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Re: Wax V Sealant V Super sealants

Whilst the lines are blurring a bit, I feel that certain distinctions remain. The old wax and sealants are protection and enhancement product, the new 'super' sealants are more protection (and rely on the underlying surface having suitable appearance).

These days, a professional 'wax' is highly unlikely to be without sealant component. Wax in isolation simply cannot compete with the characteristics endowed by some of the recent technologies. Sealants are extremely 'tunable' products and we can make them look wax like by fiddling with the formulation, these days it seems that the tendency is to do just that whereas previously other considerations were key. Super sealants are a bit of a difficult area thanks to the marketeers. Some of those noted above as being 'super' are merely regular sealants tuned towards durability. This is also partly responsible for the impression that 'super' sealants are getting easier to apply. The reality is that super sealants are not getting easier to apply, just your average super sealant is nowhere near as super as the marketeers would have you believe. This is a bit of a shame because some of the superior products get overshadowed by much cheaper alternatives which are pumped with marketing testosterone.

In spite of the little rant, my favourite products are the advanced 'normal' sealants. It can give the appearance of wax without the hassle and limitation of durability, it can give much of the durability of a super sealant without the compromise on appearance and the extra difficulty of application. Yes, it won't last just as long as the latter, but most of us are enthusiasts... I find it hard to wash a car without wanting to add a quick layer of something new - so I don't really want something that lasts forever!
by PiP
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:15 am
 
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Re: MX5 Winter to Summer

Cracking work there Mark, bet the customer was happy that hes found a high quality mobile car valeting service in Scarborough to keep his pride and joy spic and span :D

Mr Suds
by Admin
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:38 pm
 
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Re: MX5 Winter to Summer

That is one VERY clean and tidy MX5, nice one Mark

Chris
by Shine My Ride
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:03 pm
 
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Re: MX5 Winter to Summer

Very nice! I fancy a nice weekend MX5 mk1. Have you had many issues with the old car cancer, rusty seals and arches? Hopefully we'll get a summer?!
by GoodwinCarDetailing
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:08 pm
 
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VW Golf GTD Full Valet by Shine My Ride

So I had a booking to carry out a full valet on a VW Golf in Burnham-On-Sea . I hadn't seen the vehicle beforehand, so was more than a little surprised when I pulled up to see this:
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/cjclaydon/55%20plate%20VW%20Golf%20GTD/IMAG1491_zps38dfafc3.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/cjclaydon/55%20plate%20VW%20Golf%20GTD/IMAG1490_zps3e616369.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/cjclaydon/55%20plate%20VW%20Golf%20GTD/IMAG1488_zps5abbce3a.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/cjclaydon/55%20plate%20VW%20Golf%20GTD/IMAG1487_zps9d65bb50.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/cjclaydon/55%20plate%20VW%20Golf%20GTD/IMAG1489_zps23c8500f.jpg

Forgot to take pics of the interior :oops: , but there was more dirt inside than on the outside. And the observant among you will have noted the GTD in the title, and the GTI front end, and R32 back end.

So once the exterior was fully clean, it was time to improve an already great looking car. Menz PO203S on a green hex pad on the DA seemed to deepen the colour a little bit. This was then topped with Klasse AIO. The Klasse was also used on the glass, cleaning it very effectively. Trim dressed with a Ceramic Protection Systems sample product, tyres with an online supplier Long Life Rubber Dressing. Exhausts polished with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish.

The interior was cleaned with ValetPro Interior APC, and plastics treated with Autosmart Pazzaz.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/cjclaydon/55%20plate%20VW%20Golf%20GTD/IMAG1494_zpsbfa67eb4.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/cjclaydon/55%20plate%20VW%20Golf%20GTD/IMAG1495_zps01fc8a78.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/cjclaydon/55%20plate%20VW%20Golf%20GTD/IMAG1497_zps68423e91.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/cjclaydon/55%20plate%20VW%20Golf%20GTD/IMAG1496_zpsda52221a.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t306/cjclaydon/55%20plate%20VW%20Golf%20GTD/IMAG1498_zps9676d0ec.jpg

As this was 'just' a full valet, I hope you can see a difference. Comments and criticism welcome

Thanks for looking

Chris
by Shine My Ride
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:38 pm
 
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Re: Barn Find VR6

People of a certain age will remember when those vans first appeared, and were called British Leyland Sherpa.

That is an impressive turnaround on the VR6 Mark. How long did that take?

Big Stig
by Big Stig
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:45 am
 
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Re: Barn Find VR6

Ooooo now THAT is a transformation Mark

The Golf GTD customer told me he has a Mk1 VR6, hoping I might get to work on that one.

Chris
by Shine My Ride
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:10 am
 
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Re: Buckets

The last ones I had were from an online supplier http://www.an online supplier.co.uk/buckets-guard-grit-c-70.html
by Shine My Ride
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:52 am
 
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Re: Trim 50/50

Liking that Mark.

Are you buffing the Concept Vista off, or just leaving it to level out itself?

Chris
by Shine My Ride
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:50 am
 
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Re: Trim 50/50

Looking good, love that bumper shot!
by Superior Valeting
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:24 pm
 
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Re: Barn Find VR6

The dust actually protected the paint from the bird cr@p. :lol: :lol:

Top work there bud, looks a tidy one aswell.

Dave
by DMD Detailing
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:15 am
 
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Re: Barn Find VR6

How do people let their cars get in that state !? Lol turned out nice though
by kev1789
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:39 am
 
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Re: Barn Find VR6

Fair play, that was a challenge for sure, bet the customer was well pleased
by Superior Valeting
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:40 pm
 
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Re: Barn Find VR6

nice work mate looks the biz...
by G3valeting
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:38 pm
 
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Re: 2004 Nissan Navara - Pre-Sale Full Valet

Spic & Spanners Valeting wrote:Looking good Sir.

Could I squeeze all my gear in the back??????....... Goes to pistonheads... lol


Thanks Mark

If it had a normal hardtop, you probably could lol

Chris
by Shine My Ride
Fri May 03, 2013 6:39 pm
 
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Re: Barn Find VR6

Looks ace mate,love taking on jobs like those!
by Nano Ceramic Coating
Sat May 04, 2013 4:45 pm
 
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Re: 1959 Buick

WOW, thanks for sharing that one with us Mark, stunning looking car :D

Mr Suds
by Admin
Mon May 06, 2013 9:06 am
 
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Re: 1959 Buick

:P Thats fantastic.... what a car, does he use this for shows?

Dan The Man
by Danny
Mon May 06, 2013 2:31 pm
 
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Re: 1959 Buick @SpicAndSpanners

Oh now THAT is nice Mark, looks amazing mate

Chris
by Shine My Ride
Mon May 06, 2013 5:50 pm
 
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Re: Poor dealer prep. Merc B Class

Great turnaround Mark, the dealers are getting a right showing up this month LOL

Mr Suds
by Admin
Mon May 06, 2013 9:11 am
 
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Re: Poor dealer prep. Merc B Class

Fxxking dealers, great makeover mate :D

Dan The Man
by Danny
Mon May 06, 2013 2:50 pm
 
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Re: Poor dealer prep. Merc B Class

Ah good old dealer prep! Great work Mark, now looking as it should.

How long before people realize that dealer sold sealants are about the extra money, not about protecting the custys car
by Big Stig
Mon May 06, 2013 10:45 am
 
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Re: Poor dealer prep. Merc B Class

Nice one bud, love the last pic 8-)

Dave
by DMD Detailing
Mon May 06, 2013 12:19 pm
 
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Re: Poor dealer prep. Merc B Class

Now the customer finally has the car looking the way it should, thanks to you Mark

Nice rescue mate

Chris
by Shine My Ride
Mon May 06, 2013 5:26 pm
 
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