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Simonrev
02-04-2017, 05:39 PM
So following on from my first try with Zymol and the weather being decent I thought it time for the full decon etc etc

Started with normal wash routine and then fallout remover and clay ... TBH I was surprised how much the clay bar removed on a car kept pretty clean...

Car washed / decon / clayed / dried

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20002_zpshruwympr.jpg

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20001_zpsctzzp40y.jpg

Time to get out the Rupes and using the yellow pads and Keramik gloss started to polish the car ... to be fair it was more getting rid of the wash induced swirls rather than any major correction.

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20003_zpstj7kxkis.jpg

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20009_zpsdjvbh10u.jpg

Pictures after the polish stage

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20004_zpsyr2f6nml.jpg

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20005_zpsesbhh035.jpg

Now I'd got a bottle of Zymol HD Cleanse and wasn't sure of the benefit of using it after a full polish but thought I'd give it a go .... started to try it with the Rupes white pad and failed miserably as it was a bugger to remove ... not to be beaten I applied by hand to very small sections and removed pretty much straight away.

Now the finish left was actually "squeaky" clean and the depth of shine noticeably deeper than even after the polish stage .. pictures probably fail to show it but I was suitably impressed.

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20013_zpsc3w5nqsm.jpg

Next all windows were cleaned inside and out using Adams Brilliant Glaze ... hands down the best and easiest product I've used on windows .. and the crud it got off the inside was embarrassing ... Wheel arch liners dressed with CG Bare Bones and tyres with Adams

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20007_zpsggn9rfi9.jpg

So .. time to breakout the Zymol and my brand spanking new pot of Glasur ... what an absolute joy to use. Applied easily and buffed off effortlessly with no residue and no horrible wax holograms from excess oil ... and this was in the sun !

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20008_zpsplopljlv.jpg

Once complete I left it for 3 hours before applying a second coat and the results are easily the best I've managed with this car ... depth of shine and levels of gloss are superb. Metallic flake pop is just as good if not better than last weeks try with Zymol Concours

Really pleased and well worth the effort :thumb:

Completed ... pictures really don't do it justice.

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20012_zpss9j5svbx.jpg

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20011_zps6iosc7wi.jpg

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20016_zpsz1v15wx0.jpg

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20014_zpsc7suzlp7.jpg

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20017_zpsydq2x822.jpg

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20019_zpse5qcrbtc.jpg

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20020_zps2cx290ek.jpg

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p402/spxxxx/Zymol%20Detail%20018_zps6rl6dh1x.jpg

Thanks for looking !

mattd938
04-04-2017, 05:59 PM
im still debating wether to finish my seat leon off with Zymol Glassur, Concours (pot of each brand new)

or try the new breed of ceramic sealants.

Looks lovely that, I know I cant mess up putting Zymol on the car as I haven't got a garage to apply the ceramic stuff.

Simonrev
04-04-2017, 06:17 PM
im still debating wether to finish my seat leon off with Zymol Glassur, Concours (pot of each brand new)

or try the new breed of ceramic sealants.

Looks lovely that, I know I cant mess up putting Zymol on the car as I haven't got a garage to apply the ceramic stuff.

TBH ... like I said the pictures don't show just how deep the gloss levels look ... I'm thinking HD cleanse and 2x Glasur will give me plenty of durability bearing in mind I'll top up with one of the ones out of the holiday pack (Concours, Destiny, Atlantique) before shows etc.

I really think the HD cleanse added something to it and the durability should be helped .. even if it is a PIA to use

streaky
04-04-2017, 07:59 PM
That looks glorious. Another fan of glasur though I've not used it with the hd cleanse I have amassed over the years. What model of beetle is that? I know it's not the general model.

Simonrev
04-04-2017, 08:19 PM
That looks glorious. Another fan of glasur though I've not used it with the hd cleanse I have amassed over the years. What model of beetle is that? I know it's not the general model.

Thanks :thumb:

It's the design model with every extra that they do I think ... I really wanted the 1.4 but am surprised by the 1.2 engine ..

You really should have a go with the HD cleanse ... very small areas though and wipe straight off ... I've never had paint so clean it squeaks !! and the extra shine can be seen

gally
04-04-2017, 09:16 PM
Fantastic finish chap. Really nice detail carried out.

Couple of tips. Damp applicator for HD cleanse makes life so much easier, can be a pig to work with! And always use a tar remover, clay isn't for removing tar, the idea is your clay bar should almost be clean after de-tarring and de-ironing then claying.

Simonrev
04-04-2017, 09:39 PM
Fantastic finish chap. Really nice detail carried out.

Couple of tips. Damp applicator for HD cleanse makes life so much easier, can be a pig to work with! And always use a tar remover, clay isn't for removing tar, the idea is your clay bar should almost be clean after de-tarring and de-ironing then claying.

Many thanks

I didn't use a dedicated tar remover ... will get some for next time

I did give the applicator a quick spray with pad conditioner before using but will actually damp it with water next time

Cheers for the tips ! always learning :)

SGraf
04-04-2017, 09:42 PM
Awesome work! Really very impressive.
And Thanks very much for sharing


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Simonrev
04-04-2017, 09:43 PM
Awesome work! Really very impressive.
And Thanks very much for sharing


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Thanks for making me use the HD Cleanse :thumb:

66Rob
05-04-2017, 11:25 PM
Love your Beetle, looks stunning, really like the wheels and tyres too.

I haven't found anything better for prepping paint before Zymol than HD Cleanse. I know it's expensive​ but worth every penny and smells glorious too. Always apply by hand though, i just do small sections at a time and straight line application only, never had a problem removing that way. Followed by Glasur or Titanium and i think its hard to beat IMO.

mattd938
06-04-2017, 12:30 AM
What are the differences between Glassur and Concours other than price? Can you noticeably tell the difference between the two?

Simonrev
06-04-2017, 12:54 AM
I haven't found anything better for prepping paint before Zymol than HD Cleanse. I know it's expensive​ but worth every penny and smells glorious too. Always apply by hand though, i just do small sections at a time and straight line application only, never had a problem removing that way. Followed by Glasur or Titanium and i think its hard to beat IMO.


I think before using I was a doubter ... both on the expensive wax and the HD cleanse ... but am we and truly converted now :thumb:

Simonrev
06-04-2017, 12:58 AM
What are the differences between Glassur and Concours other than price? Can you noticeably tell the difference between the two?

I've read that both are pretty close in looks and TBH I would say that I can't really tell a difference ... maybe the nod goes to Concours on depth but both are stunning ... Concours I found needed a buff off again about an hour later after the wax had completely cured but that may have been me using it before I'd decon / cleaned etc

I'm lucky that I've got Concours, Destiny and Atlantique in sample size too use as and when with the Glasur being the everyday protection