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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. Bristle Hound

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

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    @X3man - Very nice Nev. Job well done buddy ! :thumbs up:
    I could use them while you did mine if you want ... :whistle2:
    lol
     
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  3. Jonnie

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    Washed the S5 today and the CLA as it was looking a little sorry for itself.

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  4. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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  5. Jonnie

    Jonnie Active Member

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    Thank you! The CLA is my step-father’s. In isolation the CLA is a great car, it has a few cool toys eg the augmented reality satnav and the “Hey Mercedes” assistant. The interior looks great but the gloss black trim on the centre console is possibly the cheapest feeling plastic I’ve ever felt. It’s let down on the price and the overall comfort/driving feel.

    But driving the S5 every day may be skewing my viewpoint.

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  6. AndrewW

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

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    Well I tried Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax at the weekend and initial impressions are really good!

    I followed Jon from Forensic Detailing’s advice when applying the first layer, drying the car to the point where there was only a light layer of water and then used a damp microfibre applicator to spread the applied spray. Then buff off after it’s had a little while to stiffen. It took a bit of buffing to get it completely clear but looked amazing. I also seemed to use very little of the product by spreading it around

    One thing I’ve noticed is the ‘slickness’ of the paint is great compared to the usual carnauba waxes I use, beading that would usually stay put until 60mph now rolls off the bonnet/roof and I have a completely clear car by the time I leave the village.
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  7. Dunedin

    Dunedin Active Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group Audi A3

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    Bought and topped up ready for the cold weather.
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  8. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue It's my birthday

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    Wash n go....although I did manage to apply some tyre dressing early next morning at 05-00 am 20191129_160456.jpg
     
  9. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

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    Rain forecast but protection in order. I’m having fun with my DA and did a decent job before the storm hits. I am working with griots correction and finishing sealant and then polywax. Orange then black pads followed by red wax pad

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    Bottom is actual
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  10. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Active Member

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    That looks phenomenal mate


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  11. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    A bloke on BM forum used AngelWax Enigma (hybrid ceramic wax) with great results. Does make me think about maybe not replacing the ceramic on the Mini JCW in the spring and try polish/wax

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  13. Bristle Hound

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

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    @X3man - Love that ^ toronto red metallic colour Nev ! :thumbs up:

    Reminds me of a X4M Comp over on DW

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    Would have had that colour on my X3 if it had been an option

    You just don't see many 'proper' red cars anymore
    Thought it wa a shame when Audi moved their misano red over from option metallic to their exclusive paint range
    Everything seems to be 50 shades of grey IMHO

    PS Plennty of ceramic waxes around without having to spend an arm & a leg TBH
     
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  14. Bristle Hound

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

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    @X3man - WTF Nev !
    That wax ^ is £180 for a 250ml pot !
    https://angelwax.co.uk/product/enigma-ceramic-wax/

    I'm waiting for he who shall remain nameless to pipe up with 'you get what your pay' for nonsense
    I've said it before & I'll say it again - this rule ^ doesn't always apply to car detailing
    Just saying ... :whistle2:
    :hi:
     
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  15. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Jeez! I had NO IDEA it was that expensive, but suppose if it is 12 months (taken with punch of salt) longevity then kind of fair enough’ish, and 30 applications.

    33ml is £45

    In2detailings ceramic wax is pretty good from what I have heard, and only £12.

    https://www.in2detailing.co.uk/in2detailing-ceramic-crystal-wax-200g.html

    James raves about Fireball Fusion:

    https://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/fireball/fusion-wax.aspx
     
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  16. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Agree, a stunning red! I do like misano too
     
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  17. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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    I really love a red car these days with a black contrasting finish :yahoo:

    Misano red is truly stunning......really loved our S1 Misano Red :yes:
     
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  18. Bristle Hound

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

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    @X3man - Funny you should mention that ^ Nev I have a pot of the 'Black Edition' version of that wax in my garage fridge that I haven't used yet
    Bargain at £12 if you ask me

    The 'next' new product to appear in the Detailing community is Graphene infused wax
    https://www.in2detailing.co.uk/prod...xes/artdeshine-graphene-crystal-wax-50ml.html
    Review -
    https://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=411797&highlight=graphene
     
  19. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue It's my birthday

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    The X4 is a very ungainly looking thing mate.... even the M version,l much preferred the previous one
     
  20. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue It's my birthday

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    Any wax on a Red car looks the dogs mate,as you know l have the Fireball Fusion wax its actually more expensive than the Enigma...its not worth it as durability is not the best,Fireball Nano coat is far better in every way,so when mines runs out i'll be on the look out for something similar..Fireball coating wax is one of the best products l have ever used...gloss and especially beading are off the scale and perfect beading lasts about 3 weeks. or even more if applied on top of Nano Coat and Red doesnt suit that car....much prefer it in Silver Grey or Black
     
  21. Moon

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    This is the first time in my life I’ve ever done this!
    Cheers to those of you who have encouraged and helped me to get to this point.

    It was certainly fun!
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  22. feva

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    Finally managed to all the crud washed off the car.
    Used the turtle wax spray on and rinse off wax. To be honest quite impressive, used all sorts over the years, very easy to apply and seems to give a decent finish. Rainx the windows as well.

    No pics as waiting for centre caps and black nut covers to arrive.

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  23. Bulldog

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

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    Gave the car & van a much needed wash snow foamed & citrus pre washed then washed with Gwash & used bead maker as a drying aid & megs on tyres. Not that you can see as was dark when I finished lol.

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    Webbo New Member

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    Cleaned my new numver plates today...haha
     

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  25. Bryant1998

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    Not today but late last week I did a proper leather treatment, cleaned twice over and lots of protection cream. Really easy stuff to use and amazing results, photos don’t do it justice how matt the seats and slsterring wheel are now, amazed doesn’t even come close

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  26. Moon

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    Seats look mint!
     
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    Love a bit of roof box porn!
     

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    Moon Member

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    By the way, none of you buggers mentioned the mess left behind after snow foaming!!!
    I need to start earlier in the day, or get into this citrus pre-wash lark instead!!!
    :tearsofjoy:
     
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    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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

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    I always jet wash the drive off afterwards towards the drain :tonguewink:
     
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  32. Moon

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    As did I, and it was still in the gutter yesterday morning, plus it was super frosty here yesterday, so it looked like it had actually snowed!
     
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  34. Bristle Hound

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

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    @Moon - Thats the prob with SF'ing the lingering SF lol
    One of the reasons I moved over to the citrus pre-wash
    Main thing is your having a laugh while you learn - good on yeh :thumbs up:
     
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  35. Bristle Hound

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

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    Gave the wife's Captur a full top to bottom & inside out today
    Bolllockings were issued after I finished lol

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    Darcy gets everywhere when I doing the cars lol
     
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  36. Bulldog

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

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    @Moon what snow foam do you use ?
     
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    I actually thought that was a doggy teddy at first glances.
     
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  38. Moon

    Moon Member

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    It’s my first time.
    I just bought the Autobrite kit with their snow foam included.

    I’ll most likely get a citrus pre-wash once I’ve finished the snow foam. :thumbs up:
     

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  39. Moon

    Moon Member

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    Yeah I did really enjoy it.
    What’s your recommendation for a citrus pre-wash that’s decent quality and also budget-friendly?
     
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  40. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue It's my birthday

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    It'll be valet pro citrus prewash from @Bristle Hound his detailing apples dont fall far from the detailing tree
    A citrus prewash ain't as effective in a snowfoam lance best mix some along with snow foam in the bottle get the best of both worlds
     
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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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  42. Bristle Hound

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

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    @Audidi - PMSL :D
     
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  43. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 quattro Audi A3 Black Edition

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    Effing hilarious that comment from @jassyo06
     
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