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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. 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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  3. Jimbob76

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

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    Stunning Sprint Blue S4 @AndrewW - and looking great on those BBS wheels - nice touch with the Audi centre caps :thumbs up:

    Welcome to the detailing section of the forum - plenty of friendly helpful folks on here. It’s helped me up my game for sure.

    CC Exfoli-block looks interesting - did you find this marred the paint less than a traditional clay bar?

    Top work - always had a soft spot for a Sprint Blue B8 S4
     
  4. AndrewW

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

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    Thanks! Feels so much better to drive a clean car.

    Yeah the exfoli-block was really impressive. The medium pad left little to no noticeable marring, the heavy pad (used on the usual tar areas, bottom of front doors etc) left traces but didn’t seem as bad as a heavy clay. Possibly because it’s so much easier to keep really well lubricated!

    I didn’t like the sound of it to be honest but once he showed me it in action I think I’ll get one ordered. They’re meant to be good for 50 washes per pad but he’s only done 3-4 so far so we will see.

    No negative effects after a quick polish on my friend’s S3 either and his paintwork is spotless.
     
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  5. J10NMM

    J10NMM Member Team Daytona Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group Black Edition

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    Clayed the car last night ready for a layer of polish today
     
  6. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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  7. Bristle Hound

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

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    Was wondering what I was going to see when I saw the first line of this post ... :redface new:
    lol
     
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  8. AndrewW

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

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    That looks brand new - The wheels are immaculate also! Very nice example
     
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  9. jassyo06

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

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    Some hairy panels no doubt lol
     
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  10. jassyo06

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

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    Not very often nowadays l come across a detailing product...that blows me away...in everyway...but l did Today
    I Used Fireball's Nano Coat and l can honestly say its by far the best detailing product l have ever EVER used in my detailing years...its that good, l have ordered another 3 bottles of it before it goes out of stock...its pure magic...leaves a superb glass finish...easy to apply..it smells and looks,feels the same as any ceramic coating that l have used in the past..also Nanolex Final Finish is by far the best quick Detailer l have used...amazing slick glass finish....12/10 it gets, yeah its expensive but it's worth every penny...l can't recommend these 2 products highly enough,l will take some photos later once the sun dips....down and try and post them...as l have trouble uploading photos on here
     
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  11. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver SQ5 owners group VCDS Map User

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    So I started this about 2 months ago with a machine polish/correction using a Flex XC3401 and menzerna medium and fine cut compounds.
    I then had to put it on hold due to some dumbo running it to the back of me at a roundabout.
    Now that it's all fully repaired and the paint left long enough, I've finally got around to finishing off.
    Its had a coat of gtechniq crystal coat, followed by 2 coats of Exo V4
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  13. Adam14

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

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    Should organise getting some commission for sales based off of that review haha!

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
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  14. Webbo

    Webbo New Member

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    Bristol hound.....long time...remember webbianno with the mini?? Now got myself an A5 sportback haha
     
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  15. Rich76

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

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    Used the hot microfibre towel technique to remove some immense bird droppings in lake Garda!

    Bad point both my led drl and sidelight bulbs have failed whilst away !
     
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  16. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    My pain threshold is too low for any of that malarkey. lol
     
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  17. jassyo06

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

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    Go get some....mate ye wont regret it....l would post photos but all you'd end up seeing is a alloy wheel or a door mirror...as l would have to crop the pics severely one of the reasons l cancelled my Gold membership...
    There ye go via tapatalk [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Had to adjust the brightness on my computer. lol

    ****** gleaming! Sweet shine!

    But not over keen on fish eye effect photos. Or is it my eyes? Maybe I've had too much fizzy stuff today??
     
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  19. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Wow, sounds good, look forward to pics
     
  20. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Nice mate
     
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  21. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Wash with AG Polar SF, BH Autofoam with some Optimim No rinse in it, and topped off with Gyeon Cure. Tyre shine came after these pics

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  22. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Project progressing but need my delivery of more hardcore, sharp sand etc on Tuesday

    [​IMG]
     
  23. jassyo06

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

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    It's my guff phone camera mate...it over exposes all my photos..dreadful camera phone to be honest
     
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  24. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Mate, you have such nice gear (AV, TV, Car) you need to for once and for all get yourself a decent phone...Samsung S Series or date I say it the one named after your one a day
     
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  25. cuke2u

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

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    Can I see a landscaping, relevant to cars, competition coming???
     
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  26. Bristle Hound

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

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    @jassyo06 - S3 looking stunning buddy !
    But WTF is going on with the fish eye lenses thing ?

    How much is the Fireball Nano Coat & where are you getting it from buddy

    PS Get yourself & Imgur account for your photo's. Its so much easier
    You'll be pleased to know its even free lol
     
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  27. Bristle Hound

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

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    Quick google search & the Fireball Nano Coat is £45.94 for 250ml [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]at Detailed Clean
    Looks like @jassyo06 cleared 'em out as they're OOS lol
     
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  28. Bristle Hound

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

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    @Webbo - Yes I do remember you buddy
    :welcome!: to ASN !
    Quite a few ex-totalMINI members are on here

    Sounds like a great Audi - pic's ?
     
  29. V6_Man

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

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    I'd buy P&S Beadmaker. I can't justify £45 for 250ml, tbh, I have not seen as deep a gloss and shine as I have from Beadmaker.
     
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  30. jassyo06

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

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    Jordan has the exact same paint colour on the X4 mate ...its a strange tone of black mate....hard work to get it really popping?
    [​IMG]
     
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    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Beadmaker certainly does not live it to its name mate leaves a lovely finish but not very hydrophobic
    A little drop of nano coat really goes a long way,hardly used 20ml on one and half cars ...besides beadmaker is overpriced for a quick Detailer ,Nano coat is a semi/quasi ceramic coating not a quick Detailer
     
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  32. jassyo06

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

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    That's a shame...lol seriously it is cracking product l am sure it can be got from the USA Its only UK retailers that are finding it difficult to import
     
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  34. V6_Man

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

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    Is it ceramic safe
     
  35. jassyo06

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

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    Aye can be used as a top up...
    As can the ultimate coating wax
     
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  36. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Wow! a bit rich for me..

    Think I will stick with the mid-range, cheaper stuff and work a bit harder. lol
     
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  37. Webbo

    Webbo New Member

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    Getting a correction detail in a few weeks....then it will be more acceptable to take pics...haha
     
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  38. Bristle Hound

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

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    So is BSD ;):D
     
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  39. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Carbon Black mate? Never mind popping, hard to keep clean. This IS my last black car, especially living on a dusty track. Washed my car last weekend, and 5 mins after finishing neighbour used disc cutter on red bricks for about an hour
     
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  40. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Hmm, might have to try some. How do
    You apply? DA with white pad?
     
  41. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Not according to most ceramic manufacturers, they recommend staying away from QD’s as clogs up ceramic. Had that happen on Q5. Now I just tend to use Cure or Reload for my coating, it been thinking of trying a ceramic friendly wax
     
  42. Bristle Hound

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

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    @X3man - Can't find the link. Its some where deep in the detailing section of ASN Nev
    However, it did say BSD was safe to use on any ceramic coatings

    I'm not totally convinced, and never have been TBH, at ceramic product manufacturers claims
    As you are aware Nev some of them are even quoting 5 years life on a ceramic coating without any maintenance, really ...
     
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  43. Bristle Hound

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

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    @X3man - I remember you saying that when you had your black Q5 lol
    Feel your pain Nev :(
     

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