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Old 16th June 2012, 07:49 PM
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Old 16th June 2012, 07:53 PM
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Oh dear: you need to live a little....
I bought my Spirit specifically for Miss Olga.



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PS: Where are the Wallabies going to?
Well Brian the Wallabies are going to defeat the Welsh tonight in the Rugby Union match which takes place tonight.

Hey Simon who are you supporting the Welsh or the Wallabies in tonight's game?
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Old 16th June 2012, 08:28 PM
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PS: Where are the Wallabies going to?

I've no idea where they're going, Geoff, but they're not going there in my W126.
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Old 16th June 2012, 09:51 PM
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Just a thought Tim but was it rain or salt spray on the 300SE Tim?

Because if it was salt spray.....................

BTW I lived in a lovely home years ago about 500 meters from the beach, I garaged my cars and washed them weekly and the bastards still rusted.

Salt air and spray will eat a car quicker than you can say Microfibre cloth Tim
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Tim if it looks like rain leave her in the garage. It'll just undo all your hard work and you'll have to start again!

My cars won't see rain unless I somehow get caught. And with radar freely available via weather sites, that's unlikely.
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Tim if it looks like rain leave her in the garage. It'll just undo all your hard work and you'll have to start again!

My cars won't see rain unless I somehow get caught. And with radar freely available via weather sites, that's unlikely.

And that's the best tip so far. Take note, young Timothy.
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Old 17th June 2012, 11:38 AM
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Just a thought Tim but was it rain or salt spray on the 300SE Tim?

Because if it was salt spray.....................

BTW I lived in a lovely home years ago about 500 meters from the beach, I garaged my cars and washed them weekly and the bastards still rusted.

Salt air and spray will eat a car quicker than you can say Microfibre cloth Tim
Hello Tony it was rain my chamois did the job drying the rainwater off the car!

Sun shining today at home a tad windy but that's okay.

I am washing two of my Friends Mercedes today a silver S350 W220 and a ML 4WD, knowing these two cars they will be in much need of a wash "Tim to the rescue"! lol.

Good win by the Wallabies last night it was a close game!

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Old 29th June 2012, 01:52 PM
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Any more detailing tips guys?

Just over 3 months until the Concours!

Cheers.
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I cleaned the leather seats in the 300SE yesterday Meguairs Gold Class leather conditioner did a mighty fine job!

I also polished the woodgrain trim inserts as well and the gearstick.

Going to have to make a start on the door jams and hinges any suggestions on how best to do this would be most appreciated.
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I generally use a can of spray de-greaser and a small paint brush followed by warm soapy water and another paint brush - making sure I don't get the carpets dirty in the process. Follow this up with some polish to keep it looking nice but make sure you use a poish that leaves no white residue as you will find that hard to get out from around hinges and other fittings.
It's a slow job best done with a good song on the radio and a cuppa at hand. Just don't drain the battery with the doors open!
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Old 14th July 2012, 03:57 PM
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Tim - you may also find this helpful:
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...ise-clean-car/
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Tim - you may also find this helpful:
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...ise-clean-car/
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Thank you Brian very helpful.

Time to make a start on the door jams and hinges Concours fast approaching.
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Very important job Tim and often overlooked, Back when I had Hire cars this Tim was what separated the professionals from the weekenders Tim right down to the type, placement and amount of lubricant used on striker catches and hinges Tim.

I actually used to wash the jambs out with a car wash brush and suitable car wash detergent, use an old Chamois or Enkafil to dry then compressed air dry (With moisture line filter) and then wax and buff with a small electric shoe polisher/buffer.

As some cars have Chrome work in the Jambs and detailed footplates these would get a scrub with the brush attachment on the shoe polisher to get any grime out of the etchwork and then a quick buff with bees wax which protects but does not add a glossy finish.

On leather I used to use Leafood, an excellent quality leather lounge product recommended by Moran leather and my English skins did very well with it as well as adding a pleasant smell to the interior that many clients commented on favourably Tim.

One substance banned from all of my cars is Silicone BTW and it would behove you to check car care products for this nasty stuff Tim as it never goes away 100% and can cause allergic reactions which was an advertising point for me especially after a large limo company had an incident where a svelte young executive lass turned into the goodyear blimp on an airport transfer due to an unknown allergic reaction to silicone products used on the car.

Another girl i know bought her dream car (300C wagon) and sent it to be detailed a few months later and had a nasty reaction to whatever they cleaned the steering wheel with, once again a silicone based product.

Spraypainters hate it too lol

Hope you find this useful Tim.
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BTW, if you can?

remove bits instead of cleaning around them, you will need to do this only once or twice and the results speak for themselves.
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Very important job Tim and often overlooked, Back when I had Hire cars this Tim was what separated the professionals from the weekenders Tim right down to the type, placement and amount of lubricant used on striker catches and hinges Tim.

I actually used to wash the jambs out with a car wash brush and suitable car wash detergent, use an old Chamois or Enkafil to dry then compressed air dry (With moisture line filter) and then wax and buff with a small electric shoe polisher/buffer.

As some cars have Chrome work in the Jambs and detailed footplates these would get a scrub with the brush attachment on the shoe polisher to get any grime out of the etchwork and then a quick buff with bees wax which protects but does not add a glossy finish.

On leather I used to use Leafood, an excellent quality leather lounge product recommended by Moran leather and my English skins did very well with it as well as adding a pleasant smell to the interior that many clients commented on favourably Tim.

One substance banned from all of my cars is Silicone BTW and it would behove you to check car care products for this nasty stuff Tim as it never goes away 100% and can cause allergic reactions which was an advertising point for me especially after a large limo company had an incident where a svelte young executive lass turned into the goodyear blimp on an airport transfer due to an unknown allergic reaction to silicone products used on the car.

Another girl i know bought her dream car (300C wagon) and sent it to be detailed a few months later and had a nasty reaction to whatever they cleaned the steering wheel with, once again a silicone based product.

Spraypainters hate it too lol

Hope you find this useful Tim.
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Very good advice Tony thank you very much.
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