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Detailing => Showroom => Topic started by: Bertie on January 22, 2015, 03:39:04 PM

Title: Deep Wash + Wax Topup
Post by: Bertie on January 22, 2015, 03:39:04 PM
Not long ago I had my car machine polished and protected, and today I decided to give it a good wash and lay down another layer of wax.

My father took the car to work while I was away on holiday... and got it quite messy, he has a long drive through country lanes before a stretch on the motorway.

Needless to say, I was mortified when I came home and saw my car looking like this;

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t447/bertie_bryant151/Wax%20Top%20up/45691589-DD60-4419-887F-52D59BC3413D_zpshtl5i97k.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t447/bertie_bryant151/Wax%20Top%20up/C78A362F-C41A-4408-9497-7A4D9EE53CB0_zps7xgsfkyc.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t447/bertie_bryant151/Wax%20Top%20up/2AA8DB11-5B4B-4978-8AB6-E954ECB1A844_zpsk0rjk4oe.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t447/bertie_bryant151/Wax%20Top%20up/2D44843D-3203-4199-977F-83189F4B3329_zpsbvuzje68.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t447/bertie_bryant151/Wax%20Top%20up/49170423-2076-4517-8B65-466B615792E3_zps6ncjrpjw.jpg)


So clearly it needed a lot of work, so I got to work with the following;

Citrus Pre Wash (Citrus Power)
Pressure Wash Off
Snow Foam (Avalanche)
Pressure Wash Off
2 Bucket Method Wash With 2 Mits (Lather)
Wheels Cleaned (Wheel Woolies, Brushes and Mit With Imperial)
Metro Air Force Blaster Drying
Wax Top Up (Desire)
All Plastics Dressed (Dressle & Revive)
Glass Cleaned (Crystal)
Tyres Dressed (Satin)

And the end results;

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t447/bertie_bryant151/Wax%20Top%20up/EEF111BB-8084-45A7-9FE2-E8B61025029A_zps9uod0nfq.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t447/bertie_bryant151/Wax%20Top%20up/33846B29-38E1-431D-AC92-8349D16AACA7_zpsfgyuyakw.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t447/bertie_bryant151/Wax%20Top%20up/7AA130F7-5AE3-457F-B352-BBCA58243682_zpss1yuzmwi.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t447/bertie_bryant151/Wax%20Top%20up/3073F04E-99AC-49F7-9CE0-A455981CC5F6_zpsrkpymbrx.jpg)

(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t447/bertie_bryant151/Wax%20Top%20up/1DB506AD-8AC4-4C11-B17F-D0C6E59B020D_zps0tlho7gi.jpg)


Much Better :D

All in all, it took me about 5/6 hours from start to finish with a little break in between :) The car also has a layer of synthetic sealant (Tough Coat), as well as a glaze for added shine (Ultra Glaze)!

Bertie
Title: Re: Deep Wash + Wax Topup
Post by: OCDABARTH on January 22, 2015, 10:05:35 PM
Looks Great ! really need to machine mine :( it came free with a load of scratches !

A.M

OCDABARTH
Title: Re: Deep Wash + Wax Topup
Post by: KK_96 on January 22, 2015, 10:10:33 PM
You are the cleaning master
Title: Re: Deep Wash + Wax Topup
Post by: daniil1990 on February 05, 2015, 07:15:30 PM
lovely :)
Title: Re: Deep Wash + Wax Topup
Post by: Bertie on February 09, 2015, 10:03:03 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: Deep Wash + Wax Topup
Post by: Slytherz on April 15, 2016, 09:35:02 PM
So you have waxed instead of polishing?
Title: Re: Deep Wash + Wax Topup
Post by: Fish on April 16, 2016, 01:39:29 PM
Waxes and sealants provide protection, polishes remove them.

Fish
Title: Re: Deep Wash + Wax Topup
Post by: Slytherz on April 16, 2016, 03:10:23 PM
So should you polish first then and then wax/sealant?
Title: Re: Deep Wash + Wax Topup
Post by: Fish on April 16, 2016, 03:24:50 PM
Yeap, polish (removes those nasty swirl marks) then sealant (if you want to use one) then wax.

Fish
Title: Re: Deep Wash + Wax Topup
Post by: LUFC on April 16, 2016, 06:42:48 PM
Very nice Bertie, ill bring mine round first thing in the morning. Ha ha.