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Offline Booth11

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #210 on: 29 December 2015, 23:27 »
In Ireland for Christmas break, but ferry was cancelled today, so thought I'd make use of the time and wash the car!







It's black, it's beautifully clean and shiny!  What's not to like. :drool:  :cool:

Lovely job!
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #211 on: 29 December 2015, 23:37 »
Thanks. Missing some tyre dressing but could only bring the basics.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #212 on: 30 December 2015, 09:51 »
Thanks. Missing some tyre dressing but could only bring the basics.

Lovely job! You've answered one of my questions in that you took cleaning kit with you. Is this normal? Does everyone do that? I feel like a right amateur! Going away for a few days tomorrow but hadn't even considered taking car cleaning kit. The boot is too small as it is!
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #213 on: 30 December 2015, 10:31 »
It's probably not normal! We were away for over a week, so as a bit of escape and some time in the fresh air I took a couple of mitts and drying towels.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #214 on: 30 December 2015, 10:46 »
Managed to get the GTD clean for the first time in 6 weeks and 1,500 miles following the god damned awful weather we have had in November and December. Despite people thinking white cars are a pain to keep clean, it actually didn't look that bad from a distance (given the time and mileage since the last clean). Here's what i started with













So usual clean, Liberal coating of snow foam then worked into small areas with a detailing brush whilst it was doing it's magic. Rinsed off. Washed with TBM and grit guards, using a wo-wo lambswool mit and megs shampoo. Rinsed again then a good spray down with AutoSmart Tardis to get rid of the tar spots and Iron-X to remove any bonded contaminants (of which there were plenty).

Quick wash again and rinse. Wheels cleaned with Bilberry / megs shampoo and a dedicated lambswool mit. Rinsed and whole car dried with a wo-wo drying towel using Megs last touch as a drying aid and my Metro blaster air drier. Tyres dressed, interior given a quick hoover and a wipe down with a damp microfibre and all finished leaving this. I think it's how a 2 1/2 years old and 20,000 mile car should look ?

















I hope it meets the high standards set by all here  :grin:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #215 on: 30 December 2015, 11:18 »
Looks great, like the red GTD badges.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #216 on: 30 December 2015, 15:08 »


I hope it meets the high standards set by all here  :grin:

Looks superb sootchuker.  Great work :cool:

Actually didn't look too bad initially considering it hadn't been washed for 6 weeks.

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Offline Pinky1959

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #217 on: 30 December 2015, 15:18 »
VWB
 Its perfectly normal to take car cleaning kit on holiday I do it when we go away for a week with my mother in law but we have to take two cars so I have plenty to do when away and it gets me out the house for a while .

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Your car is looking really good , My wifes mk6 is clean but I cant get a spare lots of hours to finish polishing it , have done it with A/g srp and poorboys exp sealant but want to finish it with Jetseal  and I have to start mine as well its not been washed for 3 weeks ....

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #218 on: 03 January 2016, 13:20 »
Happy new year, fellow detailers! No detailing today, but have just ordered a Metro Vac Sidekick Blaster from Clean Your Car ready for the next clean.

Been thinking about getting one for sometime to get rid of all that annoying trapped water and drips from mirror housings, grill, wheels etc when I dry the car, and Clean Your Car's 10% new year discount on all their products (other than those already on special offer) gave me the incentive to buy.

If anyone else needs any detailing gear and wants to get the benefit of their discount, it ends at midnight tonight. Discount code; NEWYEAR10
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #219 on: 03 January 2016, 13:46 »
Happy new year, fellow detailers! No detailing today, but have just ordered a Metro Vac Sidekick Blaster from Clean Your Car ready for the next clean.

Been thinking about getting one for sometime to get rid of all that annoying trapped water and drips from mirror housings, grill, wheels etc when I dry the car, and Clean Your Car's 10% new year discount on all their products (other than those already on special offer) gave me the incentive to buy.

If anyone else needs any detailing gear and wants to get the benefit of their discount, it ends at midnight tonight. Discount code; NEWYEAR10

Happy New Year!

Sidekick is a great buy SRGTD.  Good tip about the CYC discount too. :smiley:

I've just upgraded to a MetroVac n Blo vacuum/dryer.  As it does drying duty too, my Sidekick may be up for sale in near future.  Atm someone else has first refusal on it but if not, it may be up for grabs for £40 if anyone is interested?  Its perfect condition but is missing the flat nozzle attachment (the less useful one) but has the long nozzle.  The other one is somewhere in the house but is evading detection atm.
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