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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 MQB Platform

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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 Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 Sportback S-line owners group Manual

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    Never seen a Captur look so good @Bristle Hound

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

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    Your own handy work Col ?

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  6. Bristle Hound

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

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

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

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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator MQB Platform

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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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    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 Sportback S-line owners group 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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    It has a surprisingly nice looking interior mate paint work ain't that shabby either lol
     
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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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    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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    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 Sportback S-line owners group Manual

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

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

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