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Martin_46
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:54 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

Audi S5 - Gyeon Mohs Q2 – Full 40 hour Detail

I picked up my new car about a month ago, a 2 year old Audi S5 Black Edition with 11k miles which seemed in great condition but had a massive amount of swirls unfortunately.

The car is powered by a 3.0 V6 Supercharged engine with 333bhp and 440Nm torque delivered through a 7 speed S-Tronic gearbox to all 4 wheels, 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds with launch control. As Top Gears review said “Supercharged V6 transforms the S5 into one of the very best fast coupes”.

I opted for a full machine correction and Gyeon surface protection for leather, fabric, wheels, glass and bodywork after plenty of research and great information/guidance from PolishedBliss.

To begin with I started off degreasing the engine bay, door/boot shuts and fuel cap with Meguiars Super Degreaser and Meguiars APC agitated with a brush and then rinsed and wiped. I then used Chemical Guys no touch snow foam all over before rinsing with a pressure washer and moving onto the cleaning stage.

Gyeon Bathe was used on the body, 2 bucket method, with a Meguiars lambswool wash mitt and PolishedBliss boar hair brush for grill and badge areas. The wheels and exhausts were then washed using EZ Detail Brushes and a wash mitt and the whole car dried.

Next up was the decontamination stage where I applied Autosmart Tardis to the bodywork, rinsed and dried to then allow Gyeon Iron to work its magic, again rinsed and dried followed by Autofinesse claybar to get the paintwork fully prepared for the polishing stage. A quick wash and dry before moving into the garage for the following work.

The engine bay was already clean after degreasing and cleaning earlier so I treated this to some Aerospace Protectant 303 and Dodo Juice Red Mist to all metal parts.

I decided to move onto the interior at this point: Interior windows cleaned using Gtechniq G6 Perfect Glass, all plastics and rubber cleaned using a weak mix of Meguiars APC, fabrics vacuumed and cleaned using Autoglym Interior Shampoo and leather cleaned using Dr. Leather. After leaving the interior for a day to dry I applied Gyeon Leather Coat Q2 to all leather surfaces and then a 2nd coat 3 hours later. I also treated all carpets and mats to Gyeon Fabric Coat Q2 with a 2nd coat 1 hour later.

Since this was a new car to me I wanted to get everything protected so next I got the car on axle stands to allow the wheels to be removed and fully cleaned, de-tarred, iron removed and polished using Autoglym Super Resin polish. I then cleaned the hubs, breaks and under arch components using Meguiars Degreaser, Brake cleaner and Autoglym Super Resin polish along with all 4 exhaust tips cleaned with Autosol and polished. These surfaces were now ready for Gyeon Rim Q2 after a quick final wipe down using Gyeon Prep. I applied Gyeon Rim Q2 to 1 wheel at a time and buffed off before the product fully dried (5-10 min), including brakes, hubs and exhausts. A 2nd coat was then applied 2 hours later to ensure perfect coverage. A few suede applicators and a couple of microfiber cloths are needed as the product starts to harden and can inflict swirls if you continue to use. Finishing off with two coats of Gyeon Tire applied with a foam pad.

As previously mentioned the car had certainly seen some car washes with the swirling on the bodywork so a full correction machine polish was in need. I began by taking paint thickness readings for each panel before using Scholl S17+ on a purple cutting pad or blue polishing pad where possible and finished off with Scholl S30 on blue polishing pad refined with a Scholl orange finishing pad. The Audi paint is rock hard and took a great deal of work to achieve a finish I was happy with. I trailed the Menzerna polish with Lake Country pads which done a good job but I felt Scholl was just a little better so stuck with them - 12 hours of machine polishing was needed using a DA but the results speak for themselves!

Finally it was time to prepare the paintwork and glass with Gyeon Prep and buffed off to reveal a streak free finish ready for the coating. I then applied Gyeon Mohs Q2, 1 panel at a time with 2 microfiber cloths for buffing and a few lights to ensure no residue was left behind. This was repeated for all panels switching out the microfiber cloths and suede pads as I went along to ensure the product didn’t start hardening and inflicting swirls. While the 1st coat was curing I applied Gyeon View to all windows with a double coating to the windscreen so rain drops and road spray simply bead up and roll off of treated surfaces, or are blown off by airflow over the car when driving speeds rise above 30mph – I also fitted new wipers too. These type of coatings usually make defrosting the windows in the winter easier too. After a 2 hour initial cure period on the bodywork I then applied the 2nd coat of Mohs to complete the bodywork protection.

Gyeon Mohs Q2 takes up to 14 days to fully harden and cure so after leaving the car indoors for 2 days I then applied Gyeon Cure before taking outside to use.

For anyone interested in Gyeon Mohs Q2, here is some info from the PolishedBliss website:
Gyeon Mohs Q2 is a state of the art quartz coating that simultaneously protects and enhances the appearance of automotive paint, it’s a unique alcohol-free formula, which lays down a hybrid film of organic-silica that increases in molecular weight as it cures, forming an amorphous organic-silica nano-composite coating. Each coat of Mohs imparts a measurable 0.2 micron increase in total paint thickness, and significantly improves the scratch resistance of the underlying finish - on average; each coat adds two grades of hardness (2H) on the Mohs scale. It also provides excellent protection against bird droppings, bug splatter, road salt and harmful UV radiation for up to eighteen months at a time, even on daily drivers (it is impervious to cleaning chemicals and pressure washing, and once fully cured can only be removed by machine polishing).



Now for the pictures, plenty of them…

Quick before & after:
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A few before pics:
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Cleaning Products:
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Interior Products:
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Machine Polishing Products:
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Wheel Products:
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Glass Polish, Seal & New wiper blades:
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Gyeon Bodywork Products:
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Gyeon Surface Treatment range:
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Interior Shots:
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Engine Bay Shots:
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Exhaust:
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Wheels:
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Brakes:
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Machine Polish correction:
I tried to get the best correction, while maintaining safe reduction in clear coat. Unfortunately this meant it was 80-90% correction rather than 100% - but still a massive difference!

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Range of Finished shots:
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Beading Shots:
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Absolutely awesome

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

no doubt its amazing work there, but i can think of many things to spend 40 hours on rather than cleaning a car

does look good though
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Amazing job on it mate! looks awesome! Those swirls were bad. I thought mine was bad when I had it,but it was only about half of yours! I was lazy and got a mate to do it lol  

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What the hell had the previous owners / dealers done to the pain?  In just 11,000 miles?!  

Looks stunning now btw - top work

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Brilliant work

How were the light lenses done?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Amazing job well done on a notoriously high maintenance colour, if I had a decent size garage I would probably attempt to do the same as once a decent job is done keeping on top of it is much easier and the end result is faaaaantastic!
Nice work  

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Cheers guys  

I agree it was really swirld - although the lighting makes it look even worse, I'm just pleased they have gone, it's a much purer black colour now!

I agree 40 hours was a bit OTT but the surface protection should last 1-2 years so the time I save rather than polishing/sealing every 4-6 months might pay off - I just let my OCD kick in and wanted to do everything  

I simply used the Scholl S17 on purple pad followed by S30 on blue pad and finished with the orange pad (all the 3 / 3.5" size) for the lights.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

my internet is just too slow for all this shiney lovelyness...  

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, you've not done a bad job.  Just a little more practice doing mine and I think you'll be getting there.      

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Lovely work! I loose enthusiasm around the 3 hour mark so 40 hours must have been a bit of a slog!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah after 2 days at it for 12-14 hours it was getting tough as the weekend was over and back to work so could just work on it in the evenings.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Since it's a nice and sunny day thought I would get a couple of finished pics in the sun

1 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

2 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

3 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

4 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

5 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

6 by MJWDetail, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice Work, Looks Stunning..

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You have done a great job

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