What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
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

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
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
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

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
 
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

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.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
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.
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....

Sent from my SM-A715F using Tapatalk
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
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!

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...
 

Rossco13

Registered User
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.

d2354f8f6babce3fa12d668f919a4205.jpg

a5472a2b03bede71ca0c2aac06976643.jpg



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
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...

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.
 

Bryant1998

Registered User
I’m starting to question why I’ve got so much cash tied up in the damn thing.

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
 

JonnyS3

Active Member
Gold Supporter
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.
 

Adam14

Registered User
Does look good

Sent from my HD1913 using Tapatalk
 

Kayobong

Registered User
fec4ffa266bb79f4a627a57ef79aae33.jpg


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

OCDaveS4

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
Looks like a great paint job and colour match - is that sort of thing expensive? Presume you used an Indy specialist?
 

Kayobong

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

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.
 

OCDaveS4

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
Reckon that's a great price. Look forward to seeing more pics....
 

OCDaveS4

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter

AndrewW

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

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

3FA69AB1-1D93-401B-9451-AC4C3F11EBDF.png
 

OCDaveS4

Well-Known Member
Silver Supporter
Wow yes huge difference! Regret don’t have the skills to do a self build so we’ve got a secondhand Wildax
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
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.
View attachment 205436

And the finished product (also gave it a polish):

View attachment 205437

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
 

AndrewW

Registered User
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

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
 

Kayobong

Registered User
9b04f142eb75868723cc9581c6413f8e.jpg


e096b00d4dbaecb5d7bd7d42f422f4fa.jpg


c0618d6f1f607c8181a0f69523d318f6.jpg


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.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
9b04f142eb75868723cc9581c6413f8e.jpg


e096b00d4dbaecb5d7bd7d42f422f4fa.jpg


c0618d6f1f607c8181a0f69523d318f6.jpg


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.

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
 

Kayobong

Registered User
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

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.

OSRAM:
maxresdefault.jpg

OEM:
genuine-vw-golf-mk6-xenon-headlight-upgrade-174-p.jpg
 

Adam14

Registered User
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.

OSRAM:
View attachment 205635

OEM:
View attachment 205636
The OSRAM lights look mint mate They'd get my.vote

Sent from my HD1913 using Tapatalk
 

Kayobong

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

Sent from my HD1913 using Tapatalk

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

NevMan

Well known member
Just painful for the pocket, they go for around £7-800

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
 

Kayobong

Registered User
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

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.
 

Kayobong

Registered User
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

Qd6ugsFl.jpg


zY17Qbfl.jpg

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

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

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
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
8e6270dd6d23a2a0b46100f1b7793f03.jpg
b395b41deb02190a8647e7bfc8c9a909.jpg


Sent from my SM-A715F using Tapatalk
4a29b4110e4ad6649188de07bfb21251.jpg
 

NevMan

Well known member
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

Qd6ugsFl.jpg


zY17Qbfl.jpg

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

So thoughts on the Gyeon Cure Col?
 

NevMan

Well known member
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
8e6270dd6d23a2a0b46100f1b7793f03.jpg
b395b41deb02190a8647e7bfc8c9a909.jpg


Sent from my SM-A715F using Tapatalk
4a29b4110e4ad6649188de07bfb21251.jpg

Looks good mate, blacked out goes well with the Voodoo
 

Bristle Hound

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
So thoughts on the Gyeon Cure Col?
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
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
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

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
 

NevMan

Well known member
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

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)
 
Top