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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. OCDaveS4

    OCDaveS4 Well-Known Member Team Manhattan Silver Supporter Audi S4

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    Full snow foam, wash & then wax with Autoglym! Tyres finished with Megs. Apologies for “camera shake” !!! (Just noticed!)
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  3. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Vorsprung durch Technik Team Daytona Team Ara Blue

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    Lovely car, but shocking picture. Your as bad as our @jassyo06 when it comes to picture quality :tearsofjoy:
     
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  4. OCDaveS4

    OCDaveS4 Well-Known Member Team Manhattan Silver Supporter Audi S4

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    This is better!
     
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  5. Jonnie

    Jonnie Well-Known Member

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    After being neglected for 4 weeks thought I’d give it a quick wash. Not particularly impressed with the longevity of the Gyeon WetCoat. Allegedly supposed to last “around” 3 months but it appears to have completely gone after 1.

    Exhaust tips polished just for you @Adam14
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  6. jassyo06

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

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    Road salt is especially bad for any coating as is low temperatures,in general nothing lasts anywhere near as long as they quote especially gyeon wet coat....try leaving it on the car for longer ie 4/5 minutes then rinse off from a distance of 8ft towel dry and use a quick Detailer this will prolong the protection in general
     
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  7. jassyo06

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

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    It's this forum that lacks the capability of me uploading higher resolution snaps mate next photo l post will mostly likely be when l get another car....and that will a bit of time away....
     
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  8. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

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    Since I already had the DA out, I went at the shifter surround. Same process except used dlux at the end
    After. You can read the directions on dlux in the upper left corner
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    tcardio Well-Known Member

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  10. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Well-Known Member

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    How difficult was it to do and what polisher did you use? I’ve got a small scratch and usual micro scratches but don’t want to spend a fortune fixing it :/
     
  11. Webbo

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    Love these wheels....would give an arm and a leg for a set
     
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  13. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

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    I have a das6pro equivalent(griots)but any da can do it. It took around 30 min which included cure time. 1/10 in difficulty. Prep pad, set to 2 and keep pad flat on surface and do 4passes and inspect work. No pressure on da. Just let the weight of the da and the pad do the work. It’s just like doing a section of paint. Same principles. Use forced air if you have it on the inside to get rid of any dust that gets in normally through the holes. A leaf blower can also be used. I sealed mine with sealant wax but if so inclined a dose of SiO2 would be a great finisher. For something we look at all the time, I think it’s time we’ll spent and beats the boredom during these difficult times


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  14. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t got anything for polishing, how much would this all cost me? Could I not buy replacement cover from tps for less?
     
  15. tcardio

    tcardio Well-Known Member

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    well 2 things i always recommend for all audi owners...DA polisher and VCDS cable. You can purchase a new cover but it will likely have scratches on it when it arrives. When the market returns, consider purchasing a DAS6 pro
     
  16. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Well-Known Member

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    How much is that going to set me back? Plus all the cutting compounds and pads?

    Thought about getting vcds but as I have MacBook Air id need a new laptop too, cheaper to go to a garage and ask them to check for faults...
     
  17. DJAlix

    DJAlix VAG Car Coding™ Site Sponsor Team Ibis VAG Can Professional Gold Supporter VCDS Map User quattro ODIS (Offboard Diagnostic System)

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    Run windows via Parallels, or you can boot camp.
     
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  18. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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  19. 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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    PMSL @SPIKE_S3
     
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  20. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Well-Known Member

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    If you’d written that in sign language It would’ve made just as much sense to me
     
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  21. FurtiveSway

    FurtiveSway New Member

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    Pre-Rinse, Foam, 2 Bucket Wash, Dry, Paint Correction, Polish, Ceramic Sealant.

    Yellow Calipers a recent addition. Nice weather during this Covid-19 stuff!

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    155,000 miles on the clock!
     
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  22. OCDaveS4

    OCDaveS4 Well-Known Member Team Manhattan Silver Supporter Audi S4

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    Gorgeous and that is amazing condition for the mileage (any mileage in fact)!! I take my hat off to you !
     
  23. Bulldog

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

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    @FurtiveSway looking good get some metal polish on the exhaust tips.
     
  24. FurtiveSway

    FurtiveSway New Member

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    Fantastic suggestion, I hadn't even thought of it.

    I'm considering trying my hand at repairing the diamond cut alloys but I know these are more than tricky. Mostly the edges have superficial marks which could be sanded/compounded/re-clear coated/sealed but my nerves get the better of me regarding the outcome.
     
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  25. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Parallels is software you load on a Mac that allows you to run Windows. Boot camp is by Apple and does the same but a bit more tricky to setup as you need to change you hard drive setup.

    Make anymore sense?
     
  26. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Awesome effort, and as @OCDDaveS4 says, great condition
     
  27. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Well-Known Member

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    Makes a bit more sense lol, are they both paid applications?
     
  28. Rich76

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

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    Removed passenger wheels detailed the arches
    Arch liners scrubbed then sprayed with shoe shine

    wheels polished then rim waxed!
    Other side to do tomorrow

    then on to the u see bonnet area!
     

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  29. OCDaveS4

    OCDaveS4 Well-Known Member Team Manhattan Silver Supporter Audi S4

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    What I haven’t done is clean, rub down and repaint rusty hubs having sold my S3 as the S4 doesn’t seem to suffer in the same way - why??!! And I was so looking forward to doing it too :yahoo:
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    Sits back smugly :tearsofjoy:
     
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  30. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Vorsprung durch Technik Team Daytona Team Ara Blue

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    Lucky ******! It is a hateful job sorting it, but rusty hubs are a BIG no no. Hope yours stay rust free.
     
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  31. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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  32. 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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    2nd wash since Oct last year. But then I've done only 1k miles in the last 5-ish months.

    Used BH autofoam, CP Reset, sprayed Hydro2 and Gyeon Cure. Arches cleaned with Surfex HD, IronX used on alloys and dressed with CP PERL

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  34. jassyo06

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

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    A right regular detailing regime you've got going there Tash....lol
    I cant even go and wash my car in the driveway...as its rained up here most of day.....and when it's not been raining its been too cold....my new pressure washer arrives on Tuesday so hopefully the weather will improve by then
     
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  35. 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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    Honestly, I was embarrassed to even post the 'before' pictures but tbh, car had been garaged for over a month. And given Govt's guidelines the only way I could keep at a safe 'social distance' from Mrs was to wash the car. So, took my time and spent 4.5 hours cleaning it.

    And it is the A3 today, which not only needs a good wash but a proper machine polish as it has been to £5 hand carwash quite a few times
     
  36. feva

    feva Well-Known Member

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    Shiny them. Mine will be getting done next when I'm off work. The weather stays nice.

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  37. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Vorsprung durch Technik Team Daytona Team Ara Blue

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    Haha....love your approach to “his & hers” things!
     
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  38. Rich76

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

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    More items on the deep clean, rear lamp finisher panels removed and cleaned behind
    Boot aperture scrubbed down then polished including inside of boot lid
    Door shuts cleaned and polished
    Under bonnet paint work polished
     

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  39. Bulldog

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

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    Seeing as I’m off work for a few days I thought I’d rotate the wheels on the van & give them a deep clean & bit of protection. Used all AF products Imperial,Iron out,Oblitarate & Caramics wheel protection kit as got it very cheap on eBay recently.


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    Was about to refit them but had a call from mum saying my Dad had bend taken into hospital. Not Coronavirus thank god but something else. Had to put wheels in living room as no time to get them back on. Hopefully get them back on tomorrow.

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  40. jamiewatkins2004

    jamiewatkins2004 Active Member

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    My 9yr old daughter now into detailing.
    She spent 3 hours today hovering, snow foaming, more snow foaming, little more snow foaming her mums car then finished off hand polishing it.

    And shes still not tired enough to go to bed! Lol

    I'll get some pics up tomorrow, forgot to take some today.

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  41. AUDI_ADDICT

    AUDI_ADDICT Active Member Team Glacier quattro Black Edition A7 Owner Group

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    Somehow, managed to turn this...

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    .. into this

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  42. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Got to my post winter full decon wash and topped up my coating with Gyeon Q2 Can Coat.

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  43. jassyo06

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

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    Nev you need to put a spirit level on that camera of yours mate...yiv put my nack oot lol good shout with Can coat worthy top up
     
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