Gismo's FJCW Detail

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Gismo's FJCW Detail

Postby Gismo » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:02 pm

Waited a few days for a decent drop in temperature to start the mega detail, around the 85 degree mark and today was the day:-

Fair to say that i hand washed the car 4 times which is more than i washed my previous mini in 18 months of ownership :lol:
A few before pics:-

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Started off with the Snow Foam
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Power washed and then hand washed with NO Nonsense APC and power washed again
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Applied the tar and iron stuff, power washed and hand washed with No Nonsense APC and power washed again, then onto the clay bar, fair to say that as the car was new there was very little rough patches, so, it didn't take as long as expected
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Got the windows coated with Rain X which must have been a sign, cause the heavens opened:-
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Car in the garage with no protection on it at all, will hopefully finish it off tomorrow :motoring:

6 hours so far :sleep:
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Re: Gismo's FJCW Detail

Postby MUNGO » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:37 am

We must be related Alan, I plan on doing the same process to the new MINI we have on the way. This ones a keeper and will be clay bar'd before anything is applied to the car.

Can't wait to see it Saturday night. :sun:
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Re: Gismo's FJCW Detail

Postby Gismo » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:22 pm

So, finally finished, so hot the polishes dry in seconds making for a lengthy process of application and buffing, however, another 3-1/2 hours of non stop action, i'm knackered :lol:

Polished with Meguiars No7 glaze, then Chemical Guys Black Light Sealant and finally waxed with Collinite 476, i'll let the pictures speak for themselves:-

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I think it's fair to say i'm not so anal about the trim getting some polish on it, there was some on it from the dealer prep :wink:

Used all this stuff
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I've still to do the wheels and interior trim
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Re: Gismo's FJCW Detail

Postby Bruiser » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:52 pm

Alan, simply put :bow:

Black on black with black :mrgreen:
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Re: Gismo's FJCW Detail

Postby Gismo » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:12 pm

Bruiser wrote:Alan, simply put :bow:
Thanks ;)b
I should have mentioned that the No Nonsense APC cleaner removes all polishes, sealants and waxes all the way back to the bare paint, so, this should only be done if you have the time and energy to get the correct applications on again, unless you can store it overnight inside like i had to :wink:
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Re: Gismo's FJCW Detail

Postby Gismo » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:37 pm

MUNGO wrote:We must be related Alan, I plan on doing the same process to the new MINI we have on the way. This ones a keeper and will be clay bar'd before anything is applied to the car
Don't forget you'll have to get all the factory stuff off first, or you'll only clay bar the stuff that's stuck to the shipping gunk :wink:
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Re: Gismo's FJCW Detail

Postby Gismo » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:15 pm

Another 4-1/2 hours to finish the wheels and all the trim:-

Wheels off, 2 coats of Poor Boys Sealant

After only 2 weeks of use:-
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The slog begins:-
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Nice and shiny:-
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Rear:-
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Front:-
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Fixed the trim, Black Wow:-
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Finished:-
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Wolfgang Black Diamond Tyre Gel:-
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Just in time for the run tomorrow, no rain please :bow:
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Re: Gismo's FJCW Detail

Postby JBKone » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:33 pm

Gismo wrote:Just in time for the run tomorrow, no rain please :bow:

Looks like 80% :-(
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