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Spent the day cleaning the S3

DarkBunny Jun 22, 2015

  1. DarkBunny

    DarkBunny Active Member Team Sprint Audi S3

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    So, today I took the opportunity to give the S3 a really really good clean. I'd also purchased some new items that I was desperate to use too! (Oh, and thanks Slim for the new T-Shirt :grinning:)
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    This is how it looked - the camera actually makes it look reasonably clean - but I'm a bit OCD when it comes to a dirty car...
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    First things first, I took the wheels off and individually cleaned them with Bilberry wheel cleaner, then sealed them with Poorboys wheel sealant. While they were off I also checked the brakes, suspension components and of course the tyres.

    Biggest problem I faced was that I couldn't get the trolley jack under the car, so had to use the widow maker to get the car up an inch to put the trolley underneath.

    Here are some before and afters...
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    I then used my Meguiars Hyper-Wax snow foam (just finishing this off before using the new stuff from Slim's) but I can never get the stuff to cling (perhaps because it's not overly dirty).
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    Once cleaned down using two bucket method (and two mitt method), but before drying, I then used a G3 clay mitt over the whole car (took about 15 minutes and was really impressed by the smoothness of it).
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    Then finally used Meguairs cleaner wax to finish off, but had to keep darting in and out of the garage to miss the rain showers!

    Enjoy.

    After clay, still looks a little dull...
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    Quick, garage, rain!
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    Hmmm, blinding...
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    Finally finished the last panel when the showers stopped again
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    Thanks for looking.
     
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    Nice mate, i spent two hours on mine yesterday evening and with the rain and 160 work miles today its not looking good now.
     
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    DarkBunny Active Member Team Sprint Audi S3

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    Cheers!

    It's always the way, but I'd rather be in a car that I know was clean recently (even if it was only a few hours previously!)
     
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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Great work buddy! :)
     
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    DarkBunny Active Member Team Sprint Audi S3

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    Thanks BH!

    Wanted to spend more time doing the finer details (exhaust, clean inside and leather etc.), but after 5 1/2 hours and the weather turning into showers I called it a day!
     
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    Looks good mate nice job
     
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    DarkBunny Active Member Team Sprint Audi S3

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    Thanks!
     
  9. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Very nice indeed - fully committed taking the wheels off and great results !
     
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  10. DarkBunny

    DarkBunny Active Member Team Sprint Audi S3

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    Cheers!
     
  11. Looks awesome bud! Nothing like a good few hours effort to get results like that :)

    Wheels off as well, you're a pro!
     
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    Thanks!
     

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