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Offline remlapeel

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #660 on: 07 July 2016, 21:19 »
Great job SRGTD, looks really good. What area of Norfolk are you based in? I was near Sandringham at the weekend visiting my mum (we had the flag at full mast :wink:) and had a nice trip out towards Norwich along some lovely quiet Norfolk A and B roads, very relaxing! Oh, and a couple of pints of good Norfolk beer (plus a visit to the world's biggest beer shop near Kings Lynn).

Thanks Watts.

I'm in South Norfolk, just south of Norwich. Yes, there are some decent quiet A and B 'driving' roads, and a fair few decent beers. We have a couple of decent pubs in my village and I'll be visiting one of them tonight for a beer or two!

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #661 on: 07 July 2016, 22:11 »
Great job SRGTD, looks really good. What area of Norfolk are you based in? I was near Sandringham at the weekend visiting my mum (we had the flag at full mast :wink:) and had a nice trip out towards Norwich along some lovely quiet Norfolk A and B roads, very relaxing! Oh, and a couple of pints of good Norfolk beer (plus a visit to the world's biggest beer shop near Kings Lynn).

Thanks Watts.

I'm in South Norfolk, just south of Norwich. Yes, there are some decent quiet A and B 'driving' roads, and a fair few decent beers. We have a couple of decent pubs in my village and I'll be visiting one of them tonight for a beer or two!

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #662 on: 08 July 2016, 19:44 »
Its nice when things work out as planned. Was planning to give the car it's first proper (2 bucket) wash today since 1st June(! :shocked:), and the weather held out this morning. Dropped daughter off at childminder a bit earlier than ususal and then I had 2.5hrs before I needed to get ready for work.

Usual process followed:
  • Pressure washer rinse
  • VP advanced snow foam and pw rinse
  • wash wheels with VP bilberry wheel cleaner, big wheel woolie and wo-wo wheel mit and rinse with pw
  • 2 bucket wash with DDJ supernatural shampoo and wo-wo lambswool mit
  • pressure washer rinse
  • open hose rinse
  • towel dry with DDJ/wo-wo towels
  • exterior glass clean with AG fastglass and wo-wo glass cloth

The obligatory pics....


Before - the red does hide dirt quite well but it was pretty bad by my standards:




Snow foam action:



After:






Thought I'd try a couple of different angles today for a change..



including 'the dutch angle' (as it's called in photography... or tilting the camera to you and me  :wink:)... yes I did pinch the idea from Rebecca's recent pics  :laugh:



There's still a couple of tiny tar spots here and there and I've discovered a scratch at the bottom of the driver's side rear door, but I think this should polish out as it doesn't catch my nail. There's also 4 or 5 stone chips. I might sort the scratch soon, but the rest will be left to winter prep time.

Now I just need to find time to give the inside a proper clean (although it's not that bad really).

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #663 on: 08 July 2016, 22:11 »
Its nice when things work out as planned.



I'm glad the day worked out for you as planned, because, that looks magnificent Dave.  :cool: :cool: :cool:

That's the reddest Tornado Red I've ever seen.  Love the Dutch tilt shot.  :wink:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #664 on: 08 July 2016, 22:27 »
Great job SRGTD, looks really good. What area of Norfolk are you based in? I was near Sandringham at the weekend visiting my mum (we had the flag at full mast :wink:) and had a nice trip out towards Norwich along some lovely quiet Norfolk A and B roads, very relaxing! Oh, and a couple of pints of good Norfolk beer (plus a visit to the world's biggest beer shop near Kings Lynn).

Thanks Watts.

I'm in South Norfolk, just south of Norwich. Yes, there are some decent quiet A and B 'driving' roads, and a fair few decent beers. We have a couple of decent pubs in my village and I'll be visiting one of them tonight for a beer or two!

Give me a wave if you see me around. I live in Yarmouth but work between there, Norwich and wymondham 👍

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #665 on: 08 July 2016, 23:42 »
Its nice when things work out as planned.



I'm glad the day worked out for you as planned, because, that looks magnificent Dave.  :cool: :cool: :cool:

That's the reddest Tornado Red I've ever seen.  Love the Dutch tilt shot.  :wink:

thanks Bec :cool:

I feel much better now it's clean again! I must admit I do love the colour. Photos are actually quite close to how it looks in the metal.. camera on the Lumina 950 is pretty good :nerd:

Probably could use another coat of c2v3 (sterile and glassy remember :wink:) as it was last done in march, but I neither had the time nor the arm muscles for it today! :laugh:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #666 on: 10 July 2016, 08:54 »
Looks great, i need to do a full tar removal too on mine. Resurfacing has a lot to answer for!!!!

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #667 on: 15 July 2016, 21:06 »
Good wash and wax today, making use of my Finish Kare FK1000p which I originally bought for my wheels. Obviously it wasn't too long before we had some rain :rolleyes:















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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #668 on: 15 July 2016, 21:13 »
It looks very beautiful Watts.  Pics like this always make me want TR.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #669 on: 15 July 2016, 21:48 »
Cheers Booth, very kind words. My first red car and really enjoying the change. My last car was pearl black like yours and I loved it, still do as I see it most days but needed a change after 13 years. Could easily be tempted again.
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