Over four days (Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday) we've been desperately working our rear ends off trying to get the car up to some sort of standard for Brentwood. To say it's been neglected over the winter is a serious understatement
Anyway, the first two days were spent D/a'ing with a medium cutting pad (orange hexlogic pad) and Autoglym paint renovator to remove all swirls and any scratches and marks that it's possible to remove.
Day three and a full D/a with a medium polishing pad (blue hexlogic pad) and black hole polish, all door shuts cleaned and polished, engine bay cleaned, full interior cleaned, hoovered, washed out, leather cleaned and treated etc.
Day four, coat of Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection sealant applied and buffed by hand, exhausts cleaned and all door pillar carbon vinyl film removed and replaced with new. Tyres all had a good coat of tyre gel and all wheels cleaned, waxed and polished.
Almost there now, just got to do the plastics and glass tomorrow either before we leave for Brentwood or after we get there.
I think this ranks as the most thorough clean/detail we've ever done on this car, even down to cleaning all the panel joints with cotton buds and using toothbrushes to get in between other parts. This has been a serious OCD cleanup
There's still some paint chips and some minor marks/scratches that need resolving, but some of them aren't going to be fixed without panels being re-sprayed so just the best we can do under the circumstances.
But was it worth it?