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    My Astra gets a Correction Detail :)

    well it all started off after a late night convo with jon, where he whinged he was bored and then offered to machine polish my car for me as it would give him somthing to do lol.

    so 9am i get awoken by a phone call. it was jon outside my house, (doh i dont do early mornings hehe)

    after a quick chat we started.

    although it was still clean from sundays detail i gave her a wash was carried out. rinse down, then washed using the 2BM with megs shampoo plus and a lambswool mitt.

    Thought it best to clay to get rid of the lsp on the paint already adn any tar spots that have appeared in the 2 weeks since it was last clayed. this took a short time. clay used was Zaino z18 with a homemade lube.

    rewash to remove and residue in the same method as before, rinsed and dried off.

    now comes jon's part. using a Porter Cable and a lakecountry pad with menz final finsh a test was carried out on the bonnet. after inspection it is all that was needed (wasnt as bad as i thought it was) so whole car was done using that apart from the roof which had a bit of menz ip added to the ff to boost the cut slightly.

    whilst he was doing that i washed Jons car (same metheod as before and clayed using sonus grey and my homemade lube (OMFG had it ever been washed!!!) never seen such a heavily contaminated car but after an hour it was done. then rewashed, rinsed and dried. windows also cleaned.

    time for lunch yum yum sausage sarnies and belgian choc doughnuts ftw.

    with most of the car corrected Jon finished it off while i debadged the boot of his Sri T. (see another thread)

    with the paint now polished its time to refine

    klearkote vanilla red moose glaze was applied using a lake country finishing pad on the PC and buffed off using some shagpile MF Towels. (mmmmmm sooooo soft)

    now with an even more wet look time for protection. 1Zhartglanz was in order so was applied using a megs foam pad, allowed to cure and then buffed off. (mmmm shag pile towels again hehe)

    now time for every detailers best bit. Waxing i used Collinite 915 and applied it using a die cut foam pad to the whole car and buffed off using guess what, yes a shag pile towel, (can you tell i like them lol) and BOOM paint work is done. looking damn fine but no where near finished.

    Trim was now dressed with megs Gold class trim detailer, (still using it up before i try something new) and windows were cleaned using megs window cleaner (awesome stuff).

    woo car is now done. i didnt dress the tyres as they were done less than a weekago.

    work in progress and final pics below
    Jons car first

    Me claying


    before


    after


    jons wing with just 1Zhartglaz applied (just to see)


    Jon polishing


    before


    after


    nice finish after polishing




    all polished




    me applying glaze




    glazing finished


    All done




























    Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Car 21, pug 106 GTI. Gone from track days to full on racing

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    Woahhhhh, Deja Va!!
    Gaz

    No longer owns an Astra


    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    Woahhhhh, Deja Va!!
    PMSL.

    you will get to do your own one soon
    Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Car 21, pug 106 GTI. Gone from track days to full on racing

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    Next week mate. I'll have the rotary in my hands, and the owner will have my SLR in his.
    Gaz

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    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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    how long did that take you gentlemen? looks spot on

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    started about 9.20. i left at 4.30 ish and not sure when ben finished waxing?

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    Looking very good gents, think i might have a car to do tomorrow, weather stays good that is.

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    i finished at about 18:30 - 19:00
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    almost 10 hours then ben... yup we are mad haha

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    mad yes. im feeling it now.

    was only a quick one though. have spent 24hrs in one weekend before
    Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Car 21, pug 106 GTI. Gone from track days to full on racing

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