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Thejimreaper

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3,161 posts

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We the car needed a good going over as it was covered in swirl marks so today was the day to sort it out. After 9hours and lots of hard work, im pretty pleased with the outcome. I did get a bit anal on it, but I think it was worth it.

Degreased the lower part of the car to start then snow foamed it. Then a total wash all over with shampoo. Wheels off and totally cleaned, clayed, sealed and waxed (took ages!). Then car clayed all over followed by a second wash. Dried and then taped up for a machine over with compound. Washed again and then machined with Black hole glaze with polish on the bonnet, roof and boot lid. Finally waxed all over. Tyres dressed and windows cleaned!!

Sorry about the crappy phone pictures.




























Mates 911 in its little house!


StefanVXR8

3,332 posts

84 months

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Very nice mate, feel free to pop round and do mine, you know where I live...............................;)

Stef

LukeBird

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95 months

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That's a proper job Jim, good work! thumbup

Thejimreaper

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StefanVXR8 said:
Very nice mate, feel free to pop round and do mine, you know where I live...............................;)

Stef
Will do mate when I can feel my hands again and have a spare 9hours!!

Thejimreaper

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Another one of the 911 and his neighbour an MG of some sort!


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steviejasp

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51 months

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What's that green snake thing in the top photo?
Right. Im calling the police.

ecain63

7,700 posts

61 months

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Top job mate. Well done!

Thejimreaper

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steviejasp said:
What's that green snake thing in the top photo?
Right. Im calling the police.
Haha!! no its not a hose, it is actually a real snake. We dont have a ban here yet either!

steviejasp

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M3Charlie

535 posts

44 months

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Very Shiny, thats my plan for tomorrow provided it doesnt rain and Winchester doesnt get a hose pipe ban overnight

steviejasp

1,421 posts

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Anyone wanna do mine? We have got a hosepipe ban already!

Bezerk

255 posts

45 months

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Kerbed your 313 alloy... I did one of my 19" 313's yesterday.
Bloody annoying isn't it!

What did you seal them with? I have Jetseal 109 + FK1000p on mine.

Edited by Bezerk on Thursday 5th April 21:49

Thejimreaper

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Bezerk said:
Kerbed your 313 alloy... I did one of my 19" 313's yesterday.
Bloody annoying isn't it!

What did you seal them with? I have Jetseal 109 + FK1000p on mine.

Edited by Bezerk on Thursday 5th April 21:49
All of mine are kerbed unfortunately, not by me but the previous owner. I will probably get them refurbed some time soon. Didnt realise until I took them off today that they are made by BBS. They were on there when I bought it. That will explain why they are so expensive


Gingerbread Man

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Edited by Gingerbread Man on Thursday 5th April 23:10

Gingerbread Man

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Mine needs a bloody good clean.
It's covered in tar, dirt, sticker sticky stuff.
The carbon fibres faded, I think waters got into it.
The Allys bubbled in places, the fibreglass has a few spider cracks, and it needs a good going over with a touch up pen.
Never been polished in it's life, but that could be because I don't own any.
I did buy a clay bar once, never really knew what it was all about and didn't get far with it.
Always been tempted to buy a machine polisher and maybe make it shine.

Any takers!

Oh and the wheels are covered in brake dust, can't seem to get it off. Also the garage fitting the weights wrong and they got ripped off. Need a refurb me thinks.

As you were.

TheDoggingFather

16,260 posts

92 months

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Good work Jim, that's come up really nicely, well polished black cars look awesome. thumbup

doorman

1,126 posts

77 months

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Top job Jim, gleaming in all the right places, well done

Waugh-terfall

18,480 posts

86 months

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I tried to do this. Last day before the hosepipe ban, Mum's done last week, mine, my mates MINI and Dad's needed doing. We got them clean, but not without hassle from the rain, in the end we just finished as it went dark and the heavens opened.

The MINI came with a cleaning kit so finally managed to get right into the wheels on all three, got them aas clean as possible, then gave the 207 a 'Quickwax' and glass polish the next morning once it had dried. At some point I will properly wax it again and I will get the wheels off and do them, as it is at the moment, I need more microfibre cloths!

Those wheels must look fantastic all cleaned up inside, I'd imagine they're still fairly doable whilst on the car with such thin spokes, I had what must have been barely a week old E93 next to me in town the other day with those wheels, they look the dogs.





Didn't do too bad of a job considering...




W4X LG

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Nice work Jim! Looks good thumbup

But is that your wash mitt on the floor in the last picture??!! nono

Thejimreaper

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W4X LG said:
Nice work Jim! Looks good thumbup

But is that your wash mitt on the floor in the last picture??!! nono
No mate, its my friends!! All went in the washing machine i think.

Thanks for all the comments, makes it worth while seeing as after 9hours or so wifey said "yeah it looks clean"!!

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