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Offline Watts

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2000 on: 25 March 2019, 14:09 »
Finally got around to cleaning it today, 10 weeks since the last time so 2 goes with snow foam and 2 washes. Gave the window seals and the sill extensions a coat of FinishKare Top Kote, gives a nice natural sheen and the tail pipes cleaned with Mothers. After drying some QD was added and buffed off - FinishKare #425 Ultra Slik, very easy to use and no mess. The wheels got a spray with that too. Pleased with the end result only tempered by discovering a small dent and a small collection of stone chips :rolleyes: Is it possible to keep any paint on the car?







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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2001 on: 25 March 2019, 14:38 »
Looks brand new in these pics!!  :cool:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2002 on: 25 March 2019, 15:30 »
Cheers Jim :smiley: Stone chips are driving me mad though, no panel is unmarked and the bonnet and bumper are pretty bad. So frustrating, my Audi didn't seem to suffer at all yet this one could do with a respray in places! As for the dent, it's very small and paint unmarked, I might see about getting that sorted.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2003 on: 25 March 2019, 18:44 »
Looks stunning  :cool:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2004 on: 25 March 2019, 19:38 »
Cheers Newbie :smiley:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2005 on: 28 March 2019, 13:17 »
Great job on the wheels and calipers :) Thats the exact same socket set I have :)

Cheers. Yes, remember I scratched the black part of the wheels using the std wheel socket when I did them on my previous Mk7.5 and we used them on the detailing course I did back in 2017 so invested in a set! Plus the breaker bar means no issues getting them loose.  :smiley:

Having had to use the standard set this week to put my space saver on (puncture) I'd like to look at alternative, could you share the details on your preferred choice please?

Thanks
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2006 on: 01 April 2019, 11:58 »
Great job on the wheels and calipers :) Thats the exact same socket set I have :)

Cheers. Yes, remember I scratched the black part of the wheels using the std wheel socket when I did them on my previous Mk7.5 and we used them on the detailing course I did back in 2017 so invested in a set! Plus the breaker bar means no issues getting them loose.  :smiley:

Having had to use the standard set this week to put my space saver on (puncture) I'd like to look at alternative, could you share the details on your preferred choice please?

Thanks

Think I got these ones:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FFFXWBI/ref=sspa_dk_hqp_detail_aax_0?psc=1

And then a breaker bar is a must and a torque wrench a nice extra.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2007 on: 01 April 2019, 13:57 »
First time using a DA.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2008 on: 01 April 2019, 15:08 »
First time using a DA.



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Offline MKgti

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2009 on: 04 May 2019, 17:48 »
Gave mine a wash and used  BSD quick detailer to seal newly repaired panels. Will use something better when get time. I want to machine polish rest of car soon.
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