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Hello all,

After seeing some of my previous Honda details, Steve got in touch with me before Christmas to book his Civic in with me for a Paintwork Protection Detail along with a service and MOT

I got all the mechanical side of things out early morning so I then had the rest of the day to carry out the detail and bring the car up to the level that Steve was looking for.

On arrival it looked like this;





Close up it wasn't looking so great;











I started with the wheels, tackling them with a home made combo of ph neutral foam, TFR, and some APC - later followed up with Bilberry and Wolf's Brake Duster..



The foam combo would be used on the paintwork too, so the wash phase was significantly easier and also so I could start removing Steve's half inch thick layer of Bilt Hamber he'd been hammering the car with



Once the double bucket 'Magic Wash' was completed I could make a start on the decontamination processes, kicking off with tar removal and then afterwards de-ironising (of which there was hardly any, well done to Steve for keeping the iron away!)





Not alot came out of the paint!



In addition to the regular detail, which doesn't involve any polishing or correctional work, I was asked to remedy one or two wrongdoings from past cleaning etc.

















Water repellant after application to the panoramic roof - and other glass. G|Techniq G3 for anyone interested.



and when removed you can see that lovely shine!



After a full IPA wipedown it was time to whip out the finishing products, starting with a secret sealant for added protection, and topped with Best of Show;



Leaving reflections like this..



I dressed the arches with 303, tyres using Poorboys Bold n Bright, all the exterior trim with Wolf's Nano (Steve asked me what I'd used on them as he'd not had much look getting the same results) By the time I'd finished Steve was about an hour away, so I grabbed some tea and when he arrived, he asked me to "take me to the place where you shot the Evo". He was referring to this Evo I detailed in November last year:



So here's Steve's car, enjoy the final pics :popcorn2:
















So what do you think? Who says you can't do much with Silver??? :p

Have a look at some of my other work on Facebook, in particular this recent 40hr Detail I carried out on a Range Rover Vogue :popcorn:


Best wishes,
Matt.
 

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Matt has made me one very happy guy. I'd tried all sorts to get the glossy finish to my silver Civic but with not having much experience or knowledge of how to properly clean a car then I failed. Haha!

I never in my dreams thought reflections like this could be done on my car and it just goes to show that 1) It can be done 2) Leave it to somebody who knows what to do:p.

Matt is a true gent and offered me so much advice and some crucial after service advice. I really would recommend him to anyone. He even let me drag him down to the underground car park to take those finished shots. Theres ones when the car is dry too and some of the beading that I'll steal from Matt for my own little thread I'll do.

For now though just look at the pics above and tell me you don't want a car as clean and as detailed as that. Magic! ;-)

Matts done loads of work and seeing what he's capable of on his site Magic Detail: Welcome and the results he achieved with Edamski's and that Evo I though I'm gonna have to go. Glad I did too! Thanks a lot Magic Matt ;-)
 
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Thank you very much for the comments, and thank you for the feedback Steve. The car was a pleasure to work on, and the 4th Civic I've done over the last couple of months! Really enjoyed the detail and other work carried out :cool:
I have some photo's of the car when it was dry aswell, but I will leave them for Steve to post once I've sent them over to him - just haven't had chance since Wednesday. Had to delete over 600 images from my camera last night when I was sorting these :eek:

Many thanks once again, and keep an eye out on my Facebook page for other Honda's and upcoming details :popcorn2:


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Looks absolutely ace- well done! :D

Gonna wait til the weather brightens before having mine done
Cool. Keep in touch, I'm only 20/25mins down the road from Northwich. ;)

I have a few ideas for the JAE, which is a long way off yet, but I will release some info nearer the time! Could do a group buy on detailing treatments for the week leading up to it.... there's already been some interest in this :idea:

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....... I have a few ideas for the JAE, which is a long way off yet, but I will release some info nearer the time! Could do a group buy on detailing treatments for the week leading up to it.... there's already been some interest in this :idea: Matt.
Ah-ha ! - now, there's a good idea !!! ...

Especially for folk like me, who have a 2,000 Km trip to get there - car was "bogging" last year, although I did have time to get a hand wash done, just before we met up ...

How much do you take for a full detail \ correction \ polishing ? - and how long would it take ? ...

p.s. - Stevey's car looks like new :cool: ...
 
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Ah-ha ! - now, there's a good idea !!! ...

Especially for folk like me, who have a 2,000 Km trip to get there - car was "bogging" last year, although I did have time to get a hand wash done, just before we met up ...

How much do you take for a full detail \ correction \ polishing ? - and how long would it take ? ...

p.s. - Stevey's car looks like new :cool: ...
Cheers!

Regarding costs, we would be better discussing that nearer the time and see if we can get 3 or 4 people together and prepare the cars for JAE. That way I could do you a cracking deal. Have a look @ Magic Detail: Treatments & Services for some idea of time frames and what I can offer you :cool:

Also worth looking at the Ceramic Coating I did here; http://www.civinfo.com/forum/cleaning/66537-magical-honda.html

The furthest a client has travelled for me to detail their car has been 190 miles each way, so 1250 miles would top that :eek: ;)
 

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Great job, Lovely looking car. Now I know how GREAT my car could look like. If only you guys were closer, I'd make a trip in no time.

Top job Matt - you really know what you're doing.
 
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Really appreciate the kind comments. Steve will show you all the pictures of it dry, and I assure you, it looked even better, with greater clarity to the paint when this was the case :D

Great job, Lovely looking car. Now I know how GREAT my car could look like. If only you guys were closer, I'd make a trip in no time.

Top job Matt - you really know what you're doing.
Cheers! I have had clients from London before! but I hear what you are saying, it is a long way to travel. It is a shame that so many of you aren't nearby but that's the nature of forums. Hopefully I've inspired a few of you guys from further afield to get your washing gear out early this year?


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