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    Race Valeting - Opel Manta GTE Swissvax Protection Detail

    Today I had booked in a DW FIRST a Opel Manta GTE which had been through alot of restoration work.
    I was working in a bodyshop today so very limited on pics im affraid and NO befores due to a few other lads in the bay with me and didn't want to push my luck.
    Firstly the wheels were soaked in smart wheels and left to dwell for 5 mins, the tyres were cleaned using some g101 and the arches.
    Next up the car was pre-washed using a hot pw, then foamed and then 2bm and then clayed using some sonus green then re-washed and dried using my Race Valeting Ultimate Water Guzzler Drying towel and some last touch as a drying aid.
    The car was then brough into the polishing bay were I gave the polish with some SV Cleaner fluid on a finishing pad via the makita to enhance the gloss and remove any slight marks.
    Next the was given a layer of SV Saphir and left for 30 to cure while I hoovered out the interior.
    I then buffed off the wax using my Race Valeting super buffing towels.
    Next I cleaned the interior with a detailing brush and some g101 to all the dash and vents etc then all was dressed using some poorboys natural look dressing.
    The seats were given a quick wipe over with some bio brisk and the leather cleaned/conditioned.
    Next I applyed the 2nd layer of saphir and while it was curing I cleaned the windows using my Race Valeting Streak Free Glass Cloth and some megs glass cleaner.
    The wheels were then sealed using some jetseal 109 and then topped off with a coat of collinite 476's, the tyres dressed with Espuma rd50, the exhaust polished with megs nxt metal polish, and finally then wax was then buffed off and given a quick spritz with some duragloss 952.
    Heres the final pics guys.






















    Thanks for looking and all comments welcome as normal.
    Total time taken was 7 hrs
    Paul
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    Nice to see a mint example still surviving.

    Looks great
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    OEM
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    SONY lol!

    Nice but hoping the OEM look includes some dubious panel fit...but I'm royally picky

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    Hard to see depth like that in silver Paul top work mate. I love Manta's, and that's a very nice example.
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    Thanks chaps.

    The bonnet didn't line up very well at all.

    The bloke told me they had been trying to source a silver bonnet but couldn't get 1 anywhere so this was a damaged 1 sorted out with loads of filler lol.

    She came up well in the end though thats the main thing.

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    Looking really nice, lovely job.

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    looks stunning
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    Is that really the mileage?

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    very nice

    thes cars got 100K thing and it did it in 99

    really want one but dont have enough money or skill with cars to do what i want to it

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    Nice classic there mate....
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