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New Car Detail - Metallic Artic White/Black Renault Captur GT Line

Bristle Hound Nov 6, 2018

  1. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    SWMBO new 'ride' :thumbs up:

    The car is a PCH one. It was delivered on Friday 2nd November. We were told it would be a driven delivery and I was pleasantly surprised that it was a trailored delivery. The Captur had 4.9miles on the clock on delivery

    Speaking to the delivery representative, the car came straight out of the Renault Uk compound, so none of the dreaded Dealer prep. It still had the plastic seat coverings and some plastic coverings on the interior panels. The mats were in a plastic bag in the boot along with a litre of top up oil & a nylon case with 2 reflective jackets, first aid kit & warning triangle in

    Below is the process I went through –

    ValetPro citrus pre-wash pre-wash
    2 bucket wash with lambswool mitt & a strong mix G3 Detox shampoo
    Wheel arches cleaned with APC
    Paintwork decontaminated with AF ObliTARarte
    Paintwork decontaminated with CP Iron-X
    All the wheels decontaminated with ObliTARate and Iron-X
    Bodywork and glass wiped down with CarPro Eraser
    2 x coats Sonax Xtreme Protect + Shine Hybrid applied with a foam applicator
    Exterior plastic trims & door & boot shuts treated with Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer
    Under bonnet cleaned with APC
    2 x coats of Planet Polish wheel seal and shine applied to the wheels
    Tyres dressed with Megs endurance tyre gel
    Interior surfaces cleaned with Sonax Matt Finish Cockpit Cleaner
    Interior mats treated with Gtechniq I1v2
    2 x coats of Angelwax H2GO rain repellent applied to windscreen & rear window & 1 coat to the remaining exterior glass


    The paint is now so slick & the flake pop is very good (no pic's yet)

    Sorry, no ‘in progress’ photo’s, just the ‘completed’ ones

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    Thanks for looking :thumbs up:
     
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  3. Scotty75

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

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    Never seen a Captur look so good @Bristle Hound

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  4. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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

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    Your own handy work Col ?

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  6. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @Scotty75 - Yup. Mind I had a little help ;) :D

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  7. Scotty75

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

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    Poor ******, looks like she worked hard

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  8. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    SWMBO got this to replace her F55 5 door MINI Cooper S which went back at the end of September after a 24 month PCH deal

    Again the Renault was on a 24 month PCH. Not quite as good a deal as the MINI but not that far behind TBH

    This deal came with metallic paint free so the good lady chose metallic artic white with contrast black roof. This is a £650 retail option so I don't expect to see many metallic white ones on the road

    The standard spec on the Captur is crazy. A few 'highlights'

    Full LED headlights, LED front fogs & LED rear lights
    7" touchscreen sat nav
    Parking sensors F & R with rear reverse parking camera
    Hands free parking
    Blindspot warning
    Auto folding mirrors
    Full leather with heated front seats
    Auto lights & washers
    Privacy glass
    Climate control
    Electric F & R windows
    Keyless go

    The 1 litre turbo 90bhp engine is a 3 cylinder one & is surprisingly nippy considering its still a new engine

    The car was delivered on Friday 2nd November. We were told it would be a driven delivery and I was pleasantly surprised that it was a trailored delivery. The Captur had 4.9miles on the clock on delivery

    Speaking to the delivery representative, the car came straight out of the Renault Uk compound, so none of the dreaded Dealer prep. It still had the plastic seat coverings and some plastic coverings on the interior panels. The mats were in a plastic bag in the boot along with a litre of top up oil & a nylon case with 2 reflective jackets, first aid kit & warning triangle in.

    I'm more than happy to get the car 'naked' so to speak. Makes the new car detail very much easier IMHO

    SWMBO is more than happy with her new 'ride' lol

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  9. Scotty75

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

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    That's quite a spec on that isn't it . My son in law had one for a little while , found it quite thirsty on fuel though.

    Cracking job on the detail though Col. Hobbyist or is it your day job mate ?

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  10. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    It has a surprisingly nice looking interior mate paint work ain't that shabby either lol
     
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  11. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @Scotty75 - Still running in at the mo but the mpg doesn't seem to bad
    The quoted manufacturers mpg are a bit optimistic TBH bit like Audi's (& every other manufacturers quoted figures IMHO)

    I like to think of myself as a 'enthusiastic amateur ' lol
    @jassyo06 - Cheers my friend :thumbs up:
     
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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    This lot came in the post this morning from the PCH financier which was a bit of a surprise TBH

    The 'car care kit' comes in a bright orange zipped foam type case which has velcro on the back to attach to the boot if necessary

    There's so much room where the spare wheel should be (its got the usual tyre gunk with inflater) I've just put in under/in there

    I doubt I'll use the dashcam

    The gesture is a nice touch as this lot is FOC

    & no I'm not under any obligation to use the dashcam lol
     
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  14. Scotty75

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

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    Seems a waste not to make use of the dash cam mate

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  15. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @Scotty75 - True
    I may have a play when I've got a bit more time
     
  16. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Was trying to get this pic, which I got 2nd time round, when my Detailing buddy decided she wanted to get in the shot lol

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  17. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    3 month update on the wife's Captur

    This is our first Renault we've ever owned so was a little 'leap of faith' so to speak

    So far we have been pleasantly surprised. Now don't get me wrong, the 899cc 89bhp 3 cylinder turbo petrol engine is never going to set the world alight power wise but, its smooth, unhurried and reasonably economical considering it gets driven round town all the time, which at the mo is averaging around 40-42mpg. Sits at 70mph quite happy too

    The standard spec on this particular model is great & make's so called 'premium' brands look a bit cheap IMHO

    It even has height adjustable F safety belts & a gas lift bonnet which my Cupra doesn't!

    Likes -

    Standard spec. - Full leather with heated F seats, touch screen MMI with sat nav, F & R parking sensors with rear parking camera, privacy glass, self park mode, cruise control, blindspot warning, leccy foldy mirrors, LED F&R lights, keyless go with auto lock, multi level boot floor, climate control, leccy windows F&R
    SUV 'stance' makes it easier for us getting our 2 youngest grandkids in & out as they are still in car seats
    Not many metallic white/black roof 1's about
    Surprisingly smooth engine/gearbox
    Blindspot warning

    Unsure's

    Bonnet & doors sound a bit tinny when closing
    Info screen at top of dash display is a bit old school

    Dislike's

    Some of the interior switch gear is abit all over the place. For example – Cruise control on/off switch is near the handbrake, stop start on/off is near the rotary dash illumination near the door on the R. Stereo controls are on a stalk on the left but the cruise control controls are on the steering wheel & frustratingly not illuminated

    So far so good ...

    The main thing is SWMBO love's the Captur & who am I to argue TBH lol
     
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Well if your partner likes, then all is well and good. Hate the acronym though....
     
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    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Only saw this one now Col, PMSL...detailing buddy
     
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    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Its a attractive practical car mate with a touch of French Flair the only thing l dont like is the plastic chrome....or for that matter any chrome they embellish the cars with these days...my days of a Fast Fancy German car are numbered as l grudge wasting money on them now....something less expensive for me next time
     
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  21. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Cheers :thumbs up:
    I'm assuming your referring to the SWMBO @cuke2u
    I know my place my friend lol
    @q5man - Thought you'd like that one Nev lol
    @jassyo06 - Thanks buddy :thumbs up:
    I know what you mean about the plastic chrome. If the Captur was mine I probs wrap it but it ain't so I'm not gonna
    I can forgive the plastic chrome guff for all the other standard spec toys it has TBH
    I know what you mean
    Was feeling the same 12 months ago hence I'm now driving a PCH car

    Got to go with what works for you IMHO
     
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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Captur went in for its 12 month service at the local Renault main dealers
    On this car it is a condition of the lease that it has to be serviced at a main dealers

    Got fleeced for £118 for the pleasure :(

    Captur is going back 2 months early to avoid the 24 month service cost
    Apparently a lot of the Merc PCH guys do this too as their 24 month service costs are eye watering I'm told

    Getting back to the Captur for a little 12 month review

    Its surprisingly a decent motorway cruiser considering it only got a 899cc 3 cylinder turbo engine
    I've done a fair few long distance runs (200 miles +). Set the cruise at 75mph & sit back. Comfortable and quiet & the look on the faces of some of the German cars is priceless as I pass them lol Bonus being I average around 46mpg too

    Still loving all the toys, especially the blind spot warning & the TomTom based nav
    Best standard fit interior mats I've had in any car. Very deep, plush and well made
    Averaging around 45mpg over the 12 months which ain't bad as most times its a town car

    The metallic white paint is a joy to work with & it really does love a coat of BSD

    Downsides - The electrics sometimes have a mind of their own, which can be a little frustrating at times
    When the engine bogs down at low rpm it really does bog down, but I suppose thats to be expected from such a small engine
    Still don't like the switches being all over the interior instead of one section of the dash

    The main thing is SWMBO loves her Captur. Her 1st Renault & 1st SUV (albeit a mini one)

    TBH I do rather enjoy driving it to lol

    So, so far so good. Lets see what the next 12 (or less lol) months bring
     
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    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    That's not bad tbh, I'd be happy with a £118 1st service bill. I didn't think you could send a pch car back early?

    Hopefully I've fallen lucky with my pcp, I can give the car back between the 19th Sept- 19th Oct, the 3rd service will be due on the 29th October. So it's not officially due during the time I'll have it, it will just be counting down to it :)
     
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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @S32B - I think I would if I was driving an Audi/BMW etc too lol
    Yes you can. You pay 55% of the outstanding lease balance. Apparently its an industry standard for leasing

    Nice one :thumbs up:
    Whats next ?
     
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    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    That's handy to know.

    No idea mate, looking to downsize as I've only done just shy of 7,000 mile in just over 2 years! But some of the cars are coming in at almost the same as the Audi per month! Don't know what to do, pcp, lease, buy 6 months old and then keep for 5 years???? I still want something that is sporty/fun and a mate of mine is into his Golf's, he's saying I should go Golf GTi PP and keep that for a few years, especially as I know a guy that can service it well. I did think about the TT quattro s-line, new shape/year.
     
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  26. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @S32B - My vote would go to the Golf GTI PP, but not in black lol
    Keep an eye out for cheapo Cupra lease deals too. I was was very pleasantly surprised how good it was to the point I was going to buy it at the end of the lease
    Then we started caravaning ...
     
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    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    Yeah I saw one of those the other day in silver, it did look nice. I didn't know you had the option to buy at the end either! Think a new one is due out next year.
     
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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @S32B - Apparently VW financial services, who do all the VAG leases, will give you an option to buy at the end of the lease. I’m told you have to wait till the last month Of the agreed lease period to get a price
     
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