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Old 21-12-2010, 10:31 AM   #61
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That looks brilliant
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Old 21-12-2010, 02:45 PM   #62
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Very, very nice work on a car that I didn't know Pirelli had put their name on, liking the interior..............

Very well detailed write-up and excellent final result, have to say I have been looking for a set of those Helios wheels for a long time, really look the part on most things VAG............

Thanks for sharing...........
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Old 22-12-2010, 07:15 PM   #63
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Hi guys, bit of an Update on the VW GTi Pirelli I look after.

The owner had the first work done from me in March 2010. He brought the car back to me from Wakefield so give it an enhancement detail and seal it all up again! with the dreadful weather on the way, it wasn’t a moment too soon!

The owner does a good job of keeping it swirl free. He'd rather have it dirty for an extra week until he can dedicate time to washing it properly. opposed to doing a rushed job on late on a Sunday afternoon for example.

So here is how the car arrived!











So I cracked on with the wash down.

This was pretty much the job in hand...


Brake calipers & alloy wheel faces, backs and inners are cleaned with acid free wheel cleaner.
Wheel arches & tyres are scrubbed and cleaned with citrus based degreaser.
Door/boot shuts are thoroughly cleaned and rinsed.
Soak car in snow foam and high pressure rinse to remove surface grit.
safe wash using two buckets & sheep skin wash mitt.
Tar remover to remove bonded contaminants.
Blow dry & towel dry.
Machine polish the car to rejuvenate paintwork and add gloss
Protect paint with specialist sealant or carnauba wax to protect against future contamination.
Windows polished inside & out and sealed
Wheels protected with PTFE protect against brake dust and build up.
Tyres & arches dressed.
Polish & protect any exterior metal work.


Being snow foamed



After a blow and towel dry, this is the condition of the paint that greeted me!





The finger is there to prove the paint surface is in full focus.

Some of the lower areas had some marring from what looked like a drying towel. After 9 months, it could do with a single stage machine polish, just to freshen up the surface and bring back the gloss!

So, on I cracked.....

I was using some new pads I am testing for Swissvax. From the pad tower, this is the finishing pad.





Swissvax cleaner fluid pro was to be used to polish the car.



The new exhaust the owner had fitted was looking a little worse for wear, so we polished that.







Subtle sticker added in the back window



Seals treated with Swissvax seal feed




And the after post sealant LSP....


A reminder of how each area looked...




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Some more after shots...








Final shot...



Thanks for reading this little update guys!





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Old 22-12-2010, 09:04 PM   #64
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nice work, looks good
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Old 22-12-2010, 11:13 PM   #65
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Cheers mate. I forgot to mention the owner was yet again over the moon with the results.
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Old 23-12-2010, 12:05 AM   #66
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Old 23-12-2010, 05:21 PM   #67
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Looking good, nice work!
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Old 24-12-2010, 01:27 PM   #68
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I'm still thinking I need to drop my Abarth off to you! I pick my grey one up in March so a new car prep might be in order.
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