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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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    Many thanks @AlS3BE

    I pulled the trigger on a new K4 Premium for £170. Could have gone cheaper with outlet re-furbed one, but a few on here have had some issues with those. Comes with a 6 year warranty, so that will do me.

    From 1st June 2017 Karcher are offering an extra 1 years warranty coverage absolutely free, meaning this Karcher machine will be covered for 6 years in total!

    https://www.cleanstore.co.uk/products/Product.asp?ID=14213
     
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  3. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    will budget for a longer hose. That 6m is a waste of space. I have the 12m which is just adequate to get round the car.
     
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  4. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    thanks, and good shout. Already have a 10m flexible rubber hose I will take off the K5, along with the short trigger gun....another one of the reasons I decided to stick with Karcher. (Also have a drain/gutter cleaning kit that has proven invaluable)
     
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  5. Bishop187

    Bishop187 Active Member

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    So do I when I see my car


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  6. jassyo06

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

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    whatever floats yer boat...
     
  7. jassyo06

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

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    My car hasn't been washed for 4 weeks and funnily enough it doesn't bug me as much l thought it would....do
     
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  8. Andy F

    Andy F S3 quattro Too Darn Soulful!Get You Some A That ! Sportback TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro Navarra Blue Classic S tronic

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  9. Bristle Hound

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

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    @jassyo06 - I know that feeling & it it is quite nice TBH lol
     
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  10. UisT4

    UisT4 Member Team Avus Silver TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group Manual

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    Recently bought a DA polisher and as I've never used one before I tried it out on my old heap of an Astra that hasn't been used for months. Should be easier to sell it now.

    Some before and after shots...

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    Not perfect but much better than before, didn't tackle the front bumper as it needs some repairs.

    Back to work today so will tackle my A4 in a few weeks time
     
  11. Jonnie

    Jonnie Active Member

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    Some much needed TLC after a few weeks of dirty country lanes. And first wash after being dechromed.

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  13. Rich76

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

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    Gave mine a full coat of dodo juice purple crush pro
    I did the bonnet and boot a few weeks ago to test it out and must say that I am impressed!
    Easy on and off , use a dodo juice finger applicator to apply
    Beading seems good
     

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  14. cuke2u

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

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    My partner came back to her car after it was parked in the town centre multi-story to find it covered in this:
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    So a good wash today, mine next...
     
  15. jassyo06

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

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    Fireball Nano coating forgiveness for lack of light 20191020_182931.jpg
     
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  16. Bristle Hound

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

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    & the ******** photo competition winner of the day go's to ... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Bet it looks nice too :whistle2:
     
  17. cuke2u

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

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    You must be in six months of darkness now?
     
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  18. jassyo06

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

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    And 6 months of gritting the roads it was minus 2 at 6am
     
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  19. Bristle Hound

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

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    @jassyo06 - Feel your pain buddy :(
     
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  20. jassyo06

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

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    This morning 20191021_121016.jpg
     
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  21. Bristle Hound

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

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  22. cuke2u

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

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    Looking good and keeping up the tradition of 'Audi parking'. :)
     
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  23. RS03_SEN

    RS03_SEN Active Member

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    Some colour that. Hate to say it but the saloons look way better than the sportback.

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  24. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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  25. OCDaveS3

    OCDaveS3 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3

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    The gritters haven’t hit Essex yet but I’m dreading it ! Never used winter wheels/tyres but seriously considering this year (the S3 is the newest car I’ve owned!!).

    Noticed some tiny dark blobs (tar?) on the bonnet when polishing Saturday - couldn’t pick em off so will have to investigate a spot remover - any recommendations or do I just do the whole car in that Bilt Hamber stuff ? (With presumably a re-polish afterwards).

    Scuse my ignorance!!
     
  26. jassyo06

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

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    Any tar remover will do but it will remove any product you've previously applied
     
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  27. AndrewW

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

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    Took advantage of the (relatively) good weather today and have the S4 a quick maintenance wash

    KKD Citrus Magic pre-wash.
    BH Auto Wash
    BH Auto Wheel
    Koch Chemie Speed Glass
    TJ’s Quick Detailer
    Auto-Finesse satin tyre cream

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  28. Jimbob76

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

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  29. Jonnie

    Jonnie Active Member

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    Not usually a fan of non-OEM wheels but your car looks stunning with that wheel/colour combo.
     
  30. Jimbob76

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

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    I don’t like SUVs. But I like yours :thumbs up:

    Still enjoying it buster?

    Get a K4, they come with a 2 year warranty and are as cheap as cheap relatively speaking (and will still take the extension hose and short trigger gun accessories you already have mate). Has all the bang that weekend warriors like us need pal. And with the money you’ve saved yourself vs a Kranzle, you could get that short throw Flex DA I know you’ve been coveting :superman:
     
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  31. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Just gave my New RS grill 2 coats of Gtechniq C2v3 before it gets fitted. As I reckon it’s going to be a bit of a nightmare to keep clean once fitted .

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  32. RS03_SEN

    RS03_SEN Active Member

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    Is that for FL or PFL? I need the bottom Quattro bit for my PFL but thought it all came in one big bit?

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  34. OCDaveS3

    OCDaveS3 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Look forward to seeing pics of it fitted !!
     
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  35. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    It’s for a facelift A6 C7.5 Avant. Mines not Quattro so didn’t want the grill that said Quattro on it.

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  36. Aamla Atif

    Aamla Atif New Member

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    Detailed my car few days back with touch up paint. It was an great experience.
     
  37. AndrewW

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

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    Well the weather recently hasn't allowed for much exterior cleaning so thought I'd tackle the inside today. Excuse the **** photo it's very dingy outside today.

    Plastics cleaned with Koch Chemie Green Star and dressed with TJ's car care plastic/trim/tyre dressing.
    Leather cleaned with Autoglym leather cleaner and dressed with Zaino Z10 leather in a bottle.

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  38. OCDaveS3

    OCDaveS3 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Nice job !
     
  39. RS03_SEN

    RS03_SEN Active Member

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    Had to wet sand my bonnet because I had loads of weird lines everywhere. Quite hard to spot but when you know they're there, it annoys you. Put it off for ages but had nothing to do so sorted it. Ceramic coating and swissvax best of show wax afterwards. [​IMG]

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  40. jassyo06

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

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    Weird the symptoms you described on the bonnet Daytona is a very forgiving and tough as old boots type of paint one of Audis better paints
     
  41. RS03_SEN

    RS03_SEN Active Member

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    When I did the detailing course they used my car for the training. Think the marks were from people digging in a bit too much with the sanding block! Either that or there's been a cat fight on my bonnet.
    Took ages to get the marks out that I'd created sanding the lines out.

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  42. jassyo06

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

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    Night wash wind chill factor of minus 1 yeah l know l am mad but car hasn't seen been washed for 2 weeks covered in road salt 20191107_184013.jpg
     
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  43. Jimbob76

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

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    That’s pretty hardcore pal - kudos :cold: Gritters haven’t started down here yet - reckon they’re funded by all the big auto manufacturers to get us to buy new cars more frequently :blink:
     
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