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    Here are the results of 4 hrs work to the car!

    1)Hand-washed
    2)Waxed with Collinite 915
    3)Hoovered
    4)Wiped the dash with Armor All matte dash wipes
    5)Back to black tyre shine
    6)Cleaned the exhaust tailpipes
    7)Cleaned the windows with warm water and buffed off with newspaper

    By the end of it my arms were aching!!
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    Great work Zigourney

    You must be proud as punch
    Aching arms, BIG smile and a happy heart
     
     

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    second that...i used the meguirs 3step system at the weekend..took nearly 4hours from washing too final waxing!!worth it though...you cant beat a proper claen car!!oh and a big thanks too gleammachine for putting up pics off his batmobile ages ago and the e46 m3 that graced the cover off june issue off bmw car..inspirational!!looking very good zigourney!
     
     

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    Thanks guys, yes had a big smile and very proud of the work! That's why I had to take pics and show off!

    I've never waxed this car before, this was the first time, well I've only owned the car since April anyway! I loved waxing it, it was so therapeutic, I sat there with my stool working my way around the car slowly with some nice music playing and it felt great! I only manged to do one very light coat. My intentions were to go around the car twice, but my arms were hurting too much so I thought I'll do it again in a month or so, once more within summer eh!

    There was one final job to do which was Lotion the leather interior with the BMW leather lotion but was in too much pain for that, will do it next weekend!
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    yeah totally agree...the sweat was p""""n out me by the time i got waxing...but sooo worth it...good too know the paintworks getting protected...once you do the leather youll start watching how people get into the car...and not be too keen on anyone scoffing big macs or subways in it!!!or is that just me?cleaning bcomes an addiction!!
     
     

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    yeah totally agree...the sweat was p""""n out me by the time i got waxing...but sooo worth it...good too know the paintworks getting protected...once you do the leather youll start watching how people get into the car...and not be too keen on anyone scoffing big macs or subways in it!!!or is that just me?cleaning bcomes an addiction!!

    I dont let junk food in the car and I never let anyone smoke in it either!! Its just im OCD about being clean! I always wash and hoover the car every weekend, neighbours think im crazy or something "the guy loves his car, he's crazy, always cleaning it" !

    I enjoy it helps me unwind and just chill at the weekend and go for a nice drive after cleaning it
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    yeah..correct again...i often hav neighbours shout too me ."your gonna wash that car away"...but if you clean it regularly..its easier too keep clean...an anyway..its supposed too be your pride and joy!!it gives you such a feelin off satisfaction driving a totall spotlees gleamin car!even when i brake i dread the brake dust landing on my newly gleaming alloys!
     
     

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    Great work Zigourney, it is therapeutic like you say. Car looks in amazing condition
     
     

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    Looking cool Zigourney . Maybe use a gloss sealant for that extra shine
     
     

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    Looking good

    Now come and clean mine
     
     

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