First Clean

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lee_k
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First Clean

Post by lee_k » 09 Dec 2015, 15:24

Hi all,

New here, introduced me so now meet the car!

Picked it up on Friday but hadn't had chance to get a proper look at it or give it a clean until today.

In doing so spotted a few imperfections - could of stone chips etc to be expected but also a scratch on the side skirt and a small scratch on the back bumper :thumbdown: I've just taken it back down to Knights where I brought it from. Salesman i dealt with was tied up but another came and took a couple of pictures so hoping they do the decent thing and agree repair it as it definitely wasn't damaged by me :((

Anyway here she is now, washed with Autobrite Citrus wash, then a layer of Autobrite Cherry Glaze and Autobrite Nano seal on top. Ideally i should of put a layer of wax to finish the winter protection but that'll have to wait until the weekend!

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Lee

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Re: First Clean

Post by M60NJP » 09 Dec 2015, 15:42

Nice clean lines shown up by the silver - wheels are good too, but a bit of a sod to clean?

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Re: First Clean

Post by Gus247 » 09 Dec 2015, 15:52

Very nice bud... how do you find the autobrite products, compared to say Meguiars etc.? :thumbup:
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Re: First Clean

Post by lee_k » 09 Dec 2015, 16:01

M60NJP wrote:Nice clean lines shown up by the silver - wheels are good too, but a bit of a sod to clean?
Yeah - a dream compared to the Alfa's wheels previous but upon cleaning these today they werent the easy task i thought i was getting! - There nice looking wheels but only 17s so will possibly become winter wheels if i can find a nice set of 18's for summer!
Gus247 wrote:Very nice bud... how do you find the autobrite products, compared to say Meguiars etc.? :thumbup:
In my opinion - better. I used meguiars before but the autobrite stuff seems to last longer and you seem to use less of it. I'm lucky that there only about 10mins from me so i can go and pick up and also ask whats best for what!

They do "detailing instruction days" for clubs where they show you what products to use and how to use them etc! - Could be a meet?

Lee

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Re: First Clean

Post by Jessie » 09 Dec 2015, 21:24

I do like the look of the F30, yours looks fabulous! Any interior pics?

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Re: First Clean

Post by lee_k » 10 Dec 2015, 15:11

Jessie wrote:I do like the look of the F30, yours looks fabulous! Any interior pics?
Thanks Jessie - few pics below:

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Re: First Clean

Post by Jessie » 10 Dec 2015, 16:41

Nice. Very masculine if i may say :)

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Re: First Clean

Post by lee_k » 10 Dec 2015, 18:34

Jessie wrote:Nice. Very masculine if i may say :)
Haha - Thanks, as a man i'm going to take that as a compliment! :lol:

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