Today was a job for the father-in-law his 407 is due to go back to the lease company at the beginning of march and it was looking a bit sorry for itself.
The car has been in the bodyshop late last year due to a scrape down the passenger side and looks like they've given the car a nice swirl treatment :devil:
Anyway this was the car on arrival this morning @ 9am
Firstly the wheels were given a good soak in some megs wheel brightner, these were terrible and badly pitted with break dust and tar.
While the wheel brightner was soaking I went round and cleaned all the shuts with g101 and a swissvax style brush, the engine bay was soaked with some citrus-degreaser and then agitated with a selection of brushes then rinsed at low pressure.
Next up was to try and tackle the wheels, the wheel brightner had worked pretty well, but still needed lots of glue/tar remover and also some fallout to try and clean the inners up.
Next up was a pre-wash using some warm citrus degreaser spray on the lowers and left for a few mins to cut through the grime, then rinsed.
Next up was some foam using some apc mix, no photos as the foam is crap due to faulty lance, been cleaned out 3 times now and still not working right :devil: this was again left for a few mins and rinsed then a 2bm wash using a Z sponge and some Dodo born 2 be mild shampoo then rinsed using the DI Vessel.
Next up was to get rid of ALL this tar....... thsi was sprayed with tar remover and left to soak for 5 mins then wiped off, and re-washed.
Next up was claying usiong some sonus green, forget to get pics but was rather grim to say the least.
The car was then dried using my Race Valeting drying towels.
No out with the Makita and a red elite car care finishing pad and some megs 83/Menz FF combo which worked great.
Once all the correcting was done, the car was then IPA'd and then LP lite applied via foam applicator, this was then followed up using some fk1000 for some durability, this was applied via a sponge applicator to 3 panels then buffed and repeated.
Then all the trim were treated with black wow, im loving this products, tiny bottle but goes miles....
The arches and tyres were then dressed, then the windows cleaned using rainx foam cleaner and the rainx rain repellant applied.
Ended up looking like this:
shots under the brinkmann:
Total time was 8 hrs today and tomorrow is the full interior detail and leather clean/feed.
Thanks for looking all comments welcome as usual.