What Car Care / Detailing Have You Done Today ?

jassyo06

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They were £45 each - ridiculously expensive for what they are but cheaper than I was expecting tbh. Have sent off a parts request to get a price for the S5 badge - will be interesting to see what they are going to charge for one of these.

bad news is after seeing them on the car the Mrs thought a set would look good on her Turbo Blue Q3:sorrow:. Having had the black badges on the TTRS I can’t really argue against that one so I may need to order a set for that too!

Bought the number plate holder for the TT but sent it back as I thought it looked and felt quite cheap tbh - prefer to stick the plates in the car as think it looks cleaner
Front and rear black TTS badges where £60 each mate
 

jassyo06

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Frizzley

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Frizzley

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SPIKE_

Vorsprung durch Technik
Changed the chrome Audi rings on the front and back of the car to genuine Audi black ones. Front one was surprisingly easy to do, one at the back decided it wasn’t going to give up without a fight. Overall pleased with the result and think I’ll look for a black S5 badge now
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Does look really good, although I think change the back S5 badge to a black version and leave the front chrome.
 

jassyo06

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Does look really good, although I think change the back S5 badge to a black version and leave the front chrome.
Chrome belongs on a Ford Cortina mate
 

Frizzley

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one of the first jobs on my to do list after picking up the car was to get some protection on it. However after giving it its first wash it soon became clear that the paint would first need a bit of attention given close up looked as if the dealer had used a scouring pad to prep it:sob:.

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Being a complete novice, after doing some research on here I opted to try some Scholl S30 with an orange pad on the basis it’s would easier to take more off than put it back!

So after fitting the black badges yesterday decided it was to test the DA and spent this afternoon polishing the near side passenger door and rear quarter. Overall it seems to have removed 90 - 95% of the swirls after a couple of passes. I then gave the polished panels a coat of WoWo‘s Crystal Sealant given its quick to apply and I need to use the car.

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Overall am pretty pleased with the initial results but was wondering if i should use S20 first to remove the deeper marks not being removed by the S30?
 

jassyo06

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one of the first jobs on my to do list after picking up the car was to get some protection on it. However after giving it its first wash it soon became clear that the paint would first need a bit of attention given close up looked as if the dealer had used a scouring pad to prep it:sob:.

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Being a complete novice, after doing some research on here I opted to try some Scholl S30 with an orange pad on the basis it’s would easier to take more off than put it back!

So after fitting the black badges yesterday decided it was to test the DA and spent this afternoon polishing the near side passenger door and rear quarter. Overall it seems to have removed 90 - 95% of the swirls after a couple of passes. I then gave the polished panels a coat of WoWo‘s Crystal Sealant given its quick to apply and I need to use the car.

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Overall am pretty pleased with the initial results but was wondering if i should use S20 first to remove the deeper marks not being removed by the S30?
Having used S20 it is good but...l thought it dried up quickly ie dusting ....compared to others my favorite compounds are from Menzerna and Sonax
This Trio will cover all the paint defects you'll ever encounter on the paint. when it comes to correcting paint on the vertical panels its best to spend more time on them ie divide the panels into smaller areas and don't worry you won't skin alive your clear coat with these compounds especially with a dual action polisher
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Frizzley

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Cheers :icon thumright: - i’ll give them a try.

Is there a specific pad(sj I should be looking to get to use with these?
 

jassyo06

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Cheers :icon thumright: - i’ll give them a try.

Is there a specific pad(sj I should be looking to get to use with these?
If you can get your hands on them that is....it would be the Orange and the Purple pads by Flex they are a bit more expensive than the others but last longer and to my eyes correct/polish paint quicker and better the Purple pads are the best l have used mate

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DW81

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Finally got around to giving the car a quick 2 pass polish with rupes yellow pads and rupes yellow top keramic polish. Honestly it as come up a treat.
I mentioned about coating the car in gtechniq csl before but with time restraints I opted for bikt hamber double speed wax. First time I've used this product or a wax come to think of it but went on very easy and wiped up just as easy as long as you slightly dampened your first Microfiber cloth and buffed off with a dry one. Didn't like the one they provided.
Couldn't stretch my budget at the moment to new rupes polishers but took a punt and bought the carbon collective nano one. Found this fantastic value for money. Great for all the intricate parts. Battery life is not the best. I believe the rupes one can be used with the mains lead which would have benefited with this one having it.
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Andy F

S3 quattro Too Darn Soulful ! Get you some a that!
@ Taxboy
Paint very good plastic wings, bonnet creeked alot when polishing.
Fake leather very good can't tell its not real. Very quick no noise !!
AndyF
 

NevMan

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NevMan

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Got this back from the paint shop and as l expected it's got heavy marring on one end so it'll get a machine polish/correction and a few coats of ceramic...gyeon or something
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Nice
 

jassyo06

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Detailed this on Sunday
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Nice work mate to say..... l dislike Tesla's car's would be an understatement l think they modeled the front of their cars especially noticeable in white "like the car you've posted" on The Hood of a Klu Klux Clansman.... Audi's attempts on electric car design aint much better either
 

jassyo06

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Cheers mate l just got my machine polishers back from my boss....on loan ..."always good te keep in with the boss" lol if there's one think l aint gonna be totally in love with when my car arrives is it's colour Turbo blue it really is different from Voodoo Blue to the naked eye anyways l gave the rear spoiler a once over with Soxax Perfect finish/flex purple pad and l managed to get all the defects out plus bits of black paint over spray on the Turbo Blue... think a descendant of Stevie Wonder painted it.....anyway as of next Monday my car has been sat waiting to be shipped for its 6 weeks not happy at all...emailed Gromsby Audi no reply so l am off to Glasgow Audi tomorrow afternoon to have a wee butchers aboot to see if they've anything within my budget that gives me that Whao factor TT wise that is
 

NevMan

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Cheers mate l just got my machine polishers back from my boss....on loan ..."always good te keep in with the boss" lol if there's one think l aint gonna be totally in love with when my car arrives is it's colour Turbo blue it really is different from Voodoo Blue to the naked eye anyways l gave the rear spoiler a once over with Soxax Perfect finish/flex purple pad and l managed to get all the defects out plus bits of black paint over spray on the Turbo Blue... think a descendant of Stevie Wonder painted it.....anyway as of next Monday my car has been sat waiting to be shipped for its 6 weeks not happy at all...emailed Gromsby Audi no reply so l am off to Glasgow Audi tomorrow afternoon to have a wee butchers aboot to see if they've anything within my budget that gives me that Whao factor TT wise that is

I did chuckle at the stevie wonder comment . Some people just don’t take enough care do they .

Fingers crossed you get the car sorted mate One way or another
 

Kayobong

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Picked up a new car yesterday and gave her a thorough detail as it was filthy! It's a 1.9 TDI Audi A4 B6 with 160K miles on the clock. It is safe to say I got one hell of a deal, as I picked this up for £600. For a car this cheap you would expect a load of faults or no service history, etc. But nope... I picked it up from London from a chap who was only parting with it due to the ULEZ expansion, exempting older diesels. It has been serviced routinely with every bit of paperwork to prove it, got both keys, runs like a dream, never appears to have failed an MOT, and not had an advisory since 2013! To top it off, it's just had 4 brand new goodyear tyres, a new clutch in the past 20k miles costing £1,500.

My reasoning for getting this A4 is to give the S5 a bit of a break, as coming out of lockdown I have been doing more miles than I expected, and whilst fuel economy is not great my main concern is putting too many miles on it! So, the A4 will be my new daily, saving the S5 for those perfect sunny days.

In terms of detailing, it is very tempting to whip out the DA on the A4 it being black, but the bodywork is what lets the car down. It's not corroded thankfully but spending the majority of its life in London it has accumulated a fair share of scratches and I can safely say it's never been detailed as swirl marks and scratches are in abundance. I'm fairly sure I'll be giving it a polish as I know I won't be able to resist. Next up on my list is the interior as it has certainly seen better days. I have ordered a new set of mats (stupid I know) ready to go in the cleaned interior!
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Cleaned all the external plastic trims with Gtechniq W5, and then applied Gtechniq C4........very pleased with the results, but it will be interesting to see if the finish lasts up to the advertised 2 year protection. The C4 was very easy to apply :icon thumright:

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JohnM100

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.....anyway as of next Monday my car has been sat waiting to be shipped for its 6 weeks not happy at all...emailed Gromsby Audi no reply so l am off to Glasgow Audi tomorrow afternoon to have a wee butchers aboot to see if they've anything within my budget that gives me that Whao factor TT wise that is

Ouch. 6 weeks is either a biblical paperwork cockup or a defect/damage found at the port.
 

jassyo06

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Ouch. 6 weeks is either a biblical paperwork cockup or a defect/damage found at the port.

My thoughts exactly will see what they say on Monday....normally a car is shipped within 4 weeks
 

jassyo06

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jassyo06

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Picked up a new car yesterday and gave her a thorough detail as it was filthy! It's a 1.9 TDI Audi A4 B6 with 160K miles on the clock. It is safe to say I got one hell of a deal, as I picked this up for £600. For a car this cheap you would expect a load of faults or no service history, etc. But nope... I picked it up from London from a chap who was only parting with it due to the ULEZ expansion, exempting older diesels. It has been serviced routinely with every bit of paperwork to prove it, got both keys, runs like a dream, never appears to have failed an MOT, and not had an advisory since 2013! To top it off, it's just had 4 brand new goodyear tyres, a new clutch in the past 20k miles costing £1,500.

My reasoning for getting this A4 is to give the S5 a bit of a break, as coming out of lockdown I have been doing more miles than I expected, and whilst fuel economy is not great my main concern is putting too many miles on it! So, the A4 will be my new daily, saving the S5 for those perfect sunny days.

In terms of detailing, it is very tempting to whip out the DA on the A4 it being black, but the bodywork is what lets the car down. It's not corroded thankfully but spending the majority of its life in London it has accumulated a fair share of scratches and I can safely say it's never been detailed as swirl marks and scratches are in abundance. I'm fairly sure I'll be giving it a polish as I know I won't be able to resist. Next up on my list is the interior as it has certainly seen better days. I have ordered a new set of mats (stupid I know) ready to go in the cleaned interior!
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Your Audi'd right up now mate a double dunter lol
 

Kayobong

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Your Audi'd right up now mate a double dunter lol

Couldn’t help myself when the opportunity arose to own another Audi. Very different to my other Audi that’s for sure. It’s actually quite nice having a car you don’t have to park at the very back of the car park!
 

Potterswheel

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This might be a bit out there for some, but it's the way I roll.
When I did my rear brake bells recently I was disappointed that the anti squeal springs were rusty and not doing the best for the gloss black calipers,
(car had been off the road for some time in lockdown disks are fine now!)
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so I looked around and bought these replacements.

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When they arrived today, I was just having a look at them and wondered what I could treat them with before fitting to prolong their life given the nasty environment they live in. To my surprise I have discovered that they are made out of Stainless steel and that they can be polished to a chrome finish with very little effort.
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They should stay better now
I have not fitted them yet but will get some before and after photos when I do.
 

Frizzley

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It’s the little things that make the difference
 

Kayobong

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Potterswheel

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Well got round to fitting the new (polished) rear brake springs so here's the before and after picks.

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we'll have to see how long they stay like that, eh?
 

jassyo06

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Jimbob76

Roof Rails Enthusiast
What’s the detailing etiquette for new tyres then? De-nib them for a clean look, or leave them alone for a new look? I kind of want to rip ‘em off and leave them alone in equal measure. #firstworldproblems. Just curious what you lot think, lol...

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NevMan

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I would say denib, but never actually done this myself before , but watched a Obsessed Garage vid the other day and that is part of his new tyre ritual
 

V6_Man

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I thought these ‘mohawk / spikes’ offered extra rim protection. I would leave these as they are . If anything I’d paint them white to get the ‘stealth look’


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Potterswheel

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The 'nibs' or 'spikes' serve 2 purposes during manufacture, firstly the holes the are formed in allow any air present in the mould to escape and secondly they give an indication of how full the mould was on curing, they all have to be at least 3mm long to prove that the mould was full. they then serve no purpose and will probably be worn off the first time they are 'gently brushed against a kerb!)
Technial name 'sypes'
 
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