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Old 20-02-2017, 11:22 PM   #1
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Very dirty to clean GTD

Ashamed to say with the weather we've had, i've not been tending to the car as much as i should.

Well at the weekend i decided to give her a late winter spruce up.

Started with a power wash then AS snow foam. Whilst that was dwelling, i sprayed the wheels with bilberry wheel cleaner, and went around the details (badges, grills etc.) with a detailing brush. then power washed off which got rid of most of the grime. Cleaned the alloys with an older lambswool mit and my EZ Detail brush.

Then followed with a TBM wash using Meguiars shampoo and a new lambswool mit. When the car was clean, power washed off again. Then sprayed the car with Carpro Iron-X to get rid of the built up contaminants. Then followed with a clay using Megs Last touch as lubricant. Car washed and rinsed again then dried using my mammoth drying cloth.

Then taped up the car and machine polished with a DA using lime prime on a hexlogic pad, which removed 90% of the light swirling (which will do until spring), following by 2 coats of C2V2. Then followed with a coat of Dodjuice purple haze. Wheels polished and sealed with Poorboys wheel sealant.

Tyres dressed and that was pretty much it for the outside. Inside was simply vacuumed, and all surfaces wiped with a damp microfibre. Rubber mats cleaned with Megs APC.

So, onto the pictures (quite a few i'm afraid)

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Looks very nice I think the santiago alloys make these cars look so much nicer, i'd love a mk7 steering wheel in mine!!
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That looks absolutely lovely what colour is that?
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Old 21-02-2017, 01:03 AM   #4
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Well done, like this colour and the shine is definitely back

What camera did you use?
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What colour hexlogic pad did you use i use the green one with LP
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Love the red GTD badges - ( are they standard ? )
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Old 21-02-2017, 08:39 AM   #7
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Looks very nice I think the santiago alloys make these cars look so much nicer, i'd love a mk7 steering wheel in mine!!
Yes, love the Santiago's, prefer them to the Negaro's (which I also liked) off my previous white GTD. Steering wheel in these cars' are great.

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That looks absolutely lovely what colour is that?
many thanks - It's called Carbon Steel Grey. A very popular colour among the GTI / GTD fraternity (and exclusive to those models only). Weirdly has just been dropped by VW on the new face lifted MK7.5 model, and replaced with a similar looking grey.

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Well done, like this colour and the shine is definitely back

What camera did you use?
Thanks a lot. They do look good when clean, although how long it will stay that way....

Camera used is my new Olympus OMD EM1 MK II and the Olympus 12-100 F4 lens.

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What colour hexlogic pad did you use i use the green one with LP
Yep, green for me too !

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Love the red GTD badges - ( are they standard ? )
No, unfortunately GTD's only come with chrome badges, so purchased some decals (as I'd done on my previous GTD) from www.badgeskins.com
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The Wheels are a pain to keep clean as well - lots of little spokes - good job
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The Wheels are a pain to keep clean as well - lots of little spokes - good job
Actually they don't take me much longer than my Negaro's did. Of course having the right tools for the job helps and I find my wheel woollies and EZ wheel brush invaluable for this. Hardest part is that they put a stupid gully running around the circumference of the wheel just inboard the spokes, which can be a pain to get to and just sits with water in it. Not sure what it's there but hey ho.
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Top dollar sir on a tasty looking GTD
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