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Old 16-09-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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Arrow Audi TT vs a local "detailers" hash up- Gleammachine.

Took a call just before going away on holiday from a disgruntled Audi TT owner who had fallen foul to a local so called detailing company's poor attempt at a paint correction.
Without going into too many details, the owner had recently purchased the TT and felt the paintwork could have looked better, so booked a local detailer to correct the finish, in total they took the car away and spent a whole "6 hours" doing their stuff before returning the car back, gave some poor information regarding the sealant etc.. got their money (not cheap) and went away.
Having viewed the car in person it was evident that no attempt had been made in correcting the defects, but a large amount of filler heavy polish had been applied incorrectly via machine.

Now I started of with all good intentions of providing a full and detailed write-up, but once the car was under the halogens, the work involved was a little more than expected and time got away from me, so kept brief but gives a good indication.

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The usual wash and de-contamination processes carried out,



Quite evidently not done very thoroughly,



Upon inspection.











A nice bit of scouring pad technique,



And not much clearcoat left to work with,



The rest of the vehicle reading pretty well,



Working my way up the cut scale I settled upon a Gloss-it med cut pad (orange) and M105,













After 18 hours on the cutting stage the paintwork was looking a little more presentable,













Paintwork refined using M205 on a Gloss-it finishing pad (blue)



*Paintwork sealed with Blackfire wet diamond all surface protection.
*Further topped of with Blackfire midnight sun carnuaba wax.
*Alloys and brightwork polished and then sealed with Blackfire metal sealant.
*Tyres dressed with Megs endurance.
*Rubber & plastic trim protected using 303 aerospace.
*Glass sealed with Nanolex glass protectant.
*Final wipedown with Britemax detailing spray.

In all 23 hrs spent from start to finish.























Thanks for looking, comments welcomed and appreciated.
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Old 16-09-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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Great work mate, looks how it should now. Stunning.
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Old 16-09-2010, 03:01 PM   #3
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Thats actually disgusting how they left it, i am no pro by a long way but i wouldnt have the guts to leave a car in that state, shocking............

Sorry forgot to add Cracking job
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Old 16-09-2010, 03:05 PM   #4
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Nice job as always ! Don't like the locals who think they can just call themselves detailers , give you guys a bad name .
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Old 16-09-2010, 03:06 PM   #5
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How long ago was the car supposed to have been detailed by the other person?
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Old 16-09-2010, 03:09 PM   #6
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Excellent work, the first one photo doesn't look that bad, but until you get up close and personal, you don't realise the difference between a detailer, and someone who likes cars to look shiny, by spending a few hours on it.
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Old 16-09-2010, 03:10 PM   #7
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Nice job as always ! Don't like the locals who think they can just call themselves detailers , give you guys a bad name .
Cheers Stewart, does upset the industry and can potentially put customers off, unfortunately there are cowboys in all trades.

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How long ago was the car supposed to have been detailed by the other person?
In the last few months I think.
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Old 16-09-2010, 03:10 PM   #8
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The TT avtually looked grey in the before pics the swirls were so bad.
Great work
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Old 16-09-2010, 03:15 PM   #9
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Great job Rob

I bet the owner was amazed with the difference when it had been done 'properly' .
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Old 16-09-2010, 03:46 PM   #10
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Excellent,

I would have been tempted to get the cowboys back so they could see how it looks when done professionally, and then ask for my money back!
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