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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    I just checked the other day and they were in stock didn't do anything special but as I said everywhere else was out of stock.

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  3. Henda

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    do you mind sending me a link. When i try searching on the website I can’t find it.
     
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  6. X3man

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    Looking good mate. So what are you going for wrap-wise?
     
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  7. Adam14

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    Going bold! Only live once at the end of the day, colour is called "Avery Dennison Satin Metallic Stunning Orange". Poor upload quality but here's a pic of the vinyl on the roll. [​IMG]

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  8. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Wow, fair play, that is definitely going to “pop”
     
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  9. Rossco13

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    Email Imran at https://www.in2detailing.co.uk/ he has a lot of them but hasn’t updated his website yet I was there Friday and saw lots of them, his place is five minutes from me in Dundee doesn’t help my wallet that lol.


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  10. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    @Adam14 - Gonna look stunning buddy !
    Really looking foreword to the pic's on this one!
     
  11. jassyo06

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    Machine polish my boys land rover it was a 2 stage correction got most of it done with just the glass roof to do...

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  13. Bristle Hound

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    Top work @jassyo06 - looks ace :thumbs up:
    Your son not working for Bee Em now?
     
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  14. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Its my older son's car mate 67 plate Disco,Jordan's job is on a shaky nail ATM
     
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  15. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    @jassyo06 - Ahh that explains it
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for Jordan mate
     
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  16. V6_Man

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    Fingers crossed for Jordan - it is difficult times ahead and let's hope there are not many redundancies / business closures that will follow once normality resumes.
     
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  17. X3man

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    And me mate, thought times
     
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  18. X3man

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    Very nice mate, top job
     
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  19. daytonamart

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    So a bit of a time on my hands meant I could focus on getting my garage floor epoxy painted.

    After is was done I noticed the garage doors were letting the side down so took some APC and some brushes to them and gave them a freshen up much better now!

    Does this count as detailing?

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  20. Henda

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    So Jealous...............
    I could only wish for a garage like that, never mind a garage that clean
     
  21. Jimbob76

    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast Gold Supporter

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    Yes. Yes it does. It absolutely ruddy does. Fantastic job there mate. My garage renovation project has been tickling along for about a year now (snatching a bit of time when I can). The last major job I have is to sort the flooring. So you've gone epoxy paint - did you use a 2-pack paint system? I've been pondering the pros and cons of epoxy 2-pack vs porcelain tiles (garage grade - not as daft as it sounds), vs a resin based flooring system (with some disco flecks in, lol). If you can share any more info on your thought process and method I'd be grateful pal.

    I've been there done that with domestic garage floor paint - doesn't last long at all, so looking for a something durable and long lasting!
     
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  22. Jimbob76

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    Perfick detailing weather today - cool, dry and overcast. So I set to it.

    Won't bore you with the details, mostly usual method, with a couple of twists...

    1. Turtle Wax Dry and Shine wet coat was sprayed onto the still wet, clean car, BUT then leveled off using a damp, rung-out MF applicator pad to get even coverage and prevent any streaking before being rinsed off. This worked a TREAT, and a much better method than just spraying and rinsing. I rate this product highly, it's cheap as chips, durable, leaves a very slippery finish and is V. glossy. After the recent chemical decon of the paint I'm really happy with the finish.

    2. I'm using Autoglym Polar Wash as a wheel cleaner, through the snow foam lance to sort the wheels before I get onto the bodywork. I have a second lance bottle - definitely worth getting a second bottle, so you can use one product for wheels and a different one (BH Auto Foam) for bodywork pre-wash IMO. I ceramic coated the wheels last autumn, so don't need to use an aggressive wheel cleaner, but AG PW has just enough bite to do a top job on the wheels. This new method works well for me.

    Polished m'tips, dressed the tyres, cleaned the glass inside and out, and a quick interior detail, before back in the garage as it's gonna pee it down for the next week. It's a satisfying feeling having a mint clean car in the garage when it's raining outside :sunglasses:

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    I've had the car for 2 years now - and I'm contemplating a cosmetic refresh to keep it feeling 'new'. I'm thinking about going black stealth badges (gloss black OEM front and rear Audi rings and S3 badges - £175 :flushed:). Audi have leaned into this look with latest models, so think it could look OEM+ rather than boy racer. What do you lot think about this on Daytona Grey? I know it's my car and my choice is the only one that matters, blah, blah...I'm just interested in what the 'informed crowd' - those with an eagle eye for detail think :grinning:

    Pics below gives an idea of what this might look like on Daytona paint (if you ignore the ruined slammed suspension, lol). I like the rear look, just wonder if it looks like the badges have fallen off on the front.

    All reversible, so the change could easily be put back to stock...

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  23. X3man

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    Good work mate, your car does really bling Black badges will look good I reckon on your Daytona
     
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  24. Jimbob76

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    Cheers Buster - coming from someone with standards as high as yours that's a definite compliment :hi:

    It's been nearly 3 months since a gang of low intellect thugs tried to car-jack me while I was out giving the car some TLC. Today was the first day I've properly enjoyed the process since then...
     
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  25. Adam14

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    Great right up mate and remember reading about the thugs, was gutted when I read it!

    Onto happier topics, the black badges get a thumbs up from me. Plenty places well decent quality reps for a fraction of the price, if you wanted to save some pennies. Stealthbadges have a good rep and got mine from "freshmodsuk" on Instagram. Contemplating getting gloss back S5 badges soon.

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  26. daytonamart

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    Thanks Jimbob. So if you're interested here's the process:

    Start with one dusty garage where the blummin leaves blow in and wind me up!
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    Diamond cut the top layer of dusty concrete back to a decent level then PVA seal the floor:
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    Wait for this to dry before laying a smooth screed coat down:
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    Then one coat of epoxy resin paint (goose grey)
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    then the last coat:
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    Then sit back hang a few pics and enjoy the dust free detailing space:
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    Pic heavy again, I know. Whole project £1200.

    I also looked at the flecky tiles but found them not to be very hard wearing and to do the double garage would have cost 3.5k. A little too strong for me.
     
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  27. Bristle Hound

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    @Jimbob76 - Great work on the S3 mate - looks fab :thumbs up:
    I think the black badges would suit your S3 well - the only prob for me is I would have to do the chrome exhaust tips to finish the black look off
    But that could just be me lol

    Been tempted to change the badges on the X3 to black ones. I've even got a black X3 but just can't make my mind up ...
    I'm fortunate I already have the black exhaust tips

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    First world problems eh? lol
    @daytonamart - Fantastic job on the garage mate :thumbs up:
     
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  28. Rossco13

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    Just got wheels back from being Redone and then applied some kamikaze ceramic to them just need this crappy weather to go to get some dressing on.[​IMG]
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  29. SPIKE_S3

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    Looks great, and one of my favourite S3’s on here. I know what you mean about the badges....been having thoughts myself over the last number of months. Personally speaking, I think only the back would suit it (Also what I’m thinking on our own S3). Just think the front end would look wrong all blacked out. @jassyo06 recently purchased the complete set, so hope he gets some pictures posted once fitted.
     
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    Had the day off yesterday so I thought I would put some kind of protection on.....

    Standard 2 bucket, snowfoam, decontaminated......finished off with a good coat of autobrite glaze left to cure for a bit then topped with two coars of Gtechniq Liquid Crystal that I found in the garage and had never used..... not bad for 64 plate... upload_2020-6-10_14-29-43.png upload_2020-6-10_14-30-0.png upload_2020-6-10_14-30-14.png upload_2020-6-10_14-29-43.png upload_2020-6-10_14-30-0.png upload_2020-6-10_14-30-14.png

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    maybe upload error..haha
     
  32. jassyo06

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    Guff iphone photo it was taken by my son's phone lol though and l just gotta a new phone another Samsung A71 as my last A70's screen went by the Dodo cost me £300 to upgrade....going to fit my OEM Gloss Black Audi logos and emblems this weekend ...so i'll give my car a good wash n Wax....and take some photos and post....nice to see ye back on here Nev....place has been going down the drain.......of late....such is life right now
     
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  34. jassyo06

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    Them wheels just POP on a black car
     
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  35. jassyo06

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    Took a photo outside Jordan's new house this week...the light pollution was very low so colours tend to look/pop better still love this car, can't fault...but it needs 2 new front tyres they'll get done this week or early next

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  36. jassyo06

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    Awesome
     
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    Will post some photos this weekend of my new black rings....lol.
     
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  38. Rossco13

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    The black rings look great I have them.

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  39. jassyo06

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    Well all logos and emblems arrived yesterday..took the chrome ones off today firstly fitted the front 4 rings and S3 logo ...a doddle,then to the rears the existing chrome ones where a pain in the *** to remove done bootlid logo first..took the old one off...cleanse then fitted the new gloss black logo only to find it was far too large...10mm too wide and 5 cm too tall so it doesn't adhere to the bootlid properly...going to email crewe Audi Audi tonight [​IMG][​IMG]

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  40. Jimbob76

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    I think that suits your car very nicely mate. There's enough of a contrast between the gloss black rings and the rest of the black grille. Looks great - very stealth.

    You've said your new rear Audi rings are a bit bigger. Makes me wonder if the saloon has slightly smaller rings than the a Sportback due to the crease in the bootlid? I've just measured the rings on the back of my Sportback, and they're 190mm x 65mm - how does that compare with the black rings you've put on your car today pal? Would you mind sharing the measurements?

    £175 is crackers for x4 pieces of plastic. On the one hand it makes me cross that Audi are taking the **** charging that much, but I guess it means there will only be a few of us daft enough to consider spending that, so keeps the look pretty exclusive!
     
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  41. jassyo06

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    The 4 circles logo l got delivered is 70 mm tall and 200 mm wide,l would'nt bother buying the oem rear emblem...buy the faux one as the oem one does'nt look any better....bit disappointed with it to be honest,the front rings looks class as does the front/rear S3 emblems

    So buy the faux rear black stick on 4 circles and the faux clip on front S3 emblem....as for the rest, buy the oem one's as the faux variants are smaller
     
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  42. Bristle Hound

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    @jassyo06 - Looks great buddy. Suits your car well IMHO

    £175? Thats madness. Audi well & truly taking the **** IMHO
     
  43. T-1000

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    The cheap ones seem to lose their lustre I’m told.
    It’s why I went OEM Audi badges.


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