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|Pudsey_Bear||Getting fed up of looking at it so I might give it a try over a few days.|
|barryd||Looks alright to me. Have you seen my roof?|
If you use clay:-
- make sure you have warmed it up. I do this by hand but you can pop it into a mug of hot water too. Then knead it to make it malleable.
- make sure to use plenty of lubrication otherwise you will scratch the surface.
- keep folding it once you have made a pass or two as it will pick up.
- if you drop it on the floor (likely) discard it.
- change the piece you are using regularly as otherwise any gritty bits will come back to the surface of the clay.
- do not use a circular motion or else you will get swirl marks. Try and do straight lines if you can, following the contours of the bodywork where appropriate.
Just to let you know I have used clays for quote a few years when car detailing and you do learn by bitter experience!
It's not a tough job to do really and very rewarding.
You need to wash and dry the vehicle first before doing the claying. Then wash and dry the vehicle again after the claying. Then you then need to polish and then seal with wax really.
Hard work but you get a great finish. Its not a quick process but if you have time maybe split the job over 2 days.
|Pudsey_Bear||Thanks Andy, I'll look into that, but it might be too big a job for me, there are a couple of bits of paintwork which need attention so I might get it washed, painted and the get the whole van buffed.|
You can't beat good old T Cut.
How do you eat an elephant --- one bite at a time . Have fun.
|HermanHymer||I had my roof cleaned up by Tourershine and they did a super job. However their process doesn't stay shiny for ever. I use Silky on my moho. and Turtle Wax on the Fiat bit. I just do it bit by bit as I can manage.|
I would suggest that as it’s clearly metal bodied rather than GRP that the first thing you try is “Meguires Qwik Clay” It’s an odd product, it comes with a lump of putty like material and a spray bottle of liquid. You knead the putty into a flat blob, spray the liquid onto the bodywork and then gently rub the putty around in circular movements in the liquid. First off it feels like you are trying to sandpaper the bodywork and then, suddenly, all goes smooth.
I have no idea how it works but it drags all the surface contaminates like tree sap, road grime etc off. The finish it leaves is, literally like glass. I have no idea how it does what it does, I reckon it’s actually Voodoo
I got put onto it when I got lime sap on a two week old car. I tried just about everything with zero effect until a car mad pal told me to give it a go. It worked!!
The beauty of it is that you don’t have to rub like you are trying to grind the surface away, just let the stuff glide on the liquid until it all goes free and easy.
Before pictures, dunno when I'll get it cleaned and polished might leave it til spring, it's on SORN for now.
Bonnet has a big dent in it but I have a replacement in the garage, and I have the back off side plastic on order.
@Mrplodd Its the old self build I did in 2011
@Drew hmm good idea it looks awful right now, I'll go get some pictures before it gets too dark.
|Drew||How about a before and after picture Kev?|
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