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    Default Sunday drive for a Grumpy Git - messsy HQ

    After some amount of exchanged inboxes and detailing chat Grumpy1954 turned up on my doorstep with a fine example of a facelifted veccy, 08 plate and needy of a little love we decided to give her what she deserves!
    Grumpy1954 was alive and kicking and roaring to go so on we went to the kitchen for tea and chat lol. A quick chat and insight into a breif product guide was just what we needed to use as motivation..


    So on with the pics (Grumpy we need some pictures from your camera)


    Just for fun


    Here are some before pics



    I sprayed the car with shampoo/tar remover mix to de grease and lessen the risk of scratches as was using a powerful jet washer. I jet washed the car down to get a surface I could inspect
    (any pics Grumpy?)

    I used the 2 bucket method to wash the car with a sheepskin washmit. I used AG shampoo and conditioner.
    (any pics Grumpy?)

    CLAY - Grumpy loved this stage, we had some laughs here but probably kept private (ay grumps lol) but the clay worked as it should and gave,,, well,,, the best results ive seen from this clay. The paintwork was more than smooth!!


    Here is the proof!!! You seen it here first haha!!! OH i got him grafting, dont beleive the bad back stories (only jokin bud, you done very well!)


    One thing Grumpy wanted to know was the difference between his usual hand polishing and a machine polish (well the results i mean) so on we went with the DAS-6 Pro and menzerna super finish around the car




    We were then swirl free! (the cutting compound/pad did come out for the deeper swirls. sfx-2 came out on a few panels after trying with sfx-1)


    If anyone knows me or reads my threads then your probably expecting me to say i waxed the car with colly 476 as its durable.... Well NO.. I used Chemocal Guys Blitz, amazing for the 'wet look' and not to soon did the car show its true colours. We were happy bunnies
    (pics?)

    On with the black dressing using Sonus Tyre and Bumper Dressing. Used to hydrate and bring new life to black trim/rubber, applyed with a sponge obtained from the kitchen sponge (new ofc)




    Tyres dressed with non other than Megs Endurance



    The glass was polished with AG Glass Polish (a product we are both fond of)



    After a nice dinner and enough tea to sink a ship the day came to an end, we had to pack up shop and carry on with normal life

    Grumpy + Wife are welcome up here anytime and im glad he is back in love with his vectra CDTi

    (i have no pics for the before clean or any final/after pics)

    Thanks for reading

    Messsy

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    Awesome job guys - she looks stunning! Proper shine, but we want to see more end result pics please Mr Grumpy

    Liking the de-badged rear - mmm got me thinking lol! Just need to get those parking sensors sprayed up

    Top work fellas - nice one!

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    Thanks for invite and the detailing instruction, top bloke and very nice family, thoroughly enjoyed day out and Vec looks amazing. My wife was a little worried about a sick kitten so we had to leave before debrief but she wants to return to have her car done with the Messy treatment. Agree about parking sensors, haven't been on long ( and now wife wants some fitted).
    Did way to much standing up as fascinated seeing Vec become showroom standard and had to see to animals so pics on PC but not checked yet. Will posts asap. Cheers Messy, now I have the standard to maintain. Got to get me a machine polisher...........CYC have DAS6 on sale.................

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    amazing day

    just hope you have the pics of the swirl marks, im sure i took some but non on camera

    hope the cats are ok and your health is ok

    did you like the thread title HAHA :P

    looking forward to the extra pics

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    Been busy in/out but managed to get the pics sorted so here goes, overcast day here not helping.

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    I need to shoot my hair dresser lol

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    Great work guys, looks like its fresh out the showroom

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    another great job done guys .khalid

    . irmy door pins, pedals,chrome /elec folding mirrors covers.parking sensors/ window tints all round.blue led dash conversion.debaged /k+n filter twin mij cat back exhaust . xp front spoiler and irmy boot spoiler .b8,s and H+ R springs. afl, headlights

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    Quote Originally Posted by messsy View Post
    I need to shoot my hair dresser lol

    You did say you wanted more of it............didn't have time to go too mad in Photoshop, will try harder next time (pmsl)

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    Ok, no before/after shots, let's try posting them again.........before first, the with the Messy treatment.

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