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    Race Valeting - Shocking end of lease Correction Detail

    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
    Before



    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.
    Engine before:





    After:





    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.
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    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.
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    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.
    Paul
    **WINTER SPECIAL PROTECTION DETAIL FROM £150**
    Detailing www.racevaleting.co.uk Specialists

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    Wow looks good mate! bet the lease company loves it when your step dad gives his car back lol, saves them a few hours!!

    Looking forward to giving you my car soon


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    I notice loads of folks use RainX on these huge details but it just doesn't last on the wiper'd windows - ever thought of something just as cheap but longer lasting (and easier to apply to I think) like Comma Rain Clear Gel?

    Cracking job though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    I notice loads of folks use RainX on these huge details but it just doesn't last on the wiper'd windows - ever thought of something just as cheap but longer lasting (and easier to apply to I think) like Comma Rain Clear Gel?

    Cracking job though!
    Hi thanks for the comments.

    I usually apply rainx every 2 washes of my own car, I am going to try the carlack glass sealant kit soon though as everyone raves about this product.

    Paul
    **WINTER SPECIAL PROTECTION DETAIL FROM £150**
    Detailing www.racevaleting.co.uk Specialists

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    Good work Paul, that was in quite a state.

    I'm looking to do my mum's white picasso. It's a taxi so it's had a bit of a hard life. Her old blue one was my test car. Looked gleaming after. I remember papping it after hologramming the paint and having no fine compound, so used SRP on the machine and it did the trick
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    Corking job once again

    Can't speak for the comma rain clear gel as i haven't used it. I have used Rain X however, and find that it's actually quite disappointing as it doesn't last long.
    I eBayed some Aquapel which is top drawer. Think it cost me £5 a stick & still works 6 months down the line
    Also doesn't smear in patches like RainX has done with me.

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    Looks like a different car
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    Love these before and after threads. I'll be giving you a call once my 8 series has had the paint sorted.
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