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New Car Protection Detail
« on: 13 August 2018, 10:13 »
Thought you guys might like to see the results on this Pure White Performance Pack Gti.

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a certain attraction to a white Gti!

See further down the thread  :smiley:

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Neil
« Last Edit: 14 August 2018, 10:50 by Wo-Wo »

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Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Reply #1 on: 13 August 2018, 17:51 »
LInk says - video blocked on copyright grounds.
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Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Reply #2 on: 14 August 2018, 10:49 »
Thanks for letting me know!

Turns out that the Prodigy track that used to be available under their copyright rules is no longer available, so hopefully this should work with this generic Splice track.

https://youtu.be/EWEZtw5rXNI

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Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Reply #3 on: 14 August 2018, 11:19 »
Is it your own car Neil? - the registration no. looks familiar. Car looks great :cool: and I’ve got serious garage envy!

I also like the GTI in white and really liked your white mk6 ED35 GTI. 
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Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Reply #4 on: 14 August 2018, 14:01 »
Is it your own car Neil? - the registration no. looks familiar. Car looks great :cool: and I’ve got serious garage envy!

I also like the GTI in white and really liked your white mk6 ED35 GTI.

Its my sister in laws, we all have similar plates, the guys have prefix of M and then the initials and the ladies have W.

The car was amazing to work on and I'm kicking myself for not trying coatings before now!

I do miss my Edi, well done sir for remembering that!!!  :wink:

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Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Reply #5 on: 14 August 2018, 18:54 »
Hi Neil,

Great job!

I'd be keen to know your tips for 'correction' of the B pillar trims - mine have a couple of minor marks on them.
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« Reply #6 on: 14 August 2018, 21:31 »
Hi Neil,

Great job!

I'd be keen to know your tips for 'correction' of the B pillar trims - mine have a couple of minor marks on them.

The piano black B pillar trim seems to be quite a ‘soft’ plastic, so very susceptible to swirl marks, even with a good, careful washing and drying technique.

I’m fortunate enough to have a dual action (DA) machine polisher, and a few minutes polishing with the DA and an appropriate combination of pad and polish removes the swirl marks. I follow this up with a couple of layers of wax or sealant for protection - applied with foam applicator and buffed off with a soft microfibre. I usually correct my B pillar trim a couple of times a year, because however careful you are washing and drying them, the swirl marks are likely to come back.

I’ve never attempted to polish mine by hand but it might be worth trying a product such as Gtechniq P1 on a hand polishing foam pad, followed up with a couple of layers of wax or sealant for protection. It’s essentially a paintwork correction polish, but should also be OK to use on the plastic B pillar trim. I’d recommend masking off the area to be polished to prevent getting polishing compound trapped between the plastic trim and adjoining rubber window seal. I’ve not used Gtechniq P1 so can’t vouch for its effectiveness at swirl removal from plastic trim by hand, but it does generally get good reviews. There are also a number of videos on YouTube - try searching on ’Gtechniq P1 by hand’.

https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/gtechniq-p1-nano-composite-polish

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Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Reply #7 on: 14 August 2018, 23:35 »
Thanks SRGTD; I'll give it a go.
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Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Reply #8 on: 15 August 2018, 06:53 »
Some filler glazes give a temporary fix too if you haven't got access to a machine.

Autoglanz Supernova is a great product:-

https://auto-glanz.co.uk/supernova.html

The trims on this car were correct using a Rupes ibrid Long Neck with a yellow Rupes pad and compound, I've found on all of the cars that I've done this on to simply stick with a light compound and do it numerous times until your happy - I tried with a heavy cut on my wife's JCW and made a right mess!

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Re: New Car Protection Detail
« Reply #9 on: 15 August 2018, 19:21 »
Very nice Neil. I love my pure white Gti too.
Currently driving a 2016 Polo Gti.