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The Garage Forecourt Challenge

Jimbob76 Oct 15, 2018

  1. Jimbob76

    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast Team Daytona Gold Supporter Team Thule Audi S3 Black Edition Sportback

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    Inspired by a couple of quality posts on another thread, this can be a place where we post pictures of our pride and joys under the flattering light of garage forecourt/multi-storey car park LED lighting to really show-off how amazing our cars look after they’ve been properly detailed. A few to start us off. Enjoy...

    My modest Daytona Grey Pearl S3 Sportback after a 6 hour detailing session...

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    @Tashfeen ‘s Scuba Blue A3 TFSI (machine polished perfection)...

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    @jassyo06 ’s Voodoo Blue (exclusive paint) S3 Saloon. Flex DA Heaven. Sublime...

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    Gauntlet laid down...
     
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  3. Tashfeen

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    I am flattered mate and my poor man's A3 feels privileged being surrounded by two beautiful S3s, which have been detailed to perfection


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    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast Team Daytona Gold Supporter Team Thule Audi S3 Black Edition Sportback

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    Nowt poor about the finish on that A3 mate. This thread is intended for all - A1 to R8, the finish is the judged factor, not the model. Yours is high class.
     
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  5. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Would be good to see folks having the big Cahunas to take on the challenge
     
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    Lol - wonder if we’ll see a certain
    Defender make an appearance :whistle2: Come on @MattSedg - you know you want to :grinning:
     
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    Or a certain @q5man or a certain well groomed @A4A4
     
  8. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    in dire need of a polish, but once thats taken care of, it might make an appearance!

    if/when I do get round to polishing im gonna need some form of mini polisher...rupes ibrid sort of thing
     
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    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Just go for the in2detailing mini dual actiom polisher with the 8mm throw or the shine mate mini rotary polishing kit, don't waste £500 on the Rupes it's really meant for the those who'll get their money back using it and not the hobbyist mate
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    i thought you'd come in with the recommendation! will definately keep it in mind as yeah the ibrid is seriously steep.
    will also try and find someone local with a paint depth gauge, dont want to ram on polishing and regret it :readit:
     
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    Just get the paint brushes oot and a tin of clear coat .... Rough the Galway paint up a bit lol
     
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    Or @Scotty75, and come on @Lisa - you guys have some nicely looked after examples to share as well.

    My next challenge to myself is to get a great night-time, inside an empty multi-story shot (all within the sensible confines of not getting car-jacked late at night though, lol)
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    If there's any qpark car parks nearby you try them!
     
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    Nice one @Jimbob76, this thread could take off. Now I need a clearing in the weather to do mine and get down the pumps
     
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    I’m in chaos, as just mentioned just need the weather to cleaner and I am onit like a bonnet
     
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    No idea how the word chaos is in above post lol
     
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    Pook Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Black Edition S3 Saloon

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    Now the question is, do ALL cars look nice and glossy under garage lighting.... serious question.
     
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    It's same here @q5man. Expecting the weather to be slightly better this weekend, fingers crossed.


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    Very nice @Pook ! A worthy contender. You've put some elbow grease into that finish for sure. Kudos for having the 'Cahunas' (as Jassy puts it) to take part in The Forecourt Challenge! :sunglasses:
     
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    Pook Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Black Edition S3 Saloon

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    Thanks! Cahunas is one word ha, I felt like a right numpty striding round me car snapping it from different angles. But screw it eh, like you say, a good few hours graft went into that today so happy to show it off :) I must say though, Crystal Serum Ultra makes it so so easy to keep looking immaculate. Genuinely was a dodle.
     
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    Must be that Sherry yer on. ... Lol
     
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    Still can’t f’kin work out what I was trying to say...ffs

    C5 probably going on alloys this weekend if I can get tyres fitted to them 1st
     
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    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    You could ask a similar question to women do all men's tackle look the same? and the answer would be lol
     
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    PMSL


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    No. No they don’t.

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    Lol.

    I do get the question - but the depth of gloss and attention to ‘detail’ under forecourt LED lighting is VERY accentuated - you can spot a very well looked after motor under these conditions. Just a fun thread for us to enjoy :yes:
     
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    Pook Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Black Edition S3 Saloon

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    Indeed :) I do think you can tell the diff for sure, but didn’t know whether it was just my bias. Look forward to some more pics from folk.
     
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    Thanks mate, I’m glad the money has made a difference, makes me feel better about spending it lol. I just wouldn’t have the time to learn how to machine polish properly etc like yourself so this is the best happy medium for me.
     
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    Yeah it's time/physically/money consuming hobby mate it knocks the stuffing out of me especially as l have a physically heavy job Monday to Friday and like last week l worked Saturday then done the car on the Sunday but at least that'll do it for awhile, l guess your using C2v3 at the moment when it's time to buy it again don't, buy some Gyeon Cure instead l feel cure gives you more gloss than C2v3 actually l tried using some C2v3 at the weekend it didn't take to the wax at all.. Need to get myself some more cure or some done and dusted ASAP
     
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    As part of my growing store of QD’s I have done and dusted and haven’t used it yet
     
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    You should mate its one of the best, it leaves a stunning finish
     
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    Mix 'em all - Done and Dusted, Cure, BSD and CG V7


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    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Hmm, may use for my forecourt challenge. But going to struggle to get that done in the next few days, as missus in for surgery today.
     
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    Haha, I don’t have cure...yet. Figured no point getting whilst I have V07, BSD, done and dusted, THQuattro’s QD, reload, and probably others I am forgetting
     
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    That's so Amateurish lol
     
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    Yea exactly, as much as I like making the car look great, it takes a few hours as it is which is enough, after a hard week at work your commitment is commendable! I only use C2V3 in so much as I dilute it to make a QD which is what I spray after the initial dry to then lightly buff to a sparkly finish. As it has the EXO4 it doesn’t really need much topping up. My last car had CSL + C2V3, and on the I applied a proper coat of c2 twice a year.
     
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    Got my wrist slapped for taking photos this evening.

    You are not supposed to use your mobiles in the forecourt.

    So here is some in the unforgiving light.

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    Awesome finish l knew you couldn't resist lol
     
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    This is getting serious now. Some bloody good depth and gloss levels. @A4A4 tis bloody impressive mate.


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