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Post  Kim on Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:49 am

I'm sure it's not just me?! All I want to do in this weather is clean them!
I'm using CODE - from Steve, ever since he washed and polished robs 850 I've been itching to use it- and it's amazing! Seriously good stuff. Also not that you can see it with my wheels but the wheel cleaner is a Ph neutral cleaner so you literally see all the dirt coming off.

Then I cleaned mine



Nice and clean!
Shining in the sun....
It's not a volvo but I love it too!

And I know what your all thinking and no I'm not a bad girlfriend.......rob took his to work Razz
And he defo knows I would have cleaned his if it was here....
The father in laws was here tho (Shhh!) bad daughter in law I know.... :/ but I'll save the volvos for later when they're all here Very Happy

Await more pics Wink

Anyway!
Share your picture! And let us know what products your using!


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Post  p fandango on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:01 am

i'm afraid i cheated & used the local Kosowash


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Post  Kim on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:33 am

Shocked Evil or Very Mad Mad Shocked 
Look lovely and clean tho Very Happy
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Post  p fandango on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:23 am

Kim wrote:Shocked Evil or Very Mad Mad Shocked 
Look lovely and clean tho Very Happy
the camera lies, it does need alot of bodywork doing. So much i'm thinking of another colour while i do it

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Post  Kim on Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:33 am

Like I said... I'm not a bad girlfriend Smile rob left his at home today so I was a good wifey and cleaned it....
Some pics for you all:)












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Post  p fandango on Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:57 am

WOW, no one touches my cars except the Kosovans when it comes to washing. The last women who tried cleaning my car ripped off the wipers & tried cleaning the windscreen with a brillo pad (& it didn't do it much good lol)

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Post  Kim on Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:52 am

Rob said if you get the right woman they make a good job of cleaning it and they do it topples Wink  Cool Embarassed Cool 
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Post  p fandango on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:04 am

Kim wrote:Rob said if you get the right woman they make a good job of cleaning it and they do it topples Wink Cool Embarassed Cool 
i'm skint as it is, let alone funding a women as well lol

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Post  Kim on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:14 am

p fandango wrote:
Kim wrote:Rob said if you get the right woman they make a good job of cleaning it and they do it topples Wink Cool Embarassed Cool 
i'm skint as it is, let alone funding a women as well lol

A good woman will let you pay her in kind Wink

How awesome is the wheel cleaner?!
Looks like their bleeding! It's a bit dramatic on white wheels!

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Post  p fandango on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:25 am

Kim wrote:How awesome is the wheel cleaner?!
Looks like their bleeding! It's a bit dramatic on white wheels!
i must admit, i thought it was the "before" pic of the wheels & wondered what the hell he'd been upto lol

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Post  Kim on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:47 am

Haha Smile
Noo they weren't quite that bad  Razz 
That's the "code" Ph neutral wheel cleaner!
It's brilliant!
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Post  petax on Wed May 28, 2014 10:10 am

Yup it is that time of year.. or maybe once every two years

That is the right hand drive 1997 A4 52k miles, normally lives in UK




Our Left Hand Drive 850 T-5R 260,000km normally lives in Spain

The black bonnet, nicely shiny


The wheels, not bad for 19 years old


I guess the inside has to have some attention as well


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Method:

Jet wash with just water.

Snowfoam

Two bucket wash, on the Audi using Zaino Shampoo, on the Volvo, fairy liquid.

Rinse and dry with waffle micro-fibre

Claybar entire car, using zaino, meguiars or autoglim clay and autoglim rapid detailer for lubrication. Mequires swirl free micro fibre to wipe.

Yellow Hexlogic pad on an orbital polisher using meguiars mirror glaze 105 polish.
White Hexlogic pad meguiars mirror glaze 205 polish.

Clean with Rapid detailer.

Apply and polish off by hand Zaino AOI to seal the surface.

Apply appropriate Zaino Polish (Audi has clear coat, Volvo either does not have it or has been resprayed, so Z2 Pro for the Volvo), rest for an hour at least, unless using accelerator, then polish off with Zaino Blond pure cotton towels at all times, THEN polish car with Zaino Gloss enhancer.

Repeat until you cant be bothered any more, I managed three coats before I lost the will to live.

Protect your paint

Always use foam and two bucket wash and top quality washing mitt, rinse car with soft water (i.e. in Kent buy a filter for the hose, works out about £3 a wash) dry car with electric leaf blower. Always use Zaino blond towels, and scratch free applicator pads, worth every penny.

Then get on to the wheels .... and windows, and the friggin interior, I hate cleaning the insides of cars etc.

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Post  Kim on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:13 pm

Brilliant write up! And awesome pictures they are both gleaming!
Had never thought of buying a filter for the hose to be honest but might give this a go, I LOVE cleaning mine and robs cars (it's like a work out with the amount of them Razz ) such satisfaction when finished!
Going to spend a day on them soon and focus a lot more on the interior I'm guilty of spending a day on the outside and forgetting interior


Good work, seriously they look amazing!
Mirror like!!
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