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Discussion in 'Car Care and Detailing' started by Jimbobcook, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Legojon

    Legojon Will work for TTE420
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    Hmmm, when I've give Revive a go, I'll post up the results. It's a cleaner and mild conditioner in one. So theoretically you would only need to take one bottle into the shower.
     
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  2. Legojon

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    Do I eat tomorrows breakfast today? Toast and teacakes is my staple diet now. :censored: car.
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    Just read his whole set of articles, it's an interesting read. I agree with most of what he's saying, however, my bolsters are getting quite worn and cracked. I can't believe that after nearly a decade of use that plastic coating he speaks of is 100% in tact. Regardless, the seats need to be cleaned, although sometimes I feel a damp cloth would have done as good a job as the AG, hence buying Revive. I have some stubborn water marks to try it on!

    But also, as he pointed out, the conditioner is really just giving a nice finish to the Seats. So ok, it can do no harm (except throw my money away) is what I take from that. But I like the darker, shiny finish on my seats. Same as I apply vinyl n rubber to my dash. I don't believe for a second dust bounces off it. But I like the blacked out look vs the faded dark grey.
     
  4. Laurbach

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    That's exactly how I understood it too, that older seats could benefit from it. I wouldn't be surprised if your seats are of a better and more natural material than mine. My seats are exactly the same as the ones we had in our FR, just covered in "leather".:whistle:
    I'll se if I can find a conditioner that keeps the matt finish
     
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  5. Jimbobcook

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  6. Oliver Pawley

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    Not the best photo but it's the rubber around my windows seem to have this stuff on it. Normal restorer doesn't seem to do anything. Any ideas? [​IMG]

    Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
     
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  7. Jamie-g

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    I done my rubbers with fireball ultimate nano coat and brought them up like new. Expensive stuff though
     
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  8. vectra

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    A cheap enough route would be to give them a good cleaning with APC and use some Solution finish
    That would improve them,
    more permanent solution would be to use something like Carpro Dlux.
     
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  9. vectra

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    Decided to give these a go on my Ateca when I collect it in 5 weeks time
    Sonax SONAX PROFILINE Polymer Net Shield
    Sonax BSD

    Anyone on here try them?
     
  10. Legojon

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    So... couldn't resist giving my new CC goodies a try today. No before pics cause she's shy. But... keeping in mind I did a 200 mile round trip to Wales yesterday so had a lot of mud and a badger to remove (don't ask). So...

    Snowfoam - I've previously used Autobrite and Autofinesse. The CC foam annoyed me when I got it in that it smelled like @rse. No bubblegum or toffee flavouring. I know... anyways, I sprayed it on the car and it looked really weak compared to the Autobrite. However... it did seem to remove a lot more surface mud, dirt and debris. So overall, I'm really happy with it's performance.

    Shampoo - again, no smell. Pfgh. It didn't seem to glide as well as the Megs nxt which disappointed me. However it did seem to cut through caked rear bumper dirt with ease. Again, I was impressed with the ease of use and result. I wonder if that little bit of extra friction the Megs is missing helps remove the dirt.

    Sateen - Unfortunately I massively overly applied this. I prefer a gloss finish myself though. Will see how long it lasts. I can't really say how much I like this because I love the applicator!! At first I thought wtf is this... but I used so much less product and spent so much less time, it's brilliant. I didn't know I needed it till I had it.

    Glisten - I know it's not new or CC. But I just had to say... :censored: trigger. I nearly launched it over next doors fence. The trigger is now completely broken, bits of it still on the driveway. Glisten running down the car and my arm. I won't be buying it again. And add to that the Gyeon window spray, which is actually pretty good. But the trigger broke after about 3 uses. These aren't cheap products FFS!

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  11. Legojon

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    You know when you feel that inner turmoil inside... on the one hand it's an Audi... but on the other...
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    Use a lot of autosmart products on my car, very good stuff and doesn’t cost the earth too
     

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