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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    Aye mate. Both would normally go by Nov when they’re both 3 yrs old. But might keep them into 2020 now. Still can’t stop looking at alternatives online though


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  3. jassyo06

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    May 2020 ideal time spring summer to keep the car looking new...nowt worse than getting a car around this time onwards
     
  4. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Polished all the high gloss parts around the windows including the panoramic roof surround,wing mirrors all came as new for the time being,my cars almost 2 years old now...l know it's a cliche but time flies it really does...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. BarryG79

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    May/June 2020 is when mine is due to be changed, don’t know what will be though! But looking forward to having a new car in the summer months, the last few have been December when cleaning and keeping them clean is a nightmare.


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  6. BarryG79

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    Can’t believe that’s 2 years mate!!
    Still looking good though.


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  7. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Registered User

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    What’s on the short list then??


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  8. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Once you have sorted the chips and ceramic mate, you won’t look back. So so easy to maintain
     
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  9. X3man

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    Looking spot on as always mate
     
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  10. X3man

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    Washed, cleaned inside, hoovered and the usual on both this late PM, really nice when it is cooler.

    JCW coating still going strong @FranA3 . And obv. So is the M40i’s

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  11. FranA3

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    Looking good nev


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  13. S32B

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    Looks lovely mate and yes that has gone fast! How long are you planning on keeping it?

    I remember signing up on this forum around this time in 2014 after test driving and then ordering the S3!!!! I've had the A5 two years next month...scary how time goes so fast.

    Both looking good BMW boy :p I nipped into BMW Chester the other day for a nose as I had 15 mins to kill, they have got some good looking cars out at the moment. Got talking to the sales guy who had worked for Audi in the past! He seemed a lot more open about how they price/work out their deals than the Audi sales people do. I questioned the move that Audi have done that BMW have been doing for a long time with regards to 4 year pcp deals rather than 3 years, he was confident that after 3 years on a BMW pcp you WILL be in a position to VT and start again!!! He also said how Audi change their cars at the dealership to do a yearly service if you do under 10k per year, with BMW he said even if you only do 4,000 per year it's still 2 years/19,000 mile before the first service, as that is how they leave the factory!?!? So basically 1 service in the time you have it!
     
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  14. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    As we’re possibly looking for something for towing and Mrs Bairns car is wasted sitting at the house most of the time, we’re thinking of putting more cash into the towing machine and less into her car (but still needs to provide a bit fun / have some street cred).
    Nothing jumping out though. Thought about A4/S4, Q5/SQ5, Discovery Sport, X3, but nothing’s exciting me. She should probably good for an Abarth or Fiesta ST for example. I fully admit we’re both badge snobs too, ruling perfectly good cars offering good value for money. I’m a bit so so about Audi at the moment too so who knows what I’ll end up in.


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  15. jassyo06

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  16. X3man

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    Haha, thanks mate Yes, my service currently showing as May 2021!! I bought a 3 year service plan, but got it refunded a few weeks in when I figured out it was pointless. This is honestly the 1st car I have had in a long time that I feel very happy to keep longer than my usual 18-24 months.
     
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  17. V6_Man

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    Cheers buddy, tis a lot better now
     
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  18. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    :friends:@X3man both cars looking awesome :thumbs up:
     
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  19. Bristle Hound

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    @jassyo06 - S3 looking fab buddy :thumbs up:
    Wish I had the time to detail as much as you do :(
    @X3man - Great work Nev :thumbs up: Cars are looking great

    If you wondered where I've been? Been away for 10 nights in the 'van, again lol Only another 19 days for another 9 night break away
    Never had so many hols since we got the 'van lol

    Looking to book a November stay at the mo :D
     
  20. RS03_SEN

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    Tried a steam cleaner?

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  21. RS03_SEN

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    Did my wife's 2008 micra at the weekend. Easier to get old paint looking great. Especially something soft like a nissan. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  22. jassyo06

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    November in a caravan site in the UK...you have got the bug ....eh lol and l dont have much time to wash my car mate....****** drained l am,l too go on holiday at 07-00 am on Monday the 23rd of this month l cant frickin wait but sadly not in a Caravan lol
     
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  23. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    @jassyo06 - The modern 'vans are comfy down to around -15c I'm told. Not that I'm gonna try lol They are so well insulted nowadays & the heating systems are so effective/efficient. Looking at a New Years Eve stay too lol
    Don't fancy detailing my Avant do you? ;):D
    Where are you off to this time mate?
     
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  24. Adam14

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    Not detailing per say but kerbed the first alloy on the S5. ****** bus forced its way through on the high street and I moved over and had to get close to the kerb (too close) and curved my nearside front.
    Sounded worse than it actually was but still very annoyed about it

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  25. X3man

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    Oh no mate, definitely not giving that a like
     
  26. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    Yeah frustrating, "lucky" I have alloy insurance but will have to wait, winter wheels will be going on soon enough I imagine so can sort it then.
    Tyres done nowt to protect, another negative mark for the Potenzas. P Zeroes last time on the S3 took the most of the brunt.

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  27. V6_Man

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    Cheers mate. Followed @Bristle Hound 's advice and went ahead with baby wipes and was truly amazed - they do work. There are now my first step cleanser before applying dedicated interior cleaners on both the cars.
     
  28. V6_Man

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    Oops! I know the feeling mate as I have been through it a few times with the most recent one being two days after refurbing S4 alloys
     
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  29. jassyo06

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    Fethyie in Turkey, hotel is The Residence by Barut Sensatori,the Hotel l was supposedly to holiday in on May but it wasn't finished in time,so TUI gave us free room for a week all l had to pay for was the flights....l also have family joining us through the week at hotel so it should be good ....as the holiday in May was a disaster
     
  30. X3man

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    Hope this goes better than the last mate
     
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  31. Scotty75

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    Couldn't be any worse , surely ? Happy holidays @jassyo06
     
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  34. Jonnie

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    Taken advantage of the good weather and decided to give the S5 its first proper wash in a while.

    Coming up to 3 months since I got it and it still puts a smile on my face every time I drive it.

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  35. Bristle Hound

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    Cleaned the A4 after the latest caravan trip away
    Finished off with a coat of Sonax BSD applied with a damp MF which works a treat

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    PS Pic is on the in-laws drive
     
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  36. Kayobong

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    Beautiful car mate, I dream of owning an S5 some day
     
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  37. AndrewW

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    took advantage of the perfect car washing weather so washed, polished and waxed the the A5 and gave the S4 a quick wash as it was waxed last week.

    Not looking bad for two 9yr old cars!

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  38. Webbo

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    Nowt...booked in a stage 2 correction in a ckuple of weeks....paintwork is shocking from previous owner...can t wait till its done.
     
  39. cuke2u

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    Gorgeous day out there and I had so much energy this morning
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  41. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    LOL, southeast England my friend....
     
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  42. Shelders

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    So finally managed to get started on some of the scratches around the car today using some ultimate compound. Can see why a DA would be useful now!

    Sadly I have no driveway etc to wash car myself so dropped into the local place for a clean (not great but they do a decent job) and then spent a while going over the more needed areas. Looking better but still more work needed but I'm planning to gradually do it before hopefully moving to new place with driveway next year and do a thorough job then.
     
  43. RS03_SEN

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    You polish by hand?

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