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Forum: Detailing Chat 13-10-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By detailR
I had this with someone a couple of weeks ago. ...

I had this with someone a couple of weeks ago.
Looked over the car with them - gave my recommendations and they asked if "that's a stage 1 or stage 2?"
It really makes no sense at all. It's like...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-10-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By detailR
MK6 Fiesta ST

Thought I'd make a thread to keep track of bit's that I do with my little ST.
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I bought the car just over a week ago.
I have an ongoing ST170 Estate project -...
Forum: Detailing Chat 06-10-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,699
Posted By detailR
I'm 32 :) Still 21 in my head though :lol:

I'm 32 :)
Still 21 in my head though :lol:
Forum: The Studio 02-10-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By detailR
Thanks very much everyone :) It was a nice...

Thanks very much everyone :)

It was a nice car to work on. It's always nice to turn around a daily driver.



Sure, I used Auto Finesse Tripple :thumb:
Forum: Detailing Chat 02-10-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By detailR
I've just got a new daily, at the moment it's had...

I've just got a new daily, at the moment it's had a quick clean and Gyeon Cure.
If I get time to machine it before the end of the year it'll have a System X ceramic coating applied. If not I'll just...
Forum: The Studio 22-09-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By detailR
BMW 520d - Major Enhancement Detail - detailR - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

This 2012 BMW 52d Touring came in to have some gloss brought back to the paint. There were some heavier scratches and deep swirling so a Major Enhancement Detail was chosen to refresh the bodywork....
Forum: Help..! 20-09-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By detailR
The machine arrived this morning. As expected,...

The machine arrived this morning.
As expected, a break in the cable.
It was on the neutral side as it enters the machine.

All up and running again :)
Have it a little service too - checked...
Forum: Help..! 18-09-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By detailR
I'll have a go if you like. I've fixed a few...

I'll have a go if you like.
I've fixed a few for people in the past.
Forum: The Studio 02-09-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By detailR
Thanks very much :) The Zed lives in...

Thanks very much :)



The Zed lives in the corner. It has done for a long while now. It's a very nice 1 owner car.
It was detailed last summer -...
Forum: The Studio 01-09-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By detailR
Nissan GTR - detailR - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

This Nissan GTR came in to be freshened up after being put back to standard.
The car previously had carbon bonnet, boot lid, side skirts, front and rear splitters, a huge spoiler and a matte grey...
Forum: The Studio 01-09-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,587
Posted By detailR
Thanks everyone :)

Thanks everyone :)
Forum: The Studio 01-09-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By detailR
Audi TT Detail - detailR - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

This 10 year old mk2 Audi TT came in as a recommendation from a local VAG specialist.
The car is in very good shape, but the dull paintwork was letting it down a little.

It was decided that a...
Forum: The Showroom 01-09-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,735
Posted By detailR
That looks great :) nice work. I think the...

That looks great :) nice work.

I think the Rav4 is a very under estimated car.
My mum has a 2007 model and for what would be seen as a soft roader, it has loads of capabilities - diff lock,...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 31-08-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By detailR
Yep, it works well. The Essence will give you a...

Yep, it works well.
The Essence will give you a bit of a cushion as well which can help prevent marring while buffing the coating on softer paints.
You just need to leave a minimum of 3 hours...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 30-08-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By detailR
Gtechniq C1 is great on vinyl. You don't lose...

Gtechniq C1 is great on vinyl.
You don't lose too much product into the film and it won't add tons of gloss to a matte or satin finish.
Forum: The Studio 29-08-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,587
Posted By detailR
Toyota GT86 - System-X Pro Coating - detailR - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

This lovely Toyota GT86 was booked in for some brightening up and a long term protection option.
A new purchase for a returning customer, they wanted it brought up to a level they knew was hidden by...
Forum: The Studio 28-08-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By detailR
Cheers guys :)

Cheers guys :)
Forum: The Studio 26-08-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By detailR
Mini Cooper D - Enhancement Detail - detailR - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

This super cool little Mini Cooper D came in to be prepared for the Mini In The Park show at Santa Pod Raceway.
The car looked pretty good, especially with the JCW body styling, but just needed a...
Forum: Polish/Cleaners/Compounds/Glaze 20-08-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By detailR
You could cover the area in matte paint...

You could cover the area in matte paint protection film.
Forum: Machine Polishing 12-08-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,433
Posted By detailR
There's a couple of things to look at first. ...

There's a couple of things to look at first.

Is your pad clean? A dirty, clogged up pad can cause scouring. Spur and clean the pad after each set.

Did you need to use an orange pad? Its quite...
Forum: The Studio 04-08-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,987
Posted By detailR
VW Golf R - Ceramic Pro 9H - detailR - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

This lovely Lapiz Blue mk7 Golf R came in for a refresh and long term protection.

The car is 4 years old now, and although it's in good shape, the paint needed the gloss brought back up.

The...
Forum: The Studio 04-08-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,282
Posted By detailR
Porsche Cayman - Enhancement Detail - detailR - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

This cool little Cayman was booked in for a freshen up to bring back the gloss to the paint.

The order of the detail.

Full safe wash process.
Decontamination - tar removal, fallout removal,...
Forum: The Studio 04-08-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,153
Posted By detailR
Lexus GS450h - Enhancement Detail - detailR - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

This Lexus GS450h came in as the owner was unhappy with how dull the paint looked.
A fairly recent purchase for a returning customer, he got in contact to see what could be done to restore some life...
Forum: The Studio 04-08-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,704
Posted By detailR
Audi S5 - Major Enhancement - detailR - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

This lovely Audi S5 Saloon came in for some refreshing.
The car is only 8 months old but had seen a lot of bad contact in its time.
A multi stage machine polish was chosen to remove the defects...
Forum: The Studio 27-07-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,952
Posted By detailR
Thanks very much guys :) I agree. If...

Thanks very much guys :)



I agree.
If I could have a Porsche, a blue 997 Turbo would be my preference.
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