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pitch3110
22-05-2016, 04:07 PM
Good going over with Zymol, a squirt Megs ultimate detailer and it looks pretty good. The dealer clean was carried out perfectly with no swirling whatsoever.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/pitch3110/Cars/IMG_0270.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/pitch3110/media/Cars/IMG_0270.jpg.html)

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/pitch3110/Cars/IMG_0257.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/pitch3110/media/Cars/IMG_0257.jpg.html)

Looks HUGH parked beside the R.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/pitch3110/Cars/IMG_0266.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/pitch3110/media/Cars/IMG_0266.jpg.html)

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/pitch3110/Cars/IMG_0262.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/pitch3110/media/Cars/IMG_0262.jpg.html)

Skippy73
22-05-2016, 05:11 PM
Solid black?

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jake25
22-05-2016, 05:21 PM
Great looking car. If it wasn't for budget and letting the wife loose with such a big car in London I would have loved a Q7.

pitch3110
22-05-2016, 05:52 PM
Indeed it is Skip. Was a little concerned as I have had two Phantom in the past but it is very deep and does not seem so soft as the metallic. Finish is absolutely fantastic and like Audi's of old.

Skippy73
22-05-2016, 05:57 PM
Indeed it is Skip. Was a little concerned as I have had two Phantom in the past but it is very deep and does not seem so soft as the metallic. Finish is absolutely fantastic and like Audi's of old.
So glad to hear you say that. I have been worried sick about the solid night black. I know it's a soft paint and will mark easy. I am literally ready to treat the car on Wednesday the moment it's delivered with a ceramic coating to protect it. Just need the paint work wash from the dealer to not cause any swirls. Quick clay and iron x then ceramic coating to protect it.


Great looking car. If it wasn't for budget and letting the wife loose with such a big car in London I would have loved a Q7.


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pitch3110
22-05-2016, 06:58 PM
I also just gave a quick Megs Carnuba Quick Wax all over which was super quick and easy and gave the car an even more darker deep wet look.

Skippy73
24-05-2016, 10:46 AM
I don't mean to steal someone else thread or appear sadly over excited, but I only have ONE MORE SLEEP LEFT !!!!!

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srbsq7
24-05-2016, 01:26 PM
I don't mean to steal someone else thread or appear sadly over excited, but I only have MORE MORE SLEEP LEFT !!!!!

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All the best for tomorrow!

pitch3110
24-05-2016, 01:56 PM
I don't mean to steal someone else thread or appear sadly over excited, but I only have ONE MORE SLEEP LEFT !!!!!

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I know how I felt last Wednesday night Skip. I found Vodka helped..............

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Pitch

Thakey17
24-05-2016, 02:13 PM
I don't mean to steal someone else thread or appear sadly over excited, but I only have ONE MORE SLEEP LEFT !!!!!

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Good luck. Enjoy the handover. Post some pics when you can.

stonestokie
30-05-2016, 11:21 AM
Do you have links for the polish / wax you have used, need to give mine a good going over. I have the white version so not sure if I need some specific stuff or not!.
Thanks!


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am-a7
30-05-2016, 05:36 PM
Fantastic looking car mate

pitch3110
30-05-2016, 06:24 PM
Do you have links for the polish / wax you have used, need to give mine a good going over. I have the white version so not sure if I need some specific stuff or not!.
Thanks!


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This is your new best friend.

http://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/ultimate-quik-detailer-650ml

Tried plenty of others through the years but Mega UQD is about as good as it gets on dark colours.

Having a a white car it will be very for giving.

Shab2015
31-05-2016, 11:35 AM
Looks really good pal. Got a very deep glossy shine.

How you finding the new Q7?


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pitch3110
31-05-2016, 06:36 PM
Looks really good pal. Got a very deep glossy shine.

How you finding the new Q7?


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Thanks fella and absolutely loving the Q7.

stonestokie
01-06-2016, 09:32 AM
This is your new best friend.

Ultimate Quik Detailer 650ML (http://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/ultimate-quik-detailer-650ml)

Tried plenty of others through the years but Mega UQD is about as good as it gets on dark colours.

Having a a white car it will be very for giving.

Thanks for the info!, about to order!!


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stonestokie
01-06-2016, 09:56 AM
This is your new best friend.

Ultimate Quik Detailer 650ML (http://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/ultimate-quik-detailer-650ml)

Tried plenty of others through the years but Mega UQD is about as good as it gets on dark colours.

Having a a white car it will be very for giving.

Thanks for the info!, about to order!!


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Thakey17
01-06-2016, 12:32 PM
Good going over with Zymol, a squirt Megs ultimate detailer and it looks pretty good. The dealer clean was carried out perfectly with no swirling whatsoever.




I ran out of car shampoo over the weekend so just ordered some Zymol on your recommendation. Look forward to seeing how it goes.

pitch3110
01-06-2016, 04:59 PM
Pile the pressure on why don't you.......... If it's the blue stuff you will be wearing it as aftershave after one week also as it smells so good. That's trusting you are a bloke not a bird:D

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Nemo78
02-06-2016, 03:03 PM
Pitch (& co)

Wanna give my Q a clean [emoji23]

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160602/e02f4f3a952f78fd84c7928bca041055.jpg

Skippy73
02-06-2016, 03:13 PM
Pitch (& co)

Wanna give my Q a clean [emoji23]

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160602/e02f4f3a952f78fd84c7928bca041055.jpg
OMG *** have you done to the Q7. I would be inconsolable if that was my car lol

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Nemo78
02-06-2016, 03:23 PM
Here you go Skippy...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160602/222af3ff10778ce9005708b8e8d75f8d.jpg

Skippy73
02-06-2016, 03:26 PM
Here you go Skippy...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160602/222af3ff10778ce9005708b8e8d75f8d.jpg
Is that scratches or surface dirt?

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Nemo78
02-06-2016, 03:27 PM
The car was Daytona Grey at the start of the week...it's now I'm not sure what exclusive colour it is but it's what a few days in the countryside and beaches of Cornwall do...oh and those roads are like proper narrow [emoji23]

srbsq7
02-06-2016, 03:28 PM
Is that from driving past bushes????

I did something similar leaving the Silverstone MotoGP via a 'back route' the marshalls directed us down. Fortunately a 70 machine polish from a local garage fixed it.

Nemo78
02-06-2016, 03:29 PM
Is that from driving past bushes????

I did something similar leaving the Silverstone MotoGP via a 'back route' the marshalls directed us down. Fortunately a 70 machine polish from a local garage fixed it.

I'm hoping it's just the way dirt has collected and settled on the car - racking my brains if I drove in the rain last week somewhere and it's just settled on those rain lines...hope anyway [emoji5]

pitch3110
02-06-2016, 03:39 PM
That is just spray Nemo??????

Nemo78
02-06-2016, 03:41 PM
That is just spray Nemo??????

Motorway spray....either that or it really is one heck of a polishing job needed [emoji23]

Papereyes
03-06-2016, 11:03 PM
The car was Daytona Grey at the start of the week...it's now I'm not sure what exclusive colour it is but it's what a few days in the countryside and beaches of Cornwall do...oh and those roads are like proper narrow [emoji23]

Was done Cornwall myself about a month ago and your right roads are extremely tight specially when trying to pass other cars had a few scratches from bushes along the way


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satyp
04-06-2016, 09:32 AM
Pitch (& co)

Wanna give my Q a clean [emoji23]

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160602/e02f4f3a952f78fd84c7928bca041055.jpg
You're way to calm Nemo??? This looks scary dude?? hoping none of them are scratches!! Keep us all updated ....

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Skippy73
04-06-2016, 11:55 AM
Well look I'm not one to rub salt into someone's wound but just completed my Saturday morning clean 😉
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/b2f0d4112b64212b8b3d55c8a0adab2c.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/268fa661be227a5fb60b1362f8b45f19.jpg

And look at these wheels inside the drum is still spotless love it. The paint protection is holding up nicely too not a single sign of any swirl marks. Only 1 and a half weeks though.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/d495cee4c303b1247dec5944f410c178.jpg

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srbsq7
04-06-2016, 12:34 PM
Great job! They are the 20" alloys aren't they? Just don't look it in the photos

pitch3110
04-06-2016, 02:56 PM
Bloody hell that shines Skip. Just done mine but a pain as the sun came out.

Skippy73
04-06-2016, 03:13 PM
Bloody hell that shines Skip. Just done mine but a pain as the sun came out.
Problem is I need a step ladder to do the roof. Even the wind screen I can't reach and have to use the step ladder. Mind you the exercise is off the scale I'm sweating and knackered by the time I'm done lol

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Skippy73
04-06-2016, 03:14 PM
Great job! They are the 20" alloys aren't they? Just don't look it in the photos
Yeah standard 20" S line wheels. I really like em. Plus the gap in the spokes is big enough I can reach in with my hand and wash the drum.

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Nemo78
04-06-2016, 04:22 PM
Looks fantastic Skippy good work...

Satyp: it's weird a couple of years ago as soon as I'd have pulled up at home i'd have washed the car straight away to 'inspect' for damage! Just so many other priorities now - was hoping to give it a clean tomorrow but that's looking tricky now...will however keep you updated [emoji1360]

srbsq7
04-06-2016, 05:01 PM
Yeah standard 20" S line wheels. I really like em. Plus the gap in the spokes is big enough I can reach in with my hand and wash the drum.

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You've raised the bar again! Next wash the wheels will be getting the same treatment [emoji1]

I bought one of these to get the bikes on the roof rack but also using to clean the roof. I was paranoid about using a normal step ladder with a high handle!

Hailo 4310-001 150 kg Capacity Mini Compact Steps (2 Steps):Amazon.co.uk:DIY & Tools (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B002SA9O4S/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1465055665&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=hailo+ladders&dpPl=1&dpID=41zwfT-ykbL&ref=plSrch)

Skippy73
04-06-2016, 06:10 PM
You've raised the bar again! Next wash the wheels will be getting the same treatment [emoji1]

I bought one of these to get the bikes on the roof rack but also using to clean the roof. I was paranoid about using a normal step ladder with a high handle!

Hailo 4310-001 150 kg Capacity Mini Compact Steps (2 Steps):Amazon.co.uk:DIY & Tools (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B002SA9O4S/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1465055665&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=hailo+ladders&dpPl=1&dpID=41zwfT-ykbL&ref=plSrch)
Oh yeah that's more or less what I have

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satyp
04-06-2016, 08:44 PM
You've raised the bar again! Next wash the wheels will be getting the same treatment [emoji1]

I bought one of these to get the bikes on the roof rack but also using to clean the roof. I was paranoid about using a normal step ladder with a high handle!

Hailo 4310-001 150 kg Capacity Mini Compact Steps (2 Steps):Amazon.co.uk:DIY & Tools (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B002SA9O4S/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1465055665&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=hailo+ladders&dpPl=1&dpID=41zwfT-ykbL&ref=plSrch)
Whats that link to that other foldable (I think twoz red) one you had when you first posted a picture of the motor? [emoji3]

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srbsq7
04-06-2016, 09:03 PM
Whats that link to that other foldable (I think twoz red) one you had when you first posted a picture of the motor? [emoji3]

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The one I was using before was blue but not high enough!

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/156d30c6b39dbee6dc757dd37c4b317a.jpg

Not sure where it came from

pitch3110
04-06-2016, 09:24 PM
Problem is I need a step ladder to do the roof. Even the wind screen I can't reach and have to use the step ladder. Mind you the exercise is off the scale I'm sweating and knackered by the time I'm done lol

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same here mate I have a small set I have to use.

Mine from earlier.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/pitch3110/Cars/9D6103C6-40A2-4308-AC3A-95ABA0C4AE72.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/pitch3110/media/Cars/9D6103C6-40A2-4308-AC3A-95ABA0C4AE72.jpg.html)

srbsq7
02-07-2016, 08:56 PM
Well look I'm not one to rub salt into someone's wound but just completed my Saturday morning clean [emoji6]
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/b2f0d4112b64212b8b3d55c8a0adab2c.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/268fa661be227a5fb60b1362f8b45f19.jpg

And look at these wheels inside the drum is still spotless love it. The paint protection is holding up nicely too not a single sign of any swirl marks. Only 1 and a half weeks though.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/d495cee4c303b1247dec5944f410c178.jpg

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Skippy,

Had to raise my standards and clean the drum too!

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/353ec63d9e31e56a0a33b12058da17a5.jpg

This is the first clean after the Siramik coating was applied. Really pleased on how much easier it is to clean and really only needs a quick dry with the towel.

Also impressed with the Yeti mitt too. Really does draw any dirt away so it can't scratch the paint.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/7e0cebf2df39b4730f534a81450df6ec.jpg

Nemo78
02-07-2016, 09:12 PM
Nice valve caps there srbsq7! Also looking very very clean!

Skippy73
02-07-2016, 09:30 PM
Skippy,

Had to raise my standards and clean the drum too!

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/353ec63d9e31e56a0a33b12058da17a5.jpg

This is the first clean after the Siramik coating was applied. Really pleased on how much easier it is to clean and really only needs a quick dry with the towel.

Also impressed with the Yeti mitt too. Really does draw any dirt away so it can't scratch the paint.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/7e0cebf2df39b4730f534a81450df6ec.jpg

Yeah I love getting my hand in every wash and cleaning the drums looks better.

I had to bin my first mitt last week :-( lasted one month and the hair started pulling away. Not sure I was looking after it well enough. I had bought 2 in error so being more careful with the 2nd. It's important not to let it dry out. See how this one goes.

Every second wash I spray my wheels with ironX amazing stuff, the tar and iron deposits just melt away in a sea of red blood it's fun to watch. Great stuff.


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srbsq7
02-07-2016, 09:46 PM
Nice valve caps there srbsq7! Also looking very very clean!

Thanks Nemo. Did your car clean up okay after the pics earlier in this thread?

Good spot on the valve caps. The black plastic ones annoyed me! Wasn't intending on getting ones with the rings just wanted metal ones. Added them to the order when I went for the Audi Ring Entry lights ...

Nemo78
02-07-2016, 10:17 PM
Thanks Nemo. Did your car clean up okay after the pics earlier in this thread?

Good spot on the valve caps. The black plastic ones annoyed me! Wasn't intending on getting ones with the rings just wanted metal ones. Added them to the order when I went for the Audi Ring Entry lights ...

That's a great question I have no idea about. I had planned to wash the car after work one sunny evening but on the way home that day I had a couple of faults flash up on the VC - managed to pop it into l dealers and I haven't seen my car since for what'll be 4 wks next week [emoji22]

Skippy73
02-07-2016, 10:18 PM
Your joking ouch I didn't realise Nemo. I would be going ape. Wow

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Nemo78
02-07-2016, 10:20 PM
Your joking ouch I didn't realise Nemo. I would be going ape. Wow

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One of those things I guess...just have fingers crossed everything is fixed 100% so I can finally enjoy the car...

srbsq7
02-07-2016, 11:08 PM
What a nightmare! I hope they get it sorted ASAP. Are they waiting for parts or direction from Audi on the fix?

pitch3110
02-07-2016, 11:58 PM
That's a great question I have no idea about. I had planned to wash the car after work one sunny evening but on the way home that day I had a couple of faults flash up on the VC - managed to pop it into l dealers and I haven't seen my car since for what'll be 4 wks next week [emoji22]

Thats a buggar buddy, keep us posted.

Pitch

pitch3110
03-07-2016, 12:01 AM
Skippy,

Had to raise my standards and clean the drum too!

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/353ec63d9e31e56a0a33b12058da17a5.jpg

This is the first clean after the Siramik coating was applied. Really pleased on how much easier it is to clean and really only needs a quick dry with the towel.

Also impressed with the Yeti mitt too. Really does draw any dirt away so it can't scratch the paint.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160702/7e0cebf2df39b4730f534a81450df6ec.jpg

Great and looks the mets. Who is the lardy fella in red?????

Pitch

srbsq7
03-07-2016, 12:13 AM
It's me! I've put on a load of weight since I stopped having to get the key out my pocket to open door [emoji28]

pitch3110
03-07-2016, 07:47 AM
It's me! I've put on a load of weight since I stopped having to get the key out my pocket to open door [emoji28]


10/10 for that one buddy hahahaha, lov it. Me, I am wasting away although I have a right forearm like Popeye through key useage and the pockets on my Hiut collection are fast wearing out.

Oh oh and my key is shiny ��

Pitch

satyp
03-07-2016, 08:05 AM
One of those things I guess...just have fingers crossed everything is fixed 100% so I can finally enjoy the car...
Last thing you want.. buy best they carry out the fix correctly.. not long hopefully

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L3nnox
03-07-2016, 09:18 AM
Have you say these are selling well in the yummy mummy segment, loads round my way and in fact there were 4 grey ones parked beside each other at the soft play last weekend... So getting a bit common!!

Skippy73
03-07-2016, 09:31 AM
Have you say these are selling well in the yummy mummy segment, loads round my way and in fact there were 4 grey ones parked beside each other at the soft play last weekend... So getting a bit common!!
I'm am starting to pass a few now around my area but always a man in the car... I let my wife drive mine for the first time yesterday lol. She went to ikea in Southampton.

I very quietly checked the car when she got back. Particularly the wheels she loves kerbing wheels.

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Gyro
03-07-2016, 10:00 AM
I'm am starting to pass a few now around my area but always a man in the car... I let my wife drive mine for the first time yesterday lol. She went to ikea in Southampton.

I very quietly checked the car when she got back. Particularly the wheels she loves kerbing wheels.

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I'm in the same boat wrt checking wheels. I remember picking up our new 4L in 2011 then heading straight to Ghana for four weeks with work. When I got back, ALL FOUR wheels were not just dinged/kerbed but had like four inch gouges and massive debts and scrapes. Apparently it wasn't her and no one else had driven the car. Must've been the wheel fairy with her hammer and chisel.

Still makes my p*ss boil to this day and is still brought up from time to time!!!!

Skippy73
03-07-2016, 10:06 AM
I'm in the same boat wrt checking wheels. I remember picking up our new 4L in 2011 then heading straight to Ghana for four weeks with work. When I got back, ALL FOUR wheels were not just dinged/kerbed but had like four inch gouges and massive debts and scrapes. Apparently it wasn't her and no one else had driven the car. Must've been the wheel fairy with her hammer and chisel.

Still makes my p*ss boil to this day and is still brought up from time to time!!!!
My wife has a brand new estate seat Leon so she doesn't need my car I say. I see the state of hers with the kids in it. Rubbish everywhere it's a mess and I clean it for her once a week lol.

My wife gets annoyed because I drive MY car through the week to the station and it sits there all day. She wants to know why I can't take the seat so she has more room to ferry the kids around. It ain't happening.

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srbsq7
03-07-2016, 10:15 AM
Probably tempting fate but I think the 20" wheels should be quite hard to kerb. [emoji850]

Gyro
03-07-2016, 10:16 AM
My wife has a brand new estate seat Leon so she doesn't need my car I say. I see the state of hers with the kids in it. Rubbish everywhere it's a mess and I clean it for her once a week lol.

My wife gets annoyed because I drive MY car through the week to the station and it sits there all day. She wants to know why I can't take the seat so she has more room to ferry the kids around. It ain't happening.

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Great stuff! I wish I could do the same but I commute from Edinburgh to Aberdeen weekly so it makes total sense to take the Passat with 50+ mpg. If I had a normal commute, she would have a Qashqai or something similar for lugging the kids to school/meeting friends for coffe/going to the gym or whatever she does to fill her time...and I'd have something more RS-shaped.

Gyro
03-07-2016, 10:20 AM
Probably tempting fate but I think the 20" wheels should be quite hard to kerb. [emoji850]

I'm having 22s 😬😬😬😬.

The detailer I use also punts these wheels protectors but they only go up to 21". Check out the crazy colours. https://www.alloygator.com/products/2/Sets/

satyp
03-07-2016, 11:16 AM
I'm in the same boat wrt checking wheels. I remember picking up our new 4L in 2011 then heading straight to Ghana for four weeks with work. When I got back, ALL FOUR wheels were not just dinged/kerbed but had like four inch gouges and massive debts and scrapes. Apparently it wasn't her and no one else had driven the car. Must've been the wheel fairy with her hammer and chisel.

Still makes my p*ss boil to this day and is still brought up from time to time!!!!
Not everyone's cuppa cha..

But seriously considering putting these on as soon as I get the vehicle this time round after last times fiasco's:- cost an average of 65 or 70 corner to correct and add value before I sold it..

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satyp
03-07-2016, 11:17 AM
Not everyone's cuppa cha..

But seriously considering putting these on as soon as I get the vehicle this time round after last times fiasco's:- cost an average of 65 or 70 corner to correct and add value before I sold it..

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satyp
03-07-2016, 11:20 AM
I'm having 22s 😬😬😬😬.

The detailer I use also punts these wheels protectors but they only go up to 21". Check out the crazy colours. https://www.alloygator.com/products/2/Sets/
Just saw this.. I believe been thinking of the black one's of course as I think once they get curved and they will knowing my luck and some the high kerbs in some places..it will leave dark marks easily visible on lighter colours..

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satyp
03-07-2016, 11:23 AM
Not everyone's cuppa cha..

But seriously considering putting these on as soon as I get the vehicle this time round after last times fiasco's:- cost an average of 65 or 70 corner to correct and add value before I sold it..

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Forgot to post the link.. as already posted by gyro time to go back to sleep

https://www.alloygator.com/gallery/

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L3nnox
03-07-2016, 11:41 AM
My wife has a brand new estate seat Leon so she doesn't need my car I say. I see the state of hers with the kids in it. Rubbish everywhere it's a mess and I clean it for her once a week lol.

My wife gets annoyed because I drive MY car through the week to the station and it sits there all day. She wants to know why I can't take the seat so she has more room to ferry the kids around. It ain't happening.

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See I would prefer my kids to be in the safest and more comfortable car, you let them go about I a Spanish crisp packet??? Wow up to you!!

At the end of the day it's a car and you can teach them to tidy up after themselves. PLUS with her happy in a big car, you can then get a toy for yourself!!! (Listen to what I say not as I do as I'm still waiting on the toy!! Lol)

Skippy73
03-07-2016, 11:55 AM
See I would prefer my kids to be in the safest and more comfortable car, you let them go about I a Spanish crisp packet??? Wow up to you!!

At the end of the day it's a car and you can teach them to tidy up after themselves. PLUS with her happy in a big car, you can then get a toy for yourself!!! (Listen to what I say not as I do as I'm still waiting on the toy!! Lol)
Yeah don't get me wrong I'm being totally selfish but I work hard for that car and it's my company car allowance that pays for it. It's like my bit of reward for all the hard work and long hours. But on weekends as a family we naturally go in the Q7.

But the estate is what my wife choose as her little family run about, I'm just making her stick to it.

She will use the Q7 though when she needs it. Like ikea and if she has a trip to centre Parcs with her friends and needs the boot space. I'm not a total knob lol.

I love that car though it's my baby. Besides hers is a manual and I don't do manuals 🖓🖓

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L3nnox
03-07-2016, 12:11 PM
Get it!! I bought her a GTD (for me) best car we have had! Saying that I'm looking at but her another SUV to get my 535d off of her...

Nemo78
03-07-2016, 04:14 PM
Guys just be wary of the alloygators...I looked in to them pretty extensively when my parents bought a Qashqai.

May not actually affect any of the Q wheels but if there's was diamond cut and it's not worth it as any grit etc getting in between can actually cause more damage and damage you wouldn't necessarily see until too late.

Gyro
03-07-2016, 04:35 PM
Guys just be wary of the alloygators...I looked in to them pretty extensively when my parents bought a Qashqai.

May not actually affect any of the Q wheels but if there's was diamond cut and it's not worth it as any grit etc getting in between can actually cause more damage and damage you wouldn't necessarily see until too late.

According to the my salesman at Audi only the 22s are diamond cut but I reckon the turbines look like they may be too?

satyp
03-07-2016, 05:10 PM
Guys just be wary of the alloygators...I looked in to them pretty extensively when my parents bought a Qashqai.

May not actually affect any of the Q wheels but if there's was diamond cut and it's not worth it as any grit etc getting in between can actually cause more damage and damage you wouldn't necessarily see until too late.




I better get more involved ... about what diamond cutting process etc actually is then..  , I know alloys some corrode quicker than the other..

So it can actually damage tyres &/or some Audi alloy itself or both? :-0

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satyp
03-07-2016, 05:13 PM
According to the my salesman at Audi only the 22s are diamond cut but I reckon the turbines look like they may be too?
For future ref.. do you know if there is an easier way to suss diamond cut by any chance other than salesperson ..

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satyp
03-07-2016, 05:17 PM
The kids specced our exterior Q.. it will look like so...


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Really fed up if waiting now though and have just switched off literally.. all the hype be dead.. Hoping it all gets sparked up again when it's here..!! 😞

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Gyro
03-07-2016, 06:14 PM
For future ref.. do you know if there is an easier way to suss diamond cut by any chance other than salesperson ..

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It's relatively easy to spot if you have diamond cut wheels as the face looks very shiny like bare alloy with very faint lines under the lacquer, and often have a different colour on the insides of the spokes.
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I haven't seen any of the Q7 wheels up close so not sure if they conform to the above. I'm always wary of what salesmen say when it comes to stuff like this.

Q7newbie
04-07-2016, 01:46 AM
I'm am starting to pass a few now around my area but always a man in the car... I let my wife drive mine for the first time yesterday lol. She went to ikea in Southampton.

I very quietly checked the car when she got back. Particularly the wheels she loves kerbing wheels.

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I bet she'd "love" punishing you too for that comment. Hahaha

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Q7newbie
04-07-2016, 01:48 AM
Probably tempting fate but I think the 20" wheels should be quite hard to kerb. [emoji850]
Shhhhh! Where a woman that isn't a die hard petrolhead is involved, even wheels with a 55" side profile are still ripe for curbing.

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bjc2974
04-07-2016, 10:38 AM
Sweet. Have just ordered same colour and wheels...

satyp
04-07-2016, 10:29 PM
Sweet. Have just ordered same colour and wheels...
Black?

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bjc2974
05-07-2016, 12:31 AM
I actually am getting "night black". Is that the same?

Skippy73
05-07-2016, 06:01 AM
I got night black as I was at my limit when ordering the car and didn't want to pay for paint lol.

I love it though so far but you have to wash it with kit gloves or the swirl marks will show and the high gloss will appear dull.

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bjc2974
05-07-2016, 08:11 AM
Yes I'm onto it. Have mine booked in for full Paint Protection Film and Opticoat coating....

Nemo78
07-07-2016, 01:21 PM
Pitch (& co)

Wanna give my Q a clean [emoji23]

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The beast is back and that was only dirt...http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160707/6a155f152e1162a29add5e2d939e0fcc.jpg

pitch3110
07-07-2016, 05:48 PM
Phew......that's better.

satyp
11-07-2016, 01:54 PM
Guys just be wary of the alloygators...I looked in to them pretty extensively when my parents bought a Qashqai.

May not actually affect any of the Q wheels but if there's was diamond cut and it's not worth it as any grit etc getting in between can actually cause more damage and damage you wouldn't necessarily see until too late.


This actually helped me.. As the company I had actually asked to put these on would have actually gone ahead and put them on after telling me I had diamond Cuts in the Q7. It's only because had read this I asked him about the potentially of damage/corrosion etc. At which point he said I would expect some and it is upto me If I want to go ahead and put them on rather advise me of it from the outset.

Luckily the Goodyear Eagles that came on this ar quite think and should offer some protection against the dreaded inevitable kerbing

So Thanks a bundle man!!


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Skippy73
16-07-2016, 01:02 PM
I'll tell you 2 things I hate when cleaning my car:

First is I am the only person who has cleaned that car since I got it and when you are the only one who touches it you know every mark, every blemish on that car and each week you wash you find a new little mark, stone chip or scratch that upsets you [emoji26]
The second thing is I hate water streaks and I find I get them under the wing mirrors, each end of the Crome roof rails and the rear bumper corners where the low reflective lights sit. I dry the car all looks good come back am hour later and water has run out and down from all of these places and it drys and leaves a water mark. Hate it lol


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Big_D_80
16-07-2016, 06:46 PM
I'll tell you 2 things I hate when cleaning my car:

First is I am the only person who has cleaned that car since I got it and when you are the only one who touches it you know every mark, every blemish on that car and each week you wash you find a new little mark, stone chip or scratch that upsets you [emoji26]
The second thing is I hate water streaks and I find I get them under the wing mirrors, each end of the Crome roof rails and the rear bumper corners where the low reflective lights sit. I dry the car all looks good come back am hour later and water has run out and down from all of these places and it drys and leaves a water mark. Hate it lol


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i am with 100%. My experience is exactly the same. I just spent 1.5hrs cleaning mine and I've spotted at least 5 new blemishes and stone chips. :(
Ditto with the watermarks too.

maxw
16-07-2016, 07:43 PM
i am with 100%. My experience is exactly the same. I just spent 1.5hrs cleaning mine and I've spotted at least 5 new blemishes and stone chips. :(
Ditto with the watermarks too.

if you really hate water marks there is garden hose filters
they say you don't even need to dry car and they really do work
the more you pay the better the Finnish
the best is the car spotless
hope this makes an interesting look

http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/aqua-gleam/0ppm-de-ionising-water-filter-12.aspx

Refillable 0ppm Water Filter (7 litre) RG-Filter-7L (http://www.raceglaze.co.uk/race-glaze/400-litre-0ppm-car-washing-filter/)

http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/cgi-bin/ecom.cgi?Command=ShowProduct&db_pid=1084

CR Spotless - Spotless deionized water system (http://crspotless.co.uk/spotless-deionised-water-system/cr-spotless/)

M

Skippy73
16-07-2016, 07:51 PM
if you really hate water marks there is garden hose filters
they say you don't even need to dry car and they really do work
the more you pay the better the Finnish
the best is the car spotless
hope this makes an interesting look

http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/aqua-gleam/0ppm-de-ionising-water-filter-12.aspx

Refillable 0ppm Water Filter (7 litre) RG-Filter-7L (http://www.raceglaze.co.uk/race-glaze/400-litre-0ppm-car-washing-filter/)

Message (http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/cgi-bin/ecom.cgi?Command=ShowProduct&db_pid=1084)

CR Spotless - Spotless deionized water system (http://crspotless.co.uk/spotless-deionised-water-system/cr-spotless/)

M

Shut up!!!! Wow I did not know that. Brilliant thanks Max


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maxw
16-07-2016, 08:20 PM
There is loads out there on eBay etc but they are the better ones

am going to get one me self

really there better used as a rinse rather than through a pressure washer
it's not really needed to wash just the final rinse plus it saves the resin and lasts much longer

there is also you tube clips you you look them up

M

srbsq7
16-07-2016, 08:27 PM
Since the siramik coat went on, I've found watermarks are less of an issue as the seem to sit on top of the coating and seem to dust off the surface with a gentle wipe with the soft drying towel.

satyp
17-07-2016, 12:20 AM
Shut up!!!! Wow I did not know that. Brilliant thanks Max


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Hi

I'm hoping to to keep this car Self cleaned " home as opposed to car washes and involve kids somehow too early on (Two bucket education :-0 coming for them - they gona HATE ME)


In any case... Also Checkout the "Re: What Mitt? - THREAD" - post #6


had posted this @89.99 as it appears to be a tad more versatile in terms of application and use


Aqua Gleam Car Wash Water Filter 30ppm: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike (http://amzn.to/29LPbeN)

Enjoy 'N all the best the best re- spotlessness it is a REALLLLLLlllll PAIN! as I realised trying to sell the last one myself, it drys so quickly.. so will be getting the above system as can't adapt te CR Spotless as would have been my 1st choice.. but it is also suited for professionals which I am far from

satyp
17-07-2016, 12:26 AM
what has your detailer (if done by them) said about the longevity of water repulsion 9 months or longer with Siramik? if you dont mind can I ask what the initial outlay cost for Siramik application for the whole vehicle ...

satyp
17-07-2016, 12:30 AM
Off Topic: - Does anyone know how to follow the base 4M Q7 thread on TAPATALK , I'm not sure it always works, I miss quite a few threads if din't log in via pc most of the time??? ... & I keep telling myself I will make a gr8 techie :-0

maxw
17-07-2016, 01:38 AM
Off Topic: - Does anyone know how to follow the base 4M Q7 thread on TAPATALK , I'm not sure it always works, I miss quite a few threads if din't log in via pc most of the time??? ... & I keep telling myself I will make a gr8 techie :-0

I click on forum at the top of the page

Scroll down to model specific

then click Audi sponsored by tutts

then click on Q7
then click 4m

if your logged in then the newer topics are at the top of page also the unread will be highlighted in a darker grey

M

maxw
17-07-2016, 01:46 AM
Shut up!!!! Wow I did not know that. Brilliant thanks Max


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have you tried them on flea bay as you can get them filters 20 cheaper

let us all know how you get on with it?

Aqua Gleam 0ppm De-ionising Water Filter Car / Window Wash With Hose Fittings | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aqua-Gleam-0ppm-De-ionising-Water-Filter-Car-Window-Wash-With-Hose-Fittings-/262526596509?hash=item3d1fcdf59d:g:bZ4AAOSwGtNXiPN 1)

the spotless one I like the idea you can wheel in the shed in winter rather than screw to the wall neat idea but rather dear for once twice a week use

look forward to hearing your views

M

satyp
17-07-2016, 01:59 AM
have you tried them on flea bay as you can get them filters 20 cheaper

let us all know how you get on with it?

Aqua Gleam 0ppm De-ionising Water Filter Car / Window Wash With Hose Fittings | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aqua-Gleam-0ppm-De-ionising-Water-Filter-Car-Window-Wash-With-Hose-Fittings-/262526596509?hash=item3d1fcdf59d:g:bZ4AAOSwGtNXiPN 1)

the spotless one I like the idea you can wheel in the shed in winter rather than screw to the wall neat idea but rather dear for once twice a week use

look forward to hearing your views

M
No way ..wonder why flea~bay that much lower.. Didn't think to look there for this one as ot goes.. Will dig a little deeper as def going to put one on the multi hose which at the back of the property.. I hope it has a good use rate however.....

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srbsq7
17-07-2016, 06:52 AM
Off Topic: - Does anyone know how to follow the base 4M Q7 thread on TAPATALK , I'm not sure it always works, I miss quite a few threads if din't log in via pc most of the time??? ... & I keep telling myself I will make a gr8 techie :-0

Have you got it ticked on the main forum page as per this pic:

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160717/b0321cfdebe4e4fe23ffdb9fd3a1c0d2.png

srbsq7
17-07-2016, 07:04 AM
what has your detailer (if done by them) said about the longevity of water repulsion 9 months or longer with Siramik? if you dont mind can I ask what the initial outlay cost for Siramik application for the whole vehicle ...

He said about 2 years for normal use / parked outside etc

Cost was 400 for the new car protection (Inc interior) and an extra 275 for the Siramik. I also went for the additional Diamas Professionali coating which added 175. Car was with him for 3 days.

satyp
17-07-2016, 08:01 AM
Have you got it ticked on the main forum page as per this pic:

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160717/b0321cfdebe4e4fe23ffdb9fd3a1c0d2.png
Nah..tried searching for but comes out as individuals topics ..

Take i need to find the main forum ...q7 2016 and follow in tapatalk..

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satyp
17-07-2016, 08:18 AM
Have you got it ticked on the main forum page as per this pic:

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160717/b0321cfdebe4e4fe23ffdb9fd3a1c0d2.png
Thanks again.. Found it didn't realise I had browse to it from the main vw forum [emoji15]

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satyp
22-07-2016, 10:12 PM
So it's back and obviously looks clean but maybe somehow the colour doesn't do justice to the GTECHNIQ SERUM + EXO

Regardless , for me this was one of those necessary evils or mistakes for lack of a better word. My 1st big dive into the detailing world.



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satyp
22-07-2016, 10:14 PM
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Skippy73
22-07-2016, 10:15 PM
Mate that looks amazing why do you think it the photos don't do it justice. Looks fantastic


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satyp
22-07-2016, 10:26 PM
So just one questions for those. who are detailing veterans.

What sort if finish should I be expecting on detailing or Gtechniq Serum + Exo finishing ?

Found this residue all over so have asked the detailer just now..

Also if I brush my finger from side to side I can see some scratches eventually as fingers bit tough and rough from gardening last few days..

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And almost some white residue from edges of the rear lights..

Hail Hail.. So much for the 1st experience in detailing


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satyp
22-07-2016, 10:30 PM
Mate that looks amazing why do you think it the photos don't do it justice. Looks fantastic


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I does look amazing.. But may be I have watched too many Gtechniq videos in Red and brighter colours lol..

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srbsq7
22-07-2016, 11:31 PM
I does look amazing.. But may be I have watched too many Gtechniq videos in Red and brighter colours lol..

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I didn't realise how good it was until I washed it myself for the first time. Dirt falls off it and stays cleaner for much longer.

3 weeks since the last wash and from 10 yards side on it looks spot on. It's only when you look across the bonnet that you think it needs a clean!

On top of that, the coating should provide a decent layer of protection. Bird sh1te on mine just flakes off instead of seeming like its been bonded with superglue!

srbsq7
22-07-2016, 11:33 PM
What colour did you go for? Was it the ink blue? That was my original choice and then changed at the last minute. Looks amazing in some of those pics, really see the blue coming through.

satyp
23-07-2016, 07:10 AM
What colour did you go for? Was it the ink blue? That was my original choice and then changed at the last minute. Looks amazing in some of those pics, really see the blue coming through.
Kids went from silver floret to Daytona to black and settled with Blue (Ink)

Mrs saw (YouTube) and wanted a Sepang?? Type Q5 not Sepang but also not available on Q7 in UK apparently.

[emoji16] [emoji1]

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maxw
23-07-2016, 01:49 PM
Satyp

thats not good mate ok it's only a clean up but should of been done by elite

the paintwork looks stunning but the finish sucks

what your seeing is the dry Cristals I do wonder if it was done when it was to hot

i see this when I done me own car but mainly round the bottle lid after it dried up around the cap
i don't know why your seeing it over the car like you are
i don't think it will be any prob for you and as you said when you washed it the water sheets like crazy

IF YOU HAVE WORRIES CONTACK GTECNIQ DIRECT AND ASK THEM RATHER THAN ELITE THINK ROB IS THE GO TO ASK GUY

if there is any mist marks you should see it

if it's been over applied it the paintwork will feel sticky

when the car is clean and free from water
run your fingers over the paint
It should feel like glass very smooth with no lumps and not grabby should feel very slick

really hope this helps you?

does look stunning mind and Gtechniq and exo is really top stuff

M

maxw
23-07-2016, 02:42 PM
Just a quick not for you guys on cleaning

if your after a good but cheap pressure washer and in my eyes super value I've had one a while and great to put away also as has a hose real

this weekend end Robert dyers has this with 50 off

but it don't stop there they also have 20% off this weekend and think that inc this

so about 279 and inc free delivery

think they retail at 449 so huge saving

Kärcher K5 Premium Full Control Home Pressure Washer | Robert Dyas (http://www.robertdyas.co.uk/karcher-k5-premium-full-control-home-pressure-washer)

hope this helps

M

Chris Jerman
23-07-2016, 09:41 PM
Hi

I'm hoping to to keep this car Self cleaned " home as opposed to car washes and involve kids somehow too early on (Two bucket education :-0 coming for them - they gona HATE ME)


In any case... Also Checkout the "Re: What Mitt? - THREAD" - post #6


had posted this @89.99 as it appears to be a tad more versatile in terms of application and use


Aqua Gleam Car Wash Water Filter 30ppm: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike (http://amzn.to/29LPbeN)

Enjoy 'N all the best the best re- spotlessness it is a REALLLLLLlllll PAIN! as I realised trying to sell the last one myself, it drys so quickly.. so will be getting the above system as can't adapt te CR Spotless as would have been my 1st choice.. but it is also suited for professionals which I am far from



Just bought ones of these, fantastic bit of kit , quick wash with wash and wax then rinse followed by rinse with filtered water and the car looks better than when I've just waxed it , never seen it shine so much :-)

maxw
23-07-2016, 09:54 PM
Really glad you got on ok with it

and you had good results

did you dry it at all'? Or just rinse then left to dry'?

M

Chris Jerman
24-07-2016, 08:51 AM
Really glad you got on ok with it

and you had good results

did you dry it at all'? Or just rinse then left to dry'?

M


Just rinse , drying is when I tend to pick up a bit of missed dirt and cause swirls so hopefully this filter will help loads in preserving the long term shine

satyp
24-07-2016, 11:34 PM
Satyp

thats not good mate ok it's only a clean up but should of been done by elite

the paintwork looks stunning but the finish sucks

what your seeing is the dry Cristals I do wonder if it was done when it was to hot

i see this when I done me own car but mainly round the bottle lid after it dried up around the cap
i don't know why your seeing it over the car like you are
i don't think it will be any prob for you and as you said when you washed it the water sheets like crazy

IF YOU HAVE WORRIES CONTACK GTECNIQ DIRECT AND ASK THEM RATHER THAN ELITE THINK ROB IS THE GO TO ASK GUY

if there is any mist marks you should see it

if it's been over applied it the paintwork will feel sticky

when the car is clean and free from water
run your fingers over the paint
It should feel like glass very smooth with no lumps and not grabby should feel very slick

really hope this helps you?

does look stunning mind and Gtechniq and exo is really top stuff

M
Thanks for the tip on contacting Rob direct.. Awesome, certainly would make more sense as these guys are approved or so I'm lead to believe..

Earlier that day I only got the below responses as I e-mailed straight away as wasn't sure what to expect at all.. :-0

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Will need to see what to expect after 1st clean up when mrs back after short lids2 break..hopefully I should have me cleaning gear all ready too!..

The only thing I was really worked or worried was seeing scratches being made by my rough fingers when rubbing on the paintwork circular motion to check[emoji47] [emoji19] also easy to see smudge marks currently from kids touching the gleam where ever they can reach every time they run out . [emoji15] [emoji47]



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satyp
24-07-2016, 11:39 PM
Just bought ones of these, fantastic bit of kit , quick wash with wash and wax then rinse followed by rinse with filtered water and the car looks better than when I've just waxed it , never seen it shine so much :-)

Oh wow this good 👍 to know now esp as the car is back from detailing and I still ain't got me cleaning **** and packs together fully as yet .. Need to finalise on detailing finish spray maybe meguiars buckets and cloths

The last time I read the Amazon guide on how to guide about using it it mentioned sparingly etc.. So wasn't sure how many uses times it lasts etc.. So guess it's staying in the cart.. Although ebay is at 69.99 last I checked via maxw update


Hopefully you can leave just to dry without having to rinse based on what the Amazon product detail says。。..

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Chris Jerman
25-07-2016, 08:25 AM
Hopefully you can leave just to dry without having to rinse based on what the Amazon product detail says。。..

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It's the rinse I use it for , the wash and first rinse I just use normal water to preserve the filter life , I was careful to make sure it never started to dry before the final filtered rinse , maybe better to wash late in the evening as keeping it wet on such a big car is easier said than done ! Took me about twenty minutes to pressure wash , two bucket sponge wash , rinse and then filtered rinse , used to take an hour as I would always have to aqua wax and dry before to get a decent finish . Not sure how long filter will last yet but some of the cost will be ofset from reduced use of aqua wax

maxw
25-07-2016, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the tip on contacting Rob direct.. Awesome, certainly would make more sense as these guys are approved or so I'm lead to believe..

Earlier that day I only got the below responses as I e-mailed straight away as wasn't sure what to expect at all.. :-0

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Will need to see what to expect after 1st clean up when mrs back after short lids2 break..hopefully I should have me cleaning gear all ready too!..

The only thing I was really worked or worried was seeing scratches being made by my rough fingers when rubbing on the paintwork circular motion to check[emoji47] [emoji19] also easy to see smudge marks currently from kids touching the gleam where ever they can reach every time they run out . [emoji15] [emoji47]



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I understand what there saying as I said the same

but the thing that's not good is the fact they didn't clean up all the bits via a vac etc it's the finish that's really poor

as for machine polish as far as I know the car was prob machine befor the Gtechniq goes on but they wouldn't of machine polished the car after the Gtechniq was aplyed

like you say it's no big job to clean but no reason why they shouldn't of clean the bits up that's just down to poor service hey'?

but you will be really pleased you had it done mate

M

satyp
25-07-2016, 02:52 PM
I understand what there saying as I said the same

but the thing that's not good is the fact they didn't clean up all the bits via a vac etc it's the finish that's really poor

as for machine polish as far as I know the car was prob machine befor the Gtechniq goes on but they wouldn't of machine polished the car after the Gtechniq was aplyed

like you say it's no big job to clean but no reason why they shouldn't of clean the bits up that's just down to poor service hey'?

but you will be really pleased you had it done mate

M
#Defo pleased with finish.. Just not the #Detail [emoji15] [emoji47]

Agree P.P.S .. Family run business..

Lessons Learnt:

Want something done property always do it yourself. Even paying 1k doesn't buy you quality these days ai..

Guess I already know all this but must admit was compelled to get the protection and finish this time round. [emoji33]

Time will tell..

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maxw
25-07-2016, 03:09 PM
Oh wow this good  to know now esp as the car is back from detailing and I still ain't got me cleaning **** and packs together fully as yet .. Need to finalise on detailing finish spray maybe meguiars buckets and cloths

The last time I read the Amazon guide on how to guide about using it it mentioned sparingly etc.. So wasn't sure how many uses times it lasts etc.. So guess it's staying in the cart.. Although ebay is at 69.99 last I checked via “maxw” update


Hopefully you can leave just to dry without having to rinse based on what the Amazon product detail says。。..

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im still looking into this in a big way and not sure what route to go

you have the inline cheap ish through away inline de-iron

or the bigger DI vessel

this is like (and can only describe) like a fire extingisher vessel

they can be had in a few sizes 5lit 11lit etc and there full of resin and last.a year or so once used just empty and refill with resin

on the top they just simple have a in and out hose connection and can be used with pressure washers snow foam

but another big thing fill your two wash bucket up as this don't often help when washing the water often start to dry up

the DI vessel filter is far more affective you norm stand by the tap connect a hose to the tap and other end your hose

the bigger the vessel the longer it lasts but also works quicker with the smaller ones you have to reduce the flow
from what I've seen the 11lit is best all rounder

11.7 Litre DI Resin Vessel & Fittings - For Pole Window Cleaning & Pure Water | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/11-7-Litre-DI-Resin-Vessel-Fittings-For-Pole-Window-Cleaning-Pure-Water-/231743896947?hash=item35f5033d73:g:zY4AAMXQxU9R-7DL)

or do a search and your prob find even cheaper but there very good in what they do
even window cleaner use thease for there Pole's or run water through and store in a large tank

a real worth while envestment in my eyes
and like above have quoted you save prob an hour spec on a big car ie Q7 by not drying and less likely to scratch your car and add swirl marks
so really it's a no brainier

just my view

M

pitch3110
29-07-2016, 12:07 AM
Don't get me wrong I can be a right tart regards to detailing having a Megs DA polisher and product to do the whole stage thing but today I have used Megs Carnuba Quick Wax again and for a quick fix it is absolutely brilliant on solid black. Super easy to apply and take off with no marling or haze what so ever. Highly recommended.

Maths DA is available if anyone fancies doing a proper job.

Pitch

maxw
29-07-2016, 12:12 PM
Don't get me wrong I can be a right tart regards to detailing having a Megs DA polisher and product to do the whole stage thing but today I have used Megs Carnuba Quick Wax again and for a quick fix it is absolutely brilliant on solid black. Super easy to apply and take off with no marling or haze what so ever. Highly recommended.

Maths DA is available if anyone fancies doing a proper job.

Pitch

what model Megs DA do you have'? As was getting the MT320 but wanted to know what it was like'?

M

maxw
29-07-2016, 12:50 PM
Guys

if you don't already know

30% off euro car pats till Sunday fill ya boots

loads of tools car parts oil battery jacks axle stands chargers etc

and they sell the whole maguirs range of polish wash wax etc

Euro Car Parts | The UK's Number 1 Provider of Car Parts Online and In Store (http://www.eurocarparts.com/)

M

Skippy73
31-07-2016, 09:18 PM
So after recommending the yeti wash mit mine has fallen apart for the second time after a month of use 4 washes. That's happened twice now my wash mit now looks like this

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160731/4d45e1a9abf02b583e8b100dd30ba6e9.jpg

Those who have one, how has yours been holding up?




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andyhud007
31-07-2016, 09:50 PM
No way! I've only used mine once so can't really comment but that doesn't seem good?

Skippy73
31-07-2016, 09:55 PM
No way! I've only used mine once so can't really comment but that doesn't seem good?

Second one too. Other one did the same. I waved it out after each wash then left it to dry out a little as the instructions said don't let it dry out completely. Then I placed it in a zip lock bag. Not sure where I went wrong?


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srbsq7
31-07-2016, 10:08 PM
So after recommending the yeti wash mit mine has fallen apart for the second time after a month of use 4 washes. That's happened twice now my wash mit now looks like this

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160731/4d45e1a9abf02b583e8b100dd30ba6e9.jpg

Those who have one, how has yours been holding up?




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Oh dear! Mine has done 3 washes and doesn't look much different to new when wet.

Here's a pic with it still damp in the sealed bag - last used a week ago.

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pitch3110
31-07-2016, 11:42 PM
what model Megs DA do you have'? As was getting the MT320 but wanted to know what it was like'?

M

You are more than welcome to give mine a whirl M when you have a weekend free.

Pitch

maxw
01-08-2016, 05:28 PM
You are more than welcome to give mine a whirl M when you have a weekend free.

Pitch

Thanks Pitch most kind of you I was in Yarmouth on the weekend too as the other half lives there

ive already brought the megs DA now lol so hope it's ok
just need a few pointers on how to use it

where is the name Pitch from any chance HELICOPTERS?

just brought this also to wash and rince the car so I can get spot free drying to save time
plus can also clean the house windows with it lol

you can either use the resin bags like shown or use loose resin works the same as the fire extingisher type Di but with this you can change the resin easy can also add wheels and it won't fall over either like the tall slim Di bottles and quick connect std hose fittings so can store in the shed it's not the cheapest but more versatile and like I said ideal for cleaning windows too you can buy Pole's and water fed brushes to do just that and can clean the upstairs with out a ladder and as water is soft no need to wipe or dry

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pitch3110
01-08-2016, 09:08 PM
Looks the biz and I will make Mrs P aware as she may find it useful for her Windows ������

Nothing to do with choppers M, it's my name don't wear it out.

Pitch

maxw
01-08-2016, 09:25 PM
I fly the model helicopters I have flown on the football pitch behind pleasurewood hills just down the road from the old entry to pleasure wood hills you know it?

satyp
01-08-2016, 09:50 PM
Thanks Pitch most kind of you I was in Yarmouth on the weekend too as the other half lives there

ive already brought the megs DA now lol so hope it's ok
just need a few pointers on how to use it

where is the name Pitch from any chance HELICOPTERS?

just brought this also to wash and rince the car so I can get spot free drying to save time
plus can also clean the house windows with it lol

you can either use the resin bags like shown or use loose resin works the same as the fire extingisher type Di but with this you can change the resin easy can also add wheels and it won't fall over either like the tall slim Di bottles and quick connect std hose fittings so can store in the shed it's not the cheapest but more versatile and like I said ideal for cleaning windows too you can buy Pole's and water fed brushes to do just that and can clean the upstairs with out a ladder and as water is soft no need to wipe or dry

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Awesome stuff maxw.. really So what was damage on this portable/versatile system that lasts obviously?..

I was hopping to look into the keen last resin bast blue filter either you or someone posted on here..

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maxw
01-08-2016, 10:19 PM
Awesome stuff maxw.. really So what was damage on this portable/versatile system that lasts obviously?..

I was hopping to look into the keen last resin bast blue filter either you or someone posted on here..

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There around 214 that inc resin and a TDS water hardness meeter bags of resin are around 25 or you can use much cheaper loose resin

like I say not cheap but very good you can change resin in les than 3 min

plus the water flow is better and resin is better used due to the special flow of water through the resin

the other style Di changing resin plus the mess would take prob half hour

photo below is the bigger 2 bag one but shows the features

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satyp
01-08-2016, 10:28 PM
There around 214 that inc resin and a TDS water hardness meeter bags of resin are around 25 or you can use much cheaper loose resin

like I say not cheap but very good you can change resin in les than 3 min

plus the water flow is better and resin is better used due to the special flow of water through the resin

the other style Di changing resin plus the mess would take prob half hour

photo below is the bigger 2 bag one but shows the features

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Mate as long bit works consistently the 215 ish with initial resin bag? outlay is still good.. as opposed to paying 500-600 for something you use twice a month realistically.. IMO I think this will just pay for itself after 6 months for so..

Esp with average window cleaning at approximately 20-25 for a four bed prop in some suburbs..

Will be looking into this.. hopefully you can update us it's use over next couple of months..

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maxw
02-08-2016, 12:35 AM
I sure will keep you updated for sure

if you wanted it as a kit for window cleaning as well it's just under 295

this reaches upto 6meters (20ft)


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satyp
02-08-2016, 07:44 AM
Will def need to look into more as the thing is I have already had the K2 Larger system.. will nice to just have a filter at under 100 bucks else I'll be doubling up with toys and the n will need look at storing in an already brimming shed 😕😯

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satyp
02-08-2016, 11:59 AM
They rekon the resin bags should last 600 litres??, should be interesting to know if they have a shelf life too , if not used for 18 odd months for eg or if they resin could jsut be stored away, @30 appx not that pricey but if the don't last that long then it could add up.

As you seem to have one and know a bit more about DI systems, can the little D12 be fit on the wall permanently and the hosted connected to the katche for example to use the DI water that way instead ?

Thanks

maxw
02-08-2016, 02:32 PM
Not sure on the shelf life of resin I do know they come in a seal bucket rather than a bag

as far as I know the resin is no different to the other resin that's used in any Di system just comes in there own bag for easy change but you can just buy cheap loose resin of your choice and still easy to change loose as it's not got a narrow neck like the other Di bottles
just the case of remove the lid and turn up side down to tip resin out then refill

you could fit to the wall IE via a self and the unint would have to sit upright

as for resin lasting that's down to water flow and hardness of water

they do include a disc with a small hole in so you can restrict the flow

like any Di system the more water through it and faster flow will use the resin quicker

when you snow foam a car you use the lower flow on the Karcher k series so ideal

some people just use a Di to rince the car off

your be better than me as the water in your area is softer than Ipswich will try find out about shelf life

M

srbsq7
30-09-2016, 11:14 AM
So after recommending the yeti wash mit mine has fallen apart for the second time after a month of use 4 washes. That's happened twice now my wash mit now looks like this

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160731/4d45e1a9abf02b583e8b100dd30ba6e9.jpg

Those who have one, how has yours been holding up?




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Well Skippy, mine lasted a bit longer but when I cleaned the car on Wednesday, it started to disintegrate! Took ages to clear the bits of mitt off the drive afterwards! The one I use for the lower parts of the car also came apart :(

What mitt have you replaced it with? Has it lasted any better?

maxw
30-09-2016, 11:43 AM
From reading different posts etc and also using these myself

the best ones are

dooka wash pad. Washing and Drying | Car Detailing Products, Supplies and Services Northampton | dooka (http://dooka.co.uk/washing-drying)
wo wo wash mit https://wo-wo.co.uk/collections/wo-wo-car-detailing-products
gtechniq wash mit. WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt | WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt | Gtechniq.com (http://gtechniq.com/products/auto/wm2-microfibre-wash-mitt)

Depending on the style you like some like mitt some like pads
ive been using the dooka and woo woo for past 6 months and been washed a few times

Discount code for 5% off dooka DW5
Discount code for 20% off woo woo DETWO20

woo woo do some great microfibres packs I'm also using and the small drying towel is ideal for wheels and door shuts etc

hope this helps

M

srbsq7
30-09-2016, 12:52 PM
From reading different posts etc and also using these myself

the best ones are

dooka wash pad. Washing and Drying | Car Detailing Products, Supplies and Services Northampton | dooka (http://dooka.co.uk/washing-drying)
wo wo wash mit https://wo-wo.co.uk/collections/wo-wo-car-detailing-products
gtechniq wash mit. WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt | WM2 Microfibre Wash Mitt | Gtechniq.com (http://gtechniq.com/products/auto/wm2-microfibre-wash-mitt)

Depending on the style you like some like mitt some like pads
ive been using the dooka and woo woo for past 6 months and been washed a few times

Discount code for 5% off dooka DW5
Discount code for 20% off woo woo DETWO20

woo woo do some great microfibres packs I'm also using and the small drying towel is ideal for wheels and door shuts etc

hope this helps

M

Thanks Max - appreciate the discount codes too! I've placed an order :D

They also stocked the Car Pro Reset / Reload products my detailer had recommended so not a cheap 15 minutes in the end!!

maxw
30-09-2016, 09:23 PM
Thanks Max - appreciate the discount codes too! I've placed an order :D

They also stocked the Car Pro Reset / Reload products my detailer had recommended so not a cheap 15 minutes in the end!!

i know what you mean I hate to think how much I've spent on things

if you ever need stuff have a bunch of discount codes for different car cleaning stuff

glad I could help

M

srbsq7
30-09-2016, 10:04 PM
Thanks Max

Just realised I forgot to add the wheel cleaner. Any recommendations? Currently using Auto Finesse Imperial.

Skippy's to blame here too ;-) I now get through more of the stuff since he showed pics of how he cleans the whole inside of the wheel (which I now do too)!

Thakey17
30-09-2016, 10:32 PM
Thanks Max

Just realised I forgot to add the wheel cleaner. Any recommendations? Currently using Auto Finesse Imperial.

Skippy's to blame here too ;-) I now get through more of the stuff since he showed pics of how he cleans the whole inside of the wheel (which I now do too)!

Is Imperial not very good then? That's possibly the only Auto Finesse product that I haven't got. I need some new wheel cleaner so would be interested to hear what recommendations others have.


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srbsq7
30-09-2016, 10:43 PM
Is Imperial not very good then? That's possibly the only Auto Finesse product that I haven't got. I need some new wheel cleaner so would be interested to hear what recommendations others have.


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Not had any issue with it other that the bottle could be bigger. I don't do high mileage so I've been cleaning the car after about 500 miles each time and it's been easy to clean the wheel - I think the detailer did coat the alloys too which probably helps.

As much as I sometimes regret upgrading the wheels, they do look like they'll continue to look like new for the long haul. My old X5 had the 20" M Sport alloys that you see on most E70's and within 6 months the lacquer was coming away around the hub. I think I ended up with 4 or 5 full sets under warranty as a result.

Thakey17
30-09-2016, 11:00 PM
4 or 5 sets!!!!! That's unbelievable.

If you use Auto Finesse products then it's worth the drive over to them to collect as the guys there will really look after you on price. It's only about 15 mins from us.


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srbsq7
30-09-2016, 11:24 PM
It was good in that I never needed to worry about kerbing them! The last set took about 6 months to arrive as I think everyone was at it. I managed to get it approved just before the 3 year warranty ran out which meant when I sold it after 4 years, it had a mint set of alloys on it!

Just looked them up. Didn't realise they were so close. We go dog training in the same road and didn't realise they were there. [emoji106]

maxw
01-10-2016, 02:37 AM
Is Imperial not very good then? That's possibly the only Auto Finesse product that I haven't got. I need some new wheel cleaner so would be interested to hear what recommendations others have.


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I didn't norm use wheel cleaner to be honest

ive sealed mine with gtechniq C5 Buy Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour 15ml from Clean and Shiny (http://www.cleanandshiny.co.uk/brands/gtechniq/gtechniq-c5-15ml)
then I snow foam with Bilt hamber Auto Foam Bilt Hamber Auto Foam - 5 Litre (http://www.saverschoiceuk.com/bilt-hamber-auto-foam-5-litre.html)

and use me soapy water Bilt Hamber Auto Wash Shmapoo - 1 Litre **WAXSTOCK WEEKEND** (http://www.saverschoiceuk.com/bilt-hamber-auto-wash-shampoo-1-litre-waxstock-weekend.html)

and use the wheel woolies **PREMIUM** Wheel Woolies - New Style 3 Piece Wheel Cleaning Kit (http://www.saverschoiceuk.com/wheel-woolies-3-piece-wheel-cleaning-kit-premium-set.html)

And this Wheel Woolies 18" Caliper & Spoke Wheel Woolie Large (http://www.saverschoiceuk.com/wheel-woolies-18-caliper-spoke-wheel-woolie-large.html)

if I do use wheel cleaner the best stuff is Bilt hamber Auto-Wheel Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel Cleaner - 1 Litre (http://www.saverschoiceuk.com/bilt-hamber-auto-wheel-cleaner-1-litre.html)

Drying towel Liquid Elements Silverback XL Drying Towel (http://www.saverschoiceuk.com/automotive/washing-and-drying/liquid-elements-silverback-xl-drying-towel-krystal-kleen-detail.html)

Saver choice Discount code 10% DW10 and free shipping orders over 50 real good service

saver choice is the cheapest for Bilt stuff
and if I need to de con I use Bilt hamber korrosol (iron fall out remover)

or Carpro IRON X Carpro TAR X

BILT HAMBER has won countless awards

tHE wheel wool is are not cheap but trust me there the best and make cleaning the wheel so much easier
the angle wheel woolies I can do the back of me spokes and also the inside rim'superb brushes

carpro discount code DW75 10% discount
clean and shiny code DW10 10% discount (auto finesse stuff)

all the above are are the best and most popular
every one has there fav but if you ran a pole the above is the best choice and plus I've used all stores and currently use
all the above products

I'm worn out now and it's 2.30am so time for kip

hope this all helps guys

any other help discount codes best shops just ask I have tons due to can't sleep at night lol

M

maxw
01-10-2016, 02:43 AM
4 or 5 sets!!!!! That's unbelievable.

If you use Auto Finesse products then it's worth the drive over to them to collect as the guys there will really look after you on price. It's only about 15 mins from us.


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what part of Essex you from? And what shop do you get auto finesse stuff from and where are they?
just interested as I'm in Suffolk

M

Thakey17
01-10-2016, 07:08 AM
Thanks for all of the info Max. The discount codes will come in handy. I'm in Stansted so only about 15 mins from Buntingford where Auto Finesse are based. It's not a shop, it's their warehouse and distribution units. They will sell direct if you pop in. I'll try some of your recommendations I think.

Thanks.


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srbsq7
01-10-2016, 04:30 PM
Thanks Max, will file that list for the next order.

pitch3110
02-10-2016, 07:44 AM
Don't shoot me but my life is manic and i have not cleaned the Q7 for FOUR WEEKS..........

srbsq7
02-10-2016, 09:00 AM
Just don't be tempted to go to the car wash! You could end up doing a Roy Keane! [emoji23]

Thakey17
22-10-2016, 04:16 PM
Hi guys. I don't suppose Max or anyone else has any discount codes for "cleanyourcar.co.uk"? I'm about to buy a DA and some bits and bobs for it. Thinking about using Car Pro Essence for my prep prior to CQuartz. Anyone used it before?

Any help appreciated.


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maxw
22-10-2016, 04:25 PM
Hi guys. I don't suppose Max or anyone else has any discount codes for "cleanyourcar.co.uk"? I'm about to buy a DA and some bits and bobs for it. Thinking about using Car Pro Essence for my prep prior to CQuartz. Anyone used it before?

Any help appreciated.


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hi I've got a DW05 5% off for clean your car worth a try

depending on what DA your looking for? Is is a das pro? If so I might have a group buy code?

M

if your after a das-6 pro then 15% off group buy use code DAS6GROUPBUY

maxw
22-10-2016, 04:34 PM
[QUOTE=maxw;1034670]hi I've got a DW05 5% off for clean your car worth a try

depending on what DA your looking for? Is is a das pro? If so I might have a group buy code?

M

if your after a das-6 pro then 15% off group buy use code DAS6GROUPBUY

I think it only apply to just the das 6 pro on its own not a combo kit with polish and pads hope this helps?

Thakey17
22-10-2016, 04:45 PM
That's exactly what I'm after. You legend. It seems that's the best one for a novice that gives the best results. I'll give that code a go. [emoji6] Thanks mate.


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Thakey17
22-10-2016, 05:24 PM
Thanks Max. Just ordered. It knocked 15 off the polisher. Massive thanks. Gone with the Car Pro Essence and white quantum pad for the prep work pre sealant. Hope it all goes well. Fingers crossed. Starting to think I should have just sent it in to a detailers now..... ha ha. Going to take me a good while.


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maxw
22-10-2016, 08:34 PM
Glad all work ok and happy to help

i detailed all mine couple of weeks back had a couple of marks that I used meguires 105 then 205
i used orange hex logic with 105 and white hex logic with 205 I also used this to do the B pillars as they was shocking with swirl marks
on the B pillars I used 4" hex logic orange and white

then machined polish the whole car with hex logic white and built hamber cleaner polish

then by hand applied bilt hamber Finis-wax (2 coats)

M

ps I've heard good things about the scholl S40 black it's a all in one compound and polish

apart from the Bilt hamber cleaner polish if you use other polish always use cleaner fluid or panel wipe after polishing before waxing so you get a clean key

Thakey17
23-10-2016, 12:52 PM
Glad all work ok and happy to help

i detailed all mine couple of weeks back had a couple of marks that I used meguires 105 then 205
i used orange hex logic with 105 and white hex logic with 205 I also used this to do the B pillars as they was shocking with swirl marks
on the B pillars I used 4" hex logic orange and white

then machined polish the whole car with hex logic white and built hamber cleaner polish

then by hand applied bilt hamber Finis-wax (2 coats)

M

ps I've heard good things about the scholl S40 black it's a all in one compound and polish

apart from the Bilt hamber cleaner polish if you use other polish always use cleaner fluid or panel wipe after polishing before waxing so you get a clean key

Thanks Max.

That's great advice. I've been reading about CarPro Essence and it states that I don't need to use any IPA prior to CQuartz application. I do have some Eraser just in case.

Regards different backing plate sizes and smaller pads is it simply down to the size of the working area that dictates what size to use? I've ordered a 3 1/2" plate and 4" pad also.


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maxw
23-10-2016, 01:38 PM
Thanks Max.

That's great advice. I've been reading about CarPro Essence and it states that I don't need to use any IPA prior to CQuartz application. I do have some Eraser just in case.

Regards different backing plate sizes and smaller pads is it simply down to the size of the working area that dictates what size to use? I've ordered a 3 1/2" plate and 4" pad also.


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its mainly down to are of car being done
i.e. Bonnet use 5-6" pads and large area
B pillars parts of wings site of pano roof bumpers etc use 4"

no no reason why you can't use 4" for whole car just more work
the bigger the pad on larger areas ensures more that you have the pad flat and more even pressure plus quicker and more coverage

M

Thakey17
23-10-2016, 01:45 PM
That's great. Really appreciate it. I've got more useful info in a couple of replies from you than I'm able to find online. [emoji6] One last one for you. Do I need to use some kind of spray pad prime or lube? Can I use clay lube for this or just water? Or this this a myth, is the product enough lubrication?

Sorry to bombard you with this but you're the man in the know...... ha ha


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maxw
23-10-2016, 02:30 PM
That's great. Really appreciate it. I've got more useful info in a couple of replies from you than I'm able to find online. [emoji6] One last one for you. Do I need to use some kind of spray pad prime or lube? Can I use clay lube for this or just water? Or this this a myth, is the product enough lubrication?

Sorry to bombard you with this but you're the man in the know...... ha ha


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Ive tried both it depends on the polish your using the lube does help but can also throw the polish everywere if not carful

the biggest tip I can give you is make sure the polish is still wet don't work it dry as it will then mark

and another big thing make sure the pad don't get really hot as you can burn the paint then take your time
make sure the pad is clean and prime the pad and spread across the area to be worked

dont over load the pad with polish use 3 or 4 small pea size drops

to clean the pad odd time use a tooth brush if you don't have an air line

the lube I used was chemical guys but loads of others out there but just use one small spray if you use it

M

Gyro
27-10-2016, 10:09 AM
Thanks Pitch most kind of you I was in Yarmouth on the weekend too as the other half lives there

ive already brought the megs DA now lol so hope it's ok
just need a few pointers on how to use it

where is the name Pitch from any chance HELICOPTERS?

just brought this also to wash and rince the car so I can get spot free drying to save time
plus can also clean the house windows with it lol

you can either use the resin bags like shown or use loose resin works the same as the fire extingisher type Di but with this you can change the resin easy can also add wheels and it won't fall over either like the tall slim Di bottles and quick connect std hose fittings so can store in the shed it's not the cheapest but more versatile and like I said ideal for cleaning windows too you can buy Pole's and water fed brushes to do just that and can clean the upstairs with out a ladder and as water is soft no need to wipe or dry

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Folks, just resurrecting the water filter discussion. I'm thinking about getting one, but I have two questions: (1) I live in a soft water area so will I see any benefit? (2) I understand that rain can leave water spots when the car dries after the rain stops, so it there really any point using a water filter when washing it?

Cheers
Gyro

maxw
27-10-2016, 01:59 PM
Hi Gyro
ive not really seen rain spots only dirty sandy rain that looks a mess

as for water filter in a soft area if you wash your car and don't dry it and it leaves marks then yes your bennifit from a water filter

plus it's a win win as you have soft water your resin will last prob 3-4 times longer than mine as I live in one of the hardest water area

also if you wash your own windows a resin filter is great for that also

i only use the water filter to rinse me car off once washed hope this is of help
any more question feel free to ask

M

pitch3110
27-10-2016, 08:06 PM
I dream of living in a soft water area, I bet your hair is lovely hunky.

I really must must get my @rse into gear and spend some time on mine it's putrid �� But cannot bring myself to take it for a quicky up the Poles.

Does that Walkers crisp blue really show up the water marks???? If you think you have problems try living with solid black in the Waveney valley.

Trust all else is good buddies.

Pitch

maxw
27-10-2016, 08:15 PM
I'm good mate
your self? Don't see you on much

i know what you mean with black as last car was

blue does show the water marks the worst though is when the car is dusty then it rains

car looks a real pig lol my Q had a nice clean today

hope your well mate?

Gyro
27-10-2016, 08:18 PM
I dream of living in a soft water area, I bet your hair is lovely hunky.

I really must must get my @rse into gear and spend some time on mine it's putrid �� But cannot bring myself to take it for a quicky up the Poles.

Does that Walkers crisp blue really show up the water marks???? If you think you have problems try living with solid black in the Waveney valley.

Trust all else is good buddies.

Pitch

"Walkers crisp blue"! Now that made me literally "LOL"...I might send that onto the Audi marketing department!

I've not noticed any water spots yet. It's off in for a detail on 9 November so I'll be without it for five days, will ask the retailer what he thinks. Really want to keep it on tiptop condition but best intentions and all that. Plus my missus uses it Monday - Thursday whilst I'm in Aberdeen, and she always leaves it like a sh*thouse - it's been the root cause of many a tiff!

I bought some Gyeon Q2M wetcoat to include in the cleaning ritual so hopefully that will help keep her looking good.

pitch3110
27-10-2016, 08:56 PM
"Walkers crisp blue"! Now that made me literally "LOL"...I might send that onto the Audi marketing department!

I've not noticed any water spots yet. It's off in for a detail on 9 November so I'll be without it for five days, will ask the retailer what he thinks. Really want to keep it on tiptop condition but best intentions and all that. Plus my missus uses it Monday - Thursday whilst I'm in Aberdeen, and she always leaves it like a sh*thouse - it's been the root cause of many a tiff!

I bought some Gyeon Q2M wetcoat to include in the cleaning ritual so hopefully that will help keep her looking good.

No offence meant buddy, honestly.......

Good to hear I'm not the only one who has tiffs with the wife, thats mine that is not yours from Monday to Thursday. Funny thing is out all the cars I have had this is the first car that my wife just gets in and drives, all the rest she would never drive out of choice.

Mine was spotless for the first couple of months I was cleaning it twice a week, but I just have not had the time (yawn yawn I think you are all getting the message now....).

Why is the SQ back then??? I could have a troll round but my two finger are hurting too much...

Ta
Pitch

pitch3110
27-10-2016, 08:59 PM
Did I say I have been busy??????

pitch3110
27-10-2016, 08:59 PM
I'm good mate
your self? Don't see you on much

i know what you mean with black as last car was

blue does show the water marks the worst though is when the car is dusty then it rains

car looks a real pig lol my Q had a nice clean today

hope your well mate?

All is good buddy and yes I have been busy (there I go again...............)

Its a dark colour so guessing it is a pig although as you know not like solid black.

Shout when you are this way next and we can grab a coffee, rumour is you are buying.

Pitch

maxw
27-10-2016, 10:13 PM
All is good buddy and yes I have been busy (there I go again...............)

Its a dark colour so guessing it is a pig although as you know not like solid black.

Shout when you are this way next and we can grab a coffee, rumour is you are buying.

Pitch

You could be right there lol
you might be to busy lol so will just have to drink yours and leave you the empty cup :aargh4:

pitch3110
27-10-2016, 10:32 PM
You could be right there lol
you might be to busy lol so will just have to drink yours and leave you the empty cup :aargh4:


Love it....

maxw
27-10-2016, 11:38 PM
Love it....

'Forgot to add that's if you find your keys you should of brought keyless we all told you too ;)

Gyro
28-10-2016, 07:59 AM
No offence meant buddy, honestly.......

Good to hear I'm not the only one who has tiffs with the wife, thats mine that is not yours from Monday to Thursday. Funny thing is out all the cars I have had this is the first car that my wife just gets in and drives, all the rest she would never drive out of choice.

Mine was spotless for the first couple of months I was cleaning it twice a week, but I just have not had the time (yawn yawn I think you are all getting the message now....).

Why is the SQ back then??? I could have a troll round but my two finger are hurting too much...

Ta
Pitch

Hahaha none taken mate, thought it was very funny...!

If I'm reading your question right, it's not going into the dealers for five days, it's going to the detailer to get the works, full paint protection/sealant etc. Including the wheels and brake calipers painted. Drop off on the Wednesday and pick up on the Sunday. I'll post some pics when it's done.

Thanks for your reply on the other thread - small world right enough!

GEEnviro
30-10-2016, 10:22 AM
Guys, just ordered an SQ7, currently got a BiTDi A6 16 plate, so my usual trolling area was the A6 forum. Just noticed this thread and the water purification bits. Anyway, I run a water treatment business and get involved in building systems to purify water, so don't go paying a fortune for these things. The parts are relatively inexpensive, just a vessel with some internals, ion exchange resin to get rid of impurities in the water and a few fittings to enable whatever connections you want/have. The resin can be regenerated when exhausted but this involves using acids/alkalies etc so is pretty dangerous, so for what it costs, the resin is best replaced when spent. A cheap conductivity meter will help you figure out when the resin stops working to save on premature replacement.
I have built myself a little system which has worked well and I have been running for over a year now. Certainly helps when washing the car in the warm weather.
And, for what it's worth, soft water will be better than hard water as it has less calcium and magnesium in there, but it will still have other salts which will leave deposits when allowed to dry. A DI system will remove pretty much everything.
Cheers

Papereyes
30-10-2016, 10:25 AM
Guys, just ordered an SQ7, currently got a BiTDi A6 16 plate, so my usual trolling area was the A6 forum. Just noticed this thread and the water purification bits. Anyway, I run a water treatment business and get involved in building systems to purify water, so don't go paying a fortune for these things. The parts are relatively inexpensive, just a vessel with some internals, ion exchange resin to get rid of impurities in the water and a few fittings to enable whatever connections you want/have. The resin can be regenerated when exhausted but this involves using acids/alkalies etc so is pretty dangerous, so for what it costs, the resin is best replaced when spent. A cheap conductivity meter will help you figure out when the resin stops working to save on premature replacement.
I have built myself a little system which has worked well and I have been running for over a year now. Certainly helps when washing the car in the warm weather.
Cheers

Congrats on the sq7, what specs/colour did u get? Not many owners on so far

Thanks for the advice on the water purification. any ideas if it's easy to build diy or a cheap recommendation on a basic kit.


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Gyro
30-10-2016, 10:33 AM
Guys, just ordered an SQ7, currently got a BiTDi A6 16 plate, so my usual trolling area was the A6 forum. Just noticed this thread and the water purification bits. Anyway, I run a water treatment business and get involved in building systems to purify water, so don't go paying a fortune for these things. The parts are relatively inexpensive, just a vessel with some internals, ion exchange resin to get rid of impurities in the water and a few fittings to enable whatever connections you want/have. The resin can be regenerated when exhausted but this involves using acids/alkalies etc so is pretty dangerous, so for what it costs, the resin is best replaced when spent. A cheap conductivity meter will help you figure out when the resin stops working to save on premature replacement.
I have built myself a little system which has worked well and I have been running for over a year now. Certainly helps when washing the car in the warm weather.
And, for what it's worth, soft water will be better than hard water as it has less calcium and magnesium in there, but it will still have other salts which will leave deposits when allowed to dry. A DI system will remove pretty much everything.
Cheers

You will NOT be disappointed with the SQ7 - had mine for three weeks now and it's unbelievable. What spec did you go for? I'd be interested to hear your deliver time. I was four months from order to delivery, mid-June to mid-October.

Interested to hear how you built your water system? Sounds like a great little life hack!

GEEnviro
30-10-2016, 10:37 AM
Thanks. Sepang with 22s, ambient light pack, pan roof. May add/change a few bits as it's early days and I keep yo-yoing - you know how it is! Liking the black pack but probably would need to change the colour, so can't wait for the time things are fixed so I can't mess anymore.
The kit would be very easy to build. A vessel, a bag of resin and some fittings for hose etc. Basically pour the resin in the vessel (comes as small dry beads), put the top on, screw in the preferred fittings, rinse through. Probably no more than 10 minutes from start to finish.
As I'm in the industrial/commercial sector I need to have a look at the smaller stuff and get a list together to share. My normal kit would be used to treat tons and tons of water so getting the smaller stuff, although not a problem is something I'll need to look in to. I already have 800 ltrs of this resin in stock so that bit's easy. For info, I'd be looking at a little 15 - 20ltr vessel to do what we need. Mine is a 25ltr vessel and I reckon it's a bit too big. I'll keep you posted with the info I get.
Cheers

GEEnviro
30-10-2016, 10:45 AM
thanks, check previous reply for specs, nothing extravagant really, as the basic car looks like a beast anyway, just a few bling and practical things added. Was thinking about the active roll bars but I really don't think I could justify the extra for this. Saying that, I can't really justify the for the SQ, but that's life - don't get me started!! Delivery time is looking like April but I have nothing confirmed as of yes. I'm in no rush but I expect to be advised some dates at least - sounds like you had a bit of a mare?
I've replied previously (just now) replied about what's involved with the water purification system and will update tomorrow when I speak to my suppliers about getting the bits needed. I'd be surprised if it costs me more than 50 for parts and materials but will keep you all posted. It's pretty basic, readily available kit and luckily I'm in the industry so have the contacts/discounts to sort.

GEEnviro
30-10-2016, 10:50 AM
And, YES, I will start using the 'quote' button!!

thanks, check previous reply for specs, nothing extravagant really, as the basic car looks like a beast anyway, just a few bling and practical things added. Was thinking about the active roll bars but I really don't think I could justify the extra for this. Saying that, I can't really justify the for the SQ, but that's life - don't get me started!! Delivery time is looking like April but I have nothing confirmed as of yes. I'm in no rush but I expect to be advised some dates at least - sounds like you had a bit of a mare?
I've replied previously (just now) about what's involved with the water purification system and will update tomorrow when I speak to my suppliers about getting the bits needed. I'd be surprised if it costs me more than 50 for parts and materials but will keep you all posted. It's pretty basic, readily available kit and luckily I'm in the industry so have the contacts/discounts to sort.

Gyro
31-10-2016, 08:16 AM
And, YES, I will start using the 'quote' button!!

I always forget the quote thing too...

The car is a beast, have you driven one yet? I'd driven the 272 S-Line, which was stonkingly good, so I knew I was in for a treat. Re the anti-roll bars, would be nice but I think they only come in a pack along with the AWS and sports diff, which costs 5,700 - my thoughts were that if you've never had it you won't miss it - and to be honest the standard SQ7 setup with the "S" air suspension feels fantastic and hold the road excellently IMO.

Yeah, I had a bit of a mare but it was partly due to my impatience and demand for things to work as they are supposed to. Got a 250 voucher as a gesture of good will which paid for rubber mats, puddle lights etc., so not all bad.

Have you got your order number and set up the "YourAudi" tracker yet?

Thanks for the heads up for the water system.

GEEnviro
31-10-2016, 08:23 AM
Driven a 272 and liked that, but by the time I'd specced it with air, tech pack etc. I wasn't too far off the SQ. I didn't take much swinging to be fair! Got the A6 BiTDi at the moment and have a few Audi's/VAG cars so am pretty confident in what to expect (I reckon).
No tracking number as yes, but my contact at Audi was off last week so I'll await his response today.
I'll update on the water system as I get hold of the info.
Cheers,

I always forget the quote thing too...

The car is a beast, have you driven one yet? I'd driven the 272 S-Line, which was stonkingly good, so I knew I was in for a treat. Re the anti-roll bars, would be nice but I think they only come in a pack along with the AWS and sports diff, which costs 5,700 - my thoughts were that if you've never had it you won't miss it - and to be honest the standard SQ7 setup with the "S" air suspension feels fantastic and hold the road excellently IMO.

Yeah, I had a bit of a mare but it was partly due to my impatience and demand for things to work as they are supposed to. Got a 250 voucher as a gesture of good will which paid for rubber mats, puddle lights etc., so not all bad.

Have you got your order number and set up the "YourAudi" tracker yet?

Thanks for the heads up for the water system.

Thakey17
03-11-2016, 09:15 PM
Had the car now for a few weeks and finally got a chance to do the full prep/detail/protect. This has been months in the making, buying products and tools. I had seen that a number of guys on here had gone to detailers for ceramic protection etc but budget and the fact that I am a "weekend warrior" made me consider doing it all myself.

It really was a slog getting the decontamination and machine polishing done pre ceramic coating, but I really did enjoy it. Need to thank @maxw for the discount codes. Huge help....

I used CQuartz Uk as it apparently is easier to work with in our climate. I started to run out of light on the day and got really worried that the end results would not be good especially as there was a thick layer of dew on the car all night. I used the Reload spray after application to help with any standing water in the curing process.

Anyway, today was the first opportunity to do an inspection wash to check for any missed bits or high spots and another Reload application. All looks good and the car was so easy to clean with the ceramic coating. Let's hope it is as durable as the product states.

Definitely worth the slog and hard work. The car seems to shine really well. The reality is that a professional would get a better overall shine but if budget doesn't allow then well worth going down the DIY route.

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srbsq7
03-11-2016, 10:29 PM
Hi Thakey,

Fantastic result. Looks amazing and I expect even better in person. How many hours did it take?

Thakey17
03-11-2016, 10:47 PM
Hi Thakey,

Fantastic result. Looks amazing and I expect even better in person. How many hours did it take?

Thanks mate. It was a good 10 hours solid. I've only worked on the paint so still have to coat the glass when I get a chance. So many stages to the decontamination.

I now realise just how big the car is. Hopefully all that work will make for a quicker clean in the future. I love the colour. It has a real depth to it.


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srbsq7
03-11-2016, 10:57 PM
Good effort. That's a proper stint! Next wash I do I will be applying some reload spray but that's about as far as I'd dare go.

maxw
04-11-2016, 12:23 AM
Glad I could help out
and always worth it seeing the stunning result you have
like you I did mine my self and took me a few weeks due to health
I did the roof one day then bonnet and front another
then one side then the other etc took ages but well worth it
and it give you pride and achievement
I double waxed mine mainly due to applying Gtechniq needed to be inside to do it and no way the Q will fit in the garage lol
so had to wax instead

i bet you keep looking out the window and turning round to admire your work as you walk away
and to right too looks stunning

M

This was mine taken this week on a dull day after a wash
shame it wasn't sunny as they always look better on a bright day

maxw
04-11-2016, 12:33 AM
Can any one help me put better photo up like above using an iPad?

Thakey17
04-11-2016, 12:44 AM
Ha ha. That's exactly what I've been doing. Finding any excuse to walk past it. Thanks again for the codes. Used another one tonight to get some more Reload. Your car looks great. The Sepang Blue really does work well on the Q7. I love it how the pearl colours do change in different light. Can't help on the photos. I only use my phone. I'm pretty useless with that sort of thing.


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maxw
04-11-2016, 01:12 AM
Thanks Thakey17

so if your using an iPhone how did you add your photos?

i clicked on top of the box you write in then add a file

srbsq7
04-11-2016, 01:15 AM
Can any one help me put better photo up like above using an iPad?

Hi Max, what are you taking the photos on and how do you post? I think you're using tapatalk already?

I tend to take the photos on the iPhone but use tapatalk on the iPad, pulling any photos via Apple's Photo Stream.

srbsq7
04-11-2016, 01:23 AM
Just in case you're not using tapatalk, here's some screenshots - works on phones and tablets:

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161104/476d67fecac5cb221977a9acfc0e6f2b.jpg

Hit the + icon

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161104/d1a9e6de4fbffce69f4d579c1550f7c2.jpg

Hit the camera or mountain icon (new photo or photo album )

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161104/7f95cdbb3968292d0369c7103ec68a89.jpg

maxw
04-11-2016, 01:31 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161104/9d9abecba3f3e81ac85edcecf4aba23e.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170512/97baad38f28193f8c843ee810b2adb8b.png

Thanks mate
looks a lot better now

maxw
04-11-2016, 01:40 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161104/028f2e82fa5f44f5b8ea601a7e76ebda.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161104/749dbfe20c8ed1f3b74be963994b441b.jpg

And now now I can add decent photo a couple of a rare dash set up
not seen another like it yet

M

maxw
04-11-2016, 01:44 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161104/d6f442fa8ebef7734bab1e6bb93799b9.jpg

Thakey17
04-11-2016, 01:13 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161104/d6f442fa8ebef7734bab1e6bb93799b9.jpg

Loving the inlays Max. I would have definitely gone for that combo but the price is so hard to justify when choosing what options you can afford or need.

Did you spec it or get the car pre spec'd?

Defo the best dash in my opinion.


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maxw
04-11-2016, 04:23 PM
It looks even better on a darker day was a very bright day when photo was taken makes the seats look light grey and parts of the dash brown

it was spect as I wasn't keen on the silver dash
granted was a lot of money and did think twice
but worked around the price as really wanted this combo

i had spec nogaro blue paint as well but added a month or more to the build
so changed to sepang blue at the time of order back in sept last year seapang
was an exclusive colour costing 2000 then it was addded as a 600 extra
was a rare colour when I got mine but getting quite common now

in some ways I'm glad I couldn't have nogaro blue as not sure it would
of suited the car and is a A4 A5 old must have colour would love to still see one in that colour mind

thanks for your kind comments

andyhud007
05-11-2016, 09:59 PM
Loving the car Max, looks amazing. Those inlays look fandabbydosey!

srbsq7
05-11-2016, 11:08 PM
Ah, The Krankies... the children's entertainers that appeared to be very suspect, that turned out to be one of the few that weren't..

maxw
06-11-2016, 04:59 AM
Thanks Andy and all

its nice to get nice comments and nice reactions thank you

pitch3110
07-11-2016, 06:33 PM
Yep that is looking very clean indeed buddy...

satyp
20-11-2016, 09:43 AM
Bought 4 of these now..

Drys the car in under 5 minutes one cloth! No spotting nothing , record times to clean both cars ,* had post them here for reference here if any others are keen also

Good luck

Giant Miracle Dry Cleaning / Drying Towel - Masive 101cm x 63cm.


Look at this on eBay* 2 X CREAM DELUXE MEGA MICROFIBRE DRYING TOWEL / CLOTH / ABSORBENT / FINISHING | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301878279802)

Look at this on eBay* Mega Dry Microfibre Drying / Cleaning Towel. 101cm x 63cm | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260896974039)

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Papereyes
12-12-2016, 11:50 PM
Thanks. Sepang with 22s, ambient light pack, pan roof. May add/change a few bits as it's early days and I keep yo-yoing - you know how it is! Liking the black pack but probably would need to change the colour, so can't wait for the time things are fixed so I can't mess anymore.
The kit would be very easy to build. A vessel, a bag of resin and some fittings for hose etc. Basically pour the resin in the vessel (comes as small dry beads), put the top on, screw in the preferred fittings, rinse through. Probably no more than 10 minutes from start to finish.
As I'm in the industrial/commercial sector I need to have a look at the smaller stuff and get a list together to share. My normal kit would be used to treat tons and tons of water so getting the smaller stuff, although not a problem is something I'll need to look in to. I already have 800 ltrs of this resin in stock so that bit's easy. For info, I'd be looking at a little 15 - 20ltr vessel to do what we need. Mine is a 25ltr vessel and I reckon it's a bit too big. I'll keep you posted with the info I get.
Cheers

HiGEEnviro

So finally getting round to washing my car, how did you get on with yours?

I saw this on ebay, is this similar to what you were talking about?
11.7Litre DI Resin Vessel Filled With Mixed Bed DI Resin, Fittings Also Included | eBay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=232066404860#ht_3012wt_1190)

any advice is much appreciated

GEEnviro
13-12-2016, 05:56 AM
Mine's a lot bigger than that ;) but essentially the same idea. Reckon, based on the costs I have, they will come in at half the price of the eBay one. I have ordered half a dozen sets so, when the bits land, and I get a spare hour, I will build them up and let you know. Also need to get postage costs. As said previously, I have the resin, so it's just the parts I am waiting for.
Busy times at the moment hence this has been on the back-burner. Keep you posted


HiGEEnviro

So finally getting round to washing my car, how did you get on with yours?

I saw this on ebay, is this similar to what you were talking about?
11.7Litre DI Resin Vessel Filled With Mixed Bed DI Resin, Fittings Also Included | eBay (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=232066404860#ht_3012wt_1190)

any advice is much appreciated

Skippy73
05-02-2017, 05:10 PM
So I have been so busy I have not been on the forum much but just reading only without commenting. But I seen that Pitch and a few others have caved in and had their car washed by their local car wash place.

I also have done this as life and winter have made it to hectic for me, but I have done it in a way that minimises the damage they can cause.

I take my own clothes and wash mitts and make them use those [emoji16] now a few things make this easier, I avoid car washes with 25 polish people climbing all over it at once as they want to get you in and out as quickly as possible and are harsh and rough in the process. Luckily for me I have a quite little car wash around the corner tucked away where not a lot of people know about it and there are only about 3 of them working there. I have them in a nice routine now now they use my wash mitts and my nice fluffy big drying towels.

I keep a container for the mitts and clothes in the car and wash them when at home.

I had to get them to ease up on the power wash nozzle as when doing the wheels they were banging the nozzle around between the spokes and damaging the alloy finish.

Now I know this is not ideal as naturally there is no 2 bucket method and they are using a huge drum, but hopefully most of the dirt settles to the bottom and not that bad. Atleast I have minimised damage to the paint work as much as possible and I only go there occasionally and still do it my self from home [emoji106]


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srbsq7
05-02-2017, 05:37 PM
Hi Skippy,

You're on a slippery slope! You'll be jamming it into a automatic car wash before you know it! I'm still hand washing but I must admit it's not easy when it's cold and the days are short.

Nemo78
05-02-2017, 06:00 PM
Ha Skippy have been so tempted to do the same...

maxw
12-05-2017, 02:53 AM
Photos as promised of first clean up with full Gtechniq CS BLACK PLUS EXO
also wheels brakes trim seats windows are also treated
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boman5000
12-05-2017, 03:17 AM
Very nice!

bjc2974
12-05-2017, 05:33 AM
Stunning

Papereyes
12-05-2017, 05:46 AM
Looks fantastic, btw did it come with an alloy foot rest?


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maxw
12-05-2017, 08:17 PM
Looks fantastic, btw did it come with an alloy foot rest?


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Thanks guys
Must say I'm rather pleased with the way it turned out and looks

As for alloy footrest sadly no

But then again don't get me started on alloy footrests lol

I've got my fingers crossed that the MY18 Q7 and SQ7 comes with an alloy foot rest so I can then fit one

M


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srbsq7
12-05-2017, 08:47 PM
Paint it with some hammerite?

Car looks amazing Max. I did wonder if you went for that deal in the end but obviously went one better!

Nemo78
12-05-2017, 08:53 PM
Max mate it's stunning!!

Did you know the new Q5 comes with an alloy foot rest - I saw it and thought about you

satyp
12-05-2017, 09:12 PM
Beauty & Beast Indeed,.... Mrs likes & We can't afford lucky for us [emoji1] .. you've got plenty of onlookers your way atleast in the summer when it's tidier [emoji115] [emoji106]

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Thakey17
12-05-2017, 09:17 PM
Max, I love it. Looks soooo good on those 22's. And the rear lights set it off, although I am a bit bias on those....... Getting really jealous every time I see an SQ. My dealer has one in the showroom arrrrrh!!! I may have to sell one of the kids to get it......


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maxw
12-05-2017, 10:22 PM
Paint it with some hammerite?

Car looks amazing Max. I did wonder if you went for that deal in the end but obviously went one better!

I kept thinking but price was to close to the new one but the choice was made up for me in the end as the demo was sold lol
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maxw
12-05-2017, 10:26 PM
Beauty & Beast Indeed,.... Mrs likes & We can't afford lucky for us [emoji1] .. you've got plenty of onlookers your way atleast in the summer when it's tidier [emoji115] [emoji106]

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Yes you do get a lot of lookers from the sound very much a head turner

I've only just noticed last night when looking through this posts
That you also had the Gtechniq CS black plus EXO

How's it doing a year on? Was it worth it and would you have it done again if you changed your car?

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maxw
12-05-2017, 10:32 PM
Max, I love it. Looks soooo good on those 22's. And the rear lights set it off, although I am a bit bias on those....... Getting really jealous every time I see an SQ. My dealer has one in the showroom arrrrrh!!! I may have to sell one of the kids to get it......


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To be honest I wasn't sure about the 22" wheels granted they do look good but way harder to clean than me turbines I had and was shocked how much higher the car was going from 21"-22" rims I noticed on the weekend when I washed the car bare in mind the SQ7 sits lower anyway I could just reach the roof at the back end to wash but I can't now lol

As for the rear lights again I wasn't sure as they do suit black and dark grey and look real nice but didn't want a total same looking car as the last so hence the wheels and rear lights but I'm warming to the rear lights now and think they do suit it

One thing I will say is the active anti roll really does make the car
It's not quite as smooth ride as the Q7 was but feels so much more planted on the road and way less body roll a lot of money extra but worth it
If you have never had it or compared it you won't miss it but it you have tried it or brought it ud be glad you did

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maxw
13-05-2017, 12:15 AM
Just wanted to add the black dash trim and door card trim and came from my old Q7

as it wasn't an option in the SQ7 and cost quite a bit in the old Q so swap the trim over as I prefer the look

satyp
13-05-2017, 07:57 AM
Yes you do get a lot of lookers from the sound very much a head turner

I've only just noticed last night when looking through this posts
That you also had the Gtechniq CS black plus EXO

How's it doing a year on? Was it worth it and would you have it done again if you changed your car?

Thanks for your comment


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I'm not actually sure Max. [emoji15] ,..

reasons being don't get chance to clean it as often as I thought I would as don't use car washes anymore, the other being I didn't/ still doubt the detailing work that was done and carried out or what was used etc, + also the body material used in the new Q7 scratches way easier than on body panels on Daytona pearlescent Q7 we had [emoji20] ..

But then again every time I have cleaned it, out comes the shine for a few days (as it always raining I guess).

Does it shine because of the CS protection or because it's new.. hard to say I guess..

Would I do it again on a new car (hmmmm)... now that you asked, thinking about it, probably not ..personally, can't visibly justify it as it stands today...

Maybe If had 2 similar new cars and colours one with it one without to check over a year or so.. [emoji15]



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maxw
16-05-2017, 10:35 PM
I'm not actually sure Max. [emoji15] ,..

reasons being don't get chance to clean it as often as I thought I would as don't use car washes anymore, the other being I didn't/ still doubt the detailing work that was done and carried out or what was used etc, + also the body material used in the new Q7 scratches way easier than on body panels on Daytona pearlescent Q7 we had [emoji20] ..

But then again every time I have cleaned it, out comes the shine for a few days (as it always raining I guess).

Does it shine because of the CS protection or because it's new.. hard to say I guess..

Would I do it again on a new car (hmmmm)... now that you asked, thinking about it, probably not ..personally, can't visibly justify it as it stands today...

Maybe If had 2 similar new cars and colours one with it one without to check over a year or so.. [emoji15]



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Thanks for for the info
it a hard one as no 2 people lifestyle are the same and 2 people look after there cars different

its not all about thoughness and shine and should be more easy to clean and dry after
and same with bird poo and dead flys etc on paper being coated should make all this more easy to wash off and remove the bugs etc

water beading or sheeting is a big thing with some people

they say with exo it needs topping up each year so you should be at that stage
you can tell as when it rains or you wash the water beading will have dropped off

i had Gtechniq C5 coating on my wheels that I did meself and I must say to clean all I need was soap and water and a good soft brush like a wheel woolie

never once had to use wheel acid and with a pressure washer most the break dust and dirk came off befor I even had washed then

another thing was the glass was treated at 40mph and over the water would just bead and fly off didn't really need the wipers on
so for sure more safe to drive

so the wheels and glass I had treated for over a year on old car and def with it
just was interesting to see what you thought of coating as last car I used a superb wax but the Gtechniq is more permernat and less work if all works out

thanks for your info

M

Nemo78
17-05-2017, 09:21 PM
If anyone fancies coming up or down to give my car a good clean please feel free too...[emoji1360]

You can even test out all these expensive products you mention on the thread...

I'll happily take step by step pictures for you and supply you with tea/coffee [emoji5]

So glad I got Daytona - really does absorb the dirt well [emoji85]

maxw
18-05-2017, 08:49 PM
If anyone fancies coming up or down to give my car a good clean please feel free too...[emoji1360]

You can even test out all these expensive products you mention on the thread...

I'll happily take step by step pictures for you and supply you with tea/coffee [emoji5]

So glad I got Daytona - really does absorb the dirt well [emoji85]

lol now there is an offer lol
let me think about it lol

my dad got a merc sim colour to Daytona and befor that he had a BMW sim colour also and have to agree it don't show the dirt

Mine shows the salt rather and when dusty and then rain it looks a mess but so does most cars when dusty then rain

i very nearly got the Daytona as that's the colour I test drove

will get back to you on the cleaning ha ha

andyhud007
21-05-2017, 09:21 AM
Looks amazing Max!!!

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andyhud007
21-05-2017, 09:21 AM
Running boards? Or not because you have AWS?

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maxw
21-05-2017, 02:10 PM
Running boards? Or not because you have AWS?

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Why. Thank you kind sir

no running boards as AWS

has as anyone found out why running boards can't be fitted? I'm sure they could be with a mod of some sort

Thanks Andy

M

Nemo78
21-05-2017, 04:13 PM
Why. Thank you kind sir

no running boards as AWS

has as anyone found out why running boards can't be fitted? I'm sure they could be with a mod of some sort

Thanks Andy

M

Sure this was due to the floors being reinforced from a certain build week

maxw
21-05-2017, 04:36 PM
I guess so but still would of thought factory would of come up with a new fitmeant? (Well maybe not lol)

andyhud007
21-05-2017, 07:35 PM
The floor board reinforcement wasn't related to AWS... My car doesn't have reinforced flooring... I can see it in the build list whereas a newer car does... So that makes sense... As for aws and no running boards.. No idea.. Audi obviously think it can't be done with both... But a 3rd party set may well be possible

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Nemo78
21-05-2017, 07:41 PM
Yeah sorry misread Max's post...not got a clue why AWS and RBs can't be fitted

satyp
25-05-2017, 08:40 PM
Got a different answer every time I asked about AWS and running boards, was hoping to get a definitive answer straight from the source Germany, but wasn't sure how to go about it.. :-0

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Nemo78
04-06-2017, 06:02 PM
So as none of you decided to come over and have a cup of tea (aka wash my car) I decided I needed to do something especially when there's a cobweb on the radar

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So thought better of it and after not really sure how long decided to give it a good wash

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And for good measure...

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It's now looking a shinier grey (and black) rather than a duller grey (dirty black) that it did [emoji1360]

satyp
04-06-2017, 08:49 PM
So as none of you decided to come over and have a cup of tea (aka wash my car) I decided I needed to do something especially when there's a cobweb on the radar

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So thought better of it and after not really sure how long decided to give it a good wash

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And for good measure...

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It's now looking a shinier grey (and black) rather than a duller grey (dirty black) that it did [emoji1360]
Two @ one time!## boy..

You've been a bizy lad!! Unless you've had help that's a hard graft 6+ hours (1day job) in out if done by the book like you started.. in & out

Cooler in the evening too better as water doesn't dry to spot to quickly..

Our Q7 & iQ take me a whole day if I do in & out @)(!#

is it just me!!??

Share some afters if poss..

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Nemo78
04-06-2017, 09:10 PM
Two @ one time!## boy..

You've been a bizy lad!! Unless you've had help that's a hard graft 6+ hours (1day job) in out if done by the book like you started.. in & out

Cooler in the evening too better as water doesn't dry to spot to quickly..

Our Q7 & iQ take me a whole day if I do in & out @)(!#

is it just me!!??

Share some afters if poss..

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Sat....I only did the outsides couldn't be bothered with the inside this time. In fairness they aren't too bad as every now and then (I.e. More frequently) give insides a clean.

srbsq7 saw how dirty the car was a few weeks ago...and I hadn't cleaned it since then [emoji23]

But did three in the end as dad parked his car up and gave me the keys [emoji5]

You must have fun doing the Q then the iQ, I did the Q last and it took forever - I'd forgotten how big the car is, thank goodness for the running boards (sorry Andy) but boy do they help with the roof.

srbsq7
04-06-2017, 11:53 PM
But from a few meters you couldn't tell the difference [emoji23]

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Bought one of these last week for cleaning the carpets. Works a treat!

BISSELL SpotClean Portable Spot Cleaner: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MGT9MUM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

maxw
05-06-2017, 12:37 AM
But from a few meters you couldn't tell the difference [emoji23]

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Bought one of these last week for cleaning the carpets. Works a treat!



BISSELL SpotClean Portable Spot Cleaner: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MGT9MUM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


Twins the one one on the left looks cleaner pmsl

def a big job doing 2 lol lovely looking cars all


it takes me about 4-5 hours just the outside to do a good job

Wheels rinse rinse car apc rinse foam rinse wash rince dry

maxw
05-06-2017, 12:42 AM
So as none of you decided to come over and have a cup of tea (aka wash my car) I decided I needed to do something especially when there's a cobweb on the radar

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/7297f338de8fd843e012cd1d0dec80c4.jpg

So thought better of it and after not really sure how long decided to give it a good wash

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And for good measure...

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It's now looking a shinier grey (and black) rather than a duller grey (dirty black) that it did [emoji1360]

i couldn't find where you lived I looked for hours so much so I made me own car dirty looking for you lol

nice looking collection there