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After buying the 3 stage cleaning set over 3 years ago, I finally round
to testing it out on the old mans 1 year old RAV4 that has swirl city
due to it spending its life running up and down country lanes.

I started with a wash using NXT wash, followed by Stage 1 Paint Cleaner
applied with my PC using the Yellow SFX pad, then Stage 2 Polish
applied using the Green Sonus Dual Action pad, followed by two coats of
the Stage 3 Wax applied using the Blue SFX pad.

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During easter I will try the same products again, but this time on the
old dears 7 year old MK4 that hasn't been cared for at all during it's
life.
 

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Excellent result....Meguiar's really know how to produce an incredible finish.

I don't know whether you have done it....but prior to Stage 1 i would recommend claying your car in order to clean it from tiny particles.
 

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Hey, I did mine the other day using the same products and wow is all I can say,
Sorry about pics, camera a bit rubbish, getting a better one on Friday for my birthday though :) so will try and take some proper 'arty' shots at some point. Also realised later that there was still some polish around the rubbing strip on the back bumper, thats rubbed off now.

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Thanks, will get some of that, didnt realise how faded the plastic all looked till the rest was polished up, 4 days on it still looks great, but it rained n now got dusty circles on it so a good clean in the morning before going off on holiday is called for I think.
 

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Got some more PC practise in on the old dears MKIV today. The paint came upreally well for any unloved 7 year golf.

I used the same method as above but added a claybarring in as the paint was that bad.

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Excellent, looks new!

What do you do about all the black trim when using the pc, do you cover it with something or just clean them at the end to remove and polish etc?
 

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Excellent, looks new!

What do you do about all the black trim when using the pc, do you
cover it with something or just clean them at the end to remove and
polish etc?
I would normaly, specially when using the NXT products, but I found
with the 3 stage products that no residue was left on the trim after
being wipe away with a MF cloth.
 

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Been at it again today, this time on the old mans 528i, did a clay bar followed by some megs cleaner wax.

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Great detailing portfolio, mate!

Interesting family reg no. plates you have there.
Thanks, only got my brothers S4 to go this weekend.

As for the reg's, I'm glad I got an R777 prefix for a xmas present, corresponding numbers would have been a bit too much for me.
 

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Your mum's car looks mint [Y] Pretty sure I've seen the Beemer around as well. Where did you take those pics, I can't work it out?

EDIT: LOL, I see it's a John Ashley car as well [:)]
 

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Looking good mate on all the cars you have done.

Just a quick question- do you need to use a pc or can you do it by hand for the 3 stages?

Cheers guys
 

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Where did you take those pics, I can't work it out?
Down in Byfleet Industrial Estate, oppsite the Bentley dealer. Did it
down there as a friend owns a unit so helps get around the current
hosepipe ban.
 

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Just a quick question- do you need to use a pc or can you do it by hand for the 3 stages?
You don't need a PC, this just helps speeds the process up and helps
further to remove scratches. Applying by hand will just make sure that
every upper body muscle aches the following morning.
 

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Just a quick question- do you need to use a pc or can you do it by hand for the 3 stages?
You don't need a PC, this just helps speeds the process up and helps further to remove scratches. Applying by hand will just make sure that every upper body muscle aches the following morning.
Applying dc#1 by hand wont really do much as I recently found out but do all 3 steps and it will look [H] You will ache as rfsteel says but im guessing that hes older than me as I only ached while doing it and a fews hours after finishing. I was fine the following morning [:p] [;)]
 
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