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    7 hours of my time.........

    Woke up today at 10:50am and spotted a good sky, and my new gazebo turned up so I thought I'd crack the rotary out and de-swirl the VXR. here's a before shot for you all.



    Nice and dirty . Now I didn't take any progress shots as I wanted to press on with this one, but I will tell you what I did. First off I citrus degreased the lower half of the car, then cleaned the wheels with Megs Wheel Brightener, an EZ Detail brush for the inners, and a 1" horsehair paintbrush for the faces. I then washed with Maxi Suds II, a lambswool mitt and the trusty 2 bucket method. The car was then dried with a Sonus Der Wunder towel, after having 40l of RO water poured over it.

    Then the protection went up in the form of my new gazebo, out the front of my house, in the middle of a cul-de-sac. I put the gazebo up the rolled the car into it

    I then went round doing the car as follows, one panel at a time;

    Clayed with CYC Polyclay and Last Touch as lube
    Corrected with Menzerna IP PO85RD 3.02 on a Sonus DAS Scratchbuster pad and a Sonus SFX-1 Spot pad
    Paint cleansed with Zymol HD Cleanse.

    Once the whole car was done, I then applied a coat of Dodo Juice Doublewax (Hard).

    The metal was then polished with Megs NXT All Metal Polysh, and the glass done with Rain-X Foaming glass cleaner and the plastics done with Einzett Teifenphlager (sp?). Once that was done, I then applied the soft part of the Doublewax.

    Yes I did get lots of funny comments about having a gazebo up outside the house, especially as I was pushing the car back and forth to get certain areas shaded as I didn't want the bakes to give out any more dust. Anyway, here's the important things

    THE RESULTS




    and secured by a Picasso











    Comments welcome
    Gaz

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    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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    Looking great mate.

    All de-swirled now then?

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    looks an excellent job to me gaz....

    i wish i had the patience to do the same,
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    Nice job Gaz, fancy doing the bus next??
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhotpanther View Post
    Looking great mate.

    All de-swirled now then?
    Yes mate. there's a scratch on the roof though that won't come put, looks down to the primer. Will deal with that another day.
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    Nice job Gaz, fancy doing the bus next??
    If I had the time to come up mate then I would. But with the fuel cost added to the bill it'd be quite high
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    looks an excellent job to me gaz....

    i wish i had the patience to do the same,
    Cheers mate. Had a phase while doing the 3rd to last panel where it felt like my ar was bout to fall off. Plus I was starving as I never stopped for food, only water. Rewarded myself with a nice hot curry and a bottle of San Miguel
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    Looks great mate, guess the taxi driver didn't mind his car being used as an oversized tent peg

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    Nah mate, that's my mum's taxi, she was in bed when I started, she doesn't start until 6 normally.
    Gaz

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    You spent 7 hours and put up a gazeebo just to wash the car ???

    Your mad ! lol

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    Nice work Gaz looks a good finish

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