What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

NevMan

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Synchro kit ?? you can have the one l coated the rear bumper with hardly any used £50 bangers

What size is it mate? And how old?
 

SPIKE_

Vorsprung durch Technik
Spent a lot of the last two days, correcting, and then ceramic coating wife’s new Abarth 595. Nice paint to work with to be fair. Used Flex XFE-7-15 with hex green pads and Sonax perfect finish. Then used black finishing pads with Gyeon Q2 Prime ready for the coating. Coated with Gyeon Q2 Pure. Love this stuff. Nice and thick so single coat, and flashes quickly (especially outside!!) so can be wiped off without too much effort. Tomorrow onto the alloys with GTechniq C5 and will dress the tyres and protect interior.

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Ouch…£900 notes. Out of interest I have got a quote from a detailer who could do my new car before collection (they work with dealer for timings etc).

£650 for usual single stage and Carbon Collective 9H Pro range, or extra £150 for Gyeon Q2 Duraflex (5 year vs 3). Considering this or doing it myself with Pure or maybe MOHS. As you say it is the time. Took advantage of the good weather this week to do the Abarth over 3 days…1st day - decon, wash, correction. 2nd day - re-wash, panel wipe, ceramic. 3rd day - alloys, tips, interior. Estimate in total I spent 10-12 hours on it, but then a tiny car . Contemplating getting a rock awning (pop up gazebo) at some point to help with shade/rain etc
Looking great @NevMan :icon thumright:. That’s some serious money for the pro detailer route. I actually looked at the Carbon Collective range myself over the last week, and quite like the sound of it, but I am being pulled more to trying Gyeon for a change. Whats your thoughts on using the CC products….have you heard many positive comments on it? The guy I have used to date does my cars using Gtechniq Ultra for £500 which I can’t really complain to much about!!
 

NevMan

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Looking great @NevMan :icon thumright:. That’s some serious money for the pro detailer route. I actually looked at the Carbon Collective range myself over the last week, and quite like the sound of it, but I am being pulled more to trying Gyeon for a change. Whats your thoughts on using the CC products….have you heard many positive comments on it? The guy I have used to date does my cars using Gtechniq Ultra for £500 which I can’t really complain to much about!!

Thanks @SPIKE_. To be honest on reflection I will do it myself and sticking with Gyeon. Pure is really really good have had on a few cars now so will either use that or step to multicoat like MOHS, or Synchro. No experience at all of the CC range.
 

jassyo06

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What size is it mate? And how old?
50 ML Retail £95 l hardly touched the surface of the bottles....**** me the TT 's rear bumper aint that big lol l bought it less than 2 months ago
 

NevMan

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50 ML Retail £95 l hardly touched the surface of the bottles....**** me the TT 's rear bumper aint that big lol l bought it less than 2 months ago

I’ll take it off your hands mate. PM me your details PayPal/bank . Your Flex XFE still going strong. To be fair only
Used on 5 cars so far.
 

jassyo06

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I’ll take it off your hands mate. PM me your details PayPal/bank . Your Flex XFE still going strong. To be fair only
Used on 5 cars so far

Send me your address and I'll get it sent out to you today mate need Moby number as well for dhl
 

Adam14

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Looking great @NevMan :icon thumright:. That’s some serious money for the pro detailer route. I actually looked at the Carbon Collective range myself over the last week, and quite like the sound of it, but I am being pulled more to trying Gyeon for a change. Whats your thoughts on using the CC products….have you heard many positive comments on it? The guy I have used to date does my cars using Gtechniq Ultra for £500 which I can’t really complain to much about!!

I’ve used the CC platinum wheels ceramic coating on both my winter wheels and summer wheels. Been on for nearly two years now and still going strong, big fan of CC products for the most part. If their main ceramic coating is similar then don’t think you’d be disappointed


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Rich76

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Well the daughter pinged covid positive on her pre flat test Sunday so no holiday in Ibiza !
Instead it’s a week of cleaning the cars

here is her Alfa which prior to October last year when she got i don’t think it had seen a proper polish

so far has had a full clay bar
Chemical guys cherry
Then diamond brite ceramic coat ( the joys of freebies in the profession)
All door shuts clean then polished
Black bits done with chemical guys vsp
Glass with angelewax
 

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Kayobong

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It's been a while, been very busy with work but here she is, my new car, a special Audi S3 which is absolutely rapid and has had 10's of thousands spent on it!

Detailing wise it is unbelievably clean, easily the cleanest car I've owned, not a single stone chip on the front bumper, unmarked alloys and bodywork and it seems as if it has got some sort of ceramic protection on and there are no swirls! I'm not usually a fan of silver but this Ice Silver (not sure if it was exclusive at the time but it is rare) looks stunning, especially in the sun! I do plan on decontaminating the car and will see how it looks once this has been completed. Interior wise, it has some genuine RS3 bits, and it is super clean! Anyway, here are some pics.

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Kayobong

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Do have a soft spot for an 8P S3, good choice pal


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Thank you, I think I do too which is why I am back in one!
 

axelmckenzie

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It's been a while, been very busy with work but here she is, my new car, a special Audi S3 which is absolutely rapid and has had 10's of thousands spent on it!

Detailing wise it is unbelievably clean, easily the cleanest car I've owned, not a single stone chip on the front bumper, unmarked alloys and bodywork and it seems as if it has got some sort of ceramic protection on and there are no swirls! I'm not usually a fan of silver but this Ice Silver (not sure if it was exclusive at the time but it is rare) looks stunning, especially in the sun! I do plan on decontaminating the car and will see how it looks once this has been completed. Interior wise, it has some genuine RS3 bits, and it is super clean! Anyway, here are some pics.

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The car looks so clean, the black wheels complemented the color of it.
 

Kayobong

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jassyo06

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It's been a while, been very busy with work but here she is, my new car, a special Audi S3 which is absolutely rapid and has had 10's of thousands spent on it!

Detailing wise it is unbelievably clean, easily the cleanest car I've owned, not a single stone chip on the front bumper, unmarked alloys and bodywork and it seems as if it has got some sort of ceramic protection on and there are no swirls! I'm not usually a fan of silver but this Ice Silver (not sure if it was exclusive at the time but it is rare) looks stunning, especially in the sun! I do plan on decontaminating the car and will see how it looks once this has been completed. Interior wise, it has some genuine RS3 bits, and it is super clean! Anyway, here are some pics.

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Stunning example of an 8P S3 mate but l do prefer the sportback version with the panoramic roof....which are a rare sight on the roads
Can't beat a silver Audi paint either
 

jassyo06

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I applied some Gyeon Pure to the rear wing and the bootlid....only going to correct and apply to 2 or 3 panels at a time until it's all down come the Autumn
 

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S32B

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I applied some Gyeon Pure to the rear wing and the bootlid....only going to correct and apply to 2 or 3 panels at a time until it's all down come the Autumn
What do you mean 'until it's all down come the Autumn'???

PS: I like the red Audi Sport on the plate holder, links in with the red of the TTS :)
 

NevMan

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I applied some Gyeon Pure to the rear wing and the bootlid....only going to correct and apply to 2 or 3 panels at a time until it's all down come the Autumn

Interested to hear your thoughts on Pure mate. I rate it big time.
 

NevMan

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What do you mean 'until it's all down come the Autumn'???

PS: I like the red Audi Sport on the plate holder, links in with the red of the TTS :)

He means “until it is all done come the autumn”
 

jassyo06

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Interested to hear your thoughts on Pure mate. I rate it big time.
It's not as hydrophobic as the Synchro kit but gloss levels are really excellent am happy with that I applied it on thick....it took a good bit of time to cure even after it had cured properly there is still a slight resistance to its finish going to do the the bonnet and front wings this weekend
 

NevMan

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Yes, have seen some synchro videos, the water falloff is insane. I do like the candy gloss the pure gives the paint
 

NevMan

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It's not as hydrophobic as the Synchro kit but gloss levels are really excellent am happy with that I applied it on thick....it took a good bit of time to cure even after it had cured properly there is still a slight resistance to its finish going to do the the bonnet and front wings this weekend

Assume you added Cure on top whilst it fully cures?
 

jassyo06

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Raiden

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Gave the wife’s classic mini a deep clean and wax. Mixed it up a bit as I had some old products sitting about so I thought I’d use them all up.

First I used AF citrus power over the whole car to get the grime off and then hosed it down.

Cleaned the wheels with TJ’s shampoo and wheel cleaner along with AG snow foam

Then a 2 bucket wash with Dodo juice super natural shampoo which I find better to use in warmer weather. Just doesn’t leave any marks in the heat I found.

Snow foamed the car and used TJ iron remover. Found 2 tiny bits of iron on the whole car. Then sprayed it with tardis and snow foamed it again.

Dried it off with EZ QD spray and the AG instadry towel.

Then gave it a hand wax with TJ ceramic wax on the main bits. Hard to reach places, decals and chrome I used the new turtle wax graphene spray.

Really happy with the results. This car will stay a garage queen and since she bought it, it’s now got 3950 from new


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NevMan

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jassyo06

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Fair enough.
First wash after applying pure all l can say Nev yer in for a beading treat pure is good at beading but mohs+Skin is on another planet in comparison its very easy to compare when both have been applied in the same area ie bootlid/rearwing= pure....rear bumper= Synchro
 

SPIKE_

Vorsprung durch Technik
Thanks mate. Would imagine flat red could be a bit of a nightmare. Will let you know how this maintains, but so far having used Pure (your recommendation!) on a couple black car’s (which as you know are a nightmare themselves) they cleaned up pretty easily…but didn’t stay clean long . Really looking forward to
My white silver JCW for maintenance. Even contemplating getting it done by a pro, using Carbon Collective Pro Series 9H, or for extra could go Gyeon Duraflex. But I may change my mind and do it myself. Felling a little jaded having done two cars in a week (father in law’s countryman and now the Abarth).
Any further thoughts on what your going to do with the new JCW @NevMan? I’m really torn between trying either Gyeon Syncro or Carbon Collective 9H Pro Range….what do you think? Really can’t choose between them, but like the idea of what seems to be a simpler process with the application of the Carbon Collective coating.
 

Andy F

S3 quattro Too Darn Soulful ! Get you some a that!
1 wheel decon and wash
2 snowfoam
3 two bucket wash gyeon bath+
4 towel and blow dry
5 gyeon cure
A good 3.5 hour detail
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AndyF Team Navarra
 

NevMan

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First wash after applying pure all l can say Nev yer in for a beading treat pure is good at beading but mohs+Skin is on another planet in comparison its very easy to compare when both have been applied in the same area ie bootlid/rearwing= pure....rear bumper= Synchro

Nice one, look forward to it
 

NevMan

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Any further thoughts on what your going to do with the new JCW @NevMan? I’m really torn between trying either Gyeon Syncro or Carbon Collective 9H Pro Range….what do you think? Really can’t choose between them, but like the idea of what seems to be a simpler process with the application of the Carbon Collective coating.

Hi @SPIKE_ . Thanks to James, I am going to give Synchro a go. Bought a kit off him that he only used on his rear wing. I have watched a number of vids and read up that Synchro is just the next step up protection from my trusted Pure used on a few cars.

As far as the CC 9H, that is well rated, so don’t think you would go wrong there at all.
 

NevMan

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jassyo06

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jassyo06

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1 wheel decon and wash
2 snowfoam
3 two bucket wash gyeon bath+
4 towel and blow dry
5 gyeon cure
A good 3.5 hour detail
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AndyF Team Navarra
You do love that Gyeon Cure mate lol yer car looks still amazing
 

jassyo06

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I washed it...then rinsed it with wet coat
..2 weeks ago l finally completed machine polishing all the panels... best any turbo blue paint will look...and yeah my rear reg plate came off gonna attach it again at work tomorrow
 

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SPIKE_

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I washed it...then rinsed it with wet coat
..2 weeks ago l finally completed machine polishing all the panels... best any turbo blue paint will look...and yeah my rear reg plate came off gonna attach it again at work tomorrow
Have you grown to love it any more @jassyo06? It really does look great. The Vorsprung alloys and RS wing really make it stand out over any other TTS you see on the roads.
 

NevMan

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I washed it...then rinsed it with wet coat
..2 weeks ago l finally completed machine polishing all the panels... best any turbo blue paint will look...and yeah my rear reg plate came off gonna attach it again at work tomorrow

Looks awesome mate
 

NevMan

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jassyo06

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Have you grown to love it any more @jassyo06? It really does look great. The Vorsprung alloys and RS wing really make it stand out over any other TTS you see on the roads.
I still feel the same about it.... WBAC offered me £45,100 for it last week l only owe £35k....inflated valution l know....but l loved the S3 saloon type of car pan roof,extra screen on the dash.....so i'll wait and get the RS3 saloon
 

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