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Just a little teaser to show you guys what can be achieved and my V6 post will be a little more in depth and longer. I know it's a Clio! :eek:

A friend of mine contacted me and asked if i'd take a look at his PB 172, maybe see if we could restore some clarity and colour to the paint. The usual Black paint looking Grey! Not worked on a Clio in a while so was looking forward to this one and had to do a write up on it!

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PW off any loose debris before making contact with the car and the products of choice today. Stjarnagloss Hjul (on trial), G101, Iron X. Wheels were recently bought refurbed so they were in superb condition as it was just some smal bit of baked on brake dust, nothing too bad...


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Snowfoam and wash down with some heavy Apc work, G101 with a Valet Pro brush making light work of this...

Just a note about the detailing brush, by far the best one the market at the moment, at times the Swissvax brush can be too soft and bristles a little long, the VP one just seems to offer a bit more bit with it's shorter bristles whilst remaining soft enough to negate any damage. Very very impressed. I bought another 2 and the SV is redundant at the moment for interiors and the likes.


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Standard, De-tar, Clay and Iron X. No pics of this stage time was a little against me sadly. Hard to picture on Black obviously.

Inside for inspection and drying off. At this stage i'll mention some of the marks on the roof were simply unfixable, when Paul dropped it off he mentioned it may have been a cat, possibly someone dragging tools across the roof. (usual spanner monkey move)


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After 1 set: Much better...


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After some localised polishing I had removed a lot of the lighter marks and improved the appearance of the deep ones. Definitely required on Black which as you know can show up the littlest mark.

Polishing on the roof done with some 3M extra fine and 106 FA, the rest of the car done with 106fa with a 3M Yellow pad.

Apart from the roof the bonnet was seriously lacking colour and had some heavy swirling so I spent a good hour and a half on that alone, more than worth it imo, i'll let the pictures do the talking...


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An IPA wipe down with my favourite panelwipe to ensure decent correction and time for some Best of Show. I should add that BOS is a must on almost all Black cars for the show finish, although not the most durable wax I wanted the car to look at it's best for Paul pickng it up...


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Whilst this was curing away I finished off the "details"... Revive, Crystal and Megs endurance used...


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BOS removed and outside for the afters...


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Representinzzz'...


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Thanks for looking guys.
 

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Top work 100% improvement
 

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massive transformation after getting rid of what looked to be permanent scratches. Nice work, i'll need some of that scratch remover for my car :)
 
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