Gave the 'roc a bath

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Gave the 'roc a bath

Postby AlanH » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:00 pm

Haven't posted in ages, but I gave my Scirocco a good bath yesterday and I was really happy with the results. Didn't really need much decontamination as it was only done in October, but it did need a clean and a protection top up.

No ultra special products used..
Pre rinsed
Generous spray of APC to soften soil
Pressure washed
Autojoy snowfiamed and left to dwell
Pressure washed again
2bm using AG paint conditioning shampoo
Dried with trusty old microfibres
1 coat of AG SRP
finished with 1 coat of PB natty's white

I did notice some light swirling (my poor wash technique no doubt) which I'll have to address as the days get longer and warmer in time for show season.

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Re: Gave the 'roc a bath

Postby 3t3p » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:24 pm

looks good despite the flat lighting on that overcast day you were having.

black looks great clean but nightmare colour for mud and swirls IMO. Viper green on the other hand:D
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Re: Gave the 'roc a bath

Postby Willyjay212 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:47 pm

How do you get rid off the swirls??

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Re: Gave the 'roc a bath

Postby Paddy_R » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:25 pm

Car looks great!

Willyjay212 wrote:How do you get rid off the swirls??

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Machine polishing, the only proper way to do it.
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Re: Gave the 'roc a bath

Postby Willyjay212 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:26 pm

Paddy_R wrote:Car looks great!

Willyjay212 wrote:How do you get rid off the swirls??

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Machine polishing, the only proper way to do it.

Okay buddy
Cheers must buy myself one [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

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Re: Gave the 'roc a bath

Postby xjay1337 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:37 pm

I wrote a detailing guide if you need some help with machine polishing.

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index ... ic=74892.0

Scirocco's have fairly hard paint so bear that in mind.
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Re: Gave the 'roc a bath

Postby Nick123 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:12 pm

Alan you're the only rococo close to me. I live in great barr wondering if you have any Vag Com mods for you're car. Would be great to compare. Get on touch.
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Re: Gave the 'roc a bath

Postby AlanH » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:39 pm

thanks for the replies all. I'm not getting any notifications......
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Re: Gave the 'roc a bath

Postby AlanH » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:43 pm

Willyjay212 wrote:How do you get rid off the swirls??

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Machine polishing, time and patience. I use a big old Silverline rotary with Lake Country pads, and my preferred polishes are Menzerna. Perhaps a little of skool, but effective none the less.
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Re: Gave the 'roc a bath

Postby AlanH » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:45 pm

3t3p wrote:looks good despite the flat lighting on that overcast day you were having.

black looks great clean but nightmare colour for mud and swirls IMO. Viper green on the other hand:D


I do have to agree with your opinion of black...

It might help if I used something other than my iPhone to take pictures too!
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