Polished Bliss®: Audi A1 S-Line...

Clark@Polishedbliss

Professional Detailer
Hello and a Happy New Year to you all :wave:

This was one of the first cars to come through the PB doors in 2011 all ready for its All Surface Protection Detail:

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Usual wash process applied here, beginning with a thorough pre-rinse of the wheels, tyres and arches:

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The wheels were then sprayed with R222 wheel gel:

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Then agitated with a Swissvax brush and wheel woolies:

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Followed by a quick rinse:

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Tardis next to remove a few tar spots:

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Another rinse followed this before Iron-X was applied to remove some light iron contamination:

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After a minute or so you can see it doing its thing:

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The wheel woolies were again used here to give the Iron-X a bit of agitation:

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And then rinsed a final time:

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Onto the tyres and arches now, these were sprayed with Meguiars Super degreaser (4:1):

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Super degreaser was also used on the engine bay:

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The car was then foamed with APC at a temperature of approx 60 degrees:

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Left to dwell for a minute or two:

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Then rinsed at high pressure at 60 degrees:

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Final job before washing the car was to clean all the door shuts and exterior trim with APC (4:1):

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This was given a quick rinse off and the car was then washed with the 2 bucket method and a lambswool wash mitt:

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Another rinse!

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Then another application of tardis, this time to the glass and paintwork:

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Wiped off with a microfibre towel:

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The car was then put inside ready to be dried (no claying this time as there were no signs of contamination) with the Black Baron:
 

Clark@Polishedbliss

Professional Detailer
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The engine bay was dressed with Aerospace 303 sprayed from a Swissvax mixer bottle:

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LSP for this one was Werkstat Acrylic so up first was the Prime:

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This was worked into the paint, going round the whole car before buffing off with a deluxe mega towel:

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Then the first of 3 coats of Jett Trigger was applied to the paintwork and trim:

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Meanwhile, the wheels were being sealed with Blackfire Metal Sealant:

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Buffing off after approx 20 mins:

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Tyres dressed with 3M:

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Tailpipe polished with Raceglaze Alutec:

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Exterior glass was polished and protected with Werkstat Prime Strong:

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By this time the owner had arrived so we cracked on without taking any more pics but the rest of the process was as follows:


- Interior fully hoovered and wiped down.
- Glass cleaned with 3M.
- Mats protected with 303 Fabric Guard.
- Door shuts protected with Werkstat Prime.
- Door seals conditioned with Swissvax Seal.
- Engine bay wiped down.
- Paintwork and glass wiped down with Werkstat Acrylic Glos.
- Tyres buffed off.


And here are the afters :)




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Thanks for looking!

Clark
 

JD09

I'm not modding, I'm improving
VCDS Map User
Lovely Clark, well played. Nice colour, although still not sure on the design!
 

barnzy

Registered User
Very nice! Great tutorial, loving the finished product!
 
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