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Looks really good mate was it expensive? If you don't mind me asking. How bad was the paint beforehand? Lovely car!!!!!!
 

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Midlands Car Care by any chance? They as a company are superb and your Brera looks stunning! What products did they use on her bud?

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In a word: Yum!
 

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Saw it on the Midlands Car Care page - love it :)
 

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Beautiful.

Just been on the Midlands Car Care page, they seem to do some impressive work.
 

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Cheers all, Yes Midlands Car Care did it for me, Russ is a really good guy, very passionate and an absolute perfectionist. The cost was £250, which was worth every penny, and the photos dont do it justice. Anyone thinking about getting it done should go for it.

Paint before had was quite bad, alot of swirls and a few RDS, the before and after 50/50 shots can be seen on the Midlands Car Care facebook page. Now the paint work is like glass.

The wheels are finished in 'anthracite' by the alloy wheel specialists in Manchester.

Maintenance will be the 2 bucket method. Firstly pressure wash off as much loose dirt as possible. Then snow foam and let it dwell. Wash the snow foam off and pressure wash again. Then using 2 buckets, one with shampoo and one with just water I will wash each panel, washing my wash mitt (NOT A SPONGE) in the clean water to get any dirt off before putting it back into my shampoo bucket. Then after doing the whole car rinse down again, as it is waxed the water will sheet off so minimal drying is needed, but where it is needed I will use a plush drying towel (NOT A CHAMOIS) and use the pat dry method, patting not rubbing to get as much of the water off. Dont wash in direct sun. Use a good quality wax safe car shampoo. My method might be a bit 'excessive' but I like my car clean, plus I enjoy cleaning it.

As regards to the products they used, I am not sure, they use lots of different products for each section of the clean, I know it has no fillers or polish on it, just Auto Finesse Desire wax. In fact I rate the whole Auto Finesse range.

Again I cannot recommend Russ enough, give him a call if anyone is thinking about getting their car done, Because mine is the cleanest in my town now and I constantly get stopped at petrol stations and by neighbours!
 

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Lush! The dark colours show it off much better than boring silver like mine!
 

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Desire will last a good 6 months if not longer if you use Finale every time you wash her, I use the whole Auto Finesse range too and recommend it to anyone and everyone. In fact I just washed the GTA using snow foam and a drying towl as the snow foam took everything off :)
 

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Cheers all, Yes Midlands Car Care did it for me, Russ is a really good guy, very passionate and an absolute perfectionist. The cost was £250, which was worth every penny, and the photos dont do it justice. Anyone thinking about getting it done should go for it.
That's an absolute bargain! It's almost worth me driving up there at that price.
My local detailer quotes £500 + vat for something similar.

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You can do basically this yourself for not much over £200, including buying a machine polisher. Subsequent passes, maybe annually, cost about £10. Worth a thought.
Yeah, I'd love to, but I've got a few issues with my paintwork I'd rather someone with a bit of expertise sorted out first.
It's on my list of "things to get proficient in" :)
 

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I think I may have seen this around where i live.
do you live around the Stourbridge /Merry Hill of the west midlands area?

Your car looks stunning btw
Cheers, Yeah mate, I think I may have passed you a few weeks ago? I gave the 'Alfa wave'? By the shell garage on Hagley road?

You can do it yourself, but you will need a paint thickness gauge too as you need to know how much lacquer you can safely remove. Also you need plenty of practice as a strike through the lacquer is a respray.
 
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