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  1. Autobrite Detailer - A day with Distinction & a 997 Cab 
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    Hi Bimmer Bunch!

    I Had the owner of this gorgeous cobalt blue 997 convertable visit me complaining that the paint was as rough as sand paper and asking if could sort it. Not a problem!

    Some of the products used were,
    • Autobrite Brite Gel
    • Autobrite Citrus Wash
    • Autobrite long dip and wash brush
    • Autobrite Citrus Pearl
    • Vikan Long Reach Brush
    • Merino Wool Wash Mitt
    • Deluxe Fluffy Drying Towel
    • Berry Blast Detailer
    • 3M Pads & Polishes
    • Autobrite Cherry Glaze
    • Autobrite Distinction No. 1 :P
    • 3D Metal Polish
    • 3D Magic Blue

    Right then, on the day arranged the customer arrived in the car and left it with us looking mildly dirty With a lacking depth of shine.













    With no rest for the wicked, i cracked on and started by cleaning the wheels and arches as shown here with Brite gel on the wheels and Citrus wash in the arches,























    The car was then foamed with Magifoam, avoiding the roof, and all of the details taken care of,

















    Rinsed down,







    I then took care of the mohair roof with Fab, this did a brilliant job and removed any moss and dirt embedded in the roof.









    The roof was then rinsed,





    The Car was then washed with the 2bm a merino wash mitt and citrus pearl,







    I then pulled the car in and pat dried it with a deluxe fluffy drying towel,







    The most time consuming part came next, around 4 hours was spent claying the paint, there was so much contamination removed with the aggressive clay that the contaminated lubricant was turning black, this came as quite a shock,







    After this I corrected the bonnet to remove the damage caused by the use of T cut and what looked to be a drying blade at some point in the cars life, i would say around 99% correction was achieved, the only thing stopping me going further was time. For this i used the flex L1503 VR polisher, aka “ The little devil” and a 3m finishing and polishing pad along with 3m extra fine and ultrafine, the results achieved were as follows,







    A rough 50/50,





    The final result after refining with ultrafine, excuse any polish residue,





    After this the rest of the paint on the car was cleansed and prepared with Cherry Glaze,





    The wheels were then sealed with Very Berry,





    It was then time..... The first outing of pot No.1 of the production run of Distinction. There isn’t an need for me to say anything on this wax as I couldn’t say it better than the current reviews





















    The Exhausts were then polished,



    The glass treated with repel,









    Residue of repel cleaned with a water based glass cleaner,









    Finally the tyres were dressed with Berry Blast tyre gel and the sill plates and arches with 3D magic blue,











    And finally the car was given a quick wipe down with Berry Blast Detailer and pulled outside for the after shots,

























    I love the finish that was left on the car! That is all that I’m going to say If you have any questions please ask!
    If you have made it this far I would like to thank you for taking the time to read such a long post and look at quite so many pictures!

    Tim (The Autobrite Detailer)
     
     

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    Looks stunning....great job
     
     

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    nice work tim
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    my god that is stunning,all props to you for the amount of work you put in to it.

    how much would this job cost if you dont mind me asking?
     
     

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    Awesome work Tim
     
     

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    Nice job...
     
     

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    im not keen on americanisms but that looks awesome
    It's a ragtop thing, you wouldn't understand
     
     

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    Great job
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    Thanks guys!
     
     

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    looks stunning tim
     
     

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