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    Arrow Autobrite Detailer - Santorini Black 2010 Range Rover Wearing Migliore Competzione

    Hi,

    Had a call from the owner of this range rover last week requesting that i make it look the way that a new car should from the dealers. So i drove over to the customer, assessed the vehicle and booked it in, arranging to collect it from the customer the following morning. After collecting the vehicle and returning to the unit it was inspected in greater detail and the extent of the damage inflicted by the dealership became apparent.
    The car itself was at a few weeks old, finished in stunning santorini black. After around 50 hours of work it was finally doing itself justice. Leaving the customer speechless on collection

    The Products used were as follows, Quite a long list!

    • Autobrite Brite Gel Wheel Cleaner
    • 3D Yellow Degreaser
    • Long Reach Wheel Scrubbing Brush
    • Short wheel and bumper brush
    • Long wheel and bumper brush
    • Autobrite Fly Away
    • Autobrite Supa Snow Foam
    • 3D Wash & Wax
    • Merino Wool Wash Mitt
    • Deluxe Fluffy Drying Towel
    • Autobrite ultra fine clay
    • Berry Blast quick detailer
    • Autobrite Co Polymer Remover
    • Hex Logic Pads
    • 3M Polishes
    • Migliore Bella Lustra Tyre Glaze
    • Migliore Competzione
    • HD Microbuff towels
    • 3D Ultra Protectant
    • 3D Magic Blue
    • 3D Aerosol Glass Cleaner

    Upon Collection the car looked as follows,















    Im sure you will agree, not looking its best!

    Firstly, after a thorough rinse the wheels were cleaned with Brite Gel and all arches and lowers degreased with 3D Yellow Degreaser,













    After letting the brite gel dwell on the tyres aswell, you can see all of the cheap tyre dressing and adhered muck run off the tyre,



    The arches and wheels were then agitated with various brushes,









    All then rinsed to leave perfectly clean wheels, arches and tyres,







    The Bugs were then attacked with Fly away,



    Given a quick rinse,



    Before Being Snowfoamed and having all the details taken care of,







    And then washed with the TBM, a Merino wool wash mitt which judging by the size of the one i was using i am sure is a full sheep that has been folded in half! Swallowing nearly 4 litres of shampoo on the first “dunk”.









    Then Given one final rinse,





    Next the car was dried using a deluxe fluffy drying towel,



    And the wheels with a general purpose microfiber,



    After this the car was clayed with ultrafine clay and berry blast diluted at 10:1 as a lube,







    The car was then rinsed off, dried, given a co polymer remover wipe down to remove any existing protection and then finally rinsed and dried again ready for machine polishing.

    The next step was to then machine polish the car, The defects over the car varied massively, with some panels needing patches wetsanded and other panels simply needing refining with 3M ultrafina to remove holograms and buffer trails.

    The pictures are in no specific order and i apologise for the amount of dust in some and a slight amount of residue left on the panel in others. As i said earlier 3M polishes were used along with a mix of 3M pads and hexlogic pads and Hd Microbuff cloths to remove the residue, these are now my go to cloths for removing waxes and polish residue,





    The Following 50:50s show the correction that was achieved and the stunning glass like Finish lacking in orange peel on the majority of panels,
    Edge of bonnet Corrected, wing uncorrected,



    A couple of In process shots,











    A shot showing the clarity that i was achieveing as i worked my way around the car,





    A few more 50:50s, in the majority of them the left side is uncorrected and the right is corrected and finished down, no shots were taken of any of the wetsanding stages or compounding stages on various panels due to a flat camera battery.





    Excuse the residue,











    The roof was the last part that was polished, not a fun job!









    A few more shots showing what was achieved after all of the machine polishing,















    This shot shows the gorgeous paint, i really like the mica in the paint that gives off a whole spectrum of colours when the light hits it, stunning!



    The Car was then untaped,





    And given a quick snow foam and rinse,



    After being dried the Glass was cleaned with 3D aerosol glass cleaner, which is currently a personal favourite,



    Leaving perfect streak free glass,



    The car was then waxed with Migliore Competzione,







    Applied extremely thinly,





    Working my way around the car panel by panel, allowing the wax to stand for around 30 mins before buffing off,









    The final stage was to then dress all of the trim and under arches to add the final touches before delivering the car back to the customer,

    Firstly the arches were dressed with 3D Magic blue, this dressing reminds me a lot of chemical guys bare bones, i personally rate it more than Meguiars all season dressing aswell,













    All of the lower exterior trim and the side steps were then dressed with 3D Ultra protectant and a HD exterior Duopad,





    Leaving a nice black matte finish,



    Carrying on with the rest of the lower trim,









    The tyres were finally dressed with Migliore Bella Lustra tyre glaze, i love the finish that this stuff produces, it suited the car perfectly,







    Leaving this finish behind,





    I then took the following afters before leaving for the customer’s house,

    Bonnet Reflection,



    My Favourite shot,



    And a few after i pulled it out of the unit,















    And finally, after handing over at the customers house, please excuse the watermarks, there was a light shower en route,





    If you have made it this far, congratulations! And thank you for reading, if you have any questions or comments feel free to get in touch!

    The Car is now booked in for a full interior detail when the customer returns from holiday, along with his “daily run around” for a full correction detail.

    Tim

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    Love these sort of threads and i have to take my hat off to you superb detailing mate

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    thought it was never gonna end.... phew. brilliant job mate well done

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    as above excellent write up and superb result. If you don't mind me asking, and I know that is a large vehicle, but what would that level of detailing cost?

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    an absolutely fantastic detail Tim = not made any easier by the size of the vehicle in question

    well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by sshooie View Post
    as above excellent write up and superb result. If you don't mind me asking, and I know that is a large vehicle, but what would that level of detailing cost?
    Nah i dont mind telling ya, That particular car cost £400 +,

    ****** hard work aint the word

    Thanks for the kind coments guys!

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    top job you have done there .seen a lot off these as well as gtrs at robbies place ,(magic valeting) on detailing world in the flesh . khalid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auto-Brite View Post
    Nah i dont mind telling ya, That particular car cost £400 +,

    ****** hard work aint the word

    Thanks for the kind coments guys!
    that really does surprise me I would have thought £10-12 per hour. Excellent value imo.

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    Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sshooie View Post
    that really does surprise me I would have thought £10-12 per hour. Excellent value imo.
    Tbh it was a very special customer of ours and we did him a good deal..In different circumstances it would have been more.

    Again thanks for the comments

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