Pre-Road trip Clean :)

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  1. A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Enthusiast

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    Soon off to Europe and probably do around 2500 - 3000 miles. Gave the car a quick clean....with a little one helping and other things to sort it will do for now :)


    First as it was a nice day I did the Sweetpea 'Seatbelt' clean...as my trim is grey I was amazed at the colour of the water afterwards. The belt doesn't look much different in the picture but it it :)

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    The water / vanish cleaning stuff...(that was just one belt)

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    Then a clean and polish using AutoGlym.

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    Reflection shots..for silver I thought quite good.

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    Ready for the off...nearly..

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    Thanks for looking..

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    Not bad for 130K miles :)


    Total clean time about 2hrs.
    Products Autoglym Super Resin polish
    Water
    Autogylm car shampo
    Vanish
     
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  2. npuk

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    developer MB Enthusiast

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    Amen to that - have a great trip.
     
  5. rascalmaster

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    have a super trip!
     
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    I don't think there's a 'legal requirement' regarding these, is there? However, he has a GB number plate on the bike rack so it's not a problem.

    Very clean by the way! :)
     
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    fantastic condition-must make an effort to wash and wax!
     
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    great work, amazing reflections for silver!
     
  10. Bobby Dazzler

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    Pretty good for silver. this is the best i could manage. Taken using iPhone 3GS
     

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    cleaning your car before going on a long trip is akin to wiping your bum before you go no.2's
     
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    Should be reflexionboy!! :D
     
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    Looks great.

    I cheated the other day - I was passing the American Car Wash behind King's Cross station and took mine in for a hand wash and polish - it came out looking much glossier. The paint was needing it after a year in my ownership.

    This was also in prep for a Euro trip :)

    Once the council put the drop kerb in at my new place I'll have a drive once more and will be doing the polishing myself again
     

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