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Winter Prep

Discussion in 'Autocare, Detailing, Valet, Product reviews' started by Binnedit, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Binnedit

    Binnedit Senior Member

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    Performed some more winter prep today on the CLK.

    Previously, the paintwork has been chemically decontaminated (but not clayed, as I've not had time to get the polisher on the paint yet :oops:) However, its had 2 coats of Angelwax Darkangel, which masks some of the swirls.

    Front wheels off, cleaned with Angelwax Bilberry, tar remover & Bilt Hamber Autowheel. Clayed and 3 coats of wheel wax. Wheel wells cleaned up properly and 'dressed' with Carpro PERL.

    Time consuming, but rewarding & its been a lovely day to be outside.

    Rear's to do probably net weekend if its dry

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  2. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    Spectacular job , love the wheel wells .
     
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    Binnedit

    Binnedit Senior Member

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    Thanks Buddy!
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Beautiful work- exhausted looking at the pics!
     
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    Binnedit

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    Thanks John. I was planning on doing all 4 corners today, but that plan quickly changed!
     
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  6. Morethanpolish

    Morethanpolish Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Top job, and not trying to be picky but the pics would look better after 20 yards down the road to get the discs shiny. Loads of pro detailers do the same when showcasing their work.
     
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    Nicely painted garage floor :)
    I'd be getting those locking wheel bolts off and replacing with normal
     

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