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    Default First Detail with a Kestrel DA on my black Vectra

    Hi guys.

    Following on from our MEET at Harry's last Saturday, where I finally got to use my new Kestral DA that I had for crimbo off my good lady, I thought it was about time to give it a go.

    I'd already washed the car a few days prior so started with a 2 bucket wash with Megs Shampoo Plus then dry, wheels were cleaned with Autobrite Very Cherry wheel cleaner.

    Next was a quick clay as the paintwork was in pretty good shape, then blue taped all the important bits and cracked on. Started with Megs #83 Cleaner Polish to remove some light swirling and holograms, then onto Megs #80 Speed Glaze. Already the results were amazing having only polished by hand in the past.

    Time was getting on so had to pack up. Continued at home on Sunday with another 2 bucket wash just to remove and light dust and then applied Poorboys Wet Mirror Finish. Absolutely over the moon with the finish.

    All glass cleaned with Autobrite 3D Glass cleaner, wheels cleaned with Autosmart Reglaze and tyres treated with Megs High Endurance Gloss.
    Will give it a coat of Megs #16 once the weather warms up a bit.
    Should have taken more closer 'Before' shots of the paintwork but there was very minimal swirling and wanted to crack on.

    Big thank you to Harry for all your help and the use of your premises and to Mark at Autobrite also for your tips and supplies!

    So here are the pics. All comments are welcome, good or bad.

    All taped up ready. As you can see, the paintwork was not that bad.





    And the finished article!











    Cheers guys,
    Paul.


    Snowman, you got your ears on?

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    Very nice mate The wife came up trumps with that prezzie.

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    Cheers Rich!

    She certainly did. Best I let her drive it again now as it's been in the garage all week; didn't want to to get wet!

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    Got a beautiful finish there

    Lovely motor too

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    i wonder when you would put up some pics paul car looking good was nice to see you at harrys ,i will be there again on sat as dean /and bob are poping back .khalid

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    that's one mega shinny motor mate,keep up the good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffyopel View Post
    hi guys.

    Following on from our meet at harry's last saturday, where i finally got to use my new kestral da that i had for crimbo off my good lady, i thought it was about time to give it a go.

    I'd already washed the car a few days prior so started with a 2 bucket wash with megs shampoo plus then dry, wheels were cleaned with autobrite very cherry wheel cleaner.

    Next was a quick clay as the paintwork was in pretty good shape, then blue taped all the important bits and cracked on. Started with megs #83 cleaner polish to remove some light swirling and holograms, then onto megs #80 speed glaze. Already the results were amazing having only polished by hand in the past.

    time was getting on so had to pack up. Continued at home on sunday with another 2 bucket wash just to remove and light dust and then applied poorboys wet mirror finish. Absolutely over the moon with the finish.

    All glass cleaned with autobrite 3d glass cleaner, wheels cleaned with autosmart reglaze and tyres treated with megs high endurance gloss.
    Will give it a coat of megs #16 once the weather warms up a bit.
    Should have taken more closer 'before' shots of the paintwork but there was very minimal swirling and wanted to crack on.

    Big thank you to harry for all your help and the use of your premises and to mark at autobrite also for your tips and supplies!

    So here are the pics. All comments are welcome, good or bad.

    All taped up ready. As you can see, the paintwork was not that bad.





    and the finished article! :d











    cheers guys,
    paul.
    looks the dogs... Where did you get your flaps from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlock View Post
    Got a beautiful finish there

    Lovely motor too
    Cheers J.

    Quote Originally Posted by happypostie View Post
    i wonder when you would put up some pics paul car looking good was nice to see you at harrys ,i will be there again on sat as dean /and bob are poping back .khalid
    Cheers Khalid. Was waiting for a dry day to take some decent pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobby-tupper View Post
    that's one mega shinny motor mate,keep up the good work
    Many thanks Tuppaware Bob!

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyjpuk View Post
    looks the dogs... Where did you get your flaps from?
    Thanks Danny. Just you bog standard black flaps you can pick up in most Motor Factors or ebay.

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    So when u coming over to do mine

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    paul ive got the kestral da 6 , im sure we could sort something out if you want it sorted .khalid

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