Dec 28, 2018
....absolutely gutted for you! I would be livid finding that. Hope you get it fixed up OK.
Pardon my language, but the absolute twats
I've bought some of this today after someone mentioned it £6.50 for 5 litres
Rinsed off with this and a mixture of snow foam, too wet and damp here to stay clean. So thought a quick rinse and blast off will do for now.
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@feva - Funny you should mention this I was in Boyes today
& your welcome
Bargain Bristle Hound
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Feel your pain @cuke2u......some real sum bags around
Self inflicted unfortunately, she first thought it had been done deliberately but then she remembered she heard a noise when visiting the doctors mid-week from the rear whilst parking up. A tree branch caused it...
Ouch , that really sucks mate . Guessing that's way too deep to polish out ?
Sorry mate missed the post about this! Glad everyone was OK and that was a quick repair!
Washed my baby today and because I've just got the DAS6, I thought to wax it again and buff it with the machine. I've used the Menzerna wax pad (as bought it when I got the DA polisher with the intent of using it with the Power lock ultimate protection but after that, I saw that they recommend using it with an orbital polisher) over the Bilt and Hamber double speed wax. It worked but I was expecting it to be more effective? I've ended up doing a lot with the hand after it. Am I doing it wrong? Do I need a different pad for the solid waxes? Can I use the Menzerna products with the DA machine rather than the orbital which they've recommended?
P.S. the car looks great now so my OCD is happy my shoulder isn't tho
Nope unfortunately it's almost down to the metal. For a car that has front, rear sensors and a rear camera, plus it'll park itself, you'd think I would have planned for this but the branch was in a blind spot, and it was dark, we have no street lightning in our village at all. She is a careful driver, her 2013 fiesta when we sold it in 2018, was unmarked, even the alloy wheels. This one though seems to be a magnet for dings and scratches...
Apply the wax with a Chemical Guys hex logic white pad and buff by hand with a plush MF towel
Collected the wheels after the refurb today , 200 smackers near enough . Very good job been done though . Just to order some C5 now and get them recoated, dress the tyres . May use my unopened bottle of PERL. Really wishing the weather would look up , itching to get on and hit the A3 with some DA action.
@jimbo76 ........ Check out these new centre caps . Much better now
These look fantastic! Are these genuine wheels or reps?
Thanks mate They're aftermarket OEM style rims . Alutec Ikenu 18" X 8" et45's with genuine centre caps .
@Scotty75 - Wheels looking fab buddy
Looking awesome Scotty
Thanks Nev just got to do the finishing touches and they'll be back on ..... Weather permitting
Washed my A5 today in the absolute pouring rain.
Crazy or dedicated, not sure. Hadn't cleaned it in 2 weeks and after driving through a particularly bad puddle, it was destroyed.
Simple rinse, snow foam wash, 2 bucket wipe down, no drying.
I felt better about myself after lol
Snow foam rinse again. Desperate for a wash
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Finally some decent weather.
Unleashed the BH Autofoam, Autoglym polar wash and polar seal on both cars.
Love the MINI, and the colour combo is great (the X3 ain’t bad either!). Wouldn’t mind seeing a detailing post of it
Weather looks awesome.............up here was like Skull lsland from a King Kong movie......foggy/misty/damp...
Haha, mate we have had non stop rain for weeks. This was a break in the weather for sure. Was raining again by 4pm!!
I washed the Mrs Fiesta...had'nt been washed for 2 months used Valet Pro Advanced snow foam,Autoglyms high performance shampoo,Autoglyms Seal n Shine,then another spray of Carpro Hydro-Lite 2..because it wont be getting another wash for at least a month....so should be easier to clean the next time around.
Then to my car which had'nt been washed for 2 weeks but in 2 weeks it does 500 miles so no driveway queenie,so initially l thought l would detox the thing with Korrosol and Tar remover....ran out of Korrosol had'nt l, so used a 50/50 mix of BH Wheel cleaner plus some KKD's Tar emover all applied at the same time to a dry car,on top of the BH/KKD I applied VPASF....Left all to dwell for 20 mins,rinsed off then washed with the lovely Autoglyms high performance shampoo,rinsed then used Carpro HL2....Then towel dried using Fireballs Ultimate coating wax as a drying aid...no time for any other exterior coating as it was after 3.00 pm getting damp and dark as i was chasing my tail previously when l toweled dryed the thing....inside l treated the only used seat in the car..."Drivers" to some VPLS applied with a Swissvax Leather brush courtesy of "Colourlock"...lol...done a wee bit of name dropping for a change as its DW Etiquette lol
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Used Polar Wash for 1st time today, impressed. Did VP Prewash, then BH Autofoam. Had one bucket to rinse mitt between using on foamed cars. Water was clean at the end, a good sign. But used fresh bucket and mitt for JCW.
This is what I don't get, and mentioned other day. I washed my S5. Only a week (about 200 miles) between washes and BH auto foam lifted surface but a lot was left on the car, so after contact wash the rinse bucket was pretty brown.
Makes me wonder if I'm doing something wrong, BH auto foam is very wet so doesn't cling at all.
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Busy day then Nev looking good .
Was this morning. Thanks mate
@X3man - Been a busy day for you Nev - both cars looking fab buddy
@jassyo06 - You know the forum rules buddy - No pic's ? It didn't happen
Quick question chaps.
Is it ok to layer Gtechniq C5 ? Asking as it's arrived today , two weeks remain coated from about 5 months back but I've had two refurbished. Going to get this done today and thought I may as well use any left over C5 on the other two wheels .
Of course you can scotty, certainly won’t hurt, but obv. Leave a few hours between coats
Phone camera is guff mate besides need to stock up on cleaning products as well not bought much at all lately off work for 2 weeks and if l get a really mild dry day the machine polishing will be started up
Best its going to get this time of year.
BH snowfoam via a pump sprayer, 1 x 12lt bucket of water with some AG shampoo & conditioner.
Soon as I dried it and closed the garage door. IT RAINED...
Well that's one wheel cleaned , IPA wiped , ceramic coat and the dressed with PERL. Which leads to another question for the PERL users , one coat or two ? I've done one coat neat and it's now curing , just curious on your thoughts
Well both wheels ceramic coated and tyres dressed with PERL. One coat is plenty enough .
The non refurbished wheels were treated with Korosol, Meguiars APC for the tyres . Shampoo was Angel Wax . Not enough C5 left to put another layer on the non refurbished wheels, only got the 15ml bottle and these alloys are greedy .
Happy with the result though .
Nice work scotty, look spot on. Now stay away from those kerbs
Cleaned the X3 today with another coat of Gyeon Cure applied
Top job Col Curious what's the durability of Cure as a sealant coat ? Can't decide whether to apply wax or Cure on the next detail
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