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Martin_46
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Car: Audi S5
Power: 328 bhp
Torque: 440 Nm

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:35 am  Reply with quoteBack to top

Not an Audi, but just showing some of my work before I undertake a full detail on my S5.

I used to own a Mazda 3 MPS and ended up doing 2 forum members cars with great results.

So first up was a spray all over of Cirtus pre-wash for the body and Bilberry wheel cleaner for the wheels, followed by some snow foam.

I then cleaned all the door shuts, fuel cap and under the bonnet using Meguiars APC, Meguiars engine degreaser, Meguiars detailing spray and Aerospace protectant with some brushes.

Next I rinsed using pressure washer to remove most of the dirt/grit then washed using 2 bucket method and a wash mitt - the shampoo of choice was Gyeon Q2M bathe as it has no gloss enhancing oils, I also washed the wheels using the large EZ wheel brush, small 1" round brush and another wash mitt.

Preperation is key so next up was a treatment of tardis all over, using Meguiars bug and tar remover where required followed by clay bar to all paintwork and glass.

I then moved the car into the garage as it was getting pretty late and started on the interior. This included windows being cleaned with gTechniq G6, plastics wiped down using AutoGlym rubber and vinyl care, Leather cleaned with Dr. Leather, floors and mats hoovered and shampooed along with gTechniq I1 smart fabric coating.

The next morning I made a start on the paintwork where the idea was minor correction but mainly enhancement. I took a veriety of paint depth readings to gain a good understanding on the key areas. This showed some very thin areas where I would have to be extra careful with the lowest reading being only 63 microns. The products of choice was Scholl S17 on a light cut pad followed by Scholl S30 on a finish pad and then Poorboys Black Hole sealant on a soft pad. This combination allowed me to be very conservative and remove only 1-2 microns max - in some areas no thickness was removed to achieve a good finish.

The final stage was to coat the car twice with Blackfire midnight sun paste wax and treat the windows with gTechniq G1 nano coat which should last upto 2 years. A final wipe down with Blackfire midnight sun instant detailer and coated the tyres with Blackfire tyre gel and I was finished!

In total I spent about 18 hours on this over 2 days and hope Steven is happy with the finish :thumbsup:

Unfortunately I didn't get any 'before' photos as was keen to get stuck in:
1.1 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

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Inside the door shuts etc:
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Tar spots:
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1.21 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Clay before (forgot to get an after pic of it looking rather brown):
1.25 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Engine bay before:
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1.26a by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.26b by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Some of the products used:
1.26c by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Nice and clean:
1.27 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.27a by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.27b by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.27c by MJWDetail, on Flickr

The interior, before and afters included:
1.28 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.28a by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.28b by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.28e by MJWDetail, on Flickr

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1.28r by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.28s by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Some more products used:
1.28t by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Polishing stage:
1.30 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Paint depths taken:
1.30a by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Some before and afters for swirl removal:
1.31 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.32 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

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1.41 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.42 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

The wax of choice:
1.50 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Exhaust was quite dirty but the outside cleaned up well:
1.60 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.61 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.62 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.63 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Some finished pics in the garage:
1.70 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.71 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.72 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

Before and afters on the wheels:
1.74 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.75 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.76 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

1.77 by MJWDetail, on Flickr


Now for the finished shots:
2.2 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

2.3 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

2.4 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

2.5 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

2.6 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

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2.10 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

2.11 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

2.13 by MJWDetail, on Flickr

2.14 by MJWDetail, on Flickr
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