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Old 26-07-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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Cool Race Valeting Vs Audi TT Full Correction Detail Swissvax BOS

Sorry for the lack of write ups lately folks been so busy over the past few weeks.

I had booked in a dark blue Audi TT, on inspection of the car it was obvious the car suffered some heavy swirling and lots of RDS too, the passenger side suffering from the usual brush scratches and scuffs, the owner also said the car suffered pretty bad holograms/marring in the direct sunlight.

This was the car on arrival:











No pictures of the wash stage but the wheels were cleaned using AS Smart wheels and a selection of brushes, the tyres and arches were cleaned using g101.

All the shuts were cleaned using g101 and a swissvax style brush.

The lowers were then pre washed using citrus de-greaser and then rinsed, the car was then foamed and left to dwell for 10 mins.

Wash using 2bm and a z sponge and dodo SP, the car was then rolled into the unit to be dried using uber drying towel and megs lt.



Out with the lamps to inspect the paintwork.









Now onto the clay stage, I used AB fine clay and megs lt as a lube.

Before:



During:



After door and rear wing:



Once all the claying was done the car was rolled outside again as the sun was shining nice and bright to show the true defects:















Then run back inside and taped up ready for some paint readings, on avergare they were pretty healthy driverside had been resprayed and was showing 210+ where as the rest of the car was between 90-135 microns on average.







I then got the makita out and got ready to start polishing, my first combo was megs polishing pad and menz ip 3.02 this did hardly anything so then went for a elitecarcare orange cutting pad again with menz ip, this was working lovely and slowing knocking back the defects, the swirls were mainly removed with the first hit, but the RDS were taking 3 hits to remove 95% of them, only the really deep ones remained.

50/50's

























Corrected shots:





Out in the sun to check my work, all the compounding done and now to be finished down with 3m ultrafina se on a black LC finishing pad.







Some shots once finishing had be done, thats looks much better now.



















The car was then taking back in to have a IPA wipedown, and then to follow was a coat of swissvax BOS this was applied to the whole car inc shuts left to cure for 30 mins then buffed.

Then the arches dressed with smart shine, tyres with megs endurance, wheels sealed with zaino CS, the glass cleaned and sealed again with zaino cs.

The exhausts polished with and sealed with britemax 2 stage polish/sealant, all exterior plastics was dressed with 303 aerospace protectant.

50/50 of grill:





Finished shots:



































Time taken was 26hrs.

Finally before:



After:



Owner was over the moon with the car and the first place they took it was Audi to part-ex it in for a a4 cab I bet they got a good price trade in though as its very low miles 30k iirc.

All comments welcome thanks for looking
Paul

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Old 27-07-2009, 12:15 AM   #2
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very nice work.some one is getting a very clean car and i have 'nt seen many in that colour either
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Very very good! The 50:50s really capture the improvement and the after shots are superb!

Wonder how much extra they got on their trade-in - must have been the salesman's dream - he could sell it on without lifting a finger
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Very very good! The 50:50s really capture the improvement and the after shots are superb!

Wonder how much extra they got on their trade-in - must have been the salesman's dream - he could sell it on without lifting a finger
I will give them an email tomorrow and find out, the owner was saying how he doesn't like trading cars in due to being ripped off the majority of the time.

I assured him that even a private sale it would fly out the door at top money and even a trade in price they should get top book price plus abit more IMHO.

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Excellent correction work, way to get it in the sun to prove the work! Truly awesome Finish!
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stunning work and turnaround. I have a mk1 tt too although in black. and after spending 20+hours on her I got no where near that level of correction, do you think such correction can be achieved with a g220 as I'd love to get mine as near as this one as possible?
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Excellent correction there and a lovely finish
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A stunning transformation. Very nice work indeed
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stunning work and turnaround. I have a mk1 tt too although in black. and after spending 20+hours on her I got no where near that level of correction, do you think such correction can be achieved with a g220 as I'd love to get mine as near as this one as possible?
Many thanks for the comment,

You should be able to get a decent level of correction just may take a few more hits with the g220, have you thought about stepping up to the rotary?

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