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Hi so as you know from my newbie thread I purchased my Adam couple of weeks ago


So my boyfriend is a pro detailer. After a few chats with sales team etc they agreed to handing over the car untouched. I didn't want it washed, polished or anything.
He would be doing it all for me


Anyway onto the detail and getting my car protected properly.

The was snowfoamed first to remove most of dirt from paint before even touching it.
This method will remove most of dirt so there is less risk if marking the paint.
Left to dwell for 5-10 mins to do its job.


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I went and made up the washing media.
Gtechniq gwash shampoo
2 chemical guys buckets with grit guards
Microfibre madness wash mitt


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Then started with all shuts, grilles, trim , badges to degrease them.
Auto finesse citrus power and valet pro brush.


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After that it was washed, detar'd and iron was removed.

Moved inside and Clayed with gyeon clay bar and megs last touch as lube. To remove any last of contaminants remaining to ensure perfectly clean paint.


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After that it was dried and wiped down with panel wipe.


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That was end of day 1. Ready for inspection next day.

Day 2 lights were turned on and I was shocked. But I knew there was no way it would be unmarked after already dealing with loads of other new cars. Many a lot dearer too.


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Pretty disgusting and terrible looking. Any way after getting polishing combo selected.

Here's the after


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A lot better you will agree.

Gyeon prep was used to make sure polishing results were pure. And not just filled in.


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So continue along

50:50 on door.


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Closer shot


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All done


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Another 50/50


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So I could of done this for every single panel on the car but you get the idea.

Polishing was finished and back out it went for snowfoam to remove polishing dust.


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Then back inside and dried.

Then onto removing the wheels and getting them protected.

Once removed had to remove this sticky stuff vauxhall manage to to get all over the wheels


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Once removed the wheel was wiped down with panel wipe.

Ready for the coating to be applied.
Artdeshine Artdewheel I choose. Looked after right this coating can last over a year.


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The coating just hazing over. After removal of coating the wheel were super glossy and slick.


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Now onto day 4. It was time for the first coating for the paint.

Cquartz cquk glass coating.


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The added gloss/ darken effect of coating


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Looking very reflective/ glossy now


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Left for 24 hours before the next coating would be added.

So next day this was added on top.

Artdeshine Artdechem


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Which was left for over 24 hours before final top up would be added.

Anyway next day was to crack on.

Prep the windows for glass coating which will last over 2 years. Repelling water that window wipers don't have to be used half as much. Increasing visibility also makes it safer for driving.

Gtechniq g6 glass cleaner followed by wipe down of panel wipe to ensure perfectly clean glass so the coating can bond.

3 coats were applied to front and rear windows and 1 on sides.
For 3 coats to be applied they have to be left for minimum of 15 mins per coat. I left the 1st 2 layers for 30 mins and final last one for 1 hour before removing.


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While they were curing get on with other bits.

All plastic trim, grilles etc were treated to nanolex trim coating


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Door shuts and inside of door frame etc all waxed


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Interior protected with gtechniq
C6 - matte dash on all plastic inside
I1 - on all fabric - seats and mats to waterproof
L1 - on leather to waterproof to protect from staining etc.



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The window coating - gtechniq g1 after being buffed off


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Final wipe down for paint.
Carpro reload. This will protect the coatings till there fully cured to glass state.


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And finished.

Here's few shots of the finished car. Bet you lot are thinking glad that's over lol.


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My favourite picture.


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Hope you enjoyed that. Thanks for taking the time to read. And if you made it to the end well done.


Edited by: Sinead
 

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Madness!
 

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I can't believe what it was like before hand! Picked it up in the dark and it was a
Tad dirty and the woman handing it over at peter vardy thought in was mad taking it home without being washed before hand but when my other half took it to his garage to be detailed it couldn't believe the state the paint work was in with all the scratches after only one wash by peter vardy before being put in the show room !!!

So glad to have it all shiny and fully ceramic protected now 😁 such a big difference
 

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so when I get mine, can he come round and polish my adam...?
 

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me too Londoner! amazing job!
 

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Glad you guys like it 😁 he done such an amazing job! There is more of his work on Facebook if you search ARDetailing

I don't even need to use my wipers as the rain just beads then runs off when driving!
 

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Shame I'm not closer.

Currently looking for quotes for someone to detail mine.
 

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Where do you stay? My other half is part of a detailing forum with detailers from all
Over and I can ask if he knows anyone near you?
 

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In London, south east / Surrey a company calledEmpire mobile valeting. £115 for everything inside and out (including engine bay clean).http://www.empirevaletingservices.co.ukwhat do you think of the Empire Valet.. worth the money?
 

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jc89 said:
In London, south east / Surrey a company called Empire mobile valeting. £115 for everything inside and out (including engine bay clean). http://www.empirevaletingservices.co.ukwhat do you think of the Empire Valet.. worth the money?
That's just a fancy valet not a detail.

It's a basic protection. There more of a valet company than a detail company.
Most likely using cheaper products.

Surrey based I would be asking these company's

Offset detailing
Detailed car care
 

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Thanks Sinead. Good to look around, so when adam arrives I can get it protected. cheaper than what vauxhall was going to charge for the protect service.
 

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Ceramic coatings are cheap option.

But there a long term protection.

And my fiancée sineads has 2 layers of ceramic on it.

Wheels are also ceramic coated, same with windows.

Which would be extra ontop of detail from anyone. Also can't really be applied outside properly.

Think I priced up it would've been about £800 mark for this work.

Rough break down. This was full week detail. Would class it as the ultimate detail.
No stone was left untouched.

Machine polish was 2 stages over 3 days - 350+
2 layers of ceramic on paint - 200+
Ceramic on wheels - 50+
Glass ceramic - 40
Interior fabric protection plus mats coated in water repellent - £50
Leather - 20
Interior - 30
Engine bay - 50
Trim coating - 30

Thanks hope this helps and gives an idea
 

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Recommend anyone near Hull??
 

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jc89 said:
Thanks Sinead. Good to look around, so when adam arrives I can get it protected. cheaper than what vauxhall was going to charge for the protect service.
Yeah I think vauxhall ask for £300 for their stuff.

Tbh it's not even worth £30. They will cause more damage than good and the protection will last few weeks at most.

Beading / sheeting is sign of protection. Not only that they apply it wrong and with dirty materials and wrong technique causing swirls and scratches.

As seen on sineads car. As they would've cleaned it up before putting it in showroom by wash and polish.

To me the state of car was terrible for what you think is new. So her car is now better than new.

I will be maintaining it for her and it will look superb for years to come
 

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That is very impressive work, we used to live in east Kilbride, pity we moved otherwise we would have been popping along :)How long will the detailing last and what maintenance does it need?A soapy wash weekly?
 

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I've had the diamond brite package thrown in with my deal when I bought the car, does that mean it gets a coating on it to protect it?
 
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