Custom Passat Showcar Detail

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7 years 6 months ago #164295 by -ashley-
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Right folks so it’s Edition38 this weekend (massive VAG show) and I thought I would show you one of the cars I have prepped (I have done a few) so you can keep your eye out if anyone is going. It’s a b5.5 Passat in Samoa Pearl .

As with my last thread posted on here I didn’t have time for photos of each stage so I will just explain the process and then show you some pictures at the end (also please note that when I did the job the bad ass wheels weren‘t on, hence no mention of wheel / arch cleaning):

- Rinsed thoroughly (so I don’t have to repeat myself all water used was 0ppm reverse osmosised water).

- Sprayed with Valet Pro Orange Pre-wash (1:5), left to dwell and rinsed off.

- Sprayed with Valet Pro Orange Pre-wash (1:5), shuts, handles etc were agitated with an envy detailing brush, left to dwell and rinsed off.

- Washed with the two bucket method using grit guarded buckets (which I don’t think I’ll be using anymore but that’s for a different thread), CG Glossworkz and a Dodo Juice Yeti mitt.

- Rinsed very well.

- Dried with an Aeolus touch less dryer.

- Lower half of the car was sprayed with AS Tardis. I left this to work for a while and then gave it all a careful wipe over with an MF cloth before rinsing thoroughly.

- The whole vehicle was then covered in Wolf’s Decon Gel, which was left to dry to a hard shell before being thoroughly rinsed off with a strong PW jet.

- Washed again with the two bucket method using grit guarded buckets, CG Glossworkz and a Dodo Juice Yeti mitt.

- Dried with an Aeolus touch less dryer.

- Taken under cover and masked up.

- Tried various machine polishing combinations on my test are until I found one that would give the most cut whilst still leaving a deep, reflective hologram free finish. In the end I settled on S3 Gold with 3M yellow pads. I also tried to tackle some very VERY severe defects with S3 and a wool pad. As this was an enhancement some marks remained, especially on the roof where it looked like bird lime etching / egg protein etching coupled with marks left behind from a very crude attempt to remove the etching (scourer / brillo pad by the looks of it).

- Then the car was dusted over very carefully with a lambs wool duster. Trim was dressed with Megs Hyper Dressing, glass was cleaned with VP Citrus Bling at correct dilution ratio and some general tidying up.

- CG EZ Crème Acrylic Glaze applied with my DAS-6 and some ECC Red Coolfoam Pads.

- Now for the wax. I had sampled this wax before but had only just bought a pot for myself so decided to give it it’s first outing, CG Celeste Detagglio .

Finished shots:







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7 years 6 months ago #164320 by haze
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that looks really nice.. love the colour too

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7 years 6 months ago #164323 by Chris CW
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Very nice motor!
Nice job too, think ill bring my car to you at the start of next years show season ;)

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7 years 6 months ago #164335 by -ashley-
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The colour is great, the pictures don't do it justice!!! Thanks for the kind comments.

Chris you're more than welcome to book in, working on soft Jap paint will be a nice break from all the rock hard German stuff i've worked on the past couple of weeks. I'll sort you out with a good price too ;), you just have to let me know what you want.

Ashley

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7 years 6 months ago #164338 by haze
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how much roughly did it cost for the passat to be done

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7 years 6 months ago #164339 by -ashley-
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This job cost £246.50 for the job and £50 for travel costs (he was in March, Cambridgeshire). Prices vary greatly though, if you want an individual quote I can work to almost any budget :).

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7 years 6 months ago #164351 by -ashley-
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Here is a slightly more hi-res photo of it (taken at Edition38):

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6065/611 ... 2b8e_b.jpg

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7 years 6 months ago #164420 by -ashley-
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7 years 6 months ago #164438 by Bee
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very nice ashley :D
aston martin wheels his daily and the porkers his show rims? someones spent a bit of money on it lol

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7 years 6 months ago #164442 by -ashley-
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Yeah the Astons are dailies but he got them silly cheap!!!! And he already had the eta betas from his previous car so just got those refurbished. the guy has got money though, he has a E46 M3, Mk2 TT and a nice Polo, reckon he must deal (cars of course) haha.

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