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What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Bristle Hound Dec 28, 2018

  1. Jimbob76

    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast Gold Supporter

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    Cheers for that Jass - if you decide to try another route for the rear Audi rings - then these seem like a possibility for you (193mm)...

    https://stealthbadges.com/collections/a3-s3-rs3/products/audi-gloss-black-boot-rings
     
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  3. jassyo06

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    cheers mate,l just ordered one from this link you provided.....Turning out an expensive old game this for me.....and if l am honest not a fan of the black logos on the rear as l preferred the chrome finish but would look stupid mixing them
     
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  4. AllanG

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    I didn’t want to say earlier, but now you have @jassyo06, I agree that I prefer the chrome rings on the back, plus, I also prefer chrome on the front & the S3 badges, as I think it looks classier.
     
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  5. jassyo06

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    Couldn't mix n match mate but l am sure a potential younger buyer will like them when l sell it on ....once this planet gets back to its normal fubar self....

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  6. jassyo06

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    So i contacted Crewe Audi and they will send me out the correct sized rear emblem....if l send the one on the car back to them which should'nt be a problem as its about to fall off anyway's lol it just has'nt adhered to the boot lid properly because it's too big,given that l will have 2 emblems by next week l have one up for grabs if yer interested @Jimbob76 yours gratis mate...
     
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  7. Rossco13

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    I think the black rings on the rear are cracking mate, I put black on the wife’s car also but didn’t go for audi one this time front rings were a few mm smaller in width but apart from that very happy also. Just need to source a front black grill surround.

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  8. Jimbob76

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    Mate that’s very generous of you to offer. And good to know that a correct size OEM rear emblem does exist. I think if and when I do get round to doing this I’ll go full OEM as well. Appreciate your offer though - you’re a gent. If you can’t be ***** to send it back for a refund, perhaps offer it up on the Pay It Forwards thread?

    I’m not feeling like spending much on the car at the moment - it’s not getting used enough. I last filled it up with petrol in mid-March, and I still have half a tank left 3 months later. I’m starting to question why I’ve got so much cash tied up in the damn thing.
     
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  9. Bryant1998

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    This ^

    Can’t believe I’ve paid through the nose for insurance for so long, spend some days wishing I’d just saved all this money and kept my A3

    That is until the roads are hot, sticky and clear and you can have some fun and then it’s a no brainier you’re keeping it
     
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  10. JonnyS3

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    Used P&S beadmaker for the second time today.

    First coating at the last wash I wasn’t too convinced - it seemed to need a fair bit of product.

    Second use / topping up again today - thought the finish is excellent and hardly any product needed.

    Will certainly get again.
     
  11. Bryant1998

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    Very satisfying, only noticed it was dirty because I was sat in traffic staring at it
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  13. Bishop187

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    Came out brand new. What did u use?


    A7 3.0tdi 272 Black Edition Mythos Black Tech pack
     
  14. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    Does look good

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  15. Bryant1998

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    B&M apparently, Mrs got them to clean the sofas, used about a dozen wipes but did the gear gaitor and handbrake stitching too.
    (Still use proper stuff for the leather tho)
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  16. Kayobong

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    Had a few bits resprayed(rear bumper and bonnet), also added an apr badge to go with my stage 2 remap
     
  17. OCDaveS4

    OCDaveS4 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    Looks like a great paint job and colour match - is that sort of thing expensive? Presume you used an Indy specialist?
     
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  18. Kayobong

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    They did an excellent job colour matching, I’ll get some better pictures up soon. I did quite a bit of research, and got various recommendations. I think it was well priced, £550 for the rear bumper to be repaired and resprayed, and the whole bonnet being resprayed also.
     
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  19. OCDaveS4

    OCDaveS4 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    Reckon that's a great price. Look forward to seeing more pics....
     
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  20. AndrewW

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    Tried this stuff out on the Fiat Ducato we're currently converting to a camper van - not the cheapest stuff (£40 for 350ml) but really impressed with the results.
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    And the finished product (also gave it a polish):

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  21. OCDaveS4

    OCDaveS4 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    Nice - might try that on my camper’s bumpers (Citroen relay)...!
     
  22. AndrewW

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    Nice! Self build or ‘proper’? This is our third self build.

    It’s great stuff and the small 30ml bottle would have definitely done the van a few times if the bigger bottle is a bit overkill. I wish I’d gone for it now but hey ho I’ve got it at least.

    this is the only ‘before’ picture I can find when it had been sat in storage for 6 month (before my ownership) but you can see the huge difference it has made

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  23. OCDaveS4

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    Wow yes huge difference! Regret don’t have the skills to do a self build so we’ve got a secondhand Wildax
     
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  24. jassyo06

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    Like to read your thoughts on this after heavy rain,hopefully for yourself it''ll be all positive comments,because any black trim rejuvenator l have used in the past has always been affected by heavy rain or by driving through heavy road surface water,best being Gtechniq's C4 permanant plastic trim restorer
     
  25. AndrewW

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    that is also my concern but I’ve read good things about the longevity, I’m expecting to have to to reapply a few times considering the condition they were in previously but hopefully I can keep on top of it.

    we had some serious rain yesterday in the north east, and it’s supposed to rain most of this week, so I guess we’ll see
     
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  26. Kayobong

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    A few clean shots, shows how well the rear bumper is colour matched, I’m happy with it, the only thing letting the side down is the front bumper which has too many stone chips for a touch up pen to make a difference and the halogens aren’t very pretty.
     
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  27. jassyo06

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    Car looks really nice now mate why dont you upgrade all the Halogen bulbs in the headlights to a 5000k tempreture ie nice white look,will look a lot better
     
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  28. Kayobong

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    Thanks, it's getting there! Ideally, I want bi-xenon headlights like the edition 35, or maybe OSRAM Xenarc headlights which are road legal and look quite nice. I'm not a fan of the HID look to be honest. There are some replica kits which look identical to the ED35 headlights for around £400 which is tempting.

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    OEM:
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  29. Adam14

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    The OSRAM lights look mint mate They'd get my.vote

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  30. Kayobong

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    Just painful for the pocket, they go for around £7-800
     
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  31. X3man

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    Ouch! A lot of other things I would spend £700 on, like getting front bumper sorted

    Car looking mint mate, you have already transformed the looks. I am still very partial to a golf, and would quite happily have one to tinker with, whilst saving a ton of cash a month....hmm
     
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  32. Kayobong

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    They are lovely cars; the technology really isn't there in terms of infotainment and driver aids but that also means there is more emphasis on actually driving the car. To be honest I don't really miss the tech on my old 8V A3, and after test driving the new MK8 Golf I can appreciate the engineering of my car a bit more, the quality of all the materials is so much nicer as the money wasn't really spent on tech. And I agree, the bumper is more of a priority for me than the headlights.
     
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  34. Bristle Hound

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    After the post lock down wash yesterday I gave the X3 a coat a Gyeon Cure - last clean was just before lockdown
    While the MF was still damp with product I did the wheels & black exhaust tips as well

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    Don't tell @jassyo06 but still using and lovin' Megs Endurance tyre gel :D
     
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  35. Kayobong

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    Not sure how I feel about that tyre gel, one thing is for certain, the "special" applicator pad thing they advertise for it is ****.
     
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  36. jassyo06

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    Had these fitted for the last 4 weeks but thought I'd post more revealing photos, cold early morning dew on the car and it had also poured down up for the last 24 hours or more up here car looks a bit more aggressive at the front without the chrome l think anyways[​IMG][​IMG]

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  37. X3man

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    So thoughts on the Gyeon Cure Col?
     
  38. X3man

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    Looks good mate, blacked out goes well with the Voodoo
     
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  39. Bristle Hound

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    Forgot how good it was TBH Nev having not used it for some time before using it on the X3
    'Tis the only product that has been applied to the X3, altho that was not my intention when I got it
    For me I just don't see the need to use anything else - I always QD after a clean so this is the ideal product for me as Cure is more like a QD+ IMHO
     
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  40. jassyo06

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    Ye need te cast yer mind back even further to the last time you used a quality wax because....like you and @X3man - nev l was using spray on products like fireballs coating wax ie similar to wet coat....gyeon wet coat etc etc.....but in the last couple of months l been using a wax again and all l can say they bead better and give off a glossier look than any of the above mentioned products Autoglyms UHD wax to exact.....a doddle to apply/remove above 18 degrees....the extra effort is worth it
     
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  41. X3man

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    I am sure wax is awesome mate, but for me, Cure is perfect top up to the Gyeon Q2 Pure, and then even better is CanCoat, that stuff is unbelievable! The gloss, water run off and ease of cleaning is insane. Not cheap, but one “can” will do about 6-8 cars (coats)
     
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  42. Andy F

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    20190609_161601.jpg A nice 4 hour lockdown detail,
    finished off Gyeon cure and anglewax glass cleaner
    AndyF Team Navarra
     
  43. AllanG

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    Washed my Q5 with Meguiars Ultimate Wash & Wax, followed by a coat of Meguiars Ceramic Liquid Wax.....I just love the sparkle of Daytona Grey :icon thumright:

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