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Offline Booth11

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #720 on: 21 August 2016, 15:44 »
Replaced the resin in my water filter then gave the exterior a quick wash.  Only washed a week ago but covered in sand from last week's rain.  And as the inside was all cleaned a couple days ago, couldn't neglect the outside. Must say I’m very impressed with the Swissvax Quick Finish QD I used on it after last week’s wash, very nice stuff!

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After…




Bit of water beading during the rinse phase…



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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #721 on: 22 August 2016, 11:42 »
No detailing as such but started looking at DAs ready for winter prep. See my other thread... http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=278613.0  :laugh:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #722 on: 24 August 2016, 13:47 »
Again, not really detailing as such but I spent my £100 voucher on the Karcher website last night. Got this as there was a promotion for getting an accessory pack when I bought it, and they had ran out of them so got a £100 voucher instead. :smug: This was better anyway as I wouldn't have used most of the stuff in the accessory pack as it included their snow foam and nozzle and some other car related cleaning brushes, which I doubt is as good as the VP foam I use and I wouldn't let the brushes near the paint work! :grin:

Ordered a 10m high-pressure replacement hose for my K4, which originally comes with a 6m hose, so now I will be able to wash the car without having to move the machine! (yes lazy but will save time!)  :laugh:

Also ordered some other bits and bobs for using on the garden/drive, stone cleaner, wood cleaner, etc.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #723 on: 27 August 2016, 20:46 »
Got the car washed today ready for it's 1st service on Thursday. Got chance to use the new 10m high-pressure hose on the pressure washer, so I can leave the machine at the back and get right around the front of the car now without having to move it! :laugh:

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

Only took the after pics today...





Thought I'd steal bec's idea from a couple of months back and take a pic from above for a different angle :cool:


Hopefully will get chance to clean, or at least vacuum the inside tomorrow depending on SWMBO's plans (and of course the F1 is on as well) :laugh:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #724 on: 27 August 2016, 21:24 »
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


Snap! First attempt at a proper bit of detailing today with almost exactly the same method and identical products but also waxed with Dodo Juice Purple Haze. I think I buffed off the wax a bit too quickly but it was getting sunny so I didn't want to risk leaving it too long, I also missed a few bits in the wheels which only became apparent after I got back on the drive and the wheels had turned but will know for next time. Other than that (and a sore arm) I'm pretty pleased.

Still wonder whether I should have gone for tornado red but happy with the carbon steel grey:



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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #725 on: 27 August 2016, 22:53 »
Got the car washed today ready for it's 1st service on Thursday. Got chance to use the new 10m high-pressure hose on the pressure washer, so I can leave the machine at the back and get right around the front of the car now without having to move it! :laugh:

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

Only took the after pics today...





Thought I'd steal bec's idea from a couple of months back and take a pic from above for a different angle :cool:


Hopefully will get chance to clean, or at least vacuum the inside tomorrow depending on SWMBO's plans (and of course the F1 is on as well) :laugh:

Looks really good Dave.  Never shots. :wink:  Esoecially like the last one, really emphasises the great contrast of the black against the TR - looking amazing!   :cool:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #726 on: 27 August 2016, 22:55 »
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


Snap! First attempt at a proper bit of detailing today with almost exactly the same method and identical products but also waxed with Dodo Juice Purple Haze. I think I buffed off the wax a bit too quickly but it was getting sunny so I didn't want to risk leaving it too long, I also missed a few bits in the wheels which only became apparent after I got back on the drive and the wheels had turned but will know for next time. Other than that (and a sore arm) I'm pretty pleased.

Still wonder whether I should have gone for tornado red but happy with the carbon steel grey:





Superb first detail.  Beautiful, the CSG looking sublime with a coat of Purple Haze.  :cool:

The arm ache will soon subside.........until next time.  :laugh:

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #727 on: 28 August 2016, 20:56 »
Washed it, but will spare you the repetitive pics as it looks the same as it did last week and the week before that.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #728 on: 28 August 2016, 21:07 »
Washed it, but will spare you the repetitive pics as it looks the same as it did last week and the week before that.

I seem to remember a certain person telling me off for not putting up pics once :laugh:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #729 on: 28 August 2016, 23:23 »
Washed it, but will spare you the repetitive pics as it looks the same as it did last week and the week before that.

I seem to remember a certain person telling me off for not putting up pics once :laugh:

True, but I also remember a certain someone saying it got boring seeing the same cars over and over.  :tongue:
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