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Hi Folks,

Had my ED30 detailed last weekend by a member of DW who lived near me, thought i'd post the write up.
Copy and paste from the original thread over at DW:

http://www.detailing...ad.php?t=307460

Enjoy

Rich
(i think you will all agree that the quality of work by the detailer is excellent!)

Hi fellow OCD'ers.

This detail was very special to me as I was contacted by a member on here that had seen some photos of a previous VW Edition30 that I had detailed for a close family friend. I have always detailed friend's cars and then showcased them on here as we all do. However this one felt extra special to me as I am not a professional in any way it's simply a hobby, so for someone to ask me, I felt quite privileged.

The detail all in all took me three days (due to the beautiful Manchester weather) but time wise I would say it took 30 hours plus!!
Talking to the owner he had told me exactly what he wanted, which was a full correction to remove the hideous swirl marks that he had always tried to fill in with polish.

The process taken;

On arrival on my drive,





Snowfoam (chemical guys 'no touch') and go around door shuts / badges / wheels with detailing brushes and some autosmart TFR and some weak G101.



Wash zymol autowash with a meguiars microfiber mitt.

Decontaminate the car autosmart tardis / IronX and then power wash it off.



Clay the full car bilt hamber medium using water as lube. Picture is from the roof.


Re-wash.

Then onto the polishing stage.





Using my EP800 rotary I did a test panel and settled for a yellow 3M polishing pad and swapped between using scholl S3 gold and extrafine 3M yellow compound. After every panel I would give it a wipe over with some car pro eraser to ensure I was achieving good correction results.

Test panel cut but prior refining,



As always I started on the roof, then onto the bonnet and then around the rest of the car. On the first day I had done all the cutting (11hours) left the refining for the next day. The bonnet proved to be very hard paint and took quite a few passes to obtain good correction.





Next day was poor weather so it was literally do a bit, start raining and come in….break in the clouds and do a bit more!! I managed to get the bulk of the car refined using 3M blue finishing pad and 3M ultrafina blue top polish.





Flake POP!!


Spotty socks!!



My final day meant I had to finish a little refining off. I then gave the car a through spraying over with car pro eraser. It was then coated in meguiars #7 show glaze as I really really love the look it gives on any car - super duper wet! And then the owner was given a choice of a few waxes / sealants and he wanted me to apply finishkare 1000p.

The car was then snowfaomed, power washed off and then a final layer of 1000p applied.




I then went around the whole car dressing the tyres (autosmart tyre and rubber dressing, unsure of name a friend gave me a bottle), dressing the rubbers, shining the badges and exhaust (meguiars metal polish).






I can certainly say I am more than happy with the results and was just disappointed there was no sunshine out for my final pictures!!
















Hope you all like and I've not bored you too much! Any comments or suggestions always welcomed!

Elliott.

PS sorry for the amount of pictures just extremly happy with the results of this one!! Lot of hard work / sore back
 

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Excellent work.

Always surprising how much time/skill goes into these corrections, as most 'ordinary' folk just think you've given it a tickle over with a buffer LOL.
 

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That looks fantastic, very well done, its like a mirror, black always looks the best when its super clean
 

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Excellent work. ED30's are beautiful cars, and black comes up very well.

The more pics the better!
 

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Thanks for all your kind comments guys... All credit must go to the detailer, Elliot. He worked tirelessly for 3 days solid (in between the rain).
He also gave me a DVD with probably 300 hi res pics!!

Rich
 

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Wow!! That mirror finish is absolutely stunning, kudos on an absolutely unreal piece of detailing.

Sent from my ST18i
 
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