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Re: Full detail...

Post by Vespa » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:11 pm

It looks fabulous and some colours react much better to the elbow greas methods. Red is one of those colours. When we had the two Rovers and I did the full works on them my wife's red one always looked better than my silver one. Bluefire, my XE colour, also comes up fantastic. Yesterday I just gave it a thorough wash and rinse with Demonshine, then dried. It brought all the polish back from a few weeks ago. It looked so good that I used Meguiars tyre gel for the first time on it and that stuff is fantastic. Two coats with abot 15 mins between and the shine on the rubber is superb.
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Re: Full detail...

Post by Robertjp » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:54 pm

Ok here goes...

3 stages, clean, repair, protect.

The cleaning
I used jet wash then snow foam (Auto Glyn) polar blast, then I used a clay bar and AG rapid detailed as lubricant, then used AG Magma to get anything else off!

Repairing, this is all about removing defects in the paint ....it’s what gives the deep gloss.

After cleaning I dried the car. Ages ago I bought a DA polisher from cleanyourcar.com (or Uk can’t remember) and I bought 3 buffing pads and 3 grades of polish. The theory is you only use what you need to, do you start with fine pad and fine polish and work your way up to coarse pad and coarse polish (depends on how hard your paint is and how much correction it needs)

I am totally self taught and there are loads of tutorials on YouTube ... that’s all I had in terms of training. It does take practice so try it on a car that isn’t so critical if you can 😉 not that you will week. It by any means !!!

I only needed the fine polish and fine pad. Pics below of polishes and DA. It takes around 2 days to do the whole lot with prep, repair and protect.... Well it does for me anyway!!

I use rapid detail and micro fibre cloths to get the polish off so you can check the paint for the scratches / hazing etc you are trying to remove.

Then once you are happy, you protect. I used AG super resin polish ( I sound like an Auto Glym rep- I’m not - but they do have some great products if used correctly!!)

After the AG resin polish I put two coats of AG HD wax on... lovely stuff. Smells amazing and goes on like Silk. Used collinite in the past which is great but not as nice to work with...

On the wheels, used AG magma again, then used red mist sealer - couple of coats. Makes getting brake dust off so much easier next time...

And that’s it...easy 😉🤣

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Re: Full detail...

Post by Robertjp » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:57 pm

Vespa wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:11 pm
It looks fabulous and some colours react much better to the elbow greas methods. Red is one of those colours. When we had the two Rovers and I did the full works on them my wife's red one always looked better than my silver one. Bluefire, my XE colour, also comes up fantastic. Yesterday I just gave it a thorough wash and rinse with Demonshine, then dried. It brought all the polish back from a few weeks ago. It looked so good that I used Meguiars tyre gel for the first time on it and that stuff is fantastic. Two coats with abot 15 mins between and the shine on the rubber is superb.
We too used to have a night fire red rover 800 and totally agree it looked amazing when polished 😎

Eagle eyed may notice we have a caesium blue f pace too (in the reflections 😉🤣) that would look amazing but it’s soooo big the thought of doing this fills me with dread


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Re: Full detail...

Post by Robertjp » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:00 pm

Oh and I can also vote for meguairs tyre spray - it’s superb stuff I used that too 🤣


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Re: Full detail...

Post by landscape » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:29 pm

Robertjp wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:54 pm
And that’s it...easy 😉🤣
Thank you for taking the time to write this. Much appreciated. You are certainly deserving of that shine after that much effort!


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Re: Full detail...

Post by Vespa » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:58 am

There is nothing more satisfying (and back breaking for me) than spending the day doing the washing, claying and polishing then standing back and thinking a job well done. The other boost is when others comment on how good it looks.
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Re: Full detail...

Post by UV Blue » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:55 pm

I fully agree with Autoglym stuff, it's excellent, I can spend hours on a thorough clean, unfortunately I then have to park under a tree, the birds really admire my paintwork and show me their appreciation, ahh well nevermind... out with the wash bucket for another pleasant few hours, :lol: :D
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Re: Full detail...

Post by PhilB » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:03 pm

Very nice work.
One word of caution though.
I don't know if it has had an MOT before you bought it or it is due in the future but you need to get a set of legal number plates otherwise it won't pass.
Be handy if you get entagled with VOSA too as they will prohibit it and you will need it recovered back home.
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Re: Full detail...

Post by Bluefire » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:40 pm

Vespa wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Bluefire, my XE colour, also comes up fantastic.
You just can't beat Bluefire :D

Looks amazing under florescent lights too.
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Re: Full detail...

Post by Robertjp » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:33 pm

PhilB wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:03 pm
Very nice work.
One word of caution though.
I don't know if it has had an MOT before you bought it or it is due in the future but you need to get a set of legal number plates otherwise it won't pass.
Be handy if you get entagled with VOSA too as they will prohibit it and you will need it recovered back home.
Thanks Phil, I’m aware of the issue but I have run with the same plate for 5 years now and not had any issues (accepting there is always a first time 🤣)

At. MOT time there is always a legal set in the footwell of the car to ensure its legitimate 😉and the MOT station is pretty pragmatic


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