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Discussion in 'Hobbies, Lifestyle and Sport' started by Sharpy, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Sharpy

    Sharpy Full Member

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    So one of my favourite hobbies is detailing cars, there’s only so many times you can break out the machine polisher and do you own car so I tend to do friends and family cars as well... this one was a courtesy car, some of you may have seen it in my reader ride threads I was time limited, only managed to a basic wash decontamination and single stage machine polish and hand wax on the outside, inside I had to break out the wet vac for the passenger seat. I’d like to have had 2 full days to get it looking mint but given the time I was happy.


    anyone else take car cleaning to the extreme?

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    The seat was still damp from the cleaning hence the patches

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  2. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    I think you know the answer from me lol 7 hours external wash and probably 4 interior so getting there.

    Not sure I should post more pics of the car lol I'm sure Jon will be around soon to show a before and after on a clean dirty car to clean car lol

    @ChrisJKM how's your detailing going lol
     
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  3. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    And just to add into this he also threatened to drive half way across the country to clean my car so that I don't use my Fairy Liquid anymore.
     
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    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    I think myself @Legojon and @Sharpy would do that lol
     
  5. ChrisJKM

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    haha been at work for a week so shes nice and dirty for a wash on Friday :)
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  6. Sharpy

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    I’m nodding in approval..


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  7. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Its not my hobby but I have today been looking for garages near the next meet so you guys can give the car a quick wash.

    I have been infected.
     
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  8. Sharpy

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    By quick wash you mean a 12 hour session? Should I bring my machine polishers?


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  9. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Nope just a hosepipe / jetwash so you can wash the dirt off.

    I wont because i have to win the dirty car competition
     
  10. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    I'll bring the buckets lol use the garages pressure washer... Between 3 of us we can do it in 5 hours I think...
     
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  11. Sharpy

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    Haha. Sounds good to me.


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  12. Jimbobcook

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    Unfortunately @theoldboy you'll have to wait to take it home till the weather is nice. Got to be clean when you get it back haha
     
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    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    behave you can wash each others cars
     
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  14. Legojon

    Legojon Will work for TTE420
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    Nah, too tired and drunk for that. So I'll just post a pic of me cleaning the car in the pitch black Monday night, then the beading shot from Tuesday morning!

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  15. Maypack

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    If that’s what being drunk does then there’s going to be pics of lots of cars being cleaned in the dark over this period of Christmas Parties lol
     
  16. Kenan

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    Since I have a captive audience, looking to get a MK2 cupra and wondered what the paint was like on them?

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  17. Sharpy

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    Its generally pretty good from what ive seen. Its quite hard as paints go and the thickness is good.
     
  18. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    Mines Blue.... @Sharpy is the clever one lol
     
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  19. Kenan

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    Thanks for that, I assumed it would be hard German paint. I'm coming from a faded red Peugeot 306 and don't fancy being in that boat again hence the question. Fancy the yellow if I can find one.

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  20. Jimbobcook

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    The Yellow Cupra's look awesome! Do it lol Then we can spend all your money on mods and detailing stuff
     
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