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haterz gonna hate
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Famous words once muttered by John Kocinski, Moto GP and WSB legend...

It's a similar story for myself. I love Honda's, having owned 3 in the past; EP3, DC2, and a CRX-VT. Consequently, I love working on them also! I had this one in last weekend. The owner works out in Germany Mon-Thurs, so this little gem is stored away in a garage for most of the time :cool:

I wanted to share this with you because the cleaning section is a busy area of the forum and there's many car care enthusiasts lurking in these parts :D

With the right prep and ground work, anything is possible. I don't buy into the "you can't do much with silver and white" debate. You can do what you want, regardless of colour... the spec for this one was to make the car look wet from nothing more than a protection detail.









First up I needed to get rid of caked on dirt. If Robbo reads this, he'll ask me what I used;

* Valet-Pro Bilberry on the wheels
* Valet-Pro PH Neutral snow foam
* Insta-Finish Wash n Wax shampoo
* Megs APC (10:1) for door shuts etc.
* Various detailing brushes
* Iron-X
* Stjarnagloss Mild n Safe clay
* H20





Once the washing phase was completed the car was dried using deep pile m/f towels, and blow dryer, then it was taken into the detailing den for fine finishing and protecting.

*G|Techniq G3 glass coating


* Dodo SNH; it's not all about Crystal Rock etc ;)


* Britemax Twins


* Swissvax Autobahn


And the finished results?







Wet enough for you?


All the best, and take care this Christmas!

Matt.
 

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FESTOOLIGAN
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Very nice work there
 

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That pic.... wow! :D
 

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The Dugs Baws
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Nice job mate.

Can't wait to get stuck into mine when the better weather comes.

I've been using the bilberry for the last 3 weeks and even the insides of the wheels are getting cleaner.
 

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Replica man
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top work very nice ;)
 

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everythings upsy daisy.
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That looks brill, how long did it take? :D
 

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haterz gonna hate
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That looks brill, how long did it take? :D
Cheers man. 6hrs in total, incl. interior cleaned and vacuumed.

The most annoying part of doing white cars is the removal of iron filings. They are such a spoiler on this colour. Orange dots all over the show really ruin the clarity up close - looks like it's constantly dirty after a wash etc. Anyone detailing their white or silver cars, really should invest in a de-ironising product. :cool:
 

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everythings upsy daisy.
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de-ironising product?

sorry, as I have silver could you expand ...as I havent noticed this on my car?

Many thanks Magic..

Alan..
 

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haterz gonna hate
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No probs Alan, and like Robbo said, Iron-X which is my #1 choice, or Brake Duster. If you look closely after you've washed it, you may find over certain parts of the car, say lower sills and leading edge of the front doors may have iron contamination (little orange spots) - it generally collects in these areas from the brakes, but in truth can be anywhere on the car because of iron fallout from the atmosphere. It's particularly bad if you live or park near railway lines or electricity pilons.

Hope this helps :)
 
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