Mercedes CLK270 CDI Avantgarde - Richard Harryman
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Name: Richard Harryman
Model: CLK270 CDI Avantgarde
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I need to start off by telling you that this is NOT a show car, it is my everyday car that lives outside on the driveway and is used in all weather. It covers up to 20k miles per year and has well over 150k on the clock.
When I bought it, it was scruffy and generally unloved but with a little work; most of that has been corrected.
So for the full detail, I always start with the wheels. Only because the floor is dry around them so you can kneel down and really get them clean before washing the car. Wheels cleaned with a selection of IRON-X, and Mellow Yellow wheel cleaner. I use a set of Wheel Woolies, Swissvax Washpudel and an AutoGlym wheel brush for the tyres. Seal them with Poorboys Wheel Seal and Dress the tyres with Poorboys Bold and Bright Tyre Gel (after washing the car obviously).
Next I rinse the body, then use Ultimate Snow Foam, Rinse, IRON-X, rinse and wash with the 2 bucket method using Dodo Juice Sour Power shampoo. Then finally I dry with a GTechniq Aero Scratch microfibre drying towel.
I then use Bilt-Hamber soft clay on the paint and then buff with the Dodo Juice Buff Daddy machine polisher and Poorboys Swirl Remover #1.
A final wax with either Dodo Juice Purple Haze or Supernatural, although, a few times a year it is sealed with Poorboys EX-P Sealant.
The Glass cleaned with Dodo Juice Clearly Methanol and a Mint Merkin glass cloth. The interior is very pale grey and so can be easily marked. I use a diluted solution of Poorboys APC for marks on the dash/doors etc. and a stronger mix on heavier soiling or carpets. The Steering wheel and gear knob are treated with Poorboys Leather Stuff, and the Door shuts and engine bay are cleaned with Poorboys APC also and just lightly rinsed as needed.
Admire, Sleep, Wake, Defrost, drive 250 miles to Yorkshire on salty roads, Return, Repeat. ☺