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    Default My Weekend Detail on Suzuki Grand Vitara

    This is my dad's Vitara which he bought last year. It's on a 57 plate and the previous owner had looked after it really well with not even one parking dent anywhere! The paintwork was also in pretty good condition but did suffer with some swirls and holograms.

    Since having my DA in December, I was keen to give it the works and finally managed it the weekend whilst dodging the wonderful Welsh weather!

    First time i've used my new site lights too and what a difference they made in finding defects in the paint. And i'm getting the knack of capturing the paint defects on camera too.

    The process I used was:

    Very Cherry Wheel Cleaner, agitated with a brush then pressure washed off. (Alloys in need of refurb)!
    APC all the door shuts, agitated with a brush then pressure washed off.
    Snow Foam, rinse, 2 bucket wash then clayed. (1 and a half bars)!!
    Meguiars #83 Cleaner Polish using a 3" orange hex pad and Kestral DA.
    Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finish on a 3" red hex pad and also 7" Megs polishing pad on larger areas.
    Megs 7" Finishing pad for final buffing.
    Megs #16 Glaze.
    Dodo Juice Red Mist Tropical for added beading.
    Auto Valet Protectant on all plastics and under arches.
    Smartwax Rim Wax on alloys.
    Meguiars Endurance High Gloss Tyre Gel.

    More than happy with the results and all comments welcome, good or bad.

    Cheers guys.

































    No protection at all.



























    The finished article!































    And to finish off, I put a Suzuki sticker on the spare wheel cover that he wanted for a while. Now the bizzare thing is, that Suzuki apply the name to the spare wheel covers only on the diesel models, not the petrol models!
    The local main dealers will sell you the letters but at £70 + VAT!!! So off to the local printers...........that'll be £5! Thanks very much.



    Thanks again guys,

    Paul.


    Snowman, you got your ears on?

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    wow thats mega, lovely colour too, where you from???lol. fancy earnin 20 squid and do mine.lol.
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    top job nice deep shine

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    WOW How chuffed was your dad when he saw the results ?

    That is a sterling job mate

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    Saw this over on DW cracking job

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    cracking job paul, bet he is well impressed
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    Very nice job, how long did the detail take ?

    The new sticker makes a big difference and a bargain at £5!

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    paul you have done a great job you are really getting the hang of this .. khalid

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    Looking good mate, nice reflection shots. What's the paint like on the Suzuki? Quite soft?

    I've got my Dad's motor to do again in a couple of weeks (he's trying to sell it)

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    Thanks for the kind words guys!

    As you can imagine, he is over the moon. The detail took about 12-14 hours over the weekend as was dodging rain showers!

    Paintwork is soft yes as parts of it went dull and hazy once clayed. But brought back with the DA.

    Paul.


    Snowman, you got your ears on?

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