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My Well Groomed A4

A4A4 Apr 10, 2018

  1. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Applied the car pro reload today.

    Used this much

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    See how it performs, may never wax again

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    Always been a waxman
     
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  3. jassyo06

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    Hopefully it performs better than that bottle label looks...reminds of the of kit/food on the cheap aisle's of a supermarket.....lol
     
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  4. scotty76

    scotty76 Registered User

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    Not much in it between Reload and Gyeon Cure. They both did the same job for me. I just found Cure was less likely to streak on black which obviously won't be an issue for @A4A4.
     
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  5. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    To be honest after a couple of applications of gyeon on 3 different cars, gyeon really is a fancy quick detailer and to get the best from it is, use it on top of ceramic coating where it's being applied to the ceramic and not the clear coat
     
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  6. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Since applying the 'sealant'

    My paintwork has turned into this!

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    Water off a ducks back.
     
  7. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    What's this then..... Ducks Ar5e Sealant....???......that's a new one te me
     
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  8. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    This CP reload is performing well so far.

    Beading nicely

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  9. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Nice, so that is on top of your already ceramic coated paintwork?
     
  10. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    No, the paintwork has never had any nano ceramic coating on it.

    I just applied this CP Reload on after a polish with Mequiars Ultimate Compound
     
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  11. X3man

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    Impressive beading, would be good to see how long it lasts.
     
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  13. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    The real reality of beading when on flat surfaces like the roof or bonnet, when it dried naturally on a dusty car.


    Is a Spotting Mess!

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  14. X3man

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    This is very true, but with the "protection" should come off easier than normal water marks...hopefully
     
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  15. scotty76

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    Yeah it happens @A4A4. Still worth it for the shinyness. :)
     
  16. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    It didn't on the Scholl + CP Reload 'protected' A3 (it rained the next day) and I washed the car twice. I had to use CP Spotless with a MF cloth and washed the car the third time to completely get rid of them.

    And it is raining again in Oxford and tbh I am slightly nervous now to find out if my Fusso coat that I applied to the A3 behaves the same (hope not)


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  17. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Luckily the 'spotting' has come off with one easy and quick wash. Still reserving judgement on how the CP Reload performs. Early days yet.


    Also find when driving faster pulls the beads off
     
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  18. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Time to give the Alloys a brush up.

    Used BH alloy wheel, then washed then applied angel wax bilberry wheel wax sealant.

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    The smells, thought I mistakenly used pot pourri refills instead. Both smelled lovely. LOL

    Here are the pictures of the results.

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    Angel wax sealant pot will last for ages, used only a tiny amount. So will top this up on the next wash.

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    Really pleased with the results, Alloys looking really shiny for the age hence never been refurbished.
     
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  19. Bristle Hound

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    @A4A4 - Great results buddy ! :thumbs up:
     
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  20. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Bit late to the party but got to say I am convert since trying synthetic sealant for the first time.

    Synthetic wax sprays are the way forward for me.
    Amazed by the results with very little effort.

    No more carnauba wax paste!
     
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  21. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Holding up fine since last wash.

    Getting good reflection

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  22. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Last thing to do was to clean the engine bay. BH surfex was chosen for this.

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    Great degreaser, did the job.

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    Good as new
     
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  23. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    This was my take on cleaning & detailing using this combo


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    Overall this cleaning haul gave good results and the car looks great and well groomed again . It also didn’t break the bank. All for around £100 and enough product left to do all again many times over.


    Only things l would consider changing when l used it all up ( don’t like wasting money) would be to try a different polish, shampoo and wax detailer.



    The rest of it did what it supposed to do.


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    Regularly washing and the odd mix detailing spray top ups should keep it looking smart until the car is due for its next polish in a few months time.
     
  24. ANDY2.0

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    Great job. Looking ace:sunglasses:
     
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  25. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Good review, like the pic of all Product used (as well as pics of car obviously)

    And very good results!


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  26. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Cheers Guys!

    Did not feel the need to write a big review because the photos speak for themselves.
     
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  27. jassyo06

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    Stunning work looking very military like lining up all them products lol
     
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  28. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    When yer autoglym shampoo runs out try Angelwax shampoo great cleanser and great value for money
     
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  29. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Must admit CP Reload is pretty good stuff. A fantastic all rounder, used it on piano black door trims, all the glass and even as a top up on the Alloys.

    On the black trim - no more hair line marks

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    Brings the glass up well

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    On the Alloys also

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  30. jassyo06

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    How can/does this stuff cover the scratches on the high gloss black door pillars?
     
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  31. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    These had some stubborn marks on them which washing alone with a mitt failed to clear. A spray and buff of reload got rid off them.

    More surface marks than scratches.
     
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  32. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    What did you apply on them tyres @A4A4. Is it just the 'wet look' or actually 'wet', looks .


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  34. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    A quick fix over spray off simoniz back to black tyre shine. ( on offer at Costco)

    That photo was taken 4 days ago so after 4 days of driving later this is how it looks like today . Still got some wet look.

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    4 days of no rain has helped but noticed also the wheel sealants applied are holding off most of the brake dust . Guess that’s down to the nice weather too.
     
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  35. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Not washed it for a week. It now has layer of dusty dirt over the top of all the hard work.

    But catch it at the right angle and the shine still shows up.

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  36. Bristle Hound

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    @A4A4 - Great work mate !
    A4 looking fab :thumbs up:
     
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  37. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Thanks, hope all this hard work pays off @Bristle Hound
     
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  38. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Not touched it for 10 days now so be interesting to see how easy it is to get clean again, as l don’t have ceramic coating.

    Not sure about this ‘ceramic coating’

    So what are the benefits having a ceramic coating application?
     
  39. jassyo06

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    Basically It replaces your cars paint surface with a ceramic glass like surface, and in turn dirt and dust won't adhere to it as much as say on a wax or Sealant mate
     
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  40. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Hey thanks for the reply. I guess ceramic coating will be easier to keep clean if it repels dirt better but seems a bit steep in price.


    So going to try and leave mine for 2 weeks then just rinse, wash, rinse, towel dry and finish off the drying with edgeless MF cloth.


    I want to see how it looks with the products previous applied to see how quick & easy (or not) it was to get gleaming again.


    Before thinking about ‘ceramics’ and if they are worth it for me.
     
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  41. jassyo06

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    Cleanyourcar.co.uk are selling the Gyeon mohs for £38 it's on sale bargain apply it yourself even bigger bargain lol
     
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  42. A4A4

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    Rain on/dried out rain again. Still holding up okay with some decent beads.

    Longest left it without a wash

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  43. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Rained off and on here again so unable to clean the car again today. Getting withdrawal symptoms.

    It has now been over 2 weeks since 2nd coating of reload and it seems to be doing its job.

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    Still Beading & gleaming for now

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