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 Post subject: The wifes Alfa
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:34 am 
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Hi. Spent all day yesterday giving the wife's car some TLC. It's a 3 year old Giulietta.
I'm new to this so any advise will be much appreciated, before starting on my Mercedes! ;)

Products used..
Autoglym shampoo.
Wheel woolies.
3 buckets with grit guards. (Wheels, wash and rinse)
Dooka wash pad.
Maquires clay.
Maguires 205.
Das 6 pro.
Chemical Guys White 5.5" Hex Logic Quantum Pad.
ShineMate 4" White spot pad.
Angelwax Ti-22 Titanium spray sealant.
Angelwax Enigma ceramic wax.
Angelwax Vision.
Angelwax H2go.
Gyeon - Q2M Silk Dryer towels.
Eagle Edgeless Towels.

Method in brief.
Cleaned wheels and arches.
Shampooed, rinsed and dried car.
Clay barred all paintwork.
A very tentative machine polish. (First time I've ever used one)
Sealed with Ti-22.
Waxed
And a final seal again.
Cleaned windows with vision.
Then finally applied H2go.

ImageAlfa01 by A_Wooly2, on Flickr

Any advise on these mirrors, they're a bit mottled?
ImageAlfa02 by A_Wooly2, on Flickr

I need to do some gardening!
ImageAlfa03 by A_Wooly2, on Flickr

Wheels still need to be given a complete make over.


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 Post subject: Re: The wifes Alfa
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:11 am 
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Nice work. :D

Myself I would have gone over it again with a finishing pad after the Chemical Guys White 5.5" Hex Logic just to fully refine the finish :wink: . Black is a hard one as it's so easy to get buffer holograms , so well done.

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 Post subject: Re: The wifes Alfa
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:26 am 
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Thanks for that Ash. I'll do that next time.


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 Post subject: Re: The wifes Alfa
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:33 am 
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What a great result:)

You haven't quite got the hand of being retired yet....you don't have to 'wash' the car at weekends any longer! lol


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 Post subject: Re: The wifes Alfa
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:53 am 
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Ha ha!

I've retired, but the wife is still working, albeit part time. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: The wifes Alfa
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:40 pm 
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Great job wooly =D>

One time & money saver, no need to dry before claying; any residual water adds to the lubricity so you can use less lube :D

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 Post subject: Re: The wifes Alfa
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:20 pm 
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This is great work for your first time! Well done. I'm still very much an apprentice machine polisher myself, and I would have been absolutely made up with that effort, if I were you!

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 Post subject: Re: The wifes Alfa
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:55 am 
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Thanks Alastair, Thanks Ruth.

The wife loves it.


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 Post subject: Re: The wifes Alfa
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:27 pm 
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Alfa's looking nice & :cool:

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