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Offline Watts

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1860 on: 07 September 2018, 20:56 »
Looks perfect to me! :smiley:

And to me too :cool:.

Mine should get a seeing to next week having been untouched since July 12th :rolleyes:

Perhaps we need a new thread; ‘How long has it been since you last washed your car?’ It’s only about 3 - 3.5 weeks for me, and I also plan on doing mine next week, weather and my dodgy back permitting! :smiley:

Good idea :smiley: I don't have a bad back to excuse my indolence. I still haven't got a DA :embarrassed:, I've had some unexpected expenses of the home entertainment variety (my 30+yr old speakers broke resulting in years of pent up hifi equipment desires being fulfilled....). But I may review the situation very soon :whistle: :laugh:
« Last Edit: 08 September 2018, 14:32 by Watts »
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1861 on: 09 September 2018, 19:57 »
Looking good! What filters do you use on yours pics?
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1862 on: 09 September 2018, 20:02 »
Been working on a few cars (and the odd bike recently!) but not had much time for posting

Couldn’t not post this one though, started yesterday and finished today.

Full decontamination, single stage machine polish including headlights and rear lights, 2 coat ceramic sealant. Glass sealed. Owner was very pleased.

What a machine. 380bhp 3.8 flat six, normally aspirated. Noise is unbelievable. Manual box. Buttonless steering wheel. Pretty much driving Perfection.  :cool:






















« Last Edit: 09 September 2018, 20:14 by Jim_mk7.5 »
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1863 on: 10 September 2018, 09:08 »
Looks perfect to me! :smiley:

Mine should get a seeing to next week having been untouched since July 12th :rolleyes:
Looks perfect to me! :smiley:

And to me too :cool:.

Mine should get a seeing to next week having been untouched since July 12th :rolleyes:

Perhaps we need a new thread; ‘How long has it been since you last washed your car?’ It’s only about 3 - 3.5 weeks for me, and I also plan on doing mine next week, weather and my dodgy back permitting! :smiley:



Thanks both.  :smiley:

It in is desperate need of a full detail and single stage polish, hopefully in the not too distant future.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1864 on: 10 September 2018, 09:08 »
Looking good! What filters do you use on yours pics?

I don’t use filters Jim.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1865 on: 10 September 2018, 09:09 »
Been working on a few cars (and the odd bike recently!) but not had much time for posting

Couldn’t not post this one though, started yesterday and finished today.

Full decontamination, single stage machine polish including headlights and rear lights, 2 coat ceramic sealant. Glass sealed. Owner was very pleased.

What a machine. 380bhp 3.8 flat six, normally aspirated. Noise is unbelievable. Manual box. Buttonless steering wheel. Pretty much driving Perfection.  :cool:
























Stunning work Jim.  :cool:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1866 on: 10 September 2018, 19:19 »
That GT4 looks mint  :cool:

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1867 on: 14 September 2018, 12:55 »
The usual!

Snow foam
DI Rinse
Citrus pre wash
DI Rinse
Wheels
2 bucket wash
DI Rinse and free flow DI rinse
Dry
Tailpipes polished
Tyres dressed
Done! 











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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1868 on: 15 September 2018, 09:55 »
Looking superb as normal Rebecca  :grin:

Well after a collection of rainy weekends finally managed to get a wash and quick detail on the cars... :grin:







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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #1869 on: 17 September 2018, 14:49 »
I don't like cleaning the whole car in one day so today the interior got a good going over, used some Poorboys Natural Look Dressing on all the plastics, came up well particularly since it wasn't actually that dirty. Pooboys has a bit of an odd smell but I quite like it, reminds me that things are clean :smiley: Dr Leather sorted my steering wheel and gear lever gaitor. Then to give me a headstart on the outside, the minging wheels were jet washed, soaked in Valet Pro Bilberry, jetwashed and washed with Gtechniq G Wash shampoo, now that stuff does smell nice. Dried off with a Wo-Wo wheel towel then a spray of FinishKare Ultra Slick Polywipe qd, I really like this qd, does a great job and you get about double the quantity for around the same price as others I've tried, bargain :smiley: Then the tyres were dressed, currently using a spray I bought from either Tesco or Halfords and it does a very good job and lasts well. Easy and clean to apply too.

Tomorrow I'll tackle the muck mountain on the bodywork, I'm pretty sure the thick layer sitting atop the rear bumber could sustain a crop of King Edwards.....

Something else puzzled me today, I had a quick review of kerbing marks on my Santiagos. I'd have thought a minimum of two or three wheels would be affected but amazingly only one (though it had met more than one kerb at my hands). Plenty of small chips here and there but overall in much better condition than I expected after over three years of daily use. Which was nice :wink:
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