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Volkswagen up! - Dave Clee

Entered for the January 2015 competition.

Competition Entry

Name: Dave Clee

Make: Volkswagen

Model: up!

Year: 2012

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Votes/Comments: 58

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Volkswagen up!
Volkswagen up!

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My car is painted from factory in Volkswagen Candy White, I have owned it from new. The wheels are Porsche Design 90s custom finished in Elize Bronze.

My current detail process is as follows:

First step is snow foam, I use Auto Finesse Avalanche, with a capful of Gtechniq Citrus pre wash in winter to help cut through the road grime and salt. The car is then rinsed and Bilt-Hamber Korrosol is used to tackle any fall out.

This is followed by a rinse and two bucket wash using Chemical Guys Glossworkz and my Swissvax Waschp├╝del. Grit guards are used in both buckets.

I then use clay and lube to remove any stubborn bonded contaminants, followed by a thorough rinse. Drying is taken care of using super plush woolly mammoth towels.

Where polishing is required is use a DAS6 Pro with 3m pads and Koch Chemie FeinSchleifPaste to remove any light swirls.

The car will then be panel wiped before Ultra Glaze is applied to enhance shine, this is done by DA with a finishing pad. A similar process is then used to apply Jet Seal to seal in the paint ready for a gloss enhancing wax.

Once the sealant has cured and been buffed out, a wax is applied by hand. I use a variety of waxes, Swissvax Glacier often applied by hand, Valet Pro Beading Marvellous, Swissvax Onyx or Chemical Guys Lava, all of which would be applied using a foam pad then buffed off with a great white buffing cloth or similar deep pile microfibre.

Finishing touches are cleaning the glass before applying a glass sealant, usually Gtechniq or Nanolex. Trim is dressed with Auto Finesse Dressle. The wheels are sealed and tyres shined to complete the process.

I carry out a simple snow foam and two bucket maintenance wash on a weekly basis to keep her looking her best.

Thanks for reading.

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  • Didn't mention the feather duster m9

  • Good luck buddy

  • Nice, very much shine

  • Top up!

  • Get it done man

  • Nice car that.

  • Well done mate

  • Best of luck

  • Looking forward to seeing this at shows this year dude

  • Very jealous of your car man, love that shine on the wheels.

  • Looking good

  • Bravo

  • I wish mine looked like this! Much love!

  • Great job.

  • excellent UP! congrats!!

  • Very nice sir

  • Great example this

  • Great looking UP!

  • Looks good

  • Best of luck mate

  • Saw this at Players, incredibly clean car

  • Very good looking up!

  • Keep up! the hard work

  • Good luck

  • Buffed Up! (nicely)

  • Keep Up! the good work

  • Grand effort...loving the wheels!

  • Great

  • Nice one

  • Great

  • nice car bro!!

  • Nice wheels bro!

  • #

  • Purrty.

  • Some serious effort has gone in here!

  • Nice first car.

  • Best VW fox in the uk. Very much clean

  • Best Up! on the scene in my opinion

  • Best UP!

  • Needs to gleam to scraaaaape. Awesome car!

  • looks amazing no doubt!

  • Very jealous of this car, it's a wee stunner!

  • got to vote for my fellow Up friend ;)

  • Best up by far!! :)

  • Stunning!!

  • Winner

  • Very impressed

  • White usually doesn't glow so well, but this looks great, well done

  • Very nice

  • Top car

  • Nice, very good shine

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