Author Topic: Gorgeous new pure white GTD, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the dirt  (Read 2184 times)

Offline Excession_OCP

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Hi All,

Apologies for creating a second thread about my new pride and joy, but does anyone have any tips on how to curb my recently developed hatred of anything that marks the pure gorgeous whiteness of my new car?

This is the first white car I've had, and happens to be the best car I've ever had, and the combination of the two is starting to ruin my life ;-) 

I found myself behind a lorry the other day and suddenly realised that the back of it looked particularly oily.  I subsequently dropped back due to the road being too twisty to exercise the power of the new lady and was practically inconsolable when I parked up and found oil streaked all over the bonnet.  A quick wash sorted that out, but I am starting to get concerned that I won't be able to work any more due to me spending my every waking moment cleaning my car.

Please someone, help!

Offline Watts

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Worry not! Plenty of useful information, hints and tips over in the detailing section :smiley:

Get out and drive it, get it filthy dirty and enjoy returning it to pristine :laugh:
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Offline Booth11

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Hi All,

Apologies for creating a second thread about my new pride and joy, but does anyone have any tips on how to curb my recently developed hatred of anything that marks the pure gorgeous whiteness of my new car?

This is the first white car I've had, and happens to be the best car I've ever had, and the combination of the two is starting to ruin my life ;-) 

I found myself behind a lorry the other day and suddenly realised that the back of it looked particularly oily.  I subsequently dropped back due to the road being too twisty to exercise the power of the new lady and was practically inconsolable when I parked up and found oil streaked all over the bonnet.  A quick wash sorted that out, but I am starting to get concerned that I won't be able to work any more due to me spending my every waking moment cleaning my car.

Please someone, help!

Help I'd at hand in the aforementioned detailing section http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?PHPSESSID=qht0feujaak5tepoufdo7mojc3&board=56.0

Lots of great threads to browse through and any questions, just shout as many here to help out with suggestions and advice on keeping your Pure White looking its best.
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Offline Excession_OCP

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Thanks both!  I'll get my reading cap on and try and fathom the best way for a detailing n00b to start :)

I think I've seen the last of my local hand car wash, the thought of them using the same sponge on multiple cars suddenly fills me with dread...

Offline SRGTD

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Be warned; this detailing malarkey can become addictive :wink:. When you see the results of your efforts though, it's worth it.
2016 Pocket Rocket Polo GTI 5dr manual, Blue Silk, Jacara tartan seats, Sports Performance Kit, Climate Control, Convenience Pack, Parking Pack, VW Motorsport Alloys in anthracite.
Gone but not forgotten; 2011 Golf GTD; 5dr Carbon Grey, Grey Jacara tartan seats, 18" VW Rotary alloys in Anthracite, Bi-xenons, Parking Sensors, RCD510+Dynaudio, Luxury Pack.

Offline MjrSharpe

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I've had several white cars in the past, and whilst you can notice dirt on them more readily than some colours, if you stick to keeping on top of them, there shuoldn't be a problem. It's a little harder to get deep reflections on white, so you may be better off using a synthetic sealant, such as auto finesse tough coat, rather than a carnuaba wax. A sealant will last longer and tends to compliment white fairly well. Having said this, if you enjoy waxing the car like myself, there is no reason not to use a natural wax instead. One thing to avoid however is the local "euro wash" or equivalent. Not only does their wash technique scratch and mar the surface of your car, but the harsh tfr and cleaners they use will strip all you wax protection and stain your rubbers. Have fun with your new car though !
2016 GTI - Tornado Red, DTUK Tuning box / Pedal box, dv+, racingline turbo elbow, k&n filter,st rear anti roll bar, TT short shift, leyo bezels, oettinger rear spoiler, maxton splitter