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      05-11-2008, 01:13 PM   #1
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Spring Cleaning

Spent a bit of time giving the car a bit of a clean today as the weather was a bit more co-operative....

Washed - Clayed - Washed - Polished - Waxed (x2) - Wheel Sealant and Tyre Black.

Couldn't resist a few pics.
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dam, looking hawt !! how long did it take you
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Great job Matt, there are some lovely reflections going on there, which shows just how clean it is.

How many miles you got on her now?
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Any photos after you cleaned it?
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Cheers

It's taken all day with a few breaks for food and because it's been sooo hot! I've been waiting for a decent day to do the works for weeks now

Up to 7400 miles now. Plenty of stone chips that don't show in the photos But then that's life.
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Any photos after you cleaned it?
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Matt - lookin' swell
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      05-11-2008, 01:35 PM   #7
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What products did you use on it?

I just recently spent 150 on products for car cleaning!
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      05-11-2008, 01:39 PM   #8
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Looking spot on, nice depth to the reflection/finish

What wax did you use?
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      05-11-2008, 01:57 PM   #9
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Looking beautiful, Matt.

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      05-11-2008, 02:06 PM   #10
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Looks really good Matt, come on then give us a list of the goodies you used

Those wheels look spotless too
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Okay...

Washed using Z... Clear
Clayed using Sonus Glyde and CleanYourCar fine Poly Clay (Sonus Green wasn't doing anything).
Washed again with Z... Clear
Polished with Z... HD Cleanse
Waxed with Z... Councours
Wheels sealed with Jetseal109
Waxed again with Concours
Tyres and Mudflaps treated with CG New Look Trim Gel

The glass was in good shape having been done with Carlack68 last week. Damn good studd as Viv will attest to.

The wheels are a sod to keep on top of. But I think that's the key, frequent washing and a sealant will reduce the effort, but leave them a month (like my Sister does) and you need to clay them. They don't look quite as spotless up close.

I'm also coming to the end of the current tub of Concours, so may well be looking at alternatives. I can see long nights on detailworlds ahead.

carlack68 beading the water straight off on the way home from UK5 (who needs windscreen wipers just put your foot down )
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..The glass was in good shape having been done with Carlack68 last week. Damn good studd as Viv will attest to...
Indeed, Matt.

The Carlack68 really is good at repelling water. The wipers need to be used far less when it pours down & the windows stay clearer for longer.

Great stuff!

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Looks like I need to go shopping Matt
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I think we need to sort out a group buy for detailing products.

Ant & Scott- are you listening?!

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Got my gear from cleanyourcar.co.uk perhaps someone could approach them?

You do get loyalty points by shopping there though.
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Looks great Matt - hope you didn't get sun burnt (like I have today).
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Matt, (anyone else)

You might want to try Autoglym Aqua Wax between extended detailing (washing) sessions.
I had mine detailed a few weeks back and the Guy recommended Aquawax to maintain the finish.

It's dead easy to use, wash car, partially dry and then 'spray it all over', and then just buff it up, it works a treat.
I'd be tempted to do it a panel at a time in this heat, with a tinnie (or in my case a JD) between panels

You can get it here, along with other places, it comes with 2 T towels (MF cloths):

http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/produc...roducts_id=286
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The products were a collection from:
cleanyourcar.co.uk
cleanandshiny.co.uk
motorgeeks.co.uk (wheel brush only - now available from c-y-c)
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Spooky, looks identical to the list in my 'Favourites'.
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Spooky, looks identical to the list in my 'Favourites'.
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Now I feel guilty for just lazing in my garden all day...................................not.

Looks good though mate.
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Matt, Your car looks fab - you have put in a lot of work there. Silver cars have that always clean look but to get them to really shine requires a great deal of work.

Ron @ Motorgeek is a really top bloke and always quick turnaround on deliveries.
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