Looks good mate! You always go that extra mile, you should just open your own detailing shop right from your garage...think you have every top product going!
Was thinking do you do much on the interior? Always just seems to be exterior that you are cleaning?
I have a good foam spray I use for both the dashboard and seats, it leaves a protective barrier, its cool, and it brings up the silver trim on the sills nicely also...brand name is wurth, brother used to work for them, have about 3 cans, dunno what I am going to do when they run out thought!
What do you use to blacken your tyres? I have mags hot tyres, however I find as its a spray it runs onto my alloys and spend about 10 minutes drying it off the alloys!
Hi mate, the interior is brand new as he know so it doesnt need much but i have used my poorboys qd+ on the kick plates. My tyre product is Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel which is the nuts! I'm gonna do my trim areas with it other than the Carbon Effect sections and you use it so sparingly its unreal! It goes on all other plastics on the exterior in the mirror areas etc. I do get the old Dyson ball out for hoovering duties but i aint gonna lie, i hate doing the interior! I use Auto Glym fast Glass on the windies as i got AG Glass Polish and it lets off horrible bluey/white dust and **** that goes on the seats etc! Bloody nightmare!
I have never used Blackhole tbh but since people are comparing it to SRP I suspect it may be a little weak. Alfa paint is friggin hard, I had to use Megs 83 and Menz Final Finish to get a "decent" result. Menz ip was used for a total correction but I won't reccomend trying that on your nice new mito, buy a scrap panel first, any Alfa or VAG/ BMW will give ~ results. Sealents and wax make a big difference too imo.
To be honest with you, your car looks perfect in the "after" pictures bar the dealer sticker on te rear window. Nice work, keep it up
Hi mate, Black Hole is just a glaze, im pretty sure it has no cut or abrasive qualities and is filler rich and has cleaning abilities like Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite maybe? With regards to the sticker im goin out now to rip it out!
Looks good Phil.
Why not step up to Menzerna polishes? Get over to Elite and get their sample pack of 3. Enough there to do your car 10 times over. Start with a low cut and polishing pad on your g220 and work your way up if not enough correction.
For the plastic trim, try boiled linseed oil. Some people have tried it to good effect.
I spent 10 hours on mine (with a cheaper DA) and got pretty good results. Will be stepping up a notch to really rid her of all the swirls when I come back from holiday.
Hay Rob3rto, i wanted to try my Dodo juice LimePrime as a starting point but due to the heat thought better of it. I will no doubt venture in to the world of various polishes and they seem to be the ones that i hear mentioned most along with 3M and Megs. I tried 3M ultafina at my local detailing shop when they had an openday on a bonnet on the wall which was great! Im intrigued by the poorboys SSR polishes aswell. Thanks for the tips aswell and some one else just told me they were getting some groundnut oil to try on the plastic to remove wax stains.
I also think you will need to step up to a more intensive polish and pad. I know you spend a lot of time on DW so look at DaveK's training manual on DA polishing and he gives a matrix showing how you start low down the scale and work your way up. It's sort of "the first commandment" of detailing with a DA machine.
I started on a polishing pad with Megs #80 and stepped up eventually to a cutting pad with Megs #83. You have to work that machine. They are much more gentle than you think.
Hey chief, i've got the guide in PDf and read it alot!
What a star that guy is for going to great lengths! My problem was i had noone to watch over me and give me guidance so it was abit stressful doing the DA and claying i admit. The hot bodywork was makiing me nervous i'll say!
Crazy adventures dude!
The sun was what done it.. (and the 20 pints of Stella the night before!). I never had any problems with Black Hole making me spew.
The BH gives mixed results for me. Sometimes it makes a real difference and gives a whole glossier, wetter look.. other times, as you say, you can hardly notice the difference between the areas you applied it to and the areas you didn't.
I think the difference is in the ambient temp'. Whenever I had disappointing results, it's always been hot and sunny. The container says it can be applied in sunshine ... it's true, it can.. but I think for best results it likes to be applied cool, in the shade.
I also started thinking about an evening session... (no shade since my gazebo collapsed in the last heavy rain!)
Totally agree mate, maybe the fact that i clayed the car has gave the paintwork a boost and amkes the 50/50 less noticeable? It works in the sun likenothing else ive tried, infact it gets its shades on and laughs at it
Strangely living in the Toon ive never used it out of the sun. I cant believe that myself
I want a gazebo aswell!
Im getting up at 6.30 on sunday moning to do it for the Show & Shine so watch this space
m getting a lend of some Chem Guys Petes 53 signature wax which is meant to be the dogs danglies!
Think i'll Dodo Juice Lime Prime 1st. Wish me luck
Oh and thanks for the tips and comments everyone!