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my ph1 172 and 350z



  Trophy #473
Taken from Jim White at Detailing World.

Today’s task was to tidy up the 350Z, and turnaround the Clio 172. I knew I had my work cut out, and probably being a bit optimistic but hell, who doesn’t like a challenge.
Arriving an hour early I got on the case straight away.. The forecast said rain, yet through till lunch it was just windy and cold!! (very overcast however..)
Nissan 350Z Products used. (Start @ 9.30am)
• SuperSnowFoam
• Megs WB / SV Wheel Brush / EZ Detail Brush
• G101 / SuperDegreaser
• Sonus Green Clay / Megs LastTouch
• Tardis
• CG New Look Trim Gel
• Megs Endurance Gel
• CG Wheel Guard
• AG SRP
• Jeffs Werkstat AIO Prime
• Jeffs Werkstat Trigger
Pictures & Process.
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Starting with the wheels..
- Calipers cleaned with a fine detailing brush and G101
- Tyres scrubbed with stiff brush and Megs APC
- Megs WB worked with SV Wheel Brush
- EZ Detail to get in on the inner rims
- Cotton Wool buds to reach smaller/tight areas
- Tardis where applicable
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Engine bay..
- Underside sprayed with 3:1 mix of G101, worked with MF cloth
- Other areas in bay worked with detailing brushes/G101
- Plastics/covers/hoses dressed with CG New Look Trim Gel
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No after photos I’m afraid.

Wash stage..
- Rinse down vehicle
- SSF through the AB Lance & Karcher – additional G101 & SuperDegreaser under arches
- Once foamed, work detail areas. (IE, Petrol filler housing, window jams, panel edges, badges etc)
- Rinse
- TBM with Ultimit and Maxi Suds
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Bit close on this one me thinks!
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Brew.
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Clayed with Sonus Green and LastTouch as lube:
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Rinsing as I go..
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Rewashed > Rinsed > Dried
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At this point the Cotton Wool buds came out again to tidy up some difficult areas.. Now I did say it was windy, I had to make several runs out to the road to prevent products/crates and clothes blowing away, but I wasn’t expecting this!!
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GAH!
Car polished with MF applicator pad & AIO Prime. Acrylic Trigger followed shortly after with several sprites of GLOS.
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Tyres dressed. Wheels protected. Leather fed. Exhausts polished. Interior hoover/wipe clean.
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350Z finished @ 1:20pm.
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Food:
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“NEXT!”

Renault Clio 172 Products used. (Start @ 1.40pm)
• SuperSnowFoam
• Megs WB / SV Wheel Brush / EZ Detail Brush
• G101 / SuperDegreaser / Tardis
• Sonus Green Clay / Megs LastTouch
• CG New Look Trim Gel
• Megs Endurance Gel
• CG Wheel Guard
• LimePrime on Megs Yellow Polishing pad
• Jeffs Werkstat Trigger & GLOS
• AS Blast, ‘Cool’
Pictures & Process.
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This car gets driven, hard. Usually found ‘tripoding’ on the back roads of Lincolnshire.



So, you can imagine the build up on the front half, wheels, lowers etc..
Same wash process as the Nissan. Starting with the wheels..
- Tyres doused in APC & Scrubbed
- Wheel nut housing worked with cotton wool/SV Wheel Brush and WB, although they were quite badly worn already
- Megs WB & Wheel brush to clean the face of the alloy.
- EZ Detail for the inner rim
- Pitted areas in crevices 70% removed with Tardis/WB and a bit of elbow grease (last resort, the wheels were due a refurb).
Ideally they needed to come off. They were pretty destroyed. BUT, I did what I could in the time given.
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Check out the tar on the inner rims:
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There was no way I could remove this without the wheels coming off.
Wash stage.
Again, same again as the Z.
- rinsed
- snowfoamed
- detail areas etc..
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‘Yuk’ coming out of the window jams:
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Now at this point, I was stumped. The rain was pouring, the clouds weren’t getting any lighter and I had a whole day ahead of me to try and fix this Clio. Options? Pack up and drive 5 minute down the road to the Clio owners’ house. Right..
Sure enough. I got packed up. We drove through town. And Set up once again at our new location..
- re-rinse
- TBM with UltiMit and Maxi Suds
- Clay with Sonus Green and LastTouch as Lube
- Tardis on lower sections
- Rinse and dry
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Vehicle brought inside, LimePrime worked on Megs polishing pad via PC.
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Really worn and pitted headlight. I tried polishing it up but had no luck. Was going to wet-flat the area but had no time.. (it’s not 6/7pm already..)
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All panels polished/cleaned with LimePrime, Werkstat Acrylic Jett Trigger followed.
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Alloys sealed with CG Wheel Guard. Tyres w/Megs Endurance Gel. Interior given a quick seeing too. Trim dressed w/CG New Look Trim Gel. And I think, that’s about it. I packed up about 8:30pm, took various photos, cleaned myself up and was home for 10:05pm. Urgh.
It was a tough day and really, it didn’t feel as though I have achieved that much!?
Some final photos..
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Owners were very chuffed with their cars anyway.. :thumb:
Thanks for reading.
Jim






hmm, some photos I seemed to of missed..
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Nathan
 
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clvs2222

lol, a few lovely dings in the clio. dont hink iv ever seen a used clio without one.
looks tidy. as said, clio needed alot more time. needed a few days by itself to bring it up to standard.
liking the methods though.
 
  audi a6 3.0tdi
Shame you didn't sell us that car it looks far better than all the others we looked at. My mate ended up getting a williams instead though
 
  120d M Sport
lol, a few lovely dings in the clio. dont hink iv ever seen a used clio without one.
looks tidy. as said, clio needed alot more time. needed a few days by itself to bring it up to standard.
liking the methods though.

Good point :s aargh mine is plagued by tiny little dents, so is my mates...what is it with the Clios panels?

Not taking anything away from u though Nath, excellent job on the 350z and Clio in small amount of time:star:
 


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