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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. Bristle Hound

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

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    VP CPW
    Washed with Bilt Hamber Autowash shampoo
    Gave the bodywork a coat of 'neat' Sonax BSD
    Wheels given a coat of TW Hybrid Sealant Hydrophobic Wax
    Tyre dressed with Megs endurance tyre gel
    Exhaust cleaned with Autosol (tips are still a work in progress)
    Interior plastics cleaned with a mild APC
    Leather cleaned with Dr.Leather leather wipes
    & hoovered !

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  3. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 quattro Black Edition

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    Cheers BH. I am learning to typing with the fingers now so, apologies for the delay in getting back.

    I bought the wipes yesterday and going to be ordering a few bit in next couple of days so, will keep you all posted with the progress I make.
     
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  4. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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    Come on @Bristle Hound! You can't mention all that and give us one picture!! Show us the evidence :yes:
     
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  5. Bristle Hound

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

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    @SPIKE_S3 - I’ll do the whole pic thing after you do the whole pic thing after a clean ;):D
     
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  6. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    676EDCB7-33BC-456C-A8FA-D737699B5F7C.jpeg A quickish wash this morning (2hrs:tearsofjoy:) bilt hamber shampoo and P&S bead maker carpro Perl for tyres. Didn’t bother with snow foaming as the car just had light road grim and dust
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  7. Jonnie

    Jonnie Active Member

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    Stunning looking car :thumbs up:

    What water filter are you using? Has it eliminated the need to towel dry the car?
     
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  8. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Car snowfoamed, washed and dried. Inside hoovered, leather cleaned and protected. Plastics cleaned and carpet washed.

    Just a quick pic after popping to the shops

    Very impressed with Autoglym UHD Wax, was beading nice on the cleaning stage. A lot better than the AF wax I was using. May be down to application as opposed to the product..still very happy with it.[​IMG]

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  9. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the compliment
    I use the race glaze one mate. I still dry the car but do hear others let it dry naturally.
    It just means you don’t have to run around the car worrying about water spots
     
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  10. Rich76

    Rich76 Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Phantom S-line owners group Audi A4

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    Abused the valet tent at work ( used my own products much to the disgust of the professional valeter at work)

    Exterior and interior !
    Ready for 2000 miles across Europe !
    Love how the engine bay looks
     

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  11. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Well-Known Member

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    Right @SPIKE_S3 @Bristle Hound @X3man @jassyo06 been hard at it today so here’s the results. In addition to the products recently purchased, as previously posted, I also used Bilt Hammer SF, Auto Finesse shampoo and VP bilberry wheel cleaner.

    Some before pics

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  13. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Well-Known Member

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    Some after

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  14. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Looking very today as always @Adam14
     
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  15. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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  16. Bristle Hound

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

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  17. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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  18. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Cheers mate. Was a quick one for the outisde this time. Very impressed with the UHD wax. When I get the refund from the guy that done my wrap, will likely use that to buy a DA

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  19. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 quattro Black Edition

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    Thumb might be broken but I still have 9 fingers working perfectly fine. Well, 7 actually as the index and middle finger also took the hit.

    Anyways, won't be an avid / hobbyist detailer it I didn't wash the car. Managed to take only one picture as I started late and only just finished with the interior Rest to follow tomorrow

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  20. Scotty75

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

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    Not too bad for a cripple
     
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  21. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 quattro Black Edition

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    PMSL @Scotty75 . Working on my left forearm and biceps now
     
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  22. Scotty75

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

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    Honestly mate , admire your determination . No detailing for me at the minute . Car looks dreadful . Got so many new products to use and apply including Syncro. Snowed under with refreshing the home interior at the moment.
     
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  23. Jimbob76

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

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    Not bad for a care in the community patient, lol. New wheels on the Scuba Blue A3 looking tip top pal :thumbs up: Three words for you though. Wheel. Arch. Gap. What’s to be done about that? :whistle2: :smilingimp:

    Hope your digits are healing well buster, and good to see you’re still able to indulge ‘the hobby’.

    My missus is starting to get tetchy about the amount of time I’m spending on the McLaren Garage Project :grimacing: Getting there though. Three quarters + through the decorating now, and have a good quote for the new garage doors which I’ll be pulling the trigger on v. soon. Tricksy space to decorate, is the old garage - could have redecorated the entire downstairs with the hours I’ve put in so far. Many pics to follow soon...
     
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  24. Scotty75

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

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    The man needs some lowering sprigs Jimbo ...... Agreed
     
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  25. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 quattro Black Edition

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    PMSL @Jimbob76 at the patient bit arch gap. I know I could fit in our street garden party in there and there would still be space left for gate crashers .

    It is on the shopping list for September end alongside the BBK for S4.

    If only there was a way that could keep them happy for long. You might decide to put the garage bit on-hold for now and I am sure they'll find something else to moan about . I'll just crack on, finish the project, relax and ask the Mrs to start from scratch again
     
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  26. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    I've cleaned me wheels, yaay!!!
    And survived...
     
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  27. Bristle Hound

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

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    @cuke2u -PMSL :D
    You know the forum rules tho'. No pic's? It didn't happen ;):D
     
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  28. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Of course, I'll get some when I do the whole car next week...
     
  29. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Not detailing, but a future detailing “bay”

    Before:

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    During:

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    After (including new camera install)

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    So now need to get rid of log store slabs, compact down the type 1 hardcore (after laying membrane), install gravel grid system, and finally add gravel.

    Then do the same on my main drive
     
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    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Great spot.

    Don't forgot a Detailing tent canopy for when it's spitting for the bay.

    Finish it off nicely for those unpredictable rainy days.
     
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  31. OCDaveS3

    OCDaveS3 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3

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    aaargh - not gravel - gets stuck in your tyre treads ! :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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  32. Jimbob76

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

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    Significant man points for that effort pal :thumbs up:
     
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  34. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    @X3man Looking good Nev. I expect it will be finished by Monday night, lol. :) :friends:
     
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  35. Bristle Hound

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

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    @X3man - Impressive work. Did you do it all yourself ? ;)
     
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  36. jassyo06

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

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    Good question lol
     
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  37. Jonnie

    Jonnie Active Member

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    Thanks for the tip, worked a treat

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  38. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Had gates done but did rest myself as was quoted £1250+vat for groundwork’s...mental. Spent 7 hours on Sunday doing most of it
     
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    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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  40. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Looking good mate Will be easy to keep on top of now.

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  41. Bristle Hound

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

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    @X3man - nice one Nev :thumbs up:
    Better than a gym work out lol
     
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  42. OCDaveS3

    OCDaveS3 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3

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    There is something very satisfying about doing this kind of work yourself, and seeing the before and after - lovely job :icon thumright:
     
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  43. AndrewW

    AndrewW Active Member Team Sprint Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group S tronic

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    Gave the S4 it's first clean under my ownership today. It's generally good condition all round, a few repaired stone chips but nothing substantial. I'm quite new to detailing but my mate did the majority of the work and advised me what to buy so will be maintaining it going forward.

    Products used:
    Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel - Smells awful but does the job so well
    KKD Citrus pre-wash
    KKD Blizzard snow foam
    Carbon Collective Lusso shampoo
    Carbon Collective exfoli-block (my mate's, first time I've seen it but i was impressed - so much faster than clay) w/ super concentrate Lusso
    1 pass with Menzerna 3-step Heavy Cut 400
    1 pass with Menzerna Super Finish plus 3800
    Sealed with Menzerna Endless Shine

    Results :
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