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Old 09-05-2017, 08:47 PM   #21
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Thank you! You wouldn' believe the pain I was in the next day - but judging by everyone's reactions, it was worth it

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looks great - lovely gloss you've achieved and when all done by hand its especially impressive and rewarding!
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:49 PM   #22
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Nah - I will just buy some new ones now. I hope that now the big bad job is done, I can upgrade to really good ones!

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Great result on that, but sounds like someone has a lot of washing to do
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:51 PM   #23
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Thanks James. Mine isnt a patch on your old one though - im sure I have seen your old one in a thread somewhere?! The Monaco blue is an awesome colour though. I never get bored of looking at it.

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Lovely car monkfishh

I had one identical a few years ago, cracking little car, it took me back when I opened your thread and saw the first picture.

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Hope you have as many enjoyable miles as I did.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:58 PM   #24
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It was rewarding to do - you are dead right. My girlfriend wasn't that impressed. Took me about 20 hours all in!

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Old 09-05-2017, 08:59 PM   #25
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Thanks dude. Also, im loving the speak and spell as your profile picture!

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Looks very good to me, well done!
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:01 PM   #26
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Thank you! If anything, this will be a really good hobby for me. I find it very relaxing to be honest. Maybe one day I will be brave enough to use a machine polisher, but until then, im a big time amateur!

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Looks like you've done a decent job for your first time

I've been doing this a while now and I still consider myself an amateur compared to some members, but overall we're all here for a reason



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Old 09-05-2017, 09:03 PM   #27
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She aint a Ferrari, thats for sure. But I think for a car to look after you, then you have to look after the car! It was a real mess though. Looked clean until you feel the paint!


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Brilliant job there! The car has come up very well and looks like it's been cared for carefully! Maybe not the previous owner's forte by the sounds of it!

And don't feel like this is any lesser of a post than anything else. I prefer to see cars like this detailed and cared for than a big flash ferrari or the likes!

Keep it up
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:04 PM   #28
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Thanks James. Mine isnt a patch on your old one though - im sure I have seen your old one in a thread somewhere?! The Monaco blue is an awesome colour though. I never get bored of looking at it.
Yours looks great in the photos you posted.

First started on detailing world when I got my Clio and the mrs bought me a Porter Cable machine polisher from the states for my birthday.

Guess what I started with before the machine though.
Megs clay, Autoglym SRP and EGP.

Polish Angel Carnauba Arts spray wax/sealants are great on Monaco blue and dark colours. The Blue Xilion or even Black Wulfenite ones are fantastic.
Not cheap, but a nice treat for the car once a month it will last you a while
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:05 PM   #29
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Dude! Exactly the same as me! It was one of these or the ST (in the same blue as well) I did think about taking the badges off, but I am a sad old man. I love things to be as original as possible. I will give it a few more goes with the bits and bobs I have, and if that fails, then new badges it is...

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Nice car mate and good job with the detailing. Looks mint. I was torn between a Clio RS (same model) and my ST when I got it a few years ago. I went for the ST and it's a 56 so you're no the only one with an old banger compared to some of the motors on here!

Why don't you debadge it? No more awkward cleaning. Check fleabay first see if you can get new badges for cheap and just keep them aside if you fancy re-badging later .
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:21 PM   #30
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Cheers for the tips, dude. When my finances recover, I will certainly start to invest in some of those that you recommend. My Mrs. thinks i have lost the plot with what I have spent on this stuff so far. I just point out her (mostly never used) collection of expensive make up! After all, isn't this stuff just make up for cars?

Also, sorry for not hitting the thanks - I have yet to work that one out - thats why I am replying to as many messages as I can. Sorry everyone!

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Yours looks great in the photos you posted.

First started on detailing world when I got my Clio and the mrs bought me a Porter Cable machine polisher from the states for my birthday.

Guess what I started with before the machine though.
Megs clay, Autoglym SRP and EGP.

Polish Angel Carnauba Arts spray wax/sealants are great on Monaco blue and dark colours. The Blue Xilion or even Black Wulfenite ones are fantastic.
Not cheap, but a nice treat for the car once a month it will last you a while
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