This Audi A8 made the trip up from Manchester having spoken to us re all the detailing services we offer. the car is around 1 year old with very low mileage but still it suffered with the usual swirls and hologram mes so often inflicted by main dealers and roadside car washes.
The owner is a delight to work for and basically said do what you want (within a budget of cause).
Having just got back from Paris and leaving my camera at home there is not many photos of the before, but you will see in the detail below just what a difference detailing your car properly will achieve, especially when it done by an expert detailer.
First up was to wash the beast
Detailing Manchester Audi A8 Wash process
The car arrived in not to bad a condition with regard to road grime so the process wasn’t to long a job and comprised of
- high pressure pre rince
- Gtechniq citrus wash as snow foam and left to dwell
- 2 Bucket wash with Gtechniq soap and Gtechniq Wash mits
- Fall out removal using Autofinesse
- full tar removal with Tardis
The A8 was then treated to a full decon using Dodo Juice Clay.
At this point it became obvious that the dealer had prepped the car with a very heave filler product as now the car was relay clean many more marks and swirls had been uncovered. Also some areas of repair were pretty obvious.
Detailing Manchester Audi A8 Before Photos
Below you will find a selection of photos showing the condition of the Audi in this bare state.
Lets take a walk arround
Detailing Manchester – The process
Audi Paint is known for being hard and this was no exception, as it was due to relieve a minimum 2 stage polish i went straight to the cutting, it was cutting very well but leaving lots of holograms so i switched the compound to Scholl S20 Black. Normally a one step polish that is capable of removing 1500 grit sanding marks. The beauty of using this with an EXTREME cutting pad is it leaves less holograms to get out at the next stage, just a small mount of hazing.
This was then followed by a refining Polish.
Detailing Manchester 50/50 shots Audi A8
Below yo will see the results of the 2 stages of polishing
Above you can still see hazing yet much of the swirling has gone.
Detailing Manchester 50/50 videos
As you can see the Audi A8 was really benefiting form its detailing session so far.
The finish on this car was amazing after receiving a coat of Carpro essence via DA.
Lets cut to the chase and see the finished results.
Detailing Manchester Audi A8 – The results!