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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:36 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:16 am 
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For once at the caravan I got a couple of hours to myself, so gave the car a wash then blackened the trim and tyres, however when my wife returned from her walk it seems when she had said give it a wash she mean't the caravan lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:17 pm 
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For once at the caravan I got a couple of hours to myself, so gave the car a wash then blackened the trim and tyres, however when my wife returned from her walk it seems when she had said give it a wash she mean't the caravan lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:23 am 
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Location: Hipperholme...it's in the Doomsday Book, but more importantly its in YORKSHIRE!!!
Car Model: SAAB 9-3 Convertible
Some idiot (me) managed to reverse into some bushes when having a 'discussion' with Debi...
So, scratch marks to the rear quarter panel. I was so dessip that I just broke out the rotary, 3M products, Mer and Muc-Off Über Wax, a newish product to me...but one I thought I'd give a whirl on this :)
OK I was so annoyed I clear forgot to take before pictures (idiot) However, I think I've managed to sort it so it doesn't now show. Usual process followed, wash, TFR, wipe down, assess damage with nothing masking the 'issue', break out the rotary, various 3M compounds and polishes.
The thorn bushes had torn it up pretty bad :( there was sap and scratches evident prior to the washing and TFR. After the wash the sap had gone (bit of a result) the scratches were still there so it was time for a little work...
Correction with 3M GREEN PAD and FAST CUT
Inspect and then progress to the YELLOW PAD again with Fast Cut.
Inspect again...it looking better so swapped up pad to the EXTRA FINE polish on the yellow pad. Cleaned off again and inspected...I'm calming down now and can see that the damage will all come out "pheeeew!"
So it's down to the BLUE PAD with ULTRA FINA SE, I love this product, great results everytime, never any holograms or buffer trails, super economical and easily revived with just a spritz of water...its only issue, its dusty as Hell :(
Wipe the dust down and buff up the panel with a clean microfibre towel. The panel looked great. So much so I called Debi out to look at it lol. I then applied the Mer to add to the shine and also give a bit of protection.
I'm getting a little giddy now and thought...yeah, that looks nice I think I'll give the Über Wax a test on it.
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Über Wax was applied with my fingers and then left for a half hour to bond to the Mer. Über Wax buffed off fairly easily and added to the depth of the finish. The finish is a nice wet look (which I happen to like...lucky eh?)
Hopefully it will show on the pictures? Debi noticed a difference after application, she normally just says "it looks clean" when I ask her what she thinks but this time she said "oh, the flakes look to sparkle more...is that the new wax?" I was a bit taken aback with her reaction lol
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Before the blue pad and SE...
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Scratches gone, Mer added...
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Yeeeeaaah! Happy bunny...
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Über Wax...
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Long post but an even longer process lol I'm happy again and have apologised to Debi for my 'outburst' earlier in the day. The apology even came with dinner out HERE
All that and she never even choked me out once...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:11 pm 
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Thought I would give it a good scrub today and put some much needed wax back on it. Its looks great under the car port and that is where it will be parked for the next few weeks, because I do need to give it a full mop and cut. This it what it looked like in the sun yesterday.

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Not that clear I know, but it looks like its been cleaned with steel wool, SWIRL MARKS. :wall:
Although black T-cut, Poor Boys Black Hole and good Wax does the job, a few weeks of rain and driving has resulted in a bit of a mess. Time for a more permanent result. Pics to follow


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:50 pm 
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A quick wipe down


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:02 pm 
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What's under the bonnet like Phil ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:10 pm 
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What's under the bonnet like Phil ;)
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I will take some pictures tomorrow mate :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:24 pm 
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Better than mine I'll guess ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:26 pm 
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Better than mine I'll guess ;)
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You are for given as you have been busy with strut braces lately :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:08 pm 
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Still waiting for three Phil :(
They'll be the 'Godzilla' ones when they do tip up though, you might want to consider exchanging the one in the Viggen ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:37 am 
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I'm more than happy with the brace that you did for me thanks Kent :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:53 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:55 pm 
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had a few minutes to spare today, so, did a bit to The Dragons new car

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Autosmart Autowash for the wash, Autosmart Topaz for the polish, Autosmart Silicone Dressing for the black plastics and Autosmart Tyre Dandy for the tyres

comes up pretty well :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:09 am 
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Gave the 9000 and MX5 a clean a few weeks ago for the OhSoRetro show in Margate.

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Not one bit of interest in it and not one picture taken. Oh well, that's Saab life I guess. Funny because if I'd painted the wheels glittery purple, splashed paint stripper over it and cut the springs right down it probably would have one a prize going by the other cars there.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:23 am 
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Oli, it looks (actually they both look) great 8)
Unfortunately you can't teach 'class'...let the monkeys have their way but know that your car's were probably nicer than 90% of what showed on that day
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:55 am 
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The result of about six hours of polishing

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Lick of paint on the plastics now and maybe a wheel refurb and that'll be it sorted!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:32 pm 
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Sorry about the wipers. It was dry though...!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:48 pm 
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Looking good smack 8) well worth the effort.
Very nice RT 8) wipers at that angle are great for impaling pedestrians anyway ;)
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