Sorting out a Black Bentley GTC for a Bentley Dealer

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  1. PaulHVD

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    I had to sort out this black GTC for a dealer that had had the car on stock for over 150 days :eek:

    The car was suffering from the usual swirls and a few da marks, but where it was black it showed up pretty bad in the light.

    They had got some interest in the car from a very fussy client so they wanted the car prepped correctly.

    I'll let the pics do the talking....

    The car was washed/de-tarred and clayed but no picks as the wash bay was needed....

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    Once all the polishing was complete the car was then re-washed to remove any dust etc from polishing.

    I then set to polishing the Bentley Grill.....

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    Over 2 hrs was spent with a microfibre and some cotton buds with some metal polish...

    The results speak for themselves though....

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    Next was waterproofing the hood with 303 fabric guard, I applied 2 coats in all over the course of the detail.

    Next step to finish the paintwork, fully ipa'd to remove polishing oils then on with some Zaino z2 sealant, finally the wheels sealed, tyres dressed and exhausts polished, glass sealed etc.

    Finished pics, no bright sun which was a shame.

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    The car was then put in the showroom ready for the client to view, he then bought it. So it does show that detailing cars correctly does pay off.

    I was then asked to do the Mulsanne,but couldn't fit it in my diary at short notice with my busy schedule.

    Paul
     
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    Ah yes, the first one you stole from me after bombarding them with emails after I mentioned about it, classy chap ;)

    Also heard you had a moan on the phone at them yesterday :)

    These would never of been posted if I hadn't shown the mulsanne.
     
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    Mmmmmmm!!

    What would you use if the hood had started to grey to make it nice an jet black again??
     
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    Firstly you only got the Mulsanne because I was too busy!

    ??? had a moan at them on the phone. Don't know where you get your info from but before you start slandering mate I'm get your facts correct...

    Shall we mention your mishap with machine polishing, where you burnt through??? and you detail cars while under the influence of *****.....

    Don't start Adam
     
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    Renovo do the colour bye kits for soft top roofs. ;) great product, but i love the 303 for just re-proofing the roof's, I also use it on carpets, fabric seats too.

    great product but well worth the cost.
     
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    Perhaps we need a Bentley section?
     
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    Any tricks to using the Renovo, I've got some here but have not done it yet......
     
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    It's a forum, Its if good enough for 1 to post all HIS work then it's good enough for anyone...

    Why all the stupid tags being added to my threads? I've already pm'd admin a few days back but still NO reply...

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    Which part of the Renovo kits? the cleaner/dye/proofer or all of it?

    This chaps done a excellent write up thread on how to use the whole Renevo kit

    http://www.beautechnique.co.uk/page32.htm

    I hope I don't get slated for adding this link too.....
     
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    I've got the cleaner, reviver and proofer here. Seen the video but it is always nice to get someone who has done it a few times who doesn't make it to let us in on a trick or two......:)

    Hood is black.
     
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    It's not a video it's a detailed write up with tips and show's you how to use each step correctly...
     
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    They have a video on the youtube. Take a look and see if that is how you do it.......
     
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    I can't find his video, there's a few on there, 1 of which is 306 soft top? that the 1 your talking about?
     
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    I'm not starting, you are by the sounds of it. I spoke to Bentley this morning, something about losing 3 days work when you're already booked up for 3 weeks. Not much of a loss.


    I'll mention it it's ok, using wool for the first time and I made my one and only error. Learnt and moved on. Honesty is hard to find these days.

    What I do in my own time is my own business and doesn't affect my work.

    Since you're getting personal it's clear you're just annoyed/upset/****** off that you lost the Mulsanne. :)
     
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    not at all Adam, don't forget who gave you £££'s of work last year with hardly any thanks at all.

    I had booked out 3 days of my diary for the 1st Mulsanne which was a few weeks back now for 1st sept, which I then get told has been, well you know the story. I had 3 days booked out and which I normally take a £50 cancellation fee to cover my diary slot which you'll find most detailers do, well infact most people that run a business.

    It's hard to re-book a job for that day as you well know most details are carried out over a few days and at weekends.

    Look I don't jump on your threads butting in, so stay off mine...
     
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    No I dont do it like in that video, well there methods anyway. the product application is ok, view the thread and pics i sent, just watch out on paintwork for any splashes etc, best to cover the cars paintwork and glass etc.
     
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