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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. feva

    feva Well-Known Member

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    Weekly clean of the wife's a3 in gale of wind.

    And again a polish of scratches where she drags bags across the bumper [​IMG]

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  3. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Your either a brave man or hen pecked...lol cleaning the Mrs car in weather like today...l have'nt even ventured out over the door today...****** horrendous rain and wind....but at least this weather cleans and stops the build of road grit
     
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  4. feva

    feva Well-Known Member

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    Brave Jassy, otherwise she'd take it to the car wash if I don't do it and to be honest enjoy cleaning the cars. Rained after but never mind atleast all the mucks off.

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  5. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Like you @feva I actually enjoy washing and detailing the cars, added bonus is it is some me time
     
  6. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    Same here mate, like to get away from Mrs and kids for a few hours.

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  7. feva

    feva Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't possibly comment

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  8. Bristle Hound

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

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    PMSL :D
     
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  9. Pinky1959

    Pinky1959 Well-Known Member

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    I am able to use an indurial unit and today used autoglym colour restorer and srp on the Golf Gtd as it has not been done since last year .(October)
    Tiguan next hopefully.
     
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  10. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Well a stupid Scot went out and washed his car late this afternoon around half 2....windchill Zero degrees...snow foamed it then washed it.... Well all l say is Car Pro Hydro Lite 2 has as much staying power as a 16 year old virgin...good job av run out of it...wont be buying it again....Anyways an Executive decision has been made...l am going to coat the car come the spring...with a good ceramic coating or a Graphene coating as our Jon from the FDC is raving about, of course its going to get a full machine polish prior to application....keeping this car for another year...well...until the new Saloon arrives....lol
     
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  11. Bristle Hound

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

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  13. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team Ara Blue

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    I also watched the Graphene video by Jon @ FD. Very interesting, and Jon seemed very impressed by it. One to keep an eye on.
     
  14. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    Yeah I thought the same about hydro lite 2.
    £20 pernlitre and its ****.
    Far better products for less than half of that ****.

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  15. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

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    if this Graphene stuff gets traction and we join the band wagon then I guess the beading shots are over
     
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  16. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Haha, when have I heard that before mate. You won’t coat
     
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  17. Bristle Hound

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

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    Big clean day today & another coat of Gyeon Cure :thumbs up:

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  18. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Last two summer 21”s decon cleaned, polished and ceramic coated with GTechniq C5 ready for spring fitment.

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  19. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Looking tidy Col
     
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  20. Bristle Hound

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

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    Wheels looking fab Nev :thumbs up:
    Don't fancy coming round & doing mine do you? ;):D

    @X3man - Cheers mate :thumbs up:
     
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  21. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    No problem Col
     
  22. feva

    feva Well-Known Member

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    Suns out and so's the snow [​IMG]

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  23. DanZ

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    I haven't done anything this week but I'm contemplating re-doing the protection as the beading 'slowed' down abit... I bought a DAS6 recently and I'm looking to apply some Menzerna power lock. However, there is still abit of the caranauba left on the paint, will it need removing before applying the sealant? Cheers!
     
  24. Rich76

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

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    Cleaned in side the fuel flap, it’s the little things

    need to get a new rubber strap for the cap
     

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  25. Bryant1998

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    Full wash today after gym, good way to keep the blood pumping ;)

    Washed off dirt, snow foam, citrus cleanser, iron fall out remover & alloy cleaner, shampoos then hydbrid coating and speciale ceramic detailer on top of that.

    Not enough time to do the inside but that’ll be sometime this week...

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  26. Bristle Hound

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

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    Captur cleaning day today :thumbs up:

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  27. Hunty

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    Been a while since I had an Audi. Bought a MY17 A4 TDI 190 S alone just before Xmas. For a 3 year old car the paintwork is awful, but it’s white so looks okay (hence why I went white, after two black cars my paintwork OCD needed a break!

    So whipped out the rotary and Sonax Perfect Finish today after a wash, de-tar, de-iron and clay. Protected with Sonax Protect and Shine NPT for the rest of the winter.

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  28. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    Wow, love white cars..

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  29. Rich76

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

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    Gave her a quick wash - found some new damage on the front bumper !
    Grr

    had it remapped , taken from 184bhp to 260bhp
    Made a bit of difference !

    did have some detailing done on myself mind !
    Which joins my other Polynesian bits that will end up as a chest and back set
     

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  30. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Well-Known Member

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    Caked in mud so well needed clean, finally got round to doing the inside aswell...

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  31. ChrisF88

    ChrisF88 New Member Audi A4 Black Edition Multitronic

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    Gave it a much needed wash. Started with the clay, polish and wax after washing but the weather turned after a couple of panels.

    Looked out the DA and checked stock for when I can get a full day at it. Been a few years since I last used it.

    Any tips for Audi paint? Currently got Menzerna PF2300 and SF4500 to play with.

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  32. Bristle Hound

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

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    Washed my daughter's SEAT Terraco today

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    Took me bl oo dy ages. Its even bigger than my X3 FFS!
    Got to use one of my fave shampoo's which I haven't used for some time - AutoBrite banana gloss hyper concentrated shampoo
    Considering there's no protection on the paint work it wasn't to bad TBH
    I was going to give it a coat of BSD but didn't get the time

    If I didn't know already I know why I won't have a black car lol
     
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  34. Bristle Hound

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  35. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    You'll get by with no problems using the pf2300 as a cutting compound but more importantly what pads will you be using ? I recommend the Flex purple cutting pad great pads and extremely durable well worth the money
    As for a finishing compound Menzerna 3500/3800 either will do
    Pf4500 is that not an acrylic coating with no cut....? I think you'll need a final finishing compound of the likes of 3500/3800 after using the pf2300 then apply the pf4500
     
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  36. ChrisF88

    ChrisF88 New Member Audi A4 Black Edition Multitronic

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    Thanks, got some 3800 in my shopping basket along with a 3" backing plate and pads to go with. This car has more awkward areas than my last one.

    The pads I have are pretty non-descript but I have a black waffle finishing pad, yellow polishing pad and white compounding pad which came with the DA.

    Shopping around for recommended pads at the minute.
     
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  37. feva

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    The absolute dirtiest this car has ever been.
    Been busy at work and then the weather was grim

    Snow foamed, TF"d then washed and quick wax. Now pouring down, but atleast the mucks off. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    feva Well-Known Member

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    Managed to get the A4 washed. Absolutely filthy. Just finished ****** pouring down. Knew it wouldn't keep clean long but wanted to get the layers of crud off.

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  39. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    That's about all you can do this time of year.

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  40. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    How do you guys clean the underside?
    Anyone using patio cleaning attachment?

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  41. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

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    You have OCD issues if you want to clean the underside and I AM PROUD!!!! I use a lift and power wash and then use a trim restorer and metal polish for the pipes and resonator. No one sees the undercarriage but when my tech does work, he is proud of me. I even had the dogbone powder coated black and no one even sees it. Nothing car related bother me more than to see another Audi on the lift and looking at the disgusting display of disrespect for the brand!!!!
     
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  42. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    I was thinking more of shifting the salt lol

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  43. Jonnie

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    Snow foamed with AG Polar Blast, and washed with an AG shampoo. Then coated with Gyeon wet coat and rinsed with filtered water. Was going to tackle the CLA after but now now it’s raining so that’ll have to wait.

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