Thread copied from VXRO and go easy, by no means am I professional!!
Hope you enjoy the write up.
Firstly can I thank Shane, Kirsty and Dave for an amazing day. Full of laughs, cars, boost, VTEC and supercharge!!!
Shanes EG was in a pretty bad state at the start of play. Its an L reg Honda Civic, yes that makes it just over 18 years old, almost as old as the owner (Shane)!! Unfortunately the previous owner had neglected this car badly, and had the bonnet "stickerbombed" to which some of the sticker residue had almost set into the laquer making it near impossible to get out. Also a few patches of rust here and there, but non the less I gave it my best shot.
So I arrived at 10AM to get the stuff out the car and get cracking. Heres what the car looked like upon arrival:
So I set to work and started with the wheels. Treated with Very Cherry Wheel Cleaner from autobrite and agitated with AG brush and rinsed.
So then I hit the car with Magifoam and 2BM washed.
Car was then lubed, clayed and then dried. Results after:
Bonnet was then attacked with Menzerna Power finish. couple of 50/50 after the first pass. Please excuse the sticker residue that would not come out.
Car was then rolled into the garage to concentrate on small section. Quarter of the bonnet taped up and worked Menzerna in:
Shanes Face when he saw the improvement:
So come 1 oclock, we had a short break and drink, offered to take shane for a quick blast in the burg!!
Rear Arch Before:
50/50 on the spoiler:
Rest of the car taped and some results after a pass of the DA:
The roof was in quite a bad state, before shot:
Section of the roof mid correction:
Reflection of the florescent lighting:
R222 Concours waxed applied, tyres dressed and windows cleaned. Some beading shots as it started to rain and finished up results:
Shanes EPIC gearknob:
So all in all, Shane and I both very happy with the results, especially considering I only had 6 or 7 hours with the car and will be coming back to keep improving the depth of red back into his car.
Next up we decided to go for a tunnel run and road trip back to stoke on trent. I handed Kristy the camera and she happily obliged to take some snaps: 3 car convoy back to stoke:
Joined by an EP3
Burg VS Porsche
Burg Takes it
Dave's Mini (detailing this week)
I then said, I'd like to get some rolling shots of Shanes car, so hopped into the Mini and here are some of th best shots I got:
My favourite shots of the day (I almost fell out the window of the mini taking these)
Was a brilliant day, really enjoyed working in Shane's car and the banter throughout the day
Hope you enjoyed pictures of the detail and hope it shows through the pictures how much fun cleaning a car and reaping the rewards can be.
Some true friends made that day.
Thanks once again for taking the time to read and look through