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Iceberg Silver 172 afternoon wash and morning beading!



  Clio 172
Had the 172 around 5 weeks now, first thing I did was detail the iceberg silver to make it sparkle! Then we were hit with the dust cloud and loads of rain. Plus iv been driving it 60 miles a day along a motorway for work AND its been on a couple of be road blasts on weekends...so the car was looking filthy!

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Last time I cleaned the car I did what I could with what I had. I would of liked to do the full "Foam, IronX, Decontamination, polish and Seal" but I don't have a lance anymore or any IronX so last clean consisted of 2 bucket method shampoo and condition (Auto Glym), clay (Meguiars), shampoo and condition and clay again followed by one last shampoo and condition! I then 2 stage hand polished (Meguiars), Glazed (ChemicalGuyz) and Waxed (Dodo Juice) the bodywork and cleaned and sealed the alloys (Auto Glym). This took hours last time but the effects were still present and im glad i put the effort in without my DA and my Lance.

So, after a good hosing off and two bucket wash, shampoo and condition again, you could still see the protection and finish from 3 weeks ago!

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I then set about letting the wheels dwell while Big Blue did its job at drying the bodywork

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Agitated the wheels with the brush...they were pretty rank!

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The car already looked loads better. The handwork from the previous wash was still evident! :D

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To be on the safe side, I wanted to top the wax coat up. Out came the Dodo (I went with the purple haze as its the only soft wax i currently have and i like the wet look it gives to light color cars!)

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I also dressed the tyres and plastics with some Meguiars plastic and tyre dressing to get them to shine up. The beading this morning made me smile! :rasp:

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And when I got to work! I properly love this little car!

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Jack
 
  Clio 172
Great result :).
Looks superb and one of the best colours, in my unbiased opinion ;)
Car came out great , brilliant write up too
Cheers Guys! I do love the colour. Especially around the front wings with all the curves and shapes. When the light hits it right its got shades of Yellow, Blue, White and silver all in one location! :p Such a lovely car to polish up and wax!

Jack
 
  Clio 172
Because it was looking so clean I decided to take it out for a blast and get some photos. I have ran a few through photoshop and Lightroom, they won't be to everyone's taste because they are over HDR'd...I'm not too sure about them my self. I have a load more to go through and play around with so will go back and have another go at them in the future.

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I really like this one!

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and these ones are just straight from the camera, I want to have a little go in photoshop to bring out some of the colours later, but they looks nice as they are as well!

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Jack
 
  Clio 172
That was filthy before, good work :)
Yer, I know right! I was going to try and wait until the weekend to wash it but it got to the stage where I hated the look of it and had to do something! Glad I did it when I did, meant I could get it out for a proper drive early on Saturday and get the above photos. It's an absolute pleasure to drive and hoon about in.
Jack
 
  Clio 172
sounds good too me ;)
If you actually want your car doing, drop me a pm and some photos and I will get back to you with an idea of time/cost. Im
not a pro detailer by any stretch of the imagination but I have cleaned a few cars in my time with no complaints!

Jack
 


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