Renaultsport Clio 197 - David Snape
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Name: David Snape
Model: Clio 197
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How David Used Our Products
I wanted to show that it's NOT impossible to achieve great results by using some traditional methods, affordable products and try out some of the newest products...all with patience and dedication. My car is a 2008 '57 Renaultsport Clio 197 in Albi Blue, a beautiful colour that when detailed reveals all its glorious colour.
The paintwork is in 'good' condition and I wanted to bring out the mica in the paint. My first attention was to wash the wheels and inside of the arches. Used a degreaser, and brush, then rinsed off using a hose. Clayed to give a smooth surface to add Poorboys Wheel Sealant. I then washed the car using two bucket method with a microfibre mitt and Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo. Quite a straight forward process. Rinsed off, and then repeated.
After rinsing, my next step is to move onto using the Meguiars Clay Kit, plenty of detailing spray and the clay, one panel at a time, using a clean microfibre to wipe off the lubricant after. Already a shine is evident.
Next up, Autoglym Super Resin Polish, hand applied in a light coat, removed using a microfibre. After this, a second coat is applied again, by hand, and removed.
The next process is to use the Autoglym EGP - great product, much underrated but very effective- applied in thin coats and repeated, works very well. Again, by hand.
Glass work done inside and out using Autoglym Fast Glass. Any residue on the plastics and trim from the SRP and EGP can be removed by using the Autoglym Fast Glass on them.
The wheels are ready to take the sealant by Poorboys, and the bodywork, the Nattys Paste Wax (Blue). Again, for the bodywork, do many thin coats, a real pleasure to use the Nattys Paste Wax. Before applying this, the car was shining after the AG products, but this gives a subtle darkening to the paintwork and that added protection.
The wheels were sealed and you can then use the Nattys on these too, for extra shine. Rubber door seals and treated with Autoglym Vinyl & Rubber care on an applicator pad. Again, an easy to use product and easy to remove over spray with some detailer.
Other parts were sprayed with GT85, a super versatile product, gives a natural waterproofed protection and blackens plastics when left to dry naturally; also, Meguiars NXT Speed Detailer is very good for plastic trim, especially for its price.
Tyres were treated using Poorboy's Bold & Bright Tyre Dressing, it was my first time using it and it gives a satisfactory lustre and is lasting well even now.