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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Awesome job mate, looking good and a decent shift and task list completed there
     
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  3. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Surfex 50:50, and Perl about 3:1 if I recall correctly
     
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    must agree these towels are brilliant
     
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  5. Kayobong

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    Gave half of my car a two stage paint correction today, as the sun was being too much of a nuisance I decided to clean the engine bay rather than finishing off the correction, it's the first time I've cleaned the engine bay and I'd like a blow dryer before I attempt to get every inch of it but I'm happy with it for now. Very happy with how the correction turned out, although it does need some further refinements to make it perfect, I'm happy with it for now, it's worlds better than the other side of the car which I will hopefully correct tomorrow. Cannot wait to get the 18" monzas on to bring it all together.
     
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  6. Bryant1998

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    That'll look sweet mate

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  8. Kieran Curly

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    Hi

    I am looking some advice.

    I plan to polish my Daytona Grey A6 for the 1st time. I usually carry out a maintenance wash every two weeks and my car is in pretty good condition

    I have read some horror stories about marring being caused by claying.
    I am worried that that the clay may damage my own paint. I plan to polish by hand. The car is five years old and has not been polished within the last year.

    Is it necessary to clay my car before polishing? Can I use a fallout remover instead of clay?

    I plan to use the products below.

    AG Snow Foam
    Turtle streak free wash and wax
    Meg’s quick clay starter kit
    AG super resin polish
    Turtle wax hydrophobic sealant wax
    Meg’s Tyre gel
     
  9. Kayobong

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    I'd definitely want to clay it, rather than using a clay bar use one of these. https://www.amazon.co.uk/ G3-Pro-7191-Deep-Clean/dp/B00K4UVUEG

    I much prefer them to a clay bar, they cover a larger area and work just as well with less marring in my experience, keep it well lubricated and you'll be fine, any marks will polish out.
     
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  10. jassyo06

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    Buy yourself some Bilt Hamber Korrosol 500 ml spray it on to a dry car neat out of direct sunlight let it dwell for 7 mins approx,also buy bilt hamber wheel cleaner 500ml and dilute to 1 litre spray it on the wheels leave to dwell for 7 mins....rinse with a power washer do both at the same time then wash the car....and feel how smooth the paint is afterwards.....you will mar the paint with a clay bar ie leaving the hologram effect which will be more noticeable on the doors,bonnet and roof....rule 1 of detailing always try the least aggressive way first
     
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  11. X3man

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    Agree, korrosol and BH stuff is great. Used it today on Cooper S, then S/F, rinse and wash. Topped off with Cure

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  12. jassyo06

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    A car that's shouting out to be de-chromed lol Petrol Ped on youtube Carvid 19 will show you how too
     
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  14. X3man

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    No thanks mate, too many black on black. We specifically chose the black/silver alloys and the rest ties in in our opinion, but thanks
     
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  15. Bishop187

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    Do all of this. But you want the paint as clean as possible so you will want to clay it before polishing. Claying your car with marr it but will also take off all the stuff the the other processes failed to remove. But you should be able to polish out any marring to the clear coat.

    Check out forensic detailing on YouTube, I find his video very informative


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  16. jassyo06

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    But the OP doesn't have a machine polisher to remove the marring that will be inflicted by claying.....any car that is in need of a clay bar in my opinion is one that's been neglected
     
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  17. Rossco13

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    I had my car multi stage paint correction done then a coating of kamikaze ism v20 ceramic coating applied but pricey but I have had it put on my last three cars it’s fantastic stuff, washing the car now is so much easier too and after it’s all washed I apply an application of kamikaze overcoat which gives the coating a sacrificial coating on it.

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  18. Bristle Hound

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    Bit harsh ^
    I've had & known brand new cars that need claying so bit of sweeping statement IMHO

    Anyways 'tis all subjective anyways :hi:
     
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  19. Bristle Hound

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    @X3man - Stunning !
    Got to love Cure
     
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  20. SPIKE_S3

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    Looking sweet. Do love a MINI, and full credit to you for going with black!
     
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  21. Bryant1998

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    Laughed at this today, supposedly a waterless wash product that also is better than wax for shine and leaves no scratches?
    Yes that’s their video of them wiping a dusty car down, with no water involved
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  22. Bishop187

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    Yeah your right, will need a machine polish to get out the marring.


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  23. OCDaveS4

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    Notice quite a bit of spider-webbing in the sunlight today. Oh....hang on, those ARE spider webs :tearsofjoy: CC1C065F-CA9A-47E6-A26E-50A1D3899BD0.jpeg
     
  24. jassyo06

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    Only going by experience least aggressive first....claying a car is aggressive not in its application but it's the side effects it leaves....so if your after some form of paint perfection by all means clay yer car but you'd better have a machine polisher at hand to correct the paint afterwards ....fact and not a sweeping statement...nor subjective ....what's is subjective is standards of paint finish a person is willing to accept
     
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  25. Adam14

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    Not so much detailing but finally got round to putting my summer wheels back on. Didn't trust the jack the car comes with so will detail arches once I have some axle stands!

    Spent an hour or so swapping my taillights to the OEM smoked version courtesy of Simon on here! Will be making a post on how to do it, as found no articles for the B9 model on swapping lights and encountered a few small obstacles so hopefully will help someone else in the future.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  26. X3man

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    Thanks Spike, but Wife chose colour
     
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    Ooooh - me like those! (yes, a "how to" post would be great).
     
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  28. Bristle Hound

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    One day we will agree on something related to car detailing [​IMG]
     
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  29. X3man

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    I doubt it Col. I post pics of the newly detailed Mini, and I get...that is crying out for de-chroming
     
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  30. jassyo06

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    l hate chrome on cars mate...matte Alu nice but faux chrome....reminds of my dear dads Ford Cortina GXL....lol
     
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  31. Kayobong

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    I got that exact ad today, weird. It does look like a bunch of bs.
     
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  32. jassyo06

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    I am using some 4 x 2 blocks of wood to keep my car up after using the factory jack..tomorrow to repaint my wheels hubs etc etc.worked several times before and it'll work again and cost me nowt..will post some pics tomorrow
     
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  33. jassyo06

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    Boohoo...lol besides l am correct in what l said...about claying and machine polishing.....l have a Red Jag F type next week to machine polish and apply Autoglyms new Ceramic coating too of which l will l might use a mild/soft variant of clay on it just in case but doubtful as its only a few months old
    Besides someone that thinks BSD and Gyeon Cure are a god send.....says it all..............lol
     
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  35. Bristle Hound

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    Can't please everyone @X3man ...
    Be a boring place if we all drove the same cars mind ...
    You always are buddy :hi:
    lol
     
  36. Bristle Hound

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    Takes me back at @jassyo06
    My Dad used to have a purple velvet mk3 Cortina 2000E with a black vinyl roof and the option velour upholstery
    Them were the days lol
     
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  37. Adam14

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    Cheers mate appreciate it, just read a lot don't trust the jack and didn't want it falling when scrubbing lol

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  38. X3man

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    You don’t say..
     
  39. X3man

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    I didn’t say sod all about the clay/machine polish thing mate, no need to get defensive
     
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  40. Adam14

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    About 2 hours work with MF cloth and an old kitchen scourer to get the tips as new as possible. Letting them dry off and will buff off tomorrow and apply some CC Platinum wheels to em, will hopefully make them easier to keep clean.[​IMG]

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  41. X3man

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    Nice work Adam, that is some shift on the tips. I spend about 15mins
     
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  42. OCDaveS4

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    Yeah, good job Adam - mine took me a whole afternoon and they were so bad had to start with emery paper then move down to 000 steel wool. Not looking too bad now, but still more to do. The (67 plate) car was immaculate from the dealer aside from the tips.
     
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  43. Adam14

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    Cheers mate. Yeah as do I but figured if I'm gonna apply some ceramic coating I wanted them as clean as I can. Not perfect there's still black speckles on the very end, certainly was hard work but not like there's much else to do haha

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  44. Bristle Hound

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    Wife's Captur given a good clean today :thumbs up:

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