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Thread: Autobrite Meets the Beast!! Merc SL55 AMG - Valentined with Valentines!

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    Talking Autobrite Meets the Beast!! Merc SL55 AMG - Valentined with Valentines!

    Again this was a winter protection detail on the exterior only and we covered it with a coat of valentines!

    First we rinsed as much as the dirt off with the Kranzle then We prepped it with Autobrite's Citrus Degreaser to Arches, Wheels and lower half of the car. This time we used the Citrus Degreaser on the wheels as they were not that bad, usually we would use the Very Cherry for baked on grime and brake dust. It was then rinsed and ready for the foam. It wash bathed with Autobrite's 'Luxury Suds' and washed with a Lambswool mitt. Pretty much the same prep as the Beetle Convertible that we did.
    The car was really dirty and was looking quite a state as you can see






    And for the Snow Foam!



    We then applied the Valentines to the car Panel by Panel







    look out for the smoke from the exhaust on the back bumper as it was very cold!

















    A nice reflection shot



    Enjoy and thanks!

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    Drivin one, monsters !

    Was in need of a good clean

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    Erm, not to pick holes but that wax looks dull and you need more foam in the Gun!

    With a paid for detail i'd be looking for a finish more like this on a black car...

    http://www.torque-steer.co.uk/forum/...ad.php?t=2932&

    Not to knock you guys at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Erm, not to pick holes but that wax looks dull and you need more foam in the Gun!

    With a paid for detail i'd be looking for a finish more like this on a black car...

    http://www.torque-steer.co.uk/forum/...ad.php?t=2932&

    Not to knock you guys at all.
    probably a bit of price difference between the two waxes, and the merc wasnt a correction, just a clean.
    Punto Gt no more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Erm, not to pick holes but that wax looks dull and you need more foam in the Gun!

    With a paid for detail i'd be looking for a finish more like this on a black car...

    http://www.torque-steer.co.uk/forum/...ad.php?t=2932&

    Not to knock you guys at all.
    well as a professional valeter! that finish is good considering you only washed, degreased and waxed it! Valentines is a good polish to use but a bit expensive for a car auctions!

    oh and john, the car you were looking at on the other forum, had been clay barred, mopped, tested, and then corrected, also use of vax, which is uber expensive polish! that would cost a mint if you got someone to to all that! mopping cheapest is about 120! just for a mop! if i was to wash, clay barr, mop, test + correct, swiss vax it it etc... i would charge about 300-350

    Not to knock you at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    probably a bit of price difference between the two waxes, and the merc wasnt a correction, just a clean.
    exactly!

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