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This is a car that some of you may have seen on a previous forum ;-) but it was it's 6 monthly valet today . This car has only been machined on the day the owner bought it 3 years ago ,i've washed it every week since day one 2 bm and it has worn carlack 68 twins since day one until 6 months ago when i put af tough coat on it .. Very good product it is too, anyways i put the carlack back on today and here's some reflection pics ..

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by G3valeting
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:55 pm
 
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Re: My Vauxhall Meriva

Well done mate looks crackin, some nice reflections there , a well earned beer.. Or 2 . :-)
by G3valeting
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:50 pm
 
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Re: Mondeo ST220 - DMD Mobile Car Valeting Services

Looks the biz mate top job my next car me thinks love em , gotta have either silver or black with red leather..
by G3valeting
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:31 am
 
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Re: Info For Premium Members

Sorted mine guys :-)
by G3valeting
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:23 pm
 
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Re: Info For Premium Members

Thankyou messier suds ....
by G3valeting
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:57 pm
 
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Re: What's Your Twitter ID

mines @g3valeting
by G3valeting
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:31 pm
 
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Re: Barn Find VR6

nice work mate looks the biz...
by G3valeting
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:38 pm
 
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Re: Audi RS3 Enhancement detail - ultra detail

top work mate that looks superb....
by G3valeting
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:43 pm
 
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Re: VW Golf GTD Full Valet by Shine My Ride

Looking good mr chris very glossy top work....
by G3valeting
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:41 pm
 
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Re: Gtechniq c2

cheers dennis does look an impressive product tbh...
by G3valeting
Thu May 02, 2013 10:30 pm
 
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Re: Hi from Revival Detailing

welcome aboard rachel ....
by G3valeting
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:09 pm
 
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G3 valeting -Audi R8 Gtechniq protection detail.

Bit of background info ...about 6 weeks ago i received a knock at the door from a new client regarding detailing his 6 month old discovery 4- which i booked in and subsequently detailed, the client in question was delighted with the outcome and said he was buying a sports car little did i know it would be this suzuka grey Audi R8. I went to view the car the day after it was acquired by the customer and had 2000 miles on the clock but it was covered in some moderate swirls which were many towards the back of the car and spoiled the look of the car, so after some discussion with the client it was agreed a full Exterior Gtechniq detail would be carried out to get her looking her best with some light correction .

Yesterdays weather was atrocious so the client opened up his stables and we were able to perform the detail inside including the wash stages.... although there were some problems more on this later have to apologise for the iphone pics as i left my camera at home doh!

The client had washed the car the evening previously so no before pics as it was raining and the car was clean..ish so it was foamed with Bilt hamber auto foam and left to dwell for a bit too long while i chatted to the client.

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wheels were attended to with various brushes inc the Ez detail brush
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Then onto the wash stage this was done with a Eurow washmit and Mitchell and Kings Spa quite possibly the best shampoo around imo fantastic product. 2bm naturally.

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once that was done it was pat dried using cyc mega microfibre towels then onto the decontamination stage with Ironx cherry much better smell than the standard stuff still stinks though.Not alot on the car tbh.

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then time for another foam and rinse..

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again dried with mf towels then clayed with bilt hamber fine auto clay. Washed /rinsed dried again.

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due to hurricane gary outside and a distinct lack of anything even resembling sunshine in dorset showing swirls on this car was difficult even with the brinkmann so apologies.. but trust me they were there. you can just make out the swirls in the pics if you stand on one leg with your laptop tilted at 45 degrees :D then i started to tape up with the usual tape i use on the missus to keep her quiet ;) .. i mean on cars, 3m blue on the susceptible areas.

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Next onto the polishing stage to try to rid the car of the swirls or at least minimise their appearance after much playing about with pads polish combos i was getting great results with menzerna pf 2300 on a menz yellow pad. The carbon fibre was polished with menz po 106 fa on a 3m yellow pad very cautiously and i found after just one pass i was getting the desired result tbh theres 2 schools of thought in treating carbon fibre in one camp there are the use only glazes to fill the swirls or the other camp that say using the usual compounds that you would use on bodywork will suffice unfortunately the carbon panels on this looked imo like they needed polishing. i think the previous owner had used brushes to wash it as there were some quite deep rids on her.no 50/50s i'm afraid due to the lighting.

drivers side front wing after

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A couple of visible swirls above and below the big light in the pic and some hazing on the carbon which was rectified.
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rear quarter before
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after
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carbon fibre after ....
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the problems i had were with bits dropping from the roof moss mainly onto the car so i had to be REALLY careful in the end i put a cover over the car from the rafters as it was too risky ....then the owner came back with the keys to move it to a safe area...

then i refined it all with menzerna po 106 fa on the 3m yellow pad and it finished down nicely ..
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Gtechniq c1 an silo seal x2 applied then
time to do the bits an bobs like glass
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finished pics all told nearly 12 hours spent on this beauty, plastics Gtechniq c4 wheels c5 and glass g1,a friend of the client popped in and wanted the same to be done to two of his cars but 1 is a very special car that is on my all time fave list an will be a first for G3 valeting this is booked in for a few weeks time so keep an eye out....
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like i say apologies for the pics but conditions were far from perfect....

anyways thanks for looking ...
by G3valeting
Sat May 11, 2013 10:21 pm
 
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Re: newbie reporting from east yorkshire

Welcome aboard mate...
by G3valeting
Sun May 12, 2013 7:50 pm
 
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Re: Pre sale rescue detail - M5 - ultra detail

liking that mate looking sharp..top job...
by G3valeting
Sat May 11, 2013 10:54 pm
 
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Re: Pre sale rescue detail - M5 - ultra detail

Superb dennis top work...
by G3valeting
Sun May 12, 2013 6:37 pm
 
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Re: Gtechniq Beading

Very durable mark , c1 2 years + ...c4 ext plastic coating 2 yrs not sure on the rest as i have only used it for a year but its good sheeet...
by G3valeting
Wed May 15, 2013 7:32 pm
 
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Re: Oh Thats Tight

Same pretty much not a great lover of those extensions tbh but they do help for sure...
by G3valeting
Sun May 19, 2013 8:10 am
 
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G3 valeting - Lamborghini new car detail plus

Lamborghini Superleggera Enhancement Detail.


About three weeks ago whilst G3 Valeting were attending to the Audi R8 detail an acqaintence of the owner of the R8 popped in and enquired about having our New car detail plus to his newly acquired Lamborghini Superleggera which was duly booked in for the 26th may.
We had arranged an early start 7am as i knew this was a special car and would take at least 12 hrs from start to finish, also with differing reports on what i could expect in regards to the hardness of the paint i knew i was in for a long day.
Being a car that is in my top 5 of all time favourite cars i didn't get much sleep, i was like a child on christmas eve waiting for santa, anyway at 5.30am the alarm went off and i was out of bed coffee- breakfast down to the unit to pick some last minute bits up and apart from some deer running out in front of the van arrived at the customers house safely where i was met by the client and shown where this truly stunning car is kept.


Here is the car on arrival nothing too serious just bug splats that had eaten into the paintwork and some holograms and a few light scratches


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Then it was onto the Pre-wash stage which was done with Bilt hamber auto foam through the lance to remove loose particles and remove some of the grime then the car was rinsed washed with Mitchell and king Spa rinsed and soaked in iron x snow soap which removed the iron contaminants from the paint,The car was rinsed again and dried with microfibre drying towels from Cleanyourcar.
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Around badges grills etc seen to with apc and various brushes, wheels were cleaned with apc and de-contaminated with iron x and soft brushes.
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Once dried the car was then brought inside.
I then proceeded to clay the car with Bilt hamber Soft Auto Clay now at this point i started to notice just how soft the paint on the car was the usual proceedure with the bilt hamber clay is to use water as a lube and in most cases this is fine but this being the softest clay they do it was causing marring, so i mixed up some dodo juice born slippy clay lube and this reduced the marring by quite some margin so proceeded to clay the entire car even the hard to reach if your old like me bits i was grateful for the lie down tbh.. :lol:

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The car after claying. and another wash.

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It was time then to mask her up ready for the polishing stage the polishing is where we all really earn our money it's both time consuming and skilled and also back breaking but despite all that the best part of detailing in my book.
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Half way through masking her up, time for a bit of lunch 10.30 in the morning and the best tasting coffee very kindly brought to me by the client.Then more taping up 3M tape used here as it doesn't leave any sticky residue when taken off.
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Time for the polishing stage as said earlier this is the bit where we earn our money, this was the bonnet before polishing with a few scratches and holograms.
Because the paint was so soft and my d.a had packed up its life i had to use my rotary this can make polishing slightly tougher as the pad can get bogged down so you may have to step up to a firmer pad that has less shall we say surface resistance or use a pad prime ,which in some instances i had to, i was using menzerna po85 on a menzerna black finishing pad and achieving great results, this was not a full on correction just an enhancement to prepare the car for the Gtechniq the original idea was to have an Mitchell and King intrigue detail but because the paint was so soft we decided on a Gtechniq c1 and c2/silo seal combo.
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Time was pressing on so i never took many more photos until it was finished but after the polishing was done it was a total ipa wipedown ready for the Gtechniq c1 then c2 liquid crystal was applied followed by silo seal 1.5 v2 glass sealed with wolfs nano glass sealant plastics Gtechniq c4 and wheels sealed with carlack aio and long life sealant x2, Tyres Mitchell and King tyre. Here is some finished pics ...

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Thank you for taking the time to read this it was a job which as a car enthusiast/nut was a real pleasure to work on and a car the owner really cares for so a bit of added pressure but one i enjoyed , and also another one off of my list.
I would personally like to thank the client for allowing me to work on such a beautiful car.
by G3valeting
Tue May 28, 2013 2:19 pm
 
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Re: Merc CLS 3.5 V6 AMG Sport @spicandspanners

Top job mate looks the biz ...
by G3valeting
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:20 pm
 
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Land rover Evoque flake pop...

Evoque wearing gtechniq c1 and silo seal 1.5 v2 ... Letting the flake shine through

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by G3valeting
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:50 pm
 
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Re: Gtechniq Paint Protection - Vauxhall Corsa SE

Those before pics look like the paint was dull an lifeless that dealership cr@p does nothing for the paint , but the afters even though it's probably the worst colour car to do is a massive improvement in gloss and what the customer really wants protection... Top work mate.... Tis excellent stuff... How did you find the application easy?
by G3valeting
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:55 pm
 
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Re: Gtechniq Paint Protection - Vauxhall Corsa SE

I had issues with shadowing but i applied the Gtechniq c1 too thick but quickly learnt to apply it thinly easy product to work with in warm temps .. Love it...i Find silo seal is a breeze as well easy on and off...
by G3valeting
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:19 pm
 
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Re: It's taken me a while but I'm here now! HELLO!!

wondered what happened to you welcome aboard ..... again
by G3valeting
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:16 pm
 
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