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Offline Sokkia

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #260 on: 24 January 2016, 15:35 »
Full on wash and interior clean today.

Wheels cleaned with Bilberry Wheel cleaner
2 bucket wash with Meg's Gold shampoo
Glass Polished with Auto Glym
Second coat of PB's EXP sealant applied
Wheels sealed with second coat PB's
Tyres with Megs
Interior cleaned with Auto Finesse and upholstery protected  with Chemical Guys Fabric Guard

Photos aren't great as my phone died so had to use the crappy works phone and forgot to take pics before I started

properly Knackered now  :drool:




« Last Edit: 24 January 2016, 15:37 by Sokkia »
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #261 on: 24 January 2016, 16:01 »
nice to see a fresh clean car its worth the effort to stand back an look it all shiny :) thats what i do with my gti!

question ? do u find autoglym glass polish leaves a white dust as u wipe off ? i do leave to haze but always leaves a dusting for me  :angry:

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #262 on: 24 January 2016, 16:55 »
nice to see a fresh clean car its worth the effort to stand back an look it all shiny :) thats what i do with my gti!

question ? do u find autoglym glass polish leaves a white dust as u wipe off ? i do leave to haze but always leaves a dusting for me  :angry:

Without sounding condescending regarding AG Car Glass Polish, try using less product. In my experience you can use so little that you can hardly see it cure on the glass with great results.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #263 on: 24 January 2016, 17:13 »
thanks for the reply i will try use even less next time ! i use only a 10p size amount for each window guess that must be too much

Offline jimmydub

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #264 on: 24 January 2016, 17:30 »
Evening all,

not sure this technically qualifies as detailing, but it served no other functional purpose than cleaning for the sake of cleaning!

I'm currently in the process of investigating/diagnosing/repairing problems with my motor, so its been a rather long weekend. As a reprieve of some sorts, i decided to clean the bonnet catch, something which has been bugging me for ages, because it was so very grimey. Twenty years of grease, carbon, road dirt and more grease!  unfortunately i didn't think to take a 'before' photo, but here's the 'after':


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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #265 on: 24 January 2016, 19:31 »
thanks for the reply i will try use even less next time ! i use only a 10p size amount for each window guess that must be too much

I'd nearly do the whole car with much, don't forget by the time you get to the last window they'll be loads of residual product on the cloth.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #266 on: 24 January 2016, 19:33 »


Jeez, those reflections Bec! Putting my car to shame, too dark to take a pic now but my rear plate isn't even readable at the min!



Lovely job! Car looks great. Right mine is definitely getting a wash this week, come rain or snow!


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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #267 on: 24 January 2016, 21:54 »
I've managed to get the first wash without rain since I brought the mk4.

Over the past few years I've tried a load of cleaning stuff with varying degrees of success, the last few months I've been using mostly Auto Glym and for the price I'm impressed, I still can't find a snow foam that I'm 100% pleased with though, I've just finished a Karcher one which did strip dirt well but never really foamed enough it felt like I had to apply more to get decent results than previous foams, I won't be getting it again.

 A quick foam followed by a two bucket wash, a further foam, rinse, dry, High Def Cleanser, The Ultimate Deep shine, and finally the Gloss Protection. It realistically needs a good tar removal and clay so this is a must for next weekend, I started too late in the day to get it all done.  :whistle:

Alloys were done with Simoniz Ultracare Alloy Cleaner, they've done a good job but I think I'll be going back to Bilt-Hamber auto-wheel If nothing else the Simoniz smells far too harsh! 

I had to take the photos before applying the Gloss Protection as it needs 30 mins to rest an I was beginning to loose light, I'm pleased over all, It would benefit from a full correction detail, one of the previous owners was a farmer and the Golf was what he used to get around it, you can tell close up and there are a few blemishes I'd like to get rid of, the worst are the ring marks around the door handle.

I'm pretty sold on plasti-dipping the whole car in the summer so I may just stick with that, here's how it looks...






























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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #268 on: 24 January 2016, 22:07 »
I've managed to get the first wash without rain since I brought the mk4.

Over the past few years I've tried a load of cleaning stuff with varying degrees of success, the last few months I've been using mostly Auto Glym and for the price I'm impressed, I still can't find a snow foam that I'm 100% pleased with though, I've just finished a Karcher one which did strip dirt well but never really foamed enough it felt like I had to apply more to get decent results than previous foams, I won't be getting it again.

 A quick foam followed by a two bucket wash, a further foam, rinse, dry, High Def Cleanser, The Ultimate Deep shine, and finally the Gloss Protection. It realistically needs a good tar removal and clay so this is a must for next weekend, I started too late in the day to get it all done.  :whistle:

Alloys were done with Simoniz Ultracare Alloy Cleaner, they've done a good job but I think I'll be going back to Bilt-Hamber auto-wheel If nothing else the Simoniz smells far too harsh! 

I had to take the photos before applying the Gloss Protection as it needs 30 mins to rest an I was beginning to loose light, I'm pleased over all, It would benefit from a full correction detail, one of the previous owners was a farmer and the Golf was what he used to get around it, you can tell close up and there are a few blemishes I'd like to get rid of, the worst are the ring marks around the door handle.

I'm pretty sold on plasti-dipping the whole car in the summer so I may just stick with that, here's how it looks...






























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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #269 on: 24 January 2016, 22:35 »
Thanks!

It doesn't look too bad for a 14 year old car! Annoyingly I can see where I've missed spots on the alloys in the photos :cry:

Do you snow foam, if so what do you use as your Golf looks incredible?! And I'm sure that once you get that right everything else falls into place!

Jack.