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Thought I'd post this up (pretty much copied from a thread of mine over on another forum), and whilst not a GTI, might be nice for Damian


Car was collected Mid September and I spent the first 2 days detailing it how I wanted it, so I'll let the pictures do the talking.

I had asked the dealer not to prep the car so the paint work was in excellent condition. So, this is what greeted us this morning at the dealership. Sorry, went a bit overboard with the photos.


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So, afterwards, drove the car straight home and began the preparation process.

First I removed the number plates, then power washed the car down, followed by a liberal coating of AF Snow foam. Whilst the snow foam as dwelling, I hit all the nooks and crannies with a detailing brush with Megs APC. Then rinsed.

Followed with a hand wash using the Two bucket method with Megs lambswool mits. Then rinsed.

Hit the paintwork with a liberal coat of Iron-X, and i was genuinely surprised at the level of fall out the car had. Then rinsed.

Followed with Autosmart Tardis to remove the last of the glue marks from the transport sheets.

Clayed the car with Bilt Hamer soft clay (which to be honest removed very little). Then washed the car again, rinsed and dried with waffle drying towels and my hot air blower. With the paintwork now clan and smooth, I used Werkstat Prime on a DA with a polishing pad, followed by a coat of AF Tripple on a foam applicator.

Finally, 2 coats of GTechniq C2V3 applied leaving the paintwork like glass. Wheels were cleaned and decontaminated and Poorboys wheel sealant applied. All black trim hit with GTechniq C4 trim restorer, and finally glass cleaned with GTechniq G4 Glass polish.

Interior was as you would expect in mint condition and just need a quick hover and wipe down with a damp microfibre.

So, onto the afterwards....


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Hope you didn't mind the link, but nice to see the pics here - still a great looking car
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I like everything on that GTD expec those slats on the bumper that cover the fogs..

My mate has a MK6 and I see a Mk7 most days parked up and I dont know why but I just cant get on with them.

That being said if somone gave the keys for free I wouldnt say no! Its good to see that VW are putting a real effort into the GTD's now in terms of styling :)
 

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Do all new cars come 'wrapped' so that you can unwrap your new purchase?

Mine is currently at the 'In Transit' stage, and I'm getting very impatient! lol
 
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