't have any coating and I used to slave over it with wax etc. Now that my car has a ceramic coating I spend a fraction of the effort to maintain a far better appearance.
@scotty76 - looking stunning buddy
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