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07-08-2010, 06:15 PM
Hey guys, just had a few bits n peices done to the car and had a few hours to kill today so thought I'd do a show n shine. Process took around 2 hours - could do it with my eyes shut now:D
She's coming up for 3 and a half years old with 73k miles but she's in pretty good nick. She's washed once, maybe twice a week and things like tailpipes, door shuts, engine bay, boot shuts wheels and tyres etc are always done, so its usually a fairly easy job to keep on top of her.

Anyway - products used
Wash mitt
wheel brush
Turtle wax shampoo
microfubre towels
Wet n black
shoe shine sponge
Autoglym vinyl and rubber


Thanks for looking:beerchug:

07-08-2010, 06:25 PM
Looking good
3.0 badge on the back and 2.0 under the bonnet ?????

07-08-2010, 06:30 PM
Lol..I know Kite, ( check out my profile )

I wanted the 3.0 but couldn't afford it at the time, had her remapped to 176bhp and thought what the hell? Took the 2 off and replaced it with a 3....stuck a Quattro there too:D
There's also an Sline badge on the grille but it is of course an SE...Also has the Quatto aluminium insert above the glovebox, but its really an SE.

A bit of kidology and some cheap ( upgrades )...lol

07-08-2010, 07:02 PM
Nothing wrong in a bit of kidology
Bet it still shows a lot of cars a clean pair of heels.

07-08-2010, 07:21 PM
Yeah when I'm in the mood it can shift some and does alright:approve:

I was looking to upgrade recently to the A8 4.2 Tdi Quattro....now thats a machine:approve:....Having said that, if I did, I wouldn't bet against me remapping that as well.
Oh well, one day soon:beerchug:

Andy Avant
11-08-2010, 10:12 PM
Looks great Jim good effort you must have been really quick cleanin the car in between the recent showers :beerchug:

24-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Looks great

25-09-2010, 12:32 PM
Excellent job. Lovely car too

11-10-2010, 07:57 PM
Great job Jim, might have to get my wash mit and pressure washer out this weekend if the weather is ok :beerchug:

11-10-2010, 08:34 PM
Tidy Job Fella, fancy doing mine!! Lol....

12-10-2010, 12:02 AM
Thanks for the kind comments guys, much appreciated:beerchug: even though it was a little while ago now!
I did spend 2 hours on her today though and she does look pretty good for nearly 4 yrs old and 77k miles.
Its really silly I know but I wanted her to be at her best as she's going in for a 2 day detailing tomorrow:approve:
Paintwork correction and removal of swirl marks etc.....tbh they're not overly bad but really annoy me every time I clean her. So, 2 days from now hopefully she'll be in top notch shape.
If the detailing guys do a write up etc of course I'll post it up.

Thanks again

30-01-2011, 11:10 PM
Nice car Jim, Nice car. I wish I had the time to get down and do mine - gave it a wash yesterday but managed to miss a bit - then today after work looked at it and I may as well not have bothered as its back to matt dusty again. Urgh. bloody dirty roads !

19-04-2011, 08:02 PM


Well spent some time getting to know Mr Simoize the traditional wax then followed that on with a sealant. Firsr of gave it a darn good wash and got busy with the toothbrush on the alloys. Looking pretty good but I know I could do better as the paint work is indeed a mass of swirls and small blemishes. Im going to get a load of pictures sometime of the interior and such but well that needs to be cleaned now aswell. Carpets are minging lol.

05-06-2011, 07:37 PM
Hey Jim, I know its a while since you posted these pics, but can you tell me where you got the LED's and how have you got the wired in?

06-06-2011, 02:23 AM
Hi there tdg, I got my LED's from Ebay and they were around 46 iirc.....I think the seller was "Alltronix" iirc.
They were pretty good and really lifted the car but I found I had a few condensation issues and have since removed them......For your info the replacement fod light surrounds were around 9.00 for BOTH from the dealer, so very easy and cheap to do!

They were just wired directly wired into an igntion feed so "ALWAYS" on.......

Its deffo sumthin I want to redo as long as I don't get the condensation issue again!

Hope it helps


08-06-2011, 02:12 PM