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  1. I hadn't planned on making a thread of this as I only polished the car to get some durable protection on it for the easier upkeep in the future. The paintwork isn't great on the car. There are a lot of deep scratches, chips, scrapes and things that I couldn't justify chasing out. The order of the detail, Wheels, tyres, arches and brake calipers cleaned - these were sealed a few weeks ago. Full safe wash process with ODK Wax products. Decontamination - tar removal, fallout removal, clay bar and an IPA wipe down. Multi-stage machine polish. System X Diamond ceramic coating. Engine bay cleaned up and dressed. The car wasn't mega dirty to start with, I don't drive it all that often. 20181126_100102 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181126_100112 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181126_100209 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181126_100212 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Wheels cleaned with Auto Finesse Imperial, 20181126_101421 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Snow foamed with ODK Arctic. 20181126_103636 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The car received a two bucket method wash before tar and fallout removal. It was then re foamed, rinsed and taken inside for clay. 20181126_111719 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr I then dried all the water traps out with a car dryer, masked up any rubber and plastic trims and began machine polishing. Before and after the cutting stage. 20181126_122031 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181126_122036 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The soft-ish paint is left a bit hazy after the cutting set, but this will be refined afterwards. Before. 20181126_122332 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr After cutting. 20181126_122336 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And refined. 20181126_122349 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181126_123506 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181126_125409 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181126_135350 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181126_140322 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Not wanting to spend too much time on my own car, I drew a line with some defects. Usually bits like this would be chased out, but I chose to just remove the general swirling and hazing. Smoe marks were too deep to safely remove as well. 20181126_152512 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181126_153308 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The headlights were machine polished to tidy them up a bit. There's a lot of scratches inside the lenses, I'm guessing they were damaged when the lights were split and painted. 20181126_192550 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181126_192600 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Finger nail scratches behind the handles polished by hand. 20181128_161143 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Washer jets were coated while they were out. 20181128_170922 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Engine bay treated. 20181128_171022 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_171029 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr System X Crystal ceramic coating applied to the paint work as a hard base layer. 20181128_180153 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr I went with a few different top coats to see how they compared against each other. 20181129_085606 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And the finished car. 20181128_180214 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180325 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180229 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180224 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180241 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181129_090332 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180714 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180236 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180333 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181129_090321 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180341 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180402 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180636 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180651 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180658 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180707 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180732 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180740 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181129_090316 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181129_090325 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181129_090844 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181129_102321 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181130_082524 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20181128_180643 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Thanks for reading 20181129_090313 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
  2. This 10 year old mk2 Audi TT came in as a recommendation from a local VAG specialist. The car is in very good shape, but the dull paintwork was letting it down a little. It was decided that a Major Enhancement Detail would be carried out to remove as many defects as possible while preserving the original paintwork - followed by System X Crystal ceramic coating to protect the finish for up to 3 years. The order of the detail, Full Auto Finesse safe wash process. Decontamination - tar removal, iron fallout removal, clay bar and IPA wipe down. Major Enhancement Detail - multi stage machine polish. System X Crystal ceramic coating applied to the paintwork and wheel faces. Glass coated With System X Glass. The car on arrival. 20180823_101811 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_101822 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Wheels cleaned first. 20180823_101829 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_102922 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_103120 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_103206 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Iron Out breaking down the embedded brake dust. 20180823_104504 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_105255 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Auto Finesse Avalanche breaking down the surface grime before the 2 bucket method wash. 20180823_110713 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_110751 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Iron Out used on the bod work. 20180823_110357 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The car was taken inside to be clayed, panel wiped to see the true state of the paintwork - then onto the machine polishing stages. (Photos are after cutting - the finish will be refined further) 20180823_122148 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_124035 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_124040 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_123347 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_123606 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_125425 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_140649 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_140936 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_141553 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_141842 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_142611 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_143024 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_142943 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_143002 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_143406 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_144411 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_144903 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_144914 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_145926 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180823_150343 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_091531 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_092239 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_092605 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_092625 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Unfortunately, the paint was broken so this could only be tidied up. 20180824_092836 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_093621 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_093817 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_094501 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_094509 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_094537 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_094603 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_112539 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_113352 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_113655 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_113910 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_115549 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_115928 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_120000 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_120136 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_121511 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_121725 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_121731 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_122624 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_122907 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_123210 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_123359 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The paint was then refined. 20180824_135151 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Pre refinement. 20180824_135330 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Post refinement. 20180824_135935 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_141234 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_141247 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The leather seats were deep cleaned and protected. 20180824_141513 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_141932 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_141919 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_165409 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_164309 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Wheel faces ceramic coated. 20180824_162128 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Exhaust tips polished and coated. 20180824_164305 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr System X Crystal applied to the paint work. 20180824_165841 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And the finished result. 20180824_170153 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170159 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170214 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170228 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170239 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170314 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170205 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170321 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170331 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170207 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170338 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170309 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170303 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170345 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_171145 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_171430 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180824_170236 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr It was great to work on such a well looked after example and take years off of its appearance. Thanks for reading Richard. 20180824_170222 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
  3. scratcher

    VW Golf R Detail

    Cheers dude. The coatings flash a lot quicker in the hot weather so you need to work a smaller area at a time. I've been going back later in the evening to apply the coatings when it's cooled down a bit.
  4. This lovely Lapiz Blue mk7 Golf R came in for a refresh and long term protection. The car is 4 years old now, and although it's in good shape, the paint needed the gloss brought back up. The order of the detail, Full safe wash process. Decontamination - tar removal, fallout removal, clay bar and panel wipe. Major Enhancement Detail - multi stage machine polish. Ceramic pro 9H and Light applied to the paintwork. Ceramic Pro 9H applied to the wheels. Ceramic Pro Rain applied to exterior glass. The car on arrival. 20180723_090031 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_090039 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_090057 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Auto Finesse safe wash process. 20180723_093149 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_093444 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Tar removed. 20180723_100630 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Iron fallout removed. 20180723_100953 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_101001 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Inside for clay bar treatment and then onto machine polishing. 20180723_115716 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_115740 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_120717 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_130305 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_121937 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_122654 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_145535 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_151345 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_150609 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_151325 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_152123 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_153935 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_155046 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_155952 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_160011 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_161225 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_160125 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_160128 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_161240 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_161242(0) by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180723_161353 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_102358 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_102406 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_112103 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_102419 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_110106 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_113718 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_115208 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_122118 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_122938 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_144056 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_144101 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_144817 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_144822 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_145915 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_150828 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_151528 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_151832 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_163131 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180724_163602 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The paintwork was then refined before Ceramic Pro Nano Polish applied as a primer for Ceramic Pro 9H. Wheel faces ceramic coated. 20180725_113917 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Front and rear screens coated with Ceramic Pro Rain. Side windows with Gtechniq G5. 20180725_122529 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Interior cleaned and fabrics protected. 20180725_125821 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Engine bay cleaned and dressed. 20180726_082903 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And the finished car. 20180725_130411 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130417 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130428 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130529 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130433 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130447 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130500 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130509 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130544 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130551 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130608 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130622 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130535 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130835 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130423 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180725_130838 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Thanks for reading Richard. 20180725_130440 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
  5. I have a cheap eBay foam lance. I bought it as there was super quick delivery and I needed one in a hurry. A year later, it's still going strong and gets used a few times a week.
  6. This is the second time I've detailed this car, almost a year to the date. It came in last year to be tidied up after a respray where it was left very flat and dull. The paint work was corrected and Ceramic Pro Light applied. The car then went on to collect a few trophies last year at various shows. The car wen't back to the body shop for some warranty work - but they rushed it, gave the owner a ''courtesy polish'' and sent it out the door. There was a lot of damage caused so a fair amount of work was needed to put it right. The order of the detail, Full Auto Finesse safe wash and decontamination process. Multi stage machine polishing. Ctechniq Crystal Serum Light and Exo applied to all exterior paintwork. Wheels were coated with Ceramic Pro Wheel & Caliper last year and it was still holding up well. glass polished and coated with Ceramic Pro Rain. Onto the car. 20180616_105233 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180616_105244 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180616_105310 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Wheels tyres and arches cleaned first. 20180616_110726 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Full safe wash. 20180616_111957 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180616_112820 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180616_114210 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Fallout remover applied. Showing the benefits of ceramic coated wheels. 20180616_114729 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And straight into some machine polishing before and afters. 20180618_155914 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180618_163220 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180618_164638 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180618_164646 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180618_170637 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180618_170709 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The bonnet was painted and left in a bad way. 20180618_171036 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr This was sanded to try and bring some sort of reflection and gloss. 20180618_171948 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180618_171953 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_100051 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_100520 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_100704 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_101059 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_110202 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_110915 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_111202 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_112200 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_111230 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_112404 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_113003 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_114158 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_115217 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_115225 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_120102 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_120204 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_120233 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_121223 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_121240 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_121253 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_121348 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_122020 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_122030 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_122202 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_125246 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_125918 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_142958 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_145117 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_151408 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_151719 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_152835 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_153047 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The headlights were restored last year, but they returned with heavy etching. They'll be having PPF applied at a later date. 20180619_153651 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_153923 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180619_153956 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Gtechniq CSL applied to the paintowrk, followed by EXO. 20180619_160939 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And the end result. 20180620_092945 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_092342 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_092435 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_092347 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_092354 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_092417 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_092430 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_092451 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_092952 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_092959 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_110809 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_110817 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_110824 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_110832 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180620_112040 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Thanks for reading :) Richard. 20180620_092422 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
  7. scratcher

    Porsche Carrera 911 GTS

    Cheers It was a lovely car to work with. The Crayon colour is so cool on these.
  8. This super cool Porsche 911 GTS came in for a paint protection film package using SunTek Ultra self healing film. The order of the detail... Full safe wash and decontamination. Enhancement detail. SunTek PPF applied to full front end, sills and rear bumper splash areas. ODK Revere Ceramic Wax to protect the paintowrk and film. ODK Momentum to protect the wheels. Onto the car. 20180501_081520 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Wheels cleaned. No strong chemicals due to the carbon ceramic brakes. 20180501_083348 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Auto Finesse Avalanche snow foam softening the surface grime before the 2 bucket method contact wash. 20180501_084640 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Glue residues left over from the dealership PDI. 20180501_090756 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Once inside, a few holograms were found around the car (forgot to take an after shot of this one ) 20180501_123200 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Some very minor marring around the car removed. 20180501_112143 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180501_112456 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180501_113226 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180501_113625 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180501_114850 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180501_115111 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180501_125627 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180501_130013 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180501_131202 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr PPF application. All edges wrapped and tucked where possible. 20180502_104436 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_110603 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_110607 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_124754 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_131531 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_145244 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180501_104116 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180501_104009 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_170516 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_164002 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Glass sealed with Gtechniq 20180502_154842 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And the finished result. 20180502_170430 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_170500 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_170507 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_170735 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_170742 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_170754 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_170809 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_172042 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180502_170855 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Thanks for reading Richard. 20180502_170437 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
  9. This beautiful supercharged F Type S was a recent purchase for the owner. They had some concerns about the soft JLR paint so decided on Ceramic Pro 9H to protect it. The paint was in general good shape with your average swirling and a few random deeper marks. The order of the detail... Wheels, tyres and arches cleaned. Full safe wash and decontamination. Enhancement detail - single stage machine polish (isolated areas received 2 or 3 polishing stages where needed). Ceramic Pro 9H and Light applied to the paintwork. Ceramic Pro Rain applied to the exterior glass. Engine bay cleaned and dressed. The car on arrival. 20180418_183049 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180418_183104 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180418_185639 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Full safe wash process. 20180418_190401 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr It was a bit grubby in places. 20180418_190645 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Iron fallout being broken down. 20180418_200825 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180418_200831 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180418_200840 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr After tar removal and clay, the car was prepared for the machine polishing to begin. A little smart repair. 20180419_102413 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_103655 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_103707 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And then into some before and after shots. 20180419_105241 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_105522 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_105710 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_105811 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_105944 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_113545 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_114022 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_114519 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_114732 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_122446 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_123959 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_124017 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_124205 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_130735 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_131000 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_143602 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_150434 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_153201 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_154928 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_155009 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_155342 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_161502 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_161801 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_161808 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_162916 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180419_163102 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180420_094040 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180420_095658 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180420_101646 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Some drying blade marks chased out of the bonnet. 20180420_114910 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180420_120216 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The paintwork under the bonnet was lightly polished. 20180420_175019 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180421_080925 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180421_080932 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Exhaust tips polished. 20180423_180210 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Ceramic Pro 9H and Light coatings applied. 20180423_080328 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180421_081002 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And the final results. 20180423_075918 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_075925 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_075936 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_080057 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_080108 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_080139 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_080158 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_080211 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_080217 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_080224 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_080251 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180423_080303 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Thanks for reading Richard. 20180423_080050 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
  10. This executive muscle car came in for some tidying up. A new purchase for the owner, it looked great for the first week of ownership... then as he washed it, the paint seemed very greasy, then the swirls and marring appeared. The order of the detail, Full safe wash and decontamination. Major Enhancement - 2 stage machine polish. Ceramic Pro Light coating for the paintwork. Ceramic Pro 9H coating for the wheels. Leather seats cleaned and conditioned. Interior tidy up. The car on arrival. 20180325_164541 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180325_164547 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The paint was treated with a degreaser. 20180325_165234 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Before the usual safe wash routine. 20180325_173826 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180325_171132 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr After tar, iron fallout removal and clay bar, it was time for machine polishing. 20180326_103943 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_105820 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_110543 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_110829 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_113340 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_113811 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_101121 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_102214 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Some deeper scratches were reduced as far as I could safely. 20180327_102248 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_104108 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_150237 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_150723 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_155432 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_142122 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_142826 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_142826 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_114940 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_120831 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_120910 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_122009 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_123135 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_123608 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_125250 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_125717 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180326_141422 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_091140 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_091145 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_092432 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_093832 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_102631 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_104352 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_104856 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_114856 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_124251 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_124238 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_125233 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_130207 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_125237 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_130216 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_153517 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_160611 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_172518 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_174127 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_174151 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_174858 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_182851 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_183945 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_180154 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180327_184803 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_085945 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_090307 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The interior was given a spruce up. Leather cleaned and condition with Auto Finesse Hide. Plastics with ODK Interior Cleaner and Cabin. 20180328_101233 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_130803 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_130830 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The car received it's second panel wipe before coating. 20180328_094102 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_104907 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And the end result. 20180328_150638 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_150824 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_150718 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_142937 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_150537 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_150549 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_150815 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_150647 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_150704 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_150652 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_150625 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180328_150532 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Thanks for reading Richard. 20180328_150631 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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    VW Golf R32 Estate Detailed

    With the wheels fitted, it was time for some finished shots. 20180308_201829 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_172632 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_172640 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_180653 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_181349 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_181406 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_172621 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_201829 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_172521 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_172515 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_172534 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_172505 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_183751 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_183758 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Thanks for reading Richard. 20180308_201801 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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    VW Golf R32 Estate Detailed

    20180306_161308 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_162227 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_162222 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_153130 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_155135 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_153239 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_155132 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_153244 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_155132 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_155145 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_100100 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_100055 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_101053 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_101218 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_102811 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_103002 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_103027 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_103645 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_103021 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_104512 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_103645 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_104537 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_105145 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_155135 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180307_162711 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Over spray in the door shuts. 20180308_110545 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_110711 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The interior was given a little freshen up. 20180308_112350 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_151442 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_151448 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Engine bay treated. 20180308_150052 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The wheels arches were cleaned and dressed. 20180308_162300 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Custom made Audi Winter 3 piece split rims protected. 20180308_093404 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The paintwork received 2 layers of ODK Revere. 20180308_151345 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_103137 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180308_151520 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
  13. I was asked to get this mk5 Golf ready for Ultimate Dubs at the beginning of march. The TDI engine blew up on a Euro trip back in 2016, since then it sat under a tree until the owner decided to do something with it a few months ago. He chose to swap the engine out for the V6 lump from an R32 Golf, along with the gear box, rear Heldex diff for AWD goodness. Air ride set up, some 3 month old Audi RS4 wing back seats and a host of other tricks. I know this car won't be for everyone, but hey-ho On arrival 20180305_091403 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180305_091421 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180305_091437 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180305_091443 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Auto Finesse safe wash and decontamination process. 20180305_105848 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Once the car was inside I could have a good look at what was to come. 20180305_124430 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180305_125630 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The roof didn't respond well to polishing so I chose to wet sand it to try and salvage what I could. 20180305_160227 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180305_162006 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180305_162013 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr So many bird bombs to deal with! 20180305_150447 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180305_150954 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr I'll fast forward to some polishing before and afters. A 2 stage Major Enhancement detail was chosen to remove as many defects as I could in the time frame. The car has been fully repainted - at different times - which made it interesting. 20180306_134709 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_134715 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_135024 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_124942 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_125242 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_125331 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_130714 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_125340 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_130719 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_131801 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_132222 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_132840 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_133943 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_133951 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_162249 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_163653 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_163838 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_163843 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_164348 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_165332 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_165340 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_135039 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_135333 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_135625 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_142823 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_143105 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_143657 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180306_144014 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
  14. This Golf R came in for a much needed freshen up. The owner admittedly only had the car washed a few times a year, sometimes at the local hand car wash and when it goes to VW for a service. They had seem some previous Golf R details I had completed on a Facebook group and got in touch to see what could be done. After an assessment we decided to go for an Enhancement Detail (single stage machine polish) with some Auto Finesse wax protection. The order of the detail: Full safe wash and decontamination. Single stage machine polish to remove the swirls and some deeper marks. Auto Finesse Desire for the paintwork. Auto Finesse Mint Rims for the wheels. Exterior rubbers and plastics treated. Exterior glass sealed. Exhaust tips polished. A light clean up for the interior. The car on arrival. 20180127_101252 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_101302 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_101311 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Wheels up first. 20180127_104054 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr They hadn't been cleaned properly in a long while. 20180127_105354 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_105513 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Then onto the safe wash process. 20180127_111055 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_111138 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The car was then treated for tar and fallout removal before being washed again and taken inside to be dried. Before I clayed the car I took a quick picture of what was to come. 20180128_110232 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr After the car received it's clay bar treatment, it was time to blow dry all the water traps, tape up the delicate bits and begin the machine polishing stage. (this is a single stage Enhancement Detail so deeper marks and scratches will remain) 20180127_131229 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_131459 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_133235 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_133549 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_141836 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_145544 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_145930 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_153206 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_153656 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_125821 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_130206 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_130212 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_130753 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_093352 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_094315 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_150527 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_150731 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_151012 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_162816 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_163120 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_162240 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_163420 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_165523 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_170457 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180127_154737 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_104725 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_102528 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_102924 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_102948 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_101937 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_100652 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_101541 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_111554 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_120519 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_121712 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr A few little chips were touched in. 20180128_094329 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_123604 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Exhaust tips polished and protected. 20180128_141302 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_142250 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The paint work and wheels were waxed. Exterior trims treated. Glass sealed and interior tidied up. And some finished shots. 20180128_154328 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_154358 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_154404 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_154411 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_154550 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_154430 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_154501 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_154509 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_154543 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20180128_154536 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Thanks for reading Richard. 20180128_154522 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr
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