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My S4 thread

scotty76 Mar 12, 2015

  1. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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  3. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    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?
     
  4. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    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.
     
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  5. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    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. :)
     
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  6. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    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.

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  7. Tashfeen

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

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    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.
     
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  8. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Yep DMC.
     
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  9. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Awesome mate
     
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  10. Keef

    Keef Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S4

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    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
     
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  11. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    Yup: still looking hot, @scotty76 . Mine was re-detailed about 15 months ago and is still pretty easy on the eye.
     
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  13. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    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!
     
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  14. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

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    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.
     
  15. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    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.
     
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    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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  17. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

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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.
     
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  18. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @scotty76 - :s4addict: looking stunning buddy :thumbs up:
     
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