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  1. cleaned it again and messed up up lol 
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    Weather seemed dry today so I though't I'd try out my new foam lance and gice the car a quick clean since I haven't cleaned it since my last post. I wasn't certain if I just wanted to wash it or use the sonus forumlas, polish, glaze, seal and wax ... so ijust made a start and decided as I went along.

    What did I use;

    Bilt Hamber Autofoam
    Armoural Wash n Wax (need to finish the bottle lol) using 2 bucket method
    Autoglym Super Resin Polish (applied & buffed with a polisher)
    Turtlewax ICE Wax
    Autoglym Fast Glass
    Turtlewax Professional Alloy Wheel Cleaner.

    As you can see from the pictures, the initial pre-wash and wash stages went OK. Time allowed so I quickly went over the car with Autoglym resin polish ... results were good (looked great during the odd bursts of sunshine).

    This is when things start to go wrong. I tried to be a smart @rse, trying to save time, rather than use my Chemical Guys paste wax, I thought I'd use the turtlewax IceWax, that way I can do all the black trim at the same time and it'll be very quick (compared to using the polisher or hands to apply the other paste wax).

    Whilst I started to go over the car with the TurtleIce Wax, the sun came out The fact that I had just polished with autoglym meant that the Icewax wasn't working well in conjunction, (applying and getting it off was horrid). So I just used a bit of elbow grease with a 2 microfibres and got it off This ended up dulling the finish, which I knew it would and it's tought me not to try and be a smart @rse again

    The TurtleIceWax is fine for use straight after a wash and offers good results (as shown previously), but if your polishing then use the traditional style wax.

    I may do the Volvo tomorrow, and I will practice what I preach (doing it the correct way with certain products) and post up pictures.

    Pictures are titled, but just inacse;

    pic1 - autofoam
    pic2 - results after main wash
    pic3 - results after main wash (side)
    pic4 - straight after polishing & buffing with autoglym
    pics5-7 - the end results after trying to be a smart @rse with TurtleIceWax
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    The suns come out now and the car's glistening, just had some chap knock on the door and ask what I did as he drove past earlier and noticed the car was covered in foam.

    I've got away lightly with it this time, just hope the sun keeps shining on it
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    Thanks for the tips mate

    Looks like a pretty good result from those pics...but pics can hide a lot
     
     

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    Thanks Boostist

    If its not in the sun, its pretty good by usual standards, but by my standards its Its just taken the edge of the shine that I should have achieved.

    I'll do it properly next month!
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    Photos show a good job done, can't understand the people who drive around in a dirty car...

    Have same colour (Mauritous Blue??) and shape. Suggest you invest in some clear repeaters and rear lenses - would really update the look.

    I am very jealous of you guys and gals in UK. Here in Oz, we are having some difficulty in getting it to rain, so our dams are low in many areas and we are subject to water restrictions. Can't even get a bucket out every Saturday and we have to go to the nearest car wash and do the business there.

    Memories...
     
     

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    Thanks.

    The colour is Montreal Blue. As for the rear clusters, if I can get a genuine set cheap enough then I would, but even the breakers wants around £90+ for a pair of rear clusters. To be honest I would like them, but its not something that really bothers me and as I may be selling the vehicle in the nearing future, I can't see the point in putting them on when I won't get the money back on them. However, mechanically its being maintained regardless of cost as I like a car to run right.
    Last edited by DSK; 29-08-2008 at 23:48.
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