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    Default 120 D-tail

    While round at the in-laws putting the final touches to the SMART I did last week, I was asked to do the father-in-laws 120 D. Now, this is 30 months and 50,000 miles of build up. It gets the occasional clean at the local migrant hand car wash.










    So, first up, the wheels.

    Soaked in bilberry, and scrubbed with a few different brushes.



    Whole car snow-foamed with Auto-rae chem snow foam, and Chemical Guys Maxii Suds 2




    This was rinsed off, and then washed by hand.

    Now for a claying. The paint was really rough to the touch. I used Meguiars clay with Chemical Guys quick detailer as lubricant

    The front wing


    The whole car


    The whole car was then re-washed by hand, and dried off





    I set about polishing the car with Poorboys SSR2 and a mild cut Sonus Orange pad.

    This really brought the flake out in the paint



    You can just about make the swirls on these roof shots




    All gone



    Some of the rest of the car after being polished






    Once the car was polished, the nice clean paint was given a going over with Chemical Guys EZ-Creme Glaze






    This went on really easily, and was easy to buff off.

    After this, a coat of Poor Boys Nattys Blue was applied.


    I'd just finished buffing this off, and it began to rain! So a sandwich later, here are some beading shots






    Some overall shots of the finished car





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    Cracking job mate - sort of job where you can literally see the results at the end of it and be proud of what you've done...

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    great stuff mate alot of hard work you have done there looks like a different car

    lee

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    Another satisfied customer s from me without question ..................

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    how much to come do mine????

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    Great results mate, loving the flake and beading shots.

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    great job well done but what about the inside

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    Pity it rained but it's always the way. The results are spectacular. Top job.

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