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.her first good clean since I bought her in December. She wasn't too
dirty but still in need of some decent wax. There was also some buffer
marks / holograms from where Stevie Wonder machine polished it. They
were bugging me and I wanted to try to get rid of them as much as
possible.

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Started off with a pre-wash using the foam lance then rinsed, which
cleaned most of the dirt off. I then gave her a second coating of foam
and used a Megs MF mitt to remove the remaining dirt. Once that was
rinsed, she was looking fairly clean. Time for the clay bar.

Judging by the amount of grime on the claybar, the car hadn't been clayed before. I used a Megs claybar and QD spray BTW.

The car was then foamed and washed again to remove any claying residue.

She really was starting to look much better after the clay session.

Onto some polish! I used some AG Ultra Deep Shine. It was my first time
with this polish. Easy to apply and buffed off easily. I was polishing
by hand so it was going to be hard work to remove the swirls and fine
scratches but it's done a fairly good job (I think).

Wax (nearly done!). I was using Finish Kare Pink Wax. I'd used this before on the Golf and I find it's a good, long-lasting wax.

The car ended up with some sun on it and the polisher swirls are vastly
reduced and I'd say they've all but gone. There's still some swirling
left but I think they'll only be removed with a machine.

The tyres were dressed with Megs Hot Shine.

On to the interior tomorrow!

Some after pics:





 

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Cheers Sem [Y]. It's phantom black.

It's fairly tidy. There's a couple of scratches on the bumpers but they're only light and would easily machine polish out. They might even polish out by hand if I spend some time on them.
 

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looks really nice. Makes me want to go outside and start polishing and waxing myself!
 

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Makes me want to go outside and start polishing and waxing myself!

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Thanks but that's too much info....and probably illegal if you can be seen by others! [<:eek:)]
 

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[:$] After i posted that comment i did wonder how that would sound! lol
 

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Bad Steve, Bad!

Looking good Dave, UDS isn't bad as long as you really don't apply too much (otherwise you end up coughing through a cloud of dust!)

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I guess I must have been pretty frugal with the UDS then......it didn't create too much dust! I really wanted to try the SRP but someone bought the UDS for my birthday so I'll use that first. I'm saying that now but I'll probably end up buying the SRP as well, to add to my growing collection and polishes and waxes!
 

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Thanks Tabs. Yeah, I opted for the SB beause I've got a daughter and I was getting tired of struggling to put her in her seat in a 3dr.

Whist it's not a massive difference in size to the 3dr, it does seem to be a noticeable difference, which was another reason for choosing the SB.
 
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