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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:17 pm 
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http://www.autospaclub.eu
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Auto Spa is a nice, spacious and professionally equipped place in which few detailing enthusiasts may deal with the cars - their own, their friends, etc.
Auto Spa is a completely private initiative and (so far) sponsored only with founding-member Piotr's private money.
All the expenditures are precisely recorded and are available for inspection by any member of the club.
Each member of our club is required to participate in the cost of renting and maintaining the place, cosmetics, tools, accessories, repairs, etc.
All contributions from members of the club will only be used for expenses associated with the studio. I (Piotr) do not take any commission, salary, etc. Auto Spa is a private garage / studio and it is not a store, company or service provider.

A bit of "history":

The idea of creating detailing studio that could be shared by several people started going through my head at the beginning of 2013 :) In late March, I decided to put the idea into practice. I started with the presentation of the concept on a few online detailing forums. After hearing comments I changed some general concepts and started preparing: searching for a place, purchasing of equipment, accessories and cosmetics.

My first detailing job at the end of March:
http://picasaweb.google.com/boguslawski ... ingRowerek

On 10 April I found interesting, spacious and reasonably priced place and on 20 April I signed the lease agreement.
On 27 April I received the keys and brought most of the equipment from my home.

Photos below illustrate how the studio looks at the time of receiving the keys...

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... and now (3 months later).

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:19 pm 
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1-2 June 2013:

I spent the first weekend in June with a beautiful Opel Astra Coupe Bertone from 2001. The car was thoroughly cleaned, the paint has been corrected and polished and at the end all external elements are coated with products that improve water repellency. Have a look at the full story at: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20268

4-5 June 2013:

Two evenings and early morning in the middle of week, I spent cleaning the interior of the stylish Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI. How it ended, you can read and watch at: http://www.autospaclub.eu/mercedes-c220-cdi-en.html

8-9 June 2013:

This weekend Auto Spa hosted a practical micro-van. The goal was a decent refresh after the winter and poor spring. On http://www.autospaclub.eu/fiat-qubo-en.html you can find out whether the goal has been achieved.

15-16 June 2013:

Last weekend a SUV - the Super Urban Vehicle :) came to the Auto Spa. How did it end you can see on page: http://www.autospaclub.eu/toyota-rav4-en.html

22-23 June 2013:

Last weekend was a little different because the most of Saturday I worked together with the owner of a few years old and very well cared Audi A4 Avant. The atmosphere during the work was excellent :) What came out of it you can see on the page: http://www.autospaclub.eu/audi-a4-avant-en.html

29-30 June 2013:

How a new car should look like when you receive it at a car showroom? In my opinion the answer you will find at: http://www.autospaclub.eu/skoda-superb-combi-en.html

6-7 July 2013:

Last weekend I refreshed eight-year-old Citroen C5. The car was thoroughly cleaned inside and outside, polished and protected. Photos before, during and after you can find at: http://www.autospaclub.eu/citroen-c5-en.html

This weekend was also special because when I worked at Citroen, the first claimant as a member of the club (my friend from Bxl) was working on his car. For the first time in his life he did a mini detailing - thorough washing, Clay bars, hand polishing, wax, wheels, windows, etc. The result was very good. You can see a few pictures at: http://www.autospaclub.eu/audi-a4-bartka.html

13-14 July 2013:

A hot weekend of July I spent refreshing the four years Nissan Micra. I invite you to a mini relation at: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20266

In addition, on Saturday, two mates (whom I met through my profile on Facebook) worked at Auto Spa on the BMW 325i from 2001 :)

20-21 July 2013:

In another very hot weekend (the temperature in the studio reached 37 degrees!) I worked with a few years old Opel Corsa on which paint was very badly damaged at not professional hand car washes. The first time I had to deal with such a difficult paint and I learned a lot during this weekend. A more detailed description, videos and more pictures can be found at: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20267

22-24 July 2013:

I used part of my vacation to beautify the wonderful Alfa 159 in a very deep black color. The interior has been thoroughly vacuumed and cleaned, seats covered with a beautiful red leather cleaned and protected and all plastic parts refreshed. From the outside, after a thorough washing and claying, I did a two phased paint correction and the car is now almost perfect. Please visit: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20269

27-28 July 2013:

Big Ford came to Auto Spa for cleaning of the interior very neglected by the previous owners. The entire car has been very carefully and repeatedly vacuumed, seats and carpets washed several times, headlining cleaned and all the plastic parts thoroughly cleaned and refreshed. Unfortunately I was not able to bring the interior to perfection :( A few barely visible stains and discoloration left on the seats - I was unable to remove them. I have too weak products or too little knowledge and experience to clean the interior so neglected for many years. More photos can be found at: http://www.autospaclub.eu/ford-s-max-en.html

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:20 pm 
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3-4 August 2013:

During this weekend I refreshed my cars. Car previously booked (VW Transporter) could not come and I'll take care of it later. All work (except vacuuming) I did by hand because I did not have quite the mood to work with machines. In combination with the heat it was a nice workout, better than fitness or gym :) A little description and photos you can found at: http://www.autospaclub.eu/honda-jazz-i-audi-a7-en.html

On Saturday I met with Colin from Brussels, an experienced detailer who is interested to work on cars in Auto Spa :) We arranged the next weekend for a big Jeep full detailing.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:47 am 
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The unit looks amazing and the idea was fantastic...why can't you live closer to me, I'd never leave :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:56 pm 
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I like the concept, how well it will work in the long term i dont know :cool:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:27 pm 
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7-9 August 2013:
For a few days of my vacation I dealt with a five years old Lancia Musa.
More information and photos can be found at:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20338

10-11 August 2013:
This weekend I worked with the owner of "The Torpedo" - 6 year old (if I remember well) Peugeot 407.
More information, photos and a short video can be found at:
http://www.autospaclub.eu/peugeot-407-en.html

This weekend at Auto Spa, Colin (I wrote about meeting with him a week ago)
worked on a black Jeep Compass and he achieved a really super effect.

It was a great, great weekend. The atmosphere was just awesome!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:02 pm 
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17-18 August 2013:
Very well cared Audi A5 Sportback in Lava Grey color (pearl) came specially from PL to Auto Spa ;) ... That's a joke, of course, but it would be nice if it were true :). During the first half of Saturday, together with the owner brother, we cleaned and secured an elegant interior - using professional products from 303 and Chemical Guys. In the afternoon, I thoroughly washed the car. Condition of paint was very, very good - some individual small scratches and two places where someone wipe bird droppings - probably using a dry paper. I decided not to do any correction and I just deeply cleaned the entire car body with a slightly abrasive cleaner (Dodo Juice) and Flex 3401 machine. Finally, the paint was covered with a double layer of synthetic "wax" (Menzerna Power Lock). Wheels, windows, lights, plastic and rubber components have also been secured with the best products that I have in my collection.

Short video and pictures you can find at:
http://www.autospaclub.eu/audi-a5-sportback-en.html

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:36 pm 
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7-8 September 2013:
Weekend after the summer break was very interesting and entertaining. For a full
two days we have worked together with Colin on two very nice cars - twenty years
old Porsche Carrera 993 and one and half year old Peugeot 207 CC (cabriolet).

I invite you to see the pictures and videos on the page:
http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/peugeot-20 ... e-carrera/

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:20 pm 
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14-15 September 2013:

This weekend, I dealt with two years old Ford Fiesta, with a deep black metallic paint. In accordance with the owner’s wishes I did not touch the interior of the vehicle (except for windows and door bays), which gave me more time to work on the paint. The car was very thoroughly washed, paint corrected and at the end all external components were properly protected.

This time I would like to describe a little more about all the steps that are necessary and thus show that a proper auto detailing is really quite complicated and time-consuming process.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20456

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Big test of sealants and waxes started. On the test car were applied various waxes and sealants. Car through the winter will be just washed periodically. Every two or three weeks we will examine which products are continue to fulfill its purpose, the protection of the car. More details and a list of products will appear soon on my website.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:49 am 
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21-22 September 2013:

The whole weekend we worked together with Colin on a twelve years old Jeep
Cherokee. This giant car looked not too bad from a distance, but upon closer
inspection, it turned out that 'he' is in a really bad shape. The paint was
covered with a dense network of scratches and hundreds chips from stones.

Please, look at the pictures and videos from these exhaustive two days.

http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/jeep-cherokee/

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:01 pm 
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27-29 September 2013:

An almost vintage car, an Alfa Romeo Spider back from XX century, paid us a visit this time. I invite you to read a short description and view the large photo gallery and video.

http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/alfa-romeo-spider/

We will probably put more detailed report to the ''Clean Your Car - Gallery".

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:17 pm 
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5, 6, 12 and 13 october 2013

Alfa Romeo 147

This is my third Alfa Romeo. Slowly I become a specialist in Alfas and I'm not
sure if I like it ;). Again this car was very difficult in terms of paint
correction, which was very whimsical and clearly did not want to be perfect ;).

http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/alfa-romeo-147/

Toyota Yaris

The whole weekend we were working on a small Toyota together with its owner.
Very enjoyable two days and I think we were able to divide responsibilities well
during all the steps that are needed to professionally refresh the car. Yaris
stood a long time outdoors not used, and all crevices and nooks have accumulated
a lot of heavy grime.

http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/toyota-yaris/

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:19 pm 
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26-27 October 2013:

Eight years old Audi A6 Avant came to Auto Spa in order to make the best as
possible refreshment and protection for the winter. After a brief conversation
with the owner, it turned out that he is more interested in restoring the
interior of the car.

http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/audi-a6-avant/

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Long time since I wrote about Auto Spa, but that does not mean that at Auto Spa nothing happened.
A lot has happened :)
I invite you to reading and watching.

The joint work with the owner of Audi A4 (B8):

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20677

Badly damaged paint on Audi A4 (B7):

http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/audi-a4/

Renovation of the beautiful leather interior of TVR Cerbera:

http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/tvr-cerbera/

Mercedes C Break:

http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/mercedes-c-break/

Protection for winter for Porsche Carrera and Skoda Superb:

https://www.facebook.com/piotr.boguslaw ... 0512245410
https://www.facebook.com/piotr.boguslaw ... 3768966751

Several tests:

https://www.facebook.com/autospaclub/po ... 1593877778
https://www.facebook.com/autospaclub/po ... 8533790084
https://www.facebook.com/autospaclub/po ... 5957616675

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Auto Spa Detailing Enthusiasts Club wishes

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année
Prettige Kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Wesołych Świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku

to you.

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7-8 December 2013: Porsche Carrera S

On a beautiful December weekend we worked together with Colin on a real sport car.
Initial state was very good for an eight years old car, but we were able to significantly improve the appearance of the car.

http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/porsche-carrera-s/

14-15 December 2013: BMW 320d Cabrio

The last "working weekend" of 2013, together with Colin,
we refreshed and secured for the winter a beautiful BMW Coupe.

http://www.autospaclub.eu/en/bmw-320d-cabrio/

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