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      06-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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Snowfoamed, clayed and washed :)

I finally got round to giving it a decent snow foam, clay, wash and dry today, just got to wax it but ran out of time so will get that done tomorrow

I only took some iphone pics, so nothing spectacular, I'll dig out the DSLR next time....











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      06-23-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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Looks great mate! Have you thought about swapping out the roof rails for slim line LCI versions?
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      06-23-2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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All in good time

They are on a list of potential mods for the future, which also include Darkline rear lights, remap, upgraded angel eye LEDs, Ipod/USB connection, debadge or black 330d lettering and a few other bits and bobs no doubt!
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      06-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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Looks lovely mate!

Sort the wonky plate though that would drive me nuts lol
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looking good!
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      06-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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Its not wonky its an optical illusion in that photo!
When I saw the pic I had to go out and check because I thought it was wonky too lol
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      06-23-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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Beautiful mate. A nice example too, we're looking at going down to one car next year and I think the 330d touring would be a great compromise. One like yours would be perfect I reckon.
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Good work!
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      06-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #9
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looks great ... what did you use on the black plastic - looks like new.

(i think its time my cheapy powerwasher 'broke' so i can buy one with a snow foam lance)
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      06-24-2013, 09:54 AM   #10
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I've not put anything on the black trim in those pics!
I'll put some on next time called Black Wow which is excellent.

For snow foam you're better off buying a karcher washer and then a decent lance attachment from somewhere like Elite car care or Clean your car, they are the only sort worth buying
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      06-24-2013, 09:58 AM   #11
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That looks really good, just a heads up for next time is to use washing up soap like fairy liquid as it helps with claying because it removes the dirty and wax which is what the clay will do too.
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Already done that
I used to detail and machine polish cars, I'm hoping to find time to do this one when I can!
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Should of said, I washed it with fairy first to strip any wax and degrease it, then clayed, snow foamed and then washed with 2 bucket method and dried. (yes I've been on detailing world years!)
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haha thats good then, trust me detailing is like a hidden hobby in my house, just love getting the cars looking spotless!

I saw this one video which is amazing for drying up cars,



Well worth a watch it really leaves a spotless dry car, (if you havent done this before that is)
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Looks amazing dest
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That's lovely I had an A4 in a very similar red.
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      06-24-2013, 11:34 AM   #17
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Cheers, yeah audi Misano red is very similar
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That looks really good, just a heads up for next time is to use washing up soap like fairy liquid as it helps with claying because it removes the dirty and wax which is what the clay will do too.
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Should of said, I washed it with fairy first to strip any wax and degrease it, then clayed, snow foamed and then washed with 2 bucket method and dried. (yes I've been on detailing world years!)

Looks EPIC Dest. The wheels look good with the concave on the rears! Do you have a link for the bumper guard on the back, as I can see our pooches scratching the hell out of mine.

Just a heads up on the above ^^^, Fairy liquid removes waxes and sealants as it is an abrasive formula. Abrasive to the point of installing millions of swirls in your paint-work. I've seen it in action when my mums hubby washed her car with it. If you want a degreaser/wax remover, there are certain car friendly snow-foams that do it. I believe Magifoam is one.
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      07-10-2013, 08:05 AM   #19
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Looks great mate, you need to look at your snowfoam mix though, it should be way thicker than what you are getting.
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      07-10-2013, 08:07 AM   #20
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The bumper guard is OEM, you can get it here (that site is a god send!)

http://www.bmminiparts.com/DiagramVi...135&MOSP=48836

I know fairy isn't ideal, but it was pretty much its first wash since I got it so just wanted to strip it back. Its due a machine polish when I get time as its covered in swirls and got some holograms on the bonnet
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      07-10-2013, 08:18 AM   #21
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Thanks for that! You're a star!

Have a look into Auto-Finesse Tripple for the swirls and marring. It's a hybrid polish-wax
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      07-10-2013, 09:50 AM   #22
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Good work.
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