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I've been meaning to give the 8 my new car clean since I bought it over two years ago... Finaly got round to doing it and I'm well chuffed with the results grin.gif Have a look see.

After a wash, claybar four passes of polish, two coats wax and detailing I think I've restored the shine and depth of the silver paint, not bad for 9 year old car used on a day to day basis. Started 6.00am and finished at 8pm started with detailing the engine bay a bit and finished up with p21s wax, what do you guys think. I had four people come and ask me:

1) if the P plate was private and

2) if I was a nutter

IMO the only thing that lets the car down are the wheels but will fix that on tuesday with the arrival of my 19" RS6 alloys ECLIPSe.gif

During Polishing stage two:

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Engine bay:

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finished:

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another angel:

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and the toys are in the boot sekret.gif

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By the way, is that Sainsburys in one of the Ruislip's (west I think)?

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Close but no cigar its the Waitrose in Ruislip, are you familiar with the area, Cruiser?

The thing with the wheels are that they are untidy theres some kurb rash and the worst thing is the silver paint is fading EEK2.GIF at £65 a wheel to rfurm I thought I'd invest in a new set that will fill the arches better 169144-ok.gif

Oh yeah and the fact that some chav Tee-leaf has nicked them sportifs2.gif

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Will the blue things are led cooling fans; they are cooling all the amps and processors behind that false wall, which also has a subwoofer enclosure. Its a testement to the shear size of the boot in these cars I can still fit the weekly shop and then some 169144-ok.gif

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Will the blue things are led cooling fans; they are cooling all the amps and processors behind that false wall, which also has a subwoofer enclosure. Its a testement to the shear size of the boot in these cars I can still fit the weekly shop and then some 169144-ok.gif

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Jesus I could have looked at that for a year and still not work out what they were ROLLEY~14.GIF

People that have gas tanks in their boot say that they don't miss the space. I have to get into the boot to get stuff from the back(or is that front) of the boot.

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It'd be great to see your pics Botang; your right about the comments most folk cant believe this 8 is '97. You know you've done a great job when you get these comments and if certain areas on the car stand out that much more like the rear quarter panel and arches.

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By the way, is that Sainsburys in one of the Ruislip's (west I think)?

Close but no cigar its the Waitrose in Ruislip, are you familiar with the area, Cruiser?

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Yeah, used to work in Denham, and drive about in Ruislip, Uxbridge, Ickenham and Ealing using various routes to the A40 and back.

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Your only rip the p1ss cos your jealous Sneaky and you wish your 8 is as shiny as mine tongue.gif

To add to this I plan to wash the 8 this weekend and re-aplly two more coats of the carnauba wax stuff... yes I do realise that I may have developed some form of OCD crazy.gifgrin.gif

Thanks for the thumbs up comments guys 169144-ok.gif if anyone is interested in the products I used it was off a post by 007 "swirl marks" in the cleaning section a while ago beerchug.gif

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