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Offline neepy7.5

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Re: 2018 Isaac Blue 7.5 3 door .. back in the GTI World
« Reply #10 on: 06 February 2019, 16:32 »
Correct choice in colour and number of doors in my opinion  :smug:
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Re: 2018 Isaac Blue 7.5 3 door .. back in the GTI World
« Reply #11 on: 06 February 2019, 17:47 »
I may wash less frequently until the paint hardens.
It’s a great colour though, and a brilliant car!
2018 Golf GTI Performance  5dr manual, Isaac blue
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Re: 2018 Isaac Blue 7.5 3 door .. back in the GTI World
« Reply #12 on: 06 February 2019, 18:36 »
I may wash less frequently until the paint hardens.
It’s a great colour though, and a brilliant car!

I’m not sure the paint will get any harder?

Are you using a snow foam or citrus pre wash?
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Re: 2018 Isaac Blue 7.5 3 door .. back in the GTI World
« Reply #13 on: 06 February 2019, 18:45 »
I may wash less frequently until the paint hardens.
It’s a great colour though, and a brilliant car!

I’m not sure the paint will get any harder?

Are you using a snow foam or citrus pre wash?


I use both Pre Wash and Snow Foam (Valet Pro)...is this OK Jim?

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Re: 2018 Isaac Blue 7.5 3 door .. back in the GTI World
« Reply #14 on: 06 February 2019, 18:48 »
Certainly need to be careful with the paint - I’ll probably get a GTechniq treatment and a Stage1 polish by the detailer that I normally use.

Thanks for the kind comments - if I’d ordered of the configuration  without going to the d alership - I would have ordered Tartan but seeing the Art Velour in the showroom I really liked the contrast with the exterior colour it all kind of worked.


In terms of most popular colour - I did a quick check on Autotrader ( not all of them obviously but a decent sample size) and of the 18/19 cars for sale .. 161 of them ...48 are White, 35 Black, 26 Blue, 19 Silver, 19 Red, 14 Grey ... hope that adds up to 161! .

2018 |Isaac Blue GTI| 3 Door |Manual |Art Velour| Bresicas
2018 | Alpine A110 Premiere Edition

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Re: 2018 Isaac Blue 7.5 3 door .. back in the GTI World
« Reply #15 on: 06 February 2019, 18:50 »
I may wash less frequently until the paint hardens.
It’s a great colour though, and a brilliant car!

I’m not sure the paint will get any harder?

Are you using a snow foam or citrus pre wash?


I’m not- i’ve thought about snow foam, perhaps I should.
There isn’t anything visible on first look, I just don’t don’t want things to get worse.
What is a citrus pre wash?
2018 Golf GTI Performance  5dr manual, Isaac blue
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Re: 2018 Isaac Blue 7.5 3 door .. back in the GTI World
« Reply #16 on: 06 February 2019, 19:40 »
“Isaac must the most popular GTI colour currently! Despite grey been the top UK colour.“

Annoyingly so. Two days after placing my order someone at work rocks up in a GTI, same colour, same wheels. Theirs is an 18 plate and always dirty though.  :grin:
Golf GTi Performance Edition (2019), 5dr, DSG in Issac Blue with rear camera, keyless entry, Dynaudio, Brescia alloys & Dynamic LED headlights.


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Re: 2018 Isaac Blue 7.5 3 door .. back in the GTI World
« Reply #17 on: 06 February 2019, 19:53 »
I may wash less frequently until the paint hardens.
It’s a great colour though, and a brilliant car!

I’m not sure the paint will get any harder?

Are you using a snow foam or citrus pre wash?


I’m not- i’ve thought about snow foam, perhaps I should.
There isn’t anything visible on first look, I just don’t don’t want things to get worse.
What is a citrus pre wash?

The idea of using a snow foam and optionally a citrus based pre wash as well is to loosen and lift most of the dirt before you touch the car. Touching a dirty car with a wash mitt will create swirls (not as much obviously as a closed cell sponge) but snow foaming a car with a good sealant on means the wash mitt part is not really picking up much dirt at all - crucial at this time of year as the car is halfway to been clean already after a powerwash rinse.
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Re: 2018 Isaac Blue 7.5 3 door .. back in the GTI World
« Reply #18 on: 06 February 2019, 20:04 »
Just to add my 2p, IME I’ve found that most of my self-inflicted swirls/holograms have happened during the drying process. I now use a rinse aid or sheet the water off with an open ended hose pipe and then only gently pat it dry using a very soft large towel.

To a normal person I sound like a right weirdo but it’s bloody worth it once a year when it gets a full decon and seal and I can’t find any swirls :grin:

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Re: 2018 Isaac Blue 7.5 3 door .. back in the GTI World
« Reply #19 on: 06 February 2019, 20:05 »
Snow Foam , Citrus , 2 bucket method and hot air dryer for me ... has been for a number of years.
2018 |Isaac Blue GTI| 3 Door |Manual |Art Velour| Bresicas
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