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    Cleaned my car

    Well, after being told we had to clean a car and be assessed on it for a part of our college course(mechanics) i asked if i could clean my own as it had been 2 weeks since last done and was looking a bit grubby.

    Had to use college materials though so was all auto-smart stuff

    Started with truck wash along the bottom of the car.

    Acid free wheel acid

    Pressure wash

    Hand wash ( i insisted on 2 buckets)

    Pressure wash to clear suds and rinse wheels.

    Into the workshop to dry ( shamoised)

    Dressed tyres, cleaned glass and applied polish( used my AG SRP and some Megs APplicator pads for that)

    Wet Vac'd the seats and Carpets( first time iv ever done that! christ they were minging)

    Treated dash and plastic trims with some lemony smelling stuff.

    Removed polish.

    Here are the results, quite happy myself








    Also need some sort of protectant on it, what waxs do you reccomend? and something to clean the exhaust?

    Cheers

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    Sorry about pic quality was on my phone and very windy lol
    Vectra GSi SeatsHella Headlights
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    Looks nice mate. Metallic colour has come out nice in the last 2 pictures.
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    Looks good Jon. Shame about the AS stuff, but some of it ain't too bad.

    For wax, on that colour I'd be looking at something along the lines of Pete's 53 to bring the depth out.
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    petes 53 or 50/50 will do the job nicely.

    autosol is best on exhausts.
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    Cheers chaps.

    The AS stuff didnt seem to bad but need to invest in some proper stuff.

    How is wax best applied too, i dont even know the process for it

    will look into some petes 53 me thinks
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    Thats a really nice colour, Great front end, i think a nice sri turbo rear would look stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azi View Post
    Thats a really nice colour, Great front end, i think a nice sri turbo rear would look stunning.
    funny you should say that as i have one for it
    Vectra GSi SeatsHella Headlights
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    hi jon hope your well car looks very nice see you at pvs
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    Looks like a nice location for pictures, good work mate

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