Anyone else into detailing?

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Re: Anyone else into detailing?

Post by DaveBerlin » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:47 am

Weasel, with such a young car could you not get the Dealer to correct the Paintwork. I mean you give out good money for a QQ and end up with Swirl Marks let’s hope the “Profis” get rid of the problem. Is the treatment expensive and are you going to give the “Bill” to the Dealer ? - Dave 😤

Lank, why should you feel a Prat, if you enjoy doing it and do not forget the outlay is the next one down to the house except for the missus 😂 Out here you generally do not see cars on the streets or in garageways being cleaned because it is an offence here to use Cleaning Materials that go down the street water system. Most owners like me go to our Dealer give it a Wash over and under and then spend a few hours sweating and polishing - Dave 😉

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Re: Anyone else into detailing?

Post by Weasel » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:06 pm

Hi Dave...I suppose I could have asked the Dealer to sort the paint, but then I wouldn't trust them to do it, not with there in-house prep team, plus with the £9000 saving over ordering a brand new one I had already budgeted for the machine polishing and ceramic coatings.

The total cost of the paint correction and ceramic coatings was £690 ( £445 for the machine polish and £245 for the ceramic coatings on all surfaces )

Here are a few snaps from this morning

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To be honest the pictures just don't do the paintwork justice, as there is an incredible depth of shine that you just don't see in the taken images.
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Re: Anyone else into detailing?

Post by DaveBerlin » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:59 pm

Weasel, Nice ! ✅ looks like a job well done and therefore worth the layout although the price does not seem that steep. Just keep it looking this good, I am sure it is better prepared than a Dealer - Dave 🧐
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Re: Anyone else into detailing?

Post by Weasel » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:17 pm

Thanks very much, Dave...I must admit I'm very pleased with the outcome and I've been given the full run down on how to look after the coatings so they last, and I know the guys will honor the coating's 5 year guarantee, so it's down to me to do as instructed with the aftercare.
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Re: Anyone else into detailing?

Post by Iank » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:12 am

Weasel, your car looks stunning what a shine. Now time to enjoy and worth every penny Ian
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Re: Anyone else into detailing?

Post by Weasel » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:18 am

Thank you very much, Ian.
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Re: Anyone else into detailing?

Post by Iank » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:24 pm

Well !!!! I’ve had a great result today while cleaning car today found this sticker on front screen not knowing what is was googled it thinking it was something to do with the screen. But to my delight found out car has Had the ceramic treatment as well

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Re: Anyone else into detailing?

Post by Weasel » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:30 pm

Nice one, Ian... that should protect the paintwork, just make sure you use a gentle, PH Neutral shampoo when washing.
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Re: Anyone else into detailing?

Post by Iank » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:32 pm

What shampoo you been advised to use? I used a snow foam cleaner last night when washing so I could polish today. Well what a mess this morning all white circles everywhere. Started polishing rings still there changed polish and good as new panic over

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Re: Anyone else into detailing?

Post by Weasel » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:42 pm

Looking good, Ian...very, very shiny and in my favourite colour too.

I was advised to use Gyeon's own as it's made to work without affecting the Gyeon coatings, but any pure, PH neutral shampoo will do.
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