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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #580 on: 24 May 2016, 08:03 »
Your car paintwork really does have a 'liquidy' look to it Rebecca ( not sure that's a real word but I'll go with it ) :drool:


As black doesn't show off the sharp lines of the mk7 as well as some lighter colours like LSG and Reflex Silver, you have to take what you can get - so the 'liquidy' look it is!  :laugh:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #581 on: 24 May 2016, 14:15 »
I've been busy on my door seals and sunroof :cool:; feels like I bought the worlds most expensive lubricant :shocked: - need to get it named on my household insurance now :grin: doesn't feel right leaving it in the garage so I'll be putting it in my safe!


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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #582 on: 24 May 2016, 14:22 »
Krytox, almost as expensive as Kryptonite  :laugh:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #583 on: 24 May 2016, 15:22 »
I've been busy on my door seals and sunroof :cool:; feels like I bought the worlds most expensive lubricant :shocked: - need to get it named on my household insurance now :grin: doesn't feel right leaving it in the garage so I'll be putting it in my safe!



It's worth the money times over for silent squeak free seals.  And a little goes a long way.  :smiley:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #584 on: 24 May 2016, 15:47 »
You are so right Mr's B. Both cars have sunroofs and I'm giving them a bit of TLC. :smug:

Its amazing how much dirt & dust the sunroof/pano collects, the black mesh on the wind breakers was filthy :embarrassed: so I'm cleaning and greasing the mechanisim and lightly oiling the seals, hopefully they'll be running slick and smooth when I've finished :cool:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #585 on: 26 May 2016, 11:47 »
Not really detailing, just a quick wash and tyre dress.

I took it to an old school garage last week, to get it running as it should. What a difference. Since then I've driven nothing else. 300 miles of 'enjoying' it soon saw it splattered with flies, wheels caked in brake dust and looking well used. So out came the cleaning gear last night.





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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #586 on: 26 May 2016, 13:16 »
Very nice... now if only it had a wooden rear deck...
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #587 on: 26 May 2016, 15:41 »



That looks fantastic Simon.  Bet those wheels are a joy to clean!
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #588 on: 26 May 2016, 15:50 »
Bet those wheels are a joy to clean!

They're not as bad as they look. They are well sealed, so the brake dust doesn't bond. A jet wash followed by shampoo and an old wash mitt poked in each hole soon has them spotless.



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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #589 on: 26 May 2016, 16:34 »
Drop dead gorgeous car dubber and good to hear it's being enjoyed again!  :cool:

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