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1st Proper Detail of 2010

Well, i've been missing the last few months thanks to the snow but the sun appeared this morning so the gear was dusted off and away i went!







Weapons:

Wash

ONR Pre Wash
Bilt Hamber Auto Foam
Finish Kare #118 Shampoo

Wheels, Arches & Tyres

Bilberry Wheel Cleaner 1:5
Arches - Megs APC 1:10
EZ Detail Wheel Brush, Vikan Wheel and Arch Brush
Megs Endurance
303 Aerospace Protectant
Werkstat Acrylic Jett

Cleanse and LSP

Werkstat Acrylic Prime
Werkstat Acrylic Jett x2
Werkstat Acrylic Glos (wipedown)

Glass

AG Fast Glass

Exterior Trim

Chem Guys New Look Trim Gel

Various MF Cloths & Drying Towels

Thanks Phil



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Phil, good to see her back to the usual immaculate state.
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Phil, good to see her back to the usual immaculate state.
Thanks mate, im itching to try my new pads and polished.....megs #205, 3M Ultrafina, various Menz. Its covered in sand/dust already

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Thanks mate.

Heres a few from today off my cam phone....

The glassines is awesome in this shot. Typical sealant from what ive seen.







Thanks guys!

Oh, i used my Gummi Pfledge Rubber stick on the rubber door seals today and its great! Hopefully my windows wont stick now!
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dripping. that's the look i'm going for. a glass car lol
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ONR Pre Wash

Arches - Megs APC 1:10

Cleanse and LSP

AG Fast Glass

Various MF Cloths & Drying Towels
Seems to be a lot of acronyms in the detail world. Any chance somebody in the know could spell them out for the noobs to the scene

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ONR = Optimum No Rinse
APC = All Purpose Cleaner
LSP = Last Stage Product (I think)
AG = AutoGlym
MF = Microfibre
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Looks fantastic Gizto I've rather creepily followed your progress from when you first got the car right through the current state of obsession Excellent stuff.
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dripping. that's the look i'm going for. a glass car lol
Well, sealant it is mate! I gave you some feedback in your thread mate, hope it helps and thanks

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Seems to be a lot of acronyms in the detail world. Any chance somebody in the know could spell them out for the noobs to the scene

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I apologise mate, so used to typing on DW (detailing world )

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ONR = Optimum No Rinse
APC = All Purpose Cleaner
LSP = Last Stage Product (I think)
AG = AutoGlym
MF = Microfibre
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Looks fantastic Gizto I've rather creepily followed your progress from when you first got the car right through the current state of obsession Excellent stuff.
Well, in that case you can let me know if im getting better or worse Honest mate, i could make a pile of my stuff in the exact dimensions of the MiTo on the drive now and its been less than a year.
Thanks mate.

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Well weve had a bit of rain so heres a few beading pics.



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Nice

I always find the Werkstat beads very similarly to FK1000P
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Can you tell what wax he used just from the beads?

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Was reading somewhere about anal beads, not sure they are the same thing though
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Was reading somewhere about anal beads, not sure they are the same thing though
But if i found them on my roof i'd defo take a pic Then snow foam the poo off and start from scratch!
I have to say the beads i seen off FK1000p were awesome but it was when it had just started raining and they were nearly full spheres!
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Can you tell what wax he used just from the beads?

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Most wax beads very similarly (most are randomly placed blobs) but some do stand out from the crowd. Fk1000P is very similar to the Werkstatt beacuse the big beads and wee beads are fairly uniform. Nano sealents leave huge evenly distrubited blobs, high end (Zymol etc) waxes are pretty much the same as nano stuff but the beads are smaller. Bigger beads usually* means better sheeting too (this means you can completly dry your car with an open end of a hose of 40 mph drive)

*there are some exceptions because "poundshop waxes" can leave big impreesive beads but the finish isn't "slick"
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Did you use your G220? Looks very nice mate. I've got a few new products to try on mine when I get a bit of time off work.
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