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Hi there..

My friend suggested i post these on this forum as
some may be interested in the work i do... even if its just to ask
questions and look at the pictures.

I have been running my own
valeting / detailing business for about 6 months now. Cleaned some
amazing car...(some amazingly dirty cars that is!)
These stand out as special though.
Hope you enjoy.

Pics run before and after in sequance.

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Process was:

Covered car with TFR to remove grime and any old wax, then pressure rinsed.

Machine polished with AG (Autoglym) 03B compound and AG Paint renovator.

Cleaned alloys with AG Alloy Wheel cleaner

TFR tyres and arches and wheels

Shampoo entire car with AG Shampoo + Conditioner mixed with AG Autorinse Gloss

Apply layer or AG SRP

Apply AG plastic condition to rubber trims

polish exterior glass with AG glass cleaner #9

dress tyres

wax wheels with AG EGP

take off SRP and 1800rpm machine buff

apply AG EGP and leave for 3 hrs while carrying on other work

vacuum interior

shampoo interior

polish interior windows and mirrors

clean leather

dress plastics

feed leather

take off EGP and 1800rpm machine buff

check everything looks ok and have a cup of tea.
 

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I forgot to tak any beofore pictures as i did this on the hottest day
of the year and wanted to get the wet work done before it was TOO hot.

It was rather swirly and hazey though and he even admitted to taking it through a car wash once. :confused:

anyway.. 6 hrs later...

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spent the past two days on and off doing my own car.

not many pics and the ones i have arent that great as the sun was a bit
bright but you can see it more in the shade. In the flesh it looks
amazing though.

Before (after a week of driving round wales with surfboards and wetsuits.)

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Process:

-Wheels cleaned with AG alloys wheel cleaner, brushed and rinsed.

-Whole car sprayed with TFR mix, arches, door and boot shuts, the lot, and rinsed.

-Car shampoo'd with AG shampoo and conditioner with AG Autorinse Gloss mixed in and rinsed.

-Clayed with Meguires Clay.

-Washed again with the above mix, rinsed and dried.

-Waxed with AG Super resin

-Windows cleaned with AG Glass Polish

-Rubber treated with AG rubber care.

-Wax removed by hand and buffed at 1800rpm

-Waxed with AG EGP

-Arches sprayed with AG super sheen

-Tyres dressed with AG rubber plus

-Interior vacuumed, all interior glass cleaned.

-Wax removed by hand and buffed at 1800rpm

-Another layer of AG EGP on bonet, roof, wings and top part of doors

-Wax removed as above.
 

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OK.. on the agenda today was a nice MkV Golf GTi. Not done one of these
before. very nice car all in all. Will be looking for one when prices
fall a little more i think.

anyway. i went a forgot my blooming camera didnt it so i had to use the phone (K800i) so apologies for the poor picture quality.

Before, as you will see its pretty dirty although the paint itself isnt
it a terrible condition so not much machine polishing.. just needs a
damn good clean

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The process (pretty much the same as i recently did to my own S3)

-Wheels cleaned with AG alloys wheel cleaner, brushed and rinsed.

-Whole car sprayed with TFR mix, arches, door and boot shuts, the lot, and rinsed.

-Bonet machine polished with AG 03B compound to remove cat scrtches and bird poo etching.

-Car shampoo'd with AG shampoo and conditioner with AG Autorinse Gloss mixed in and rinsed.

-Clayed with Meguires Clay.

-Washed again with the above mix, rinsed and dried.

-Waxed with AG Super resin

-Windows cleaned with AG Glass Polish of AG Fast Glass spray

-Rubber treated with AG rubber care.

-Wax removed by hand and buffed at 1800rpm

-Waxed with AG EGP

-Wheels waxed with AG EGP

-Tyres dressed with AG rubber plus

-Interior vacuumed, all interior glass cleaned.

-All leather cleaned and fed with AG leather cleaned and then AG leather cream

-Wax removed by hand and buffed at 1800rpm

The result...

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took about 8hrs.

Apologies again for poor picture quality.

Cheers

Nathan
 

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some impressive work there Nathan, certainly the 911 has been transformed. Was gonna why you use AutoGlym products when there's better products out there but having looked at your site seems you've trained and obviously grown up with them. Nice website to. Get yourself over to www.detailingworld.co.uk, its a forum dedicated to detailing, think you'll be at home over there, might find some of your local competition to, im sure there's afew from the cambridgeshire area that are members. Also i'm sure you'll pick up afew tips and tricks from fellow detailers, maybe even tempt you away from AutoGlym [;)]
 

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Hi Andy.

Im already a member of DW forum.

As
for why i use AG. Well i think they are very good products and
massively under rated. I have used other brands to try them out and
each time i keep coming bag to AG as i think there brilliant.

I dont just use AG though. I use a few s elect items from other brands to supliment the AG range
 

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oh yeah, just done a search and seen you've posted up afew times, ooops [:$].

Yeah i grew up using AG products, i do still like a certain few of their products tho through experimenting with different makes i've found i prefer others now, certainly at the moment Chemical Guys stuff is getting the [Y] [Y] from me,easy n quick to apply/remove and gives some awesome results.
 

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Not bad [;)]

I guess your using a PC or Makita to remove your defects ?
I use a sealey variable speed rotary polisher.

A
PC is a good tool for a hobby detailer but it wouldnt touch some of the
jobs i have had to do and with the amount of use i would give it, it
would break. I have had feedback from a range of pro valeters and i
know its not up to the pro task.
 

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A friends P reg MGF. Pretty dirty with some light - mild swirling

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The process:

Full wash down with AG products

Machine polish with menzerna Final Finish 106 on a megs polishing pad

Layer of AG Super Resin Polish

Washed again

Stoped about 8:30pm

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The lights came in pretty handy

The rest of the process was:

Wash again

Clean glass in and out and dress rubber

Apply Megs #7 glaze

Apply Collinite 476s

Clean interior.

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Ok so back at my friends today doing his 911 again... and he has been a
very good boy, no fairy liquid, neat alcohol, washing up scrubbers or
sponges have been near the car since i last did it. He has washed it a
couple of times but promised he rinsed it down first.

So first to clean wheels and TFR the whole car to remove muck and old
wax.. then onto the shampoo... and who says Autoglym shampoo doesnt
foam up??

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Pleanty of suds as far as i can see :thumb:

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Then onto the clay, Megs clay with quick detailer. Not very dirty
actually, was quite surprised actually. Washed it again and then dried
with a megs water magnet.. which i was very impressed with for the
first time i used it.

Anyway.... then i used megs #7 show car glaze followed by 2 layers of collinite 476s via the spit shine method.

Then..... it rained.

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(ok some was artificial rain)

Then.. it dried up again and i took it down the road for some pics

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cheers
 
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