Beau Technique vs MINI cooper S and Audi RS4

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Beau Technique vs MINI cooper S and Audi RS4

Post by scottbt » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:52 pm

Thanks once again for viewing yet another write up by Beau Technique. This BMW mini was assessed a short while back and booking was made for the weekend just past. Enhancement was on the cards as Andrew wanted a sharper look for the car and for his lady. Vehicle was dropped off and Andrew inquired about removal of the stripes on the bonnet. The hazzards and potential issues were put forward and he was happy for me to proceed. Whilst the car was in the unit I cracked on with the stripe removal so the befores will be mixed in with this.

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Using a heat gun to loosen the vynil I gently removed the stripes...

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Taken outside and on with the 18 point wash process. Arches / wheels / tyres / lower sections and doorshuts were pre sprayed with Autosmart G101, door shuts / arches / tyres aggitated with various brushes and rinsed. Wheels cleaned with Autosmart smartwheels and Valetpro brushes...

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Rinsed then foamed with Autobrite supasnowfoam and Meguiars all purpose cleaner mix...

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Left to dwell and all relevant knooks and crannies aggitated with a soft brush then rinsed and washed 2 bucket method with Meguiars microfibre washmitt & Valetpro concentrated car shampoo...

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Rinsed off and then usual tar removal with Autosmart tardis, rinsed and clayed. Claying undertaken with yellow poly clay and Meguiars last touch spray detailer as lube. Contamination was heavy all over.

From the roof ( one side )...

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Rear quarter...

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Yes, tar had been worked with quite heavily with tardis so the contamination was quite extroardinary. Final rinse down...

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Dryed using Autosmart tango and Autosmart waffle towels and left for a few minutes with the unit heater on to dry the car ready for taping up. Taped up and reayd to roll...

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The level of defects was quite average and concidering the size of the car I felt a little extra tweek was in order so a single set all over with Farecla wool pad and Scholl concepts S17+ followed by Scholl concepts S17+ on 3M yellow polishing pad gave some great results...

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Bit closer...

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Door complete...

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Bit closer again...

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Other than some deeper RDS, the finish was coming on nicely, briging out the blue metalic giving a more true and vibrant look...

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Nice bird lime etching on the bonnet...

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And all gone...

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Even closer...

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Love the metal hallides in this unit. Continuing rund the car, tailgate was in a tired state...

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But came good in the end...

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Bit of a play around action shot...

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All metalwork was slightly tarnished so Britemax was on the cards and played a blinder.

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And after...

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Exhausts...

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During ( 50 / 50 )...

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And after...

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Glass cleaned & sealed. Trims with Autosmart trim wizzard & tyres with Zaino Z16. Wheels sealed and Swissvax onynx to protect...

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Whilst curing. Interior was given a quick vac and door shuts attended to. Wax removed and a final wipe down with Scholl concepts SW20 to reveal this...

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And that the end of that chapter...

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Now, for an added quickie. Todays caper which was going to be enhanced but ended up being random polishing via rotary, glazing and sealing with engine detail and interior valet. Afters only so enjoy...

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What a beauty...

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Post by Mark M » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:16 pm

1st class work as ever Scott , a couple of lovely motors there , love the colour of the mini :cool:

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Post by Deepshine » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:46 pm

Spot on mate loving the RS4 in that colour. :D

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Post by scottbt » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:29 am

Cheers.
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Post by mulder » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:20 pm

Both cars looking nice & :cool:
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