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Offline Booth11

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1560 on: 26 January 2018, 16:50 »
Gave it a thorough interior clean because it was totally disgusting.  Tried Gtechniq Tri-clean on the whole interior. Found it very good on seats and textured plastics etc, but rubbish on piano gloss trim, left a smeary residue which required too much buffing to effectively remove. Was ok on carpet.  Very antiseptic smell which I didn’t mind. 
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1561 on: 26 January 2018, 19:31 »
I gave the Mk6 it`s second wash this week.


I`m sure it`ll be filthy again by Sunday.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1562 on: 27 January 2018, 05:04 »
Nothing yet because it's not even 5am
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1563 on: 28 January 2018, 16:24 »
Finally cleaned after nearly 9 weeks neglect.  Lots of commitments, crap weather, other stuff meant the car had had to take a back seat (pardon pun), but good to have a return to form, no matter how short-lived it may be.

As ever, the key is touchless pre-wash stages.

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Essential touchless pre-wash gear (prior to wheel and 2 bucket wash) - Bilberry Wheel Cleaner; Orange Degreaser; ValetPro Citrus Pre-Wash; ValetPro Advanced Snow Foam;



Snow foam



Citrus Pre-wash



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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1564 on: 28 January 2018, 17:10 »
Finally cleaned after nearly 9 weeks neglect.  Lots of commitments, crap weather, other stuff meant the car had had to take a back seat (pardon pun), but good to have a return to form, no matter how short-lived it may be.

As ever, the key is touchless pre-wash stages.

Now that looks better! How are you finding the Detail Guardz Rebecca?

As it’s a (relatively speaking) warm day today (12-13*c), l also washed mine this morning. It’s now looking clean and shiny again :smiley:
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Gone but not forgotten; 2011 Golf GTD; 5dr Carbon Grey, Grey Jacara tartan seats, 18" VW Rotary alloys in Anthracite, Bi-xenons, Parking Sensors, RCD510+Dynaudio, Luxury Pack.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1565 on: 28 January 2018, 18:25 »
Finally cleaned after nearly 9 weeks neglect.  Lots of commitments, crap weather, other stuff meant the car had had to take a back seat (pardon pun), but good to have a return to form, no matter how short-lived it may be.

As ever, the key is touchless pre-wash stages.

Now that looks better! How are you finding the Detail Guardz Rebecca?

As it’s a (relatively speaking) warm day today (12-13*c), l also washed mine this morning. It’s now looking clean and shiny again :smiley:

The Detail Guardz are great!  Just pop them under the wheels and forget about them.  No pressure hose catching at all.  Love ‘em.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1566 on: 28 January 2018, 18:34 »
Fantastic transformation! Mine will have to wait a bit longer, too many competing factors for me too. I dont't think I've ever missed two whole months between cleans! Perhaps next weekend.

Still no shiny pictures SR? I'm sure it'll be another top job though :smiley:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1567 on: 28 January 2018, 18:57 »
Fantastic transformation! Mine will have to wait a bit longer, too many competing factors for me too. I dont't think I've ever missed two whole months between cleans! Perhaps next weekend.

Still no shiny pictures SR? I'm sure it'll be another top job though :smiley:

Sorry Watts, no shiny pictures, but you’ve seen what it looks like after I’ve cleaned it. Perhaps I need to put some ‘before’ pictures up next time showing what it looks like dirty!
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1568 on: 28 January 2018, 19:08 »
Looks fantastic Rebecca!

Gave mine a quick wash.



Then got to work on this - snow foam, wash, decotamination, single stage machine polish and a ceramic coating. Only a few month old but had been poorly washed.. Looking as it should now!

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1569 on: 28 January 2018, 20:38 »
Looks great Jim.

That’s some achievement to wash yours and do a full decon, single stage polish and ceramic coating on the L/R in a day (which looks like a top job!). I’m not usually a fan of black wheels, but they look perfect on the Land Rover.

Edit; is the Land Rover model a Range Rover Sport?
« Last Edit: 28 January 2018, 20:52 by SRGTD »
2016 Pocket Rocket Polo GTI 5dr manual, Blue Silk, Jacara tartan seats, Sports Performance Kit, Climate Control, Convenience Pack, Parking Pack, VW Motorsport Alloys in anthracite.
Gone but not forgotten; 2011 Golf GTD; 5dr Carbon Grey, Grey Jacara tartan seats, 18" VW Rotary alloys in Anthracite, Bi-xenons, Parking Sensors, RCD510+Dynaudio, Luxury Pack.