Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG Sport - Ben Graves - Winner April 2013
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Name: Ben Graves
Model: A-Class AMG Sport
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How Ben Used Our Products
Having taken delivery of the vehicle 3 months ago, last weekend provided the first real opportunity to get out and spend some time with the new arrival!
After a dismal winter, the car was caked in salt and general road grime so the first step was to apply Valet Pro Citrus Pre-Wash to the car. Whilst this was soaking a liberal application of Valet Pro Bilberry was sprayed onto each wheel and allowed to dwell for 10 minutes. A quick flick over with a Vikan brush and pressure wash quickly removed the brake dust and grime.
By this time the pre-wash was ready to remove and a quick spray with the pressure washer quickly removed a lot of the dirt that had accumulated over the months.
Embracing the two bucket method (with grit guards), a thorough wash using Dodo Juice’s Born to be Mild and a sheepskin mitt was completed. The car was dried off using the Chemical Boy’s Mini-Miracle without having to wring it out once!
Once dried the real fun began! The first step was to remove some of the tar marks with Autoglym’s tar remover and was then followed by some clay action with the Bilt-Hamber Soft Auto clay. Using simply water as a lube, this clay worked wonders in the low temperature, removing plenty of rubbish from the paintwork.
The paint was then prepared with Dodo Juice’s Lime Prime; applying with a foam applicator and removing with a microfibre. Keeping with the theme of Dodo Juice, two coats of their Supernatural Hybrid Sealant was applied with great ease and buffed off with a clean microfibre.
I decided to seal the windows with Gtechniq’s G1 and carefully followed the instructions polishing the screen first with their G4 polish and then applying three separate coats of G1 to the windscreen, two to the rear and one to the side windows. A little bit of elbow grease and use of the supplied G2 residue remover finished off the process.
Finally to the wheels which had Poorboys Wheel Sealant applied (twice) and the tyres coated with Meguiars Endurance Gel.
Internally, a simple hover, clean with Auto Finesse Total and finish with their Spritz Interior Detailer was all that was required.
Two days later you would never have know that it had been through all of the above! God bless the Great British weather!