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Offline Booth11

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2070 on: 20 October 2019, 13:20 »
Looking as great as ever! But a word or two of caution, your cleaning area/drive is looking so good it is becoming a distraction from all the lovely glossiness :laugh:

Haha!  Thanks, I can gladly live with that Watts!  :laugh:  It is such a nice space to work in!  But I do have to spend a bit of time at the end washing the dirt from the car off the drive,so cleaning the cleaning area! grin:  I need to upgrade my kneeler stool to a version with wheels now so I can zoom around at speed, for wheel work and those lower panels!  Getting old, and need all the help I can get!
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2071 on: 20 October 2019, 15:18 »
No need to Kneel down with one of these. https://www.vehiclelifts4home.co.uk/product/quickjack/
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« Last Edit: 20 October 2019, 16:05 by Booth11 »
Black Beauty: MK7 R 5dr DSG, DBP, 19" Pretoria, DCC, Vienna leather, Keyless, Dynaudio, DNS Pro, Rear camera, HBA
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2073 on: 20 October 2019, 17:26 »
No need to Kneel down with one of these. https://www.vehiclelifts4home.co.uk/product/quickjack/

That's brilliant! The price is a bit eyewatering though :cry: I'll stick with a sore back for now :laugh:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2074 on: 22 October 2019, 21:12 »
Over the last 2-3 days, I’ve been getting my car’s bodywork ready to cope with whatever the winter weather throws at it; two bucket method wash, full decontamination (iron fallout remover, tar remover, clay), wash, machine polish, sealant, clean glass, dress tyres and exterior black trim, polish chrome exhaust tailpipes, vacuum interior and dress interior trim.

Paintwork Is swirl free and really shiny and feels super slick, so regular maintenance washes should be really easy. Just the wheels to do now........ :smiley:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2075 on: 23 October 2019, 05:22 »
Over the last 2-3 days, I’ve been getting my car’s bodywork ready to cope with whatever the winter weather throws at it; two bucket method wash, full decontamination (iron fallout remover, tar remover, clay), wash, machine polish, sealant, clean glass, dress tyres and exterior black trim, polish chrome exhaust tailpipes, vacuum interior and dress interior trim.

Paintwork Is swirl free and really shiny and feels super slick, so regular maintenance washes should be really easy. Just the wheels to do now........ :smiley:

You’ve been busy!  Sounds like it’s all set for the long winter months!
Black Beauty: MK7 R 5dr DSG, DBP, 19" Pretoria, DCC, Vienna leather, Keyless, Dynaudio, DNS Pro, Rear camera, HBA
2012 MK6 GTI DSG
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2076 on: 23 October 2019, 09:55 »
Over the last 2-3 days, I’ve been getting my car’s bodywork ready to cope with whatever the winter weather throws at it; two bucket method wash, full decontamination (iron fallout remover, tar remover, clay), wash, machine polish, sealant, clean glass, dress tyres and exterior black trim, polish chrome exhaust tailpipes, vacuum interior and dress interior trim.

Paintwork Is swirl free and really shiny and feels super slick, so regular maintenance washes should be really easy. Just the wheels to do now........ :smiley:

You’ve been busy!  Sounds like it’s all set for the long winter months!

Yes I have  :smiley:. It was long overdue though, and I’m aching in places I didn’t know I could today!  :grin:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2077 on: 23 October 2019, 15:19 »
Over the last 2-3 days, I’ve been getting my car’s bodywork ready to cope with whatever the winter weather throws at it; two bucket method wash, full decontamination (iron fallout remover, tar remover, clay), wash, machine polish, sealant, clean glass, dress tyres and exterior black trim, polish chrome exhaust tailpipes, vacuum interior and dress interior trim.

Paintwork Is swirl free and really shiny and feels super slick, so regular maintenance washes should be really easy. Just the wheels to do now........ :smiley:

You’ve been busy!  Sounds like it’s all set for the long winter months!

Yes I have  :smiley:. It was long overdue though, and I’m aching in places I didn’t know I could today!  :grin:

Good effort there SR! Mine just had a wash yesterday but it did have a decon, clay and wax a few weeks back. Swapped my wheels around last week and cleaned them as best as I could since it was raining! Need to get them off again for sealing.

Like you, I ache after doing these simple jobs now, must be time catching up :laugh:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2078 on: 23 October 2019, 17:18 »
Speaking of aches.  My bucket dollys turned up today!  So that’s one less ache saved by not lugging buckets of water about. 



The Slims creeper seat turns up tomorrow!
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2079 on: 23 October 2019, 17:31 »
Over the last 2-3 days, I’ve been getting my car’s bodywork ready to cope with whatever the winter weather throws at it; two bucket method wash, full decontamination (iron fallout remover, tar remover, clay), wash, machine polish, sealant, clean glass, dress tyres and exterior black trim, polish chrome exhaust tailpipes, vacuum interior and dress interior trim.

Paintwork Is swirl free and really shiny and feels super slick, so regular maintenance washes should be really easy. Just the wheels to do now........ :smiley:

You’ve been busy!  Sounds like it’s all set for the long winter months!

Yes I have  :smiley:. It was long overdue though, and I’m aching in places I didn’t know I could today!  :grin:

Good effort there SR! Mine just had a wash yesterday but it did have a decon, clay and wax a few weeks back. Swapped my wheels around last week and cleaned them as best as I could since it was raining! Need to get them off again for sealing.

Like you, I ache after doing these simple jobs now, must be time catching up :laugh:

Thanks! I was lucky with the weather - pretty much ideal for car washing / detailing at this time of year; decent temperature, dry, no wind and mainly cloudy, so no problem with dried on water spots.

Aches and pains seem to be an unfortunate consequence of getting old(er) - my mind tells me I’m still 18-20 years old, but my body quickly reminds me that I’m not!

Speaking of aches.  My bucket dollys turned up today!  So that’s one less ache saved by not lugging buckets of water about. 

The Slims creeper seat turns up tomorrow!

I like those! I could’ve made good use of a creeper seat yesterday :grin:
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.