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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    I know what you are saying about the quotes on longevity and always take those with a pinch of salt. But as you know I used fairy to clear away LSP’s as recommended by @FranA3, as my coating wasn’t beading and looked dull. After that was shiny shiny and beading like a b@stard. As you know, subjective and all that, and we all do what works for us. For me I add Cure or Reload maybe every 4-5 washes give or take and water keeps beading and sheeting. Certainly happy with Gyeon Pure and still need to do JCW, but current coating on JCW still going strong 16 months in
     
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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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    Early start for me today, with a few hours gardening (before it got too warm) and filling up the paddling pool to keep the kids cool/amused for the day (you can just about make out little Jimbob ready to take a massive run up dive in, lol).

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    Then chilled out for a bit with a BBQ lunch and a couple of cold Peroni’s while the record Bank Hols temperature did its thing. Hit 30 degrees here today :blacksunrays::blacksunrays::blacksunrays:

    After a wee mid afternoon shady nap in the deckchair (ok, so it was more than 2 Peroni’s), and when the front of the house was nice and shady, turned my attention to the missus MINI. Hadn’t touched it in about 2 months, and it was gopping. A tribe of spiders had a rave on it at some point and I couldn’t remember what the wheels looked like.

    Before:

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    Then:
    - PW Rinse
    - BH Auto Foam and rinse
    - BH Auto Wash and rinse
    - TAC Systems Tar Zero and BH Korrosol paint decontamination and rinse
    - BH Auto Wash and rinse
    - Dry
    - Full interior detail (vacuum, wipe down dash, steering wheel etc with damp MF spritzed with Surfex HD. Interior glass clean)
    - Wheels (Surfex HD and Tuff Shine tyre brush on the rubber, wash wheels, dry wheels, then hit with BH Auto Wheels (iron fall-out remover) and wash again, rinse, dry
    - Dress tyres with TAC Systems Tyre Gel (which is ok, but I’m willing it to run out so I can get some more Gyeon Tire)
    - Seal paint with Sonax BSD. I want to NOT like this product, but for every reason I don’t like it, there’s another reason I really do. I don’t use it on the S3, but the Chili Red paint on my missus’ Cooper freakin’ loves this stuff, so I keep a bottle on my shelf and I always end up really happy with the results (which last a couple of months - it is durable!). This stuff polarises opinion (even my own, lol), but @ under 7 bangers for 750ml it is one I keep coming back to for her car.

    Results as follows...

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  4. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Yes, should have googled before asking question
     
  5. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Always love your write ups @Jimbob76, and yet again you have not disappointed . Looks like a pretty productive day, and a little power nap chuckled in there .

    The pool looks inviting, the Mini looks stunning Interested that you wash off the wheels and then auto wheel?

    Can’t fault the rest of the process. BH auto wash is top stuff, as is the foam. I tried AG Polar Foam (Amazon had a deal the other week) and I thought I would try and get over my AG phobia by trying it. It is pretty good I have to say, but still not anything like BH Autofoam, Gyeon Foam, or AngelWax Cleanliness (I have all of these . Gyeon Tire is the biz, as is Gyeon Tire Express for a quick top up. I know I am a Gyeon fan, but Tire really does last unlike any other I have tried (and trust me when I say I have tried a few)
     
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  6. jassyo06

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

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    Barring a bit too much RINSING lol
     
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  7. jassyo06

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

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    Even This morning's dew is beading on the roof of my car lol
     
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  8. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Pic?
     
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  9. jassyo06

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

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    Yer joking wae this camera lol
     
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  10. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Haha, thought you might say that. Phone shopping time, whilst you still have some £’s left before you spend it all on Fireball
     
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  11. 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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    . You stole my line here @X3man. Go on @jassyo06 buy something half decent
     
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  13. jassyo06

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

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    Just bought 2 500ml bottles of Fireball premium Coating wax mate £56 ...better get some as it's going fast lol
    I always end breaking phones so I'll wait until then for a replacement
     
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  14. jassyo06

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

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    During this morning's commute to work ...l drove through a light rain shower...the rate of water dispersion off the bonnet was exceedingly fast....makes gyeon wet coats beading look stagnant, some slight beading left on the roof was almost 360 degrees spherical....defo a bead monster
     
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  15. jassyo06

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

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    Just been told some barsteward bought my 500ml bottles of coating wax...better no be anyone on here lol....had to resort to 3 of 250mls instead...
     
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  16. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Sorry mate, but will do you a deal in one of them, £50 bangers for it.
     
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  17. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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  18. Bristle Hound

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

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    ^ No comment ... :whistle2:
    :D
     
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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Artic White

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  20. Bristle Hound

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

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    @Jimbob76 - MINI looking stunning mate :thumbs up:

    Just cannot beat BSD & the price makes it a no brainer IMHO
    Oh & don't mention the beading ;):D

    Some so called detailers just don't know what they are missing TBH
    Remember, if its a cheap product it doesn't mean its a [​IMG] one
     
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  21. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    You can not argue with the shine of that Chili Red Mini
     
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  22. jassyo06

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

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    Nah....l have 1 litre of Nano coat which should last me years..mate lol
     
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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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    Cheers pal - must admit I had a little dip in the paddling pool to cool off after the MINI detail!

    I normally wouldn’t wash the wheels before hitting them with iron fall out remover, but the MINI’s wheels were so caked in **** that it would just have been a waste of BH Auto Wheels to cut through dust and mud (when regular soap will get rid of this) - my logic was get the regular crud off first, then use the bleeding fall-out remover to shift brake dust that was still bonded to the wheels and not waste product. Make sense?

    My replacement quick release short trigger gun arrived today - missed it yesterday, felt weird/a step backwards having to use the long lance with no hose swivel again. New one is MUCH better quality. Nice one in2detailing for great customer service when replacing the ‘old’ spring clip version that died after just a few weeks :thumbs up:
     
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  24. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    And a decent size paddling pool too!

    Makes perfect sense, with the only worry being caked on crud “potentially” scratching/marring but probably over thinking. If/when I clean filthy wheels, I would PW down 1st, but then appreciate you can waste some wheel cleaner product, but I find I then use less as wheels are wet and agitate with a brush before rinsing and then washing.

    Know what you mean, the quick trigger makes things so much easier, not least really getting in the wheel arches
     
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  25. cuke2u

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

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    Just might, might, get to use my quick trigger gun today, if it stops raining today that is. Idea conditions aside from the wet stuff, cloudy and no wind, I'm all setup to go...
     
  26. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    fingers crossed the weather clears enough @cuke2u :thumbs up:
     
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  27. cuke2u

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

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    It has but now have been asked to report to my local doctor at 12:00. Will have lunch after that and then hopefully crack on...
     
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  28. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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    Some serious comments on your gear @jassyo06. Your pictures do back it up though!

    A have a localish guy that sells Fireball products.....must drop in and see what he has left!
     
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  29. cuke2u

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

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    Got there in the end, first proper clean for probably over two months. Not sure about the Turtle Wax Sealant though, unless I was doing something very wrong, but no different to the d&d I usually use, it was very smeary.
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Good beading though:
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  31. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Thoughts on the short gun?
     
  32. Bristle Hound

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

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    @cuke2u - If it was smeary, its over application
    Whereas I normally do 2 sprays per panel with QD's with the Turtle Wax I was only doing a single spray per panel. This way I had no smearing whatsoever. (I'm sure I said this in my mini review of this product)
    I've noticed on DW that quite a few are using the TW as a drying aid. No smearing that way either
     
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  34. cuke2u

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

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    Very good, have some seepage from the adaptor I changed, so will need to remove it and apply tape. Otherwise very good the only issue being, I think, with the K4, I can't adjust the power as this is built into the lance.
    The green adaptor worked very well though, thanks for the recommendation....
     
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Yes I might have over applied it, I was getting short on my physical reserves by then, my legs were beginning to go, so probably rushing things, including myself...
     
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  36. jassyo06

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

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    Try Nanolex Final Finish when your due to replenish yer kit...best quick Detailer l have used and that includes DnD
     
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  37. Bristle Hound

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

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    @cuke2u - Got to take it easy my friend
     
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  38. cuke2u

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

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    I know, I know, it's the steroids though, I think, you should see the meds I'm on to counter the side effects. Have had to install an app on my phone to monitor it all. LOL...
    Back to work next week though, first time since April and raring to to....

    By the way, taking about driveways, I did the block paving on the left of the car to increase the space around it... :)
     
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  39. cuke2u

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

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    Cheers Jassy, when I have more 'puff' in me. Didn't have the time either as rain stopped play...
     
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  40. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Yes, PTFE tape will sort leakage. Good to hear
     
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  41. Jimbob76

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

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    Good effort pal - bet you enjoyed today and glad to see you ‘back on it’.

    Re: missing the adjustable power of the Karcher Vario Lance - forget that, easily rectified by just taking a step back - find that quicker than messing about with the temperamental Vario Lance anyway. Just adjust with distance.

    Be healthy, get better, and get detailing my friend :thumbs up:
     
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  42. Jimbob76

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

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    That’s high praise mate - green D&D has a hall of fame place on my shelf, so you’ve convinced me - will pick up a bottle of Nanolex FF when the autumn bulk order goes in and give it a try.
     
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  43. cuke2u

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

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    Thank you...
     
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