What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
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:

My nose is running like linford Christie mate absolutely Baltic it is rains even when its 4 degrees fritters plough the roads at 6 degrees...a give up really do....better buying a old van to travel to work in
 

SPIKE_

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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 View attachment 193285
What snow foam are you using these days? You are mad, but I do feel your pain. If you could see our S3 & A4, you’d be shocked at the amount of dirt :sos:
 

OCDaveS4

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My nose is running like linford Christie mate absolutely Baltic it is rains even when its 4 degrees fritters plough the roads at 6 degrees...a give up really do....better buying a old van to travel to work in

Sympathise with you mate - it just has to be done sometimes especially when the weekends are packed with the Mrs task list!!

At least you know you’ve got some reasonable protection under there from the earlier work you’ve done.

Pointless getting a van for work as you lose all the joy of having a great motor !
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
What snow foam are you using these days? You are mad, but I do feel your pain. If you could see our S3 & A4, you’d be shocked at the amount of dirt :sos:

I use whatever comes to my hand first mate,this time around l used the appropriately named Polar Blast lol it's a good snow foam clings well which is great for winter
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Auto glym?

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Yes it was only £9 delivered on Amazon l also bought their high definition shampoo 1 litre £13 delivered haven't used it yet but good value for money
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
The snow foam is good I thought.

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Yeah it is mate but l wouldn't pay the RRP for it...then it begins to look poor value for money given the size of bottle
 

feva

Registered User
Finally a bit of decent weather.

2 clean audis
Also found an amazing window cleaning tip
Glass cleaning clothes. Used 2 one damp and one dry.
Went over the inside windows first with the damp one, then buffing it dry with the dry one.
No streaks at all.

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cuke2u

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Done:
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Adam14

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That's the same method, I use to clean my OLED TV screen, for no smears. Best way to clean it

As long it not the same cloth used for the car. lol
Whenever I do this the glass seems to dry before I get a chance to dry/buff it :(

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Jonnie

Registered User
Quick wash so I could test out the Turtle Wax “Dry & Shine” recommended in another thread.

Was a bit sceptical how effective a spray on then rinse off wax could be but I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I did end up using about 1/3rd of the bottle though because even the slightest breeze and the product was off in the wind.

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NevMan

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Winter wheels ceramic coated with GTechniq C5 wheel armour, ready to be fitted next week.

Some pics of process:

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NevMan

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@X3man - Been a busy today then Nev
Looking foreword to the pic's when fitted

Yep, is a time consuming job, but will make cleaning the crud off SO much easier.

Will post pics when fitted Col
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Used some Polar seal then some carpro hydro lite2
That's the same method, I use to clean my OLED TV screen, for no smears. Best way to clean it

As long it not the same cloth used for the car. lol

A Oled screen ain't made of glass though l wouldn't use a abrasive glass cleaner on it at all mate
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Winter wheels ceramic coated with GTechniq C5 wheel armour, ready to be fitted next week.

Some pics of process:

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You've too much money lol or mores the case spending it on the car...l grudge buying replacement tyres nevermind buying winters...heaven forbid lol as l have other cars at my disposal to knock the **** in the snow to get to work
Mind you am just as daft with money but not on my car

Ps...Like them alloys mate yer X3 will look like something out of the Fast n Furious with them on it lol
 

NevMan

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NevMan

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Oh no, should have made my response a bit more clear. Just water only to make the cloth damp for the OLED screen.

I got that one mate
 

NevMan

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RS03_SEN

Registered User
You've too much money lol or mores the case spending it on the car...l grudge buying replacement tyres nevermind buying winters...heaven forbid lol as l have other cars at my disposal to knock the **** in the snow to get to work
Mind you am just as daft with money but not on my car

Ps...Like them alloys mate yer X3 will look like something out of the Fast n Furious with them on it lol
Never needed winter tyres in 21 years of driving.

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NevMan

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Never needed winter tyres in 21 years of driving.

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All choice innit. So never slid on icy roads? We have a hill to our house that is impassable without winters. Trust me I have tried. All depends where you live
 

NevMan

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You've too much money lol or mores the case spending it on the car...l grudge buying replacement tyres nevermind buying winters...heaven forbid lol as l have other cars at my disposal to knock the **** in the snow to get to work
Mind you am just as daft with money but not on my car

Ps...Like them alloys mate yer X3 will look like something out of the Fast n Furious with them on it lol

So having set of winters (that are over £100 per corner cheaper than 21” summers) will save me buying another set of summers anytime soon.

As said above, have a hill or two round here that is not gritted and cannot take on with summers 4x4 or not.

Getting fitted tomorrow

PS: Sold my Q5 winter wheels and tyres so was a big chunk of the new ones
 

Bulldog

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Not an Audi I know but I finally got to clean my new van facelift Renault Trafic sport today didn’t go all out as didn’t have enough time or decent weather. Started with Af citrus power on lower half & Af avalanche washed with Gwash used Gtechniq C2v3 as drying aid then 2 coats of C2v3 all over & on the wheels & megs on the tyres. Hopefully see me through the winter.
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Rained about 30 mins after I finished.
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Bristle Hound

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Not an Audi I know but I finally got to clean my new van facelift Renault Trafic sport today didn’t go all out as didn’t have enough time or decent weather. Started with Af citrus power on lower half & Af avalanche washed with Gwash used Gtechniq C2v3 as drying aid then 2 coats of C2v3 all over & on the wheels & megs on the tyres. Hopefully see me through the winter. View attachment 193502

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Rained about 30 mins after I finished.
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@Bulldog - Renault looking fab buddy. Great work !
No interior shots ... ;):D
 

RS03_SEN

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All choice innit. So never slid on icy roads? We have a hill to our house that is impassable without winters. Trust me I have tried. All depends where you live
I've seen people who've conquered everst struggle to get up my street in winter. Winter tyres, chains, 5000 wheel drive, it's not happening.
I've always managed getting where I need to get in the snow, even with my previous 2wd renaultsports.
Don't think I've ever noticed anyone bombing ahead in winter and thinking "man, he's gotta be on winter tyres"

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RS03_SEN

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All choice innit. So never slid on icy roads? We have a hill to our house that is impassable without winters. Trust me I have tried. All depends where you live
Just seen this. Didn't think there'd be so much difference. No one would probably be doing 30mph on the roads in the snow but still, surprised me.


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NevMan

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Just seen this. Didn't think there'd be so much difference. No one would probably be doing 30mph on the roads in the snow but still, surprised me.


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There is another one that carwow did. Wet track 7deg C, summer tyres took 45 metres to stop from 60mph I think. Winters did it in 32m.

I get them more for the overall winter performance and icy roads round here, not to fly around in snow
 

Jimbob76

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Didn’t drive to Hemel Hempstead today - let my colleague take us in his company Beemer 1 series instead. What a shed. If your gear lever gaiter looks like an ash tray you should hang your head in shame. Felt like wiping my feet when I got OUT of the car.

Glad I let him drive - he took 3 rocks to the bonnet/windscreen and some random piece of truck wheel arch lining face on, on the front end. He couldn’t have given two ******, pillock thought it was funny. I sat in the passenger seat thanking Christ it wasn’t my car. 4 hours in a car with that *** head today. My tongue is pretty much bitten off...
 
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Bristle Hound

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boiler died last Friday
Was replaced on Monday coinciding with the coldest night so far this winter

After spending all that money the new boiler cabinet was crying out for a coat of sealent lol

Ta dah !

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My boiler is in the garage so between the plumber and I we went crazy insulating every bit of pipe we could see lol
 

AndrewW

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At the moment it's dark when I leave the house on weekdays, dark when I get back, and raining at weekends. So the car is looking a little sorry for itself.

I have high hopes for a dry day on Sunday.

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boiler died last Friday
Was replaced on Monday coinciding with the coldest night so far this winter

After spending all that money the new boiler cabinet was crying out for a coat of sealent lol

Ta dah !

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My boiler is in the garage so between the plumber and I we went crazy insulating every bit of pipe we could see lol

Hope you went over it with the DA first!
 

NevMan

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Cleaning 21” summers in prep for ceramic coating them whilst they are off for the winter:

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