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    Hey all,

    I thought Id give a quick write up my winter detail. Since I have been in the workshop, Ive neglected the Bimmer for a few weeks so I thought Id treat her to a good winter-proof clean and detail, and since yesterday wasnt too bad weather I thought I should start my 22 hour-to-be cleaning frenzy.

    Stage by Stage:

    - 7.00am Friday 26th Feb -

    - Remove front seats to reveal full carpet
    - Hoover interior top to bottom
    - Condition Carpet & Mats
    - Steam Carpet & Mats
    - Hoover again to remove lint and lifted dirt etc.
    - Clean & Condition Leather
    - Reinstall Seats
    - Polish inside of windows
    - Intense clean dash

    ---------- 10 Min Fag Break ---------- (About 11.00am)

    - Wash Wheels (Meguiars Nano-Tec Wheel Wash)
    - Wash (2 Bucket Method - Meguiars Gold Class Shampoo)
    - Dry (CYC huge drying towel & CYC microfibre detailing cloths)
    - Clay whole car to remove contamination (SONUS Ultra-fine & SONUS Glyde)
    - Wash (2 Bucket Method - Meguiars Gold Class Shampoo)
    - Dry (CYC huge drying towel & CYC microfibre detailing cloths)
    - Clean seals (Best-Of-Show seal feed)

    ---------- 10 Min Fag Break ---------- (About 4.00pm)

    -Take out the Meguiars G220 DA Polisher (Great Piece of Kit - Recommended for anyone who cares for their car!)
    - Mask window trim, mirror trim rubbers, seals, door strips, lights, key holes, grilles etc. (3M 3434 Masking tape)
    - Spin up whole car 1 panel at a time (Menzerna Power Gloss cut compound) to remove swirls and RDS' from previous owners poor wash methods :-(
    - Spin up whole car 1 panel at a time (Menzerna Power Finish) to buff up the light marring from the heavy cut compound.

    ---------- 10 Min Fag Break ---------- (About 12.00am ) (Feeling tired now due to lack of food and sleep, but must plow on!)

    - Spin up whole car one last time (Menzerna Final Finish)
    - Spin up exterior of windows (AutoGlym Glass Polish on a Fine Cut Pad)
    - Unmask Car
    - Quick blow-over with Pressure Washer to remover excess polish/dust
    - Pat Dry VERY GENTLY!
    - Apply Collinite 915 Wax slowly by hand.
    - Buff up paintwork
    - Stand Back and admire work, whilst looking at the sky thinking "S****y UK weather

    THE AFTERMATH!



















    Thanks for reading all!
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    Very nice results Ahmet .
     
     

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    You've been busy! Looks great! how do you rate the colly??
     
     

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    Wow those replies were quick!

    Regarding the Colly, well what can I say! Me and my friend chipped in for a pot of BOS by SvissVax for £150, and though it is very good and smells amazing, I still rate the colly over it for longitivity, though the BOS smells better, but unless under intense light you cannot see the difference imho.

    I would recommend it to anyone, though it will need to be topped up every 3 months or so depending on conditions. However I have also used Collinite 476 Before with astonishing results considering the price! Lasted well over 6 months on a BMW Mini.

    So yes I would definitely recommend it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThE.gRiZzLe View Post
    Wow those replies were quick!

    Regarding the Colly, well what can I say! Me and my friend chipped in for a pot of BOS by SvissVax for £150, and though it is very good and smells amazing, I still rate the colly over it for longitivity, though the BOS smells better, but unless under intense light you cannot see the difference imho.

    I would recommend it to anyone, though it will need to be topped up every 3 months or so depending on conditions. However I have also used Collinite 476 Before with astonishing results considering the price! Lasted well over 6 months on a BMW Mini.

    So yes I would definitely recommend it!

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    I use 476 and ie not topped it up for about 4 months and its still repelling the water and its been coated in salt! Might give the 915 a shot in the future.. my 476 tin seems to be ever lasting though..
     
     

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    Ah fair enough, I think 915 is less synthetic than 476, so gives a little less protection but a little more gloss. I think their both amazing to be honest so its worth giving both a try. I know what you mean I have about 5 pots of wax where they never run out but i love trying new things :P
     
     

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    Excellent info
     
     

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