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Thread: Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

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    Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

    It's getting nippy out there folks!


    This morning saw me spend 4 hours or so decontaminating, then protecting the paintwork on this rather nice VW Scirocco 1.4 TSI.


    The aim of the day was to clean the paintwork as best as possible in the time given and lay some protection down for Winter, to ensure the paintwork, glass and wheels are protected through the Winter period.


    Some befores:



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    As always, wheels, tyres and arches first with G101, EZ Detail Brush and Envy Wheel Brushes.


    First off though, I rinsed the wheels and arches with the rather lovely Kranzle K7, I muuuust get me one of these beasts!



    P1060527 by RussZS, on Flickr



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    Next, the car was foamed with Auto Finesse Lather via Foam Lance:



    P1040006 by RussZS, on Flickr



    P1040009 by RussZS, on Flickr


    G101 on the rubber... wow!



    P1040012 by RussZS, on Flickr




    G101 on door shuts:



    P1040015 by RussZS, on Flickr



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    The car was then hand washed with Lather and Lambswool Wash Mitt, then rinsed.


    Next up, we attacked the Tar with Tardis:



    P1040034 by RussZS, on Flickr



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    P1040033 by RussZS, on Flickr


    The car was then rinsed.


    It was evident at this point, that the paintwork was LITTERED with small iron particles, orange in colour.


    I had Autobrite's Purple Rain in my collection, so I began using this and working my way around the car.


    It's quite slow to begin working, but when it does, the results look good:



    P1040052 by RussZS, on Flickr


    We decided to do a 50/50 between Iron X (right side) and Purple Rain (left side)


    Quite a difference here:



    P1040046 by RussZS, on Flickr


    Iron X side:



    P1040047 by RussZS, on Flickr


    Purple Rain side:



    P1040048 by RussZS, on Flickr


    This pic was taken after a 7 minute dwell time.


    I personally much prefer the watery consistency of IronX, as you seem to use much less product, and I like the way it runs down the paint. Also, it reacts far more quickly than Purple Rain.


    As a further test, we re-treated the boot to Iron-X, after leaving Purple Rain to react for 15 minutes or so.


    Particles visible after Purple Rain, and tbf those lumps would have needed a couple of applications of any product!



    P1040053 by RussZS, on Flickr


    Iron X after PR:



    P1040057 by RussZS, on Flickr



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    P1040060 by RussZS, on Flickr


    That's quite some reaction! Much more of the iron was released from this second application, although the car probably needed another 'hit', but we decided to remove what was left with clay.


    For me, after seeing this comparison, I would probably favour Iron-X from now on, despite the apparent higher purhcase price, I like the way it reacts quite quickly, and it seems more concentrated and allows better coverage due to its non clingy consistency. We used maybe 5-10ml on the doors and boot, but I used a good 250ml of Purple Rain on the rest of car!


    The car was moved inside for claying, with Glide and AF Clay:



    P1040067 by RussZS, on Flickr


    It didn't pick much up and no pics of the clay used I'm afraid (I was in a rush!)


    Next up, Auto Finesse Tripple on a MF Pad:



    P1040068 by RussZS, on Flickr


    Opti Seal was used on the wheels:



    P1040069 by RussZS, on Flickr


    Pinnacle Black Onyx on the tyres:



    P1040071 by RussZS, on Flickr


    Then two coats of Tough Coat via applicator:



    P1040072 by RussZS, on Flickr


    Revive on plastics:



    P1040073 by RussZS, on Flickr


    and the afters....



    P1040074 by RussZS, on Flickr



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    Optimum Metal Polish on the exhaust:



    P1040086 by RussZS, on Flickr



    P1040091 by RussZS, on Flickr



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    Total time - an assisted 4 hours!


    We also added Nanolex Premium to the windscreen and gave the interior a quick vacuum with Henry, glass with AF Crystal and plastics with APC


    Thanks for reading!


    Russ.


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    Re: Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

    its suprising how dirty even the newest of cars can get good job matey

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    Re: Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

    looks better than new.....

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    Re: Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

    lovely job on a lovely car

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    Re: Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

    Wow look at that car shine!

    Crazy amount of iron on there - cant believe that!

    Amazing job again - takes car washing to a whole new level
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    Re: Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

    Thanks guys

    If you wanted something similar, I am offering this level of detail (which is more focussed around protection, than correction) for about £60 (materials cost a good £20 or so!!)

    Thanks,

    Russ.

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    Re: Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

    whats tht purple stuff you use???? is it like a tar remover??? how much is that a bottle ???
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    Re: Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

    I had Autobrite's Purple Rain in my collection

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    Re: Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

    Indeed, but get Iron X instead, as its a LOT more effective, as the test proves

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    Re: Winter Protection Detail - VW Scirocco TSI

    Quote Originally Posted by RussZS View Post
    Indeed, but get Iron X instead, as its a LOT more effective, as the test proves
    I'll be in touch next month matey...

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