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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. feva

    feva Registered User

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    Washed and waxed the wife's A3 whilst suffering from the night before. Hopefully sweated the drink out

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  3. Adam14

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    Small mercy's, half of me thought of getting a new light even knowing the price as the chip looks horrendous but I can't justify the price .

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  4. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    More like 2 eedgets lol
    Now what could l rename myself........erm ?????
     
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  5. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Could you not get a hold of some sort of resin of sorts like they use on windscreens....just a thought mate
     
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  6. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    Hadn't thought about that, I shouldn't see why not, will have to find someone who could do that.

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  7. S32B

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    lol was just about to say the same thing!
     
  8. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    So autoglass won't do it and pretty wary of just chucking some resin in there by myself without messing up the headlight so will have to peruse some more.
     
  9. S32B

    S32B Registered User

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    Spoke to a guy in work today and mentioned your headlight, he said Crystal Araldite.
     
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  10. Adam14

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    Will give it a gander, thanks mate :)

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  11. Jimbob76

    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast

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    Conducted a little experiment this evening - swapping out the 1.25mm orifice inside my snow foam lance for a 1.1mm orifice. Took seconds and cost pennies - the theory being that this would produce thicker snow foam due to the restricted water flow through the lance.

    Take the connector off the lance as shown (new orifice is sitting between the connector and the lance). My set up has a quick connector for a short trigger gun, but if you have the standard Karcher Vario lance then the black connector in the second pic is what you’ll need to remove. Third pic shows the orifice inside the lance that you need to remove with a flat head screwdriver and replace with the new one...

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    HOWEVER. When I tested it the K4 is pulsating. I thought it might need a bit of ‘dialling in’, so I’ve twisted both the dials on the lance - the one on top and the one on the nose but no joy. I’ve also experimented with not fully tightening the orifice inside the lance, but the problem still persists. Grrr.

    Then I wondered if it was due to the quick connect short trigger gun I’m using, so changed the connector and tried it with the Karcher Vario lance. Still no joy.

    I’m now wondering if, at 130 bar, the K4 is producing too much pressure for the smaller orifice to handle.

    @Scotty75 - any tips pal - you mentioned when you did this you had the same problem to start with, but managed to overcome it?

    At the moment it’s looking like this was an interesting low cost experiment that hasn’t worked out (nay bother though, I can just pop the original orifice back in), but if anyone has any advice I’ll gladly take it. Would be nice to get this little mod to work...
     
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  13. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Registered User Silver Supporter It's my birthday

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    That's a PITA Jimbo. Did you clean the filter / gauze ? Soaked mine overnight in vinegar . Don't think it's related to the K4 , my k5 puts out 145psi which is a tad more than the K4.

    I'd start by turning down the pressure on the K4 to about 50%, assuming you can do this on the K4 . Then I'd run the Lance with maximum water flow and slowly dial back towards more foam .

    Hopefully you have more luck Jimbo
     
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  14. Jimbob76

    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast

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    Ah, so the plot thickens. With the Karcher K5 you have the ability to adjust the pressure on the Vario trigger gun itself (see pic below).

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    On the K4 you can only do this using the Vario lance (which you can’t connect your snow foam lance to). So it seems like I’ve taken one for the K4 team with this experiment. The 1.1mm orifice mod won’t work on the K4. You can’t dial back the pressure going to the snow foam lance on the K4, and the pressure is too much for the more restrictive orifice to handle, which creates back pressure and causes the K4 to ‘pulsate’. Oh well, for a couple of quid it was worth looking into, and it’s not like I was getting bad results anyway, so back to the standard 1.25mm orifice it is.

    And for those with a K5 who also have the in2detailing Karcher short trigger gun (that would be you @X3man), I don’t believe it will work with the short trigger gun.
     
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  15. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    In addition to the normal wash, I have gone over the engine bay with some Turtle Wax cockpit shine spray I had laying around.

    Not suitable for the inside dash but did not want to see it going to waste.

    Used for the engine bay plastics areas it was perfect and came up a treat.

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  16. Webbo

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    Just had a two day correction detail....check out mkprodetail on facebook and check out the pics and vids...well happy..
     
  17. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    I have the "older" K5, so no option to adjust pressure, but mine makes pretty decent thick foam anyway :)
     
  18. Andy F

    Andy F S3 quattro Too Darn Soulful!Get You Some A That !

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    Just a quick wash and towel dry .
    Ad super foam
    2 bucket wash gyeon bath+
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    Andy F S3 quattro Too Darn Soulful!Get You Some A That !

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  20. Bulldog

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    Gave the interior of the Avant a good deep clean of leathers trims & window but haven’t got pics as the wife’s out in the car :smirk:
     
  21. S32B

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    Nice dry day without any sun, so I washed the car and then applied the Gyeon Wet Coat I bought a couple of weeks back.

    Sprayed it on one (wet) panel at at time and then wiped it all over that panel with a MF cloth, then jet washed it off. The only part of the car I didn't do was the windscreen.

    After the car had been fully done I went over it all with the jet wash again to see what it looks like covered in water:

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    I then dried the car and was pleased to see how shiny it was :)

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    Looking at the bottle I didn't use as much as I thought I did! probably about 1/4 if that!
     
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  22. jassyo06

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    Looking good and wet coat on the windscreen ain't a bad thing,to be honest I think spraying directly on to the car then chasing it over the panels from further away than you'd normally stand to rinse snow foam off the car is the best way to apply wet coat you'll use less
     
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  23. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I've also found out that (and it might just be me ) rinsing it off with a hose gun rather than using JW you get better results & longevity.
     
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  24. S32B

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    Cheers guys, I wasn't sure about the windscreen so left it out. I fully intend to give it another coat the next wash, so I'll do the windscreen and just a spray 0n hose off the rest of the car :)

    Came out from work just now and the bonnet looked cool, it was covered in thousands of little uniformed beads of water. I didn't take a picture as I'd have never lived it down with all the lads around :D

    But from the DC:
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  25. cuke2u

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    Bouncers done & dusted
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  26. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Your standing too close to the car then when using a pressure washer initially l stand at least 3 metres away letting water haze over the panels
     
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  27. RS03_SEN

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    Skoda fabia I worked on last weekend. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  28. X3man

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    Looking very good mate, real shine there from white, and top beading
     
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  29. Bulldog

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    Not washed it for a few weeks as been busy with work & weathers not been great either. So today gave it a well needed clean used AF Citrus power halfway up the car & wheels washed with Gtechniq Gwash & tried Gtechniq c2v3 for the first time as a drying aid instead of my usual bead maker & Megs endurance on the tyres.

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  31. AndrewW

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    After fitting my new head unit / screen thing the interior was looking a bit messy and covered in fingerprints so gave it a full hoover and clean, Koch Chemie green star worked a treat on all interior plastics, just waiting for my Zaino Z10 to be delivered to give the leather a coat

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    In desperate need of a flat bottom steering wheel next I think.
     
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  32. X3man

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    My Karcher K5 Premium has decided it has had enough after 7.5 years. Hmm what to get next.

    Options I think (as don’t want to go smaller):

    a) A new K5 with controllable lance
    b) K7
    c) Kranzle
    b) suggestions?

    Anyway, had to revert to normal hose...what a pain! So no snowfoam this time, used cleanliness prewash in manual sprayer

    CarPro Reset, topped off with Cure

    Oh, and cleaned and sealed leather yesterday:

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  34. Adam14

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    7.5 years out of a pressure washer is pretty impressive! I could never justify the price tag for a Kranzle personally for what is a "hobby" so my opinion would be to go for a Karcher!

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  35. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    You are probably right, it doesn’t owe me anything
     
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  36. Bishop187

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    Finally got around to giving her a wash. All nice n clean and ready for the rain tomorrow.

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    BH auto wheels
    AB purple velvet shampoo
    Auto finesse glass cleaner
    Meg’s hybrid ceramic wax
    Meg’s endurance tyre gel



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  37. jassyo06

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    Looking great mate a beast of a car.....as for pressure washers a K4 is way more than enough for car maintenance...l have 2 remember....lol
     
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  38. jassyo06

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    Rear spoiler has a erection mate....lol
     
  39. X3man

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    Thanks mate. I know a K4 is more than enough, but this K5 has lasted longer than any one I have ever had. May get a quote for repair, as just dead as a dodo
     
  40. Bulldog

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    can you still reach the hazard light button with that screen there ??
     
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    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    PMSL @jassyo06
     
  42. AndrewW

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    The screen mount included in the kit covers the original hazard switch but replaces it with another on the right hand side:

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  43. AlS3BE

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    car looks great.
    I know what you mean having to resort to old fashion hose. My K4 after 5 months just packed in and away back to karcher for repair. Motor keeps throttling after about 5 -10 minutes of use.
    My last k2 lasted almost 9 years. They don’t make them like they used to :wink:
    Other than reliability I would say k4 is more than enough and can be had for around £120 from the outlets.
     
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