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Old 29-01-2018, 11:55 AM   #1
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2007 VW Touran

This car has recently been passed on to me and will serve as my daily driver and will be long term detailing project and whatever the car decides to throw at me.

It has FSH from VW and only 85K on the clock. As the previous owner is my brother I know the above is all true.

Brother is definitely not into clean cars and detailing so car definitely needs some tlc.

So where to start..? The interior, 3 small kids is all I can say. Was greeted to some horrific interior.

There was no way I was getting into the car before a quick clean. Nothing a bit of elbow grease and Meg's APC couldn't shift. Pics of only 1 backseat, needless to say the rest of the seats were pretty much the same. Roof lining and door cards also needed some attention, but nothing major.

The seats and interior will all be done again in the summer.




Some general pics of exterior.





Yesterday managed to give the car a much needed wash.

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BH Auto Foam via Mesto foam sprayer
Car Chem 1900:1 shampoo
BH DSW
Nilco glass cleaner

So this was my first time using both the BH products and all I can say is WOW!! Autofoam for me is a game changer.

Didn't get any during pics, here are a couple of afters.



Didn't come up too bad after the wash. Once the weather has sorted itself out slightly will do a panel by panel full decon and paint correction. Wheels will be looked at in the summer.

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That cleaned up well
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Well that's most of the the mucky hand prints gone !

A nice project, recent premium tyres a bonus too.

Can see plenty of little jobs to do which will make a big difference to the overall appearance (number plate screws or covers for one)
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Looks very smart overall once washed. Just needs wheels doing and then dressing of plastics and tyres - it'll look great once those little jobs have been done.
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Well that's most of the the mucky hand prints gone !

A nice project, recent premium tyres a bonus too.

Can see plenty of little jobs to do which will make a big difference to the overall appearance (number plate screws or covers for one)
Hand prints are still there , think they will only disappear once the paint is corrected.

Tyres were changed by me a week or so ago, had a flat and then found out the 3 were totally knackered.

Loads of little jobs to go, got a few places where some paint touch up is required. Was thinking of updating the plates to metal pressed, but the screws will definitely be changed.

Was thinking of either plastic dip or vinyl wrap the grill blades, tad too much chrome for my liking.
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Looks very smart overall once washed. Just needs wheels doing and then dressing of plastics and tyres - it'll look great once those little jobs have been done.
Will hopefully be having the wheels done in the summer, debating either one standard colour or diamond cut like below


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I always thought the originals were diamond cut?

Only problem is, diamond cut doesn't tend to last too long so probably better off in the long term doing a standard paint refurb
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I always thought the originals were diamond cut?

Only problem is, diamond cut doesn't tend to last too long so probably better off in the long term doing a standard paint refurb
Mine look more like a two tone paint job. I'll probably go with a standard refurb. Got a few months to think of a colour

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Lovely jubbly, nice turnaround.
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Quite the transformation already.

Excellent work.
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