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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

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    Thanks mate :thumbs up:
    Difficult for me say about durability TBH - I've got 3 coats on in 2 weeks on the X3 & intend, weather permitting, to keep applying another coat every 2 weeks
    Polished Bliss say 6+ weeks durability
    https://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/gyeon-q2m-cure

    I've found over the years, sealants work better on white's. They give the finish a sharper, cleaner look
    While waxes work better on darker colours. Gives them a warmer finish
    But they are just my findings
    As we know its a very subjective subject
     
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  3. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Spot on Col, have the white blinging which is not easy
     
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  4. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    @X3man - Cheers Nev :thumbs up:
     
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  5. SPIKE_JCW

    SPIKE_JCW Vorsprung durch Technik

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    Looking great @Bristle Hound :thumbs up:

    Have you any discount codes for PB?
     
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  6. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    @SPIKE_S3 - Thanks Michael :thumbs up:
    PB are not known normally to discount, unless it a big(ger) spend
    Probs worth waiting for the Sales as plenty of suppliers offer discounting
    There's a section on DW that gives you all the discount codes but you have to be logged in to access them
     
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  7. Rich76

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    Gave the car a wash yesterday!!

    wife wasn’t impressed when I got the polish box out though so didn’t get to apply any!
    Will rinse it down Saturday at work and get a coat of something on it

    also did some coding to add extra features
     
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  8. Neil Woodburn

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    At last someone detailing a dirty car - better him than me :)

     
  9. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    Lol...... I merely mentioned that it was a perfect day for polishing the car. Alli got was the thousand yard stare Was literally the best day in ages .. ... Bucketing down again now
     
  10. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Registered User

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    *whip cracks*
     
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  11. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Registered User

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    Cleaned the wife’s Tucson today for a bit of fresh air and peace and quiet!

    Angelwax Cleanliness prewash.
    BH Snowfoam
    2 bucket wash Gtechniq G Wash Shampoo
    Clay mit for the tar spots
    Bouncers D&D Si QD
    Unknown bumper shine
    Missed the tyre shine and some pics as it was dark by that point.

    Wife appreciated it lol




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  13. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Some top product there Barry!
    Do t they always appreciate it....NOT!
     
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  14. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Registered User

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    Lol

    She was told she was doing the inside her self though! No chance I was touching it, full of crumbs and rubbish. Her and the kids have plenty of time before the schools go back


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  15. Rich76

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    Haha
    Mine didn’t get a chance to do that !
    I waited till she was in the shower then went out

    have promised I’ll take hers to work and clean iron Saturday !

    Weather looks good for the weekend so might get to add some polish
     
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  16. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    I like your style
     
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  17. SPIKE_JCW

    SPIKE_JCW Vorsprung durch Technik

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    Excellent work on a Boxing Day afternoon! Although we do need :sign pics: Tomorrow :icon thumright:
     
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  18. BarryG79

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    As good as your getting when it’s wet and miserable outside lol

    With a bonus beemer shot that’s not been cleaned for a couple of weeks.

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  19. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    Great work @BarryG79 !
     
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  20. Bryant1998

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    Given a full clean and decontamination using the new carbon collective Xmas kit

    Snow foam, citrus cleanser, iron fallout remover, shampoo’d with long micro fibre wash pad, ceramic coated and a coating of turtle wax hydrophobic coating

    Photos from today as was dark by the time I finished lol

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    Washed the mrs red fiesta aswell, made me feel ill it was that dirty
     
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  21. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    Quality job mate . Looks cracking
     
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  22. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Seats, doors and steering wheel cleaned with valet Pro shampoo and upholstery brush and then sealed with Colourlock Leather Seal:

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  23. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Very nice mate, sounds like you put in a real shift!
     
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  24. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Registered User

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    Definitely wasn’t quick haha, still got the inside to do at some point soon
     
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  25. feva

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    Finally some decent weather and it appears all have been doing the same

    Full clean of the wife's a3 first

    Snow foamed, TRF to get all the crud off
    Then 2 bucket wash
    Quick seal over with jet black sealant
    Tyres dressed



    Just managed to get mine done as above before it became too dark.

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  26. Bulldog

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    Gave the Avant & the Van a much needed clean As done nearly 1500 miles in the van in 2 weeks. Started with AF snow foam then Af citrus power on the lower half’s AF imperial & Af iron out on the wheels. Washed with Gwash & dried using Turtle wax Dry & Shine & megs endurance on the tyres. Interiors both hoovered & wiped down With AF Spritz & windows done with AF Crystal. Was too dark for pics so I’ll try & get some tomorrow.
     
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  27. Barry Rowe

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    I’ve been into detailing for many years now starting with Autoglym then changing for many products inc black fire auto finesse chemical guys and others but the best I’ve used by miles is soft99 Fusso Coat.
     
  28. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    I like what you have done with your alloys, really suits the whole look.
     
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  29. feva

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    Thanks

    Wasn't 100% sure at the beginning, but the black centre caps and nut covers finish it off imo.

    Hubs and calipers getting painted again when I get chance.

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  30. Bristle Hound

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    @X3man - Looks good Nev :thumbs up:
    You’ve reminded me I’ve got to do mine
    @feva - Really liking those wheels mate. Looks ace ! :thumbs up:
     
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  31. SPIKE_JCW

    SPIKE_JCW Vorsprung durch Technik

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    @X3man curious to see if you considered Gyeon Rim instead of Gtechniq C5.....knowing your fondness for Gyeon products. Just run out of my C5 and looking at replacement, and Rim is a good bit cheaper. I think I recall @Bristle Hound noting Carpro Dlux as being good as well, although it seems to be on par with Gyeon for price. Maybe better staying to what I know!? :help:
     
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  32. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    Not car related but did get some DA action this morning . Piano black subwoofer had some nasty scratches to take care of . So I though , why not. Two stage polish ,hex green with Scholl S20 . Then hex white with Menzerna 3800 ........ Bosch !!!!!!!

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  34. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Blimme @Scotty75, this is stunning and well done you! Just make sure you now upgrade Mrs' "dusting" cloths to plush MF 300GSM ones :rockwoot::rock::rock:
     
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  35. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    You're not wrong there mate
     
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  36. Jonnie

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    Finally got a chance to test the Gyeon WetCoat, pretty happy with the initial results. People claim it lasts up to 3 months so will be interesting to see how it holds up.

    Also used the Raceglaze filter for the final rinse and there were still quite a few water spots on the car after it air dried. Not sure if that’s user error or just the nature of the system.

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  37. NevMan

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    Looking good mate, but 3 months especially over winter is pretty optimistic
     
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  38. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Haha, fair question, and to be fair did consider trying it, however I had a whole bottle of the C5, so for once used what I had Next time
     
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  39. Jonnie

    Jonnie Registered User

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    I did think it sounded very optimistic, I’d be happy if it lasts a month (4 washes).
     
  40. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    Can't comment on longevity but I've just applied carbon collective platinum wheels to my summer alloys, initial thoughts after application and "tests" look pretty good. won't have any personal data until they've been on the car for a few months which will be a while after spring.

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  41. tcardio

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    its sunny here tomorrow so its on like donkey kong
     
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  42. feva

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    All of us, once checking the weather [​IMG]

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  43. Moon

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    @Bristle Hound I'll be getting some of this as soon as I can bud....I've been reading some of your posts on it.
    Done the snow foam thing twice now - yes it's fun, but novelty almost completely wore off the 2nd time due to the post-wash-clean-up!

    I washed the car yesterday, had some AutoFinesse Citrus left in the bottle, so finished that off, then realised I had some AD snow foam already mixed that I'd left in the lance-bottle, so poured that into the AF Citrus bottle (spray bottle, not a pump sprayer) and it worked fine enough for my needs!

    Unorthodox, I know! But it kinda worked, I think! :shrug::haha:

    But like I've said previously, my paint has never been corrected so I'm simply taking basic steps to minimise further swirls until I can afford a DA polisher of my own (and if I feel brave enough to do it in 2020) or pay to get it done.
     
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