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How I Spent My Bank Holiday Weekend


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#1 DStanley1809

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

As it was a long weekend me and some friends decided to clean some cars.  It's much more fun (and quick) doing it as a group :P

Each was snowfoamed, mitt washed, clayed, mitt washed, dried then waxed.  Used the jet wash to rinse off soap suds between each stage. The DA Polisher didn't get an outing this time.

Started with an Audi A3 belonging to Flatlands on here.  I didn't get any before/in progress shots of this one :(

Here's the results though:

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One of things I don't like so much about white cars is that they don't show reflections as much as darker colours.  Even though it's completely silky smooth I don't think the end result is as visually impressive :(

Now the ST170 :P

This one has before, in progress and after shots.  This belongs to a guy I work with but he's not a member on here.

Before:

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Found some rust here :(

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In progress:

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After waxing:

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Exhaust before/after:

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I think I might try using a Dremel with one of those small fabric polishing wheels on the exhaust next time.  Polishing by hand can only do so much on a 10 year old tail pipe :(

Both together:

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Then it was back inside for some Hero Quest, Guitar Hero, dinner and a "reasonable" amount of alcohol.

All in all, a great weekend.

#2 iamrooney

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:48 PM

great work bud...the a3 is stunning

#3 Karl.

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 08:49 AM

That is an a3 estate is it not, never seen the estate version before. But I do love clean cars, you should see mine :s I have been building it up so I can do a massive clean on it lol

#4 DStanley1809

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:44 AM

It's an A3 saloon. Easily my favourite of the A3 variants

#5 Mike11

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 11:49 AM

Nice work mate. I also have never seent eh saloon A3 before, i like it more than the hatch though.