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DetailMyCar 02-09-2012 10:29 PM

DetailMyCar - Focus RS (White), Enhancement, Interior & Engine (With Crystal Rock)!
Welcome to another write-up from me! This time a 60 Reg Ford Focus RS in White, I've done 3 Blue ones before so it was nice to do a White one, IronX alone is loads of fun on White for one thing!

My customer only purchased this car a short time ago but wanted to treat it to some proper TLC as it's safe to say it's definitely never been detailed, and from the looks of it certainly not a tar remover and possibly spent a bit of time near an industrial estate I'd guess going by the fallout present.

The task was as follows:
  • Full Enhancement Detail for the Exterior with Crystal Rock wax upgrade
  • Interior deep clean and protect
  • Engine bay clean and protect

The car was dropped off on Friday afternoon and first up was the Engine bay

Using Meg's APC and Degreaser with various brushes (and a steam cleaner) I started from the top down and worked with the underside of the bonnet as it was clearly pretty dirty!

50/50 of the underside

Dirty left side

Right side nearly done

Left side started

303 Used

After 303 sprayed on the right side

Left - Before 303 sprayed

After 303 applied

Engine bay all done

Moving to the interior!

Here's how it started


Skirts / Sills


Mats were taken out, vac'd, steam cleaned and blasted with the Tornador with some Brisk. After this I applied GTechniq L1 to protect the fabric

I dusted down using some Surf City Dash Away to start with, this is a good cleaner and does leave a very dry grease free finish

I blasted all plastics and carpets with the steam cleaner then followed up with the Tornador with some AS Brisk loaded in the chamber for the carpets. All pedals, steering wheel etc were all deep cleaned in the same way and GTechniq I1 was applied to all interior carpets before putting mats back in. Sills were cleaned with Meg's APC and towel dried them.

Plastics were then all wiped down with 303 to add a nice satin / natural protective layer. I then gave the interior a quick blast with the Deodourizer although it was already a very pleasant place to be it's always good to make sure it gets into all the crevices and areas you can't reach.

A nice Cherry California scent air freshener was then added just to keep it smelling fresh for a few months at least!

That was me done for Friday night!

Up early to start again on Saturday, so the car was taken outside and here's how it was looking

First up it was snow foamed, rinsed and the wheels then cleaned with AS Smart wheels, a few brushes followed by IronX and Tardis.

I then hand washed the outside, rinsed off then set about getting the tar off! Sprayed Tardis on and left for a couple of minutes

After rinsing it all away I then set about using IronX on the rest of the car. I knew it would be bad as you could physically see the contamination on the paint but this was someting else!

Really starting now....

Wheels all clean

All rinsed off, then clayed with Zaino and some shampoo with water.

Lastly the car was dried off and taken inside

The car was then taped up ready for maching, I ended up using Scholl S17+ with a Hex logic white pad and it was giving great correction

White is usually hard to get decent 50/50's but these show some good reslts

New pad brush from Meguiars

All polished

Wax for this car was Swissvax Crystal Rock - Still the nicest Wax I've ever used and always enjoy just how easy it goes on and off!

Tyres dressed with Pinnacle

FK was used on wheels, plus all the door shuts

All finished!

Thanks again for reading! It was raining when he came to collect it today so I grabbed a couple of quick pics which I'll upload later :D

AaronGTi 02-09-2012 10:35 PM

Nice work :thumb:

Scrim-1- 02-09-2012 10:39 PM

Looks spot on, some serious fall out on that one.

moono16v 02-09-2012 10:40 PM

Nice. IronX is a must on a white car!

Scottland 02-09-2012 10:42 PM

Wow, that really had a lot of fallout on it

kyle.bailey1 02-09-2012 10:43 PM

love these cars! :D

DetailMyCar 02-09-2012 10:58 PM

Here's the pics taken outside this morning (unfortunately in the rain)!

Neil_G 02-09-2012 11:07 PM

Love it! Great work Nick. Will contact you tomorrow to book myself in again!!

georgeandpeppa 02-09-2012 11:08 PM

Great job, Iron x looks cool as on that!
I know its only a brush but how is the new pad brush from Meguiars?

DetailMyCar 02-09-2012 11:14 PM


Originally Posted by georgeandpeppa (Post 3681475)
Great job, Iron x looks cool as on that!
I know its only a brush but how is the new pad brush from Meguiars?

Haha don't worry, we all love a good brush! Yeah it's good, I thought initially it might be a bit hard but actually found it very effective, used it on Scholl, 3M and Hex Logic pads with no problem, far nicer then the small Meg's Triple brush or a pad spur I'd say!

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