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Honda Civic Type R - Ben Parnell - Winner February 2015

Entered for the February 2015 competition.

Competition Entry

Name: Ben Parnell

Make: Honda

Model: Civic Type R

Year: 2005

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Votes/Comments: 290

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How Ben Used Our Products

I have been using Auto Finesse products for a while now and finally got a DA to use with the revitalise polish kit! So I started off the detail with a nice thick Snow Foam, I used Auto Finesse avalanche with a squirt of Auto Finesse lather in it as well for extra suds! Left to dwell for nearly 10 minutes and then jet washed off, then I applied carpro TRIX over the entire car and left that to settle for 5 minutes while I prepared the 2 buckets for the hand wash! Instead of washing it off I applied a thin snow layer over the TRIX, left it for a few mins and then used the 2-bucket method to wash the car using Auto Finesse n lather and a lambs wool mitt.

I'm not concentrating on the wheels at this point as they are being refurbished in the next month or so! So they just had the regular soak with TRIX then after a few minutes cleaned with valet pro bilberry wheel cleaner and a selection of brushes! Once dried I seal them with Auto Finesse mint rims and buff off.

Once washed it was jet washed once more! Then I clayed the whole car using up the rest of the Dodo Juice Basics of Bling lube/clay combo I had left! Once clayed it was foamed once more and then rinsed with an open ended hose and dried with a chemical guys woolly mammoth drying towel including door shuts and boot shuts etc!

Once dried I began taping up all the plastics and panel gaps to minimise the dust distribution from the DA, once taped I sectioned off a small part of the rear quarter panel as a test patch, the swirls aren't seriously bad in most places so I decided I'd try no2 first with the no.2 pad and then use no.1 if I wasn't happy with the finish! Turned out only a few sections (mainly the roof, spoiler and bonnet) needed the harsher compound to get the swirl/scratch free finish! Wiped over with carpro eraser after each stage to remove excess polish and oils left behind! Once polishing was finished I then foamed the car and left it to dwell for 10 minutes to remove as much polish dust as possible! Rinsed and dried in the same manner as before!

I then applied Auto Finesse power seal by means of the DA and a finishing pad, and finished off the body work with a quick application of Gtechniq C2v3 for extra-long lasting shine and protection! The glass was cleaned with Auto Finesse crystal inside and out, the windscreen was polished with Gtechniq G4 and then sealed with 3 coats of G1 with roughly 10 minutes between coats :)

The door shuts were hand polished with Auto Finesse Tripple, and all plastics dressed with Auto Finesse revive! I soaked an old microfibre in AF obliterate and left that on the exhaust tip while I did various smaller bits and pieces and cleaned the glass, then I used #00 and #0000 grade wire wool and Auto Finesse mercury metal polish to clean both inside and outside of the tip and to bring the shine out of it :)

Comments from Voters

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  • I vote for bens civic he deserves to win

  • Come on mate you can do this! Good luck

  • Come on lad good luck

  • Good luck mate

  • Gleaming

  • Mint!

  • Looking good mate!

  • Hope you win ben

  • <3<3<3

  • Love the effect on the water mate!! Very clean!

  • Go on cuz u got this

  • You done the ocd guys proud Ben 👍

  • Ocd clean 👌

  • Amazing finish! Good luck

  • Clean car :)

  • sweet civ

  • cool!

  • Good luck mate

  • I vote for my fellow fuzzy haired friend

  • This car is by far the cleanest ep3 I've come across in the 10years I've been in the business! 👍

  • Immaculate! Top job

  • Good luck big bro

  • Good luck cuz

  • Bens car puts the rest of ours to shame, good luck pal!

  • This dude deserves to win his civic is in amazing condition!

  • clean :0

  • Lovely car

  • I'm not that into cleaning cars, but from the entries this one had the most detailed explanation.

  • best one

  • Nice!!!

  • yeah bhoii

  • Immaculate

  • earned my vote lad

  • brilliant type r

  • Nice motor ben

  • perfect example of looking after a car

  • happy to vote

  • love the mods on this civic !!

  • tint the lights and then will be perfect

  • love this model of car.. keep up the good work

  • prestine condition

  • heres a vote

  • looks sharpe

  • hot

  • voted mate

  • civics

  • nice

  • impresseive

  • spotless

  • spotless

  • Brilliantly immaculate

  • nice

  • Fab

  • Very Clean Example of a Cosmic Grey and had the Honour to see this in person. Great Car

  • beading

  • deserves to win

  • hot

  • unique ep3

  • Gets my vote!!

  • Clean

  • can tell the owner has alot of love for this car

  • looks and sounds amazing

  • justneedsmorehorses

  • Sick ride

  • Nice wheels

  • Ron

  • Hot mate

  • nice car mate

  • Good look from CTRO.

  • Nawteee motor


  • Beauty!! Winner!

  • This has to be number one! SC team

  • Mint.

  • Neat 👍

  • Very nice !!

  • The best colour by far of all the Civics. And all that cleaning makes it pop dude!

  • Great work Ben

  • Good stuff

  • Naughty

  • Nice

  • Clean freak here !

  • Yes Ben

  • Tuned !

  • Seen this around !

  • Hot !

  • Fantastic

  • Very nice clean example there :)

  • Very clean - looks like it rolled of the forecourt if not better!

  • Engine bay is cracking mate

  • This

  • wow, great work! deserves my vote!

  • Wow very clean matey good luck I need to take a leaf out of your book lad

  • Wowzer!

  • I vote Ben!

  • Good work :)

  • Clean !!

  • One of the nicest ep3's

  • Vote for an awesome ep3 at an awesome cleanliness level.

  • hot

  • Such a nice civic !

  • Nice

  • Love the car mate

  • Love it

  • Brah

  • Nice

  • Nice

  • Nice!

  • Sick

  • Nice car man

  • What a mint Honda

  • Awesome looking ep3, job well done

  • Great

  • Top work

  • Stunning

  • such an awesome car!

  • Looks like a lot of time and effort has gone into this. Nice

  • Super

  • Stunning looking car

  • Looks great from CYR

  • great car.

  • Always clean, nice subtle changes to the car

  • Absolutely stunning car! & Awesome photos! :-)

  • Such a nice car, deserves to win!

  • Excellent car!

  • Well done, looks good!

  • Looks brilliant

  • stunning motor!

  • Nice work!

  • I've always loved this ep3! So clean!

  • very nice, looks great

  • Car Treatment Himself

  • Awesome!

  • Nice!

  • Gotta love Vtec, Ben to win!

  • 👍🔰

  • Wow, very nice.

  • Looks sweet!!

  • cracking effort, well done dude

  • This gets my vote

  • mega

  • mega!

  • mega!

  • cool

  • cool

  • Great pics

  • Looks great!

  • I'm a detailer and have seen this car in the flesh and know how much work is put into it. Top job

  • Shiny

  • Vote for Ben he's the best

  • I vote ben

  • Come on Ben you can win this!

  • Mint!

  • stunning car

  • nice

  • well kept car

  • Amazing photos

  • Great job!

  • stunning

  • looks lovely

  • Soooo shiny!!

  • Good luck Ben..

  • I vote for Ben

  • .

  • looks nice

  • (y)

  • Good luck

  • 👌

  • 😃

  • one of the cleanest ep3's ive seen (y) =]

  • Awesome Ben

  • Stunning Cosmic Mate! 👍

  • 👍👍

  • 👍

  • Sex on wheels ;)

  • Shiny!

  • awesome motor

  • Good luck

  • 😀

  • Go on poo nell!

  • :)

  • Fab

  • Good luck

  • emence

  • Good luck!!!

  • WIN

  • awesome!

  • Gleaming :-)

  • Good luck. looking clean

  • Ben Parnell for President!!!

  • beast

  • go on dude

  • Absolutely stunning

  • 😎

  • epic

  • Good luck

  • <3

  • Good luck Ben

  • Good luck :)

  • 😍

  • Beauty of car!

  • Nice job mate keep it up

  • Go on lad u deserve this

  • :)

  • :)

  • 😍😍

  • Loving the shine dude

  • sleek finish

  • Good luck! Cleanest ep3!!

  • beadingporn

  • Gleaming

  • ;-)

  • Dope!

  • Cleanest ep3 I've seen in a long time hope you win Ben (tony)

  • really lovely car!

  • :)

  • This is the one!! Beauty

  • clean looking ride, good product choicd

  • .

  • Vote

  • Beaut of a car- Win Win

  • Great old school car

  • .

  • Nice work as ever dude

  • Gleaming

  • 👍👍👍

  • Great beads, good job, nice finish

  • great beads

  • Nice to read about the process behind the result, which by the way is great.

  • Good Luck:)

  • Paintwork like glass

  • Stylish car for a winnee

  • Wow!

  • Sick ride dude

  • Ben I choose you

  • Do it for honda

  • I vote for benny

  • Pretty car

  • I want that car!

  • A very well looked after civic

  • b

  • Really clean car!!

  • Good luck Ben

  • Win win win

  • Lovely motor deserves the win

  • Very Clean!

  • Look even better in person top work!

  • Clean and Shiny ;)

  • Awesome!

  • Good luck mate us honda guys feel the love

  • Great work, car is looking good!

  • Awesome bud good work

  • great buffing Ben!

  • Love the shine : )

  • Come on Ben!!

  • Go ben go!

  • Good Luck Ben. This guy deserves this win. Such an awesome clean car.

  • Cleanest EP3 ive seen!

  • Good luck Ben!!!

  • Great work mate - car looks great

  • a lot of effort and hard work. Well done you! Looks awesome!

  • Looking good ben

  • awesome

  • Nice!

  • The lengths this guy goes to is unbelievable! Top work!!

  • spectacular

  • Great guy, love his car & takes as much pride in it as all other areas of his life! #toplad

  • can come clean the drifter if you like :)

  • Ben deserves to win something for all his hardwork

  • Seen this in person and the pictures dont do it justice!

  • can tell he loves the car, my car needs some love too lol

  • Benni FTW!

  • Vote

  • Great job Benny 👍

  • Definately be getting you to do mine soon Ben ;)

  • WOW

  • Excellent entry!

  • nice work

  • Beautiful car!

  • Love the beading ;)

  • Very nice car.

  • Very nice!

  • Fantastic finish and a top lad 👍

  • nice work! looks great.

  • I've seen this car in the flesh multiple times at shows and it's always looking fresh.

  • Blatantly obvious Ben knows a thing or two about keeping his Type-R in good nick. Love it!

  • Love it!

  • Amazing car

  • Looks decent lad

  • I can see how much work you put in... looks great! :)

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