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Clio V6 Mk1 - Day Clean



  V6 Mk1, Golf GTI Mk5
Last weekend I gave the V6 which I felt was a good going over. I always mean to take detailed pictures but with helping a friend fix a Z4 roof and the camera battery running out this didn’t work as well as I had hoped. Anyway done what I could and still have bits to do which I will update - I was thinking about putting a project thread up but it’s not really a project.

The V6 came out at the start of the month having had its major service so again can update this when or if I do a proper thread with more detail.

The car started fairly clean and certainly had a good coating already on as the beading shows:

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I started on the 'luggage compartment'/engine/boot along with the door shuts, boot, door locks and all the small areas. I was very close to buying a £25+ fancy something for the APC but looked at reviews online and it appears cheap (£0.25) does the job just as good and I agree (pictured) not sure if others agree but too save some £24.XX its worth a shot and I will keep using this unless persuaded otherwise! I diluted this in a spray bottle and sprayed where needed.

I left for a little while then used a detailing brush to go over these areas and sprayed some more then left before washing off with the Karcher. I then started on the luggage compartment/boot area and I was very pleased with the results. Process here was to remove the luggage tray which I snow foamed and APC'd then washed off and left to dry. In the front area this is where the battery is kept along with what you would expect being the radiator/air con pipes etc. I didn’t use water but just used APC where needed and a microfiber to clean up. Things got serious using an air gun to get into the hard to reach areas, I actually just wanted a shot to use it.

To finish off I dressed with Auto Finesse trim dressing which I'm very impressed with. Applied to all the hoses/rubbers, a small amount seems to go a long way. I also used this on the luggage tray which came up very well. I started to metal polish the air con pipes but will take some time out and do this properly at a later date. Upon finishing I bought some new Dzus fasteners which I feel finished this off nicely.

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Proper dedication
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I then moved onto the bodywork, having removed the APC I just gave the car a good soak then set up the snow foam. I used the AF Avalanche. Gave the car a good layer of thick foam and left for a little while, I then used a bucket and lambs wool mitt to give the car a clean. The picture format changes here as we used an iPhone as the camera then died.
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Having removed the snow foam I then used IronX on the bodywork, I was surprised at the little amount it picked up it was mainly the back bumper/boot lid that was affected, no pictures of it on the car as the camera was still charging and I didnt want to leave this on the acr for a long period. Annoying.

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At this point I got side tracked and moved onto the alloys, I removed all wheels and gave them a good clean. I used Chemical Guys degreaser followed by IronX then sealed just using a Meguiars paste wax. Again I didn’t get pictures off all 4 as the camera was charging. I also gave the arches a good clean but again will take some time to do this properly although I did dress the arch liners with AF trim dressing.
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I moved back onto the bodywork and now clayed; again I was very surprised at how little this picked up. Once this was done and given a rinse you could tell the difference in how the water sat.


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Car was then dried using big microfibres and once done I moved onto to the polish. I used AF Tripple, this is a good product. I applied by hand and done this stage twice. It's nice to apply and nice to remove. At this point the light was fading as you can maybe tell so I finsished doing this, hovered the car and gave the interior a quick going over with Meguiars Ultimate Interior Detailer then dressed the tyres with Meguiars High Gloss tyre gel.
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During all of this I also sorted out 4 screws which were rusty, 2 were located down by the air vent and the other two on the front plastic grill. Pleased with this small difference.
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No real pictures of completion which I guess defeats the whole purpose of this, but I still have a few things to do and some products to try so will get out for some photos soon!
 
Plates off too! Dedication! :approve:

Nice work there, where did you get the under bonnet twist clips from? and the screws ? all of mine have gone a bit like yours did, for the sake of a few quid I'll swap them out. I'm tempted to buy some nice shiny wheel bolts too, any suggestions?

Nice job on the wheels too, most of mine have the common pitting on the sides of the spokes :(
 
  V6 Mk1, Golf GTI Mk5
Plates off too! Dedication! :approve:

Nice work there, where did you get the under bonnet twist clips from? and the screws ? all of mine have gone a bit like yours did, for the sake of a few quid I'll swap them out. I'm tempted to buy some nice shiny wheel bolts too, any suggestions?

Nice job on the wheels too, most of mine have the common pitting on the sides of the spokes :(
Thanks mate. Dzus clips were bought on the V6 forum via a group buy. Think this is over but they can be bought via - http://www.speedyfasteners.com/Renault_Clio_V6_12_Piece_Dzus_Kit_p/sf156.htm

My sort of cleaning. Good lad!
Thanks mate and your help/advise back when I asked
 
  Honda & VW
Nice work buddy, but I find my eyes are drawn to the yellowish colouring in the photos with the new bolts..???
 
Looks like a brilliant job mate!

It could just be the photos but that looks like ALOT of AF Tripple on the car... I always thought it was 'a little goes a long way' kind of principle?
 
  V6 Mk1, Golf GTI Mk5
Nice work buddy, but I find my eyes are drawn to the yellowish colouring in the photos with the new bolts..???
Fair point, I'm going to work on all these small areas.

Looks like a brilliant job mate!

It could just be the photos but that looks like ALOT of AF Tripple on the car... I always thought it was 'a little goes a long way' kind of principle?
I'm not sure mate, I only just applied when taking the photos so hadn't fully hazed in etc, still lots left
 


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