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Offline Watts

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #630 on: 27 June 2016, 21:43 »
Chargrilled!
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #631 on: 27 June 2016, 22:52 »
Chargrilled!

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Well, now you are here, complete with singed ears, done any detailing today?   :laugh:

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 #632 on: 28 June 2016, 09:10 »
No, not for a while :embarrassed: Have had the mark across the rear bumper caused by VW's poor fitting of the bumper protector (ironic!) polished out, that was good.

While I think about it, are there any good leather cleaning wipes or similar? I only have the steering wheel and gear lever gaitor (assuming that actually is leather...) to clean so I didn't really want to get a big bottle of stuff - any recommendations? Thanks.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #633 on: 28 June 2016, 10:45 »
No, not for a while :embarrassed: Have had the mark across the rear bumper caused by VW's poor fitting of the bumper protector (ironic!) polished out, that was good.

While I think about it, are there any good leather cleaning wipes or similar? I only have the steering wheel and gear lever gaitor (assuming that actually is leather...) to clean so I didn't really want to get a big bottle of stuff - any recommendations? Thanks.

Baby wipes are useful for odd leather bits. Or you could just use the same as you use on the rest of the interior trim.

I have full leather interior so use Gliptone Leather Cleaner and sometimes the conditioner.  But also always have a spray bottle of their handy spray cleaner to hand which is great. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00B1SX4HG/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1467106414&sr=8-3&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=gliptone+leather+cleaner&dpPl=1&dpID=31RhXgY3z4L&ref=plSrch

Or leather wipes - Gliptone used to do them but not sure if they still do. Perhaps Dr Leather ones https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00DU7LZN6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467106477&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=dr+leather+wipes&dpPl=1&dpID=41sHzl-DiyL&ref=plSrch
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #634 on: 28 June 2016, 15:09 »
I've just used a Flash Magic Eraser on my Mk6 steering wheel. They go shiny over time due to the oils that transfer from our hands. Now it's lovely and matt, just like new. I've heard that this should not be done too many times tho', as it can strip the colour dye off eventually.
Red Mk6 gone replaced with a white Mk7 which has gone too. Green Mk2 here to stay.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #635 on: 28 June 2016, 17:31 »
Thanks Booth, thanks dubber, those wipes look ideal.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #636 on: 03 July 2016, 17:56 »
Bit dirty this morning….


 






 
 

And then, finally a break in the bizarre weather and a chance to give it a clean and a coat of wax.

Full wash and wax:
Wheels and tailpipes sprayed with Bilberry Wheel Cleaner
ValetPro Advanced Neutral Snow Foam and lance using DI water
DI water pressure rinse
Wheels washed with DJ Supernatural Shampoo, WoWo Wheel Mitt and Wheel Woollies
2 bucket wash (DI water) with Swissvax Car Bath Shampoo and WoWo Lambswool Wash Mitt
DI water pressure wash rinse
DI water open ended hose rinse
Bodywork dried with WoWo Drying Towel
Wheels dried with WoWo Wheel Towel
Entire car (except glass and wheels) waxed with one coat of Swissvax Crystal Rock high carnauba content wax – applied with DJ finger wax applicator and buffed on with WoWo microfibers
Tailpipes polished with Mothers Mag and Aluminium Polish
Tyres dressed with one coat of Achem Hi Shine Longlife Tyre Dressing
Glass protected with Gtechniq C2v3

All clean now….






 



 























 
Finally….

Deep Black Pearl Flake with Swissvax Crystal Rock










Black Beauty: MK7 R 5dr DSG, DBP, 19" Pretoria, DCC, Vienna leather, Keyless, Dynaudio, DNS Pro, Rear camera, HBA
2012 MK6 GTI DSG
2008 MK5 GTI DSG
2005 MK5 GTI Manual

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #637 on: 03 July 2016, 18:14 »
Stunning Bec
HIS: R 5dr DSG Lapiz: Tech Pack: Keyless: 90% Tints: Pretorias: Rear View Camera
HERS:  GTI 5dr Manual DBP: Parking Pack: Car-Net App: 90% Privacy Glass. Ordered 05-12-15. Delivered 03-03-16
DONATED TO SON:  GTD 5dr Manual White: Nav Pro: Dynaudio: Winter Pack: Sport & Sound Pack: Rear View Camera: Park Assist. Ordered 19-02-14. Delivered: 07-06-14

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #638 on: 03 July 2016, 18:33 »
Stunning job!
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #639 on: 03 July 2016, 19:05 »
Can't have too many photos of your work Rebecca!  :wink:

Did a good wash on mine, today. Very impressed with Wo Wo drying microfibre towels. I have 2 now and I can dry the whole car, fast enough to prevent water marks, even in today's sun, without even wringing one out! Only have to blot the car to suck off the water, so no chance of causing any swirls. Definitely a convert, after a lifetime of using the old chamois leather!
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