Vauxhall Astravan SE - Chris Halifax - Winner March 2010
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Name: Chris Halifax
Model: Astravan SE
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How Chris Used Our Products
Because my paint work is delicate I have to take extra care when cleaning it. I start by setting up my hose pipe on a powerful setting and work it over the whole car making sure all the loose grit and dust is removed. I then set up 4 buckets. 1 for my alloys and 3 for the paint work. 1 which has the grit guard and warm clean water in it. The 2nd has just clean water in it and the last with Meguiars NXT generation car wash in it.
I start by going to work on the alloys. I get a bucket and get 2 good dollops of the NXT generation car wash in it. Using the Meguiars Deep Pile Microfiber Wash Mitt, the Melody wheel back brush and the Autoglym hi-tech wheel brush. I clean the alloys perfectly making sure the Meguiars foams up a lot.
After this, I go to work on the paint work starting with the roof using the Meguiars 100% lambs wool mitt cleaning it every 8th of the car using the 3 bucket system. After this I dry the car completely using the Autoglym water blade and Monza drying tool. Once I am happy with this, I start with the turtle wax ‘ice’ range liquid clay bar working it in by hand all over the car using the Meguiars foam applicator pad. After the whole car is covered, I then rinse the car off making sure all the suds have gone and ready for the next stage. Going on for 3 hours now.
It’s time to use the best scratch remover on the market, the Menzerna power finish 203s, However its recommended you use with a machine. I don’t have one so I did this by hand as well using a clean Meguiars foam applicator pad. I worked it throughout the whole car maintaining equal pressure throughout. After I have done the whole car. I go back around using an array of microfiber polishing cloths using several brands including poor boys, Meguiars and Autoglym.
Making sure all the Menzerna is removed I then apply the Turtle wax ‘ice’ range synthetic paste polish using Soft Buff 2.0 Foam Finishing Pad. Leaving this to dry for no more than 10 minute I buff it off using clean microfiber clothes and lastly going over it with the Meguiars ultimate wipe producing a show room shine.
I then go back to the alloys and apply Rimwax to them again allowing it to dry for around 5 minutes. Once it has dried, using a clean microfiber cloth I buff the alloys until sparkling.
Nearly done now I apply a generous amount of Meguiars endurance tyre gel in conjunction with the applicator to match.
Lastly I clean and polish the glass using the NXT glass cleaner by Meguiars.
9 hard hours later and a bulging right arm.
She is done. What do you think?