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    johnsastra16v vs red rx8

    Was looking forward to today, to give our RX-8 a good going over.

    so to start

    the car wasnt looking to bad, after a clean last weekend.




    today though i wanted to get the wheels off to clean them well and also to sort the arches out.

    jacked the car up 1 corner at a time, and removed the wheels








    applied chemical guys degreaser to the arches and left to dwell


    while i then applied billberry to the wheels



    back to the arches and blasted with the pressure washer

    before going back to the wheels and cleaning with various brushes and clayed with megs mild clay.


    heres some of the tar that i had to deal with. although the rest of the car was almost spotless


    wheels now back on and gleaming


    lower areas of the car i applied the degreaser


    and then the car was snowfoamed,
    for some reason, today the foam looked asif it was sticking to the bodywork and leaving greasy marks. this may have been due to the degreaser though??




    car was then washed with tbm using dodo juice B2BM

    anyway, car blasted off and dried with dodo juice time to dry and a hge waffleweave towel.



    once the car was dry, i lifted the bonnet, which already looked very clean.


    plastics cleaned with chemical guys qd and then sealed ith the cg new look trim gel, which imo is a great product.


    i then applied clearkote red moose glaze. only by hand though. buffed off to reveal a nice shiny surface.




    hmmm, hard candy or concours?????


    i'll try the concours i think
    such a joy to use. so soft and appled effortlessly, almost like butter consistency. while it was left to haze, i attacked the black trim with the CG


    50/50


    and now the finishing pics

























    love to hear your comments

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    Has it had a ding on the drivers side or could you not be bothered with that side . Looks great.

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    Wish my car was that red lol looks really good m8

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    lol im camera shy. more neighbours could see how sad i was taking photos from that side lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorer View Post
    Wish my car was that red lol looks really good m8
    cheers mate

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