The rain held off long enough for me to have a go most of the cleaning stuff I bought during the week.
I didn’t have clue about any of this detailing stuff until last year when I asked on here about the appropriate method of protecting a new car so I’d like to thank Bryan who walked me through what to get and how to apply them. Cheers mate.
I also got talking to Iain at a NW meeting about red paint and it was his suggestion to get the wax I eventually ended up with.
I clayed the car last year and have used the Megs 3 step system for around a year so I was very interested to see what the extra dosh would get me.
The basic idea was to get the car prepared to seal and wax as well as removing some very light swirl marks which were there when we first got the car,
So this was what I was presented with this morning. Last wash was two weeks ago so she must have been competing in a local rally since then.
Wash (two buckets)
Wash again and rinse
Polish with Megs #80
Clean paint with Lime Prime
Glaze with Megs #7
Seal with Megs #21
Wax with Nattys Red (Two coats)
I also cleaned the arches and wheels before applying Tyre dressing and then cleaned and polished the glass before dressing the black trimming.
Inside was just vacuumed before waxing the door shuts.
Look how much crap the clay brought off a 5 month old car.
So five and a half hours later.
In terms of the stuff I used most of the swirls were gone after the Lime Prime. It has some abrasives in it and fillers I think.
The car went visually darker after applying the glaze. The glass polish was pants. Dried to a white powder which went all over the car.
I also couldn’t get the AB lance to work so had to use my cheap one but that may have been me.
Most of the swirls are gone but I probably should have used Megs #83 which is more aggressive.
It was ****** hard work by hand though and I take my hat off to those that do it for a living.
So next thing is something to do the arches with and some Megs #83. I will be doing my car next week but have Colinite for the Wax.
The pictures don’t do justice to the paintwork TBH. In the flesh it’s ferkin awesome. The missus took a step back when she saw it.
And inbetween all this the hire car company turned up with a Vectra Estate Sri Nav for next week. OMG they're massive.