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Offline Dave1rs

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2170 on: 24 April 2021, 21:47 »
Looks amazing. Tyre dressing, I find that once on it lasts one trip out and tyres are back to normal! 🙄 is there anything decent out there to keep them black a bit longer?

Whatever you use,scrub the tyres first with a small soft brush,you will be amazed how much dirt comes off.....then the tyre dressing is on the tyre not dirt.

I currently use a Meguiars dressing.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2171 on: 25 April 2021, 01:50 »
Looks amazing. Tyre dressing, I find that once on it lasts one trip out and tyres are back to normal! 🙄 is there anything decent out there to keep them black a bit longer?
I recommend this - https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/tuf-shine-tyre-shine-kit.

Gives you everything you need.  Apply one coat for a more factory matte finish and apply additional coats for more of a wet-look finish.  Lasts a good few weeks and, most importantly, doesn't sling onto the paintwork.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2172 on: 25 April 2021, 08:13 »
Looks amazing. Tyre dressing, I find that once on it lasts one trip out and tyres are back to normal! 🙄 is there anything decent out there to keep them black a bit longer?

Whatever you use,scrub the tyres first with a small soft brush,you will be amazed how much dirt comes off.....then the tyre dressing is on the tyre not dirt.

I currently use a Meguiars dressing.

Cheers, I’ll spend a bit more time scrubbing and see how I get on 😁😉
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2173 on: 09 June 2021, 23:13 »
Actually managed to wash the car twice in two weeks and even apply some sealant/polish! Looks alright. Not perfect but it'll do!

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2174 on: 10 June 2021, 23:02 »
Nothing exciting just a wash and a coat of sealant, the light had gone by the time I go round to getting a proper photo, not a bad thing though as it takes 24 hours for the gloss to full come through the sealant.

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2175 on: 11 June 2021, 13:05 »
Looking good, Willni.  There's just something about a spankingly clean and shiny red GTI that's iconic.  It's a shame that the Mk.8 red isn't really red.

Just about to go out and give mine a bath too.

By the way, what are you using to blank out your reg plate?  I always have to 'splodge' mine out using MS Paint and it kinda ruins the photo.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2176 on: 11 June 2021, 14:45 »
Looking good, Willni.  There's just something about a spankingly clean and shiny red GTI that's iconic.  It's a shame that the Mk.8 red isn't really red.

Just about to go out and give mine a bath too.

By the way, what are you using to blank out your reg plate?  I always have to 'splodge' mine out using MS Paint and it kinda ruins the photo.

There really is, I'd only ever have a GTI in red for it's heritage but like the shift from Mars Red to Tornado red the Mk8 Kings Red is moving with the times!

I've an iphone and when you hit edit there's an option in the top right corner for 'Mark up', where you can colour match a sample from where you want in the photo then I just draw a line over. I'm sure there's a high-tech method of it but it's easy and works  :grin:

If you're on an android try googling "Android Picture mark-up equivalent" might find something just as easy.
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2177 on: 11 June 2021, 19:16 »
There really is, I'd only ever have a GTI in red for it's heritage but like the shift from Mars Red to Tornado red the Mk8 Kings Red is moving with the times!

That's one hell of a move, though.  I am sure they could've stayed a little closer to red than burgundy, as KR just doesn't look GTI enough, in my opinion.


I've an iphone and when you hit edit there's an option in the top right corner for 'Mark up', where you can colour match a sample from where you want in the photo then I just draw a line over. I'm sure there's a high-tech method of it but it's easy and works  :grin:

If you're on an android try googling "Android Picture mark-up equivalent" might find something just as easy.

Oh, really? Yours looks like it has been blanked automatically by the app. You've basically used the same method as mine but you've clearly got better technique than me....or not as fat fingers!  :grin:

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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2178 on: 11 June 2021, 20:27 »

That's one hell of a move, though.  I am sure they could've stayed a little closer to red than burgundy, as KR just doesn't look GTI enough, in my opinion.

Oh, really? Yours looks like it has been blanked automatically by the app. You've basically used the same method as mine but you've clearly got better technique than me....or not as fat fingers!  :grin:



I agree probably could've stayed closer to red but having seen a Cupra in a similar colour it looks very smart.

You can zoom in on the photo and draw over it, it makes it much more accurate  :smiley:
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Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Reply #2179 on: 14 June 2021, 10:28 »
Hopefully this won't ruin my plans but tomorrow could be wash day for my car! And if so, for the second time this year :embarrassed:. I've a day off, looks like it won't be too hot and hopefully a bit overcast. Feeling like I might have the energy for it as well so the stars could all be aligned at last! All going well I'd like to de-tar and get some wax on it too. Fingers crossed :whistle:
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