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    Tip: Undertaking training to review and learn new techniques or get a different perspective on things is invaluable.
    I did this Kia Cerato on Monday morning. Normally I would spend almost a day on a job like this, maybe fitting in one regular clean before or after. So it would be 6-7 hours and only using an all in one polish. I clean this car in & out every 3 weeks but the exterior gets fairly hammered by being parked outside all the time, most of that very near trees. I give the exterior a detail about every 6 months, only 3 times so far I think.
    So when I booked this in for the detail I decided I would make use of the things I'd learnt at the Detail Central Garry Dean Training. I've already made changes to some of the things I do every day based on discussions at the seminar and it's been great just to review and refresh everything.
    So the process was:
    Interior Clean - Vacuum all areas and wipe hard surfaces with a damp microfibre
    Garry Dean Wash Method - All exterior done with no hose and less than 10 litres of water using Protect All Quick & Easy Wash and some APC for wheels.
    Surface Preparation - HD Prep Towel with Quick & Easy Wash 30ml to 1L as lube
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    Polish - HD Polish on Scholl Orange pad with C900. Speed 5 with bursts to 6 as required on heavy water spots, light scratch etc. Moderate to firm pressure was used and arm movement was not fast but probably quicker than most people are using. Each section got 1 pass which consisted of 2 'S' patterns one left to right and 1 up and down. I did the roof in 4 sections and the bonnet in 2, this was done with the one 6 inch pad. I then switched to 5 inch pads and did the front bumper, rear and A & D? pillars with one. All the passenger side with another and all the driver side with another. So 4 pads used, 1 x 6 inch and 3 x 5 inch. I thought I may have needed more, but all was good. I polished all the area I was going to do with the pad, took it off the machine and then buffed off any residue. This gave the backing plate and machine a chance to cool down before going again. I also put the pad in the bucket of left over wash solution to soak it, this helped clean polish out of the pad and didn't waste the left over solution.
    Door Sills/Jams - These areas were wiped down with a damp microfibre that had a few squirts of clay lube on it. I do this as part of my regular clean but did it now in case of any polishing dust or polish getting caught in there, there was a small amount.
    Panel Clean - I then wiped over all the exterior of the car with AutoSmart PrepWash to clean away any polish oils or whatever else. I wiped over all paint, plastics, glass, wheel arches and wheels.
    I did no taping up at all so did get a few areas where polish was on the rubber or plastic. Most of this went when buffing off and any remainder was cleaned with the PrepWash.
    Protect - This was done with Permanon Platinum Supershine at 5% dilution, I used 10ml to make a 200ml solution. Product was sprayed on the surface then wiped over with a microfibre cloth to cover the area, no buffing off is required. Entire exterior of the vehicle was done with that amount of product, paint, glass, plastic, wheel arches and wheels.
    Windows - Windows and mirrors cleaned inside and outside with AutoSmart Smartglass and a waffle weave microfibre.
    Deodorise - A few sprays of AutoSmart Autofresh berry fragrance
    Tyres - Dressed with AutoSmart High Style (non silicone).
    I got all of this done in approximately 4 hours 30 minutes. I can't be exact with the time but I know I got there about 07:45 and was at my next job before 13:00. I was parked on the street which put me about 50m from the vehicle and obviously had to make several trips back and forth to setup and pack up. I stopped to eat and drink a couple of times and was on the phone at least once. This allowed me to go and get 3 other cars cleaned for the day instead of the usual 1. I also did a better job in that I polished the paint and protected the whole exterior rather then using an all in one polish and simply cleaning all other areas.
    No before or during shots, all afters.
















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    Nice work Trev...fast and profitable.
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    Well done Trev. This was exactly the point of the training. Not to completely change the way you do things, but to hopefully learn some ways to be more effective with our time but still maintain quality. I've done the same thing myself, namely with engine bay cleaning and interiors. Those weren't the only things I took away from the training but even if they were it still would have been worthwhile

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    Great work trev. That red is getting deep in the last shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinsnips View Post
    Nice one Trev.



    Tip:
    When you come across really manky badge grime or built up crud in vents, try using an acid based wheel cleaner and a soft bristled brush. Spray in, agitate, blast out. 30 seconds, job done.* Same story with plastic wheel arch liners.

    You can use Permanon Platinum to spray into these areas, along with door shuts, panel gaps etc, where you'd normally struggle to seal. Spray it in a freshly cleaned engine bay to make cleaning significantly easier next time around. I imagine it would be the same sort of story with HydrO2.


    *disclaimer - test spot, safety gear, yadayada
    ALI KING from auto smart awesome product I get a lot of cars from the northern territory from time to time and this stuff for red dirt is awesome and for yellowing around badges and for wheels with shocking break dust glued on this is the only solution when time is a factor
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsrx8gt View Post
    great work trev. I have a hard on .
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    Tea towel rail from wherever you can find one couple of bucks from Bunnings


    A bit of space saving, or in my case 'See, I don't have too much stuff, it all fits on one shelf.'*
    Planning to get another one with some S hooks to hang brushes on.










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    Cheers Dan - but I think you're half the problem - why can't my paint look like yours after I've finished it!?! Unobtainable perfection! Haha
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    Nice job Bryan don't see many HD products there though.
    Yeah I'm a Volvo driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KNGPN View Post
    *To those who may have assume this is me speaking to my wife. This is me, speaking to my therapist.
    Fixed.
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    Just used some simple green foaming bbq cleaner to clean the inside of some wheels covered in grease and mud and it worked a treat. Seems very similar to their foaming crystal cleaner which we use at work to clean coal off underground equipment.
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