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Normally I wash wax and polish it myself but the inside needed a good going over so i went the lazy route and took it for a mini valet then took some photos before it could get rained on, its the first time i've taken new photos since I swapped the headlamps for darker ones, so they add to the darker rims, darker side repeaters and black grille:
It was hard work, but very satisfying. :) Whilst I normally give my car a quick wash every week to keep it "clean", I hadn't made the effort to clean it properly for probably around a year, and it was really showing. The paintwork was pretty lifeless and rough to the touch, and the bottom half was especially bad since it was saturated with hundreds of tar spots and other bits of embedded grime. The interior also hadn't been touched in ages, but wasn't too bad compared to the exterior. So, this weekend, and last, I took advantage of the nice weather to try and get my car spotless again and finally use some of the AutoGlym products I had been amassing thanks to Halfords' 3 for 2 offers. Last weekend was when most of the hard work was done. The car was washed and vacuumed, then dried before I set about removing all the tar deposits. The car was then clayed, and treated to a course of Super Resin Polish. I also done the alloys and dressed the tyres. That was where I left things though as it looked like it might start raining. Plus, I was getting pretty tired of all that rubbing and polishing. Fast-forward to this weekend, and the car was washed and dried once more. At this point I noticed how dull and faded the black paint on my door frames were, so I rejuvenated those with AG Paint Renovator then treated the car to another layer of SRP, before finishing the job with High Definition Wax to seal in the shine. Rubbers, plastics and glass were also done to complete the look, plus the wheels and tyres once again. A quick pass of the interior and engine bay followed, with the main task being to clean and condition the leather seats. No pics of this I'm afraid, or before, or during shots of any of the work I done. Just these few snaps taken in early morning sunshine which doesn't really show the deep shine very well. In person, the car looks tremendous and I'll be trying to keep it that way. Maybe even use this topic as a cleaning log of sorts...I'll make sure I take better pictures next time though. Products Used: AG Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner AG High-Tech Microfibre Drying Towel AG Intensive Tar Remover AG Rapid Detailer AG Clay Bar AG Super Resin Polish AG Clean Wheels AG Instant Tyre Dressing AG Paint Renovator AG High Definition Wax AG Fast Glass AG Vinyl & Rubber Care AG Bumper & Trim Gel AG Autofresh AG Engine & Machine Cleaner AG Leather Cleaner AG Leather Care Balm AG Interior Shampoo