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Old 08-06-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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The In-Laws Mazda CX-5

So this is the first time i've felt happy enough to submit something into the showroom section.

The background,
The in-laws picked up a CX-5 (red) last year and despite me saying to not take it to a car wash this is exactly what happened. After a while they started taking it to a manual car wash (again against my advice). Now I have no idea what products they used but the trim ended up looking terrible as you can see from the before pics.

I originally set aside 2 days to complete the car, however due to weather I had to compress it down to a single day. I explained to them that it would not be perfect but rather I was aiming at 80% correction.

Fully packed car with most a lot of my tools as I didn't quite know what I would need to use (better to have and not need, than to need and not have):



The before Pics:













The Wheels:

Sonax Full Effect wheel cleaner in doing its thing.

The Wash:


I decided to test out Anglewax's Shampoo (Angelwax fast foam was used prior), I picked this up for about £6 (can't remember exactly) from the shop. It's quite slick and has a great smell, the bubbles were good and seemed to last for a good while. If you are looking for a cheap shampoo as a spare this is a good bet. **I'll be reviewing a few shampoos in a later post**

This was followed by BH Korrosol and Tardis, which was in-turn followed by the Auto Smart clay cloth using Garry Deans Infinite Use detail juice as lube.

The correction:
I went for the DAS 21E with a 6.5" Orange LC Pad as I felt it has slightly less cut that the Hex Logic orange pad, which suited the soft paint, this was teamed with Megs M105. After the correction I followed it up with a 6.5" White LC pad and M205. For the smaller areas I went with my DAS6 Pro and 4" 3M spot pads.

Once corrected I applied 2 coats of C2v3, followed by a coat of AF Spirit then AF Illusion. The glass was cleaned with G6 and sealed with Angelwax H2GO, the tyres were coated with Opti-bond tyre Gel.

The trim was Treated with Gtechniq C4 permeant trim restorer (which smelled a lot like their wheel armour...)
50/05 trim shot:


So to the final shots...



Bonnet Flake :



The white marks are clouds and the roof gutter.









Overall I am delighted with the results, it's not perfect as I just didn't have the time, but after 8 hours their comment was "it's better than when it came out the showroom", which is music to all our ears

The upshot of the correction is they are going to be going down the touchless wash route as much a possible at home

Hope you enjoyed this post and as always if there are any questions please shout.

Cheers

Col

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Old 08-06-2015, 05:30 PM   #2
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Well done , do you know what the colour is called?
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Very nice. Wonder though why you need sealant+2 wax?
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Very nice. Wonder though why you need sealant+2 wax?
Good question, I was trying to give it all the protection I could in the time I had, I would have left it with spirit but wanted to make it pop in order to hopefully drive home the fact that they need to look after it.

Plus I enjoy waxing to thought I've done the work so why not
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Well done , do you know what the colour is called?
Thanks, I think the colour is Soul Red.
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Thanks, I think the colour is Soul Red.
I thought it was you've done a cracking job, how hard is the paint? I'm used to Mazda paint being pretty soft is this still the case?

I've just ordered a new Mazda 6 in Soul Red from looking at a brochure. To be honest I'm still unsure if it was a good choice
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