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    Default SMART Detail

    I've been promosing to do my mother-in-law's SMART car for her for ages, and finally got around to doing it today.

    Now, this was was BRAND NEW in September last year.....and has never been washed!

    Here is how it turned up








    First the wheels



    Soaked in Bilberry and scrubbed with various wheel brushes



    There was some really stubborn tar and brake dust spots on the fronts




    So I sprayed on some Chemical Guys Tar and Bug remover (3 caps to 500ml) and went at it with a toothbrush. That managed to shift it all

    Then I soaked the Arches, Sills and Wheels in Meguiars APC




    and jet washed off

    Next, time for the fun part




    You can really see it pulling the dirt off the paint work







    This was then pressure washed off, and the car hand washed with the two bucket method

    Now, I wasn't going to clay the car, but I couldn't see the condition of the paint underneath. It was a right state. It's got loads of factory fallout stuck to the paint




    which showed really badly against the while paint, so I had to clay it, otherwise I'd have only been doing half a job leaving it like that.

    The front wing



    I didn't take any more pics of the claying state, because I spent over 1 1/2 hours doing it!

    After claying





    The car was then dried off using Meguiars Quick Touch detailer and waffle weave towel, and then waxed using Natty's Blue.
    Sills and Tyres dressed with Chemical Guys trim gel











    And the interior!



    After



    All in, 3 hours work, and one very happy mother-in-law :thumbup:

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    Trim : Full heated leather

    Engine : 3200

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    mother-in-laws car...........creep lol

    a very good job there m8, it looks brand new

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    Very Smart.



    Actually a Top Job. Lots of Brownie points too.

    I like the CG Tar stuff. It shifts almost anything.

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    Well, it is mothers day on Sunday.....and I want my Sunday Lunch cooking

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    nice result! still horrible cars tho



    Ronnie

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    good detail there fella. nice to do a ickle one

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    Nice job, never washed since september? i can't go a week with out doing mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    good detail there fella. nice to do a ickle one
    Tell me about it, when I clayed the Vectra last year, that took me 4 hours, and it was no where near as bad as the SMART

    Quote Originally Posted by ronnie63
    nice result! still horrible cars tho

    Ronnie
    I know mate, the wife wanted one.....until she drove this!

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    mine next please

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    Good job there m8 think one of my chickens mave been in that car, didn't find eggs by any chance? ..

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