Following on from this thread, I gave mine another quick going over today - I know, I just can't help myself!
When I did the main job the other day, my eldest brother (who's down from Scotland at the moment) joked about me doing his car for him as it was minging. I said I'd do him a deal, help me with my car to do it quicker and I'd help him with his car using all my products. He agreed and helped me, therefore I had to return the favour of helping him clean his Ford Focus! I know, I know! - I'll burn in hell for this!!!
Went to start it off today and gave it a pressure wash down to shift all the stuck on salt and grime, and then the usual two bucket wash with mitt. I was going to give it a going over with the Megs Paint Cleaner and I soon saw that the paint surface, particularly the bonnet and roof, was really rough and in dire need of a claying. So, after a search for a Halfords that had one in stock, and a couple of other stops on the way, got back with the clay and managed to give it an overall clay - finishing as it got dark.
My brother couldn't believe the difference in the feel of the paint. As I was doing the roof (the worst panel) he could hear the 'scraping' noise as the clay was smoothing off all the crud.
So, just the Paint Cleaner, polish, #21 and wax and it'll be done! Guess what I'll be doing Christmas morning before dinner!! He goes back on Boxing Day so I need to finish it tomorrow. I have to do some driving in the afternoon so all I'd be doing is sat around waiting for dinner - can't even start to get piddled until the afternoon after I've done the driving bit! - so may as well get it finished then. Brotherly love and all that!!